Archived Events

THURS
23 NOV

2017

WakaNZ public presentation 

The thirty-six participants from throughout Aotearoa who have participated in the four day hui in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury presented to the public. Together these young people shared their ideas and aspirations for what a preferred future might look like in the post-Treaty Settlement environment. This presentation was at the Te Marae Rongomarae, Level 4, Te Papa, Wellington and was a free public event.

SUN-WED
19-22 NOV

2017

WakaNZ workshop

The Institute hosted a four-day workshop in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury in Wellington on Sunday, 19 November 2017 to Wednesday, 22 November 2017. To find out more about the workshop and the workshop outputs, please visit the WakaNZ workshop page.

FRI
3 NOV

2017

U3A Wellington presentation

Wendy was invited to speak at the U3A event in Wellington on Friday, 3 November 2017 on Project TacklingPovertyNZ

THURS
2 NOV

2017

Nation Dates (3rd edition) book launch

The McGuinness Institute launched the 3rd edition of our pocket-sized New Zealand history book on Thursday, 2 November 2017. The book launch was held at Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington.

Nation Dates presents a timeline of significant events that have shaped New Zealand and our collective identity from 1769 to the present. See the Nation Dates website for more information.

WED
17 MAY

2017

CivicsNZ workshop to explore options for a civics strategy for New Zealand

Institute patron Todd Krieble, and Danijela Tavich presented their think piece on how we might build on the Constitutional Advisory Panel recommendations which included the development of a national strategy for civics and citizenship education in schools. Please see the CivicsNZ website for more information. 

THURS–SAT 11–13 MAY

2017

New Zealand Community Boards Conference

Wendy spoke at the New Zealand Community Boards Conference on Friday, 12 May 2017. The theme of the 2017 conference was “Making 1 + 1 = 3” or, how can we as boards achieve more for our communities with the resources we are given. NZ Community Board gathered a range of exceptional speakers for the conference who were certain to inspire us and provide us, not only with confirmation that we are doing a top job in our communities, but more importantly, challenge us to do more in ways that we have not tried before. See the website for more information.

WED 10 & 17 MAY

2017

The governance of Genetically Modified Organisms in New Zealand

As part of a research-based learning project, a team at Victoria University hosted a collaborative event for students and guests to explore policy recommendations for the regulation of genetically modified trees. Wendy McGuinness spoke about the Institute’s work on genetic modification in Report 16 – An Overview of Genetic Modification in New Zealand 1973–2013: The first forty years and Think Piece 6 – While AgResearch Fiddled.

MON–WED
14–16 NOV

2016

LeadershipNZ Alumni Retreat

Wendy McGuinness spoke at the LeadershipNZ Alumni Retreat on Sunday, 13 November on mindful leadership. Learn more here.

SAT–SUN
12–13 NOV

2016

SingularityU NZ Summit

Wendy McGuinness attended this summit in Christchurch. This summit brought some of the world’s top speakers and technological experts together with some of New Zealand and Australia’s current and future leaders. The summit aimed to provide the ‘knowledge and insight we need to compete – and win – in an exponentially changing world’. Learn more here.

THURS
3 NOV

2016

TacklingPovertyNZ Mayoral meeting

The District Council Mayors involved in the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop tour met with Minister of Finance, Hon Bill English, and discussed the outputs of the workshops. 

TUES
1 NOV

2016

Qiushi Journal Visit

Staff from the Qiushi Journal in Beijing will visit the Institute to exchange views on policy and ways to cope with social and economic issues. 

MON–TUES
17–18
OCT

2016

CPA Congress

Wendy McGuinness along with Warren Allen (XRB) and Mark Hucklesby (Grant Thornton) spoke at the CPA Congress discussing the importance of integrated reporting. Learn more here.

