Subject to change.  Updated 8 April

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Thursday 11 April

3.00pm   Registration open  | Foyer Lounge, The Devon Hotel
5.45pm   Coaches depart The Devon Hotel
6.00pm   Welcome Function at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / 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
The Devon Hotel offers The Marble Buffet for $44.90.  Over $65s $32.90.  This is NOT included in your conference registration

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre offers complimentary entry to conference delegates on Saturday 13 April. 
Use your conference nametag as ID.


Friday 12 April

8.00am   Registration desk open
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   The important role of Youth Voice Groups locally and regionally
Sarah Colcord
12.45pm   Lunch
1.45pm   LGNZ Localism Project
Malcolm Alexander
2.30pm   Award participant presentations
3.15pm   Afternoon tea
3.45pm    Concurrent Workshops:
    Community Emergency

Ben Ingram
Building strong Te Ao
Maori relationships

Puna Wano-Bryant
& Wharehoka Wano
Towards Predator-Free

Toby Shanley
Age Friendly Movement
Elaine Reilly Julia Tinga
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

  Len Lye Art Gallery:
Complimentary entry for conference delegates.  Show your conference nametag.  Open 10am - 5pm.
8.00am   Registration desk open 
8.30am   Chair of NZ Community Boards
Mick Lester
8.45am   LGNZ Update
Dave Cull, President of Local Government NZ
9.15am    Update from Local Government
Hon Peeni Henare
9.45am    Setting the foundations for community development
Shay Wright
10.30am   Morning tea
11.00am   Concurrent workshops
    How to activate, develop and
empower your local youth voice

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

Caitlin Metz
Are we People Friendly 

Lance Girling-Butcher 
12.30pm   Lunch
1.30pm   The implications of our ageing population
Natalie Jackson
2.15pm   Engaging the next generation
Noa Woolloff
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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