ECO Conference 2013

Which Way New Zealand?

Where:  Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp, 304 Kauaeranga Valley Road, Thames, Coromandel

When:  Friday 29 November - Sunday 1 December 2013


Jim Salinger: Climate scientist and author
Jeanette Fitzsimons: local resident and Coal Action Network campaigner
Lou Sanson: Director General of the Department of Conservation
Manu Caddie: Gisborne District Councillor and environmental activist
Arthur Hinds: Chair, Whenuakite Kiwi Care and conservation-minded farmer

The conference will focus on choices we can make to improve our environment and decision making. Topics range across the sea and land, and include marine management, mining - both on land and at sea, local v national decision making and planning.  Conservation, including local successes in protecting ecosystems and species and recent changes at DOC will be considered. Good decision making and policies for the future will also be worked on at the conference which will also be a celebration of ECO, its members, and other community efforts.  The place of the environment in a possible constitution and due process will also be discussed.


REGISTER NOW for early-bird rates.

We have a limited number of sponsored (discounted) student places available, please contact us if you are a student and wish to apply for a place.

Accommodation in Thames: a list of accommodation available here (pdf)

Travel guide and list of public transport:

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With thanks to our sponsors and funders:

Thames Coast Protection Society


- The Ron and Edna Greenwood Environmental Trust


If your organisation or company would like to be a sponsor of the ECO conference, please contact us for details.