Past McGuinness Institute Events

Friday, 16 September 2016Far North flyer

  • TacklingPovertyNZ 2016 Tour – Kaikohe (Far North) one-day workshop

Date: 16 September 2016
Location: Kaikohe Memorial Hall, Memorial Avenue, Kaikohe.

A one-day workshop held in Kaikohe, which contributed to the national conversation on tackling poverty.

Please see the TackingPovertyNZ website for more information.

_

Far North flyer

Thursday, 15 September 2016

  • TacklingPovertyNZ 2016 Tour – Kaitaia (Far North) one-day workshop

Date: 15 September 2016
Location: Te Ahu Centre, Corner Matthews Ave & South Road, Kaitaia.

A one-day workshop held in Kaitaia, which contributed to the national conversation on tackling poverty.

Please see the TackingPovertyNZ website for more information.

_

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 20160810 McGuinness Institute - TacklingPovertyNZ Workshop – Gisborne Final Flyer

  • TacklingPovertyNZ 2016 Tour – Gisborne one-day workshop

Date: 31 August 2016
Location: Waikanae Surf Lifesaving Club, Grey Street, Gisborne.

A one-day workshop held in Gisborne, which contributed to the national conversation on tackling poverty.

Please see the TackingPovertyNZ website for more information.

_

Friday, 19 August 201620160721-McGuinness-Institute---TacklingPovertyNZ-Rotorua-Flyer

  • TacklingPovertyNZ 2016 Tour – Rotorua one-day workshop

Date: 19 August 2016
Location: Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, 1170 Fenton Street, Rotorua.

A one-day workshop held in Rotorua, which contributed to the national conversation on tackling poverty.

Please see the TackingPovertyNZ website for more information.

_

Monday, 15 August 201620160726-McGuinness-Institute---TacklingPovertyNZ-Workshop-–-Manawatu-Flyer

  • TacklingPovertyNZ 2016 Tour – Manawatu one-day workshop

Date: 9.30 am  5.00 pm followed by a public presentation at 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm.
Location: Manfield Suites, 59 South Street, Feilding.

A one-day workshop held in Manawatu, which contributed to the national conversation on tackling poverty.

Please see the TackingPovertyNZ website for more information.

 _

20160720 - 4 August 2016 Event flyer

Thursday, 4 August 2016

  • Mid-Winter Evening Event 2016 – The 9 to 5 life is over

Date: 4 August 2016
Location: e-Spatial, Level 1, Petherick Tower, 38 Waring Taylor St, Wellington

Wendy McGuinness talked about navigating the shift from a job-based to a talent-based world: Where are we now? Where have we been? Where are we headed? And how can we make the most of this shift – in our personal lives, in our work and in our communities?

Learn more at the TalentNZ website.

_

Thursday, 14 July 2016

McGuinness Institute - StrategyNZ Workshop Flyer

  • StrategyNZ: Strengthening strategy stewardship one-day workshop

Date: 14 July 2016
Location: PwC, Level 16, 113–119 The Terrace, Wellington

The primary focus of the workshop was to explore how New Zealand might better prepare and publish government department strategy documents.

Learn more at the StrategyNZ website.

_

Thursday, 14 July 2016

20160307 AYC 14 July - Final Flyer

  • Exploring the Antarctic Treaty in 2056 (panel discussion)

Date: 14 July 2016
Location: McGuinness Institute

Learn more at the antarcticyouthnz website.

_

Friday, 1 July 2016

  • UK ‘Leaves’ EU: Implications for Europe and lessons for New Zealand20160628 - McGuinness Institute - 1 July 2016 EU Discussion Event - 10 am for facebook event

Date: 1 July 2016
Location: McGuinness Institute, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington

Dr Bernard Cadogan gave a lunchtime talk at the McGuinness Institute on Friday, 1 July 2016. He discussed his thoughts on the United Kingdom’s decision to ‘leave’ the European Union. Dr Cadogan’s talk was followed by a Q&A session and refreshments.

Learn more at the NationVoicesNZ website.

27–29 April 2016
20160427 ForesightNZ - Final Flyer

  • ForesightNZ: Untangling New Zealand’s long-term future

Date: 27-29 April 2016
Location: The New Zealand Treasury, Wellington

The primary focus of the workshop was to develop a way to deal with the increasing complexity and uncertainty in the world around us.

