LATE 2017: Allied Values - Time to de-friend our allies?
New Zealand has a reputation as a country prepared to stand up for what it believes in – 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of our country’s stand against nuclear power, a stance which made ripples around the globe and put a serious dent in our international relations. Are we still a country prepared to stand up for our values or is political peacemaking our priority?
Long-standing allies, including the UK and US, are wrestling an uprising of discontent and hate. After decades of painstaking progress towards equity, acceptance and awareness, high profile politicians and powerbrokers are now publicly expressing homophobic, racist and sexist sentiments. Climate change denial has become increasingly mainstream and the US has withdrawn from the Paris climate accord. Relationships with our allies have also driven our contentious deployment of troops to Afghanistan.
Does NZ still want to maintain its position as a political ally to these countries – and, by tacit agreement, to these views and values? Or are we prepared to make a stand? With our own national elections just around the corner, what does this mean for our domestic and foreign policy?
Exhibitions open late
Our current special exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year will be open 6pm - 7pm.
Food and drink
A special food menu plus beverages will be available for purchase throughout each LATE.
Advance tickets $25, Institute Members and Students $20*. Door Sales $30**.
*With valid student ID **Door sales subject to availability
Bookings recommended at ticket desks, +64 9 306 7048 or online. A booking fee of $3 applies to each offsite transaction. Door sales subject to availability.