CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 24-26th March   

 

During the conference, our programme information will be available on the NZPI conference app - proudly sponsored by Barker & Associates.

 

An A4 sized printed programme is available onsite at conference, and you can view and download it HERE
 

*Please note this programme is subject to change and will continue to be updated as required.
 

WEDNESDAY 23rd March
Pre-Conference Events

8am - 7pm Whakatū Marae & Rutherford Hotel

8.10am

Buses depart Rutherford Hotel for Whakatū Marae

9.40am

Buses depart Whakatū Marae for Rutherford Hotel

10.00am - 4.00pm

Papa Pounamu Hui - see the full programme here

Emerging Planners Congress - see the full programme here

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Welcome & Awards Function - click here for details

7.00pm - 10.00pm

Papa Pounamu and Emerging Planners Social Functions

THURSDAY 25th March
Themes: Climate Change and Placemaking & Identity

Plenary 8am-1pmTrafalgar Centre & Virtual Hub

8.00 - 8.10am

Karakia & Welcome NCC Kaumātua, MC & NZPI Chair

8.10 - 8.15am

WSP Address NZPI Conference Platinum Sponsor

8.15 - 10.20am

Climate Change Keynote Speakers

  • Eleanor Mohammed - President, Commonwealth Association of Planners and Co-Chair, United Nations Habitat Professionals Forum 

  • David Symons - Future Ready Innovation leader at WSP, SocEnv's Environmental Professional of The Year 2020  Proudly sponsored by WSP

  • Peter Ellis – Policy Advisor, Member of RTPI England Policy Panel and RTPI South West sponsor of recent research on Planning and Smart Energy

10.20 - 10.25am

Update from NZPI special interest group: Aotearoa Pacific Practitioners Group

10.30 - 11.00am

Morning Tea Karakia mō te kai followed by refreshments in the Exhibition foyer area

11.00am - 1.00pm

Placemaking & Identity Keynote Speakers

  • Paul Hogan - Principal Adviser/Chief Planner, National, Regional and Urban Planning, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Government of Ireland

  • Marissa Aho, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Houston - Resilient Houston, the City’s resilience strategy

  • Christopher Pettit, Inaugural Chair & Professor of Urban Science, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney Proudly sponsored by Boffa Miskell

1.00pm - 1.05pm

Update from NZPI special interest group: PlanTechNZ

1.05pm - 2.00pm

Lunch Karakia mō te kai followed by catered lunch in the Exhibition foyer area.

Please make your way to Rutherford Hotel for the afternoon sessions. Take a l0-15min walk to stretch your legs, or shuttle buses will be available and will begin trips to Rutherford Hotel from 1.30pm

Stream Breakout Sessions 2pm-4.30pm Rutherford Hotel 

2.00pm - 4.30pm

Stream Sessions 
4 Sessions will take place across 4 rooms in the afternoon at Rutherford Hotel, and will comprise of 3-4 presentations, followed by an opportunity to actively participate in conceptualising solutions to stream-specific challenges facing the planning industry.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE
In our two Climate Change streams, we will identify the challenges that we as planners need to respond to, with the purpose of developing our knowledge and understanding, and integrating our learnings into our planning. We need to identify the weaknesses in the framework we work within, and establish what we need to implement to support us, considering both strategic-thinking and regulatory components.
 

ROOM: MAITAI 2

Climate Change: The Challenges We Face   

 

ROOM: MAITAI 1

Climate Framework - Taking Action 

This session is proudly sponsored by WSP

PLACEMAKING & IDENTITY
During these sessions we will examine various project examples and conflicts faced as we start a strategic planning journey and consider possibilities around what NZ could look like in the future. We’ll showcase some of the projects and techniques that may give us key directives to build on as we advance, recognising there are good foundations but in order to progress, we need to adapt - We need to learn from our past and identify what we need to take forward as we set out to create great communities. This includes looking at the i
mportance of placemaking across a range of areas, exploring the challenges and different perspectives we need to integrate into creating future spaces.


