2017 Conference

Christchurch cityscape with creek and green trees
The 2017 PANZ conference was held at Rydges Latimer in Christchurch, New Zealand on 24 and 25 July 2017. The theme was Changing Societies – Measuring People and Places in Transition.

The conference included papers on a range of population-related issues and analyses such as population change, Maori and ethnic populations, migration, health, education, labour market, identity and community change.

Key note speakers included: Associate Professor Bronwyn Haywood from the University of Canterbury, Associate Professor Damon Salesa from the University of Auckland, Hana O’Reagan from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Daniel Clarke from the United Nations, ESCAP and Duncan Young from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Click here for the 2017 conference presentations.
Emeritus Professor Dick Bedford, President of the Royal Society of New Zealand, discusses the work of the Society.
Associate Professor Damon Salesa presenting his keynote on ‘Where next for Pacific peoples and those who study them?’
Daniel Clarke of the United Nations, ESCAP, presenting on ‘Demographics and disasters in transition’.
Dr Andrew Butcher presenting  ‘New Zealand Crime and Victim Survey – why it is important’.
Panel discussion: Dr Natalie Jackson and Emeritus Professor Dick Bedford discuss the ‘Pros and cons of the rapid increase in New Zealand’s population’.
Outgoing President Dr Andrew Butcher with incoming President Dr Rosemary Goodyear