Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

To tree or not to tree

To tree or not to tree
November 3, 2005

Keeping an open mind will be the key to the first New Zealand Arboricultural Association's Annual Conference to be held in North Shore City.

The challenging topic of the 18th annual conference in Takapuna on November 10 and 11 is Trees and Development.

Arborists, architects, landscape designers, planners, engineers and biosecurity experts will get together to discuss issues with trees in their professions.

North Shore City Council's parks manager, Andrew Rutledge, says such a diverse range of people should provide plenty of thought-provoking discussion.

"We want to ensure there can be a frank exchange of views about this topic. With our city's rate of growth and increasing housing density, it's something we're constantly grappling with," he says.

Speakers at the conference include Dr Dealga P. O'Callaghan, from the largest arboricultural consultancy practice in the United Kingdom, and Dr Greg Moore, head of Melbourne University's School of Resource Management.

They will be talking about trees and urban planning - what works, what doesn't and why, and trees and what they need to grow in an urban environment, respectively.

Andrew Rutledge, North Shore City mayor, George Wood, and the council's planning arborist Gavin Donaldson will also be speaking.

A highlight at the end of the conference will be the National Tree Climbing Championship, which is being held at Marlborough Park in Glenfield for the first time.

Residents are invited to watch the event at the reserve - on Archers Rd - on Saturday, November 12 from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

(ends)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election