Regional Network Meeting – Auckland (28 September)

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      Auckland Regional Networking Meeting and NZDSN Annual General Meeting

      Friday 28th September
      Sudima Hotel, 18 Airpark Drive,
      Airport Oaks, Auckland

      NZDSN will be hosting the Auckland Regional Networking meeting and our Annual General Meeting as successive events at the Sudima Hotel in Auckland on 28th September

      This is an opportunity for you to participate in our regular network meeting and attend our AGM immediately afterwards – followed by a light lunch and refreshments.

      The NZDSN Board has 3 vacancies this year and we will be shortly calling for nominations to these positions.  We encourage members to participate in the Board election process and the AGM as part of ensuring that NZDSN remains relevant and accountable to its membership.

      Below is an outline of the day. A formal AGM notice and agenda, along with a call for nominations will be circulated soon. Book your calendars now!

      Part One: Auckland Regional Networking Meeting

      9.30 am   Welcome & introductions

      9.45 am  Update from Garth Bennie, NZDSN Chief Executive will provide an update on NZDSN’s activities as well as the latest sector developments

      10.05 am Update from Manase Lua and John Vogenthaler from Te Pou, around the Mahi Rawe Project as well as a broader update on grants etc       

      10.20 am  Morning tea

      10.35 am  Rachel Peterson, Yes Disability will present on a project around Disabled parenting

      10.55 am  Key Note presentation: Warren Forster, Barrister and Researcher, 2017 NZ Law Foundation International Research Fellow: Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Disability Funding System that does not discriminate.  Warren introduced this topic at our NZDSN conference in April this year.  This presentation will provide an update on Warrens research and the need to urgently and dramatically re-think the assumptions and design that needs to underpin a long term, sustainable Disability funding system free from ongoing political interference

      12.00 am         Meeting finishes

      The first part of the meeting will be facilitated by Mireille Vreeburg, NZDSN Auckland Executive Facilitator.  You can contact Mireille for any questions about the networking meeting at

                                      10 – 15 Minute Break

      Part Two: NZDSN Annual General Meeting

      12.15 pm        NZDSN Annual General Meeting

      13.00 pm        Light lunch and refreshments

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