Leonie Hayden - Moderator
Leonie Hayden (Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara) is the editor of The Spinoff Ātea and co-host of podcast On The Rag, a monthly dissection of sexism in culture and the media. She is the former editor of Māori current affairs and lifestyle publication, Mana magazine.
Leonie was involved in New Zealand's music industry for about a decade, presenting on local access radio, doing PR at record labels, developing resources at the New Zealand Music Commission, writing about music for Real Groove, Rip It Up and the NZ Herald, and as the editor of Rip It Up and the Groove Guide.
She is inspired by mouthy minorities, tino rangatiratanga, and the whakapapa of disruption.
Jane Kelsey is a Professor of Law at the University of Auckland and an acute social commentator. For several decades her work has centred on the interface between globalisation and domestic neoliberalism, with particular reference to free trade and investment agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
She currently has a Marsden Grant, which predates Brexit and Trump, to examine options and strategies to move to a post-neoliberal era in international economic agreements.
Nicky Hager works as an author and investigative journalist. He has written seven books about New Zealand politics, intelligence, public relations and war.
The most recent books are Dirty Politics and, in 2017, Hit and Run, the story of children and other innocents being killed and injured in an ill-conceived New Zealand SAS raid on two Afghan villages.
Maiki Sherman is a journalist who has worked across all major platforms and broadcasters. Maiki is currently reporting for Seven Sharp at TVNZ. She was previously a political reporter for Newshub TV3.
Maiki also covered politics for Māori Television, including co-hosting its 2014 Election coverage. She has also worked in current affairs with Māori Television’s Native Affairs. In 2016, Maiki Sherman was named Māori Journalist of The Year.