Regional Network Meeting – Auckland (28 November)

Information sharing opportunities & connecting Auckland Service providers

3 Hours

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      With these meetings NZDSN aims to facilitate opportunities for information sharing and ensure providers in the region are well connected.

      In this meeting:

      • Garth Bennie, CE NZDSN will provide an update on NZDSN's activities in general as well as he latest sector developments. 
      • Cerebral Palsy Youth Alliance, will present on their Freedom of Rights,
      • Erika Butters, National Director Personal Advocacy Trust, will present on Advocacy and the organisation Personal Advocacy Trust   
      • Martin Cole, Manager Community Living, Disability Support Services, Disability MOH, Latest update MOH 
      • Lorna Sullivan, Director of the Kaitūhono/ Connectors team, Update Mana Whaikaha
      • You will also be provided with the latest update from Te Pou.  

      The meeting will be facilitated by Mireille Vreeburg, Auckland executive facilitator NZDSN. For any questions about the meeting contact Mireille at


      9.30  am                    Welcome and introductions, Update Te Pou 

      9.40  am                    Update NZDSN, Garth Bennie

      10.00 am                  Presentation Personal Advocacy Trust, Erika Butters

      10.25 am                  Cerebral Palsy Youth Alliance, Freedom of Rights

      10.40 am                  Morning tea.

      11.00 am                  Presentation MOH, Martin Cole

      11.35 am                   Presentation Mana Whaikaha, Lorna Sullivan

      12.30 pm                  Meeting finishes


      Tamaki Campus, Auckland University, Main entrance Gate 1, 261 Morin rd, St. Johns, Auckland

      Main (round) Building 730-, level 2, room 220,

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