We are very happy to announce that the money raised during the PK Night Vol. 2 were officially given to Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust today morning. Pecha Kucha cares about the local community.


We would like to thank to all our speakers for their time and effort with sharing their thoughts and experiences with everyone. We’ve uploaded all the presentations on the Pechakucha website that anyone can get to hear them and share:


Thanks for a truly memorable evening to everyone!

Local writer Annabel Wilson and her team would like to introduce their premiere of NO SCIENCE TO GOODBYE at the Festival of Colour. Music, drama and spoken word underscore a trio of unravelling lives in this theatrical poem.
More about No Science To Goodbye - Premiere

7 April 7pm Glenorchy, New Zealand Town Hall 
8 April 5pm @ The Rippon Hall 
9 April 5pm @The Rippon Hall

Annabel Wilson
"I'm excited to share the work with my community, and feel it is important the piece returns to the place where the story was born. Flying the cast and crew down to the Southern Lakes from Wellington is one of the most costly parts of the production. It is for this purpose that we have set up a PledgeMe campaign. 
Please go to the link below to take part:


By making a pledge from as little as $5, you will experience rewards (intrinsic and extrinsic of course) and play a vital part in bringing a five year dream into fruition."

Our PKN Wanaka vol.2 surprise speaker Naresh scored the front page of Wanaka sun!

Pecha Kucha Night is a NON PROFIT event run entirely by volunteers (about 15 people). We as a team decided to raise money for supporting our volunteer crew and chosen local organisation - Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust for Vol.2.

We collected 452$ in total. 50% will be given to Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust.

Pecha Kucha gives back to the local community. We couldn't do it without you and without our generous sponsors who provided us by vouchers for this event:

Our gold sponsors (200$ and more)

Cafe Gusto Wanaka

Silver sponsor (100 - 200$)

Alchemy Wanaka

Bronz sponsors (50 - 99$)

Hot Yoga Fusion

Others sponsors (49$ and less)

Federal Diner Restaurant
Outside Sports
Paper Plus
Ritual Espresso Cafe
Video Ezy Wanaka

We'd like to say a massive thank you to Café Gusto for hooking us up with a bunch of free coffee vouchers - if you like fresh, homemade, healthy food, make sure to pop in and see them today; just like us, they're always here for locals!

What did you do last Tuesday night? Did you go to The Rippon Hall to see PechaKucha Night Wanaka - vol.2? What was the strongest moment of the night for you? All of that you can remind yourself by photographs taken by our graphic designer and photographer Jakub Larysz.

Lineup and time slots for PKN Vol. 2, Tuesday March 14th

INTRODUCTION BLOCK 1 - about 7.15pm

Kirstin Peren - Artist
Anna van Riel - Musician
Megan Williams - Te Kākano Aotearoa Trust
Gavin Lang - Mountain Guide/Adventure Photographer
Simone Maier - Triathlonist
Jessica Eyers - Sustainable Architectural Designer
Naresh Kumar - Adventurer & Tandem biker

INTRODUCTION BLOCK 2 - start about 8.50 pm

Liz Carlson - Young Adventuress
Jen Corish - Photographer
Jody Blatchley - Athlete/Biker/Skier/Innovator/Engineer
Tanette Hickey - Counsellor/Life Coach/Facilitator
Rafe Mclean - Architect
P Digsss - Musical Artist/Vocalist

Finally, we would like to say a massive thank you to all of our volunteers and supporters, without whom none of this would have been possible - so thank you to everyone who has given up their time and effort to bring PechaKucha Night to Wanaka, and we hope to host another night soon!

Naresh Kumar - speaker

We also have a surprise speaker to announce - Naresh Kumar. Naresh is an adventurer, mountaineer, endurance athlete, speaker and randonneur. Born and raised in South India, Naresh knew that he wanted to settle in New Zealand after seeing The Lord of the Rings in 2001.

After 13 years Naresh was finally granted residency, and since then has run and hiked the Te Araroa trail in 87 days, partnered with Tearfund NZ to help raise funds for a cause aimed at combating sex trafficking, and been awarded runner up for the Wilderness Outdoor Hero of the Year.

Naresh's presentation will focus on his new project, Freedom Seat, a 3000km tandem bike ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff, picking up strangers and friend along the way to help pedal and fight trafficking. To find out more about this project, check out the website below.