Meet David Ayre of the NTCF Leadership Group


We appointed a new leadership group at our last hui. Our Comms Manager, Áine Byrne, has started a process of  interviewing all the members. Her latest interview is with  David Ayre, who contributed to the Climate Action Book. He's also a doting grandfather who makes creating a better world fun for his granddaughters!

How would you describe the Forum in one sentence?

A regional group of people concerned about the way our civilisation is changing our climate and taking actions to reduce those changes.

What strengths/skills do you hope to bring to the position?

I see our lives as one part of a wonderful natural world, I like working with people, I have a good background in science & IT & logical thinking & problem solving, and I don't give up easily.

What do you…

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Our farmers need your help...

Dear members and friends of the Climate Forum,
As you know, many farmers in the Top of the South and the West Coast were affected by flooding from last weekend’s torrential rainfall and high winds. They face a tough clean-up job.
This is an opportunity to lend a hand to farmers, and is one kind of bridge over the troubling rural-urban divide.

Click HERE to register your willingness to help, and to say what kind of help you can give.  
This tool was created by NZ Landcare Trust and the information will be passed on to Federated Farmers who…

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About the Climate Forum

The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is a community-led initiative open to everyone. 

We aim to get get everyone in our climate change response waka paddling quickly in the same direction. Get started by grabbing our Climate Action Book: A Climate Action Plan for Nelson-Tasman 

Our mission is to weave individuals, households, civil society organisations, businesses, councils and iwi together around urgent, strategic action on climate change in the Nelson-Tasman region. 

If you're interested in getting involved, check out our Volunteer Welcome Pack or  launch straight in and JOIN US 

Our Charter describes our goals and commitments, and how we intend to work together. Read it HERE. Ready to sign? You can sign HERE or at our quarterly  face-to-hui.

Climate Action Book

How to help flood-affected Westport residents

The Buller Mayoral Relief Fund is now open for donations from the public to support Westport residents affected by the recent flooding.

Arts Inspiring Climate Action

Track Zero and Te Papa Present:

Waste Free Wanda