SOLD OUT | South Island | A Vision for the Future of Christchurch

1:00pm Friday, 23 November 2018
3:00pm Friday, 23 November 2018
Christchurch Art Gallery
Montreal Street
Christchurch, Canterbury 8013
New Zealand

The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Hon Dr Megan Woods, will articulate what she sees as the role of central government in completion of the rebuild and beyond and what needs to be done to make this vision a reality. The Minister will also consider how this links to the future of the South Island and its regions and how the Government's big ideas will impact on Christchurch, Canterbury and the South Island region.

Minister Woods' address will be followed by a facilitated and interactive panel discussion where panellists will further discuss these issues and answer questions from the audience.

Numbers are limited for this event so book today to reserve your place. Ticket price includes networking drinks and canapes.

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The Hon Dr Megan Woods, Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Hon Dr Megan Woods is a Christchurch local and has been a Member of Parliament for Wigram since 2011. Following the 2017 election, Megan was sworn in as a Minister of the Crown with portfolio responsibilities including the Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Energy and Resources, Research, Science and Innovation, and responsibility for the Earthquake Commission.

In her role as a local MP, Megan has wored alongside Cantabrians on important issues, in particular as many move on from the devestating earthquakes that struck the city in 2010 and 2011. With her Ministerial focus on Christchurch, she wants closure for all Cantabrians.

In opposition, Megan held various portfolios - including Climate Change and Canterbury Isues - helping her to gain an understanding of a wide range of issues and build important relationships, especially in Christchurch. Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, Megan worked as a Business Manager at Plant & Food Research. She holds a PhD in New Zealand History from the University of Canterbury.



Joanna Norris, Chief Executive, ChristchurchNZ

Joanna is the Chief Executive of ChristchurchNZ, the new economic development and city profile agency charged with igniting bold ambition for Christchurch. Previously Joanna was the Editor of the Press and South Island Editor in Chief for Fairfax Media.

Joanna joined ChristchurchNZ in October 2017 and is passionate about the city and region and the role of ChristchurchNZ to ignite excitement, connect changemakers and grow confidence. An ardent city leader, Joanna is focussed on growing the city's reputation as a vibrant and exciting place surrounded by mountains and beaches - a place where our people experiment and explore new ideas and innovate in business, technolocy and society. She believes each generation has a responsibility to care for the built, natural and social heritage that it inherits from the last.

Jamie Gough, Councillor, Christchurch City Council

Jamie is a third term City Councillor with a private sector background primarily in property and governance. He is Chairman of the Council's Central City Development Forum and Acting Chairman of the Regulatory Performance Committee.

Jamie is a Director of various private companies and Council Controlled Trading Organisations including Chair of Civic Building Ltd (CBL) and a Director of Christchurch City Holdings (CCHL), Gough Corporation Holdings Ltd, Gough Property Corporation Ltd and a former Director of Gough Group Ltd, Vbase Ltd and Canterbury Development Corporation Ltd.

Patrick Fontein, Director and Owner, Studio D4

Patrick has over 20 years of property consultancy, development and investment experience in the NZ market, with a predominant focus on Auckland and Christchurch. With colleague Payl Naylor, they operate Studio D4 - a property consultancy and development management company, and own a number of property development and investment companies throughout New Zealand.

Studio D4 have been active in Christchurch Property development and investment since before the Canterbury earthquakes, having completed 12 projects in the last 10 years with a value in excess of $200million. The Vodafone, Kathmandu, Dux Central, Lichfield Courtyard and SALT Carpark buildings are prominent Innovation Precinct Projects completed by Studio D4. Current projects include converting the IRD Building into the Lighthouse Tertiary education, research and commercialisation Hub and the 66 Oxford Terrace luxury apartments. Patrick has huge faith in the massive opportunity that we all have to build an amazing new city centre in Christchurch.


 Non-member $96.00
 Member (50% discount) $48.00

All prices exclude 15% GST.

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Contact Information

Amelia Flynn

South Island Branch Manager

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Additional Information

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Event timings

Event Start1.00pm
Networking 2.00pm