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LATE at Auckland Museum

LATE 2017: Home Sweet Home? A Question of Immigration

Event Centre, ADVANCE TICKETS $25, INSTITUTE MEMBERS AND STUDENTS $20*, DOOR SALES $30** *With valid student ID **Door sales subject to availability

Join us for the first event of our annual LATE series of curated evenings and panel discussions.


LATE at Auckland Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

In a world where people are more mobile than ever, who do we let in? First Brexit, then Trump: immigration played a central role in the twin political shocks of 2016. In 2017, New Zealand will go to the polls and record numbers of new arrivals will be a central issue.

In collaboration with Massey University and RNZ National, this LATE will explore the experience and effects of migration for both migrants and the country that admits them. What kinds of questions should we be asking politicians and the government agencies who are figuring out how wide to open the door? Join us, moderator Noelle McCarthy and guests as they tackle this.

Join moderator Noelle McCarthy and our LATE panellists as they tackle this complex topic. This month’s panel features writer and broadcaster Ali Ikram, researcher and Maori spokesperson for Migrants and Refugee Rights Campaign (MARRC) Dr Arama Rata, filmmaker Roseanne Liang and Massey University’s Professor Paul Spoonley, who is heading a six-year research programme looking at the impacts of immigration and diversity. Learn more about the panel.


The stars of the comedy web-series Friday Night Bites will join us to recreate one of their episodes as a live performance and share another scene on the Museum's big screen. Friday Night Bites follows 26 eclectic Friday nights in the lives of three 20-something Kiwi Asian women and explores everything from pop-culture to politics, sexual foibles to quantum theory.

Friday Night Bites

Exhibitions open late

Our current special exhibitions Being Chinese in Aotearoa, and 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.

Booking information

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.


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