Conference Presentation Slides


2019 Professional Development Conference Presentation slides.

(Slides in programme order)

Day 1: Wednesday 20th March 2019

Morning session - Response Management:

M Bovis Outbreak, Vanessa Coull, Ministry for Primary Industries

Strangers in a Strange Land - EHO's working on the M Bovis Outbreak, Stephen Bell, Ministry for Primary Industries

An Environmental Health Officer's rile in today's world, Raaj Govinda, Holmes Farsight

Kaikoura Earthquake Experience, Victor Ikini, New Zealand Defense Force

New EH Course: Environmental Health Risk Management for Disasters, Wyatt Page, Massey University


After lunch session - Housing and Hoarding:

Housing and Health - What's going on, Lisa Burrough (DCC Eco Design Advisor), Vicki Cowan (Co-manager HPA training programme)

Inter-agency collaboration with squalor and hoarding, Alison Smith, Whanganui District Council

*Taming the Dragon - Hoarding: A Hoarder's perspective, Karen Ave, RESPECT Southland.

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Late afternoon session - Food Processes:

Sous Vide and Acidification, Professor Phil Bremer, University of Otago Food Science Department


Day 2: New Zealand Food Safety Day, Thursday 21st March 2019

Morning session:

One Plan, One Verifier, Susanna Barris (Manager Food Systems and Culture, NZFS), Shona Scott (Principal Advisor, NZFS) and Monish Patel (Senior Service Designer, NZFS) 


Before Lunch session:

Continuing professional development, Susanna Barris (Manager Food Systems and Culture, NZFS)

Remote Verification, Chris Hewins (Specialist Advisor, NZFS)


After lunch session:

Working with challenging people and situations, NZFS Liaison team: Mike Webster, Damien Cleland and Maggie Wan

Best practice for TA Food Safety Officers: Annemeike Day (Auckland City Council) and Stephen Stout (Christchurch City Council)


Late afternoon session:

How to stay on top of your QMS, Christopher Kasonde (Advisor, NZFS)



Day 3: Friday 22nd March 2019

Morning session - Water:

Decrypting swimming pool risks and the challenges facing Environmental Health Practitioners, Sarah Cresswell, WSP-OPUS

Ross Creek boil water notice for Dunedin City, Tom Dyer, Dunedin City Council 3 Waters team


Before lunch session - Noise:

Noise Control: 28 years with the RMA - Reflections, learnings and best practice, Daniel Winter, Acoustic Consultant, Styles Group

Noise Sensitive Spaces: Auckland Unitary Plan - Operative in part, Andrew Gordon, Specialist, Auckland Council

Airport noise - reverse sensitivity, Chris Day, Marshall Day Acoustics

Dunedin noise control in a student city, Rex Johnston

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Afternoon session: Mixed Session

Amplify Piercing studio Dunedin: Case Study, Nicole Hellyer, Amplify Dunedin Director.

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Flood Restoration and the affects of not getting it right!, Dave Begg, Director of Pure Services Limited Dunedin

ORCA Food Waste System, Hamish Sisson, Interwaste