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LATE 2017: Home Sweet Home? A Question of Immigration

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

To listen to the audio recording of this Smark Talk session, click here.

LATE at Auckland Museum

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.



ATRIUM doors open

Being Chinese in Aotearoa exhibition open until 9PM

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition open until 9PM

Event Centre open on Level 3 with access via the Atrium lifts 1, 2 & 3

Bar open and food available


Vignette 1: Friday Night Bites, directed by Roseanne Liang


Smart Talk: Moderator Noelle McCarthy and guests Dr Arama Rata, Ali Ikram, Professor Paul Spoonley and Roseanne Liang


 Vignette 2: Friday Night Bites, directed by Roseanne Liang


Bar closes


Doors close


The stars of the comedy web-series Friday Night Bites, Adam Gardiner, Lisa Chappell, Tian Tan and Jaime McDermott, 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

Friday Night Bites

Exhibitions open late

Our current special exhibitions Being Chinese in Aotearoa, and Wildlife Photographer of the Year will be open 6pm - 9pm.

Food and drink

Enjoy a delicious hand-crafted menu specially created for LATE by Collective Catering, along with an array of New Zealand wine and beer.

Walk \u0026 fork at LATE

Walk & fork at LATE

  • Walk & fork - Japanese eggplant fingers with fennel, tomato sauce, shaved almonds and crispy sage $10
  • Slider - mini cheese beef burger onion marmalade and miso mayonnaise $7
  • Pie warmer - butter chicken gourmet pie $8
  • Pie warmer - coconut cardamom curry with kohlrabi and leek (v) $8     
  • LATE signature pizza - prosciutto, roasted sweet potato, thyme and spiced Manuka honey $16
  • Salad boxes - roasted pumpkin with green leaves and caramelised fruits (v) $12

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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