Gavin Clapperton, Kauri Dieback Specialist, Northland Regional Council
Gavin is the senior member of a team at NRC who deals with regional wide issues relating to Kauri Dieback on private lands. Gavin is from Western Australia and has 18 years experience in dealing with Phytophtohra related diseases and the imapct they have on ecosystems. He moved to Northland in October 2018 and has been in his current role over 2 and ½ years,
Gavin and the team are responsible for delivering on a number of key aspects of the Kauri Dieback Programme at NRC. These include soil sampling for pathogen presence and disease detection, enabling landowners to better protect their kauri through site specific management plans and delivery of information and best practice guidelines through the mediums of engagement, education and advocacy.
The Whangarei A&P Society is proud to host and sponsor the Rural Business Network (RBN) meetings for Northland.
Meetings are free to members of the Whangarei A&P Society. Ph: 09 438 3109 or email email@example.com to RSVP.
The RBN provides an opportunity for rural based business people to participate in professional development to grow their businesses through networking and learning. The aim is to connect with a variety of people involved in the rural sector from farm business to agri-business. This creates an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by others. Through the RBN, businesses are connected across different sectors of the Primary Industry to share ideas and identify innovative opportunities.
The RBN aims to deliver four key outcomes at each meeting:
Interesting, relevant keynote speakers
Question and Answer sessions for in-depth understanding
All Northland RBN meetings are held at Barge Showgrounds Events Centre and are $20 to attend, or free to Whangarei A&P Society members (see above). Light refreshments and nibbles from 5.30pm to 6.00pm, prior to the speaker commencing. The meetings conclude at 7.30pm.