Wanaka Arts Festival: Failing Public Health

Wanaka Arts Festival: Failing Public Health

New Zealand appears to be slipping towards third world status when it comes to public health. The contamination of drinking water in Havelock North in 2016, sewage flowing through the streets of Middlemarch in 2018, the escalating obesity epidemic, our ongoing destructive relationship with alcohol – who’s looking out for our public health?

In this Aspiring Conversations session at the 2019 Southern Lakes Festival of Colour, Professor Sir David Skegg discusses how attempts to improve public health have been choked off by bureaucratic rivalries, by politics, and by tobacco, alcohol and other industry interest groups. His new BWB Text The Health of the People will be on sale at the venue.

Friday 5 April, 12 pm
Pacific Crystal Palace
71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

For tickets, please visit the Festival of Colour website.

Please note: This is a 2019 Southern Lakes Festival of Colour event and is not managed by BWB.

Event Date time: 
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00