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Unionist Helen Kelly left a huge impact on New Zealand’s political and industrial landscapes, with some commentators hypothesising after her death that she might have been Prime Minister one day. Helen’s biographer Rebecca Macfie (Tragedy at Pike River Mine) speaks with journalist turned lecturer Jo Malcolm about the life, times and legacy of a woman who ‘never shirked a fight’, whether it was with the Ports of Auckland or with hobbits, and who earned the humour and respect even of those she so vehemently opposed.

Please note: Morgan Godfery is no longer chairing this event.

Please note: All events are general admission seating. The safety of our audience is paramount: please arrive early, scan in and wear a mask. Audience numbers are capped under COVID Alert Level 2 and social distancing measures will be in place within each venue.


Thursday, 11 November
The Piano, 156 Armagh St 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm $20/18 (Service fees apply)

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