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The Game of Our Lives
 | Te Tākaro o ō Tātou Oranga

  • Titirangi War Memorial Hall South Titirangi Road Auckland, Auckland, 0604 New Zealand (map)
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In her book The Infinite Game, psychology professor and activist Niki Harré asks us to imagine our world anew. What if we are all part of a different type of game entirely – a game in which playing matters more than winning, where anyone can join at any time, and where rules evolve as new players turn up? Joined on stage by Laila Harré, Niki’s session will be a provocative and interactive one that opens up the conversation around how we engage with our world and each other.

Niki Harré is based at the University of Auckland where she teaches community psychology and coordinates a sustainability network. Her research focuses on sustainable communities and schools, positive youth development and political activism. In 2007 Niki edited, with Quentin Atkinson, the book Carbon Neutral by 2020: How New Zealanders Can Tackle Climate Change. Her two new books are The Infinite Game: How to Live Well Together and Psychology for a Better World: Working with People to Save the Planet.

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Laila Harré has contributed to politics, trade unions and public service through the tumult of the 1980s to today’s possibility of space for progressive ideas. She has shared Niki’s Infinite Game journey – notably when the sisters spent a month travelling the North Island to ‘rethink the system’ – with the drivers (they hitchhiked), hosts (they carried no money) and 700-plus locals who came to workshops in community centres around the motu. Laila works for UnionAID and runs monthly salons at Auckland’s only living-wage restaurant, Kai Pasifika.


Saturday and Sunday Sessions
8.30am - 5pm
Titirangi War Memorial Hall

Full Day Pass Includes 8 sessions, morning and afternoon tea and lunch
$150.00 (value $ 174.00) $135 concession (value $150.00)
Early Bird $139.00 ($120 concession) Only available until 3 August
Individual Sessions $18.00 ($15 concession)
Morning/Afternoon Tea $ 5.00 Lunch $20.00