Final Presentation

Participants presented their ideas, thoughts and reflections in the Banquet Hall at Parliament in Wellington on Wednesday, 19 November 2014. This was a great opportunity to see the results of the participants’ four days of hard work; the range and depth of thought that came out of the workshop was truly impressive. A huge thank you to Hon. Paul Goldsmith for hosting the event, to the participants and to all those in attendance for making the final presentation and subsequent lunch such a success.

Poem: Growing living standards across a diverse nation

During the final presentation participant Oska Rego recited this poem he wrote about regional development in New Zealand.


Interview: Karleen Marshall, Principal of the Te Wainui a Rua School, Whanganui River

During the visit to the Te Wainui a Rua School on the Whanganui River we took the time to interview the school principal Karleen Marshall.


Q&A session with speaker Richard Louv

On the first day of the LocalNZ workshop the participants had the opportunity to hear Richard Louv discuss connections between family, nature and the community followed by a Q & A session.