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Run Sheet


Inaugural Conference of Ratepayers NZ Inc

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 November 2018

Ocean Lodge, 20 Muritai Street, Tahunanui, Nelson

Contact Name:

John Walker


Mob:

0274 432 525

Email:

john@jwauctions.co.nz



Run Plan –

TIME

EVENT

FRIDAY

6pm – 8pm


Early bird registration @ Ocean Lodge


SATURDAY


8am – 9am


Registration


9am – 9.30am


Welcome: John Walker

Housekeeping; procedure, objectives and format of conference: Bruce Rogan


9.30am – 10.30am


Dr Catherine Strong – Guest Speaker introduced by Kerry Neal; The effect of Council Codes of Conduct on freedom of speech. Q&A to follow



Morning Tea


11.00am –

12.00pm


Jarrod Coburn – on the purpose, intent and structure of residents’ groups in NZ followed by Q&A


12.00pm – 1.00pm


Lunch


1.00pm – 2.00pm


Jordan Williams – is a Director and Co-Founder of the Taxpayers Union with plenty of stories to share. Q&A follows


2.00pm – 3.15pm


Five reasons why we need Ratepayers NZ:


Council Workshops – what they mean: Steve Cross

The Kaipara District Council vs the Mangawhai Residents & Residents Assn over the sewerage system – and why the rates increases forced on them was illegal: Bruce Rogan

Drinking Water in Havelock North and the impact the 51 recommendations from the Inquiry has on your council:

Horowhenua Council – where the Mayor and his Deputy are ousted and the “loophole” that allows it

Transparency at Council meetings – why living streaming of meetings is so important: Graeme O’Brien

Alan Preston - on the need for a protocol on setting up e-mail addresses etc to ensure enduring contactability for members of a network.



3.15pm – 3.30pm



Afternoon tea

3.30pm – 4.30pm

The aspirations and purpose of Ratepayers NZ

4.30pm


Close for the Day


4.30pm – 5.30pm


Bar Open


6pm onwards


Dinner @ Ocean Lodge. Entertainment:

Barbara Arnott QSO, Mayor of Napier for 12 years, she’ll give an insiders perspective to proceedings and how councils should relate to their communities.

The Comedy Hour – Time to share your anecdotes of the greatest/craziest/stupidest things you’ve seen happen at a council near you! There will be a cup for the worst council so put your nomination in on the night.


Raffles drawn, Auction




SUNDAY


9am –

10.30am

Adoption of Constitution


10.30am -11am

Morning Tea


11am – 11.30



Election of Office-bearers

11.30am – 12.30pm


Where to from here: the objectives, action plan and specific outcomes required from the new Executive Committee


12.30pm


Official Close of Conference by the new Chair


12.35pm –

1.30pm


Lunch



1.30pm –

4pm


Opportunity for a debrief, planning and hand over to the next conference team







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