Many of the events are free of charge, however, registration is required as there are limited spaces. 

More events to be announced.

Friday 19th November

Island Speak

Island Speak

Currach Irish Pub
Meet the Locals at a ‘TED talk’ inspired evening of snappy short talks by island characters.Come prepared to be surprised, inspired and entertained. Speakers to be announced. Followed by pizza menu

Saturday 20th November

Talks + Panel

Talks + Panel

Claris Sports & Social Club

9am Dame Juliet Gerrard, Prime Minister’s Science Advisor

10am Mary Holm, Financial Agony Aunt

11am Morning Tea

11:30 am Paula Morris, Novelist and Creative Writing Teacher

12:30pm Lynn ‘Red’ Paterson, Solo Kayaker

1:30pm Lunch

2:30pm The Panel: Uncertainty and Aotea’s next big idea with MC Kennedy Ware

Hot Pools Trek

Hot Pools Trek

Kaitoke Hot Springs
Guided walk with Star Treks.

Take-in refreshments and fairy lights. Bring your togs if you’re keen for a soak in these lovely, magical pools. Star-gazing if skies allow.



Good Heavens Star Tours - 'Look up and get lost'

Away from the lights of the big city and as an off-the-grid island, our light pollution is minimal. Our dark skies are among the best for stargazing in New Zealand. Come on a Dark Sky Experience with the Good Heavens team!

Sunday 21st November

Workshop: Creative Writing
Claris Sports & Social Club
Join us for a Writer’s Masterclass with Paula Morris – Writing Memoir and Family History


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