Learn more at the ForesightNZ website.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

20160215 TP Qtown flyer for newsletter

  • TacklingPovertyNZ workshop

Date: 29 March 2016
Location: Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St, Queenstown

A one-day workshop held in Queenstown, which contributed to the national conversation on tackling poverty.

Please see the TackingPovertyNZ website for more information.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

  • Going Places book launch

Time: 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm, refreshments served from 12.00pm.
Location: Willis Bond Boardroom, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington

Please see our blog post for more information.

Friday, 11 March 2016

  • Project One Ocean: Sea Education Association: Public Discussion

Time: 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm, followed by pizza and refreshments.
Location: McGuinness Institute, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington

Please see the Project One Ocean website for more information.

9 December 2015

  • TacklingPovertyNZ workshop Finale presentation 

Date: 9 December 2015
Location: Banquet Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

36 young people presented their thinking from this three day workshop to MPs and other guests at the finale presentation on Wednesday, 9 December 2015 held at Parliament. For more information on the outputs of the workshop and this event, please see the TacklingPovertyNZ website.

6-9 December 2015

  • TacklingPovertyNZ Workshop: Exploring ways to reduce poverty in New Zealand 

Date: 6–9 December 2015
Location: Wellington

Learn more: TacklingPovertyNZ website.

This workshop brought together 36 young New Zealanders between the ages 18 and 25 to prepare a youth perspective on the issue of poverty in New Zealand and how we might, as a country, go about tackling it. Participants spent most of their 72 hours in Wellington working hard at Treasury, in order to present their findings to MPs and other guests at the finale at Parliament on Wednesday, 9 December 2015. Outputs from the workshop are a pre-workshop video, videos of speakers’ presentations, a workshop highlights video, a video of the finale presentation and a booklet the participants will produce to share their findings. A big thank you to the New Zealand Treasury for their support. Please see our TacklingPovertyNZ website for further details.

19 November 2015

  • Civics and Media Project Workshop 3

Date: 19 November 2015
Location: Wellington

Learn more: The Civics and Media Project website.

Together with the Royal Society of New Zealand we will be running the third of three workshops that make up The Civics and Media Project. The two earlier workshops are in Wellington (2 September 2015) and in Auckland (27 October 2015). The purpose of the project is to inform and encourage public discourse and engagement regarding civics and media, with the ultimate aim of informing decisions by individuals, industry and institutions across society. Six agencies have joined together to examine whether citizens and communities have the news and information they need and want in a digital age and to determine what a well-informed, civically engaged New Zealand will look like in 2030. Workshop 3 on 19 November will be a full-day workshop focused on the question ‘How do we ensure a well-informed, civically engaged New Zealand in 2030?’ If this is of interest, please register your interest by emailing info@civicsandmediaprojectnz.org

22 October 2015

  • Launch of the StrategyNZ Report

Starts: 5.30pm, Thursday, 22 October 2015
Ends: 7pm, Thursday, 22 October 2015

Location: McGuinness Institute, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington

To attend: RSVP to 22october@mcguinnessinstitute.org by Monday, 19 October 2015.

Join us for the launch of Report 15: Improving Strategy Stewardship in the Public Service at the Institute. This report brings together the findings of the Institute’s previous work on government department strategies (GDSs) and the current state of strategic management in the public sector. It aims to set out the ways that strategy stewardship can be strengthened going forward. To see The Government Department Strategies Index 2015 and the previous working papers in this program, please see The Government Department Strategies Index 2015 website and the StrategyNZ project page. The final report will be available for purchase through our online store

15 October 2015

  • Project One Ocean – Round-table meeting to discuss feedback from the Draft Discussion Paper 2015/01

Starts: 5.30 pm, Thursday, 15 October 2015
Ends: 7 pm, Thursday, 15 October 2015

Location: McGuinness Institute, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington

To attend: Please register your interest by emailing Wendy McGuinness at wmcg@mcguinnessinstitute.org.

In August 2015 the Institute released the Draft Discussion Paper 2015/01: Proposal for the Creation of an Oceans Institute. The paper shares ideas about (i) why such an institute is necessary, (ii) what success would look like, (iii) how the institute would come into being and operate and (iv) the risks that act as obstacles to its establishment. This discussion paper is a work in progress, and we invite feedback as we seek ways to give the paper a stronger impact. The paper is a work in progress and the Institute is currently inviting comments. Find out more about the discussion paper on our Project One Ocean page. This round-table meeting will discuss the feedback received on the Discussion paper.

