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 were thrilled to have a number of 4Sight staff representing us at the conference in Gisborne in 2018. Our own Sam Morgan was 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, the 2018 conference focus was 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 looked at the past and present and what the future looks like for the area, and in turn, gave 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.