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Julia Parnell: Award-Winning Producer and Filmmaker

It is about the work, and it is about the people. Making documentaries is an ill-advised career really, so your heart better be in it!  [Laughs.] It is the lowest budget; it takes ages. Most of the time you are just fishing. You know you are there trying to catch the best shot. You have to really appreciate that privilege.

By |2019-11-14T03:30:37+00:00November 1st, 2019|Arts & Culture, Community, Events, Interviews, New Zealand, Women of Impact|

Zahra Champion: Executive Director, BIOTech New Zealand with Dame Margaret Brimble

I am a scientist. I did my PhD, and I love new innovations. I love looking at new ways of doing things. What is the current research? What can we do with hidden costs commercialized things? Actually taking an idea, technology, and turning it into a product or a service that people can use and make a difference.

Iokapeta Magele-Suamasi: Auckland Art Gallery

As a Pacific person we really do move through these spaces or in our career knowing that we are part of a collective. What that means is the notions of our ancestors. For us, we totally use in contemporary life. Those things include what we call Vā. Vā is recognizing the relational space between people and objects. When there is a disturbance, they are Vā for us; we deal with it by saying we make sure that we pick up on those cues.

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