PKAKL56: A wonderful reboot.

August 15, 2019 on 9:43 pm | In News, dates, Auckland, past events | No Comments


Pechakucha Auckland kicked off again with an amazing re-start at PKAKL56 last night.

Huge thanks to Designer Rugs for hosting us and shouting the drinks. To all our speakers… Zoe Ikin, Dajiang Tai, Nathan Goldsworthy, Cindy Tan, Rufus Night, Henry Crothers, Lakshman Anandanayagam, and Byron Coll… thank you for sharing your work, thoughts and dreams with us.

Instagram = @pechakucha_auckland
… for extra content and video from the night.

Next edition to be announced soon.

PKAKL56: “Familiar & Fresh” (Sold Out)

July 22, 2019 on 10:18 pm | In News, dates, Auckland | No Comments

Aaaaand we’re back!After a long absence PechaKucha Auckland returns, building on our strong run of
 55 events over 10 years!

Date: Wednesday 14th August
Venue: Designer Rugs Event Space, 1 Grosvenor St, Grey Lynn
Time: 6.30pm


The inaugural reboot event features masterful designers across the disciplines. They’ll talk about their own work, as well as choosing one emerging designer that they admire to show their own.


Zoe Ikin (ALT Group)
Dajiang “DJ” Tai
(Cheshire Architects)
Nathan Goldsworthy (Goldsworthy)
Rufus Knight (Knight Associates)
Lakshman Anandanayagam (Creaturepost)
Cindy Tan (Cindy Tan Projects)
Byron Coll (Byron Coll Photography)
Henry Crothers (LandLAB)

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PKN_AKL_52 // 23 February 2017 // ‘where city meets sea’

February 4, 2017 on 8:09 am | In News, Auckland | No Comments

Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol. 52 in collaboration with the New Zealand Maritime Museum /// ‘where city meets sea’ /// 23rd February 2017 /// The Maritime Room, 149 Quay St, CBD /// start 7.00pm, doors open 6.30pm /// free entry, eftpos bar /// come early as there will be limited seats available

Museum galleries open late

List of presenters:

  • Richelle Kahui-McConnell /// Environmental and Social Capital Broker /// Manager of Aotearoas’ only Hapu based mussel reef restoration programme on behalf of Ngati Whatua Orakei
  • Matt Ball /// Head of Communications, Ports of Auckland /// Behind the Red Fence
  • Myfanwy Eaves /// Archeologist /// Tasman vs Pacific, Manukau vs Waitemata, Lord Auckland vs Onehunga
  • John Miller /// Documentary Photographer /// Remembering Takaparawhau - Bastion Point, 40 Years After
  • Tamsin Hanly /// Educationalist /// On her recent decolonised curriculum for schools
  • Christopher Dempsey /// Bicycle meets City meets Sea
  • Simon van Praag /// Director, Fresh Concept /// The waters edge - The great connector
  • Lewis Booth, Leena Kheir, Beckham Low, Lucy Vete /// UOA students, architectecture School /// KIWA-Whare Mauri of the Pacific
  • Mark Graham /// KIWA /// A Purpose for Auckland’s Iconic Waterfront Building

PKN_AKL_51 // 05 July 2016 // Auckland on the move

June 13, 2016 on 10:16 am | In News, Auckland | No Comments

Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol. 51 // the Urban Transportation edition // “Auckland on the move” – How do we get/ want to get around in our city? Tuesday 5 July 2016 // Hopetoun Alpha, 19 Beresford Square, CBD // 7.00pm start // doors open 6.00pm // free entry, eftpos bar, supported by Auckland Transport

List of presenters and topics:

  • Liz Root // CRL Principal Sustainability Advisor // Delivering the City Rail Link Sustainably //
  • Stuart Harwood // DIYer // Building an ebike on the cheap //
  • Nick, McKay and Haydn // AUT Industrial design students // improving multi-modal travel around Auckland
  • Rob Henderson // Project Manager, Christchurch Bike Share // Spark Bikes
  • Rob Mayo // Customer Experience Designer // Japan: the narrow roads of the deep north and what they mean for the Auckland transport journey
  • Kathryn King // Walking and Cycling Manager, Auckland Transport // What is the place for cycling in Auckland?
  • Silvia Spieksma // A local realist // on where private property meets the public realm
  • Alain Brideson // Transportation Designer // from A to B
  • Jack J. Jiang // Urban Designer // Travel Behaviour: Laziness or Convenience

PKN_AKL_50 // 03 March 2016

February 11, 2016 on 11:49 am | In News, Auckland | No Comments

PKN_AKL_50 // ‘edition_50’ // thursday 03 March 2016 // ALSCO yard, 368 New North Rd, Kingsland // start 8.00pm, doors open 7.30pm  // come early as there will be limited seats // in case of bad weather, we have an inside option onsite

List of presenters(in that order):

  • Christine Foley // Manager Kingsland Business Society // ‘Of cabbages and kings – a local partnership’
  • Lisa Taouma // producer FRESH TV // From DUSKy maidens to DAWN raids: Re-picturing Paradise through the lens of the new Pacificans
  • Dr. Rebecca Stafford // Crusading to stop smart people from underperforming // “Start! Finish! The top strategy for beating procrastination” //
  • John Lyall // artist // In search of Indochine ( with the planet of the apps)
  • Steve Barden // Branch Manager, ALSCO // PK host presentation
  • Chris Berthelsen // vagrant // on losing rusty blades in school play areas // _
  • Alan Hayward // Sustainability consultant Context architects // to architectural Infinity and Beyond
  • Scotty Cotter // Director Massive Company // Making The Wholehearted: Theatre of shared culture //
  • Yolanda and Julian Bartram // director of BODYFX // A career in painting people and pavements //
  • Paul Janman // movie director // Fragments of the Great South Road on foot and on film //
  • Tosh Graham // graduate landscape architect at Urbanlogic // A Landscape of Prophecy: Landscape through the lens of indigenous prophecy

DJ Netti Page will spin some 45’s

PKN_AKL 45 // Richard Easther

January 13, 2016 on 2:50 pm | In News, Auckland | No Comments

Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol.45 // Richard Easther // Physicist, University of Auckland // The Physics of Cycling: It’s How We Roll from PKN_Auckland on Vimeo.

Richard Easther // Physicist, University of Auckland // The Physics of Cycling: It’s How We Roll

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