FRIDAY June 20, 2008
7. 00 pm Welcome and buffet dinner
8. 30 pm David Flint – Constitutional changes in Australia and New Zealand?
Chaired by Mike Hutcheson
SATURDAY June 21, 2008
9. 00 am Greg O'Connor
Iain Saunders - What’s been happening to our police?
The politics and the pressures
Chaired by Nevil Gibson
10. 30 am Morning Tea
11. 00 am Chris Finlayson, MP - The Treaty of Waitangi – why it matters
Dr Elizabeth Rata - Strategies by Treaty and custom
Chaired by Matthew Hooton
12. 45 pm Lunch. Time out follows.
3. 30 pm Afternoon Tea.
3. 45 pm Warren Reed - "...like thunder out of China..."
China and the New Asia: Lesser-Known Realities: As China flexes its muscles
on the global stage, speculation naturally arises over how it will use its
power - politically, militarily and economically. Rather than have fear
drive our analysis, how can we reasonably project what might be coming
from trends and signals already visible? –
Dr Li Dong - What hasn’t changed in China that should worry us?
Chaired by Tim Groser, MP
Symposium Bar Open
6. 30 pm The Being Upstanding Award. Dinner and after-dinner forum.
The new format - Issues of importance.
Master of Ceremonies....Jim Hopkins
- takes personal charge of the winter solstice – and the sounds of summer coming!
SUNDAY June 22, 2008
9. 30 am Dr Hal G.P Colebatch - A fragile Flame?
The uniqueness of, and the present attack upon, scientific and technological civilisation
Chaired by Dr Don Brash
11.30 am Morning Tea.
11. 45 am Book time
Quentin Wilson, Phoenix Publishing
Dr Neville Bennett
12. 30- 12.45pm. Lunch
Dircetor, Cognos Ltd