Biennial Conference 2017 ... Completed!

Adele Vukula


The Conference was jam-packed from beginning to end.  Members enjoyed interactive workshops, presentations along with catching up and laughter.  We would like to thank all those who travelled near and far to make the conference such a success.

The 2019 Conference location was announced and will be held in Tairawhiti, Gisborne.

Kasey and Karen Te Awa-Bird created three dishes using local fare, you can find the recipes here.

  • Blue Cod Sliders
  • Deep Fried Oysters with Kina Vinaigrette
  • Tītī Bruschetta with Watercress Aoli

David Lepofsky gave an address on Saturday 9 September 2017 at the Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill. To listen, click here.

We would also like to acknowledge the following who presented, sponsored and contributed to the weekend.

Sponsors and Contributors:

  • Ministry of Health
  • Blind Foundation
  • Ascot Park Hotel
  • Southland Stags
  • Invercargill Licensing Trust
  • Colleen Mahu

Presenters and Performers:

  • Alfred, Jamus and Kimiora Webster
  • Kasey and Karena Te Awa-Bird
  • David Lepofsky
  • Keri Opai
  • Michael Skerrett
  • James Hargest College
  • Te Wharekura o Arowhenua.