Coming soon to a place near you...

I have a number of talks happening around New Zealand in 2014. These are now listed in the events calendar below, many with final details yet to be advised. Further details on exactly where the event is located and how you can purchase tickets will be posted on this page once these are finalised. This information is usually available 2-3 months out from the event. So keep an eye on this page or sign up for our newsletter so we can let you know all details for events in your area as dates approach. In the meantime, keep these dates free if you are in the area for one of these talks!

If you are wanting to contact us on behalf of a school/early childhood/organisation to arrange a parenting or fundraising evening, we are sorry to advise, we are unable to accept any new requests for 2014 as we have now put together an events schedule from the requests received over the past year or two. This schedule is now full.

If you are considering Nigel for a fundraising event for your school/preschool/club/organisation for 2015, please contact us. I will put you on our list of requests and we will get back to you around September to advise if we are able to proceed with this. If this is possible, fees/further details will be advised at that time for your approval . Thank you so much for your enquiry - we really do appreciate your patience.

  

2014 EVENTS

February

 

Mosgiel - parenting: Parenting the 0-10's (The First Decade)

In this hugely entertaining one-man show Clinical Psychologist and best-selling author Nigel Latta takes the audience on a ride that’s not for the faint-hearted. If you ever want to know how to raise kids and stay sane, then this is the show for you.

When: Tuesday 25th February 2014  Starts 7.30pm followed by a light supper 

Where: Hislop Hall, (Taieri College) Mosgiel

Warning: some language may offend

EVENT FINISHED

 

Auckland (north shore) - parenting: The Modern Family Survival Guide

Life is a complicated old thing. As if it isn't enough to have to try and understand how to connect your printer to the network, and remember the three thousand online passwords that seem to form the backbone of modern life, we've also got to try to understand how to raise children in a completely new family landscape. More and more of us are living in blended families; with stepmums, and stepdads, and stepcats... and we're also all facing new issues like technologically dependent teenagers, a tidal wave of alcohol and drugs, and a whole pile of other issues our parents generation didn't have to even consider.
In this entertaining evening which spans 13 billion years, and travels the lengths of the globe you'll learn all kinds of amazing things about where families come from, how we got to this stage, and what the future might hold. It's a complex and fraught issue trying to go from one family, to a new and different shaped one with different players and the blending of different histories and ideas about how things should be done. Are there any big do's and don'ts in blended families? And what about if you've got an angry ex? Or a new partner who doesn't get that being a stepparent isn't the same as being the parent? And what about if you're two mums? Or two dads? What if you're a grandparent raising grandchildren? And how do you navigate all the other issues which face modern families like sex, alcohol and drugs, and technology. In answer to these many and complex questions Nigel presents an evening of evidence-based opinion and simplifying common sense. Just because the problem is complicated, doesn't mean that the solution has to be. 

When: Thursday 27th February 2014, 7.30pm

Where: Takapuna Grammar School Hall, 210 Lake Rd, Takapuna.  Parking available on surrounding streets.

Warning: some language may offend

 EVENT FINISHED

March

Auckland (central) - parenting: The First Decade

In this hugely entertaining one-man show, clinical psychologist Nigel Latta takes the audience on a ride that’s not for the faint hearted. If you ever wanted to know how to raise kids and stay sane, then this is the show for you. Nigel brings both an outrageous sense of humour and a seasoned depth of real-world experience to this show in an utterly unique blend that is entertaining, enlightening and ultimately inspiring.  

 

When: Wednesday 5th March 2014, 7.30pm (Doors open 6.30pm)

Where:  Auckland Girls Grammar School - Dorothy Winstone Centre

Warning: some language may offend

EVENT FINISHED

 

Gore - parenting: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Raising Boys and Girls

We’re constantly being bombarded with people telling us that boys are in crisis, or girls are, or both. We hear an awful lot about the lack of male role models on boys, and the impact of pop culture on girls. We also hear a lot about Mars and Venus and all the latest ‘brain science’ which at first glance seems to be saying that boys and girls are so radically different we apparently come from completely different planets. What’s really going on with our boys, and what’s really up with our girls?

In this entertaining, thought provoking, and informative  show Nigel will give you the answers to all this stuff as he takes the audience on a twisty turny ride through the business of getting boys and girls all the way through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, in a complicated world.

