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Dreamshop: Tautuhi Ano

  • Wintec, The Atrium Wintec Tristram St, Whitiora Hamilton New Zealand (map)
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Will you join us? Tickets are limited, and will sell out. Get yours now!

If you purchase a pay-it-forward ticket, we’ll organise for this to get to someone who needs it.

If you’d like to purchase a ticket for someone you know, please purchase a General Admission ticket, and add their email address to the order.

Thanks to some very generous people in our community, we have a limited number of pay-it-forward tickets on offer to make sure you get there, no matter what your financial circumstance. Please email if you’d like one, and we’ll organise this for you.

Our last event for 2018 is here, and we'd love to see you there!

Back by popular demand, our second #Dreamshop is focused on mental health. There are two workshops over the day that will each run for two hours, with lunch in between and time to meet new friends! 

Dreamshop: Tautuhi Ano is all about redefining.

As you may know, New Zealand has the worst youth suicide rate in the developed world, and every 63 hours, a young person takes their life.

Our suicide rate is almost five times as high as the United Kingdom, and with heaps of young people in our city and region, we are deeply affected by this crisis. 16% of the Waikato, and 23% of Hamilton is aged 18-30.

But there’s hope. With courage, collaboration, innovation and creativity, we can take action. And that's why we are hosting this event. To come together and improve our own mental health, and create new ideas to make positive change.

Untapped with Briony will help you realise your true potential, empowering you to overcome the stuff holding you back in life. 

Design Factory NZ will run a design-thinking workshop, teaching you how to problem solve, and how to turn ideas into reality. This workshop is focused on solving the mental health crisis.

This event is for you if you're keen to meet new people, wanting to develop your potential, and keen to play a role in doing something about the mental health crisis. 

No matter what your playground is, student life, professional, tradie, stay at home parent, entrepreneur, or still figuring it out, you're invited come together. This is our invite to you.

Join us for a Dreamshop and learn how to unleash your true potential, practice design-thinking, and turn new ideas into reality to tackle the mental health crisis. 

With $3,000 cash up for grabs, and mentoring to support you beyond the event, this is a Dreamshop you don't want to miss! 💸

Doors open at 9.45am for mingling, and we'll kick things off at 10am on the dot! 

Tickets are only $10! So invite a friend, and we will see you there.

A massive mihi to our event sponsors: Hamilton City Council | Social Impact Waikato | Tompkins Wake | Trust Waikato 

Collaborative Partners: The Creators | Hamilton Young Professionals - HYP | Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato | National Council of Women of New Zealand - Hamilton Branch | Te Hūmeka Waikato Māori Business Network Inc. | Waikato Pacific Business Network | WaQuY - Waikato Queer Youth | Your Way Wellbeing | Young Workers Resource Centre | YWCA of Hamilton | Zeal

Enablers: DV Bryant Trust | Len Reynolds Trust | Momentum Waikato Community Foundation | TalkingTech Foundation

Margi Moore | Design Factory


Margi Moore has recently become the Director of Wintec’s Design Factory, it is an experiential learning space which partners interdisciplinary student teams with a business or community organisation to solve real world complex problems. She is part of an energetic team of tutors and facilitators who are passionate about preparing students for future work life, creative problem solving and making the world a better place.

Margi has background in Arts and Education and was the Head of School of Media Arts at Wintec for 14 years. She has been actively involved in civic engagement through her roles on the Hamilton City Arts Forum, Urban Design Panel, Public Art Panel and is currently Chair of Creative Waikato and on the Waikato Regional Theatre Governance Panel.

Debbie Preston | Design Factory

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When you meet her, one of the first things you’ll notice about Debbie is her ‘super-passion’ for human centered design. After seven years of working in tourism marketing across Australia, based in Victoria and Tasmania, Debbie moved back to her home town of Hamilton to working in marketing and brand management for Wintec. Five years later, customer centered design became her ‘thing’ and she learnt skills in human-centered design, and how to apply them to solve the problems and challenges that Wintec faces.

Over the last four years of learning the skills, including a year of coaching from PwC and a masterclass series at Stanford University, Debbie has been involved in co-design, prototyping and testing with many different customer groups to design future insights frameworks, future work integrated learning experiences, future experiences of becoming a student, and a future support model.

Through the Design Factory NZ, Debbie facilitates training with industry and community and coaches cross discipline groups of students solve complex real-world problems through co-design with industry.

Briony McKenzie | Untapped


Briony is a dynamic and heart-lead facilitator who's enthusiasm and passion will challenge, activate and inspire soulful action. 

After a number of years as a lawyer, Briony made the leap to start her own coaching business Untapped. She is a certified NLP Coach and Time Line Therapy Practitioner and her passion for mindset and personal development has lead her to train in-person all over the world with some of the most transformational leaders in the industry.

Through Untapped, Briony coaches, speaks and facilitates workshops to empower individuals and organisations realise and harness their true potential, uncover their unique gifts and innate talents and expand and grow to create their impact and contribution in the world! 

A special thank you to Sam Wright, who created this highlights reel so you can get a taste of the vibe of our last Dreamshop.

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