Webinar Series: The value of fresh water rights in New Zealand Part 3 of 5

$57.50 Members
$115.00 Non Members

About the Event

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The application of water rights in New Zealand is complex since the ownership of water has come under considerable scrutiny as there are many stakeholders; with different groups having different perspectives. Despite the issuance of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 and the 2017 amendment, and its associations with the Resource Management Act 1991 there are different localised regulations which have significantly impacted agricultural land use options and/or farming intensity, therefore productivity. Tradability of water rights introduces further complexity. The valuation of rural land is in turn affected or potentially affected.
The Foundation has commissioned Dr Gary Garner to prepare and facilitate five industry seminar/workshops over the next few months, to identify those issues most pressing to the rural valuation profession that relate to water rights and report to the Foundation. This process will start to untangle the myriad of issues of concern to rural valuers and confirm water rights matters requiring further examination and/or dissemination to the profession in later communications.



Webinar 3 – Matters relating to Māori
7 May 2020 - 1:00pm

A contemporary look at indigenous issues against the New Zealand backdrop of Māori world view, Treaty obligations, and a range of related topics including the need for engagement with tangata whenua, along with upcoming consenting processes and potential regulations.

Guest speaker(s):

Dr Jamie Ataria
Ecotoxicologist and Māori Liaison at the Cawthron Institute (New Zealand's largest independent science organisation); Member of Nga Kaihautu Tikanga Taiao Maori Advisory Group to the Board of Environmental Protection Agency; Trustee of The Tuaropaki Trust (Taupo); and Scientist and Senior Lecturer at Lincoln University, Christchurch.

Iwi affiliations:


Ngāti Kahungunu

Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Jamie’s research interests are in the development and application of ecotoxicological tools for the assessment of the biological effects and impacts of legacy and new emerging contaminants on culturally significant species and sites (especially freshwater) in New Zealand.

Melanie Mark-Shadbolt

    (Kaihautū Chief Māori Advisor, Ministry for the Environment; Kaiwhakahaere Chief Executive, Te Tira Whakamātaki; Director Māori, New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge)


    Webinar 1Introduction & Overview: Water rights in NZ23 April 2020 1.00pm
    Webinar 2Legal Considerations30 April 2020 1.00pm
    Webinar 3Matters relating to Māori7 May 2020 1.00pm
    Webinar 4Government Policy & Regulations14 May 2020 1.00pm
    Webinar 5Summary & Conclusions: Valuation principles & procedures21 May 2020 1.00pm

    This is a VEIF event run in conjunction with PINZ and will be run over five webinar sessions.