Māori engagement and project communications for the Waikato ExpresswayRegister Now
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The Waikato Expressway is the largest infrastructure project ever built in the region and has required plenty of communications and engagement support from the NZ Transport Agency. Iwi consultation and relationship building has been vital, especially where sections have passed through culturally sensitive areas like Rangiriri and Huntly.
The team are happy to host PRINZ members and guests at the Hamilton section site office and visitor centre. Senior Manager for the Transport Agency’s Māori unit, Nicholas Manukau, will discuss the communications and engagement content in the agency’s Māori strategy Te Ara Kotahi, while Expressway's Communications and Stakeholder manager Simon Brandon, and Hamilton Section Communications Manager Grant Hubbard, will also add to a discussion about what big project communications look like.
A light lunch will be provided.
The site office is signposted off Ruakura Road, just past the University of Waikato (from Ruakura, turn onto Percival Road and then onto Ryburn Road). You can’t miss it – there’s a four-lane highway taking shape there!