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Event date: 6/20/2023 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Export event
An evening with Matt Chisholm - Maramarua, Waikato

An evening with Matt Chisholm - Maramarua, Waikato

40 Golf Road, Mangatawhiri

Former TVNZ Sunday reporter and host of Survivor New Zealand, and Celebrity Treasure Island, Matt Chisholm is well-known to many Kiwis as an authentic, down-to-earth reporter.
As someone who has spent 13 years telling other people's stories, Matt is now sharing his own - identifying his own struggles with mental health and depression. 

Behind the success of his career, Matt was barely coping, driving himself into the ground. One day something snapped. After admitting in a social media post that he was struggling with depression, Matt was shocked at the outpouring of public support. It would be the catalyst for him to face up to his unhappiness and change his life.

Matt started writing Imposter during the 2020 level 4 lockdown, soon after he had relocated down south to the small town of Omakau, located in North Otago. His book paints a picture of a smart and gregarious man marred by a difficult childhood, crippling perfectionism, problem drinking and, as the title suggests, imposter syndrome - the boy from small-town Central Otago, whose favourite hobby was tailing lambs, never felt he belonged in the world of TV.

As a speaker, Matt shares his honest and inspiring story in the aim to help others who are battling their demons.

Come along to 

  • Catch up with rural people in your community
  • Learn about how Matt found a way through his mental health challenges
  • Hear about ways rural communities can support one another
  • Prepare to be entertained along the way

Supper will be provided from 5:30pm 

Presentation starts at :6:30pm 


Some of the topics/language is not recommended for those under 15 years old



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