The third and final workshop for The Civics and Media Project was held on Thursday, 19 November 2015, at the Royal Society of New Zealand. The full-day workshop was hosted by the Royal Society of New Zealand and saw over 60 people come together discussing potential responses to the focus question ‘How do we ensure a well-informed, civically engaged New Zealand in 2030?’ You can read the summary of Workshop 3 here.

We would like to acknowledge all the speakers and participants; their input was critical. The speakers were Dame Dr Claudia Orange, Dr Carwyn Jones, Jane Wrightson, Dr Helen Sissons, Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Louise Green, Terry Burrell, Tara Ross, Sylvia Nissen and James Dunne.

Workshop 3 speakers presentation
Workshop 3 heard from a diverse range of speakers who shared their ideas on how to ensure a well-informed, civically engaged New Zealand in 2030 during the session titled 10 speakers, 5 minutes, 1 slide. The Institute will be uploading speakers presentations to our YouTube channel in the coming weeks.

The Civics and Media Project booklet
The primary output of the workshop series will take the form of a booklet. This aims to be an influential think piece, building knowledge on how we might work, together or separately, to ensure that a well-informed, civically engaged society exists in 2030. The finished booklet will be distributed widely in 2016.

About The Civics and Media Project
The purpose of The Civics and Media 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. The project is an initiative the Institute is working on with Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Auckland, New Zealand On Air, the Royal Society of New Zealand, and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. To learn more see the website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at