Celebrating the carer

The New Zealand Health Carer Symposium is for the carers who are the unsung heroes of the healthcare system. It is with pride that Kalandra Education Group and St Andrew’s Village present this Symposium offering a raft of knowledgeable speakers and the opportunity to join together in celebration and nurturing.

Experienced Speakers

Join Dr Julia Hennessey , Dr Frances Hughes and Claire Chitham

Master of Ceremonies – Lynette Forday

Dinner Speaker – Liam Malone

Coffee Breaks Included

Chat amongst yourselves during Coffee breaks and Lunch

Cocktail event

Cocktails and canapes, mixing and mingling while enjoying the sun setting.

Gala Dinner

Celebrating the carer – dress to impress

Goodie Bags

Enjoy the goodie bags and be in to win spot prizes throughout the day

Join in the celebrations at the Inaugural Symposium


0800 - 0900 Registration & coffee

Welcome 0900 - 0930

Karakia, Welcome and housekeeping


Speaker: Member of Parliament (TBC)

1015 - 1100

Speaker: Dr Frances Hughes


Morning Tea 1100 - 1130

1130 - 1215

Speaker: Dr Graeme Kidd

Those last days…. Caring for yourself while caring for others in the last days of life

1215 - 1300

Speaker: Dr Julia Hennessy  

Changability: How to cope with the stress of working in an environment that is ever changing

1300 - 1345

Speaker: Leah Pearsall


1345 - 1430 Lunch

1430 - 1515

Speaker: Robert Howard

Responding to an emergency: (Ex- Advanced Care Paramedic) has attended many incidences in aged care facilities over time and has seen it all. This is a fun presentation on how to not respond to incidents and by learning how not to we are hoping you will learn much better ways of managing. Be prepared to laugh.

1515 - 1600

Speaker: Kerry Attwood

Organising nutritious and cheap food to keep you going through your shift is usually the last thing on your mind so enjoy listening to the witty “Dame Kerry” about nutritious, cheap and easy snacks that just might inspire you.

1600 - 1645

Speaker: Claire Chitham

Self-care:  Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the living of the digestive tract. Claire shares her story of travelling from illness to wellness and achieving a balance using many different methods. This is a story of growth, self-awareness and courage that will resonate with many of you, so don’t miss on an opportunity to hear how to look after you, so you can take better care of others

Cocktails 1700 - 1830

Cocktails and Canapes while mixing and mingling and enjoying the sun set

MC for the evening: Lynette Forday

Dinner 1830 - 2200

Theme: Celebrating the Carer – Glitz and Glam (dress to impress)

Speaker: Liam Malone

Widely known as the world number one blade runner, Liam put that aside to follow his passion for technology and innovation. He continues to chase his dream of being a stand up comedian and running marathons.

Liam’s story of hitting rock bottom while at university to turning it all around will surprise and delight – an authentic and vulnerable delivery covering everything from overcoming adversity to mental health.


Benefits –Why Choose the NZ Health Carers Conference




Dinner Only


Conference and Dinner

  • Full conference
  • Cocktail function
  • Gala Dinner
  • Goodie Bags & Amazing Spot Prizes

Dinner Only

Tickets to Cocktail function/Gala Dinner may be purchased separately and are in limited supply.

This is a great way for managers to be part of the fantastic event.

  • Gala Dinner

Register your participation in “New Zealand Health Carer” symposium today!

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