When: Monday 24th March 2014, 7.30pm 

Where: SBS St James Theatre, Gore

Warning: some language may offend

EVENT FINISHED

  

Tokoroa - parenting: NZ's Drinking and Drug Culture and the Psychology Involved 

Kinleith Wellness Programme presents: Nigel Latta speaking on:

•How do you deal with teenagers when it comes to drug and alcohol abuse?

•Why do they enter into drug and alcohol abuse? Is it peer pressure? What other influencing factors are there 

•What can you do as a parent? What action can you take?

•Adult addiction - effects it has on us, our work, our wellbeing and our family

 

When: Thursday 27th March 2014, 7.00pm

Where: the South Waikato Sport and Events Centre,Tokoroa

Warning: some language may offend

EVENT FINISHED

  

April 

Wellington  - parenting: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Raising Boys and Girls

We’re constantly being bombarded with people telling us that boys are in crisis, or girls are, or both. We hear an awful lot about the lack of male role models on boys, and the impact of pop culture on girls. We also hear a lot about Mars and Venus and all the latest ‘brain science’ which at first glance seems to be saying that boys and girls are so radically different we apparently come from completely different planets. What’s really going on with our boys, and what’s really up with our girls?

In this entertaining, thought provoking, and informative  show Nigel will give you the answers to all this stuff as he takes the audience on a twisty turny ride through the business of getting boys and girls all the way through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, in a complicated world.

When: Thursday 3rd April 2014, doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start

Where: Porirua Elim Christian Centre, 11 Heriot Drive, Elsdon, Porirua

EVENT FINISHED

 

May

Christchurch - Conference: 4E's Education Annual Conference 2014

This presentation/conference is aimed at teaching professionals in the ECE and Primary sectors (BOT members, primary principals and teachers, ECE managers and owners, syndicate leaders, ECE leaders and teachers, teacher aides, home based educators) but is open to anyone.

Why attend this particular conference?

To gain inspiration and motivation from well known national and international speakersTo experience personal and professional development holisticallyIt is a fantastic opportunity for whole team professional development and team buildingFor a motivating and uplifting start to term 2 before leading into the winter seasonTo network and share ideas across the sectorsFor relevant up to date information on a wide range of topicsTo unite the ECE and Primary sectors through a shared visionTo develop community connections

Nigel's presentation: Trying to Make Stone Axes into iPhones

It's taken us some 13.7 billion years to get to where we are, and even though we're far from perfect, that's not a bad effort. It's only recently though that we've had enough free time that we can really start to look at what makes us who we are. In the last forty years we've learned some amazing things about how humans go about the business of being human and in this session Nigel will share some of the most astounding things we've learned along the way... things like how to have smart kids, the single most important trait which predicts success in both school and life, and why we're really just stone axes even though we'd like to think we're iPhones.

When: Friday 2nd May 2014

Where: Rydges Latimer, Christchurch

EVENT FINISHED

  

Auckland - Teenage driving

As part of its Road Safety Awareness Week campaign, Auckland Transport presents:

Nigel Latta and 'Keep Your Teen Safe on the Road 

Too many of our young people are killed or injured on New Zealand roads each year. In this 60-minute presentation Nigel Latta offers practical advice for parents to help their teenager develop safer driving skills. Tickets for the event are free but registration is required due to limited seating at the venue. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email and tickets will be posted prior to the event

When: Monday 19th May 7.30pm, 2014 

Where: Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girl’s Grammar School, 16 Howe Street, Freeman’s Bay

EVENT FINISHED

 

Christchurch - parenting: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Raising Boys and Girls

We’re constantly being bombarded with people telling us that boys are in crisis, or girls are, or both. We hear an awful lot about the lack of male role models on boys, and the impact of pop culture on girls. We also hear a lot about Mars and Venus and all the latest ‘brain science’ which at first glance seems to be saying that boys and girls are so radically different we apparently come from completely different planets. What’s really going on with our boys, and what’s really up with our girls?

In this entertaining, thought provoking, and informative  show Nigel will give you the answers to all this stuff as he takes the audience on a twisty turny ride through the business of getting boys and girls all the way through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, in a complicated world.

