Toitū Otago Settlers Museum in association with the Ministry for Women celebrate Otago as an area where more women signed the suffrage petition than anywhere else in New Zealand.

This was the last of the 125 events and marked the day on which women in New Zealand first voted in the 1893 general election.

Join us for Kate Talks which highlights six inspiring women who will deliver short talks in honour of Kate Sheppard.

Dr Helen Roberts
Pay Equity

Senior Lecturer of Accountancy and Finance at Otago University.

Laura Black
What’s Wrong with Housework? (Quite a Bit)

Director of Methodist Mission Southern

Ashleigh Smith
Bullying and Youth

Co-Founder of Sticks n Stones

Miriama Ketu-McKenzie
Māori Women’s Health

Psychologist, Dunedin Hospital

Deborah Manning
The Journey of Work; Finding the right Path

Founder and CEO of Kiwi Harvest

Dr Sue Bidrose
Keynote Speaker

Dunedin City Council Chief Executive