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2020 Line-up – more coming soon

Pania Newton – Protecting Ihumātao

Lawyer Pania Newton (Waikato, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Maniapoto) is the public face of the campaign and subsequent land reclamation to protect land at Ihumātao. She will be returning to Ōtaki Summer Camp to talk about how she and other leaders of the campaign have made it into a major national issue. 

Sophie Handford – School Strike 4 Climate

Sophie Handford, national coordinator of School Strike 4 Climate will be at the camp to talk about how they did it and what is coming next. 

Tina Ngata – Decolonisation

Tina Ngata (Ngāti Porou) is an advocate for sustainability and indigenous rights, a researcher, teacher, activist and writer (thenonplasticmaori).  

Russel Norman – How Change Happens

Russel Norman has been the Executive Director of Greenpeace Aotearoa New Zealand since November 2015. Before this he was a Member of the New Zealand Parliament and Co-leader of the Green Party from 2008-2015. 

Leah Bell – Remembering the NZ Wars

Leah Bell is a co-signatory to the successful 2015 Petition to Parliament seeking a statutory commemoration day for the NZ Wars, spear-headed by Ōtorohanga College students.  Leah and her peers have advocated for this pivotal history to be included in the New Zealand school curriculum, which  will be rolled  out in schools in 2022. Leah will talk about why they did it, how they did, what obstacles they had to overcome and the lessons they have learned. 

Dean Baigent-Mercer – a history of the natural world of Aotearoa: politics, tragedy, and hopefulness.

Dean is a conservation advocate for Forest and Bird, an activist, writer and researcher. 

Nicky Hager – Research and Writing for Change

Nicky Hager is an investigative journalist and writer, and will be talking about research and writing as a way to expose wrongs and create change. He’s also an experienced tramper, and will be one of the outdoor trip leaders on a tramp up into the mountains. 

Mike Joy – River Ecology Walk

Renowned water scientist Mike Joy will will lead a trip to the Ōtaki Forks to explore the river ecology and discuss water issues in Aotearoa. 

 

2020 entertainment – more coming soon

WAI.TAI

WAI.TAI is a Maori-World Fusion band with unique, contemporary and original music from right here in Aotearoa. The band merges it with music from all over the world and seamlessly infuses it with Te Reo Maori language. The results can be in one moment contemplative, and the next upbeat with driving rhythms. WAI.TAI is into conscientious, environmental and social advocacy from an indigenous perspective and loves to share with diverse-friendly audiences because “we want to spread the good stuff everywhere!”

Orangefarm

WAI.TAI is a Maori-World Fusion band with unique, contemporary and original music from right here in Aotearoa. The band merges it with music from all over the world and seamlessly infuses it with Te Reo Maori language. The results can be in one moment contemplative, and the next upbeat with driving rhythms. WAI.TAI is into conscientious, environmental and social advocacy from an indigenous perspective and loves to share with diverse-friendly audiences because “we want to spread the good stuff everywhere!”