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Thursday 11 May

4.00pm        Registration opens
6.00pm   Welcome function at Methven Heritage Centre, Agriculture and Alpine Encounter
included in registration fee
7.30pm   Evening free

Friday 12 May

7.30am        Registration opens
8.30am   Welcome
Mayor Donna Favel
8.45am   Adequate housing: Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda
David Rutherford 
9.30am   From the SVA to today
Sam Johnson, sponsored by Chorus 
10.15am   Morning tea
10.45am   Update from the Associate Minister of Local Government
Hon Jacqui Dean
11.05am   Thinking like an Entrepreneur
Eyal Halamish
12.00pm    Lunch
1.00pm   LGNZ Big Ticket Projects
Malcolm Alexander
1.30pm   Reflections on Baxter's Te Whiore o te Kuri: Connecting with communities in the 21st century
Peter Biggs
2.15pm   Zone meetings
Meet new members in your zone, plan for future meetings
3.00pm   Afternoon tea
3.30pm   Concurrent workshops

Wendy McGuinness
Organisation + Engagement = Great Outcomes
Darren Keenan and Ray Tye
Responding to community feedback: the art of risk communication
Eyal Halamish and Sam Johnson
Measuring value – is it really all about GDP?
Hillmare Schulze
4.45pm   Close
7.00pm   Conference dinner and Best Practice Awards at Methven Heritage Centre, Mt Hutt Memorial Hall
included in full registration fee, additional tickets can be purchased subject to availability
11.00pm   Close

Saturday 13 May

8.30am        Registration opens
9.00am   Community Boards' Update
Mick Lester
9.15am   Nothing less than equal
David Hammond
10.00am   Morning tea
10.30am   How the Local Government Commission can affect you
Janie Annear
11.15am    Update from LGNZ President
Major Lawrence Yule
12.00pm   Lunch
1.00pm   Concurrent workshops

Start with a Smile Campaign
Vincie Billante
John Hobbs,  Michele Hider
Organisation + Engagement = Great Outcomes  (repeat)
Darren Keenan and Ray Tye
Responding to community feedback: the art of risk communication  (repeat)
Eyal Halamish
Engaging youth in Local Government
Ryan Jones
2.20pm   Using civic technology and geo design in community engagement
Nick Williamson
3.05pm   Long Service celebration and official conference closing
Dr Mike Reid
3.45pm   Close
5.30p m   Post conference dinner (spit roast) at Methven's famous Blue Pub, Samuels Bar
Sponsored by NZCommunity Boards
meal included in full registration however please register, (cash bar), additional tickets may be available subject to availability

Principal Sponsor






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