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Invitation to Forum 2020

We invite you to join us in Nelson for National's annual Bluegreens Forum in this critical 2020 Election year.

The weekend is an opportunity to engage with our MPs and New Zealand's leading environmental organisations on how we can better deliver on our Bluegreens vision of a prosperous and clean, green country.

Buy tickets now, bring your ideas, energy, togs and sunscreen for a weekend of fun politics.

See you in Nelson,

Scott and Chris

Invitation to Nelson

Nelson will be going all out to ensure the Bluegreens Forum 2020 is engaging, informative and fun.

Nelson is the largest fishing port in Australasia and the capital of New Zealand's growing aquaculture industry. A key policy discussion on Saturday is how we better protect our massive oceans while enabling growth of our blue economy.

Sunday's fieldtrip to visit the Abel Tasman is an opportunity to enjoy New Zealand's smallest national park at the premium time of year. You will also get to experience the work of Project Janszoon, New Zealand's largest public/private conservation project.

I also look forward to welcoming you to my home for our Saturday night BBQ that will feature the best of Nelson's fish and horticultural products including my 'True Blue Home Brew' (for the brave!)



Trafalgar Centre, Sat 29 Feb


8:00am Registration desk opens
9:00am Leaders Address, Hon Simon Bridges
9:30am Recycling and Reducing Waste
10:30am Morning tea
11:00am Sustainable Oceans
12:00pm Stakeholder Pitch a Policy
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Community Conservation
2:30pm Campaign 2020 Strategy
3:00pm Afternoon tea
3:30pm Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
4:30pm Spokesperson Panel
5:00pm Close
6:00pm Transport to Nick and Linley's home drinks, nibbles and BBQ dinner

Field Trip

Abel Tasman National Park, Sun 1 March


9:00am Depart Nelson by bus for Kaiteriteri
10:00am Depart Kaiteriteri by boat
10:00am - 12:30pm Boat tour including Adele Island Sanctuary
12:30pm - 2:00pm Shore leave and lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm Boat trip return to Kaiteriteri
3:00pm Bus departs for Nelson
4:00pm Bus drop off in Nelson


$100 per person
Includes all transport, boat tour and lunch

Scott Simpson
Environment & Climate Change
Sarah Dowie
Simon Bridges
Erica Stanford
Associate Environment
Todd Muller