Waikato Plan Symposium
The symposium is an opportunity to highlight and share some of the connections, collaboration, and impact that the Waikato Plan has had over the last several years of implementation. This gives the opportunity for the current, previous, and potential Waikato Plan participants to discuss the workstreams, hear and discuss some of the upcoming policy changes, and provide insight on the future direction of the Waikato Plan.
Master of Ceremonies
Shelly Davies will be our high energy, authentic and MC (Master of Challenges) for the day.
Confronting from a place of love, experience, and generous vulnerability, and a master of reading and engaging a room, Shelly is all heart, endless entertainment, and the kind of wisdom that only comes with scars.
Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Hon Nanaia Mahuta remains connected to the aspirations of people from all walks of life. Those who work hard for a living so that their children can do better, kaumatua, tradespeople, those who aspire to own their home, those who own small businesses and those who lead a range of services and organisations and huge iwi entities.
Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Youth, Training, and Employment - Our new workforce
What does navigating the transition from education to employment for youth in the Waikato look like? Come learn about some of the opportunities for our Waikato rangatahi.
Bevan Smith - Ministry of Education
Michelle Paki – Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
Mitchell Jordan – Rangatahi Voices
Tania Pointon - Seed Waikato, Driving Change network
Elle Freestone – Ōtorohanga District Council
Joe Wilson – Waikato Wellbeing Project
Te Uranga Pihama – Waikato Tainui
Kaaro Iti-Moeke – Waikato Tainui
Strategic Partners Forum
Community connections as collaborative catalyst
While many of us tend to view that we are supports for the community, in many ways the community are supports for us. Come learn from community enabling organisations.
Waikato Housing Initiative
Lessons learned from building a collaboration
As one of the first priorities of the Waikato Plan, the Regional Housing Initiative has set the tone for building effective collaborations across the system involved in housing. Come learn about the challenges and opportunities the initiative has experienced in building collaboratives for a cause, and what the key players are doing to help.
Coming to grips with the realities of climate change requires diverse knowledge coupled with a willingness to act. The youngest workstream of the Waikato Plan is building the collaboration to remove barriers in addressing climate change.
The changing landscape of Waikato
A compendium of policy reforms and operational changes will have long lasting effect on everyone across the Waikato region. Come learn from some experts and their discussions of the cross reform impacts.
The Waikato Plan was born from the Mayoral forum so who better to hear from than Waikato Mayors that have influenced the current Waikato Plan with a discussion of what the road ahead might lead to.