Conference highlights

Below are a selection of photos for the main conference sessions.

 

Sunday 7 July 2019 | Rātapu 7 Hōngongoi 2019

Powhiri and opening ceremony | Te pōwhiri me te whakatuwhera

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Government's address | Te kauwhau a te Kāwanatanga
Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

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LGNZ President's address | Te kauwhau a te Tumuaki o LGNZ
LGNZ President Mayor Dave Cull

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Te Maruata address | Te kauwhau a Te Maruata
Cr Bonita Bigham, Chair, Te Maruata

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Opening keynote | Te kauwhau mātāmua whakatuwhera
Hon Dame Tariana Turia

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Monday 8 July 2019 | Rāhina 8 Hōngongoi 2019

Breakfast session | Te wāhanga parakuihi
Liam Malone, Gold medallist blade runner

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Localism: No.8 wire fixes to New Zealand's challenges | Te Mana a Takiwā: He whakatikatika i puea ake i te paiaka harakeke mō ngā tāpokopokotanga o Aotearoa
Alex Walker, Mayor, Central Hawke's Bay District Council
Dr Lance O'Sullivan, founder and chair of The MOKO Foundation 

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Localism - what's your natural advantage? | Te mana ā-takiwā – he aha tō manawaora i tō rohe?
Phil O'Reilly, Managing Director, Iron Duke Partners

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Climate change - a stitch in time | Te panonitanga āhuarangi – kei tawhiti noa atu te hoariri e haere ana, kua kitea noatia mai
John Mauro, Chief Sustainability Officer, Auckland Council
Sophie Handford and Raven Maeder, School Strike 4 Climate NZ organisers 
James Palmer, Chief Executive, Hawke's Bay Regional Council

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Have you drunk the central government Kool-Aid? | Kua rongo koe i te reka o te kakara o Tutunui, e tohaina nei e te Kāwanatanga ā-Motu?
Paul Eagle, Labour Party
Lawrence Yule, National Party
Chlöe Swarbrick, Green Party

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Housing and building in New Zealand - can we fix it? | Ngā whare me te hanga whare i Aotearoa – ka taea e tātou te āwhina?

Justin Lester, Mayor, Wellington City Council
Adrian Orr, Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand

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Conference dinner and LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards | Te hākari o te hui me ngā Whakawhiwhinga HIRANGA a LGNZ 

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Tuesday 9 July 2019 | Rātū 9 Hōngongoi 2019

Managing fresh water - best practice, breakthroughs in innovation and barriers | Te whakahaere i te wai māori – ngā tikanga pai rawa, ngā kōkiri hou mō te auahatanga, me ngā maioro
Doug Leeder, Chair, LGNZ Regional Group
Terry Copeland, Chief Executive, Federated Farmers
Geoff Simmons, Leader of The Opportunities Party and former CE of the My River programme 

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Out of the Shadows | Puta i te Ātārangi
Natalie Palmer, Communication and Engagement Manager, Hamilton City Council
2018 Fulton Hogan EXCELLENCE Award for Community Engagement recipient - Out of the Shadows: Bringing Waipa's heritage to life.

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Creating change: Inspiring leadership in local communities | Te kawe kē i te ihu o te waka: Te whakahihiri i te manawa o ngā kaihautū i ngā hapori ā-takiwā
Colin D Ellis

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Closing ceremony | Te hui whakakapi

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Date updated: 16 July 2019