Te Rauparaha Arena, 30 June & 1 July

Friday 30th June 2017

Time Activity
5.30pm - 7.30pm
7.30pm - 8:00pm
Opening Ceremony
Opening ceremony including the Men of Tokelau,
Welcome by local Iwi
Opening address by Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Porirua.
8.00pm - 8.15pm
Key Note Speaker
Rt. Hon. Bill English, Prime Minister
8.15pm - 8.30pm
Key Note Speaker
Grainne Moss, Chief Executive, Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki.
8.30pm - 8.40pm
Response from the Community
Fa'amatuainu Tino Pereira, Central Pacific Collective, Pacific Business Trust.
8.40pm - 9:10pm
Panel Session Featuring Pacific Men of Wellington
A Panel Session of prominent local Pacific men talk about their personal journeys and their insights into the place of Pacific men today.

•  Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereia, Convenor of Panel
•  Peseta Sam Lotu’Iiga (Government MP)
•  Kris Faafoi (MP for Mana)
•  Ace Tiatia (Athletes Village)
9.10pm - 9:25pm
Key Note Speaker
La'auli Michael Jones, Rugby Legend and Pacific Leader
9:25pm - 9.30pm
Rev. Nove Vailaau (EFKS, Central Pacific Collective)
9.30pm to 10.30pm
Supper & Connecting Marketplace (Networking)

Saturday 1st July 2017

Time Activity
8.00am - 9.00am
Check out the Exhibitor tables. Gather information and connect with some of the services available in our region.
9.00am - 9.30am
Welcome & Official Keynote Address
Introduction by Liz Tanielu, Pasefika Proud, Ministry for Social Development.
Minister for Pacific Peoples & Associate Minister for Children Hon Alfred Ngaro.
9.30am – 10.00am
Keynote Speaker Testimonies
Guest Keynote Speakers:
•  David Tua – Boxing legend
•  Chris Te’o – Local legend and Founder of the Uso Bike Ride
10.00am – 10.30am
10.30am – 12.00pm
  • Getting Yourself Up After Being Knocked Down
  • Building Financial Capability: Managing Your Money Before It Manages You!
  • Brotha D’s Formula for Creating Stars
  • Man Talk: Part 1
  • Promoting Pacific Health
  • Be the Entrepreneur
  • Man Up : Raising Fathers To Save Our Children
  • Strengthening Pacific Representation
  • A Father’s Message to his Sons to Help Them Move Forward and Succeed
  • Don’t Meth Around
  • USO Bike Ride
12.00pm – 1.00pm
1.00pm – 2.30pm
  • Getting Yourself Up After Being Knocked Down
  • Building Financial Capability: Managing Your Money Before It Manages You!
  • Man Talk: Part 2
  • Managing Stress - From Enraged to Engaged
  • From Bouncer and Broken to Blessed
  • From Boys to Men
  • Brotha D’s Formula for Creating Stars
  • Pacific Offending & Personal Testimony
  • Change Your Behaviour Change Your Life!
  • Capital & Coast District Health Board
  • Ahtletes Village
2.30pm – 3.00pm
3.00pm – 4.00pm
Plenary Session – Putting It All Together?
Summary Session of workshops and poll results (live poll results during the workshops). How to put it all together, continue a social movement of change.

Panel Convenor Samson Samasoni, (Wellington Pacific Leaders’ Forum)
  • David Rutherford (Chief Commissioner, Human Rights Commission)
  • Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira (Central Pacific Collective, Pacific Business Trust)
  • Murray Edridge (Philanthropic Sector, former Govt Official)
4.00pm - 5.00pm
A Pledge for Change & Finale
A pledge for change and finale ceremony, facilitated by Pastor Taefu Heker Robertson
5.00pm – 6.30pm
Connecting Marketplace & BYO (Buy Your Own) Supper
Connect and network with other Pacific men before the live rugby coverage. Supper will NOT be provided but food trucks and a sausage sizzle will be available at the venue for you to purchase food.
6.30pm – 10.30pm
Live Rugby Coverage - Presented by Central Pacific Collective
Continue to connect and network over live coverage of the match, Live in the Arena. Food trucks and a sausage sizzle will be available for you buy food and drinks throughout the time of the game.