Mahi Tahi | Working Together


Digital Diversity, Collaboration, Inclusion

Friday 28 October, 2022

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

​Keynote announcement

It is with great pleasure that we can announce our opening keynote speaker for the conference. Paul Hunt is Aotearoa’s Chief Human Rights Commissioner - who for more than a decade has served as an independent human rights expert for the United Nations, reporting to the UN General Assembly and UN Human Rights Council.

Paul is a human rights expert who specialises in economic, social, and cultural rights. He has recent experience of divisive incidents in Aotearoa, having met with the Mongrel Mob in 2021 and with the parliamentary protestors in early 2022. 

Speaker announcement

We’re thrilled to announce and welcome three speakers for the upcoming conference in October. 

Firstly we give a warm welcome to Dr Tahu Kukutai, Professor at University of Waikato and recently elected Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Secondly, we can announce Rahul Watson-Govindan, CEO at Loomio and Advisory Board Member of the Iti Rearea Collective.

We’re also delighted to announce Craig Jones, Deputy Government Statistician and Deputy Chief Executive for Data System Leadership at StatsNZ. Craig proudly describes himself as a data nerd, and all of his roles in government have involved a strong focus on how government can collect, manage, and use data to make better decisions.

Remember, this is just the beginning! We are busy confirming our speakers and the draft programme will continue to evolve as speakers are confirmed, so keep an eye out for more exciting presentations!

Registration information

Registration is open and you can register here to reserve your spot!

We have 2 options for registration: In-person or virtual (as we have an additional stream for those who are unable to attend in person).

GOVIS 2022 is a great opportunity to be informed and inspired by peers and colleagues. The conference is a one-day event that will offer attendees a chance to connect, share and learn. The theme for GOVIS 2022 is Mahi Tahi, which can be translated as ‘working together’. 

If you’re still unsure, here’s another good reason to attend - You’ll make valuable connections. Conference contacts can be real lifesavers when you face an unexpected challenge and GOVIS is a great place to build your network of professional contacts.

For more information about the conference, including pricing and what’s covered in your registration, check out the Conference 2022 page.