Subject to change.  Updated 17 December

Thursday 11 April

- 4.00pm    
  Optional tour / activity
5.00pm   Registration open  
5.45pm   Coaches depart The Devon Hotel
6.00pm   Welcome Function at Len Lye Centre
(Coach transfers, canapes and beverages included in full and partner registration fee) 
7.30pm   Coaches return to The Devon Hotel
Free evening


Friday 12 April

8.00am   Registration desk open | tea and coffee available
8.30am   Conference Opening
9.00am   New Plymouth Mayor 
Neil Holdom
9.15am   Looking Forward, encouraging Youth and Talent
Darren Pratley
Engaging with the Maori Community
Puna Wano-Bryant and Wharehoka Wano
10.45am   Morning tea
11.15am   Taranaki Mounga Project - eradicating all predators off the Mount 
Sean Zeiltjes
12.00pm   Youth Engagement
Sarah Colcord
12.45pm   Lunch
1.45pm   Address by Minister for Local Government
Nanaia Mahuta 
2.30pm   Award participant presentations
3.15pm   Afternoon tea
3.45pm    Concurrent Workshops:
    Are we People Friendly

Lance Girling-Butcher
Building strong Te Ao
Maori relationships

Puna Wano-Bryant
& Wharehoka Wano
Towards Predator-Free

Toby Shanley
Age Friendly Communities
Diane Turner
5.15pm   Close
7.00pm   Conference Dinner and Best Practice Awards at The Devon Hotel
(Dinner, beverages, entertainment included in full and partner registration fee.)

Saturday 13 April

8.00am   Registration desk open | tea and coffee available
8.30am   Chair of NZ Community Boards
Mick Lester
8.45am   President of Local Government NZ
Dave Cull 
9.15am    CEO of Local Government NZ
Malcolm Alexander
9.45am    Topic TBC
Shay Wright
10.30am   Morning tea
11.00am   Concurrent workshops
    The important role of
Youth Voice Groups locally
and regionally

Shay Wright
and Sarah Colcord
Rural Connectivity Group
– RBI2 and Mobile Black Spots Programme

Caitlin Metz
Community Emergency Planning
Ben Ingram
12.30pm   Lunch
1.30pm   Active Aging
Natalie Jackson
2.15pm   Thinking about Education to Employment
Warwick Foy
3.00pm   Conference wind up
5.30pm   Post conference BBQ at The Devon Hotel
(Dinner included in full and partner registration fee.  Cash bar.)

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