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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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Featured Presentation

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Tracy Farr

Writer in Wellington

Waves

PRESENTED ON AUG 28, 2014
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 20

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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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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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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Loco-motives

BY ANDREW GUNN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

TV screenwriter Andrew Gunn reveals to us his dirty little secret -- a love for model trains! Gunn expresses his love for model trains, that allows him to esacpe into a fantasy world. He compares his job as a script writer for children's films to these miniature train worlds and how safe both worlds feel. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 15, 2014.

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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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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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Antarctic time travel

BY BEC MCMASTER
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Icefest exhibition director Bec McMaster takes us through a time travel of Antartica. 

The Antartic forest will hopefully get peoples attention and enlightening others to think about themselves and how they live everyday. 

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The Empty Church: My Year of Belief

BY DYLAN HORROCKS
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Self-proclaimed non-believer and cartoonist Dylan Horrocks speaks about a year he spent trying to believe in a higher power. Here he delves into belief and seeing the world through other's windows. 

"Presentation of the Day" on September 17, 2014.

 

CHRISTCHURCH Blog

Loco-motives

"When I see that little locomotive, I smell the engine oil, it takes me back — I’m a kid again."
TV screenwriter Andrew Gunn reveals to us his dirty little secret -- his love for model trains!
In “Loco-motives” from PKN Christchurch Vol. 20, Gunn expresses his love for model trains, and how they allow him to escape into a fantasy world. He compares his job as a script writer for children's films to these miniature train worlds and says that he enjoys the feeling of safety and wonder these worlds provide. 

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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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