Past Public Meetings

The Land and Water Forum released its first report A Fresh Start for Freshwater in September 2010. Ministers then asked the Forum to run a series of engagement meetings around New Zealand to give the public an opportunity to find out about the Forum’s recommendations and discuss them with Forum members and other stakeholders. These were held between October 2010 and March 2011, and involved 1200 people.

Collated notes from group discussions held at each of these meetings can be found below. The Report to Ministers on these engagement meetings can be found here.



Record of meeting

Wednesday 20thOctober 2010

Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough

Notes from the Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough meeting (pdf)

Thursday 28th October 2010


Notes from the Manawatu meeting (pdf)

Monday 1st November 2010


Notes from the Taranaki meeting (pdf)

Wednesday 3rd November 2010


Notes from the Wairarapa meeting (pdf)

Friday 12th November 2010

Wellington, Hutt Valley

Notes from the Wellington meeting (pdf)

Tuesday 16th November 2010


Notes from the Waikato meeting (pdf)

Wednesday 17th November 2010

Auckland City

Notes from the Auckland meeting (pdf)

Wednesday 17th November 2010


Notes from the Pukekohe meeting (pdf)

Monday 22nd November 2010

Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupo

Notes from the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupo meeting (pdf)

Wednesday 9th February 2011


Notes from the Canterbury meeting (pdf)

Thursday 10th February 2011

South Canterbury, Waitaki

Notes from the South Canterbury and Waitaki meeting (pdf)

Monday 14th February 2011

West Coast

Notes from the West Coast meeting (pdf)

Thursday 17th February 2011


Notes from the Northland meeting (pdf)

Tuesday 22nd February 2011


Notes from the Otago meeting (pdf)

Wednesday 23rd February 2011


Notes from the Southland meeting (pdf)

Tuesday 1st March 2011

Hawke’s Bay

Notes from the Hawke’s Bay meeting (pdf) 

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

East Cape

Notes from the East Cape meeting (pdf)

Thursday 3rd March 2011


Notes from the Marlborough meeting (pdf) 

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