24-26 July 2015

  • ‘Building a Talent Based Economy in New Zealand’ session, World Future Society Conference, San Francisco

Time: 10:15-11:15 am on 26 July
Location: San Francisco

Learn more: WFS 2015 conference website.

The World Future Society’s (WFS) annual conference is an exciting and thought-provoking conference. This year’s conference is titled ‘Making the Future 2015: Envisioning and creating the conditions to drive revolutionary change’. Hannah Steiner and Alison Nevill will be joining Wendy this year to present a panel session on ‘Building a Talent Based Economy in New Zealand’. We will discuss what we have learned thus far regarding the creation of talent-based economies. We are particularly keen to open the discussion up to the attendees and discover their thoughts on this matter.

Attending the WFS conference is an opportunity to learn about emerging trends and wild cards. It is also a great place to share ideas, test assumptions and learn from international research. Most importantly it is where we hone our skills on foresight and bring these back to New Zealand.

The Institute is the World Future Society’s chapter for New Zealand, and we have spoken at three of the Society’s previous conferences on our overarching project: Project 2058

14-16 May 2015

  • TalentNZ session, New Zealand Community Boards Conference

Learn more: See the Community Board conference website.

The theme of the Conference is ‘Influencing Change’, and will bring together local community board members from throughout the country. The Institute will be undertaking a session that will briefly discuss the role of strategy and why a focus on creating a place where talent wants to live would deliver optimal outcomes for New Zealand. The conference is being held in the Bay of Islands from 14 to 16 May 2015. For more details on the conference and to see when our session will be running see the programme posted on the conference website.

12 May 2015

  • One Ocean Report Auckland launch and discussion

Starts: 5.30pm, Tuesday, 12 May 2015
20150501 Ocean event poster(guests welcome from 5pm)
Ends: 7pm, Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Location: Willis Bond & Co Office, Level 4, 12 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland

To attend: RSVP to 12May@mcguinnessinstitute.org

This event will launch the Institute’s recent report, Report 10: One Ocean: Principles for the stewardship of a healthy and productive ocean in Auckland. This report explores the seascape of New Zealand – the past, present and future. It identifies the need for change in the way New Zealand governs its ocean space and the upcoming opportunities and challenges for doing so.

Speakers include:

  • Bronwen Golder, Director of the Kermadec Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trust
  • Sam Judd, Co-founder and CEO, Sustainable Coastlines
  • Professor Timothy Naish, Director of the Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Wendy McGuinness, Chief Executive, McGuinness Institute

The report was officially launched in Wellington on Thursday, 26 March 2015 where the authors James Tremlett, Lionel Carter and Wendy McGuinness presented the report, which was followed by a discussion session. Learn more about this launch on our blog.

The final report can be purchased through our online store and is available for free download as a PDF from our website.

8 May 2015

  • Nation Voices: What makes a good political speech in New Zealand? 8 May 2015 - web

Starts: 1 pm, Friday, 8 May 2015
(guests welcome from 12.45 pm for refreshments and sandwiches)
Ends: 2 pm, Friday, 8 May 2015

Location: McGuinness Institute, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington

To attend: RSVP to 8May@mcguinnessinstitute.org

Looking back to explore the key components of some of New Zealand’s great political speeches.

If you are interested in understanding what makes a good political speech in New Zealand, join us for an hour with Dr Bernard Cadogan. Bernard will share his insights into the key components that make a speech resonate with New Zealanders. Speeches discussed will include those by Sir George Grey, Sir Apirana Ngata, Rt Hon. Simon Upton, Rt Hon. Helen Clark and Dr Don Brash.

If you would like to read these in advance, please see www.nationvoicesnz.org.

More about Dr Bernard Cadogan

Born Blenheim Marlborough 1961 | Resides Oxford UK, married with three children | Educated Otago, Cambridge and Oxford Universities | History, constitutional thought and political philosophy | Previous Political Advisor and Consultant to Hon. Bill English, Rt Hon. Dame Jennifer Shipley, Rt Hon. Simon Upton, Hon. Trevor Mallard | Advisor and Envoy to King Tuheitia Paki | Consultant The Treasury 2011; Māori International | Author “A Terrible and Fatal Man”: Sir George Grey and the British Southern Hemisphere.

