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Here are some of the exciting speakers we have confirmed, and we’re announcing more all the time. Keep an eye on our Facebook page or this website.

Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie

Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie is Chair of the Māori Council and leading legal expert on the Treaty of Waitangi.


Laura O’Connel Rapira

Laura O’Connell Rapira (Te Ātiawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whakaue) is the Director of ActionStation. She is a proud member of the rainbow community, passionate about unleashing the power of the crowd through digital and community organising, effective collaboration, values-based storytelling and creative campaigning.


David McKnight

Australian journalist and academic David McKnight has written books on diverse topics. In his most recent book, Populism Now, he explores the rise of right-wing populism, and argues it could be countered by a progressive populism addressing the genuine economic grievances of everyday people, without scapegoating immigrants or ethnic minorities.


Debbie Hager

Debbie Hager runs workshops and classes about domestic violence and mental illness/disability around the country. Her work is based on strong health promotion and personal values including gender equity, feminism, social justice and environmental and interpersonal interdependence.


Pania Newton 

Lawyer Pania Newton (Waikato, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Maniapoto) is one of the inspirational leaders of SOUL – the high-profile campaign to save ancestral land at Ihumātao in Auckland. 


Justine Sachs

Along with Nadia Abu-Shanab, Justine Sachs successfully persuaded Lorde to boycott Israel, and subsequently raised thousands for mental health in Gaza.