MON 10 OCT

2016

Parliamentary workshop on civics, citizenship and political literacy

Wendy McGuinness was a panelist at the civics, citizenship and political literacy workshop at parliament. Wendy’s panel discussed opportunities for working together between schools, universities, social research and public agencies. Learn more here.

WED 5 OCT

2016

The University of Auckland politics discussion hour

Wendy McGuinness spoke at the University of Auckland politics discussion hour. The theme was the ethical dilemmas of being a policy adviser.

FRI
16 SEPT

2016

TacklingPovertyNZ 2016 Tour – Kaikohe (Far North) one-day workshop

Date: Friday, 16 September 2016
Location: Kaikohe Memorial Hall, Memorial Avenue, Kaikohe.

A one-day workshop held in Kaikohe, which contributed to the national conversation on tackling poverty.
Please see the TackingPovertyNZ website for more information.

THURS
15 SEPT

2016

TacklingPovertyNZ 2016 Tour – Kaitaia (Far North) one-day workshop

Date: Thursday, 15 September 2016
Location: Te Ahu Centre, Corner Matthews Ave & South Road, Kaitaia.

A one-day workshop held in Kaitaia, which contributed to the national conversation on tackling poverty.
Please see the TackingPovertyNZ website for more information.

WED
31 AUG

2016

TacklingPovertyNZ 2016 Tour – Gisborne one-day workshop

Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Location: Waikanae Surf Lifesaving Club, Grey Street, Gisborne.

A one-day workshop held in Gisborne, which contributed to the national conversation on tackling poverty.
Please see the TackingPovertyNZ website for more information.

FRI
19 AUG

2016

TacklingPovertyNZ 2016 Tour – Rotorua one-day workshop

Date: Friday, 19 August 2016
Location: Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, 1170 Fenton Street, Rotorua.

A one-day workshop held in Rotorua, which contributed to the national conversation on tackling poverty.
Please see the TackingPovertyNZ website for more information.

MON
15 AUG

2016

TacklingPovertyNZ 2016 Tour – Manawatu one-day workshop

Date: Monday, 15 August 2016
Location: Manfield Suites, 59 South Street, Feilding.

A one-day workshop held in Manawatu, which contributed to the national conversation on tackling poverty.
Please see the TackingPovertyNZ website for more information.

THURS
4 AUG

2016

Mid-Winter Evening Event 2016 – The 9 to 5 life is over

Date: Thursday, 4 August 2016
Location: e-Spatial, Level 1, Petherick Tower, 38 Waring Taylor St, Wellington

Wendy McGuinness talked about navigating the shift from a job-based to a talent-based world: Where are we now? Where have we been? Where are we headed? And how can we make the most of this shift – in our personal lives, in our work and in our communities?
Learn more at the TalentNZ website.

THURS
14 JULY

2016

StrategyNZ: Strengthening strategy stewardship one-day workshop

Date: Thursday, 14 July 2016
Location: PwC, Level 16, 113–119 The Terrace, Wellington

The primary focus of the workshop was to explore how New Zealand might better prepare and publish government department strategy documents.
Learn more at the StrategyNZ website.

THURS
14 JULY

2016

Exploring the Antarctic Treaty in 2056 (panel discussion)

Date: Thursday, 14 July 2016
Location: McGuinness Institute

Learn more at the AntarcticYouthNZ website.

FRI
1 JULY

2016

UK ‘Leaves’ EU: Implications for Europe and lessons for New Zealand

Date: Friday, 1 July 2016
Location: McGuinness Institute, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington

Dr Bernard Cadogan gave a lunchtime talk at the McGuinness Institute on Friday, 1 July 2016. He discussed his thoughts on the United Kingdom’s decision to ‘leave’ the European Union. Dr Cadogan’s talk was followed by a Q&A session and refreshments.
Learn more at the NationVoicesNZ website.

