The aim of the event is to share information about opportunities for converting land to indigenous regeneration, as well as risks to farming and forestry in their current forms.

Tairāwhiti Economic Action Plan (TEAP) programme manager Harley Dibble says guest speakers will share insights across a range of topics including the history of local land-use, biodiversity, financing regeneration and carbon farming.

"Anyone taking part will get a better understanding of existing land-use with the region, future opportunities and impacts. We"re aiming to give people the knowledge to support new land-use transitions research projects or commercial ventures around indigenous restoration."

Discussions will also cover public policy that is driving changes in land-use, and how the region can influence policy development.

The event was meant to be held at Lawson Field Theatre but has moved to an online streaming format due to Covid-19 Alert Level restrictions.

Recloaking the Whenua will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, September 6.

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