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Beyond Profit | how the economy can be good for our society

Speaker: Hon Bill English & Nathan McLellan

It can’t be all about the money.

If we gauge our national success solely on having a growing economy, we reduce our vision of what’s needed for New Zealanders to thrive. Growth matters for New Zealand’s economic future, but we need an expanded view of what’s important for our economy and our society.

Annual Sir John Graham Lecture 2014 | When Freedoms Collide

Speaker: Professor Helen Alvaré

A society that values freedom of thought will inevitably find itself at the intersection of competing views of freedom. What we do then will show us what we really value.

At the Heritage Hotel on July 31, 2014, Professor Helen Alvaré sparked a discussion on how we maintain a society that is both safe and open to all.


Game Changers | On leading and learning

Speaker: Iva Ropati | Viviane Robinson | Tim O'Connor

Perspectives from Iva Ropati, Viviane Robinson and Tim O’Connor on the non-negotiables of leading kids to success in school.

As school leadership had emerged as a hot topic in the 2014 election, our panel of principals and academics engaged with each other and the audience on how great leaders can really affect how our kids learn.