WED–FRI
27–29 APR

2016

ForesightNZ: Untangling New Zealand’s long-term future

Date: 27-29 April 2016
Location: The New Zealand Treasury, Wellington

The primary focus of the workshop was to develop a way to deal with the increasing complexity and uncertainty in the world around us.
Learn more at the ForesightNZ website.

TUES
29 MAR

2016

TacklingPovertyNZ workshop – Queenstown workshop

Date: Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Location: Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St, Queenstown

A one-day workshop held in Queenstown, which contributed to the national conversation on tackling poverty.
Please see the TackingPovertyNZ website for more information.

THURS
17 MAR

2016

Going Places book launch

Date: Thursday, 17 March 2016
Location: Willis Bond Boardroom, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington

Please see our blog post for more information.

FRI
11 MAR

2016

Project One Ocean: Sea Education Association: Public Discussion

Date: Friday, 11 March 2016
Location: McGuinness Institute, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington

Please see the Project One Ocean website for more information.

WED
9 DEC

2015

TacklingPovertyNZ workshop Finale presentation 

Date: 9 December 2015
Location: Banquet Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

36 young people presented their thinking from this three day workshop to MPs and other guests at the finale presentation on Wednesday, 9 December 2015 held at Parliament. For more information on the outputs of the workshop and this event, please see the TacklingPovertyNZ website.

SUN–WED
6–9 DEC

2015

TacklingPovertyNZ Workshop: Exploring ways to reduce poverty in New Zealand

Date: 6–9 December 2015
Location: Wellington

This workshop brought together 36 young New Zealanders between the ages 18 and 25 to prepare a youth perspective on the issue of poverty in New Zealand and how we might, as a country, go about tackling it. Participants spent most of their 72 hours in Wellington working hard at Treasury, in order to present their findings to MPs and other guests at the finale at Parliament on Wednesday, 9 December 2015. Outputs from the workshop are a pre-workshop video, videos of speakers’ presentations, a workshop highlights video, a video of the finale presentation and a booklet the participants will produce to share their findings. A big thank you to the New Zealand Treasury for their support. Please see our TacklingPovertyNZ website for further details.

THURS
19 NOV

2015

Civics and Media Project Workshop 3

Date: 19 November 2015
Location: Wellington

Together with the Royal Society of New Zealand we will be running the third of three workshops that make up The Civics and Media Project. The two earlier workshops are in Wellington (2 September 2015) and in Auckland (27 October 2015). The purpose of the project is to inform and encourage public discourse and engagement regarding civics and media, with the ultimate aim of informing decisions by individuals, industry and institutions across society. Six agencies have joined together to examine whether citizens and communities have the news and information they need and want in a digital age and to determine what a well-informed, civically engaged New Zealand will look like in 2030. Workshop 3 on 19 November will be a full-day workshop focused on the question ‘How do we ensure a well-informed, civically engaged New Zealand in 2030?’. Learn more: The Civics and Media Project website.

THURS
22 OCT

2015

Launch of the StrategyNZ Report

Date: Thursday, 22 October 2015
Location: McGuinness Institute, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington

Join us for the launch of Report 15: Improving Strategy Stewardship in the Public Service at the Institute. This report brings together the findings of the Institute’s previous work on government department strategies (GDSs) and the current state of strategic management in the public sector. It aims to set out the ways that strategy stewardship can be strengthened going forward. To see The Government Department Strategies Index 2015 and the previous working papers in this program, please see The Government Department Strategies Index 2015 website and the StrategyNZ project page. The final report will be available for purchase through our online store.

THURS
15 OCT

2015

Project One Ocean – Round-table meeting to discuss feedback from the Draft Discussion Paper 2015/01

Date: Thursday, 15 October 2015
Location: McGuinness Institute, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington

In August 2015 the Institute released the Draft Discussion Paper 2015/01: Proposal for the Creation of an Oceans Institute. The paper shares ideas about (i) why such an institute is necessary, (ii) what success would look like, (iii) how the institute would come into being and operate and (iv) the risks that act as obstacles to its establishment. This discussion paper is a work in progress, and we invite feedback as we seek ways to give the paper a stronger impact. The paper is a work in progress and the Institute is currently inviting comments. Find out more about the discussion paper on our Project One Ocean page. This round-table meeting will discuss the feedback received on the Discussion paper.

