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The Treaty & Me

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The Treaty & Me


Organisers of four free Thursday forums on the Treaty of Waitangi are thrilled with the numbers attending.
About 260 people came to the opening talk in Napier on June 13 and 175 people braved terrible weather onThursday June 27 to attend the second talk in Hastings.
Called the Treaty & Me, the series features local and out-of-town speakers sharing inspirational and challenging insights to inform this important public discussion.
The next forum is Thursday July 11 at St Paul's church at 89 Tennyson Street, Napier, and the topic is 'What does honouring the Treaty look like?'. Doors open at 6.30pm, talk starts at 7pm and finishes by 9pm.
Audience members are invited to ask written questions before and during the evening.
Speakers are Napier-based Tiriti educator and podcaster Gwyn John, Aucklander Kirsty Fong, who co-founded the group Asians Supporting Tino Rangatiratanga, and Hawke's Bay Regional councillor Martin Williams.
MC on July 11 is Napier City Councillor Hayley Browne. The series concludes with 'Living a Treaty-based future – a youth perspective' at St Matthew's in Hastings on July 25.
Speakers at the youth night include Te Uranga Lee Belk and Piripi Winiata of Hastings firm Kawea Law and Layla Christison, a recent graduate of the University of Auckland Bachelor of Health Sciences who now works for Te Kura i Awarua Rangahau Māori Centre at EIT. The series' organising team include Napier City Councillor Maxine Boag, Heretaunga-based activist Nick Ratcliffe, Napier event organiser Neill Gordon, Ani Tylee of Napier and Marilyn Scott of Hastings.
Details: All nights doors open at 6.30pm for cuppa and cake, lectures start 7pm. June 13 - Standing up as Treaty Partners - Andrew Judd, St Paul's Presbyterian Church, 89 Tennyson St Napier. June 27 - Imagining Matariki 2050 - Denis O'Reilly and Mary Kippenberger, St Matthew's Anglican Church, 200 Queen St Hastings. July 11 - What does honouring the Treaty Look like? - Martin Williams, Kirsty Fong and Gwyn John, St Paul's Presbyterian Church Napier, 89 Tennyson St Napier.
The series concludes with 'Living a Treaty-based future – a youth perspective' at St Matthew's in Hastings on July 25.
Speakers at the youth night include Te Uranga Lee Belk and Piripi Winiata of Hastings firm Kawea Law, researcher Henry Lyons and Layla Christison, a recent graduate of the University of Auckland Bachelor of Health Sciences. St Matthew's Anglican Church, 200 Queen St Hastings. More information: Email ttaotearoa.gmail.com

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When

Thursday 25 July, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Cost

Restrictions: All Ages

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Where

St Paul's Presbyterian Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
89 Tennyson St, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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