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July 2016

Peter FitzSimons – a Club Otago lunch not to miss!

July 13, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Dunedin Town Hall, 191 Moray Place
Dunedin, Otago 9016 New Zealand
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Our mid-year Club Otago guest will be the brilliant Australian author and columnist Peter FitzSimons. Peter’s topic will be – We Australians love you Kiwis. We just want you to love us. Can’t you? A man of many parts, Peter is currently campaigning against processed sugar in diets, is on the trail of those who treat brain injuries in sport in too blithe a manner and he’s also keen on Australia becoming a republic. He speaks four languages fluently, is…

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September 2016

Who’s winning – the cheats or the testers?

September 30, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
Glenroy Auditorium, Harrop Street
Dunedin,
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Drug use and abuse in sport is an ever-growing issue and often it seems a race between the chemists and the drug testers. Unfortunately, the testers often seem a pace or two behind but not for the lack of trying. Leading the pack in the race to chase down the cheats is New Zealand’s own David Howman, the Director General of WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency. David took up duties with WADA in 2003 and has been based in Montreal,…

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August 2017

August Club Otago Lunch

August 3, 2017

With the 2017 New Zealand general election now just weeks away, we are delighted to announce the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Bill English, will be our guest speaker at the next Club Otago lunch on Thursday, August 3rd.

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November 2018

Club Otago Lunch November – Lesley Elliot

November 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Glenroy Auditorium, Harrop Street
Dunedin,
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On the day she was due to leave for Wellington and a job with the Treasury, 22-year-old Sophie Elliott was brutally murdered, stabbed 216 times by an ex-boyfriend. The year’s final Club Otago lunch will feature Lesley Elliott, Sophie’s mother and founder of the Sophie Elliott Foundation, as our guest speaker. Sophie was murdered in January 2008 and while her death remains a tragedy and has taken a terrible toll on her family, the Sophie Elliott Foundation is a story…

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March 2019

Club Otago Lunch March – Warren Lees

March 15 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Glenroy Auditorium, Harrop Street
Dunedin,
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Warren Lees’ cricketing record is unlikely to be matched. He played for Otago and New Zealand, he coached the Otago men’s and women’s sides, and he coached the New Zealand men’s and women’s teams. Warren witnessed Peter Petherick’s hat trick on debut from 22 yards away, he scored 152 in just his third test, he was part of the legendary win over the West Indies at Carisbrook, saw Colin Croft smash into umpire Fred Goodall in Christchurch, and was part…

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