When: Thursday 22nd May 7pm 2014

Where: Hornby High School, 180 Waterloo Road, Hornby, Christchurch

EVENT FINISHED

 

 

June

Wellington - general

Gee and Hickton Funeral Directors, Wellington present: 

Death Sucks: Talking in the Aftermath of Loss

There is no greater trial a family faces than the loss of a loved one. Death sometimes brings with it turmoil on every level and trying to talk with and work with family members who have only just begun the process of grieving can sometimes be fraught with difficulties. In this seminar Nigel will examine the issue of working with bereaved families in the immediate aftermath of loss. The session will address the difference in the grief process for children, teenagers, and adults, and will focus on how to more effectively engage with family members when they are most likely at their most distressed. A gentle warning… this presentation may include some language which may offend, and a picture of a very angry cat. 

When: Monday 16th June 2014 7pm

Where: Silverstream Retreat, 3 Reynolds Bach Drive, Lower Hutt

EVENT FINISHED

 

Auckland (west) - parenting: The First Decade

In this hugely entertaining one-man show, clinical psychologist Nigel Latta takes the audience on a ride that’s not for the faint hearted. If you ever wanted to know how to raise kids and stay sane, then this is the show for you. Nigel brings both an outrageous sense of humour and a seasoned depth of real-world experience to this show in an utterly unique blend that is entertaining, enlightening and ultimately inspiring. 

When: Thursday 19th June 2014, 7.00pm (Doors open 6.30pm)

Where: Freyberg Community School Hall, Te Atatu South

EVENT FINISHED

 

Auckland, Howick - parenting: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Raising Boys and Girls

We’re constantly being bombarded with people telling us that boys are in crisis, or girls are, or both. We hear an awful lot about the lack of male role models on boys, and the impact of pop culture on girls. We also hear a lot about Mars and Venus and all the latest ‘brain science’ which at first glance seems to be saying that boys and girls are so radically different we apparently come from completely different planets. What’s really going on with our boys, and what’s really up with our girls?

In this entertaining, thought provoking, and informative  show Nigel will give you the answers to all this stuff as he takes the audience on a twisty turny ride through the business of getting boys and girls all the way through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, in a complicated world. A show for adults.

When: Monday 23rd June 2014,   7.15pm

Where: Point View School Hall, 25 Kilkenny Drive,  Howick

EVENT FINISHED

 

New Plymouth - parenting: The First Decade 

In this hugely entertaining one-man show, clinical psychologist Nigel Latta takes the audience on a ride that’s not for the faint hearted. If you ever wanted to know how to raise kids and stay sane, then this is the show for you.Nigel brings both an outrageous sense of humour and a seasoned depth of real-world experience to this show in an utterly unique blend that is entertaining, enlightening and ultimately inspiring. 

When: Wednesday 25th June 2014, 7pm

Where: The Grand Ballroom,  The Plymouth Hotel, Cnr. Courtenay & Leach St., New Plymouth  

EVENT FINISHED 

 

 

July

Dunedin - parenting - Politically Incorrect Guide to Raising Boys and Raising Girls

We’re constantly being bombarded with people telling us that boys are in crisis, or girls are, or both. We hear an awful lot about the lack of male role models on boys, and the impact of pop culture on girls. We also hear a lot about Mars and Venus and all the latest ‘brain science’ which at first glance seems to be saying that boys and girls are so radically different we apparently come from completely different planets. What’s really going on with our boys, and what’s really up with our girls?

In this entertaining, thought provoking, and informative  show Nigel will give you the answers to all this stuff as he takes the audience on a twisty turny ride through the business of getting boys and girls all the way through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, in a complicated world.

When: Monday 14th July 2014, 7.30pm

Where: Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre, Bayview Rd, Dunedin

EVENT FINISHED

 

Auckland, Glendowie - parenting: 'Before Your Teenagers Drive You Crazy'

Based on Nigel's best selling book, the audience will be regaled with stories including the wonders of stroppy teenagers, the mysteries of the teenage brain and why it's good if they say they hate you. If you can understand why teenagers are the way they are, then you will find everything makes a lot more sense. Nigel will also offer practical advice on helping your teen deal with social media, alcohol and driving.

