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2018 REFORM OR TRANSFORM Programme

12:00pm Registration desk opens – Oceania, Te Papa

1:30–2:30pm

RMA Leaders workshops –
Te Huinga Centre
 

 

2:30- 3:00pm  Afternoon Tea
3:30-4.30pm 100% Sustainable New Zealand 

  • Hon James Shaw – Climate Change Minister

Soundings Theatre, Te Papa

 4.30-5:00pm Managing the Paradigm Shift to New Systems Thinking

Pre-recorded interview with Jonathan Porritt CBE, Britain’s “most green thinker”

Soundings Theatre, Te Papa

 

 

5:00–7:30pm Welcome reception – Te Marae, Te Papa
Networking drinks & nibbles
8:30am Conference Opening Amokura Gallery, Te Papa
  Mihi Whakatau
   
8:45am-9:00am Harnessing the winds change in the Capital
    Mayor Justin Lester 
   
9:00am–9:30am Keynote Minister’s address – Amokura Gallery, Te Papa
  Hon David Parker – Environment Minister

    Environmental law and policy – the journey begins
 
9:30am-10:30am Keynote Andrew Eagles, CEO, New Zealand Green
  Building Council – Amokura Gallery, Te Papa
 
10:30am MORNING TEA
   
11:00am Plenary Dr Marie Brown, Practice Leader-Policy,
  The Catalyst
   
11:40am Panel Coastal Management – Amokura Gallery, Te Papa
Mayor K (Guru) Gurunathan
Rob Bell – NIWA
Stephen Daysh – Mitchell Daysh
1:00pm LUNCH Oceania, Te Papa
2:00pm-3:30pm WORKSHOPS Amokura Gallery, Te Papa
 
• National policy statements as a policy mechanism for resolving land use tensions – reform or transform?
• MfE
• Collaboration
• Drinking Water Reforms
• YRMLA
• RMLA Academic Advisory Group
 
3:00pm-3:30pm AFTERNOON TEA  
   
3:30pm-5:00pm Debate REFORM or TRANSFORM – Amokura Gallery, Te Papa
A fun but thought provoking (provocative even) debate exploring where NZ is going or should be going on environmental and wider issues.  A debate not to be missed!
  Moderated by Wallace Chapman 
   
5:30pm-7:30pm TASTE OF WELLINGTON – Chaffers Dock
Networking drinks and dinner
7:00am

9:00am

 

 

10:00am

 

Keynote

 

 

Plenary

Registration open – Oceania, Te Papa

Martin Williams, Barrister, Shakespeare Chambers

Amokura Gallery

 

Sheena Tepania, Consultant and Gina Rangi, Group Manager, Lakes District Council

Amokura Gallery, Te Papa

 

10:40am Morning Tea and RMLA Annual Annual General Meeting

 

11:15am Panel

 

Water with a rural focus

Amokura Gallery

 

  • Professor Robin Kundis-Craig, University of Utah
  • Chris Keenan, Horticulture NZ
  • Vaughan Payne, CEO Waikato Regional Council
12:30pm LUNCH
12:30pm onward Field Shops
  • NZ Energy Chain
  • Zealandia
  • Urban Design
  • Transforming the Hutt River
  • Social Housing
  • Resilience and Regeneration
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parliament Tour
  • Building a Resilient Water Supply
7.00pm – Midnight  

 

Conference and RMLA  Annual Awards Dinner – Wellington Foyer, Te Papa

RMLA Conference Welcome Reception

Date: Thursday 20 September
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Te Marae, Te Papa
Cost: One ticket is included in each full Conference registration.

Additional tickets can be purchased via the registration process for $50.00 inc GST.

To commence the Conference social programme, TBC is hosting the official Welcome Reception and invites you to join them for drinks and nibbles while catching up with friends and colleagues.


Taste of Wellington serves up a sizzling cultural cornucopia. A perfect blend of culture, culinary excellence, locally crafted brews and regional wines create a relaxed Friday networking event on Day 2 of the conference.

Each of our Taste of Wellington providers have been carefully selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to sustainability.

Date: Friday 21 September
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Chaffers Dock
Cost: One ticket is included in each full Conference registration.

Additional tickets can be purchased via the registration process for $60.00 inc GST.

Taste of Wellington is proudly sponsored by TBC


Conference and RMLA Annual Awards Dinner

Date: Saturday 22 September
Time: 7.00pm – Midnight
Venue: Wellington Foyer, Te Papa, Wellington
Dress: Cocktail or dress in your favourite ‘Reform or Transform’ outfit!.  (Costume hire will be available at the conference on Saturday 22 September during the day).
Cost: One ticket is included in each full Conference registration. Additional tickets can be purchased via the registration process for $120 inc GST.

The dinner is a wonderful way to conclude the conference and to celebrate with the RMLA Award recipients.

RMLA’s Annual Conference & Awards Dinner is proudly sponsored by TBC.

Download the full Conference Programme by CLICKING HERE.

*This programme may be subject to change at any time.

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