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Nau mai, Haere mai

Our theme this year is Leadership and Hauora.

Date: 19-21 September.

We are planning a great few days of networking, hauora, learning and connecting. The subsidised cost includes guest speakers, two nights accommodation, two breakfasts, two dinners, two lunches and some refreshments.

There will be two accommodation options as there has been a change of ownership of the Hanmer Springs Hotel. You will have the option to choose a hotel room, or a space in a shared villa.

All the hotel rooms have been booked for us, and the hotel owners have leased some of the now privately owned and managed villas on our behalf. The villas will be on a “first in, first catered for” booking as they are limited. All occupiers of the villa must register also, in order to secure the villa. If you choose to use your own accommodation, there is no reduction in price as this is a heavily subsidised event.

As always, Hanmer Springs Thermal resort and Hurunui Tourism are great supporters of this very important date in the CPPA calendar. They will be providing Hanmer Springs Thermal pools passes, Hanmer Springs Golf club passes, and discounted Hanmer Springs Spa sessions.

Registrations once open, will be taken up to and including 1 August.

Check out our programme below to see what’s planned!


Exceptional Speakers, exciting programme, and of course well deserved rest and relaxation away from school just before it all ramps up towards the end of the year.


Janine Morrell-Gunn.

Topic: Best Be You – 10ish Life Lessons


Janine Morrell-Gunn (Ngati Kahungungu descent)

Is founder and co-Director of WhitebaitMedia. Since 1999 WhitebaitMedia has served as a springboard for young creative talent supporting NZs screen industry. Janine has been responsible for the creation and production of 4,500 hours of content including many of New Zealand‘s leading children’s programmes including The Son of a Gunn Show, What Now, Bumble, The Erin Simpson Show, 2Kaha, Darwin & Newts, Fanimals and Brain Busters. 

 The former TVNZ Head of Children’s is a strong advocate for giving young people a voice, growing confidence in our youth and celebrating our cultural diversity.

 Based in Christchurch Janine is a passionate Cantabrian raising over $1million with Adopt a Chch Family following the Canterbury earthquakes and installing the White Lights of Hope to shine out from the Cathedral Square’s Red Zone. 

 Janine has served on the SPADA, WIFT and SMC College Boards and currently chairs the Cholmondeley Children’s Centre Trust Board and is a Board member of The Uru Manuka Trust, Creative New Zealand Arts Council and Maia Health Foundation. 

 Janine lives on 10 acres in Tai Tapu, has four children, five if you count her husband, one mokopuna, a cat, dog, chooks and a horse.


Cassie Roma

Cassie Roma, Advisor to the CEO on 2021’s revamp of The Apprentice Aotearoa is a California native, and after 17 years in New Zealand, a proud YanKiwi.
Passionate about creative content, social media strategy, the influencer economy, & storytelling across mediums both emerging and traditional, Cassie has literally lived & breathed the digital revolution.

Whilst she has spent the majority of her career working in and with large corporates, she is now a fully-fledged entrepreneur, working as both Founder & Director of CR&Co, a game-changing consultancy & multi-media business built around the impactful areas of brands where creativity, content and code collide. She is a published author, international keynote speaker, award-winning social media strategist, & a documentary filmmaker to boot!

Passionate about creative content, social media strategy, the influencer economy, and storytelling across mediums both emerging and traditional, Cassie has literally lived and breathed the digital revolution. All the while steering the social media and digital storytelling ships for brands like Air New Zealand, ANZ Bank, Mighty River Power, NZME, and The Warehouse Group.

She can also add the title of entrepreneur to her title now as she is currently Founder and Director of CR&Co – her newest venture into storytelling for business, brand strategy, social media mastery, influencer marketing and beyond.



Thanks as always, to our sponsors and business partners, who make this subsidised event possible.



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