Forest & Bird's AGM, conference and Sanderson Memorial Dinner

Join us in Wellington from 23 - 25 June for our annual general meeting and conference. This year our theme is "recruiting heroes to defend nature".

Hear from a great mix of speakers on freshwater protection, climate change, and defending conservation land. Join politicians for a cross-party political panel about how they plan to protect nature in the lead up to the election.

Registration

Registration for the AGM & Conference and Sanderson Memorial Dinner is through Eventbrite. Please note that there is a transaction fee, which we have included in the registration cost*. At the registration form below you need to click on tickets to proceed with the registration.

If you would prefer to register over the phone, please contact our membership team on 0800 200 064 or email membership@forestandbird.org.nz.

*If you are a councillor, please select the option that does not incur a cost.

Programme

Please note that this is a draft programme. It will be updated as sessions are confirmed. Times are indicative only.

Friday 23 June 2017

6:00pm

Casual branch networking session

Saturday 24 June 2017

9:00am

Registration

Welcome tea and coffee will be available

9:30am

Mihi Whakatau, Te Āti Awa

9:25am - 9:30am - All attendees seated

9:30am - 9:40am  - official group is called in

9:45am - 10:00am - response and waitia by Kevin Hague, Forest & Bird Chief Executive

10:05am - welcome from Mark Hangar, Forest & Bird President

10:15am

Annabeth Cohen
Freshwater Advocate, Forest & Bird 

Marnie Prickett
Choose Clean Water

Adelia Hallett
Climate Advocate, Forest & Bird 

11:00am

Morning tea

11:30am

 

12:00pm

Jen Miller
Canterbury & West Coast Regional Conservation Manager, Forest & Bird 

Te Atarangi Sayer
Passionate campaigner with Motiti Rohe Moana for protection of the Astrolabe reef and surrounding marine environments, whom Forest & Bird has been proud to support.

12:30pm

Lunch

1:15pm

Connor Wallace
Last year's Youth Award winner and currently leading Forest & Bird Auckland'sYouth Committee.

1:45pm

Cross-party political panel

2:45pm

Afternoon tea

3:00pm

Annual general meeting

3:45pm

Council meeting

4:45pm

Break

6:30pm

Sanderson Memorial Dinner

Saturday 24 June 2017 - Sanderson Memorial Dinner

6:30pm

Venue opens

6:40pm

Welcome
Mark Hangar, President, Forest & Bird

6:55pm

Awards

7:35pm Dinner
8:35pm Atawhai Charteris

8:50pm

Sanderson Memorial Address

Peter Young
Writer/Director of The Last Ocean

Between,
9:30pm - 10:00pm

Closing address

Mark Hangar
President, Forest & Bird

Sunday 25 June 2017

9:00am

Workshops (90 minutes)

Two workshops will be running simultaneously for you to choose from.

Engaging with Iwi - Initial Steps

Dean Baigent-Mercer, Forest & Bird

For branches looking to take initial steps towards working with Iwi.

 

Engaging with Iwi - Next Steps

Melanie Nelson, Forest & Bird

For branches that have already had experience working with Iwi.

10:30am

Morning tea

11:00am

 

Workshop (90 minutes)

Campaigns & Advocacy, Geoff Keey

12:30pm

Lunch

1:15pm

Kiwi Conservation Club Update

Sarah Satterthwaite
Kiwi Conservation Club Manager, Forest & Bird

1:30pm

Health & Safety Update

Julie Watson
Group Manager Corporate Services, Forest & Bird

Susan James
HR Advisor

1:45pm

Organisational Future

Kevin Hague
Chief Executive, Forest & Bird

1:55pm

Thanks and farewell

Mark Hangar
President, Forest & Bird

2:00pm

Afternoon tea

Accommodation

CQ Comfort are offering a discount for anyone attending the Forest & Bird AGM. 

If you would prefer to stay elsewhere, please consider using Kiwi Karma (www.kiwikarma.co.nz) to book as they will donate up to 8% of your room rate at no extra cost to you.

Hotels

CQ Comfort Hotel

223 Cuba Street, Wellington
Phone: 0800 888 5 999 http://www.cqwellington.com

 

Bay Plaza Hotel 

40-44 Oriental Parade, Wellington
Phone: 0800 857 799
www.bayplaza.co.nz

 

West Plaza Hotel 

110-116 Wakefield Street, Wellington
Phone: 0800 731 444
www.westplaza.co.nz

YHA Wellington

292 Wakefield Street, Wellington
Phone: (04) 801 7280
www.yha.co.nz

 

Downtown Backpackers Wellington

1 Bunny Street, Wellington
Phone: 0800 225 725
www.downtownbackpackers.co.nz

 

 

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