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Mon, 16 Aug



NZ identity today: who the bloody hell are we?

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NZ identity today: who the bloody hell are we?

Time & Location

16 Aug 2021, 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Wellington, Wellington Club Building Level 4/88 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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NZ identity today: who the bloody hell are we? 

  • Should we see ourselves as part of Asia, as a Pacific nation, or as still closely linked to the UK?
  • How should we reconcile a multicultural society in a bicultural Māori-Pākehā nation?
  • And what does this mean for our future?


  • Dame Susan Devoy DNZM CBE, World champion squash player and former Race Relations Commissioner
  • Andrea Vance, Senior Journalist, Stuff
  • Nathan Hoturoa Gray ( Kai Tahu, Rangitāne ki Manawatū, Waikato Tainui whangai), Lawyer, Author, Adventure Traveller
  • Kirk Hope, CEO Business NZ
  • Naisi Chen, Member of Parliament, Labour Party
  • Golriz Ghahraman, Member of Parliament, Green Party


  • 5:15pm-5:45pm - Networking drinks supported by BusinessNZ 
  • 5:45pm-6:45pm - Panel discussion

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