Mahi Tahi | Working Together

 Digital Diversity, Collaboration, Inclusion

Friday 28 October, 2022

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa


Early bird registration is now open - you can register here online.

Registration Options and Fees

Early Bird
Closes Wednesday 5 October 2022

From Thursday 6 October 2022

Member in-person$450$550
Member virtual$340$410
Non-Member in-person$550$650
Non-Member virtual$410$490

To check whether your agency is already a member of GOVIS, click here. Agency membership is $200/year and individual membership is $45/year (including GST). For information on how to become a GOVIS member, click here.

All fees are in New Zealand dollars (NZD) and include Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 15%. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard during registration or you can select to pay later. A purchase order number can be entered on the payment page when selecting Tax Invoice. Full payment is required 14 days after registration or before the conference, whichever date is earlier.

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel your registration on or prior to 5 October 2022 you will receive a refund less an administration fee of $95 inc GST. Cancellations made from 5 October 2022 are non-refundable.

As an alternative to cancelling your registration, you may instead transfer it to another person. Please notify the conference organisers by email of the replacement attendee's name and contact details. 

No registration refunds will be provided in the event of COVID-19 restrictions disrupting a delegate’s ability to attend the event. If you are unable to attend in-person, you will still be able to access to the livestream of the conference. If COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from holding the conference in-person, we will move it online.

Call for presentations

The call for presentations for GOVIS 2022 Mahi Tahi has been extended by a week! It will now close on 5pm Monday 1st August. To submit your idea, please complete our presentation proposal form here. You may:

  • Complete a written proposal, or
  • Request to pitch your proposal to the committee over Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

If you have a great idea for a speaker, then why not nudge them to submit a proposal? Alternatively you can share your presentation topic and speaker ideas with our Conference Organiser on 027 410 6567 or email

Why present at GOVIS 2022 Mahi Tahi?
We strive to make GOVIS conferences as inclusive as possible of different topics and speakers - so we need everyone’s perspectives. Presenting is an opportunity both to support your fellow public servants, and to develop yourself professionally:

  • Share your experiences and korero to help build the capability of the New Zealand government information, data and technology community
  • Build lasting networks with your peers
  • Raise the profile of your work and build your reputation as a professional
  • Receive a free conference registration
  • Receive complimentary professional presenter training

About the conference

The theme for GOVIS 2022 is Mahi Tahi, which can be translated as ‘working together’ and encapsulates a sense of diversity, collaboration and inclusion. The protests at Parliament in February to March 2022 showed us what can happen when people feel excluded, divided, and not heard. This conference will focus on how we can work together to deliver digital public services which are diverse, collaborative, and inclusive. 

Diversity means that our teams and services reflect, value and understand the communities we are here to serve in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Public Service Act explicitly requires chief executives to pursue fairness and diversity and to foster a workplace that is inclusive for all. We want all public servants to feel valued, supported, and respected. And we want our digital workplaces and digital services to reflect that.

Collaboration means that the public service is co-creating our digital future with all New Zealanders. We need to work more effectively across agencies and strengthen our relationships with businesses, NGOs and iwi. This will open the way for more effective partnership and co-governance in the face of challenges like COVID-19, inequality, low productivity and climate change.

Inclusion means ensuring that all New Zealanders have the tools, services, and skills they need to participate in, contribute to, benefit from, and lead in the digital world. This includes helping people to understand what the internet and digital technology can do for them, providing affordable access to digital technology, building digital skills in the community, and providing services we can all trust and have confidence in.

We will be inviting speakers to share their experiences and kōrero, to help others learn how we can strengthen Mahi Tahi in the public service and across Aotearoa New Zealand.  As a little food for thought, spend some time considering some of our challenges: 

  • What do we know about the barriers to digital diversity, digital collaboration, and digital inclusion? What research and learnings can you share with others?
  • What works to improve diversity, collaboration, and inclusion? And what doesn’t work?
  • How does the public service need to change to become more diverse and inclusive in a digital world?
  • How can our work support the aspirations and culture of tāngata whenua in a digital world?
  • What new digital collaborations are emerging, and how can others get involved?

GOVIS 2022 is a one day conference and will include a mixture of keynote speakers and case studies. The confirmed programme will be released in August 2022.


The sponsorship prospectus can be viewed here.

If you are interested in sponsoring the GOVIS 2022 Conference, please contact the Conference Organiser.

Key dates for GOVIS 2022

Sponsorship opensJune 2022
Call for Presentations opens27 June 2022
Early bird registration opensmid-July 2022
Call for Presentations closes1 August 2022
Presenters confirmedAugust 2022
Programme releasedAugust 2022
Early bird registration closesEarly October 2022

Contact us

Twelve Conferences + Events are our Conference Organisers, for all conference related queries, please contact them on:

+64 27 410 6567