Collaboration and organisation: a regional approach to place making.
Canterbury and Waikato regions will describe their stories of collaboration and how their approaches are aiding "place-making" for their regions and providing a platform for regional economic development. The speakers will describe some of the practical aspects of working together, what the hurdles have been and why they initiated their collaborative approaches. We will also hear what is next for these regions.
Canterbury speakers: Dame Margaret Bazley, Chair, Environment Canterbury; Damon Odey, Mayor, Timaru District Council and Jim Palmer, Chief Executive, Waimakariri District Council
Waikato speakers: Paula Southgate, Chair, Waikato Regional Council; Vaughan Payne, Chief Executive, Waikato Regional Council and Brian Hanna, Mayor, Waitomo District Council