We know you’ve been anxiously awaiting it, so we are pleased to say that the Preliminary Programme for the WasteMINZ 25th Annual Conference ‘Focus on the Future’ is now available.

The whole WasteMINZ team have worked long and hard to ensure that the conference programme is jam packed with topical issues. So make sure you check out the Preliminary Programme and then book your spot.

Keynote Announcement:

We have previously announced some outstanding keynote speakers, including:

  • Dr Liz Goodwin, Chief Executive of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP, UK)
  • Steve Tighe, Australian futurist and foresight manager
  • Lawrence Yule, President of Local Government New Zealand
  • Mai Chen, founding partner of Chen Palmer, Public Law Specialists
  • Bernard Hickey, leading financial and political journalist
  • Nigel Latta, registered clinical psychologist, author and star of TV’s “The Politically Incorrect Guide to…”

We are now in the position to announce another two, they are:

Mike Cosman: Mike was a member of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety, which found that New Zealand’s current health and safety system is not fit for purpose. Mike has worked in the health and safety field for 33 years both in New Zealand and internationally. This includes 25 with the HSE (UK) and three years with the Department of Labour as National Operations Manager and Chief Advisor.

Mike will be presenting on the Taskforce findings and what this means for our industry.

James Winchester: James is a Wellington-based partner in Simpson Grierson’s local government and environment group. His primary area of practice is advising on resource management and environmental law, with a particular focus on energy, utilities, and infrastructure projects. He has extensive advocacy experience and has presented numerous papers and seminars on resource management and environmental matters.

James will be presenting as part of the conference’s Contaminated Land stream on “The Contaminants NES – are the legal risks greater than the health risks?”

Super Saver registration closes soon:

Our Super Saver registration offers you exceptional savings; it doesn’t get any better value than this! So act quickly and save yourself plenty of $$!

Super Saver registration closes on 31 August. So be sure to check out the Preliminary Programme (which includes all your registration options) and then book your spot!