Living with Dynamic Shorelines

27-29 Mar 2019

Warkworth Town Hall, Corner Neville and Alnwick Streets Map

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This year's Coastal Restoration Trust of New Zealand's conference will be based in Warkworth, north of Auckland. The theme is Living with Dynamic Shorelines. There will be an abundance of information sharing by coastal scientists, local experts and practitioners, iwi representatives, coast care volunteers, students and interested members of the community.

There will be fieldtrips to Tāwharanui Regional Park and Open Sanctuary, Muriwai (west coast) and Orewa, Wenderholm, Te Arai (east coast).

This conference is kindly sponsored by Auckland Council and Coastlands Plant Nursery.

There will be a CoastalRestoration101 workshop at Orewa on the day before the conference. Separate registration is required for this. This workshop is kindly sponsored by the Department of Conservation.

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27 Mar 8:30am - 29 Mar 5:00pm 2019


This is our annual conference which gives you a chance to meet other coasties from around the country, including research scientists, local experts and practitioners, iwi representatives, local businesses, coast care volunteers, students and individuals from all around the country with a passion for our coastal environment.

With rising sea levels, and climate change causing more severe weather events, it is more important than ever to think about how to treat our coastlines and coastal properties.

27 Mar 2019, 8:30am-5:00pm


  • Opening of the conference
  • Keynote speaker(s) on issues of national and regional significance
  • Jim Dahm and David Bergin will present CRTNZ project updates
  • First part of Regional Roundup sessions by coast care representatives from around the country
  • A short field trip to Tāwharanui Regional Park.

28 Mar 2019, 8:30am-5:00pm


  • Local coast experts will update us about what is happening in the North Auckland region
  • Second part of Regional Roundup sessions
  • The afternoon bus will take us to the west coast where we will visit Muriwai Beach.

28 Mar 2019, 7:00pm-10:00pm


A delicious buffet dinner awaits us.

The trust will announce the winner of the 2019 coastal restoration award and there may be some additional entertainment.

29 Mar 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm


A day of field-trips to Orewa, Wenderholm and Te Arai - all on the east coast.

We will aim to wrap up the main conference around mid-afternoon to accommodate those who need to travel.

Prices are in NZD and include GST.

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