Working for change

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These two leaders will discuss working for change at the local, national and international level. Some changes come easily and quickly, and an act of …

Memories in Song

April 7, 2018, 7.30pm, Lake Wanaka centre

Some people write books about their lives but singers transform their experiences and memories into song. You?ll hear three New Zealand singer-songwri …

Are we humans programmed to devour resources regardless of the consequences?

January 23, 2020, 7pm, Lake Wanaka Centre

Two historians look at this issue from different angles and on different scales. Dr. Michael Stevens (no Kai Tahu ki Awarua) is a freelance historian. …

FREEZE

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Just occasionally a show appears in the frenzy of the Edinburgh Fringe that has a poise and inner strength so profound that it pauses the audience, sl …

Striving for Justice

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Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson says that growing up with four brothers in County Mayo is when she first had to fight for human rights. She …

Stars and planets – life, the universe and everything

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Astrophysicist Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is the senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA?s Goddard Space Flight Center. Previously, …

Rupturing the social faultlines

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Christos Tsiolkas?s writing explores the faultlines in Australian society ? he deals with anger and shame, with sex and violence. In his best-seller T …

Does what we eat really matter?

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John D. Potter, Chief Science Advisor to the Ministry of Health and Professor at Massey University?s Centre for Public Health Research is an internati …

Living with depression and anxiety

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Holly Walker is a former Rhodes Scholar and Green MP from 2011 to 2014. Brent Williams is a community lawyer developing resources to help vulnerable p …

The Future of Work

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Artificial intelligence, robotics and automation have seen major changes in the employment market with many traditional jobs disappearing and new oppo …

Our Dark Materials – navigating our way through the oil and mining debate

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Sefton Darby has worked for governments, mining companies, NGOs, iwi, and international aid and development organisations. He thinks the debate betwee …