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'tis the season 

of giving

Took place on 28 November at The Workshop Auckland


The holiday season is here and we know that, for many that means worrying about gifts; so at this event we took a step back to talk more about GIVING. Its shapes and forms, its importance in our lives and its impact on  our communities.

We were so lucky to have been able to host Vi Cottrell, co-founder of Trade Aid and Dellwyn Stuart, CEO of the Auckland Foundation. We explored giving in many ways, from how to give to the homeless through to our closet loved ones, from non-monetary gestures, through to philanthropy. Vi and Dellwyn have had very different experiences with giving, in their careers and in their personal lives and their perspectives were so value in helping our community to explore what giving really mean meant to them. 

From Nick, "It was really valuable, I went home and discussed gift giving with [my partner]. I thought it was fantastic, got me thinking deeply which is a good thing I think."

At this event we also got some of our Christmas shopping done, with a variety of conscious vendors showcasing products that brought a little more meaning this year.

Guest speakers:

Vi Cottrell
co-founder of Trade Aid
Dellwyn Stuart
CEO of Auckland Foundation

also at this event:

an introductory meditation

a mindfulness segment

the 'Forward Action' challenge

mingling + networking

treats from Hunter Gatherer Gourmet + The Larder Project + Plant Culture 


Conscious Action events are a space to connect with like-minded people, collaborate to come

up with inspiring ideas, and celebrate what we are already contributing to the collective.


Hunter Gatherer Gourmet logo
The Larder Project logo
UYOC logo
Plant Culture NZ logo
The Workshop Auckland logo
Ideal Cup NZ logo


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