TEDx to show­case change mak­ers

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TEDx, be­ing held for the first time at the Manukau In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (MIT) will bring to­gether some of the bright­est minds in the South.

The theme for TEDxManukauIn­sti­tu­te­ofTech­nol­ogy is The Chang­ing Face of Manukau.

Or­gan­iser and award-win­ning writer Court­ney Sina Mered­ith is hon­oured to show­case a pro­gramme of di­verse speak­ers who are com­mit­ted to the prom­ise and cul­ture of Manukau.

‘‘The fu­ture of Auck­land be­longs to the South and the more com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives we can build that nur­ture our young peo­ple, the bet­ter,’’ she says.

So­cial in­no­va­tion, cre­ative de­coloni­sa­tion and sus­tain­abil­ity will be some of the lo­cal is­sues that will be the fo­cus of the day.

Cre­ative en­tre­pre­neur Ole Ma­iava who ‘‘loves the peo­ple of South Auck­land’’ will be talk­ing about ‘‘place­mak­ing’’.

‘‘I’ve called my talk ‘A Place to the Face’. I want to tell more peo­ple about ‘place­mak­ing’ and what it means; en­abling the com­mu­nity to have a voice in the chang­ing face of Manukau,’’ he says.

Also pre­sent­ing is MP for Manukau East, Jenny Salesa who will throw light on Manukau’s past, present and fu­ture.

TEDxManukauIn­sti­tu­te­OfTech­nol­ogy will be held at MIT’s Manukau Cam­pus on March 4.

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(L-R) Ole Ma­iava, Court­ney Sina Mered­ith and Jenny Salesa.

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