26 March 2015

  • Launch of ocean policy report.
    20150205 One Ocean Invitation 26 March

The launch of Report 10: One Ocean: Principles for the stewardship of a healthy and productive ocean was held at the Institute on Thursday, 26 March 2015. This report explores the seascape of New Zealand – the past, present and future. It identifies the need for change in the way New Zealand governs its ocean space and the upcoming opportunities and challenges for doing so. This follows the recent publication of Working Paper 2015/01: Ocean Management in New Zealand: Findings from a structured discussionThis document reports the priorities and areas of concern of those that attended our One Ocean discussion evening in May 2014. The launch consisted of presentations by author James Tremlett, Lionel Carter and Wendy McGuinness followed by a discussion session. This discussion proved to be lively broad discussion amongst the diverse stakeholder who attended. As a result of this discussion we want to provide a bit more clarity on a few points to ensure the report reflects this discussion. The final report will be published online at 5pm, Friday 27 March (see here), with bound printed copies becoming available early next month (and available for purchase now) through our online store.

25 February 2015

  • What makes a government department strategy good?

Over lunch we shared and ranked the preliminary results of how each of the 136 GDSs in operation align with our benchmark characteristics of what makes a good strategy. Learn more about this event or StrategyNZ  visit the project page here. To learn more about this publication website www.gdsindexnz.org.

November 2014

  • November 16-19

    LocalNZ: Connecting youth committed to local government

    Started: Sunday, 16 November 2014
    Ended: Wednesday, 19 November 2014

    Location: Wanganui and Wellington

    The McGuinness Institute, with the assistance of a number of other parties (details are yet to be confirmed), brought together members from youth councils, and other youth interested in local government, from throughout New Zealand for a four day workshop in Wanganui and Wellington from Sunday, 16 November until the evening of Wednesday, 19 November 2014.

    This workshop connected 35 New Zealanders between the ages of 18 and 25, providing a space for them to work together to identify existing and emerging opportunities and challenges. This initiative formed part of the TalentNZ project; creating an informed, focussed and networked group of young New Zealanders able to engage effectively with government and the communities in which they live.

    For further information please see the LocalNZ website or  email us at localnz@mcguinnessinstitute.org.

September 2014

  • September 4

    One Ocean: Roundtable

    Date and time: Thursday September 4, 5.30-6.30pm.
    Location: McGuinness Institute Office, 5 Cable St, Wellington

    As part of the ongoing One Ocean project the Institute is hosted an informal roundtable event focused on seabed mining on Thursday 4 September. The roundtable featured a short talk followed by questions with one of the Institute’s international collaborators, Katherine Sammler of the University of Arizona. Katherine is currently undertaking her doctoral studies into the governance of seabed mining in the South Pacific, and is coming to the end of several months of research in New Zealand and Fiji.

July 2014

  • July 30

    Shaping our science System – A SCANZ panel event

    “Does investment in science influence society? Can we really expect it to meet New Zealand’s economic, social, environmental and cultural needs? Is it the level of investment or the areas in which the investment is made?”

    These are the questions which open the Science Communicators Association of New Zealand (SCANZ) event ‘Shaping our science system’ panel discussion, to be hosted at the Royal Society of New Zealand on Wednesday 30 July at 5.30pm.

    The panel includes our Chief Executive Wendy McGuinness as well as Professor Adam Jaffe, Director of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Dr Ian Ferguson, Departmental Science Advisor at the Ministry for Primary Industries.

    The event proceeds the closure of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) draft National Statement of Science Investment on the 22 August next month. MBIE describes the statement as “…the goal of the Government’s science investment to support a system that meets New Zealand’s economic, social, environmental and cultural needs.” Which will influence New Zealand’s science funding strategy for years to come.

    Implications of how long-term investment for science is structured over the next decade will have far reaching effects that could influence a wide range of New Zealand society and people.

    The draft National Statement referred to above has opened a nationwide conversation about the future of science, and the SCANZ panel event intends to join this conversation by leading a discussion with open contributions from the public.

    To join the discussions on the night, register for a ticket to the event at scanz2011@gmail.com

    Host: Science Communicators Association of New Zealand (SCANZ)

    Date: Wednesday 30 July at 5.30pm

    Venue: Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington.

    Price: Tickets are $10 for SCANZ members and $20 for non-members.

