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
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