The bi-monthly series is aimed at convening community leaders, social activators, and change-makers to share stories and offer better solutions for a better world.
It is supported and funded by the Mangere Otahuhu Local Board.
“This is a great opportunity to hear the stories from Otahuhu told by people from Otahuhu. We are excited to launch this art and culture series and we look forward to hearing the stories that come out of it,” Community Librarian Barry O’Callaghan said.
The inaugural Tōia Talks lecture will feature filmmaker, Paul Janman and historian, Scott Hamilton who will discuss their feature documentary, ‘Fragments of the Great South Road’ and screen footage from the film.
Janman and Hamilton walked the 200-kilometre road talking with locals, historians, and artists about living along this historic road.
The Great South Road was built to bring a British army into the Māori Waikato Kingdom. It runs from the edge of King Country at the Puniu River up the Great South Road to Newmarket in Central Auckland.
For more information, please contact Luisa Tora on 020-41049081.