Events

01/09/2018 - 1:00pm

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu, a book celebrating the rich and diverse lives of 50 Ngāi Tahu people, was published by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Bridget Williams Books in 2017. Edited by Helen Brown (Ngāi Tahu) and Takerei Norton (Ngāi Tahu) from the Ngāi Tahu Archive team, the biographies in Tāngata Ngāi Tahu span 200 years of tribal history, shining new light on some old faces and bringing others into the light for the first time. Join Helen and others from the project team as they explore tribal history through the lens of biography.

19/08/2018 - 2:00pm

Join historian Barbara Brookes and Otago Museum curators Rachel Wesley and Moira White as they explore the history of New Zealand women through objects and artworks from the museum’s extensive collection. This engaging presentation will encourage us to see New Zealand’s history through a female lens: from the points of view of wives, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts.

21/08/2018 - 7:30pm

What would it mean for New Zealand to act like a Pacific Island nation?

Damon Salesa explores this question in an energising public lecture, based on the Michael King Memorial Lecture he delivered to a standing-room-only audience at the Auckland Writers Festival in May.

27/08/2018 - 6:00pm

In the age of Trump, fake news and celebrity headlines, it is easy to despair about the future of journalism. The New Zealand and global media are in a state of upheaval – the old economic models for print journalism are no longer viable, public funding has been neglected for decades, and the numbers of journalists employed by major news organisations are often in decline.

24/09/2018 - 6:00pm

Join BWB Texts publisher Tom Rennie for a discussion of the BWB Texts series journey. This series of short books on big subjects from great New Zealand writers reached 50 Texts in print in December 2017. Tom Rennie, together with BWB Texts authors and readers, will discuss the publishing environment and the development of the series.

6-7pm, Monday 24 September 2018
City Gallery
Civic Square, Wellington

All welcome, no rsvp needed

29/10/2018 - 6:00pm

Te Moana Nui a Kiwa, the great ocean continent, is traditionally a connector and an ancestor. Imperialism in the Moana, however, created false divides between islands and separated peoples. Lana Lopesi, in conversation with Emma Ng, will discuss how the adaptability of Moana peoples is now turning the ocean back into the unifying continent that it once was.

6-7pm, Monday 29 October 2018
City Gallery
Civic Square, Wellington

All welcome, no rsvp needed

27/11/2018 - 6:00pm

Think tax is boring? Think again! Shamubeel Eaqub, Lisa Marriott and Jess Berentson-Shaw, chaired by Max Rashbrooke, will debate the purpose of taxation. Is tax love, or is it theft? Come along, hear the discussion, and make up your own mind.

6-7pm, Tuesday 27 November 2018
City Gallery
Civic Square, Wellington