NZCS 2017 Conference Programme (INITIAL)

Instructions for presenters

Presenters are allocated a maximum time slot of 17 Minutes. They should plan to speak for 14-15 minutes and leave 2-3 minutes for questions. This allows The Session Chairs are instructed to adhere to the printed schedule for the session.

We are planning three parallel sessions in the conference organised in such a way as to ensure minimal conflicts of topics between the parallel sessions.

Tuesday 14 November 2017 


Conference Registration at Trinity Wharf Foyer


Ice Breaker Reception at Trinity Wharf – Trinity 1 Harbour Room

Wednesday 15 November 2017  


                                              Conference Registration at Trinity Wharf Foyer 

Morning tea (from 9.00) at Trinity Wharf - Trinity I Harbour Room


Mihi Whakatau

Welcome and Conference Opening 


Keynote Speaker – Dr Leigh Bull and Manea Sweeny

Changing Coasts 

Sustainable Seas 

Coastal Management 


Resilience of rocky shore intertidal invertebrates to earthquake disturbances (Islay D. Marsden et al)

How do New Zealand communities currently participate in marine resource management decision making (Paula Blackett et al)

Protecting land at any cost? Balancing the costs, benefits and future economic responsibility of coastal protection. (Laura Clarke et al)


Mitigating flood hazard caused by fault uplift of a river mouth following the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquakes (Hamish W. Smith et al)

Understanding Community Participation in Marine Ecosystem Restoration initiatives: The Ongatoro/Maket? Estuary Case (Patrick Barret et al)

Protecting Surf Breaks of Regional and National Significance (Jai A T Davies-Campbell et al) (S)


Changing Coasts – The Challenges of Coastal Management in New Zealand (Natasha Carpenter)

Mauri Moana, Mauri Tangata, Mauri Ora (Kimberley Maxwell and Caine Taiapa)

MV Rena – an accident waiting to happen (Cushla Loomb)


The ups and downs of tectonics, sea-level and sediment supply in the recent geological history of Wellington Harbour (Te Whanganui a Tara) (Scott D. Nodder et al)

Tipping points in New Zealand coastal ecosystems (Conrad Pidtich et al)

Coastal Management Framework for the Auckland Region (Paul Klinac et al)


Why does Tauranga Harbour exist? (Willem P. de Lange et al)

How current legislative frameworks in NZ enable Ecosystem Based Management (Alison Greenway et al)

Seabed disturbance: A National Issue of International Significance played out at a Local Scale (Stephen Urlich)


Lunch (50 mins)


Field trips depart from Trinity Wharf 


Field trips return to Trinity Wharf

Thursday 16 November 2017 


Coastal Careers Chat and Breakfast – Trinity Wharf – Trinity 1 Harbour Room 


Conference Registration at Trinity Wharf Foyer 


Keynote Speaker – Jack Thatcher


Morning Tea (45 min) 

Water Quality 

Inundation Hazard 

Coastal Restoration 


Forecasting microbial water quality in Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour: challenges in an urban harbour (Claire Conwell et al)

Hydrodynamic Flood Modelling at Ruawai, Dargaville-Wairoa and Awanui. (Samuel M. G et al)

Surfer’s Corner (Lyall Bay) Coastal Remediation Implementation and Amenity Rehabilitation (S Mead et al)


Forecasting the risk - Beach water quality modelling of Auckland’s beaches  (Jarrod Walker et al)

Combining a process based runup model and meta-models to build a coastal inundation operational forecast for Coral Coast of Fiji. (Cyprien Bosserelle et al)

An update on dune restoration, Muriwai Beach (Matthew R. McNeil)


Upgrading the Goodman Fielder Poultry Processing Facility in the Rewa River catchment, Fiji and subsequent impacts on downstream water quality (Rhys McIntosh et al)

Coastal inundation in Tauranga Harbour, past and future (Scott A. Stephens et al)

Lyall Bay Coastal Remediation (David Phillips et al)


Innovative Web Based Data Delivery Tools and Methods for Water Quality Forecasting in Whaingaroa (Raglan) Harbour. (Dougal Greer et al)

A high-water red-alert calendar incorporating forecast MSLA in addition to tidal information. (Emily M. Lane et al)

Engaging and Enabling a Community to Restore a Prized Coastal Asset (Tony Payne)


