Dinner - Let's Get Together - Waikato

Date: Friday, 25th May 2018
Time: 5 pm for a drink, main programme 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: Coopers Function Centre, Cnr Mystery Creek Rd & Angus Rd, Hamilton

Get your glad rags on, and join us for an evening of good company, great food and excellent entertainment. We have two outstanding speakers in our line-up:

Cameron Bagrie

2008, 1998, 1988 and 1978 were all bad years. Will history repeat or be averted?

Cameron will talk about the global economy, how NZ is faring, and what it all means for the dairy sector.

Cameron was formerly the chief economist at ANZ before branching out to form Bagrie Economics earlier this year.

Steve Wyn-Harris

Welcome to the farming world of Steve Wyn-Harris, Hawke’s Bay sheep and beef farmer, and well-known journalist and broadcaster. Steve will share stories about his farming career and some of his views about agriculture.

Steve has won several industry awards for his on-farm work but also for services to the wider sector. He is currently Chairman of the East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards and, amongst other roles, was a director of Landcorp, so at one stage he was one of the country’s bigger dairy farmers, although he never actually miked a cow.

More about the speakers

Cameron has been an economist for 20 years, 11 of which were as the chief economist at ANZ. He has developed a reputation for taking a forthright stand on even the hardest of economic issues. He also previously worked as an economist at the National Bank, Treasury and Statistics New Zealand.

At ANZ Cameron took the team beyond commentary on the usual economic indicators and wrote extensively on everything from agriculture to banking and credit facilitation, key industries and Government fiscal policy. His approach to economics is pragmatic and non-ideological.

Steve Wyn-Harris is a sheep and beef farmer (with some forestry) from Waipukurau. He is the sole employee. His wife Jane and their three sons don’t pay him for his sterling work on behalf of the family, preferring instead to live off his farm income. However, they very much appreciate his labours and show him their appreciation by being nice whenever possible.

Steve has written a weekly national column for 21 years which for the past decade has appeared in the NZ Farmers Weekly. This is nearly 1000 columns, or 700,000 words, easily eclipsing War and Peace. In that time, Steve has never missed a deadline but has often begged for an extension. He is also a broadcaster, with a twice weekly radio show on Central FM and a fortnightly chat on The Country radio show.

How to get there
Map of Coopers Function Centre, Hamilton

Special dietary requirements
If you are coming to this event and you have special dietary requirements please email us to let us know what they are at smash.registrar@gmail.com

Get in early as numbers are limited!!



DairyNZ Levy Payer (Farmer) $45.00
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Industry (Non Farmer) $65.00
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