Ata Marie Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Good morning Wellington!

Nau mai haere mai ki te D9920 Matariki Conference

Te Papa Tongarewa - Te Papa 24th, 25th June 2022

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Under current COVID-19 status: We are good to go!

Red 200 people limit  |  Orange 350 people limit  |  Virtual unlimited

What you should look forward to this year

We intend of making it an amazing and memorable one for you

Hosted in Te Whanganui-a-Tara - Wellington 

Hosted at the 'International awarded' venue,
Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa. 

An amazing lineup of speakers

We have a range of various speakers from different industries.
A full list of speakers can be found below.

Connect with Rotary

Your tickets come with dinner so you can enjoy a decadent meal and catch up with other Rotarian members. 

Conference Details

All you need to know about Conference 2022

24th 25th June 2022

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

55 Cable Street,

Te Aro, Wellington 6011

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Conference Keynote Speakers include:

Ola Ioane – in person

Ola is Head of Membership for Diversity Works New Zealand.

Ola is drawn to roles that reduce inequities and has a decade of experience providing solutions in the finance and health sector.

Robert Oliver – Virtual

Robert Oliver is a New Zealand chef, author and television presenter.

Ambassador for Le Cordon Bleu, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He is the presenter of REAL PASIFIK and was one of the authors chosen to represent New Zealand at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair.

Sir Ian Taylor – in person

Ian founded Animation Research Ltd (ARL).

In 1980, he had completed a law degree and started an entirely new career in television, where he was part of an industry that went from black-and-white film to colour video and on into the digital age.

Peter Boshier – in person

Peter Boshier is Chief Ombudsman for New Zealand.

Peter’s focus has been on a faster and more effective resolution of the Official Information Act and other complaints, working with government agencies to improve their practices and strengthening his team’s investigation and monitoring of prisons and public mental health facilities.

RI Vice President Valarie Wafer – Virtual

Valarie has continued to serve Rotary in a number of international roles. She is an International Trainer, a member of the Host Organizing Convention Committee Toronto 2018, a representative of the Rotary International President, and is an elected member of the Rotary International Board for 2020-2022.

RI Director Jessie Harman – in person

Jessie Harman is Zone 8 Rotary International Director for 2021-2023. In her professional life, Jessie has held senior roles in the Australian University sector as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International and Partnerships).  She is also a non-executive director on several boards, including as President of the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra

Conference MC include:

Rachel Te Rau E Wha Petero

Ng ā ti Tamaoho, Ng ā ti Whawhakia, Ng ā ti Tahinga, Ng ā ti Te Ata

With strong Māori genealogy to her tribal lands and people of Waikato-Tainui, Rachel advocates and drives gender equity, diversity and inclusivity through her international leadership roles in governance, business and community development. Rachel is the Founder and CEO of Rise2025 transforming the lives of 100,000 Indigenous women. She is also the co-author of Take Your Space, a 'how to' book from 16 diverse global women sharing their inspiring success secrets across all areas of society.

Simon Wi Rutene

Simon is an, accomplished and decorated international athlete, company director, trustee, publisher and an enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Simon brings a breadth of academic training and various professional roles, combined with over 40-years’ experience, as an elite sportsman and governor. He is a four-time Olympian and flagbearer for NZ at the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta has assigned RIPA RI Director Mahesh Kotbagi with COVID border restrictions we are awaiting a visitor’s Visa

Why do people love going to Rotary Conferences

and what to expect this year

  • A visit from a president's representative, who gives an update on Rotary International and inspires and motivates participants

  • A report on the district, including its successes and challenges

  • An official business meeting to discuss and vote on important district matters

  • Local and international speakers giving information on topics relevant to district members

  • Time to network, reconnect with friends and find inspiration for continuing service and community leadership

Get your Conference 2022 tickets today

Tickets are now available for a limited time

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Preconference - Thursday 23 June 2022

District Golf Tournament

  • Miramar Links Golf Club

  • Tee Off Time  –  10:00am

  • Cost: $100 includes packed lunch

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Day 1 - Friday 24th June 2022

Official Opening D9920 Matariki Conference:

  • Mihi Whakatau - Amokura Room

  • 10:00 - 10:30am

Keynote Speakers:

  • Rotary International Vice President – Valerie Wafer DEI Chair

  • Ola Ioane (Diversity Works NZ)

  • Robert Oliver (Pacific Food Revolution)

  • Sir Ian Taylor (ARL Industries)

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Day 1 Evening - Friday 24th June 2022

Rotary's Got Talent

  • Amokura Room – in-person and virtual

  • Start  –  7:15pm

  • Intermission  –  8:15 - 8:30pm

  • Award Prizes  –  9:20pm

  • Close for evening  –  9:30pm 

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Day 2 - Saturday 25th June 2022

Speakers continued
Panel Discussion

Keynote Speakers:

  • Peter Boshier – Chief Ombudsman for New Zealand

  • Rotaract Lead Panel Discussion – DEI

  • Call to Action Workshop – Lead Facilitator Ingrid Waugh

  • Hybrid model breakout groups

  • District Awards

  • 2023 Conferences – Local & International

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Day 2 Evening - Saturday 25th June 2022

Shining Stars Gala Dinner – Amokura Room

  • Pre- Dinner Drinks and Nibbles  –  5.30 pm

  • Dinner service begins  –  7.00pm

  • Close  –  11.45pm

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Post Conference - Sunday 26th June 2022

Wairarapa - Winery

Independent Options:

  • Explore Wellington

  • Train to Martinborough

  • Travel home

Video Introduction of District 9920 - Conference 2022