Examining the effects of turbidity on the habitat forming alga, Ecklonia radiata.(Kim Evans et al) (S)

Flood Hazard Mapping: Shepway District, a UK Case Study (Alison Clarke et al)

Is light climate the main driver of seagrass growth and persistence? An evaluation of results from restoration trials in two New Zealand estuaries (Fleur Matheson)


Lunch (1 hour)


AGM (During lunch break 30 min)

Shoreline change

Estuarine Sedimentation

Coastal Ecology


Adapting to coastal change at Carters Beach, Westport (Michael J. Allis et al)

That sinking feeling – influence of biophysical processes on mangrove forest resilience to sea-level rise (Andrew Swales)

Use of mangrove habitat by Threatened or At Risk birds in New Zealand (Jacqui Bell et al)


Cascading climate change impacts and implications: insights, evidence and examples at the coast (Paula Blackett et al)

The role of mangroves in a changing coastal environment (Erik Horstman)

Imposex recovery in the New Zealand muricid dogwhelk Haustrum scobina (Mathew Jones et al)


Probabilistic Coastal Erosion Hazard: Triangular distribution, normal distribution or yet another distribution? (Patrick P. Knook et al)

Turbulence modelling : Evaluation of the performance of four closure schemes along the tidally-driven Kaipara River to the estuary, NZ (Bérengère S et al) (S)

How does ecosystem function change with different sized cockles, Austrovenus stutchburyi? (Sam Thomas et al) (S)


The development of coastal management tools for New Zealand (Sam Morgan et al)

Laboratory experiments on the hysteresis of wave-generated ripples (Jin Chuang et al) (S)

The influence of mangroves on extreme water levels: a study in the Firth of Thames (John Montgomery et al) (S)


Fuzzy cognitive mapping of factors influencing stakeholder engagement during coastal risk management projects (Laura Robichaux et al) (S)

Hydrodynamic drivers of sediment transport in the Firth of Thames mangrove forest, New Zealand (Nicola J Lovett et al) (S)

Sentinel Sites – Science Flagships for Marine Conservation (Laura Wakelin et al)


Afternoon Tea (45 min)

16.00 - 17.00 

Panel Discussion (Ocean Management)

Panel Discussion (Natural Hazards)


Pre-dinner Drinks – Trinity Wharf


NZCS 2017 Conference Dinner – Trinity Wharf

Friday 17 November 2016  


Conference Registration at Trinity Wharf Foyer


Keynote Speaker – Professor Paul Kench


Morning Tea (30 min) 

Tsunami Hazard

Beach and Inlets 

Geology and Waves 


A Probabilistic Tsunami Inundation Assessment for the Western Bay of Plenty (Jose C. Borrero et al)

Accounting for uncertainty within coastal hazard assessments to support coastal adaptation (Scott A. Stephens et al)

Coastal landslides in Auckland  (Ross Roberts)


Numerical modelling of local inundation of Little Pigeon Bay by 2016 Kaikoura tsunami (Zhonghou Xu et al) (S)

Engaging with the community on coastal issues: Hawke’s Bay coastal survey 2017 (Julia S. Becker et al)

Edge wave excitation with random incoming waves (Xuelin Ding et al) (S)


Tsunami Preparedness Communication: Understanding Business Audiences (Adrienne Sheridan) (S)

Domain reduction for process based modelling of a tidal inlet (Karunakar K, et al).

Extreme waves in New Zealand waters (Victor A. Godoi et al) (S)


The effect of skew angle on the tsunami-induced forces on bridges (Farzad Farvizi et al) (S)

How are estuarine tidal asymmetry, bed shear stress and infilling rates modulated by entrance geometry? (Jennifer Montaño et al) (S)

In situ Cosmogenic 10Be Dating of Shore Platforms on the East Coast of New Zealand: Unravelling Histories of Sea Cliff Retreat (Aidan D. McLean)


Tsunami impact mitigation in New Zealand: challenges and ways forward (Reza Shafiei et al)

The role of wave direction on shoreline predictions (Ross Roberts) (S)

Observations and modelling of shoreline change at Ngaranui Beach, Raglan using Cam-era video imagery (Thom Gower et al) (S)

11.55 – 13.00

Lunch, conference presentation awards and closing remarks