Events

29/10/2017 - 1:00pm

Dr Morris holds degrees from four universities, including the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her first novel, Queen of Beauty, won the 2003 NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book of Fiction, while Rangatira won the 2012 NZ Post Fiction Award. She has also published short stories and young adult novels. Since 2003 Dr Morris has taught creative writing in the US and UK and now New Zealand. Limited to 20 people.

29/10/2017 - 11:30am

After the recent parliamentary election it’s an opportune moment for a think-tank of panellists to put our country to rights. They will attempt to explain to moderator Guyon Espiner what’s happening, how we got here, what we should watch out for, and offer some solutions.

Speakers: Shamubeel Eaqub, Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Oram

29/10/2017 - 10:00am

Writer and film critic Helene Wong (Being Chinese) and multi-award-winning novelist Witi Ihimaera (Māori Boy) discuss with Paula Morris the pain and pleasure of writing their recent memoirs, engaging with the truth of what has formed them, the slippery nature of memory and of growing up in a New Zealand where to be born without fair skin was to be ‘different’.

28/10/2017 - 10:00am

The Waikato War was the defining conflict in New Zealand history, says historian Vincent O’Malley in his seminal new work. It was a war that inflicted a huge number of casualties (more per capita than World War 1), destroyed a thriving regional economy and set back Māori-Pakeha relations by generations. His bold, new work The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000, has been acclaimed by Māori and Pakeha. Here, O’Malley discusses the book with Guyon Espiner.

28/10/2017 - 11:30am

Six speakers have 7 minutes each to explore what it means to be a New Zealander, whether by birth or adoption, and the identity that comes with breathing the air of this chain of islands between Polynesia and Antarctica. Their notion of tūrangawaewae – places where we feel especially empowered and connected – will also be discussed. Questions from the audience encouraged.

Speakers: Helene Wong, Shamubeel Eaqub, Paula Morris, Vincent O’Malley, Jeanette Fitzsimons and Quinton Bidois

22/10/2017 - 2:30pm

Join in a conversation about how we can protect democracy and media freedom in a world where the lines between truth and lies are being deliberately blurred.

Join economic and political columnist Rod Oram, one of the inaugural Edmund Hillary Fellows helping to foster global change from New Zealand; financial journalist and managing editor of the online NewsroomPro Bernard Hickey; and Professor Jonathan Boston, author of Safeguarding the Future: Governing in an Uncertain World (2017), for a conversation about how we can protect democracy and media freedom.

02/10/2017 - 5:30pm

Monday 2 October, 5.30 for a 6.00pm start. Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library of New Zealand, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets

The online Sunday magazine e-Tangata tells Māori and Pasifika stories about people and issues of significance to all New Zealanders. The storytellers you’ll meet are Tapu Misa, Māmari Stephens, Gary Wilson, Nadine Millar and Morgan Godfery. They’ll talk a little about e-Tangata and what they are working to achieve; and they are keen to hear what you would like to read in the future. e-Tangata is produced by the Mana Trust.

26/10/2017 - 11:00am

Alison Jones will speak at the Procter Library on Thursday 26 October about Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds.

Event details: Thursday 26 October, 11am - 12 noon, Procter Library, Cobham Road, Kerikeri. Please note: This event is not managed by BWB. For more information, contact the Procter Library.

25/10/2017 - 5:30pm

Alison Jones will speak at the Whangarei Library on Wednesday 25 October about Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds.

Event details: Wednesday 25 October, 5.30pm, Whangarei Central Library. Please note: This event is not managed by BWB. For more information, contact the Whangarei Library.

25/09/2017 - 5:30pm

Monday 25 September, 5.30 for 6.00pm
Royal Society | 11 Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington
All welcome, no rsvp needed.

Chair: Veronika Meduna

In ten years’ time, will antibiotics still work? Have we let bacteria get the upper hand in the evolutionary arms race?

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