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Whakamanawa 2024 - The National Social Services Conference

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Mihi mai, whakatau mai, haere mai

Nau Mai, Haere Mai ki Whakamanawa 2024 – The National Social Services Conference!

Earlybird Registrations now available!

Whakamanawa is about inspiring, encouraging and connecting us across our social sector, enabling attendees to return to their communities and hapori revitalised, with new tools and maatauranga for the mahi ahead.

As the host of Whakamanawa, Social Service Providers Te Pai Ora o Aotearoa warmly invites you and your fellow kaimahi to gather with us in beautiful Ōtautahi at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre on 16 & 17 September. We welcome everyone who works in Aotearoa New Zealand's social sector to join the 250+ fellow delegates from throughout the community-based social services, the government social sector and a wide range of connected spaces.

After Whakamanawa 2024 you will be inspired, informed, reconnected and ready to take ideas for action back to your organisation. You will be revitalised to take up the challenges and opportunities of working in te ao huri huri together with Aotearoa New Zealand’s children, rangatahi, families and whānau.

We also encourage you to get your ticket today for the Conference Dinner. This will be a chance to gather with colleagues and friends and celebrate the impact our social services and social sector makes every day.

So grab your tickets now, and encourage your friends and fellow kaimahi to get theirs, too! 

Earlybird tickets will be available until 16 August 2024.

We are pleased to be able to offer discounted accommodation rates in Ōtautahi during Whakamanawa 2024, find out more here.

*Limited discounted registrations

We understand that attending Whakamanawa 2024 can be a large expense for many of our members and we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to take part. We have a limited number of discounted registrations ($300 for an individual) available for Te Pai Ora SSPA members who are based outside of Ōtautahi and have an organisational budget of less than $250,000 per year.

If you would like to apply for one of these registrations please contact our CEO Belinda Himiona, and provide the name of the kaimahi you are applying for, their role within your organisation and your organisation name.

Become one of Sponsors or Exhibitors

As the host of Whakamanawa, Social Service Providers Te Pai Ora o Aotearoa warmly invites you and your organisation to join us as a Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor for Whakamanawa 2024. You can apply here or find out more below.