This programme is incomplete, but we will be updating it as confirmations come to hand. Speaker photo, bios and presentations titles are still being confirmed.

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Tuesday 27th August 2019

8:30 Registrations open

9:15 Whakatau & welcome

9.45am Opening greeting speaker to be confirmed  

9.55am Keynote speaker – Cindy Kiro, “Whakamana Tāngata: Restoring Dignity to Social Security in New Zealand”, learning from the past and present for the future

10:45 Morning Tea and networking.

11:10 Keynote speaker – Kath Harrison, Being & belonging – partnering for wellbeing in Civil Society

12:00 Political Panel chaired by Dr Bryce Edwards on “Where’s the resources for community wellbeing? Supporting communities to support wellbeing” Featuring Minister Carmel Sepuloni, Minister Tracey Martin,
Jan Logie and Hon Alfred Ngaro.

1:00 Lunch and networking.

2:00 Workshops featuring Katherine Peet, Understanding the Treaty in 2019, Mike Reid, Building council community partnerships in a well-being context, Kath Harrison and Tracey Willow, Leading adaptively – a new lens for organisational change

3.00 Networking Opportunity

3:15 Afternoon tea and networking.

3:40 Careerforce Presentation

4.00 Keynote speaker – Panapa Ehau, Business as Unusual

4.50 Close of the day

5.00 Community Networks Aotearoa AGM

7:00 Conference dinner
Entertainment Barry Saunders and friends

Wednesday 28th August 2019

8:30 Welcome coffee and tea.

9:00 Opening of the day

9.10 Keynote speaker – Sacha McMeeking , Changing social change -Maintaining the Why but changing the How we do what we do

10:00 Panel -Wellbeing. spirituality and ageing – three perspectives
Dr Richard Egan Otago University, Dr Ofa Dewes Auckland University
Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard – Te Huinga o ngā Pīhopa Katorika o Aotearoa / The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

10.50 Public Service Association presentation

11:10 Morning tea and networking.

11:40 Workshops featuring David Hanna, Te Whakawhanake ā-Hapori, Community-Led Development, Megan Thomas, Co-designing for collaborative change, Dr Richard Egan, Dr Ofa Dewes and Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard, Supporting people includes caring for their spiritual needs – how we can do this better in 21st century Aotearoa?

12:40 Lunch and networking.

1:30 Panel facilitated by Mike Reid: As community-based organisations how are we going to contribute to a sustained response to exclusion and discrimination following events in Christchurch? Featuring Anjum Rahman, Liz Hawes and Jayden Cromb.

2:20 Keynote speaker – Damon Salesa, New Zealand’s Pacific Future.

3:10 Thanks & poroporaki

4:00 Conference close.