Keynotes

Tim Gill
Tim Gill, London, UK
Writer, researcher and advocate & consultant on childhood.

Tim Gill is an independent researcher, writer and consultant based in London, UK. He is interested in children's everyday lives and the changing nature of childhood, with a focus on children's play and free time. His work cuts across education, child care, recreation, planning and urban design, and speaks to decision makers, academics, commentators, practitioners and the wider public.
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Dr. Jackie Blunt
Dr. Jackie Blunt, Christchurch, New Zealand
Brainwave presenter, GP, health coach

Dr Jackie Blunt is a GP, health coach, qigong (which is like tai chi) and relaxation teacher, parent and Brainwave presenter. Jackie has been working with a wide variety of people in New Zealand and overseas in her twenty plus years as a family doctor, and has always been interested in new ways of making sense of human life, and helping people find better ways of being healthier and happier. She has been a teacher and presenter both nationally and internationally in family medicine, and holistic health. Jackie was inspired to become a Brainwave presenter and help other New Zealanders gain access to this vital information. She hopes it will give all kiwi kids a much greater chance to do well in life and be happy.
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Ihirangi Heke
Dr. Ihirangi Heke, (Waikato / Tainui) New Zealand
Health and Physical education consultant. PG DipSci Environmental Management, M.Ed, Ph.D.

Dr. Ihi Heke is currently a health & physical education consultant working with Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore), University of Auckland and the New Zealand Ministries of Education and Health. Dr Heke previously held roles at the School of Physical Education at the University of Otago and Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia. Dr Heke is also a sport psychology consultant to New Zealand Sport, a swim coach and a motocross and mountain bike specialist.
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Vicki Wilson
Vicki Wilson, Northland, New Zealand
Top NZ show jumper, horse trainer and educator of children

Vicki Wilson has always had a passion for riding horses and started her career in an unorthodox fashion at 3 years old, riding and training the family sheep. A few decades on, Vicki is one of New Zealand's most successful and well-respected show jump riders, being known for her competitive edge and her ability to produce happy horses. She has won countless classes at the highest levels, right through to World Cup. She has represented New Zealand in the winning Trans-Tasman Young Rider team three times and has ridden under the New Zealand flag in Europe, with many wins and placings.
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