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Online Hui #2 | Be The Change | Thursday 25 March 2021

Online Hui 2 builds on the conversation started in Online Hui 1 - by delving into how we can be the change to implement the needed changes that became apparent through the discussions in Hui 1. 

In a similar fashion, this event includes inspiring lightning talks, panel discussions and engaging workshops. It will be a chance for participants to learn about and share practical opportunities to take real action towards creating a more sustainable present and future through the SDGs. 

Main Session: Aotearoa New Zealand and the SDGs – How are we doing?

Bronwyn Hayward, Professor of Political Science and International Relations | University of Canterbury

Maria DaRocha, Software Development Lead & Site Editor ( | Victoria University of Wellington

Ronja Ievers, Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa (Project Manager) | Hui E! Community Aotearoa

Creative: 'Mirrors and Windows' Daisy Lavea-Timo, Director, Cross-Polynate Ltd | Facilitator, Leadership Lab | Slam Poet

This will be followed by two parallel Streams.

Stream A:

Panel 1: Ensuring Sustainable Food Production Systems 

The Primary Sector has set sustainability targets for farmers (He Waka Eke Noa - Our Future in Our Hands) and the New Zealand Climate Change Commission recommends significant further changes to farming practices. This panel brings together voices of mana whenua, industry and the farming community to explore how the Sustainable Development Goals can be used to support practical solutions to our current challenges. How can New Zealand meet Target 2.4 of the SDGs: ensuring sustainable food production systems?

Workshop 1: How to Implement the SDGs in your Region: Learning from Waikato

About the facilitator: Raewyn Jones is the co-founder and co-chair of the Waikato Wellbeing Project (WWP), which is a regional initiative to achieve a more environmentally sustainable, prosperous and inclusive Waikato region by 2030. The WWP supports a grassroots movement to activate collective action towards achieving agreed targets for our region based on the SDGs.

Stream B:

Panel 2: Te Tiriti and the SDGs

This panel will enter deeply into the topic of Partnerships as expressed through SDG17 and presents Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it was intended,  the foundational document  for relationships and partnerships in Aotearoa New Zealand. It will offer a glimpse into understanding how Te Tiriti may be viewed and expressed for us all, and, from a Māori perspective, explore examples of good practice, elaborate on some of the difficulties encountered and suggest improved approaches to being transformational through relational politics.

Workshop 2: Growing Sustainability Culture in your Organisation: Sustainable Business Council

About the facilitator: Mike Burrell is the Executive Director at Sustainable Business Council. The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) is a CEO-led membership organisation with over 100 businesses from all sectors, ambitious for a sustainable New Zealand. His previous role was New Zealand’s High Commissioner to South Africa. Before that he was Director for Sustainable Economic Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the founding CEO of Aquaculture New Zealand.



This event will be an excellent opportunity to discuss how the SDGs can come alive within our own communities and how we can be the change that we need to realise a sustainable present and future. 

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