Gatherings grew from the recognition that many of our political and social problems could not be solved at the same level of thinking that has caused these problems. Many believe these issues - and systemic causes - are not sufficiently being addressed by our political and economic leaders and institutions. However, innovative alternative solutions are being created by groups, communities and enterprises collectively taking responsibility for a more equitable, sustainable and positive future. They are using a new consciousness and thinking based on authentic “heartfelt” experience. In recent years the gatherings have encompassed concerned citizens and change agents who are working inside organisations and institutions in education, health, business, finance, economics, law, publishing, local government and many other areas.
Deliberately informal, low-key, and under the radar, Heart Politics Gatherings have been attended by notable and inspiring people - like you! Some of these have also been household names - Michael King, Jeanette Fitzsimmons, Rod Donald, Nicky Hager, or Sir Paul Reeves - whilst others - futurist Sohail Inayatullah, educator Ross Macdonald, film-maker David Jacobs, law professor David Williams, or community builder and social entrepreneur Robin Allison, for example - represent new thinking and cutting edges in their various fields.
Learn, share, explore, inspire, challenge, play, connect, revive and revel in sea, river, bush, birds, and delicious kai.
Download the flyer for more information on the gathering and how to register.
The Summer Gathering 2020 will take place January 3-7 2019 at the Port Waikato School Camp.
The theme is Dignity, Diversity, Dialogue.
The camp is at 67 Port Waikato-Waikaretu Rd, Port Waikato and is a family friendly venue.
Here's last year's 2019 Summer Gathering Programme.
Heart Politics is an all ages gig. Young people attending with their parents are welcome to participate in all parts of the gathering - we respect their autonomy and are also conscious of the needs of young people and their families. We provide two Young People’s Facilitators who hold a space especially catering for the needs of younger participants. This is co-created and a super fun place where all-ages, play-based activities happen.