Christchurch’s second Bayleys@5 Country event will feature insights from Leo Fietje, Environment Canterbury’s principal planning advisor, who is an expert on nutrient management.
Held at Bayleys House, Riccarton, on Thursday 14 September, the event will provide an opportunity for rural professionals to learn, ask questions, and network with each other. It follows the inaugural Bayleys@5 Country, which saw AgriMagic Ltd’s director and founder, Charlotte Glass, take the guest speaker role.
Kevin Jenkins, from the Bayleys Country team, said Leo’s upcoming talk would be of interest to rural professionals, especially in relation to discussions about Plan Change 5, which is currently under appeal. The Plan has been prepared to manage the loss of nutrients from farming activities.
Kevin acknowledged the success of the Bayleys@5 events for Christchurch people and hoped Bayleys@5 Country could achieve similar results for the rural community.
“These new agri-business focused events will provide a platform for rural professionals working in Canterbury’s heartland to pull their resources together,” he says.
“They are a great chance for rural professionals to get together, learn, and enjoy some good networking.”
Last month’s Bayleys@5 Country at the Somerset Grocer in Ashburton attracted more than 40 people. Charlotte Glass and KPMG’s Brent Love led the discussion about topical environmental issues and family succession respectively.
Bayleys Ashburton salesperson Mike Preston, who specialises in rural and lifestyle property, said there was plenty for everyone to take away from the event. “It was a real success.” In fact, it was so successful, Ashburton is hoping to host the event on a frequent basis.
In the meantime, make a plan to come along to the next Bayleys@5 Country at 5pm on Thursday 14 September at Bayleys House, 3 Deans Avenue, Riccarton, Christchurch.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 375 4700 to get on the guest list for this and future events in either Christchurch or Ashburton.