Here is a collection of speeches and keynote presentations from the 2016 LGNZ Conference held in Dunedin from 24 - 26 July. 


Sunday 24 July

President Lawrence Yule welcomes delegates at the Mihi and Opening Ceremony


Host Mayor Dave Cull welcomes delegates at the Mihi and Opening Ceremony


Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key presents an address for delegates at the Mihi and Opening Ceremony


Monday25 July 

Greg Doone, Director at PwC
Keynote: "Tomorrow's places: our communities in 2050"


Troy Pickard, President of the ALGA and Mayor of Joondalup, Perth
Keynote: "An international perspective on tomorrow's places"


Canterbury region - Dame Margaret Bazley, Chair, Environment Canterbury; Damon Odey, Mayor, Timaru District Council;and Jim Palmer, Chief Executive, Waimakariri District Council 

Waikato region - Paula Southgate, 
Chair, Waikato Regional Council; Vaughan Payne, Chief Executive, Waikato Regional Council and Brian Hanna, Mayor, Waitomo District Council

Keynote: "Collaboration and organisation: a regional approach to place making"


Jason Krupp, Research Fellow, The New Zealand Initiative
Keynote: "Using incentives to strengthen economies and performance"


Tuesday 26 July

Lawrence Yule, President of LGNZ and Jonathan Salter, Partner at Simpson Grierson
Keynote: "A fresh approach to resource management"


Lieutenant General Tim Keating, Chief of Defence Force
Keynote: "What it takes to lead a community"


Jeb Brugmann, Founder of ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability and Managing Partner of The Next Practice
Keynote: "Building resilient places"


Ta  Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere of Ngai Tahu
Keynote: "The role of partnerships in strengthening our communities"



President Lawrence Yule closing remarks


Date updated: 22 May 2019