Love Your Land

Love Your Land Day

16th February, 10:00 – 2:30

Kaitiaki Farm, Whanganui

Join us for a tour of restoration projects along with speakers on water quality, sustainable land management, and regenerative agriculture.

Kaitiaki Farm hosts a wide variety of landforms, site conditions and micro-climates within its 5.1 hectares. Holistic, integrated, and regenerative approaches are applied across the challenging landscape alongside extensive wetland, riparian and bush restoration work.


Phill Hodges is Horizons land management advisor for the lower Whanganui region. The land management team works with landowners to aid with the mitigation of hill country erosion and sedimentation in waterways. We achieve these results through our Sustainable Land Use Initiative (SLUI) program, assisting with space planting of poplars, retirement of land and afforestation.

Scotty Moore is the Horizons Freshwater Coordinator for the Jobs for Nature Stream Fencing and Riparian Planting programme and is based in Whanganui. The Horizons Freshwater team work with landowners, farmers, iwi, hapū, trusts and community groups to improve water quality and native fish habitat in Aotearoa waterways and wetlands primarily through stream fencing and riparian planting grants.

Richard Pedley is a research student at Massey University studying if spiders are suitable biological indicators of soil health in the context of New Zealand pastoral farms. In particular, if spider diversity demonstrates a sensitivity to the impact of grazing practices associated with regenerative farming on soil health.

Coffee and Tea Provided. Please BYO lunch.

Notes for attendees:

Requires walking up and down hills.

Dress for the conditions, including sun hat.

Bring a water bottle.

Draft Schedule

10-10:30 Arrival and Morning Tea

10:30 Welcome & Safety Briefing

1045-12 Session 1

12-1 Lunch – BYO

1-215 Session 2

215 Thanks & Farewell

Free to attend. Registration essential:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s