June, 2014

  • June 11

    TalentNZ: Launch of the Menu of Initiatives: Creating an environment where talent flourishes

    Starts: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
    Ends: Wednesday 11 June 2014

    Location: NZX, NZX Centre, 11 Cable Street, Wellington

    Over 100 people joined Sam Morgan and contributors of the 2013 TalentNZ Journal at the launch of our latest publication – the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives. The Menu illustrates New Zealand’s talent ecosystem and showcases a broad range of possible initiatives that communities might implement today to create Sir Paul Callaghan’s vision for a flourishing talent-based economy tomorrow.

    For further information please see our TalentNZ project page and the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives website. To keep up to date with our TalentNZ project please connect with TalentNZ to receive our regular newsletter.

May, 2014

  • May 27

    Discussion: What research would best contribute to the dialogue on Ocean Management in the long term?

    Starts: Tuesday, 27 May 2014
    Ends: Tuesday, 27 May 2014

    Location: McGuinness Institute

    On Tuesday 27 May the McGuinness Institute is hosting a public event at the Institute offices on ocean management. Join us for a structured discussion with:

    • James Palmer – Deputy Secretary, Sector Strategy at the Ministry for the Environment;
    • Bronwen Golder – Director of Global Ocean Legacy Pew Charitable Trusts, and
    • Ann McCrone – Marine Advocate World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

    Join us at Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington from 5.30pm-7.30pm. Following the discussion pizza and refreshments will be served. This event is part of the Project ‘One Ocean’ which was established in 2012. 

    If you would like to attend this discussion please contact Miranda Voke at oneocean@mcguinnessinstitute.org

March, 2014

  • March 12-31

    TalentNZ: Creating a place where talent wants to live Tour

    Starts: 12 March 2014
    Ends: 31 March 2014

    Location: Throughout New Zealand

    In March 2014 we travelled New Zealand with some of the TalentNZ interviewees, discussing ideas on how we might move towards a talent-based economy. Our aim was to contribute to a conversation about how New Zealand might growattractretain and connect talent – four themes that are apparent throughout the 2013 TalentNZ Journal. The primary aim of the tour was to facilitate informal meetings between city councils and some of the 30 interviewees with a view to discuss how their city might growattractretain and connect talent.

    In addition, we ran public events that enabled a wider discussion on talent. Working on the unique needs and characteristics of each community, we hoped that this wider discussion might act as an impetus for the sharing of ideas and people that can take those ideas and make them happen – delivering a talent-based economy.

    Please see the TalentNZ project page and the TalentNZ website for more information on the Tour. Connect with TalentNZ to receive the regular TalentNZ newsletter that outlines recent developments, discusses recent research and resources and keeps you informed about upcoming TalentNZ events.

December, 2013

  • Dec 3-5

    LivingStandardsNZ workshop

    Starts: Tuesday, 3 December 2013
    Ends: Tuesday, 3 December 2013

    Location: Treasury

    LivingStandardsNZ was a three-day workshop that ran from 3-5 December 2013. 28 young people attended the Government Economics Network (GEN) conference followed by a two day workshop where they explored ‘policy knots’, using the Living Standards Framework to resolve complex and long-term issues. This workshop was run in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury and the McGuinness Institute. To learn more about this workshop visit the LivingStandardsNZ website.

November, 2013

  • Nov 5

    An Evening With Reform: Strengthening our long-term fiscal position – comparing New Zealand and the United Kingdom

    Starts: Tuesday, 5 November 2013
    Ends: Tuesday, 5 November 2013

    Location: McGuinness Institute

    Tara Macpherson and Kimberley Trewhitt, researchers from Reform, a UK based think tank, visited the Institute on the 5 November. Reform’s mission is for delivering better strategies to deliver public services and economic prosperity. Tara and Kimberley spoke to guests during an informal pizza evening and presented a comparative perspective on public policy in New Zealand and the UK. Specifically they focused on strengthening our long-term fiscal position.

July, 2013

  • July 4

    EmpowerNZ: Submission to the Constitutional Advisory Panel Workshop

    Starts: Thursday, 4 July 2013
    Ends: Saturday, 6 July 2013

    Location: The McGuinness Institute

    The participants from LongTermNZ present their 2012 Youth Statement to staff at the Treasury.

