2019 Conference Presentations

Nā tātau i whatu te tukutuku, he tūmatakahuki tā te iwi.
The tukutuku was woven by us, but the people bind it together.

The 2019 Planning Conference Weaving the Strands streams were natural resources, settlements, practice and theory, climate change, and the future of planning. In weaving the strands, the conference themes were considered from the perspectives (or threads) of : leadership, integration and collaboration, Māori and indigenous planning, technology and science, and culture.

The exploration of these issues delivered conversations and new thinking designed to spark solutions to the current, complex issues facing New Zealand planners, from both a regional resource management and district planning perspective.


Presentations will be posted here as they become available ...

Keynote / Feature Speakers

  • Hon David Parker, MP
  • Tahu Kukutai, Professor of Demography, University of Waikato
  • Kosi Latu, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
  • Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action
  • David Trubridge, David Trubridge Ltd
  • Hon Nanaia Mahuta, MP

Thursday Sessions

Natural Resources


Where Theory Meets Practice

Future of Planning

Friday Sessions

Natural Resources


Where Theory Meets Practice

Climate Change / Adaption

Future of Planning

Tourism and Planning

Future (Settlements)

Emerging Planners Congress

  • Key Note Session
    Sue Minter

  • Lake Tūtira Restoration (Joint session with Papa Pounamu in the Large Exhibition room)
    Tania Hopmans and Te Kaha Hawaikirangi

  • The NZ Transport Agency Watchman Road Roundabout project

  • Land Management and Climate Change
    James Parker

  • Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
    Gaylynne Cater and Charles Ropitini

  • Inspire emerging professionals
    Samantha Walmsley-Bartlett

  • Key Note Session
    Michele Frey

Papa Pounamu Hui

  • Bringing kaupapa me āhua Māori to life in our visual landscape
    Jacob Scott and Karl Wixon

  • Lake Tūtira Restoration
    Tania Hopmans and Te Kaha Hawaikirangi

  • Environmental hot spots - Wai Māori/Freshwater
    Pieri Munro

  • Principles for successful co-governance and co-management design and implementation
    Paul Beverley

  • Aotearoa Pacific Practitioners Group – A beginning
    Vishal Chandra

  • Planning for Papakāinga - Te Matau a Māui
    Paul Sheeran and George Mackey

  • Mauri Compass – Wairoa​
    Katarina Kawana

Rodney Davies Research Symposium

  • Addressing existing uses in high risk areas: an update
    Grace, France-Hudson & Kilvington

  • The Use of individual fatality risk metrics for managing the risk to life posed by landslides

  • Quantifying natural hazard risk for section 32 assessments

  • Climate Change Adaptive Communities

  • What do driverless cars mean for cities, health and wellbeing?
    Curl and Fitt

  • Free Public Transport: Myth and Realities
    Imran and Familton

  • Just diffraction? Towards an emancipatory methodology for planning research

  • Future thinking, indigenous urbanism and holistic wellbeing for urban transformation
    Yates Mauiri-ora

  • Weaving Mātauranga Māori into the planning and research tapestry-identifying the role of iwi management plans in research pathways
    Saunders & Carter

  • The politics of framing in housing in Aotearoa New Zealand: How discourses drive potential policy outcomes
    Nandedkar & White

  • The drivers for digital disruption of the planning profession in New Zealand

  • Where do we dance? : understanding the planning possibilities for creating opportunities for community to happen in the suburbs
    Kiddle & Abrahamse