Videos - Conference 2018

Sunday 15 July

Government's address

Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance


LGNZ President's address
Dave Cull, President, LGNZ


Opening keynote address: Building resilience for a vibrant and prosperous future 
Sam Johnson, social entrepreneur


Creating resilient, sustainable and liveable places

Kylie Legge, Director, Place Partners



Building a strong community - a tale of a new region

Chair: Joanna Norris, Chief Executive, ChristchurchNZ
Justin Watson, Chief Aeronautical and Commercial Officer, Christchurch Airport (CIAL) 
Josiah Tualamali'i, Chair, Chair, Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation Council and panel member Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry
Arihia Bennett, Chief Executive, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
Erica Austin, Chief Experience Curator at E.A. Curation
Mike Gillooly, Chief Resilience Officer, Christchurch City Council


Building strong local economic prosperity

Michael Dunlop, Director, Acumen Republic
Oliver Hartwich, Executive Director, The New Zealand Initiative
Martine Udahemuka, Research Fellow, The New Zealand Initiative


Inspiring Maori connections to grow thriving, prosperous communities

Associate Professor Te Maire Tau, Director, Ngai Tahu Research Centre


Leading our response to climate change: adapting to the changing environment

Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change
Dave Cull, President, LGNZ



Working together to tackle three waters infrastructure challenges facing New Zealand

Jonson Cox, Chairman, Ofwat, UK


Presentation of Minister of Local Government EXCELLENCE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Government


Minister of Local Government's address

Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Local Government



Inspiring health and wellbeing of our communities

Deidre Otene, CEO, Te Kotahitanga e Mahi Kaha Trust



Harnessing localism and empowering communities to succeed

Cr Angela O'Leary, Hamilton City Council and Julie Nelson, Joint Chief Executive, Wise Group
Michelle Sharp, Trustee, Akina Foundation
Margaret Jefferies, Chair, Project Lyttleton
Michelle Bruce and Katelyn Twiss, Selwyn Youth Council



Closing keynote: Shaping the future of our communities

Daniel Flynn, founder and managing director of Thankyou

(To view please access via the LGNZ Member Portal.)