Who's Going to be Speaking

We are proud of the excellence of the diverse and interesting guest speakers who address our monthly meetings.   Not only do they provide opportunity for learning and discussion on a wide range of topics, but they keep us up to date with what is happening in our ever-changing city and world.

Here are details for the speakers for the next few months of 2020:


Monday, August 10

Dr Daryle Deering
Drug Issues and the September Referendum

Dr Deering will speak and answer questions on drug issues, background for the coming referendum. She is an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit with a career in mental health and addiction nursing spanning close to 50 years.  She was a founding faculty member of the National Addiction Centre at the University of Otago, Director of Mental Health Nursing for the Canterbury District Health Board from 2000 to 2007 and President of the New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses from 2010 to 2014.


Monday, September 14

Angela Kearney

My Work with UNICEF

Angela joined UNICEF in 1998, holding many different posts in the organisation and dedicating many years of her career to humanitarian and developmental issues for women and children. Angela, a specialist on Africa and Asia, has held leading roles in emergency and advanced programme management in countries such as Afghanistan and Sudan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iraq, Angola and the Philippines and recently returned from a four month assignment in Jordan supporting the UNICEF programme in Syria.


Monday, October 12

Amanda South
on Cathedral Reinstatement Progress

Amanda is Communications Advisor for Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project and will speak on progress.  She came to this role after working for a number of years for CERA and then the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, communicating about the city's recovery and regeneration following the earthquakes.