April, 2013

  • April 3

    LongTermNZ presentation

    Starts: Tuesday, 3 April 2013
    Ends: Tuesday, 3 April 2013

    Location: Treasury

    The participants from LongTermNZ present their 2012 Youth Statement to staff at the Treasury.

February, 2013

  • Feb 12

    Energy at the Crossroads Conference

    Starts: Tuesday, 12 February, 2013
    Ends: Thursday, 14 February, 2013

    Location: Wellington

    The National Energy Research Institute (NERI) and Victoria University are collaborating to present their 2013 Conference entitled: Energy at the Crossroads – energy innovation for a sustainable society. Programme details and call-for-abstracts will be available from July 2012.

    Add this event to your calendar

  • Feb 27

    4th Freshwater Management Forum and NZ Marine Environments Conference

    Starts: Monday, 25 February, 2013
    Ends: Wednesday, 27 February, 2013

    Location: Rydges Hotel, Wellington

    The two day forum will be followed by a conference chaired by Wendy McGuinness, Chief Executive of the McGuinness Institute. The conference will provide a space to debate the critical future of New Zealand’s freshwater and marine environments. For more information see the conference programme here.

    Add this event to your calendar

December, 2012

  • Dec 9

    LongTermNZ Workshop

    Starts: Sunday, 9 December, 2012
    Ends: Thursday, 13 June, 2012

    Location: Rutherford House, the Treasury, the McGuinness Institute, Te Wharewake o Poneke

    The LongTermNZ workshop will bring together 20 young people to draft a Youth Statement on New Zealand’s Long-term Fiscal Position. It will follow the two-day conference, Affording our Future, on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 December, which is being hosted by the Treasury and Victoria University of Wellington. Please join us for the final presentation on Thursday 13 December 2012 at 12noon.

    Add the final presentation to your calendar

  • Dec 13

    Christmas Drinks

    Starts: Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 5pm
    Ends: Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 6.30pm

    Location: Te Wharewaka o Poneke

    Come join the Institute celebrate the festive season with a Christmas drink at Te Wharewaka o Poneke. Guest Speaker – Dr John Volpe, research director at the Seafood Ecology Research Group (SERG) in Canada. John is a leading expert in benchmarking sustainable aquaculture and will discuss opportunities and limitations in a protein constrained world.

    Add this event to your calendar

August, 2012

  • August 28

    EmpowerNZ Workshop: Drafting a Constitution for the 21st Century

    Starts: Tuesday, 28 August, 2012
    Ends: Wednesday, 29 August, 2012

    Location: Beehive Reception Hall, Parliament

    The McGuinness Institute is organising a two day event in late August, aimed specifically at law and history students and graduates, and  youth with expertise in social networking to explore what a workable constitution of the 21st century could look like. The purpose is to facilitate a prescription-free exploration, creating an opportunity to treat the constitution as a blank canvas. The event is being hosted at Parliament by MP Paul Goldsmith and key note speakers include Dame Claudia Orange and Hon. Justice Joseph Williams. Learn more about this event here

    Register your interest in attending the two-day workshop here.
    Add this two-day event to your calendar.

    Register your interest in attending the Wednesday Finale here
    Add the Wednesday evening finale only to your calendar.

September, 2011

  • Sept 6

    Nation Dates Launch

    Starts: Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 6.00pm
    Ends: Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 7.30pm

    Location: Unity Books, 57 Willis Street, Wellington

    The launch of our first book, Nation Dates: Significant events that have shaped the nation of New Zealand. Nation Dates is a record of the past and provides invaluable context for the future at a time when our society is facing major questions about the way forward.

March, 2011

  • March 30

    StrategyNZ: Mapping Our Future

    Starts: Monday, 28 March 2011
    Ends: Thursday, 31 March 2011

    Location: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

    The Institute’s workshop StrategyNZ: Mapping Our Future endeavoured to provide a place and a process in which New Zealanders could map strategies for New Zealand’s long term future. Speakers at the event included Sir Paul Callaghan, Dr Peter Bishop, Sir Mason Durie, Mai Chen, Dr Morgan Williams, Colin James, Jillian de Beer, Michael Moore-Jones, Sam Morgan, Aaron Maniam and Tony Alexander.

