Every two years, the National Wetland Trust organises a gathering of community groups, landowners, iwi, scientists, wetland managers and students who are interested in sharing and learning about wetland restoration. Usually spread over three days, the symposia include field trips, practical training opportunities, soapbox sessions and presentations from a wide range of enthusiasts and professionals.

In 2020 we teamed up with DOC, ECan, NZ Freshwater Science Society and others to host the first ever INTECOL (International Ecology Wetland) Conference in NZ.

Our 2024 symposium was held at the Copthorne Hotel in Paihia, Northland, April 2024. See some of the presentations below.

Thanks to our supporters

Some pre-recorded presentations are available for download below.


Riparian planting survival and wetland mapping


In-ditch wetlands


Lake Elterwater bank protection trial