Program ‘Her voice’ 2019

Welcome to the 2019 program for ‘Her Voice’ The Weaving House 2019

All tickets for ‘Her Voice’ are available through EventFinda ~ click this link ~

& tickets for the Saturday night show with The Fan Brigade & company are available through  ~ this link ~ 


Please find full biographies of each of our 2019 speakers on this website with ~ this link ~


Day 1 ~ Friday 12th April

Please note: there will be an opportunity to ask questions to the speakers at the end of each session.

7.30-8.30 ~ Free Yoga session ~ Armstrong Room Lake Wānaka Centre ~ come & enjoy being centred & relaxed through your day ~ starting here. It’s OK if you don’t register but if you could message The Weaving House to say you’d like to come, that too would be good. You don’t need yoga mat.

Series One ~ 10.00am to 12 noon


This public lecture series with opening words by Alexa Forbes ~ Councillor with The Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Guest speakers ~ Lisa Lawrence ~ Lillian Tahuri ~ Tamatha Paul

Guest Poet ~ Laura Williamson

Lunch Break 12  to 1.30pm.

Series Two 1.30 – 3.30pm


Guest speakers ~ Kayla Stewart, Emma McInnes, Reetah Mitchell, Vicki Spearing

UNFORTUNATELY ~ as of Wednesday evening Traci Houpapa is now unable to join us ~ A replacement speaker will be notified shortly.

Replacing Traci Houopapa today ~ Vicki Spearing of One NewZealand ~ 

Break  3.30 – 4.30pm

Series Three 4.30 – 6.30pm

Guest speakers ~ Rachel Froggatt, Heather Henare,  Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo Marilyn Waring 


Day 2 ~  Saturday 13th April

7.30am Free yoga session ~ Armstrong Room lake Wānaka Centre

From 9am ~ Market stalls in front of the Lake Wānaka Centre with the art & crafts of Women ~ weather permitted.

Series 4  ~ 10.00am to 12 noon.

Unfortunately there have been delays with flights around the nation & the Minister won’t be able to attend today ~ However we expect she will still with us today to talk via Skype at 10.10am. We’ve a 3.6m projector on stage to transmit to you. 

Guest speakers ~ Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter, Professor Juliet Gerrard, Michelle Duff  & Terry Bellamak.

Lunch Break 12noon to 1.30pm

Series 5 ~ 1.30 to 3.15pm

~ Making Ripples ~ organisations & inspiring Women up to good. each speaker will be speaking for 10minutes ~ with a great deal to share. A quick round of learning.

Opened by Sarah Trotman ONZM.

Nicci Stott ~ Jig Saw Central Lakes ~ local Domestic & Sexual Violence services

Dame Sukhi Turner ~ Wānaka Community House

Margaret Pittaway ~ Rural Women New Zealand 

Dellwyn Stuart ~  YWCA Auckland CEO

Anna van Riel  ~ Plastic bag free Wānaka

Morgan Weathington ~ Registered Midwife

Suze Cruse ~ Teacher Empowerment ~ early childhood.

Beck Parnham ~ Social Enterprise ~ Fashion goodness from Cambodia to Canterbury.

Break 3 to 4pm ~ Afternoon tea is provided should you wish to stay or come ~ in the Armstrong Room in The Lake Wānaka Centre. All needs will be catered for. All welcome.

Series 6 ~ Panel Discussion 4 to 5.45pm

Facilitated by Alexa Forbes ~ an informal conversation ~ with Julie Anne Genter, Heather Henare, Tamatha Paul. ~

UNFORTUNATELY ~ as of Wednesday evening Traci Houpapa as advertised to be apart of the panel discussion is now unable to join us ~ A replacement panelist will be notified shortly.

& also as of Friday eve the Minister was unable to join us ~ Sitting in for this panel session for Traci Houpapa & the Minister For Women Julie Anne Genter… ~ is Michelle Duff & Sarah Trotman ~ joined still by Tamatha Paul & Hearther Henare.


Saturday Evening Show

~ The Fan Brigade & company ~

7.30pm to 9.30pm-ish

This Saturday show is all about having fun, being entertained, being in good company & raising funds for local Domestic & Sexual Violence services.

Ms Carmen Veranda is your hostess with the mostest this evening!

From 7.30 be entertained in the first hour & by our skilful, playful local women as they sing, dance, play & give words for inspiration. We’ve song bird Anna van Riel to sooth the soul, spoken word from local poet/ writer Lis Breslin & words to light the embers of female sexuality from Nina Powell. All with a dazzling singing drama weaving the mix ~ culminating with a psychedelic circus performance.   

We’ve an interval at 8.20 with our local Black Peak Ice Cream for intermission.

& then musical artistry woven observant comedy ~ From The Fan Brigade and their show

~ Feminazi Bitches ~ 


Art work of The Weaving House produced by Sarah Aslin