Transforming communities – building a successful New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand Conference

Add dates to you calendar Hamilton 21-23 July | Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre


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Sunday 21 July 

10.00am - 5.00pm    
Registration desk open
10.00am - 1.00pm

Hamilton City Council hosted tours

    - Meeting the demands of a growing city
    - Investment in Hamilton
    - Community partnership
1.00pm - 2.30pm   Annual General Meeting (members only)
- Malcolm Alexander, LGNZ Chief Executive, Re-launching LGNZ
3.00pm - 4.00pm
  Mihi and opening ceremony
    - Lawrence Yule, LGNZ President
    - Julie Hardaker, Host Mayor  
4.00pm - 5.00pm
  Mayors Taskforce for Jobs
5.30pm - 7.30pm  

Simpson Grierson welcome reception

Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology)

Monday 22 July

7.30am - 5.00pm
  Registration desk open
7.00 - 8.15am
  Rob Hamill
Breakfast session
Sponsored by Transpower 
8.00am   Walking bus departs Novotel Hotel
(hosted by Hamilton City Council  guides)
LGNZ President Lawrence Yule
  Jonar Nader
How not to lose friends and infuriate ratepayers
9.45am   Morning tea amongst the exhibition
10.30am   Greg Hallam
More for your money – specialised member services in Queensland
11.30am   Prof Natalie Jackson
Population change and council challenges
12.25pm   The Skills Organisation
12.30pm   Lunch amongst the exhibition
1.30pm   Fonterra field trip
1.30pm   Concurrent sessions
     - Lessons learned from Auckland (repeated in afternoon)
     - A changing New Zealand – is bigger better? Can we do more with less?
     - Local economies driving national success           
     - Paddling our wakas - a shared compass?
       Local government and Maori achieving together for our communities
3.00pm   Afternoon tea amongst the exhibition
3.30 - 5.00pm   Concurrent sessions
     - Water: How can we better balance health and environment outcomes with cost outcomes?
       Sponsored by PwC
     - Lessons learned from Auckland (repeat of 1.30pm session)
     - Blowing your own trumpet - how to market the value your council delivers
     - Roading and transport – how do we get there? Finding a better way and making it a reality

Fulton Hogan conference dinner

Claudelands Event Centre

Tuesday 23 July

8.00am - 3.30pm
  Registration desk open
  Rt Hon John Key
Prime Minister 
9.00am   Jude Munro
Thinking Big
9.45am   Morning tea amongst the exhibition 
10.30am   Geoff Lawrie
Building smart and connected communities
11.20am   Dr Oliver Hartwich
A global perspective on localism
 12.15pm   Robert Linterman
New EECA insulation programme and voluntary targeted rates
  Lunch amongst the exhibition
1.15pm   Hon Chris Tremain
Minister for Local Government
1.50pm   Political panel comment
Councils role in our democracy – elected mandate or government agent?
     - Greens (Eugenie Sage)
     - NZ First (Denis O'Rourke)            
     - United Future (Peter Dunne)
     - Labour (Su'a William Sio)            
Sponsored by Civic Assurance
3.20pm   Closing address
3.30 - 4.30pm
  Closing function in conjunction with EDANZ National Forum on Economic Development

Important News

Early bird registration prize  
Congratulations to Mayor Janie Annear, Timaru District Council. She has won the iPad early bird prize!

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