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Otautau, 20th June 2024

The team from Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, partnered with us, ACE (Aparima Community Environment) and Thriving Southland to bring a range of speakers to present practical science research for farmers. 

This informative day looked at the role of rural communities in the sustainable future of our primary sector and explored local scenarios with practical applications you can use in your everyday work. This event offered an opportunity to delve into independent research discoveries and engage in thought-provoking discussions. Leading independent researchers each gave a brief outlook of opportunities, some threats, and current (and future) signals in our markets.

Please see the presentations from the speakers below.

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6.30mins: Synthesis Situations for Future Land Use– Lee Matheson, Perrin Ag

49mins: Cumulative impact of land-use diversification – Harry Millar, Rural Consulting

1hr 30mins: Retiring Farmland into Ngahere – John Burke, Pukekauri Farms

2hr 9mins: Incentives for Change – Bill Kaye-Blake

ACE | About Us


The six farmer-led catchment groups of the Aparima river catchment have come together to develop and implement the “building our future together with our community project” over a three-year period. 

ACE have been granted funding for this project through Thriving Southland’s Change and Innovation Project. Thriving Southland supports and enables community catchment groups to work together for a better future for all.  The Change and Innovation Project is funded through the Ministry of Primary Industries’ Sustainable Land Use Programme.

The Aparima Community Environment (ACE) is made up of the six Aparima Catchment Groups. 
Lower Aparima
Mid Aparima
Upper Aparima

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