Videos - Conference 2017

Sunday 23 July

Opening address: Community, Engagement and Democracy: A personal perspective on local pride, identity and connection

Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General of New Zealand


Host Mayor's address
Hon Phil Goff, Mayor, Auckland Council


LGNZ President's address
Lawrence Yule, President, LGNZ


Prime Minister's address
Rt Hon Bill English, Prime Minister


Pathway to the prosperity of our communities
Lawrence Yule, President, LGNZ


Welcome from Simpson Grierson
Jonathan Salter, Partner, Simpson Grierson


Monday 24 July 

Community faces: how people are shaping the future
A future vision on how people will shape our communities in the coming decades as a result of New Zealand's growing diversity. This touching session features personal stories from members of the Cook Islands Development Agency of New Zealand and the Roots Collective on how they are changing lives in their community.


Building tomorrow's places 2050: the role of technology
Looking at the role of technology in our communities and how smart technology can be integrated to create smart, liveable places. Learn about the practical technology trials underway to understand why New Zealand is a world leader in the implementation of Smart City technology.


Creating tomorrow's places 2050
Attracting inward investment to boost local economy. Three councils share best practice examples and stories of how their approach has opened the door to investment, strengthening the resilience of their local economy.


Liveable spaces and loveable places: community infrastructure
Looking at the world's most liveable cities: Creating cities that will continue to improve quality of life for our communities through liveable spaces and loveable places.


Sustainable development 2050: inspired action to build great communities
Bringing together policy, practice and research to inform our council leaders on how they can champion change to create and sustain liveable spaces and loveable places. A highly inspiring presentation on delivering a vision for our cities and towns.


Tuesday 25 July

Looking after tomorrow's places 2050: meeting our nation's water needs
Managing community expectations for freshwater quality and quantity and delivering the Government's objectives is a challenge facing all of New Zealand. The primary sector and urban infrastructure are key areas for focus but equally we need to have strong conversations with our community on costs and plans to deliver. 

Closing address

Lawrence Yule, President, LGNZ