2014 Annual Conference

The first New Zealand Centre for Investigative Journalism conference will be held on 28-29 June 2014 at the Massey University campus, Wellington. Like the NZCIJ itself, the conference is open to a wide range of people who are or would like to be doing investigative journalism.

$20 for teas and lunches, students $10 or negotiable. Please register on this website’s contact page, with your name, contacts and the title and description of any sessions you would like to run. We will send you details.


Saturday, 28 June 2014
09:00 Welcome
09:10 Trevor Morley (private investigator) on locating people and other tricks of trade
10:20 Morning tea
10:50 Simon McArley (formerly of the Serious Fraud Office) on investigating companies and fraud
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Tim McKinnel (private investigator) on investigating crime and justice issues
14:10 Mark Piper and Adam Boileau (information security specialist) on digital operational security for journalists
15:20 Afternoon tea
15:50 Stream 1: Participant-driven sessions Stream 2: Hands-on digital security workshop
17:00 Drinks at Massey venue (BYO)
19:00 Dinner together at nearby restaurant
Sunday, 29 June 2014
09:30 Ukrainian investigative journalist Anna Babinets will join us by Skype to tell the story about how an impromptu team of Ukrainian investigative reporters rescued thousands of documents thrown in a lake by their fleeing ex-president
10:30 Morning tea
10:50 Nicky Hager and others on developing and protecting sources
12:00 Plenary session
12:30 Lunch
13:45 A tour of political Wellington: lobby organisations, political parties, government agencies, sites of historic intrigue! (If enough people indicate in advance that they want to go)

Room 19, Level C, Block 5 (Entrance A, off Wallace Street)
Massey University, Wellington