Record attendance at National Wetlands Symposium

Posted 28/10/2018

NZ Herald website

At least 200 people attended the two-yearly National Wetland Restoration Symposium this week.

It was held at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre over Wednesday and Thursday.

Symposium chairman Steve Cave said there was high interest from a huge variety of individuals and organisations wanting to restore wetlands to be living, healthy spaces.

"It's exciting to host people here as we're doing some excellent work restoring wetlands in Hawke's Bay and can do more, so it will be great to learn some new ideas."

Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage opened the conference on Wednesday.

"Congratulations to the National Wetlands Trust on a successful event promoting the importance of wetlands.

"After a sorry history of wetlands loss in Hawke's Bay, I am pleased that several local initiatives are now under way to restore wetlands."

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