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Rediscovering Human Connection

BY GINA PAPAHADJIS
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Gina Papahadjis had a fear of talking to strangers and her PechaKucha journey pushed her to rediscover human connection to help her overcome this. She went to the pub and asked a series of questions. She discovered that human connection is an investment and worth investing in.

 

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Because Why Not?

BY ANDY DIXON
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

If you ever wanted to find someone who drew a slightly odd picture and then had a friend turn it into a tattoo, because . . . why not, then Andrew Dixon is that someone. He is on a journey doing and trying everything, because  . . .why not.

 

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I grew up in the Circus

BY RUBY ARROWFIELD
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Ruby Arrowfield literally grew up in a circus with balancing clown parents called Carrot and Pickles!  Every aspect of her life infused a love of performing and supporting creative expression.  Now Ruby works with the Christchurch Circus Centre who are based in the Roy Stokes hall in New Brighton, which may be pulled down. Ruby is on a campaign to keep the circus alive.

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Will work for wine!

BY CHARLIE ROSE JACKSON
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Charlie Jackson never thought she would be photographing products in a controlled environment and loving it. She shared her journey as a freelance photographer with her own business and how being open to whatever might come next has taken her in directions she would not have imagined.

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Sustainability through Behavioral Change

BY ANZAC GALLATE
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Inspirational high school student Anzac Gallate shared how a group of students at Cashmere High School have created sustainable educational projects through behavioral change. One of Anzac’s key messages was that no one is too small to make a difference and you can start with just turning off lights.  This is a must listen!

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Get out of Your Comfort Zone

BY JACK LIU
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Yanjin (Jack) got out of his comfort zone by moving to New Zealand to study and meet girls.  His talk shares his experiences of culture shock and how he has used these to become an ambassador for others who travel to and live in New Zealand.

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The Christchurch Youth Movement

BY CLAUDIA MCDONALD
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

15 year old Claudia McDonald has a head full of ideas.  She is involved with the Christchurch Youth Movement which creates youth opportunities and action in Christchurch.

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Music speaks where words fail

BY DEEN COULSON
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Deen Coulson sees music as an expression of emotion and the release of feelings. He wants to write beautiful words and create intense emotions through the music he creates. Deen's struggles through anxiety and depression has turned negativity into creativity.

 

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Emotional Architecture

BY CALEB SKENE
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Many buildings have a dead space, a space that isn’t used.  As an architectural student Caleb Skene has been exploring these dead spaces and wants to create space that has value to it's occupants.

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The Fabric that Connects Us

BY JESS MCLENNAN
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Jess McLennan explores t-shirts as more than just the fabric of what we put on. Why did she need t-shirt number 54? Where did the fabric come from? Who made it and what are the working conditions like for this person?

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Navigating to Neutral

BY ALICE RIDLEY
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Living a more sustainable life is something that Alice Ridley strives to do every day. Small steps make a change and she explores these through a weekly Radio show and her PechaKucha talk

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Common Sense Innovation

BY TYLER BRUMMER
@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Tyler Brummer spent 10 years as an academic ecologist but was itching to have more impact. He co-founded WeVisit, a company that is designed to create meaningful jobs for young people, give older people a greater sense of purpose and help families stay connected. At WeVisit, they use technology to create human connections to improve community health, education and well-being.

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