December, 2010

  • Dec 22

    One Integrated Report Christmas Lunch

    Starts: Wednesday, 22 December 2010, 12.00pm
    Ends: Wednesday, 22 December 2010, 1.30pm

    Location: Sustainable Future Institute, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellinton

    We are privileged to have Dr Ian Ball (CEO of IFAC) and Mark Hucklesby (National Technical Director, Grant Thornton) to speak at the lunch and share their thoughts on integrated reporting.

Other Past Events

20 November 2015

  • Connect Wellington Shameless Soapbox

Date: 20 November 2015
Location: Wellington

On Friday, 20 November 2015, Connect Wellington will be holding an event in association with the Go Green Expo. Connect Wellington is a social network that champions change to improve the wellbeing of our communities. This event is a meetup that actively encourages self-promotion. If you are in business (or want to be), if you have an idea that you want to get off the ground or if you work with budding entrepreneurs in some way then Shameless Soapbox is for you. It’s an open mic style networking session where you can introduce yourself, your enterprise or just a good idea to a diverse range of friendly people. It’s also not a problem if you’re not the type to be up front in the spotlight – head along and join them anyway to chat one on one. Find out more about this event here.

27 October 2015

  • Civics and Media Project Workshop 2

Date: 27 October 2015
Location: Auckland

Learn more: The Civics and Media Project website.

As part of the The Civics and Media Project, workshop 2 (out of 3) will be a full-day workshop focused on the question ‘What will a well-informed, civically engaged New Zealand look like in 2030? This workshop is hosted by the University of Auckland, Faculty of Arts. The purpose of The Civics and Media Project is to inform and encourage public discourse and engagement regarding civics and media, with the ultimate aim of informing decisions by individuals, industry and institutions across society. Six agencies have joined together to examine whether citizens and communities have the news and information they need and want in a digital age and to determine what a well-informed, civically engaged New Zealand will look like in 2030.

15-17 October 2015

  • Further Together 2015: Teach For All Global Conference

Date: 17 October 2015
Location: Auckland

Learn more: Further Together 2015: Teach For All Global Conference website.

The 2015 annual Teach For All Global conference will be held from 15–17 October at the University of Auckland Business School. It is bringing together CEOs, teachers, alumni and supporters, along with Teach For All and local education partners. This years’ conference will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to explore the value of working together to create high-quality high-equity education for all. Some of the guest contributors include: Sir Pita Sharples, Former Minister of Maori Affairs; Dame Dr Anne Salmond, Distinguished Professor at the University of Auckland and New Zealander of the Year 2013; Wendy Kopp, Global CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For All; and Luis Benveniste, Education Manager, at the World Bank.

The conference is powered by Teach First NZ and Teach For All. Teach First NZ is an innovative not-for-profit organisation that engages New Zealand’s top graduates and career-changing professionals to tackle educational inequality. Teach For All is the global network of organisations who run programmes similar to Teach First NZ with a shared vision for increased educational opportunity in their countries.

Attendance at the Global Conference is free but only by invitation. If you are interested attended the ‘summit’ day on Saturday 17 October 2015, in Auckland, please express your interest by emailing info@teachfirstnz.org.

2 September 2015

  • Civics and Media Project Workshop 1

Date: 2 September 2015
Location: Wellington

Learn more: The Civics and Media Project website.

As part of the The Civics and Media Project, workshop 1 (out of 3) will be a full-day workshop focused on the question ‘What is happening with civics and the news media in New Zealand? This workshop is hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Wellington. The purpose of The Civics and Media Project is to inform and encourage public discourse and engagement regarding civics and media, with the ultimate aim of informing decisions by individuals, industry and institutions across society. Six agencies have joined together to examine whether citizens and communities have the news and information they need and want in a digital age and to determine what a well-informed, civically engaged New Zealand will look like in 2030.

31 July 2015

  • Building a Robust Strategy in the Age of Disruption: Executive Breakfast Series

Date: 31 July 2015
Location: Auckland

Learn more: Event brochure.

This should be a fascinating seminar and will be well worth a look for those interested in business strategy. Register here.

November, 2014

  • November 16-19

    A Place to Live: For the life worth having conference

    Starts: Sunday, 16 November 2014
    Ends: Wednesday, 19 November 2014

    Location: Whanganui and Wellington

    This national Forum is being organised by Victoria University of Wellington and The MacDiarmid Institute, in association with the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wanganui District Council, and the Whanganui River Maori Trust Board. We are very pleased to have Kiwibank as our major partner. Sir Paul Callaghan was strongly supported by Kiwibank as their 2011 New Zealander of the Year, and the conference will be opened with a public talk by Dame Anne Salmond, 2013 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. It is a sequel to the Transit of Venus Forum (2012) and Valuing Nature (2013), and honours the memory of Sir Paul Callaghan, who grew up in Wanganui and wanted to make New Zealand “the place talent wants to live”.