FRI–SUN
24–26 JULY

2015

‘Building a Talent Based Economy in New Zealand’ session, World Future Society Conference, San Francisco

Time: 10:15-11:15 am on 26 July
Location: San Francisco

The World Future Society’s (WFS) annual conference is an exciting and thought-provoking conference. This year’s conference is titled ‘Making the Future 2015: Envisioning and creating the conditions to drive revolutionary change’. Hannah Steiner and Alison Nevill will be joining Wendy this year to present a panel session on ‘Building a Talent Based Economy in New Zealand’. We will discuss what we have learned thus far regarding the creation of talent-based economies. We are particularly keen to open the discussion up to the attendees and discover their thoughts on this matter.

Attending the WFS conference is an opportunity to learn about emerging trends and wild cards. It is also a great place to share ideas, test assumptions and learn from international research. Most importantly it is where we hone our skills on foresight and bring these back to New Zealand. The Institute is the World Future Society’s chapter for New Zealand, and we have spoken at three of the Society’s previous conferences on our overarching project: Project 2058. Learn more: WFS 2015 conference website.

THURS–SAT
14–16 MAY

2015

TalentNZ session, New Zealand Community Boards Conference

Learn more: See the Community Board conference website.

The theme of the Conference is ‘Influencing Change’, and will bring together local community board members from throughout the country. The Institute will be undertaking a session that will briefly discuss the role of strategy and why a focus on creating a place where talent wants to live would deliver optimal outcomes for New Zealand. The conference is being held in the Bay of Islands from 14 to 16 May 2015. For more details on the conference and to see when our session will be running see the programme posted on the conference website.

TUES
12 MAY

2015

One Ocean Report Auckland launch and discussion

Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Location: Willis Bond & Co Office, Level 4, 12 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland

This event will launch the Institute’s recent report, Report 10: One Ocean: Principles for the stewardship of a healthy and productive ocean in Auckland. This report explores the seascape of New Zealand – the past, present and future. It identifies the need for change in the way New Zealand governs its ocean space and the upcoming opportunities and challenges for doing so. The report was officially launched in Wellington on Thursday, 26 March 2015 where the authors James Tremlett, Lionel Carter and Wendy McGuinness presented the report, which was followed by a discussion session. Learn more about this launch on our blog.

The final report can be purchased through our online store and is available for free download as a PDF from our website.

FRI
8 MAY

2015

Nation Voices: What makes a good political speech in New Zealand? 

Date: Friday, 8 May 2015
Location: McGuinness Institute, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington

Looking back to explore the key components of some of New Zealand’s great political speeches. If you are interested in understanding what makes a good political speech in New Zealand, join us for an hour with Dr Bernard Cadogan. Bernard will share his insights into the key components that make a speech resonate with New Zealanders. Speeches discussed will include those by Sir George Grey, Sir Apirana Ngata, Rt Hon. Simon Upton, Rt Hon. Helen Clark and Dr Don Brash.

If you would like to read these in advance, please see www.nationvoicesnz.org.

More about Dr Bernard Cadogan
Born Blenheim Marlborough 1961 | Resides Oxford UK, married with three children | Educated Otago, Cambridge and Oxford Universities | History, constitutional thought and political philosophy | Previous Political Advisor and Consultant to Hon. Bill English, Rt Hon. Dame Jennifer Shipley, Rt Hon. Simon Upton, Hon. Trevor Mallard | Advisor and Envoy to King Tuheitia Paki | Consultant The Treasury 2011; Māori International | Author “A Terrible and Fatal Man”: Sir George Grey and the British Southern Hemisphere.

