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10am-3pmData Workshop: Designing the Future - Insights, Analysis, TrendsTūranga Auaha Hīhī/Spark Place, Christchurch          
All members welcome              
4.30pm  James Bennett Pre-Arrival Drinks and networking The Foundation Café from 4.30pm        


Date/Time    Session   Content
 07.30am   PeterPal Coffee Kiosk & refreshments available on arrival. The Foundation Café opens from 7.30am for breakfast.
 07.30am   Registration  

Mihi Whakatau | Welcome by Mana whenua led by Maaka Tau & Liz Kereru. 
PLNZ acknowledgement led by Harley Kaihe-Katterns with Tangimeriana Rua and Lois Haddon. 
PLNZ Waiata. 
Words of welcome by Chris Hay, Manager Tūranga, Christchurch City Libraries

Tūranga Tautoru, TSB Space & Activity Room, 1st floor, Christchurch
 08.45am   Chair's opening address
Dyane Hosler, Puke Ariki New Plymouth Library

 09.00am   Keynote: Te hīkoi tahi | Walking together - Libraries as Nation Builders; Tools for Te Tiriti
Tina Porou,  Founder Poipoia Ltd

Sponsored by FE Technologies

What barriers remain and how do we remove them? How do we grow leaders?

Introduced by Tangimeriana Rua, Whakatane District Libraries

 09.30am   Round Table Challenge: 
Facilitated by Tangimeriana Rua with Tina.
Delegates address the challenge at their tables.
 09.45am   Open Sharing: All Members
 10.00am   Presentation: The Great Pollinator Path
Guest Speaker: Andrea Reid, Founder

Sponsored by INT.workspaces

Join a national movement to tackle Climate Change with community engagement.

Introduced by Anne-Maree Wigley, Dunedin Public Libraries

 10.30am   Peter Pal Networking & Refreshments  
 11.00am   In Conversation: Global Trends. Report back from IFLA World Library & Information Congress with National Librarian, Rachel Esson and Kim Taunga with Dyane Hosler.

Who is setting the agenda for libraries of the future?

 11.45am   Round Table Challenge: Facilitated by Dyane Hosler with Rachel and Kim What role does New Zealand have to play on the international stage? 
 12.15pm   Open Sharing: All Members  
 12.30pm   Networking & Lunch  
 1.15pm   Buses leave for Rolleston, Selwyn. Enter the building through the doors by the town square at Te Ara Ātea, near Te Hekenga sculpture.

Mihi Whakatau in Te Whare Tapere
Puamiria Parata-Goodall, Pou Ahurea, and Nicki Moen, Manager Arts, Culture and Lifelong Learning, Selwyn District Council

 2.20pm    Tour of Te Ara Ātea Four or five groups.
 3.10pm    Afternoon tea at Te Whare Tapere  



  He Ara Hou, Te Ara Ātea : Forging a new path: Co-designing from the beginning to the end.
Translated literally... a new path, the unobstructed trail.
Led by Nicki and Puamiria

Round Table Discussion: Facilitated by Nicki 
Powerful partnerships, experiences of codesigning together, from the beginning to the end.  Avoiding last minute retrofits - sharing what have we all done, that we could have avoided. How can we learn from our mishaps.
With Open Mic.
4.30pm   Report back and close
 5.00pm   Pre-Dinner drinks at Te Ara Ātea.
Fine Free:  Stories from the campaign. with Louise LaHatte.
Introduced by Sue Fargher, Central Hawke's Bay District Libraries
 6.00pm   Bus one: returns to Tūranga (delegates not attending dinner). Free evening. Restaurant options supplied.
 6.30pm   Wheelers Delegates Dinner at Te Ara Ārea.  
 9.00pm    Bus two: return to Tūranga (delegates attending dinner).  


Date/Time   Session   Content
 07.30am  Peter Pal Coffee Kiosk & refreshments available on arrival.
 07.45am  Delegates Breakfast 
 08.30am  Insights and Innovations from around the Regions Your Regional Reps: Lisa Salter, Tangimeriana Rua, Sue Fargher, Tiffany Rawlings, Chris Hay, and Anne-Maree Wigley

Pecha Kucha style Regional Reports
Introduced by Judy Ryder, Tauranga City Libraries

 09.30am   Strategic Topic: Pathways to Partnership:  Our voice in Local Government
Guest speaker: Marion Read, Library Advisor LGNZ

Sponsored by SirsiDynix

With the upcoming local elections looming are library managers looking at ways to engage elected members with their libraries?
Introduced by Lisa Salter, Kaipara  Libraries

 10.00am  Round Table Discussion:
Facilitated Lisa Salter with Marion
How can PLNZ work with elected members?

 10.30am  Peter Pal Networking & Refreshments  

Strategic Topic: Co-Cr8: Wellbeing Data dashboard explained. 
Guest Speaker: Kate Macnaught, General Manager, Sector Projects. 

How does the dashboard capture the power of libraries?

Introduced by Tiffany Rawlings, Library Manager, Masterton District Library.

 11.30am  Round Table Discussion:
Facilitated by Tiffany Rawlings with Kate 


PLNZ Strategic Direction 2022-23 
with PLNZ Chair, Dyane Hosler and PLNZ Chair-Elect, Rob Baigent 

 12.30  Networking & Lunch  
 1.30pm  Strategic Topic: Truancy and Teen Behaviour - engaging the disengaged.
Guest Speaker: Simon Britten, Te Ora Hou Ōtautahi.

Introduced by Chris Hay, Tūranga Library Manager, Christchurch City Council

 2.15pm  Round Table Discussion:
Facilitated by Chris Hay with Simon
 2.45pm  Break and Networking  
3.15pm  Forum wrap-up: Hilary Beaton, Dyane Hosler & PLNZ Executive.
3.45pm  Special interest group: Join Māia Abraham, Kaiwhakahaere Ngā Ratonga Māori Manager Māori and Multicultural Services in a talk about Christchurch City Library Services and what is in place to ensure the offering is delivered in a culturally sensitive way.  This is an opportunity for those library staff who work with Māori collections, staff, or communities. 
Spaces are limited and registration is essential.
4.30pm  Farewell Drinks  Venue TBC

Note: This programmme was accurate at the time of publication and may be subject to unforeseen changes.

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