10am: MUSIC – Piyush, (Indian fusion)

Nicole Mathewson

Piyush Misra has been performing in festivals and restaurants for the last 15 years or so. He brings his own loops in keyboards and sings covers and original songs. When singing covers, he sings in his own style.

10:15am: FILM – PlantPure Nation (99 mins)

Nicole Mathewson

PlantPure Nation The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. WATCH TRAILER

10:30am: MUSIC – Piyush (Indian fusion)

Nicole Mathewson

Piyush Misra has been performing in festivals and restaurants for the last 15 years or so. He brings his own loops in keyboards and sings covers and original songs. When singing covers, he sings in his own style.

10:30am: TALK – Jessica Strathdee, From dairy farm worker to animal rights activist

Nicole Mathewson

From dairy farm worker to animal rights activist Former dairy farm worker Jessica Strathdee will talk about her experiences as a dairy farmer and her consequent journey to being an animal rights activist. Whilst the dairy industry likes to paint a picture of idyllic farm life, Jess will talk from first-hand experience about the systemic abusive farming practices necessary to participate within the dairy industry which led her and her partner to leave it and to educate the public about the horrific realities of Aotearoa’s dairy industry.

10:30am: COOKING DEMO – Monika Rastogi: Spinach and kale saag

Nicole Mathewson

Spinach and kale saag Monika Rastogi Monika Rastogi is a foodie at heart and has been a vegetarian since birth. She has lived in Bangladesh, China and now NZ is her home. She likes to teach and spread her love for cooking tasty and healthy Indian cuisine to different ethnicity, kids and adults of all ages. She runs her Indian cooking classes from the comfort of her home with warm hospitality  – making everyone feel comfortable. Monika is an experienced teacher and very good with kids. Since her son was 4 years old, she has been teaching him cooking, how to…

11am: MUSIC – Soul Star Tribe

Nicole Mathewson

Soul Star Tribe – Tribal Belly Dance Collective includes people of all ages, backgrounds, genders, and fitness levels drawn together by their enthusiasm for belly dance.

11am: FILM – Immi the Vegan (60 mins)

Nicole Mathewson

Immi the Vegan A New Zealand vegan and plant-based rom-com musical comedy 7 part series. Immi the Vegan creates vegan videos and shares vegan content that she’s found, and hopes people will find useful! Travel vlogs, comedy, and cooking! Watch the trailer

11:15am: TALK – Sharlene Wilson: Meet the Animals

Nicole Mathewson

Meet the animals Sharlene Wilson, Canterbury Tails Animal Rescue founder Canterbury Tails is an animal rescue and sanctuary in North Canterbury. It all started when Sharlene was contacted about a much-loved pet pig who had outgrown his home and sadly there were very few options for him. It was then that Sharlene realised how at risk these unconventional pets are. Paul now lives with Sharlene at Canterbury Tails. The rescue, which became a registered charity in 2020, now helps other unconventional pets and abandoned animals find safe forever homes. Sharlene share stories of the animals she meets to show that these…