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The Bridal Veils/Waireinga Falls trip

which was to be this Sunday has been postponed to

9th September, Sunday.


Waikato Botanical Society Evening Seminar Series

20th August, Monday, 5.30 pm - 7 pm

Waikato Environment Centre, 25 Ward St (Level 1) Hamilton 

"Compensating for ecological harm in development - what are we really achieving?"

Marie Brown (PhD student, University of Waikato)


Ecological compensation is increasingly required under the Resource Management Act 1991 to help counterbalance the adverse effects of development on ecosystems and species. Agreements are signed and often not followed up and there is a lack of information on the success of implementation. This research investigated the outcomes of 110 consents issued by councils that included positive conservation measures as part of mitigation requirements. In addition, 116 semi-structured interviews were conducted with a range of stakeholders to build a picture of how this mechanism is being used in New Zealand, and how it's use might be improved. The presentation will cover the key results and observations, with particular emphasis on the impact of compensatory mechanisms on rare plant communities and species.

Marie is a former council enforcement officer and environmental policy advisor

Gold coin donation please.

People are welcome to join in for dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant.

Contact person: Cynthia Roberts or work 07 849 4935 or 021 123 1060.

New Zealand Post offer of Community Post envelopes

Applications for these close 31 August.  You will need to apply on line.  Please note that you will be asked to describe a future project requiring envelopes and that if your applicaiton is accepted, they will not arrive until 31 October.

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