15 September update: The NZACA 2021 conference has been transferred to 1-3 March 2022 at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. Our team is working urgently to provide an updated programme for this event. 


Day 2:
1 - 3 March TBC


Welcome - Day 2

MC, Rawdon Christie


RVA's Blueprint for New Zealand's Retirement Villages Sector

John Collyns, Executive Director, Retirement Villages Association (RVA)


Political Party Address

Dr Shane Reti, National Party Deputy Leader and Health Spokesperson


Immigration, productivity, and wellbeing – future potential paths

Dr Ganesh Nana, Chair, Productivity Commission



Morning tea in Exhibition Hall , The Cloud

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Concurrent sessions


Concurrent session 1



Concurrent session 2

The Evolution of Everyday Banking

ASB Bank, Ross Currie

Joel Amosa, ASB Community Engagement Manager


Concurrent session 3

interRAI: Improving through Change

Margaret Milne, Director, interRAI Services
Dr Brigette Meehan, Principal Advisor, interRAI Services
Sally Aydon, Manager interRAI Education and Support Services


Concurrent session 4

Introduction to OPCAT and the Chief Ombudsman’s inspection programme

Stephanie Winson, Assistant Ombudsman, Systemic and Monitoring


NZ Economy, a world view  

Brad Olsen, Principal Economist, Infometrics 

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Keynote presentation: 

 The role of ARC in preventing emergency department overload

Dr John Bonning, Emergency Management Specialist, Waikato Hospital

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Lunch in the Exhibition Hall - The Cloud

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NZACA/EBOS Healthcare Excellence in Care Awards - finalist presentations


Town Hall session

An open forum panel focused on policy and strategic matters facing the ARC sector.

Facilitated by MC Rawdon Christie.  


Conference summary, Rawdon Christie, MC


Conference closing, Prize draws and refreshments in the Exhibition Hall, The Cloud

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      7.00pm-11.00pm         ASB Bank Gala dinner, and NZACA/EBOS Healthcare Excellence in Care Awards ceremony, Shed 10                                                


*This programme is subject to change

TBC - presenter to be confirmed

Updated 7 August 2021.