Upcoming Events

Thursday 30 May


A point of vanishing stability

Exploring a climate strategy for New Zealand

This discussion event will bring together Chlöe Swarbrick MP, Adrian Orr,
Dr Anita Wreford; Roger Dennis, Conal Smith, Dame Dr Claudia Orange,
Dr Carwyn Jones and Singapore-based futurist Aaron Maniam. The end goal of this event is to contribute to a national climate strategy that provides an urgent yet considered response to climate change. The speakers will explore ideas on what a successful strategy might look like through a wellbeing lens. The date was chosen to correspond with the release of New Zealand’s first Wellbeing Budget.

Time: 5.30 – 7 pm (arrive by 5.15 pm)
Location: National Library of New Zealand, 70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington

RSVP by Monday May 27 to enquiries@mcguinnessinstitute.org and please
also share these event details with interested parties.

Click here to read the flyer.


Click here to register for the event.

1 – 3 JULY


KiMuaNZ workshop

The Institute is currently in the planning stages of the KiMuaNZ workshop, which will focus on Pasifika people and their experiences and understandings of climate change issues in order to develop different scenarios for New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours.

The workshop is intended to amplify Pasifika voices, develop futures thinking capability and help build a more informed and cohesive society. It will also contribute to a continued conversation about climate change allowing us to develop potential responses for adapting to and mitigating climate-related risks. The workshop will be held in Wellington for three days from Monday 1 July – Wednesday 3 July 2019.

For workshop participants, the Institute will be seeking 36 young people aged 18–25 currently living in New Zealand who have a
connection with the Pacific and who have a strong commitment to
shaping the long-term future of New Zealand and other Pacific nations.

If you are interested in taking part or speaking at the workshop, please
contact enquiries@mcguinnessinstitute.org.


Click here to complete the application (due Friday 24 May).



Revisiting the Commission for the Future and the

New Zealand Planning Council (Tentative)

The Institute aims to host an event bringing together a range of people interested in the work of the Commission for the Future. This event is currently in the planning stages and is likely to occur in October. Date and location to be advised.

If you would like to get in touch regarding this event, please contact enquiries@mcguinnessinstitute.org.

Once the date and time are confirmed we will add a registration
link here. 

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To learn about previous workshops see here.