Book Launch: Aspiring by Damien Wilkins

April 3, 2020, 4:30pm, Lake Wanaka Centre

Come down to Lake Wanaka Centre on Friday April 3 from 4:30pm to hear about Damien Wilkins’ new young adult novel, Aspiring. Damien will be on hand to …

Climate Risk, Sustainability and Innovation

April 4, 2020, 9am, Lake Wanaka Centre

As climatic events make headlines around the world, businesses are increasingly shifting investments to address the climate challenge and building lon …

New Kids on the Block

April 3, 2020, 6pm, Lake Wanaka Centre

Marilyn Waring and Chlöe Swarbrick are the two youngest MPs in the last 100 years – women who’ve joined the political battles of the day with intellig …

Loving Where We Live

April 4, 2020, 3pm, Lake Wanaka Centre

We know that where we live has a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves. But does it work for everyone? How can we measure this? Also what happens …

Streetside Soapbox

April 4, 2020, 12.30pm, Kai Whakapai

Step right up! Join us for a lineup of quickfire soapbox talks out on the pavement. Come and listen on Saturday lunchtime outside Kai Whakapai – five- …

Mapping the Ancestral Landscapes of Te Waipounamu

April 5, 2020, 11am, Lake Wanaka Centre

“So we go back to the land, the whenua, and we put the names in place because that’s where the history is.” Trevor Howse Lakes Wanaka and Hawea are pa …

Singing the Blues

April 4, 2020, 7.30pm, Lake Wanaka Centre

The blues began deep in the American South with legends like Lead Belly, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters and B.B. King, and provided the foundations for a …

A Careful Revolution

April 4, 2020, 11am, Lake Wanaka Centre

“We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. We have come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not.” Greta Thunbe …

Death Becomes Us

April 5, 2020, 9am, Lake Wanaka Centre

We talk easily about birth, but we struggle to come to deal openly with death even though it’s inevitable. Our experience of the deaths of friends and …

Fake News

April 4, 2020, 1.30pm, Lake Wanaka Centre

What’s fake and what is true? Leaders like Trump like to call out any critical journalism as “fake news”, but the bigger issue is the way fake stories …

Musician Muslim Kiwi

April 5, 2020, 3pm, Lake Wanaka Centre

Jon Toogood has long been the frontman for the Kiwi band Shihad. When the rock musician met the diplomat’s daughter in Melbourne, he wasn’t quite prep …

Tax is Love

April 5, 2020, 1.30pm, Lake Wanaka Centre

Is tax theft or is it love? A nanny-state or democratic government in action? Many of us want to pay as little as possible yet our panel argues that t …