    For further information please see the A Place to Live website.

May, 2014

  • May 9

    Shaun Hendy visits Tauranga

    Starts: Friday, 9 May 2014
    Ends: Friday, 9 May 2014

    Location: Tauranga Art Gallery

    Shaun Hendy will be visiting Tauranga on 9 May to give a free presentation from 5-7pm at the Tauranga Art Gallery. He will be discussing the implications of his research as regards to New Zealand’s economy, which are outlined in his latest book – Get off the Grass (2013). Shaun was a contributor for the 2013 TalentNZ Journal (see pages 101 to 102). He is great at answering those tricky questions and we highly recommend you attend this event. You can register for this event here.

April, 2013

  • Apr 8

    Energy at the Crossroads Conference

    Starts: Monday, 8 April 2013
    Ends: Monday, 6 May 2013

    Location: Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn Campus

    The NZ Centre for Public Law (with support and funding from the NZ Law Foundation) will host a series of debates on issues raised by the Government’s review of the New Zealand constitution. The debates can be attended in person at Victoria University and will also be broadcast on Radio NZ Nation. The speakers and topics of each of the five debates are listed below:

    • “What’s the problem?” Monday 8 April, Hunter Council Chamber, 6:30pm
      Speakers: Professor Bruce Harris, Moana Jackson, Dame Claudia Orange, Dr Matthew Palmer
    • “Reforming our democratic institutions” Monday 15 April, Hunter Council Chamber, 6:30pm
      Speakers: Dr Maria Bargh, Colin James, Professor Elizabeth McLeay, Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC
    • Māori  aspirations for constitutional change” Monday 22 April, Te Herenga Waka Marae, 6:30pm
      Speakers: Tai Ahu, Dr Rawinia Higgins, Veronica Tawhai, Valmaine Toki
    • “Human rights in the constitution” Monday 29 April, Hunter Council Chamber, 6:30pm
      Speakers: Professor Andrew Geddis, Jack Hodder QC, Stephen Whittington,
      Professor Margaret Wilson
    • “Time to be a Republic?” Monday 6  May, Hunter Council Chamber, 6:30pm
      Speakers: Sir Jim Bolger, Professor Janet McLean, Michael Mabbitt

December, 2012

  • Dec 10

    Affording Our Future Conference 2012

    Starts: Monday, 10 December, 2012
    Ends: Tuesday, 11 December, 2012

    Location: Victoria University of Wellington, Lecture Theatre 1, Rutherford House, Wellington

    Ahead of the publication of the next long-term fiscal statement in March 2013, Treasury in conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington Chair of Public Finance will co-sponsor a two-day conference on Affording Our Future.  More information about this event can be found on the Treasury website, and the Victoria University website.

    Add this event to your calendar.

September, 2012

  • Sept 2

    4th Digital Earth Summit

    Starts: Sunday 2 September, 2012
    Ends: Tuesday, 4 September, 2012

    Location: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

    This 4th bi-annual Digital Earth Summit will see speakers and attendees from around the world gathering to discuss how we respond effectively to the global environment and societal changes in an increasingly populated world. For more information about the programme, speakers and how to register visit thier website.

    Add this event to your calendar

July, 2012

  • July 24

    Annual ANZSOG Conference 2012: Future Proofing the State

    Starts: Tuesday, 24 July, 2012
    Ends: Thursday, 26 July, 2012

    Location: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

    The Australia New Zealand School of Government Annual Conference 2012: Future Proofing the State – Risk, Responses and Resilience. The focus of the 2012 conference will be the challenges facing governments in preparing for and responding to the hard‐ to‐predict and unavoidable challenges posed by events ranging from earthquakes, to tsunamis, to pandemics, to global financial shocks. For more information about the conference visit the ANZSOG’s website.

    Add this event to your calendar

June, 2012

  • June 13

    Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference

    Starts: Wednesday, 13 June, 2012
    Ends: Friday, 15 June, 2012

    Location: Rutherford House, Wellington

    Add this event to your calendar.