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*. You will be asked to purchase tickets.

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 25 June 2017

6:00pm

Casual branch networking session

Saturday 26 June 2017

9:00am

Registration

Welcome tea and coffee will be available

9:30am

Mihi Whakatau, Te Āti Awa

9:30am - response by Kevin Hague, Forest & Bird Chief Executive

9:35am - 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

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

Te Atarangi Sayer

12:30pm

Lunch

1:15pm

Connor Wallace

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 26 June 2017 - Sanderson Memorial Dinner

6:30pm

Venue opens

6:45pm

Welcome

Mark Hangar, President, Forest & Bird

6:55pm

Awards

9:00pm

Sanderson memorial address

Peter Young
Writer/Director of The Last Ocean

9:00pm

Closing address

Mark Hangar
President, Forest & Bird

Sunday 27 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

 

Workshops (90 minutes)

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

Campaigns & Advocacy

TBC

 

Campaigns & Advocacy

TBC

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

1:45pm

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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