The Auckland stakeholders’ function was held on 5 September and was co-hosted by corporate member ANZ. This was a new departure for the Trust as in the past all events have been held at Parliament.  This new approach allows the Trust to have wider engagement with its corporate members to include staff who have recently participated in the Parliamentary Seminar programmes.


On arrival guests were welcomed by Peter Griffiths (Chair), and Nancy McConnell (Deputy Chair).


During the event, the Chair gave a short speech on the purpose and work of the Trust. Afterwards, Sophia Li was presented with her University of Auckland politics and public policy prize sponsored by the Trust.


Feedback received from attendees was strongly in favour of future Auckland network based events.