Auction & Community Discussions

Community Discussions Yurt

Community Forest (Saturday 12pm)

Community forestry deals with the communal management of forests for generating income from timber and non-timber forest products, with consideration for the wellbeing of the whole forest ecosystem, including watershed conservation and carbon sequestration. Robina will introduce various models of community forestry which could be particularly relevant to Golden Bay. Sharing of other models is also encouraged. This will be followed by discussion and ideally strategic action.

Mohua 2042 – A Sustainability Strategy for Golden Bay (Sunday 1pm)

We can all agree we want a healthy, sustainable future here in Golden Bay, but what exactly does that look like and what needs to be done to make that happen?
The best way to experience the shared future we want as a community is to clarify it and then work towards it together. Mohua 2042 aims to capture our shared vision, strategy and community-led action plan for a sustainable future here in Golden Bay. Each of us has a part to play in living more sustainably on the earth and if we work together as a community our positive impact is so much larger than any one of us can achieve alone. We’ve already had great feedback from the community on how we want Golden Bay to look and feel in the future and what key initiatives are needed to make this happen. This session will report back on the key themes and initiatives that have emerged from the strategy workshops and explore the question – What next?
This is a good time to put up your hand for working groups on specific initiatives, and help formulate the action plan for making things happen!

Milling Alternative Timbers (Saturday 2pm)

Hamish Randall will run a question and answer session on milling alternative timbers.


Auction (Sunday 3pm)

On Sunday at 3pm we will be running a wood lot auction including some of the timbers that have been milled onsite during the fair. Tim Eckert will be milling Humfrey Newton’s Blackwood, Oak and Redwood logs into beautiful flitches, the lots include milled logs and selected flitches of the highest quality, locally grown timber milled by a professional. Billy Kerrisk will be our auctioneer.

Other lots include cherry log laden with burl perfect for a wood turner, chainsaw carvings created at the Living Wood Fair, timber sculptures and furniture.


Tickets are available from Eventfinda until 16th April at 1pm.  $25 + bf for a daily pass; $40+bf for a weekend pass; concession $15+bf per day.  $30 on the gate, very limited gate sales. Kids under 16 are free.  Workshop fees are add-on tickets. Get in early as workshops sell out quickly.  

Please NO DOGS as we have horses working on site.

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