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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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New Zealand's Bestiary

BY PHILLIP ARMSTRONG
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Beastiary is a book that describes animals one by one. Phllip Armstrong and colleagues created New Zealand's first beastiary and here he talks us through it.

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Bookwallah: travelling libraries on Indian trains

BY NIC LOWE
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Nic Lowe tells us about the travelling library he carried across India with other fellow writers. Sharing the adventures that both Inidan and Austrailian writers expeirenced. Riding the trains, and experiencing tough conditions, different ideas, and making friends along the way. 

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Waves

BY TRACY FARR
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Recovering marine biologist now writer Tracy Farr spins connections between  waves and theremins. 

Connecting the waves of the Ocean, and the unknown that it holds, to the waves of sound, and the beauty that it produces. 

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Girls with plaits: what I learnt from Laura Ingalls Wilder

BY RENATA HOPKINS
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Renata Hopkins relfects how lessons she learned from Anne of Green Gables are now changing the way she views the world from her own children's lens.

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The interest I don't put on my CV

BY ANDREW GUNN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

TV screenwriter Andrew Gunn reveals to us his dirty little secret- a love for the model train!

Gunn expresses his love for model trains, that allows him to esacpe into a fantasy world, that he loves since he was a child. Going into depth by comparing his job as a script writer for children films, and how safe both worlds feel. 

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Zombies and community crowdfunding

BY BRYNA O'BRIEN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Bryna O'Brian works with Boosted, a New Zealand crowdfunding site for the arts and hypothesises on why crowdfunders are just like zombies. They want your braaaaaains. 

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I want to talk about sex

BY KATIE COWAN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Penny Hall's SOS project has frank and open discussions about sex, most porbably like you have never had them before. www.sosproject.info

Going into the depth of human relationships with one another, and allowing the idea that sex is a good thing, and not something to be scared or ashamed of. 

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Ronald Hugh Morrieson vs KFC

BY MELANIE OLIVER
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Gallery curator Melanie Oliver reflects on one of her literary heros, Ronald Hugh Morrieson, and the tributory festival she organised for him at a local KFC. 

Celebrating the late New Zealand author, fans of Ronald Hugh Morrieson celebrate his works and who he was as person and artist.

 

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The Empty Church: My Year of Belief

“The church was empty, no one was sitting there, not even me. Nothing. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever felt.”
Cartoonist and illustrator Dylan Horrocks begins with his childhood desire to believe in fantastical beings. In “The Empty Church: My Year of Belief” from PKN Christchurch Vol. 20, he shows us how after years of Atheism, he decided to give belief a chance, and he surveyed people in an attempt to see things through their eyes. He soon found the border between religion and unbelief was much more complicated that he had thought.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Netta Egoz

    Lyttelton based community Lawyer by day but fill in the spare hours on the radio via RDU 98.5fm (Chch), working with the Christchurch Transitional Architecture Trust, volunteering at various community projects and now helping run PechaKucha Christchurch!

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