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COLIN MCCAHON: IS THIS THE PROMISED LAND?

Wednesday, 28 October 6:00 pm

Leading Colin McCahon scholar, writer and curator Peter Simpson, in conversation with Grant Banbury, discusses and illustrates the evolution of McCahon’s work and life over his long career.

Fiction

NZSA NEW ZEALAND HERITAGE LITERARY AWARDS

Thursday, 29 October 7:00 pm

You're invited to attend the award ceremony for this year's Heritage Literary Awards, hosted by the New Zealand Society of Authors, including readings and a light supper.

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SPOONFUL OF SPICE

Friday, 30 October 12:00 pm

A celebration of food and culture from women of Christchurch, put together by students from Rangi Ruru College and chaired by Annabel Langbein.

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MERCHANT, MINER, MANDARIN

Friday, 30 October 3:00 pm

Jenny Sew Hoy Agnew and Trevor Agnew present the remarkable story of Choie Sew Hoy, whose illustrious career changed the shape of commerce and industry in Otago and Southland.

Book Launch

KO AOTEAROA TĀTOU | WE ARE NEW ZEALAND

Friday, 30 October 5:00 pm

In Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand, writers and artists respond to the questions: What is New Zealand? Who are New Zealanders? With Selina Tusitala Marsh, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh, essa may ranapiri, Donna Miles-Mojab, Mohamed Hassan, Tusiata Avia and more.

Fiction

TELL IT SLANT

Saturday, 31 October 3:00 pm

Four writers discuss their approach to truth in their work. With Nathan Joe, essa may ranapiri, Lil O'Brien and AJ Fitzwater hosted by Ray Shipley. In support of Qtopia.

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A LONG TIME COMING: NGĀI TAHU’S SETTLEMENT

Saturday, 31 October 12:00 pm

A Long Time Coming tells the extraordinary story of Ngāi Tahu’s treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown. Join author Martin Fisher, along with Te Maire Tau, Tā Tipene O’Regan and Chris Finlayson, as they discuss the claim that spanned two centuries.

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PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE: THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY

Saturday, 31 October 12:00 pm

Sally Blundell, Golriz Ghahraman, and Sacha McMeeking – contributors from Freerange Press’s Public Knowledge – discuss the state of our public knowledge, the implications for democracy and what we can do better.

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