9:00 AM
6:00 PM

Wellington Club, 88 The Terrace, Wellington


The programme is:

9am - 10am Registration and coffee/morning tea

10.00am - 11.30am First CPD session will be provided by Tane’s Tree Trust (TTT)

Presenters; Dr Jacqui Aimers, Peter Berg & Mike Bergin

1. TTT’s resources – where they can be accessed online, including:

  •  Demonstrating the planting native forests toolkit - comprehensive online toolkit from planning to implementation for those planting native forests to meet multiple objectives.
  •  TTT handbook on Planting & Managing Native Trees
  • Videos on best practice establishment and management
  • Fact sheet series

2. An overview of native forest establishment, including:

  •  Planting native forest, including use of nurse crops
  • Assisted natural regeneration at landscape scale
  • Strategic use of seed islands
  • Pest animal and weed management
  • Importance of monitoring 

11.30am - 1pm; Refresher on the Real Estate Exemption and related issues by Dr Andrew McEwen

Did you know NZIF Registered Members are allowed to be involved in some real estate transactions for can otherwise only be done by a licensed real estate agent?

Do you know what transactions are covered under the exemption?

Do you know what required to do or not do under the exemption and what happens if you get it wrong?

If you are not a NZIF registered member, what does the law say about that as far as your involvement in a real estate transaction is concerned?

How does the NZIF Code of Ethics relate to the exemption? What about the NZIF Policy on Continuing Professional Development?

  • Andrew McEwen, NZIF Registered Forester, former NZIF President and current member of the NZIF Registration Board will provide some answers to these and other questions.

1pm - 2.00pm Lunch

2.00pm -3.30pm Third CPD session again will be provided by Tane’s tree Trust

Presenters; Dr Jacqui Aimers, Peter Berg & Mike Bergin

1. Continuous cover forestry (CCF), which will cover:

  • What are CCF regimes, and what are the benefits?
  • The Northland Totara Working Group and the Totara Industry Project
  • Introducing ‘A Practical Guide to Managing Tōtara on Private Land’


2. Transitioning Exotic Forest to Native:

Some early insights from a 5-year project on transitional forestry that started late last year

3.30pm - 4pm Afternoon tea

4.00pm - 5.30pm - AGM

5.30pm - 6.30pm Networking refreshments

7pm Awards Dinner

NZIF has organised a slight discount on rooms at the Bolton Hotel as follows; Premier Studio at $240 and Classic Suite at $280. It is on a first come first served basis. The Bolton already has another large group booking for the same day so please don’t delay your booking. 

If you wish to take advantage of this offer please contact Mark Nixon at, stating which room type you want and mentioning your NZIF membership

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