PROGRAMME

For the last 14 years EMPA has brought together expert practitioners and researchers from around Australia, the US, New Zealand and Europe. They share frameworks and lessons learned – to stimulate thinking, encourage conversation and create change.

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How videography explained Marlborough’s storm response and recovery.

Accessibility for all

Effective joint agency communications

Red weather warnings

Navigating the Ministerial office

Maritime emergency communications

Communicating scientific concepts

Impact of weather events on the roads system

PANEL: Communicating the NZ vaccine rollout

PANEL: Role of the media in the NZ vaccine rollout

PANEL: Westport Floods, July 2021

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PROGRAMME

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER 2022

Day 1

Programme

TIME
SESSION
SPEAKER

8:00

Registration

Chair: Karl Ferguson, Conference chair

9:00

Mihi whakatau / Welcome

9:10

Welcome Address

TBC

9:50

KEYNOTE

Cheryl Barnes, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

TBC

10:30

Morning tea

Chair:  Anthony Frith, National Emergency Management Agency

10:50

PANEL: Communicating New Zealand’s vaccine rollout

John Walsh, Ministry of Health 
Rachel Lorimer,
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme 
Heather Peacocke,
DPMC 
Alexis Starkey,
Auckland DHB

12:15

Lunch

Chair: Victoria Walker, Auckland Council

13:05

News Bulletin: 

13:15

Media Panel

Andrew Holden, NZ Trade & Enterprise (facilitator)

View from the frontline – the role of media in the NZ Vaccine Programme

14:05

Climate change update

Chris Brandolino, NIWA

TBC

14:40

Afternoon tea

Chair: Michele Poole, Fire and Emergency NZ

15:10

News Bulletin:

15:15

PANEL: Westport floods – July 2021

Erica Andrews, West Coast PIM
Lisa Glass, EMET/PIM
Sean Judd, Controller
Bob Dixon, Recovery
Gary Knowles, NEMA

TBC

16:00

Giving residents a front-seat view

Andrew Strugnell, Videographer & Editor

How videography explained Marlborough’s storm response and recovery efforts

16:40

Conference Close

18:00

Pre-dinner drinks – Oceania foyer, Te Papa Wellington

18:30

Conference dinner – Oceania, Te Papa, Wellington

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER 2022

Day 2

Programme

TIME
SESSION
SPEAKER

8:30

Registration

Chair: Jen Andrews, Flying Squad Communications

9:00

KEYNOTE

Andrew Campbell, CCH New Zealand

TBC

9:50

EMPA NZ Awards for Excellence in Emergency Communication

Readiness & Resilience and Media category winners

10:00

Morning tea

Chair: Sam Rossiter-Stead, Wellington City Council

10:30

News Bulletin: 

10:35

EMPA NZ Awards for Excellence in Emergency Communication

Research category winner

10:40

TBC

A/Prof Helen Petousis-Harris, The University of Auckland

TBC

11:15

Misinformation

Charlie Sklenar, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

TBC

11:50

Red weather warnings

Lisa Murray, MetService

TBC

12:25

Lunch

Chair: Michele Poole, Fire and Emergency NZ

13:25

EMPA NZ Awards for Excellence in Emergency Communication

Response and Recovery category winners

13:35

Communicating scientific concepts

Prof Tom Wilson, University of Canterbury

TBC

14:10

Looking at radio differently

Andrew Jeffries, Brian FM

TBC

14:45

Navigating the Ministerial office

Stefan Weir, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

After giving a brief overview of the Ministerial Office, Stefan will outline what happens for Ministers when an emergency occurs, explain why information is sought in such a hurry and what it is used for and provide some useful tips for supporting Ministers prior to and during emergencies.

15:20

Conference wrap-up

Karl Ferguson, Conference Chair

15:30

Afternoon tea / Conference Close