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Event date: 10/5/2022 6:00 PM Export event
An Evening with Sir John Kirwan - Te Aroha, Waikato
Wanda Leadbeater

An Evening with Sir John Kirwan - Te Aroha, Waikato

Wednesday 5 October 2022

Together with our rural partners, we invite you to join us for a relaxed evening with special guest speaker Sir John Kirwan.


Sir John Kirwan (JK) is one of New Zealand’s favourite former All Blacks. He played for the national team for a decade and holds the New Zealand record for most first-class rugby tries. Since retiring from professional sport, he has shared his personal story of depression, resilience and hope. His journey has led him to active involvement with mental health awareness campaigns in New Zealand. He speaks openly about his personal battle and how fostering mental wellbeing is something that needs to be put at the top of everyone’s agenda given that it is so prevalent, especially in our rural communities. In 1989, Sir John received an MBE for services to rugby, and in 2012 he became a Knight Companion of the NZ Order of Merit for his services to mental health.

At this special event, JK will share his story and dedication to removing the stigma that surrounds mental health in New Zealand. He will share some of his mental health journey, how he went from barely surviving to thriving, as well as offering some practical tools that can be used to help yourself and those
around you by prioritising your wellbeing.

Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors there is no charge to attend this event, but to help with catering, we ask that you book tickets before 30 September. 

Venue: Silver Fern Events Centre, 44 Stanley Avenue, Te Aroha

Relaxed BBQ - 6pm 

Presentation from Sir John kirwan- 7pm 

To secure your tickets please use the following link, when the event opens, click on the yellow "book now" box to proceed with your booking.   

To go to the booking page use the link below


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