Tuesday 19 November, 2013

17:30 - 19:30

Registration and icebreaker (Hokitika Museum, Carnegie Gallery) Sponsored by West Coast Regional Council

Wednesday 20 November 2013


Registration (Regent Theatre)




Mihi/powhiri (Regent Theatre)

Welcome by Conference Chair: Don Neale (Regent Theatre)

Conference opening (Regent Theatre)


Keynote addressProfessor Paul Komar, Oregon State University, USA (Regent Theatre) Earth’s changing climate and coastal hazards: the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Hawke’s Bay, NZ Sponsored by Department of Conservation


Morning tea and poster session (Regent Theatre)


Stream 1: Planning Chair: Bronwen Gibberd Regent Theatre

Stream 2: Hazards Chair: Rob Bell Carnegie Gallery


Porirua Harbour – Part 1: Desperately seeking clarity: Megan Oliver (Greater Wellington Regional Council)

Assessing the tsunami hazard due to submarine landslides in Nicholson CanyonEmily Lane (NIWA), Joshu Mountjoy and William Power (GNS Science)


Clarity by setting limits – Porirua Harbour and beyond: Megan Oliver (Greater Wellington Regional Council), Malcolm Green (NIWA)

The“red-alert” tide calendar, enhancedScott Stevens, Doug Ramsay, Nigel Goodhue, Rob Bell (NIWA)


Developing GIS tools for marine and coastal planningSarah Gardiner, John Oldman and Brett Beamsley (MetOcean Ltd.), Daniel Kluza (Ministry of Primary Industries)

Collision forces from tsunami-borne debris: Seyedreza Shafiei, Bruce Melville and Asaad Shamseldin (University of Auckland)


Lunch + AGM (Beachfront Hotel: restaurant & observation lounge)


Workshop 1 (Regent Theatre) 
Chair: Derek Goring 
The science, techniques and requirements behind coastal permit monitoring and reporting Sponsored byNIWA

Workshop 2 (Carnegie Gallery) 
Chair: Helen Rouse 
Resilient coastal communities – how do you balance long-term planning and short-term hazard management?

Sponsored by NIWA


Afternoon tea (Regent Theatre)


Stream 1: Planning Chair: Hans van der Wal Regent Theatre

Stream 2: ScienceChair: Andrew Laing Carnegie Gallery

Stream 3: Management Chair: Hugh Leersnyder Chartered Club


Natural character assessment of the coastal environment under the NZCPS 2010Yvonne Pfluger and James Bentley (Boffa Miskell)

Holocene relative sea-level reconstructions for regions within the New Zealand archipelago: Alistair Clement (Massey University), Craig Sloss (Queensland University of Technology), Pippa Whitehouse (Durham University)

Aquaculture ecological guidance package: Stephanie Hopkins, Rich Ford and Michael Nielsen (Ministry of Primary Industries)


Marine spatial planning: Managing the use of marine space through participation: Helen Curtis (DOC)

Reclaimed land: modern coastal disasters in the making via historical rootsDeirdre Hart and Christopher Gomez, (University of Canterbury)

Diamonds in the rough: conservation of rare botanical gems on the (coastal) edgeJane Marshall (DOC)


New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 – Policy 12 – Harmful aquatic organismsSarah Hucker (DOC)

Developing a hindcast of New Zealand’s coastal waters for assessing biosecurity risksJohn Oldman, Brett Beamsley, and Sarah Gardiner (MetOcean
Ltd.), Daniel Kluza (Ministry of
Primary Industries)


A natural process approach to managing coastline and stream mouth erosion, Waitohu Stream, Ōtaki, Northern Kāpiti CoastIain Dawe (Greater Wellington Regional Council)


A typology of New Zealand coastal hydrosystems for management purposesTerry Hume (NIWA), Philippe Gerbeaux (DOC), Don Neale (DOC), Deirdre E. Hart (University of Canterbury), Malcolm Green (NIWA)

Earthquake induced changes in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/IhutaiRichard Measures (NIWA)

How will foredunes respond to climate change? Some findings from southern New Zealand: Michael Hilton (University of Otago)



KiwiRail Clarence seawall constructionScott Ford (Downer), Jonathan Williams (BECA)

