Event Name Crazy & Ambitious 2
Start Date 20 May 2019
End Date 21 May 2019
Duration 2 days

From kauri dieback to small mammal predators, from brown marmorated stink bug to Xylella, from kākāhi to kākā, the BioHeritage Challenge’s second symposium will cover them all. 

The symposium will feature dynamic panel discussions, live Q&As, inspiring speakers and quick-fire updates on the science and research being done by BioHeritage’s 18 partner organisations. 

Earlybird tickets will go on sale soon – go to the symposium website to sign up for latest updates about registration, speakers and programme details. 

BioHeritage’s role is to invest in game-changing science and to co-ordinate research across our 18 Challenge Parties – striving for collective impact to benefit Aotearoa’s natural and primary production landscapes.

Our Challenge partners are tackling some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s biggest environmental challenges, taking a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to achieve national-scale impacts and benefits.

Crazy & Ambitious 2 will be themed around the priorities in our new Strategy which sharpens the focus on achieving impacts in three areas: whakamana (empower); tiaki (protect); whakahou (restore). Impacts can be described as aspirational goals that will leave a legacy for New Zealand’s land- and freshwater-based ecosystems over a 20- to 30-year timeframe.

To ensure an integrated and collective approach to achieving these impacts, programmes of work are being jointly designed by Māori, communities, industry and end-user agencies. 

Find out more about the BioHeritage Challenge at Crazy & Ambitious 2, plus join the discussion as an inspiring line-up of environmental thought leaders paint their vision for the Aotearoa of the future.

Just some of the topics to be covered include: How can science help achieve the Predator-Free 2050 goal? What’s the latest in freshwater restoration? How can we harness the power of collaboration and inspire every citizen to take action to protect our biological heritage?