THURS
26 MAR

2015

Launch of ocean policy report.

The launch of Report 10: One Ocean: Principles for the stewardship of a healthy and productive ocean was held at the Institute on Thursday, 26 March 2015. This report explores the seascape of New Zealand – the past, present and future. It identifies the need for change in the way New Zealand governs its ocean space and the upcoming opportunities and challenges for doing so. This follows the recent publication of Working Paper 2015/01: Ocean Management in New Zealand: Findings from a structured discussionThis document reports the priorities and areas of concern of those that attended our One Ocean discussion evening in May 2014. The launch consisted of presentations by author James Tremlett, Lionel Carter and Wendy McGuinness followed by a discussion session. This discussion proved to be lively broad discussion amongst the diverse stakeholder who attended. As a result of this discussion we want to provide a bit more clarity on a few points to ensure the report reflects this discussion. The final report will be published online at 5pm, Friday 27 March (see here), with bound printed copies becoming available early next month (and available for purchase now) through our online store.

WED
25 FEB

2015

What makes a government department strategy good?

Over lunch we shared and ranked the preliminary results of how each of the 136 GDSs in operation align with our benchmark characteristics of what makes a good strategy. Learn more about this event or StrategyNZ  visit the project page here. To learn more about this publication websitewww.gdsindexnz.org.

SUN–WED
16–19 NOV

2014

LocalNZ: Connecting youth committed to local government

Date: Sunday, 16 November 2014 to Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Location: Wanganui and Wellington

The McGuinness Institute, with the assistance of a number of other parties (details are yet to be confirmed), brought together members from youth councils, and other youth interested in local government, from throughout New Zealand for a four day workshop in Wanganui and Wellington from Sunday, 16 November until the evening of Wednesday, 19 November 2014.

This workshop connected 35 New Zealanders between the ages of 18 and 25, providing a space for them to work together to identify existing and emerging opportunities and challenges. This initiative formed part of the TalentNZ project; creating an informed, focussed and networked group of young New Zealanders able to engage effectively with government and the communities in which they live.

For further information please see the LocalNZ website or  email us at localnz@mcguinnessinstitute.org.

THURS
4 SEPT

2014

One Ocean: Roundtable

Date: Thursday, 4 September.
Location: McGuinness Institute Office, 5 Cable St, Wellington

As part of the ongoing One Ocean project the Institute is hosted an informal roundtable event focused on seabed mining on Thursday 4 September. The roundtable featured a short talk followed by questions with one of the Institute’s international collaborators, Katherine Sammler of the University of Arizona. Katherine is currently undertaking her doctoral studies into the governance of seabed mining in the South Pacific, and is coming to the end of several months of research in New Zealand and Fiji.

WED
30 JULY

2014

Shaping our science System – A SCANZ panel event

Date: Wednesday 30 July at 5.30pm
Location: Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington.

“Does investment in science influence society? Can we really expect it to meet New Zealand’s economic, social, environmental and cultural needs? Is it the level of investment or the areas in which the investment is made?”

These are the questions which open the Science Communicators Association of New Zealand (SCANZ) event ‘Shaping our science system’ panel discussion, to be hosted at the Royal Society of New Zealand on Wednesday 30 July at 5.30pm. The panel includes our Chief Executive Wendy McGuinness as well as Professor Adam Jaffe, Director of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Dr Ian Ferguson, Departmental Science Advisor at the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The event proceeds the closure of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) draft National Statement of Science Investment on the 22 August next month. MBIE describes the statement as “…the goal of the Government’s science investment to support a system that meets New Zealand’s economic, social, environmental and cultural needs.” Which will influence New Zealand’s science funding strategy for years to come. Implications of how long-term investment for science is structured over the next decade will have far reaching effects that could influence a wide range of New Zealand society and people.

The draft National Statement referred to above has opened a nationwide conversation about the future of science, and the SCANZ panel event intends to join this conversation by leading a discussion with open contributions from the public.