Marine-dispersedmarram grass; management implications for New Zealand sand dunes: Teresa Konlechner, Michael Hilton and David A Orlovich (University of Otago)


Movie night (Regent Theatre) Two award-winning coastal films

Thursday 21 November 2013


Coastal careers chat and breakfast (Café de Paris)


Plenary session 
Chair: Don Neale


Field trip briefing (Regent Theatre)


Keynote address: Dr Jose Borrero, eCoast and University of California (Regent Theatre)
Tsunamis: Lessons learned and future directions for research 
Sponsored by Department of Conservation


Morning tea (Regent Theatre)


Stream 1: Planning Chair: David Phizacklea Regent Theatre

Stream 2: Monitoring/Management 
Chair: Rick Liefting
Carnegie Gallery


Natural character: looking beneath the sea’s surfaceAndrew Baxter (DOC)

Qualitative analysis of long-term beach monitoring data sets: Sam Morgan (Auckland Council)


Implementing the New Zealand Marine Protected Areas Policy – a case study from the South Island West Coast: Don Neale (DOC)

Role of sediment plume modelling in setting monitoring conditions for Port Otago dredging disposal: Rob Bell (NIWA) and Lincoln Coe (Port Otago Ltd)


Penguins and other West Coast seabirds; status and conservationKerry-Jayne Wilson (West Coast Blue Penguin Trust)

From modelled coastal hazard data to increased community resilience: Pounawea and 
Newhaven, Clutha district, OtagoMichael Goldsmith (Otago Regional Council), Brendon Smith (Clutha District Council)


Coastal hazard areas: coastal planning for the West Coast: Helen Rouse and Richard Measures (NIWA), Lillie Sadler (West Coast Regional Council)

Clearance of mangroves from Whangamata Harbour: An adaptive management approach: Amy Robinson (Waikato Regional Council)


Collect packed lunch for bus (Carnegie Gallery)


Field trip (Departs from Carnegie Gallery and returns at 5.00 PM)
Sponsored by Ross Dowling Marquet Griffin


Pre-dinner drinks (Beachfront Hotel)


Conference dinner (Beachfront Hotel)

Friday 22 November 2013


Plenary session 
Chair: Don Neale


Keynote address: Mr Bill Southward, Little Rakaia Huts (Regent Theatre)
Getting yourself heard – a community member’s perspective on advocating for environmental management change 
Sponsored by Department of Conservation


Wednesday workshops report back (Regent Theatre): Helen Rouse & Derek Goring


Morning tea (Regent Theatre)


Workshop 3 (Regent Theatre) Chair: Justin Cope
Community participation (+ invited public)
Sponsored by NIWA

Workshop 4 (Carnegie Gallery) Chair: Derek Goring
Port development 
Sponsored by NIWA


Friday workshops report back (Regent Theatre): Justin Cope & Derek Goring


Conference closing (Regent Theatre): Don Neale & Deirdre Hart


Saturday 23 November 2013

Optional extras

We invite you to contact the Hokitika iSite to plan an extra couple of days for yourself to explore the West Coast.


Poster sessions 
Regent Theatre (Morning tea on Wednesday 20 November 2013)

Application of CFD Modelling to study of the tsunami bore impact on a cylindrical structureSeyedreza Shafiei, Arash Farjood and Bruce Melville (University of Auckland)

Clearance of mangroves from Whangamata Harbour: Environmental monitoring: Richard Bulmer (University of Auckland), Carolyn Lundquist (University of Auckland and NIWA)

Coastal sensitivity to future climate change – a map for New Zealand: Nigel Goodhue, Terry Hume, Helen
Rouse, Doug Ramsay, Rob Bell and Murray Hicks (NIWA)

Factors influencing cultural adaptations to environmental hazards including earthquakes and tsunamis in the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia: from the past to the futureBerton Panjaitan, Eric Pawson and Christopher Gomez, (University of Canterbury)

Holocene evolution of the Manawatu coastal plain incised-valley systemAlastair Clement (Massey University) Craig Sloss (Queensland University of Technology), Ian Fuller (Massey University)

New Zealand’s Next Top Model: integrating tsunami inundation modelling into land use planningWendy
Saunders, Gegar Prasetya and Graham Leonoard (GNS Science)