Friends of TEDx Kapiti

Friends of TEDx Kāpiti Thanksto the incredible team forbringing this event to life: Lorraine Hamilton – TEDx Kāpiti Licensee Marc Hamilton from Cover Yours Charlotte Tollervey from PomPom Events & Marketing Natalie Rutene from PomPom Events & Marketing Anna Colville-Smith from ACS Marketing Sarah-Jayne Shine from LemonFace Creative Sean O’Neill from LemonFace Creative Anna Butterfield … Read more

Hōhepa (Hori) Thompson

Hōhepa (Hori) Thompson (Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Kāi Tahu) Hōhepa (Hori) Thompson is the founder and creator of HORI – art house and clothing label – based in Ōtaki. Established in 2012, HORI has been the centre of much artistic and social debate. The label was developed to draw attention to significant Māori … Read more

Joe Harawira

Joe Harawira (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Te Rangi) On how constraints can liberate our imagination Joe is a Co-Founder and the Managing Director at Wai Mānuka – New Zealand’s premium, non-alcoholic beverage that infuses mānuka honey with lemon juice and sparkling water. Wai Mānuka was born from a New Year’s Eve idea between lifelong friends, was … Read more

AJ Crawshaw

AJ Crawshaw On turning shared information into music AJ has been working as a full time musician and music educator since 2008. In that time he has held roles right across the industry, including:– A private music tutor and itinerant teacher– A performer– A recording engineer – A promoter– A sound engineer– A producer– And … Read more

Tainui Stephens

Tainui Stephens on perceptions of truth, and how science and art are the foundations of new truths to ensure our survival “Nā Tainui Stephens (Te Rarawa). Our world is comprised of only two elements: things and facts. That’s an apple. The apple is green. Truth is a perspective in accord with those elements. We believe … Read more

The Hazel Brothers

The Hazel Brothers On how small deeds are complete rubbish He uri ratou no ngati Raukawa me ngati Porou ko Raukawa raua ko porouariki nga tupuna anei nga Waste Warriors ko Anthony ratou ko Caleb ko Brendon tenei. Anthony, Caleb, and Brendon Hazel are three young lads from Levin, known as “The Waste Warriors”. Spending … Read more

Monique Davidson

Monique Davidson On how leadership isn’t necessarily about age or experience Born, bred and educated in the Horowhenua, and one of six children, at the age of 29 Monique was the youngest Chief Executive in Local Government. At 34 she has returned home to Horowhenua as the Chief Executive of Horowhenua District Council. Monique holds … Read more

Nadine Anne Hura

Nadine Anne Hura On the dual crises of climate and mental health Nadine (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) is a poet, essayist, zine maker and activist-by-stealth. Her writing seeks to harness the power of indigenous storytelling to inspire collective action. Nadine is a regular contributor to The Spinoff, with longform essays appearing in e-Tangata, Pantograph Punch, Newsroom … Read more

Jared Tuoro

Jared Hu Tuoro (Te Whakatōhea, Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi) On why we need death in order to have a life Jared is a former professional rugby player whose life was turned upside down when he suffered a career-ending injury at the age of 22. His whole life had been dedicated to rugby, then in a blink … Read more

Amy Skipper

Amy Skipper on why children should speak when spoken to At 17, Amy is an inspired young woman and has begun to create her version of activism and social action which is so important to her. Throughout her teenage years Amy felt alone as she battled with her mental health. After struggling with anxiety and … Read more