2013 CBEC Conference

The theme of the 2013 Community Boards Conference was Local Communities - Local Leadership. It was hosted by the New Zealand Community Boards Executive Committee, the Wanaka Community Board, and Queenstown-Lakes District Council.

It was the ninth Community Boards conference and took place from 9-11 May 2013 in Wanaka.

Presentations from the 2013 Community Board Conference can be found below. 

Keynote speakers 

Leaders who engage and empower
Leona Dargis
Kindly sponsored by Smart Environmental

Engaging communities - creating conversation and ownership
Monique Davidson, Gina Scandrett, Horowhenua District Council
Kindly sponsored by Horowhenua District Council

Local democracy powering community and national success
Malcolm Alexander, CEO, LGNZ
Adam Feeley, CEO, QLDC

Empower your Board by Mobilizing Your Community
Jim Diers

Spontaneous volunteers: Resource 1, Resource 2, Resource 3
Trevor Johnston  

Concurrent workshops

A license to lead

Empowering community boards to have a leadership role in their communities (with case-studies of long term planning and working with your council)
Karyl Gunn, Chair, Te Puke Community Board
Sam Marshall, Thames-Coromandel District Council
Alan Taylor, Chair, Wanganui Rural Community Board

Safe Communities: working locally to improve safety

Community safety through collaboration - community boards building safe communities and reflecting community interests in local alcohol policies
Dr Carolyn Coggan, Executive Director, Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand
Cathy Bruce, Local Government Manager (Alcohol), Health Promotion Agency

Are you ready? Yeah right

How prepared is your community board to assist your community in a crisis?
Jayne Beer, Community Relations Officer, New Plymouth District Council
   - Know your neighbours
   - Community emergency plan
Robyn H Wallace, Chair, Kaiapoi Community Board 

Chorus - we're local too!

Chorus is everyone's neighbour - how does a national company ensure it operates as a local business to bring a human touch to technology
Kathy Milne, Communications and Stakeholder Manager, Chorus

It's business Jim, but not as we know it

Local economic development - community boards supporting social enterprises in their communities
Sue Coutts, General Manager, Wanaka Wastebusters
Presentation 1presentation 2, presentation 3

Community boards - our future

The structure of local government is continually evolving - what are future structures and where do community boards fit
Jennifer Laing, Manager, The Francis Group

Communication is everything

Communication in the 21st Century. How do we break down the barriers of social media and efficiently use technology communication to drive social change and engage our community.
Sam Johnson
Leona Dargis

What if...? Your community in 2030

What are the factors shaping our future today - in 2030 will anything have changed for you and your community? What will a New Zealand community look like?
Mike Reid, Principal Policy Advisor, Local Government New Zealand