ROOM: WAIRAU

Participation & Strategic Placemaking      

This session is proudly sponsored by Waka Kotahi

ROOM: WAIMEA

Exploring What We Need To Create Future Spaces     

This session is proudly sponsored by Spark

4.30pm - 5.00pm

Afternoon Tea Karakia mō te kai followed by refreshments 

5.00pm - 6.00pm

NZPI AGM

6.00pm - 7.00pm

Networking Drinks A range of refreshments and canapes offered 

7.00pm - 10.00pm

Social Functions

Freehouse Beer & Wine/ Pics Peanut Butter World Tour & Canapes/ Heritage Walking Tour/ Winery Dinner

FRIDAY 26th March
Themes: Local & National Direction and Mātauranga Māori

Plenary 8am-1pmTrafalgar Centre & Virtual Hub

8.15 - 8.30am

Karakia & Welcome NCC Kaumātua, MC 

8.30 - 10.20am

Local & National Vision Keynote Speakers

  • Hon. David Parker - Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment,
    Minister for Oceans & Fisheries, Minister of Revenue, Associate Minister of Finance

Proudly sponsored by Stantec

  • Dee Isaacs - Principal Planner, 4Sight Consulting and Ngā Aho Komiti Whakahaere

  • Paul Beverley - Partner, Buddle Findlay

  • Ruth Berry - Challenge Director, Building Better Homes, Towns & Cities

10.20 - 10.25am

Update from NZPI special interest group: Emerging Planners

10.30 - 11.00am

Morning Tea Karakia mō te kai followed by refreshments in the Exhibition foyer area

11.00am - 1.00pm

Mātauranga Māori Keynote Speakers

  • Judge David Kirkpatrick - Principal Environment Judge, Environment Court of New Zealand

  • Paul Beverley - Partner, Buddle Findlay

  • Dr. Rebecca Kiddle - Senior Lecturer, Wellington School of Architecture & Co-chair Poneke, Ngā Aho Komiti Whakahaere

  • Panel Discussion - Lessoned learned from the current system that identify principles that need to inform the reform process

This session is proudly sponsored by 4Sight Consulting

1.00pm - 1.05pm

Update from NZPI special interest group: Papa Pounamu 

1.05pm - 2.00pm

Lunch Karakia mō te kai followed by catered lunch in the Exhibition foyer area.

Please make your way to Rutherford Hotel for the afternoon sessions. Take a l0-15min walk to stretch your legs, or shuttle buses will be available and will begin trips to Rutherford Hotel from 1.30pm

Stream Breakout Sessions 2pm-4.30pm Rutherford Hotel 

2.00pm - 4.30pm

Stream Breakout Sessions 
4 Sessions will take place across 4 rooms in the afternoon at Rutherford Hotel, and will comprise of 3-4 presentations, followed by an opportunity to actively participate in conceptualising solutions to stream-specific challenges facing the planning industry.

 

LOCAL & NATIONAL VISION

Change is clearly on the horizon following the minister’s announcement of the 10th February. The Randerson panel has laid out a relatively challenging way forward, which seems to have been predominantly picked up by the minister. A reality check will provide local and economic perspectives on the realities of change (loss of local feel, restructuring etc). We want to examine our local and national direction from a people centred as well as policy perspective, as we endeavour to find a balance between natural and built environment, resourcing and dependencies.

In light of RMA reform we need to think about what we need and how we can ensure we’re placing resources and skills in the right places. What are the impacts and practical implementations of these new national directions, and how do we manage the process. We need to identify the issues, but also consider the solutions to help us effectively road test new legislation. What are the practical costs of implementing biodiversity in councils, what conflict is generated by the built environment, and what are the solutions for the natural environment in light of urban impact? Come prepared to be part of the conversation and solution!

 

ROOM: MAITAI 2

Reform From The Top

  • Dr John Hayes - Senior Scientist – Freshwater Fisheries and Ecohydraulics Research, Cawthron

  • Lesley Baddon - Director Natural and Built Systems, Ministry for the Environment

  • Workshop: The implementation of reform and the reform process itself.

This session is proudly sponsored by Davis Ogilvie

ROOM: WAIMEA

Reform from the Practitioner Perspective

This session is proudly sponsored by Waka Kotahi

MĀTAURANGA MĀORI
The landscape of legislation is changing. There's a real shift in our community to embrace and identify with Mātauranga Māori. We will investigate what co-governance and treaty based governance looks like for Aotearoa, as we acknowledge that Mātauranga Māori needs to be an integral part planning conversations. We will tackle head on, what a successful Mātauranga Māori approach requires, in light of the challenges we face and the insights we have. What does treaty based governance look like, what does giving effect to the treaty look like in a planning environment, and is our approach to co-governance mature enough to give effect to the treaty? 

 
ROOM: MAITAI 1

Mātauranga Māori and Treaty Based Governance    

  • Courtney Bennett - Director, Senior Advisor, Kete Planning Consultancy Best Practice Mana Whenua Engagement

  • Dr. Robert Joseph - Senior Lecturer, Research Centre Director MIG (Law), University of Waikato

  • Panel: What does treaty based governance look like and what does a successful Mātauranga Māori approach require?   

4.30pm - 5.00pm

Afternoon Tea Karakia mō te kai followed by refreshments 

6.00pm - 12.00am

Gala Dinner

Trafalgar Centre  

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