Conference Programme

 FRIDAY 24 MAY 2019

3.00pm – 4.30pm

4.00pm – 4.20pm

5.00pm – 5.30pm

5.30pm – 6.30pm

6.30pm – 7.30pm

7.30pm – 8.00pm

8.00pm – 8.30pm

8.30pm – 9.00pm




Registrations open at TSB Showplace

Board the buses for Parihaka Marae

Powhiri & Welcome at Parihaka Papakainga

Kai-shared Meal with Members of the Marae

Wananga:  Includes Parihaka Story

Puanga Haeata: Ruakere Hond

Maatu Kahu Whakatere – Tikanga (scattering ashes)

Poroaki: Blessings of the Dead

Buses depart for TSB Showplace



8.00am – 8.30am

8.30am – 8.50am

8.50am – 9.00am

9.00am – 10.30am

10.30am – 10.55am

11.00am – 12.15pm

12.15pm – 12.45pm

12.45pm – 1.40pm                      




Welcome: CANZ President Dianne Troup – includes the Whakatau

MC – notices

Plenary Session 1: Anthony Burke, President Australian FCC:  Looking After YOU and Creating Opportunities for Business Success

Morning Tea

AGM: CANZ Executive David Moger to present

Plenary Session 2: Jamie Allen Taranaki Retreat


1.45pm – 3.15pm

Elizabeth Bennett
The Art and Craft of Blessing

Paula McGill – VCANZ
The Why, The How and the What?

Lisa Gilmer – Client Connection
Raising the Bar on Social Media Content

Lynsi Latham Saunders
Honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi Celebrants

3.15pm – 3.40pm

3.45pm – 4.30pm

4.30pm – 6.00pm

6.30pm – late




SUNDAY 26 MAY 2019

Afternoon Tea

Plenary Session 3: Jeff Montgomery Births, Death & Marriages (BDM) Update -including Q&A session with questions pre-submitted

Workshop Session: Kate McFarlane – Et Vous Informal Networking Fashion and The Celebrant

Formal Dinner and Entertainment @ TSB Showplace Entertainment Troupe ‘Solid Gold’ Dress Code: ‘After-Five’ Attire




8.30am – 8.45am

8.45am – 9.25am


Plenary Session 4: David Moger FDANZ CEO Funeral Directors Association NZ Update

9.30am – 11.00am

Winnie Duggan & Kerry-Ann Stanton
When Facebook Isn’t Enough – Supervision and Mentoring to Maximise Your Skills as a Celebrant
Part 1 Double Session for Advanced Practice Celebrants

Jane Godfrey
Writing a Ceremony – The What, How and Why for Making it Outstanding
For Emerging Celebrants

Tricia Hendry
Empowering Children and Teenagers’ Rituals and Ceremonies

Jenn Quinn
Business Training and Valuing Ourselves

11.00am – 11.20am

11.20am – 11.25am

Morning Tea


11.30am – 1.00pm

Winnie Duggan & Kerry-Ann Stanton
When Facebook Isn’t Enough – Supervision and Mentoring to Maximise Your Skills as a Celebrant
Part 2 Double Session for Advanced Practice Celebrants

Mike Aro – Manager Vosper’s Funeral Home
Celebrant or Director?

Paul Rangiwahia
Mental Warrant of Fitness

Anthony Burke – President Australian FCC
The Real You – Working on Your Own Business and Performance

1.00pm – 1.45pm

1.45pm – 2.00pm

2.00pm – 3.30pm



Notices & Presentation by our incoming 2020 Branch Conference Hosts

Plenary Session 5: Tricia Hendry A Sustainable You – a Practical Approach to Mental Well-Being While Supporting and Leading Others Through Challenging Life Transitions

3.35pm – 4.00pm

Closing Ceremony: Officiated by CANZ President Dianne Troup – includes the Poroporoaki

Thank You to our amazing SPONSORS. without their generous support our programme would not be possible: