Welcome to the Landscaping New Zealand Mitre 10 Landscape Training Seminars. This is a new initiative aimed at providing professional development to all members of the landscape industry.
Open to anyone wanting to enhance their knowledge & professional practice
The first series, titled TAMING THE REGULATORY DRAGON, will be held in Auckland over the next few months, with a vision to having seminars in other regions in the near future. This series is aimed at company owners, senior managers and designers in the Auckland region. The topics will be around the skills and knowledge required in a changing environment. The seminars will demystify the complex regulatory world and equip you to negotiate it with confidence to achieve the great gardens you and your clients want.
Preliminary market research and a presentation at the recent Landscaping New Zealand annual conference has drawn an enthusiastic response which indicates a keen need and demand for this initiative.
We have engaged with PrimaryITO and The Building Business and have excellent speakers lined up for the first series.
Seminar 1 will be held on 21st October 2014. It will cover how the Building Act works in relation to landscaping, how to adopt the performance-based approach to compliance – working on positive imaginative solutions rather than restrictive rules. How to manage you obligations under the Building Act, the Building Code and the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act will be discussed with case studies.
Seminar 2 on 18th November will tackle District Plans and the Auckland Unitary Plan as well as the Resource Management Act. A third seminar is planned for February 2015 with dates to be confirmed.
All the seminars will be held at the Home Ideas Centre, 165 The Strand Parnell at 7 am. Visit our website www.landscapeseminars.co.nz for more information.
We intend to build on the success of the first series of seminars with more planned for the future to be held in other main centres throughout New Zealand. The potential range of topics is endless and we’ll aim to offer seminar series and practical workshops for all levels of the landscaping industry from senior practitioners to newly qualified or beginning landscapers wishing to hone their skills in a supportive friendly environment.