New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1986) 9: 159- 160

Annual Conference 1985

Conference Report
  1. New Zealand Ecological Society

First paragraph:
The 34th Annual Conference was held at Massey University from 20-23 August. There were 108 registrants. Mr Philip Woollaston MP, Under-secretary to the Minister for the Environment, was key speaker at the Tuesday afternoon workshop on Environmental Administration. He outlined the broad plans for the changes proposed by Government to rationalise environmental administration in New Zealand and to make it more effectively protect our dwindling natural resources without stultifying reasonable development. Mr Woollaston fielded some ecologically provocative questions at the end of his speech. The afternoon proved to be a stimulating way to start the Conference and the Society was pleased that Mr Woollaston was able to attend.