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FORUM PROGRAMME
TUESDAY, 12 NOVEMBER 2013

 

Chair for the Forum: Dr Jonathan Boston

Director, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University. 

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12:00 Registration

12:30

Karakia

 

12:40

Welcome and introduction

Tony Hassed: President: Rotary Club of Wellington

 

12:50

The Constitution Question - keynote address and questions

Hon Bill English: Deputy Prime Minister

 

1:20

Purpose and format of the forum

Dr Jonathan Boston (Chair): Director, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University

 

1:25

The New Zealand Constitution and the Place of the Treaty of Waitangi

Dr Matthew Palmer: Public policy and constitutional law expert

 

1.40

The Place of the Treaty of Waitangi in the Constitution

Sir Wira Gardener: Senior public servant and writer

 

1:55

Democracy and Tribalism

Dr Elizabeth Rata: Associate Professor,  School of Critical Studies in Education, University of Auckland  

 

2:10

A Dream of Aotearoa New Zealand: Human Rights at the heart of our Constitution

David Rutherford: Human Rights Commissioner  

 

2:25

Coffee break

 

2:40

Our Changing Demographics

Geoff Bascand: Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank, former Government Statistician

 

2:50

What does the constitution have to do with local government?

Dr Mike Reid: Principal Policy Advisor, Local Government New Zealand  

 

3:00

Pacific perspectives

Carinnya Feaunati

 

3:10

Open microphone

 

3:25

A business perspective on the Constitution

Nigel Gould: Professional Director

 

3:35

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

Dr Muriel Newman: New Zealand Centre for Political Research

 

3:45

Informed Social Justice in a Democratic Society

Susan Blaikie: Former City Missioner

 

3:55

Table discussions

 

4:15

Coffee break

 

4:35

Sovereignty Matters

Whaimutu Dewes: Maori business leader

 

4:45

Does New Zealand have to adjust its constitution to Asia?

 

4:55

A New Politics for a New Generation

Hon Grant Robertson: MP for Wellington Central

 

5:05

Open microphone

 

5:20

The Constitutional Advisory Panel and its role
– some observations from an insider

Hon John Luxton: Member of the Constitution Advisory Panel

 

5:30

Open forum, chaired by Jonathan Boston

 

6:30

Closing keynote - the Constitution and the future

Phil O'Reilly: Chief Executive of BusinessNZ

 

6:50-7pm

Conference close

Dr Jonathan Boston: (Chair): Director, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University

 

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