NZCS 2019

New Zealand Coastal Society - Te Hunga Takutai o Aotearoa

Annual Conference 2019: "Life on the Edge - Mataora kei runga i te Tapātai"

November 12th - 15th in Murihiku - Invercargill


The New Zealand Coastal Society Conference is your annual opportunity to share knowledge across a range of coastal management topics and meet with peers from around New Zealand.

The 2019 Conference explores the theme of living on the edge of the great Southern Ocean and the challenges and diversity that this creates. From the striking fiords representing the raised sides of Te Waka o Aoraki in Fiordland, to the pounding surf coast of Te Waewae Bay where Takitimu’s voyage came to an end; life clings on, however precariously, adapting and thriving. This diversity and tenacity resonates throughout the coastline with a sense of adventure and kaitiakitanga/guardianship in those who reside here. The concept of life on the edge ties past, present and future as we reflect on the roots that have held us strong, but also look to the future and how we must adapt to ensure survival in the coastal environment.

The 2019 conference in Invercargill aims to celebrate the bountiful islands and diverse stretch of coast that is Southland, the challenges faced in these environments, and the people and species that call this unique part of the world, home.

We encourage students, iwi, community groups, and professionals to attend and share your latest projects and/or research. The NZCS 2019 Conference will provide a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with coastal professionals, local bodies, and policy makers and we look forward to seeing you there.