46 days ago

Pecha Kucha - Vol 40, Thursday, 25th of July, 7pm, The Atrium, Wintec

Lauren from Fairfield

Pecha Kucha - Vol 40, Part of Wintec's Ramp Festival
Thursday, 25th of July, 7pm start, at The Atrium, Wintec City Campus

10 fantastic guest speakers, talking about a wide range of fascinating topics.

Cash sales at the door $15 or $10 with student ID or RAMP Festival registration.

Just some of the guest speakers:

Dr Rebekah Graham – Researcher

An emerging researcher in the area of food insecurity and poverty, Rebekah’s PhD was conferred in 2018 by Massey University. Since then, Dr Graham has worked on various research projects, with particular attention given to the lived experiences of poverty and homelessness, and ways of addressing inequitable access to resources such as housing and food.

Nikki Crutchley – Crime writer

Nikki Crutchley lives in Cambridge and is the author of two crime novels. Nothing Bad Happens Here, set on the Coromandel Coast, was published in August 2017. No One Can Hear You was published in September last year and has been long listed in this year Ngaio Marsh Award for best novel.

Sarah Thomson – Lawyer and Environmental Advocate.

Stepping up our game on climate: how can Hamilton become a low carbon city. If the world is to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C, we must cut emissions in half by 2030. How are cities around the world leading the way in becoming more sustainable, and what lessons are there for Hamilton? What are the key actions Hamilton can take right now to respond to the challenge of climate change and become a more resilient city?

Phil Grey – Free FM

Phil Grey has dipped in and out of radio – Contact FM in the 80s, as manager of what’s now Free FM since the early 2000s, and as project leader of a nationwide podcasting platform that is on track to deliver 2.5 million podcast hits this year. What’s always driven him is a thirst for discovery – of new music, but more eagerly of obscure music of the past. His love for one era in particular underpins the success of a unique locally made podcast with followers around the world.

Matthew Bannister – Musician, Writer, Wintec lecturer

Matthew Bannister is a musician and writer. Matthew is part of band Sneaking Feelings, a band instrumental in defining the "Dunedin sound" with Flying Nun records. The band recently reformed to acclaimed tours across the country. He also works on his solo projects including local band The Changing Same. He will be discussing his recent work a version of The Beatles classic Rubber Soul.

Meliors Simms - The Holistic Tooth Fairy

Meliors Simms is the Holistic Tooth Fairy, an online natural oral health coach who helps people of all ages, all over the world, to heal and prevent tooth decay and gum disease with natural and intuitive strategies.

Christina Campbell – Midwife adventurer

Hamiltonian of 23 years, a community midwife who has delivered over 1000 babies, was motivated to embark on this journey to ‘give back to the community’ when Community Midwifery is struggling to gain adequate support from Government resources. In my previous Tron-life I enjoyed extensive travelling, hiking, & participating in international expeditions such as the British ‘Operation Raleigh’, and ‘The Great Jukung Race’(2500km seafearing adventure in a primitive boat). This expedition was an opportunity to mix adventure with a purpose within an international community of Pilgrims.

From the Japanese word for ‘chit chat’ Pecha Kucha celebrates the unique stories we all have to tell.

Pecha Kucha Nights give a platform to a wide range of people, to speak on a diversity of topics. The model sees presenters define their own topic, with each having just 20 seconds for each of their 20 images. Embraced around the globe; from Tel Aviv to London, Toyko to Berlin, Pecha Kucha events connect people, fuel conversation & inspire thinking with topics ranging from the intellectual to the sublime to the hilarious.

Join us for an evening celebrating innovation, design & the human experience!

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Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".

What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here

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The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Fun fact… it’s 537 steps up Baldwin Street in Dunedin – that means you’d have to walk up it almost 19 times to get 10,000 steps! Thanks to Hannah, our legendary Community Fundraising Coordinator for stepping up to the challenge.

We still have plenty of New Zealand Red Cross Cups to give away. All you need to do is sign up to Red Cross Journey, be one of the first 100 participants to raise $100 and we’ll send you a KeepCup!

Red Cross Journey is our annual fundraising step challenge - with a difference. Walk 10,000 steps a day for 21 days and learn about the journey of someone involved with Red Cross while raising funds to help people in need.

For more information or to make a donation, visit: www.redcrossjourney.org.nz...

Thank you for your support.