Tuesday 31st March

The Papa Pounamu Pre-Conference Hui is an annual signature event, held prior to the start of the NZPI Annual Conference. Since the formation of a Maori Special Interest Group within NZPI, the Hui has become a key event in which delegates and speakers come together to discuss key topical issues and advancement in Maori planning practice.



9.00 - 9.30 

9.30  - 9.45

9.45 - 10.30  



10.30 - 11.00   

11.00 -12.00    



12.00 – 1.00   


1.00 – 2.00

2.00 – 2.25



2.25 -3.15     










MihiKeri Tākao, Papa Pounamu MC

Papa Pounamu National Komiti – Jade Wikaira, National Chair

Protecting Te Waikoropupū


  • Ngāti Tama whānau


Morning tea – Rutherford foyer


Te Tau Ihu Intergenerational Strategy

  • Miriana Stephens, Director, Wakatū Incorporation

Valuing Māori input into the Resource Management Space: How to be an ally 

  • Tina Porou, Director, Poipoia Limited


Lunch – Rutherford foyer

Mana Whakahono ā Rohe

  • Paul Beverley, Buddle Findlay

Iwi Involvement in Pigeon Valley Fires Civil Defence Emergency Response

  • Aroha Gilling, Department of Conservation

  • Barney Thomas, Department of Conservation

  • Shane Graham, Te Puni Kokiri

Buses depart for Whakatū marae


Powhiri at Whakatū marae

NZPI Conference Welcome Function – Founders Heritage Park

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*Please note that the programme is subject to change

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