A new challenge in life

A few months ago I was surprised to learn I’d been appointed to the Otago Conservation Board, a statutory body. This had quite a flow to it so I decided it must have meant to be!

The first thought I had was “goodness, Otago is a really large and diverse place”. For it spans east west from the sea in the east of the South Island that hosts a very wonderful bunch of species, to the very large and extensive mountains including Mt Aspiring National Park, with the brown (now turning green), of Central Otago in-between.

Otago Conservation Board members 2019
The board members up the Matukituki Valley on a familiarisation field trip. The valley is an important entry point to Mt Aspiring National Park.

If you’d like to understand more about the role 15 such boards have in New Zealand Conservation then >> What conservation boards do