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Passing the Beat: Batterie 100

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Music director Tim Whitta tells us about the Batterie 100 precussion project, a program that hosts workshops at Wellington-area schools, teaching kids how to play precussion instruments. It is a part of Strike, a high energy drumming group that performs throughout New Zealand. 

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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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A Life of Its Own

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Josephine O'Sullivan,  executive producer of the Performance Arcade, the venue for this PechaKucha night. She shares some of the arcade's previous exhibits, and reveals some of the behind the scenes concepts and events that have occurred there. 

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

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

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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Get Boosted for the Arts

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Simon Bowden and Bryna O'Brien discuss their plans for Boosted, a new crowdfunding website for the arts in New Zealand. They talk about how they got the funding for boosted, what the arts foundation in New Zealand does, and projects that were on the website when Boosted launched in March 2013.


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Divine Inspiration: Te Aho Tapu

@ VOL 30 ON OCT 15, 2016

Anya Satyanand, "wahine toa", is a leader practitioner in working with young people in Aotearoa New Zealand.  Anya shares her journey and learning from working with a wide range of young people and from her own diverse whakapapa (family and other identities). Stunning and thought provoking!

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A Centenarian Remembers

@ VOL 30 ON OCT 15, 2016

Graham Bathgate lyrically describes his conversations and discoveries with centenarian Thelma McLean as part of a book he presented Thelma for her 105th birthday: about poetry she learned at school and loved, and could still recite; images of when she was growing up; and a life of reflections.  Thelma has passed on.  This delightful warm presentation enshrines her life and memories.  E nga mate, haere, haere, haere atu ra! 


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BitSummit Channel

BitSummit is a new conference in Western Japan for indie developers to showcase ideas and meet with publishers. For this year's BitSummit MMXIV (March 7-9) the festival has expanded in size, length, and quality, with three days worth of guest speakers and musical guests, combined together in an event unlike anything ever seen.

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New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks Channel

The New Cities Foundation's mission is to incubate, promote and scale urban innovations. WhatWorks is a speaker series curated by the Foundation aimed at finding the up-and-coming innovators working on solving the great urban challenges of our time, including energy, mobility, health, housing, and many more.

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Inspire Christchurch Channel

After the events of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the worldwide PechaKucha community has come together to "Inspire New Zealand". The road to recovery is a long one, and you can help inspire regrowth by sharing your story of Christchurch here. Get in touch with us via


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Contemporary Maori Art Forms

@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Natasha Perkins and her team created a structure and is inspired by the New Zealand Maori practice of weaving.. Their structure is recyclable and was created using interlocking pieces, and was meant to be a place of thought, inspiration. Watch to see how they did it.

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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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Importing to Japan: Do It Right

@ VOL 6 ON AUG 02, 2014

Rob Condon is an importer of New Zealand liqueurs to Japan. His explains the process required to do so and gives a few warnings about the dos and don'ts.

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Delusions of Grandeur

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

While recording her new album in NY, Auckland-based musican Chelsea Jade Metcalf presents on her personal delusions of grandeur. Promoting her own art and music, Chelsea promotes her extrodinary life of anything goes. From snap-chats, to selfies while holding a tiny hat, she does almost anything and everything that makes her happy. 

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The Thing About Things

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Jamie Bowen pokes fun at himself in this tale of his love of junk and human experiences! As he puts it, "..the thing with things is that the thing the thing represents is often more interesting than the thing".

Jamie is an award-winning comedian from New Zealand. He’s toured internationally in Europe, the UK, and Australia where he sold out the Sydney Opera House with Rhys Darby.  Having yet to gig in America he’s told us he's going to count tonight as his first in New York  - beaming in from Auckland, New Zealand. 

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Less Space, More Life

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 15, 2015

Will Johnston had it all, everything we are taught to want if we want the defacto "American Dream": condo, car, career... But it wasn't right, it just did not fit. So he found himself downsizing his life and hitting the road and by doing so he... Awakened. Hear Johnston's message to us all of how downsizing life can lead to something totally unexpected.

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The Resurrection of Christchurch

@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

In The Resurrection of Christchurch from PKN Tokyo's Vol. 134 Pow Wow Special, PechaKucha Night Christchurch Organisers Netta Egoz and Erica Austin use the 17 PKNs since the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes as a means to document the social rebuild of the city. The events move from temporary buildings to pop up public spaces and finally back to permanent buildings as the city reopens and rebuilds. Each event showcases a different venue, designer, photographer, and the speakers often talk about their ideas for a better city which are now collated under the Inspire Christchurch channel!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016.

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Living Building Challenge - Camp Glenorchy

@ VOL 7 ON JUN 24, 2017

Steve Hewland presents a new concept in sustainable hospitality which considers environmental, community and financial sustainability

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Poster for PKN New Orleans Vol. 4

PechaKucha Night in New Orleans Vol. 4 happens this Thursday (June 10) at the Icehouse (The Building Block). You can see the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.

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Massive Earthquake in New Zealand

It's been a rough year in terms of devastating earthquakes, latest of which is the one that just hit New Zealand -- you'll find a good round-up of news here, including a large gallery of photos. The photo above is a scene from Christchurch, and we've been in touch with PKN Christchurch organizer Vanessa Coxhead, who seems fine although now has to deal with the physical damage that surrounds her. As we posted last week, there was a PechaKucha Night scheduled in Christchurch (Vol. 9) for next week (September 16), and although Vanessa is confident it will still happen, the question of venue is still up in the air, depending on the state of the Canterbury Museum (where it was to be held).

