PechaKucha Presentation

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James Nokise

Comedian / Writer, Freelance in Wellington

A Concise History of Race Relations in New Zealand ... Abridged


James Nokise gives us a comedic rundown on the history of New Zealand, its diversity, and its rugby team. He talks about New Zealand's original inhabitants, its immigrants, and encourages racial understanding and acceptance across the board. 

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Cocos Islands - New Zealand

@ VOL 17 ON FEB 20, 2010

Dr. Yvonne Underhill-Sem about her different projects and their issues in the Pacific.

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World Famous in New Zealand

@ VOL 2 ON APR 13, 2012

Time to pack you bags and accompany Coralie has she takes you on a tour of New Zealand, the Tauiwi (non-Maori) way. (in English)

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We Will Work With You

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Chris Lipscombe, tells us the story of the Wellington Media Collective, originally in  1978 - 1998.  A founding collective member and connector, Lipscombe expounds on the history of the organization and its involvement with the community and government of New Zealand.


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New Zealand

@ VOL 14 ON JUN 13, 2013

Jennie Smith tells you why you should go to New Zealand right now.

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The Hidden Wonders of New Zealand

@ VOL 20 ON NOV 14, 2013

Neville Peat shares interesting facts about the history, flora, and fauna of New Zealand as he talks about his experiences and insights during his recent visit to the island country. 

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World Rugby U20 Trophy…Zimbabwe on the World Stage

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 19, 2016

Stanley Mushonga-Mhiza shares his experience with the World Rugby U20 event held in Zimbabwe 

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The Art of the Race: An Artist’s Journey and the Race to Mackinac

@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Kristin Hosbein is an award-winning painter with a studio at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, MI. This presentation is a behind the scenes look at the Race to Mackinac and how an artist's participation on the team of the Chicago Yacht Club Race Committee has influenced Kristin’s art. The race is 333 miles long from Chicago IL to Mackinac Island, MI and with over 300 yachts that participate each year it is one of the largest and longest freshwater yacht races in the world.

Kristin enjoys being on the water and painting plein air. She has traveled extensively, is an avid photographer, and a US Coast Guard artist. She has worked supporting the Chicago Yacht Club Race Committee for the Race to Mackinac for the past 11 years on the radio announcing the start of the race to the fleet in Chicago and acknowledging the bridge and the finish up on the island.


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Aversion to Experience: (Un)making Sense of Race and Racism

@ VOL 8 ON APR 06, 2018

"I am a white author, educator, and activist who has spent the majority of my adult life trying to make sense of race and racism in the United States. But what does it mean to ‘make sense’ of something that is fundamentally attached to people’s lived experiences, and has very real life and death consequences? Drawing on my current research regarding 20th century debates about anti-racist protest fiction, I’ll spend my time with the PechaKucha Baton Rouge audience reflecting o...n the ways our attempts to ‘make sense’ of difference can lead us down harmful paths and prevent us from recognizing and valuing the complexities that surround us.”

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Shoemaking in New Zealand

@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Lou Clifton is a shoemaker and teacher based in Wellington. Lou started her shoemaking journey 10 years ago, at a time when it wasn't possible to learn in New Zealand. Deciding she had nothing to lose, her quest to learn the endangered craft has taken her to Australia and then to Japan, where she was invited to intern with a Master Shoemaker. After recognising she wasn't the only one in New Zealand with a passion to make shoes, Lou launched Shoe School in 2015 in Dunedin and has recently relocated her business to Wellington. She's lost count - but she thinks she's helped students materialise over 300 pairs of handmade shoes since Shoe School's inception. Lou is here to share her story - how a combination of determination and some solid day dreaming has lead her to create what she considers to be just about the best job in the world.