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Thursday, June 27, 2013


We're just back from Queenstown, where I was key-note speaker (well, one of four :-) for the NGINZ & LNZ Conference. I was billed as 'Environmentalist' and asked to speak about 'the ever changing environment', which I did. I followed Michael Barnett, CEO Auckland Chamber of Commerce, and our messages were not identical :-)
Of note was the view I enjoyed from the lectern, as I described what it's like living in a forest garden, managing a wetland, co-driving the heritage apple project and warming a seat in the ES boardroom, which took in a great vista of Lake Wakatipu and the snowy peaks that surround it - glorious!
These two images were taken later; as we drove to Arrowtown and returning to the piedmont of the Remarkables.


Armchair Critic said...

NGINZ and LNZ? What are these and how did it come to pass that you and Michael Barnett would end up as keynote speakers at the same conference?

robertguyton said...

The Nursery & Garden Industry Association of New Zealand and Landscape New Zealand. herre's the link:
"Our joint NGINZ and Landscaping NZ conference in Queenstown. Some key points

Keynote presentations from
Michael Barnett on business success
Robert Guyton on the Ever Changing Environment
John Guthrie on Promoting Your Backyard
Chris Beytes on Lifestyles & Liveable Cities"

How did the curious pairing come about?
Someone has a sense of humour, I'm guessing.

Diana Kaitlin said...

I agree with you. The best place to visit for me is Queenstown because Queenstown has brilliant views and one can involve him there in plenty of activities. This place has astonishing views as two oceans meet here which itself is a great view. I have never been there before but after finishing my college, I will surely travel to New Zealand because I think it is absolutely a gorgeous place which must be explored once.