National Online Day: Programme and Keynote Speakers

Conference Online Day October 12th

After connecting locally, our conference will head online for inspiration and stories from across the motu.

With over 20 speakers and presenters, you don't want to miss this opportunity to learn and be inspired.

Scroll down to read about our keynote speakers and view the programme for the day. You can find out more about the speakers and topics in our concurrent sessions and explore a range of learning material that supports our online day using these links:

Keynote Speakers

Mike Smith (Ngā Puhi and Ngāti Kahu)

Co-Chair Pou Take Ahurangi
National Iwi Chairs Forum Climate Change Pou

Mike will present the Rauora model, an Indigenous Worldview lens that was initially developed as a framework for the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan. It depicts a worldview indigenous to Aotearoa, which centralises interconnection, collectivity, holistic wellbeing and intergenerational equity within a changing environment. Importantly, he will also outline ways that we can transition to this Rauora state from the extractive economy that we find ourselves in.
Rauora Framework link

Hinerangi Rhind (Ngāti Paoa, Te Arawa, Tūhoe)

He mokopuna tēnei nō ngā pae maunga o Hauraki, Rotorua me Waikaremoana. E kaingākau ana au ki ngā tini āhua nui huhua o te ao Māori.

I am the Marketing and Communications Manager at Para Kore. I am passionate about the restoration of rangatiratanga and whakapapa. Our identity as tāngata whenua is inseparable from our lands, our waters, our taiao. For this reason, I believe that through upholding and building on our ancestral knowledge systems we nourish ourselves, one another, and our taiao. Accordingly, if our methods are relational and reciprocal with our pepeha, with our kai, with our atua we have the capability to restore and support a healthier taiao for our mokopuna to come.

Rachel Bolstad

Kaihautū Rangahau | Chief Researcher, NZCER

Rachel constantly strives to develop her own, and other people's thinking about education, why it matters, and how our learning and teaching systems may need to change to match the opportunities and demands of a changing world.

She is currently leading a research project to explore systemic educational responses to climate change, and as Keynote Speaker for our afternoon session, Rachel will look at issues, systems, barriers and opportunities in New Zealand schools.
Read more about her work here.

MC - Jill Day (Ngāti Tūwharetoa)

Jill Day was first elected to Wellington City Council in 2016 and is one of three Takapū | Northern Ward Councillors. A long-time resident of the northern suburbs, Jill grew up in Johnsonville and now lives in Tawa with her husband, three children and dog, Nikau.

Jill's time as a primary school teacher inspired her to stand for council, with the aim of supporting struggling families. She wanted to provide these people with access to the opportunities they deserve, challenging the cycle of poverty. She is passionate about advocating for children and young people, Māori, and Wellington's most vulnerable. Jill has a strong interest in supporting and engaging with her local community, regularly attending local events, and listening and responding to residents' concerns.

In 2018, Jill led the adoption of Te Tauihu, Wellington City Council's Te Reo Māori policy, the establishment of mana whenua seats, Māori Ward for 2022 and increased funding for Māori development.

Jill has extensive leadership experience in her community, including as Chair of a school Board of Trustees and as President of Tawa-Linden Playcentre. She holds a science degree in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology from Victoria University of Wellington, and also holds a post graduate diploma in primary teaching. In her spare time, Jill enjoys sewing, gardening, reading, and spending time with friends. She loves spending family time in the great outdoors: bike riding, tramping, and camping.

Jill descends from Ngāti Tūwharetoa and values the relationships she has built with local mana whenua in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Registration Types and Rates

NZAEE Members: Online Day Registration only

Members of NZAEE receive a discounted rate. This registration price is for the national Online Day only and registrations close on October 7th.

Non-Members: Online Day Registration only

If you are not currently a member of NZAEE, you can choose to become a member for the discounted rate above, or choose this option to attend only the Online Day. Registration for the Online Day closes on October 7th.

Student or Unwaged: Online Day Registration only

If you are currently a student or unwaged we would like to offer you a discounted rate so you can attend the online day on October 12th. Online Day registration closes on October 7th.

NZAEE Members: Local and Online Day Registration

LOCAL DAY REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED. Members of NZAEE receive a discounted rate. This registration is for both a Local Day and the national Online Day on October 12th. Local day includes catering. Being a member of NZEI Te Riu Roa entitles you to this rate. Registration closes on September 30th.

Non-Members: Local and Online Day Registration

LOCAL DAY REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED. If you're not a current member of NZAEE you can either sign up before you register, or choose this option which includes registration for both a Local Day and national Online Day on October 12th. Registration for Local Days closes on September 30th.

Student or Unwaged: Local and Online Day Registration

LOCAL DAY REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED. If you are currently a student or unwaged we would like to offer you a discounted rate so you can attend both days of the conference. Registration closes on September 30th.

Local Connection Day Registration only

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED. This registration rate is for those attending a Local Connection Day only, and will not give you access to the online day (live or recordings). This is a set rate for all delegates, including NZAEE members, students, unwaged and non-members, to cover catering costs for the day. Local Day registrations close on September 30th.


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