10.00am Organising the Crime
Jared Savage, who has twice been named NZ Reporter of the Year, has carved a niche reporting on organised crime. His 2019 doco, Fighting the Demon, delved into Aotearoa’s ongoing methamphetamine crisis.
His bestselling 2020 book, Gangland, shone a light on the evolution of gangs in Aotearoa. Hot off the press, his follow-up Gangster’s Paradise is about the deadly escalation of gang culture in this country. In recent times, gang recruitment has almost doubled; 300 million dollars are made a year dealing meth alone. It is a world of drugs, guns and money. Lots of money.
Jared goes behind the headlines to tell tales of turf wars, retaliation and retribution.
11.30am Emergency Emergency
In thinking about the challenges of the climate crisis, life is definitely cloudy rather than sunny. But Tauranga Moana boasts local heroes who have been considering a way forward. These eco-warriors are connecting, enabling and empowering others.
We speak to Heidi Hughes, Marty Hoffart and others about their work championing minimisation and resource management. With the recent turbulent weather events experientially jolting our eyes open, our panel considers what action we must now take, both as individuals and collectively.
1.30pm In the Frame - Gaylene Preston
Gaylene Preston has been making films for more than fifty years. One of our most innovative storytellers, she has always sought out narratives which have yet to be told. From Mr Wrong to My Year with Helen, her films have a distinctive New Zealand flavour and a strong social message.
Her Ockham New Zealand Book Award longlisted memoir, Gaylene’s Take, charts her compelling journey as both filmmaker and human. We talk to her about the highs, the lows and the liberation you can find when you blaze your own trail.
Supported by Books A Plenty and Craigs Investments Partners
X-Space, Baycourt -(Tues 24th Oct SOLD OUT, Wed 25th Oct-8pm) Waihi Beach Surf Club-(Thurs 26th-7pm)
Books a Plenty, 74 Grey Street, Tauranga
Tauranga Art Gallery (Pop-Up) 42-44 Devonport Road