$100 Forum Registration
includes: sessions, morning and afternoon tea and Saturday lunch

The Bluegreens
“Bluegreens are part of a new generation of thinkers who believe that successful economic and environmental policy can and must go hand in hand in order to provide a cleaner, greener, brighter future for all New Zealanders.”


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Kapiti Island Field Trip

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Bluegreens are a Policy Advisory Group of the NZ National Party whose approach is underpinned by five principles: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 Resource use must be based on sustainability Economic growth and improving the environment can and must go hand in hand Good science is essential to quality environmental decision making People respond best to change when engaged and given incentives New Zealanders have a unique birthright to access and enjoy our special places

Forum 2013
Saturday 9 March Sunday 10 March Tatum Park, Levin
Jointly hosted by Otaki MP Hon Nathan Guy and Rangitikei MP Ian McKelvie

Tatum Park is the preferred accommodation venue, and has a range of options. Contact or 06 362 6799 for further information.
* All prices are inclusive of GST. On payment, this form becomes a GST invoice. GST No. 10-386-527 Please return registration form/s with your payment to: Bluegreen Forum C/- Anne Rogers PO Box 32 Levin For more information on transport and accommodation options, email:
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Topics 2013
The 2013 Bluegreens Forum will feature a range of speakers lined up on key topics.This includes Ministers, MPs, local government representatives, environmental enthusiasts and key stakeholders. Go to for more information. 1. Resource Management Act Reform 2013 will be a landmark year for the RMA. We are now entering the crucial Phase Two of reforms, and much work will be done over the coming months to improve the resource management process for homeowners, businesses, local authorities, and communities. Environment Minister Hon Amy Adams will lead a discussion on where these reforms will take us. 2. Freshwater Management The Land and Water Forum has now released the final fresh water report, representing the culmination of three years’ hard work by LAWF. Significant progress has been made in identifying the tough issues of New Zealand’s fresh water management. This session will explore next steps for progressing fresh water reforms, from which we’ve already seen the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management, the Fresh Start for Freshwater Clean-Up Fund and the Irrigation Acceleration Fund. 3. National Cycleways This session will feature a discussion on the New Zealand Cycle Trail/Nga Haerenga project. Seven trails across the country opened so far, and are proving the economic benefits of cycle tourism. Visitor numbers are up, jobs are being created and cafes, accommodation providers and bike hire stores are all reporting a growing number of cyclists entering their doors. 4. A Pest Free New Zealand Our natural environment is renown world-wide and underpins our way of life, but damage caused by possums, stoats and rats is a real issue for our natural heritage and a huge challenge for New Zealand. This session will feature discussion with the Conservation Minister and others on what is needed to create a pest-free New Zealand. Sunday’s guided field trip to Kapiti Island will be a chance to explore a successful island nature reserve first-hand. 5. Pitch a Policy If you have an idea about environmental policy this is your chance to have a say.

Saturday 9 March
Welcome Opening speech Hon Bill English/Hon Nathan Guy Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3 Topic 4 Ministerial Panel Resource Management Act Reform National Cycleways Lunch Freshwater Management A Pest Free NZ Environment – Hon Amy Adams Climate Change – Hon Tim Groser Conservation – Hon Dr Nick Smith Forum Drinks Dinner

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To be completed by each person attending Forum 2013
Registration must be returned no later than Friday 22 February 2013. Registrations received after this date will incur a $20.00 fee. Surname: First Name: Address:

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Sunday 10 March
9.00 Kapiti Island Guided Field Trip

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Rangitikei River (photo: Manawatu District Council)

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