Photo of a man who is smiling. Houses in the background.

Housing justice – free talk

Join us to hear Brook Turner talk about housing justice in Auckland and New Zealand Aotearoa.

Thursday 18 May, 6.00 p.m. 172 Hinemoa Street. No charge! Get your free ticket here.

The housing crisis has reached catastrophic levels in recent times and been exacerbated by the effects of Covid19, the cost of living, recent weather events, and the looming recession. Yet, there remains hope that if Kiwis can band together, justice, equity and a chance at a fair go are still within reach. In this talk Brook will speak to the sobering realities many people face who are experiencing homelessness while pointing to hopeful threads of innovation that could help Auckland and NZ return to our egalitarian roots. 

Photo of a man who is smiling. Houses in the background.
Brook Turner

Brook is an executive leader with entrepreneurial flair and insightful perspectives on social change. Brook’s values are based on his strong training in empowerment-based practice and uphold the mana and dignity of every individual while working to create strengths-based solutions to wicked problems. As a leader, Brook’s philosophy is to grow people first and collaborate to achieve collective impact where it doesn’t matter who receives the credit. Brook is a Kiwibank Local Hero recipient, a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, and an alumni member of Leadership New Zealand. His influence and impact spans from developing solutions to homelessness to working on the issue of food sovereignty. Brook’s charismatic and common-sense approach means his work is always exhilarating and thought provoking.

Brook recently submitted his thesis for his master’s degree in applied Practice (Social Practice). Titled ‘Self-determined Housing Choices for Young People Leaving the Care System,’ the thesis investigates the issue of homelessness amongst rangatahi while examining possible answers to what is a serious issue in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This is another of our Mind The Gap talks. All welcome.