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PKN New Orleans + Inspire Japan

New Orleans has its PechaKucha Night Vol. 5 tonight (May 26), and it will indeed be an Inspire Japan event. It all happens at the Eiffel Society, and you'll find the list of presenters with links on the official event page.

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A New Kind of Japanese Sweets

We're going to try something new starting today, and instead of adding a few presentations at a time on the site -- like we did the other day -- we're going to be sharing a new one every day, which we'll also highlight here on the blog. Today we take a look at one of our favorite presentations from last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 83, in which the design duo of Kichiko offer fun new takes on okashi (Japanese sweets) -- the latter part of the presentation offers a realistic take on existing snacks.

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Poster for PKN New Haven Vol. 10

PechaKucha Night in New Haven Vol. 10 is set for November 16 at Bentara. Check the event page later for the list of presenters, and other details.

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Poster for PKN New Haven Vol. 11

Vol. 10 had a dog, and now here we have the poster for the upcoming PechaKucha Night in New Haven Vol. 11 with a cat instead. The event is set for February 8 at Bentara.

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Touring New Zealand, Living with Dogs, and Bringing PK to Mygdalhus

Presentations Recorded at PKN Gibsons Vol. 2, it's time to pack you bags and accompany Coralie Swaney has she takes you on a tour of New Zealand, the Tauiwi (non-Maori) way. Zissis Roubos is an Athens-based actor and director, and in this presentation (in Greek, from PKN Athens Vol. 3) he makes a case for improving the relationship between people and dogs, illustrating how we can better live with them. Posters New today on our Tumblr blog are the two posters (with art by Gary Venn) that were produced for tomorrow night's PKN Hamilton Vol. 10 -- an outdoor event that got postponed earlier due to rain -- and the poster for the very first PKN in Launceston. Photos Today's collection of photo galleries from PechaKucha Nights the world over. Pictured above, PKN Beirut Vol. 12.PechaKucha event in Mygdalhus, organized by PKN Aalborg [Flickr]PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3 [Flickr]PKN Toronto Vol. 11 [Flickr]PKN Beirut Vol. 12 [Flickr]PKN Banja Luka Vol. 2 [Flickr] One of the links above is to a gallery of photos for a special PechaKucha event that was held in the town of Mygdalhus, and here's PKN Aalborg organizer Annette Scheibel -- who was behind the event -- with a report on how it all went.The PechaKucha event in Mygdalhus here in Denmark on May 23 went splendid! Aproximately 40 people attended the small venue -- the very active art-gallery Mygdalhus is driven by the artists themselves, and serves as a community house as well. Summer has hit Denmark, and we gathered the PechaKucha participants outside in the sun for a cosey network dinner organised by the gallery people After an introduction to what PechaKucha is, Claus Gajhede talked about his passion -- he organises adventure role-plays in the woods for children and for adults, and he explained passionately how role-playing can release a lot of potential in people's minds by playing parts, getting into storytelling, and just spending time in nature by the fire or doing all sorts of tasks. Street artist, illustrator, and computer play designer Lars Pank talked about evolving his art and the many layers of connecting different kinds of expression and storytelling through recognizable forms. Architect/artist and art gallery manager of the gallery in the lighthouse of Hirtshals (located beautifully by the ocean on the west coat) Søren Friis talked about his work, sources of inspiration through a long life work with geometric forms and light, and collaborative work on a big sculpture/installation at Aalborg's harbour with a Danish poet called Peter Laugesen. Art gallery owner Jens Guldsmed Thomsen made a very poetic speech about the meeting between art and viewer. After the break, artist Niels Fabæk presented the Nordjylland and Berlin-based art-streamer project CITY-LIFTING, and German jewelry artist Lioba Maria Solga shared her passion for tango with a short introduction speech, and then she danced to music and slides just changing colours -- with a broom!!! As funny, passionate, and unexpected people are, so can PechKucha show the variety of the human mind. Anders Budolf Andersen, a graphic designer, has tried to develop a graphic reward system for doing tedious tasks to make them joyful to do and shared them on a website and blog for free download. Finally, project manager Nikkie Dahm Breinholt told us about her ideas for BUNKERLOVE, an art-festival project in the leftover war bunkers from World War 2, located on the beaches of the west coast.Calendar Tonight (May 29) sees PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 9, while tomorrow includes the following four events: PKN Providence Vol. 38, PKN Jersey Vol. 1, PKN Tokyo Vol. 92, and PKN Hamilton Vol. 10. 

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A Brief History of Distilling in New York

Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. In "A Brief History of Distilling in New York" from PKN Garrison Vol. 4, he goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".

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Couch-Surfing: A New Way to Travel

"It's not about a free couch, it's about sharing an experience." In Couch-Surfing: A New Way to Travel, from Bryan, Vol. 3. full-time animation and graphic arts instructor, and part-time couch surfer, Barbara Klein, explores an unconventional travel accommodation, on the couches of strangers.  Much to her friend's and family's dismay, Klein shares how putting herself in the unknown, and her trust in others, has lead to serendipitous results. She adds that pushing one's boundaries, by either accepting accommodation on a strangers couch or offering one's couch up to a travelling stranger opens a space for sharing time and new experiences with new friends in exciting and interesting new contexts. 

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City Focus: Wellington, New Zealand

The city of Wellington in New Zealand grabs our City Focus this week for hosting their 30th volume in - believe it or not - a beautiful Gothic cathedral, replete with a hug-your-neighbor moment! Certainly a tremendous space in which to celebrate PechaKucha Wellington's big milestone! Hallelujah!