Friday Itinerary


9:30 am Registration opens
  Morning tea and welcome
10:00 – 10:15

Welcome address (patient story)

Tama Koia will share his story

 10:20 – 10:40

Food Conscious Māori, sharing the connections between Te Ao Māori and Veganism

Raniera Rewiri



Introduction to plant based

Dr Martyn Williamson

Dr Coral Dixon

This will serve as an introduction to the plant based diet for those who have heard only the basics. This interactive session is with experienced GPs who will be able to cater the session to your questions.

Social media – practical tips for sharing your content

Shamiz and Shukul Kachwalla

Shukul and Shamiz have been running High Carb Health which involves a lot of internet appointments. In order for a modern business to succeed having a good knowledge of social media marketing is super important. Learn from those who are making a business work on how to market yourself in the era of Facebook and twitter.

12:15 – 1:10 Lunch
1:10 – 2:00

Permaculture: designing regenerative landscapes

Jasper Robards

Jasper will guide you on some common ideas around permaculture, focusing on helping you to build skills and healthy soil in order to build regenerative landscapes. This is an interactive session so you will be able to take full advantage of Jasper’s knowledge.

2:05 – 3:00

Cooking demonstration

Anna / Kelly / Sue

What conference on food is complete without a cooking demonstration?

3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon tea
3:30 – 4:10 

High yield brief exercise interventions

Morgen Smith

Morgen will present on quick and effective exercise tips for beginner fitness. This will get people moving safely and focus on the activities that are the most helpful. This interactive session will involve exercise for those who wish to partake (no spandex please).

Heartfulness guided session

Dr Patrick McHugh

Dr McHugh will give some background on heartfulness and heart rate variability and the science behind such. The session will include a guided meditation session on heartfulness. Come with an open heart.

4:15 – 5:00

Diet: 20% effort for 80% results

Dr Nick Wright

This session will focus on what are the highest yield brief interventions for practitioners to use with their patients, with knowledge that can be covered in 5 minutes on topics depending on audience demand, such as; gout, blood pressure, weight loss, acne, appropriate schedules for reviewing medications on a plant based diet.