NZ Coastal Society Annual Conference


The New Zealand Coastal Society is a New Zealand organisation that brings engineers, scientists, local bodies, iwi, planners, policymakers and anyone with an interest in our coastline together to learn and discuss better ways to manage the threats and opportunities that face our coasts and marine environment.

Every year they hold an annual conference that society members are invited to attend and we are thrilled to have a number of 4Sight staff representing us at the conference in Gisborne this year. Our own Sam Morgan has also been heavily involved as Co-chair for the event.

With presentations from key note speakers Dr Terry Hume, Dr Nicola Litchfield and Martin Bayley, this year’s conference focus is on ‘crossing the water’ or whiti i te wai which refers to Captain Cooks landing at Gisborne’s three rivers and the impact it had on the local people at the time and in the years that followed. It will look at the past and present and what the future looks like for the area, and in turn, should give conference goers a better understanding of all peoples connections to the land and waters of Tairawhiti.

Here at 4Sight we are continuing to build our skill set in the coastal management space to further contribute to coastal issues across the country. We are an enthusiastic team of experienced professionals including Ecologists, Coastal Scientists, Landscape Architects, and Planners who work alongside a range of external professionals to achieve the best outcomes for our coast. Check out our team of Planners and Ecologists to find out more about their areas of expertise.