Host: Science Communicators Association of New Zealand (SCANZ)

WED
11 JUNE

2014

TalentNZ: Launch of the Menu of Initiatives: Creating an environment where talent flourishes

Date: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Location: NZX, NZX Centre, 11 Cable Street, Wellington

Over 100 people joined Sam Morgan and contributors of the 2013 TalentNZ Journal at the launch of our latest publication – the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives. The Menu illustrates New Zealand’s talent ecosystem and showcases a broad range of possible initiatives that communities might implement today to create Sir Paul Callaghan’s vision for a flourishing talent-based economy tomorrow.

For further information please see our TalentNZ project page and the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives website. To keep up to date with our TalentNZ project please connect withTalentNZ to receive our regular newsletter.

TUES
27 MAY

2014

Discussion: What research would best contribute to the dialogue on Ocean Management in the long term?

Date: Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Location: McGuinness Institute

On Tuesday 27 May the McGuinness Institute is hosting a public event at the Institute offices on ocean management. Join us for a structured discussion with:

  • James Palmer – Deputy Secretary, Sector Strategy at the Ministry for the Environment;
  • Bronwen Golder – Director of Global Ocean Legacy Pew Charitable Trusts, and
  • Ann McCrone – Marine Advocate World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Join us at Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellington. This event is part of the Project ‘One Ocean’ which was established in 2012.

WED–MON
12–31 MAR

2014

TalentNZ: Creating a place where talent wants to live Tour

Date: 12 March 2014 to 31 March 2014
Location: Throughout New Zealand

In March 2014 we travelled New Zealand with some of the TalentNZ interviewees, discussing ideas on how we might move towards a talent-based economy. Our aim was to contribute to a conversation about how New Zealand might growattractretain and connect talent – four themes that are apparent throughout the 2013 TalentNZ Journal. The primary aim of the tour was to facilitate informal meetings between city councils and some of the 30 interviewees with a view to discuss how their city might growattractretain and connect talent.

In addition, we ran public events that enabled a wider discussion on talent. Working on the unique needs and characteristics of each community, we hoped that this wider discussion might act as an impetus for the sharing of ideas and people that can take those ideas and make them happen – delivering a talent-based economy.

Please see the TalentNZ project page and the TalentNZ website for more information on the Tour. Connect with TalentNZ to receive the regular TalentNZ newsletter that outlines recent developments, discusses recent research and resources and keeps you informed about upcoming TalentNZ events.

TUES–THURS
3–5 DEC

2013

LivingStandardsNZ workshop

Starts: Tuesday, 3 December 2013 to Thursday, 5 December 2013
Location: Treasury

LivingStandardsNZ was a three-day workshop that ran from 3-5 December 2013. 28 young people attended the Government Economics Network (GEN) conference followed by a two day workshop where they explored ‘policy knots’, using the Living Standards Framework to resolve complex and long-term issues. This workshop was run in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury and the McGuinness Institute. To learn more about this workshop visit theLivingStandardsNZ website.

TUES
5 NOV

2013

An Evening With Reform: Strengthening our long-term fiscal position – comparing New Zealand and the United Kingdom

Starts: Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Location: McGuinness Institute

Tara Macpherson and Kimberley Trewhitt, researchers from Reform, a UK based think tank, visited the Institute on the 5 November. Reform’s mission is for delivering better strategies to deliver public services and economic prosperity. Tara and Kimberley spoke to guests during an informal pizza evening and presented a comparative perspective on public policy in New Zealand and the UK. Specifically they focused on strengthening our long-term fiscal position.

THURS
4 JULY

2013

EmpowerNZ: Submission to the Constitutional Advisory Panel Workshop

Date: Thursday, 4 July 2013 to Saturday, 6 July 2013
Location: The McGuinness Institute

The participants from LongTermNZ present their 2012 Youth Statement to staff at the Treasury.

