Blind Citizens NZ will be holding our AGM and Conference in Invercargill at the Ascot Park Hotel. We start with the official opening Friday morning 7 October, finishing with dinner and organisational awards the evening of Saturday 8 October. If you are interested in attending but yet to register, there is time to do so. You can attend in -person or virtually via ZOOM.

Darren Ludlow long-standing Invercargill City Councillor and Radio Southland’s Station Manager is doing the honours and carrying out the official opening. 

Guest presenters over the two days are:

▪ Hon Poto Williams Minister for Disability Issues;

▪ Ms Ronelle Baker Senior Advisor Census Accessibility Statistics NZ | Tatauranga Aotearoa;

▪ Ms Paula Tesoriero (MNZM) Chief Executive Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People;

▪ Latoa Halatau-Talagi (MNZM | Beamish Memorial), Co-Chair Pacific Disability Forum | Member of Government’s Community Steering Group | National Enabling Good Lives;

▪ Leo McIntyre, Chair Balance Aotearoa | Member of DPO Coalition delegation to Geneva;

▪ Thomas Bryan (Beamish Memorial) | second country delegate to World Blind Union | Member-for-Life Blind Citizens NZ;

▪ Clive Lansink (Beamish Memorial) | Director Accessible Information Communications | Member-for-Life Blind Citizens NZ 

For more information, or to register email  Alternately phone 0800 222 694.

We’ll update with more information and the agenda in the near future.