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Asia After Five - Wellington, 25 May

India and Sri Lanka

Event Details


Thu 25 May 2017


05.30pm until 07.00pm


Asia New Zealand Foundation Level 16, Fujitsu Tower 141 The Terrace



Mix and mingle over drinks and nibbles, hear stories from inspiring individuals and get a taste of the many strands of the New Zealand-Asia relationship. (RSVP by 23 May)

This month’s Asia After Five features dynamic speakers sharing their personal stories relating to India and Sri Lanka.

Dr Robyn Andrews - Robyn is a senior lecturer of social anthropology at Massey University in Palmerston North.  She recently wrote a series of vignettes for the Foundation’s website on Anglo-Indians and Anglo-Indian descendants in New Zealand, and will be speaking to some of the highlights from her related research.

Kashmir Kaur - Kashmir is a senior policy analyst at the Ministry of Education. She has six years of school teaching experience, six years of local government social policy/liaison experience, and six years of central government strategic planning and policy experience. She’ll be talking about the importance of cultural confidence in her personal and career development.

Dhaxna Sothieson - Dhaxna is a solicitor at Duncan Cotterill. Originally from Sri Lanka, Dhaxna grew up in Hamilton. She will be talking about her embrace of the Tamil language and culture at a local community class in Wellington.
We are happy for you to invite a colleague or friend to this event. For catering purposes, please ensure they are registered.
Please note that you will need to enter Fujitsu Tower before 6pm as doors close after that time.