TUES
3 APR

2013

LongTermNZ presentation

Date: Tuesday, 3 April 2013
Location: Treasury

The participants from LongTermNZ present their 2012 Youth Statement to staff at the Treasury.

MON–WED
25–27 FEB

2013

4th Freshwater Management Forum and NZ Marine Environments Conference

Starts: Monday, 25 February, 2013 to Wednesday, 27 February, 2013
Location: Rydges Hotel, Wellington

The two day forum will be followed by a conference chaired by Wendy McGuinness, Chief Executive of the McGuinness Institute. The conference will provide a space to debate the critical future of New Zealand’s freshwater and marine environments. For more information see the conference programme here.

TUES–THURS
12–14 FEB

2013

Energy at the Crossroads Conference

Date: Tuesday, 12 February, 2013 to Thursday, 14 February, 2013
Location: Wellington

The National Energy Research Institute (NERI) and Victoria University are collaborating to present their 2013 Conference entitled: Energy at the Crossroads – energy innovation for a sustainable society. Programme details and call-for-abstracts will be available from July 2012.

SUN–THURS
6–13 DEC

2012

LongTermNZ Workshop

Starts: Sunday, 9 December, 2012 to Thursday, 13 December, 2012
Location: Rutherford House, the Treasury, the McGuinness Institute, Te Wharewake o Poneke

The LongTermNZ workshop will bring together 20 young people to draft a Youth Statement on New Zealand’s Long-term Fiscal Position. It will follow the two-day conference, Affording our Future, on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 December, which is being hosted by the Treasury and Victoria University of Wellington. Please join us for the final presentation on Thursday 13 December 2012 at 12noon.

THURS
13 DEC

2012

Christmas Drinks

Date: Thursday, 13 December, 2012
Location: Te Wharewaka o Poneke

Come join the Institute celebrate the festive season with a Christmas drink at Te Wharewaka o Poneke. Guest Speaker – Dr John Volpe, research director at the Seafood Ecology Research Group (SERG) in Canada. John is a leading expert in benchmarking sustainable aquaculture and will discuss opportunities and limitations in a protein constrained world.

TUES
28 AUG

2012

EmpowerNZ Workshop: Drafting a Constitution for the 21st Century

Starts: Tuesday, 28 August, 2012 to Wednesday, 29 August, 2012
Location: Beehive Reception Hall, Parliament

The McGuinness Institute is organising a two day event in late August, aimed specifically at law and history students and graduates, and  youth with expertise in social networking to explore what a workable constitution of the 21st century could look like. The purpose is to facilitate a prescription-free exploration, creating an opportunity to treat the constitution as a blank canvas. The event is being hosted at Parliament by MP Paul Goldsmith and key note speakers include Dame Claudia Orange and Hon. Justice Joseph Williams. Learn more about this event here

TUES
6 SEPT

2012

Nation Dates Launch

Date: Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 6.00pm
Location: Unity Books, 57 Willis Street, Wellington

The launch of our first book, Nation Dates: Significant events that have shaped the nation of New Zealand. Nation Dates is a record of the past and provides invaluable context for the future at a time when our society is facing major questions about the way forward.

MON–THURS
28–31 MAR

2012

Nation Dates Launch

Date: Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 6.00pm
Location: Unity Books, 57 Willis Street, Wellington

The launch of our first book, Nation Dates: Significant events that have shaped the nation of New Zealand. Nation Dates is a record of the past and provides invaluable context for the future at a time when our society is facing major questions about the way forward.

WED
22 DEC

2011

One Integrated Report Christmas Lunch

Date: Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Location: Sustainable Future Institute, Level 2, 5 Cable Street, Wellinton

We are privileged to have Dr Ian Ball (CEO of IFAC) and Mark Hucklesby (National Technical Director, Grant Thornton) to speak at the lunch and share their thoughts on integrated reporting.