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Public Lecture Series: Jennifer Ward-Lealand

The Atrium, UCOL, Princess Street, Palmerston North. Starts Wed 20 Mar, 5pm

A promotional graphic featuring UCOL's Public Lecture Series with Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Listen to Jennifer Ward-Lealand speak about her journey as a Pākehā learning, embracing and promoting te reo Māori.

Come along to UCOL’s first Public Lecture for 2019. One of New Zealand’s leading actresses, Jennifer Ward-Lealand CNZM will be making a special trip to UCOL’s Palmerston North Campus to speak about her journey as a Pākehā learning, embracing and promoting te reo Māori.  

Jennifer has worked in the industry for over 35 years, excelling in both dramatic and comedic roles, as well as numerous roles in musical theatre and cabaret. She is currently president of Equity New Zealand and is a co-founder of one of New Zealand’s most prestigious acting schools; The Actors’ Program in Auckland. She was made an ONZM in 2007 for services to theatre and the community and in the 2019 New Year’s Honours was made CNZM (Companion of the NZ Order of Merit) for services to theatre, film and television. In 2017 she was gifted the name Te Atamira (The Stage) by Sir Tīmoti Kāretu and Te Wharehuia Milroy.

This is an event not to be missed with a meet and greet, and Q & A to follow.

5pm Arrive for drinks and nibbles
5:15pm Mihi/Welcome
5:30pm Lecture - Jennifer Ward-Lealand
6:15pm Q & A


Spaces are limited, so please RSVP to secure your spot by emailing

20 Mar

The Atrium
Princess Street
Palmerston North

5pm onwards

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