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 Free Yoga session ~ Armstrong Room Lake Wānaka Centre

Series One ~ 10.00am to 12 noon


Convention opens with a greeting and 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 & Traci Houpapa

Break ~ 3.30 – 4.30.

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 ~ Women’s market stalls in front of the Lake Wānaka Centre ~ weather permitted.

Series 4  ~ 10.00am to 12 noon.

Guest speakers ~ Julia Anne Genter, Juliet Gerrard, Michelle Duff  & Terry Bellamak.

Lunch Break 12noon to 1.30pm

Series 5 ~ 1.30 to 3pm

~ Making Ripples ~ organisations up to good. 

 Further speakers to be announced for this session.

Opened by Sarah Trotman.

Sukhi Turner ~ Wānaka House.

Anna van Riel  ~ Plastic bag free Wanaka

Suze Cruse ~ Teacher Empowerment.

Dellwyn Stuart ~  YWCA Auckland CEO 

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

Break 3 to 4pm

Series 6 ~ Panel Discussion 4 to 5.45pm

Facilitaed by Alexa Forbes ~ with Julie Anne Genter, Heather Henare, Traci Houpapa & Tamatha Paul.


Show ~ The Fan Brigade & company ~ 7.30pm to 9.30pm 

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

From 7.30 be entertained & delighted with our skilful, playful local women as they sing, dance, play and give words for inspiration. We’ve song birds to sooth the soul, spoken word from local poet and author Lis Breslin and words to light the embers of female sexuality from Nina Powell.

There will be a short interval  ~ before an hour long journey with The Fan Brigade and their show ~ Feminazi Bitches ~ 



Art work of The Weaving House produced by Sarah Aslin