When: Tuesday 22nd July 2014, 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Where: Sacred Heart College Auditorium, 250 West Tamaki Road, Glendowie, Auckland

EVENT FINISHED

 

Rotorua - parenting: The Modern Family Survival Guide

Many of us are trying to understand how to raise children in a completely new family landscape.  More and more of us are living in blended families….and we’re also all facing new issues like technologically dependent teenagers, a tidal wave of alcohol and drugs, and a whole pile of other issues our parents’ generation didn’t have to even consider.  In answer to all these complex issues Nigel presents an evening of evidence-based opinion and simplifying common sense.  Just because the issues are complicated, doesn’t mean that the solutions have to be.

When: Thursday 24th July 2014, 7.30pm

Where: Civic Theatre, 1170 Fenton St, Rotorua

EVENT FINISHED

 

August

Hamilton - parenting: The Modern Family Survival Guide

Many of us are trying to understand how to raise children in a completely new family landscape.  More and more of us are living in blended families….and we’re also all facing new issues like technologically dependent teenagers, a tidal wave of alcohol and drugs, and a whole pile of other issues our parents’ generation didn’t have to even consider.  In answer to all these complex issues Nigel presents an evening of evidence-based opinion and simplifying common sense.  Just because the issues are complicated, doesn’t mean that the solutions have to be.

When: Wednesday 14th August 2014 7.30pm

Where: Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton 

EVENT FINISHED

 

Palmerston North - parenting: The Modern Family Survival Guide

 

Many of us are trying to understand how to raise children in a completely new family landscape.  More and more of us are living in blended families….and we’re also all facing new issues like technologically dependent teenagers, a tidal wave of alcohol and drugs, and a whole pile of other issues our parents’ generation didn’t have to even consider.  In answer to all these complex issues Nigel presents an evening of evidence-based opinion and simplifying common sense.  Just because the issues are complicated, doesn’t mean that the solutions have to be.

 When: Monday 18th August 2014, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) 

Where: Spiers Centre, Palmerston North

How: Tickets $35 per person. Available from Ticketdirect (normal service and credit card fees will apply) 

 

Auckland, Greenlane - parenting: The First Decade

If you want to know how to raise kids and stay sane, this is the show for you. It is possible to raise children without going crazy, but you do need to know the tricks. Come along and hear about fussy eaters, restless sleepers and more. You will also hear about the ten principles of raising good kids. 

Nigel's books will also be available for purchasing on the night at a special discount and the cafe will be open from 6.45pm

When: Thursday 21st August 2014 7.30pm

Where: The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland

SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

 

September

Auckland - parenting/business/general: The Psychology of Success 

A fundraiser for Kenzie's Gift

 This is the first time I'll be presenting this session to the public, and all of the proceeds are going to an incredibly good cause. I'm very proud to be the Ambassador for Kenzie's Gift, a group who work with children and their families coping with cancer, and all the money from this evening will be going to this fantastic cause. I'll be talking about success, what it means, and how to get there. Along the way I'll talk about my own journey and the things I've learned, the good and the bad decisions I've made, some of the many stupid things I've done, and all the interesting anecdotes they won't let me tell on TV. On top of that I'll tell a whole bunch of things we've learned about how to get to where you want to go. This is the kind of talk that would be suitable for parents, people in business, and anyone who's generally interested in interesting ideas. It would also be suitable, and even fun, for older kids and teenagers as well. It would be great to sell this one out for Kenzie's Gift so if you're interested then get online and book a bunch of seats, and share this link with anyone you think might want to come along:

When: Wednesday 10th September 7.30pm

Where: Westlake Boys High School, 30 Forrest Hill Road, Forrest Hill, Auckland 

How: Tickets $25 per person. Please click on or paste to your browser, the link below if you would like to book tickets for this event. The link will take you to the Kenzie's Gift website. Please contact Kenzie's Gift for further enquiries.  http://www.kenziesgift.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=177538  

 

October 

Tauranga - parenting 

When: Tuesday 28th October 2014

Where: Tauranga

How: Details to be finalised.  Please keep an eye on this page or register for our newsletter to be advised of details by email

 

Kapiti Coast - parenting 

When: Thursday 30th October 2014

Where:  Kapiti Coast 

How: Details to be finalised.  Please keep an eye on this page or register for our newsletter to be advised of details by email

Warning: some language may offend 

 

November 

Westport - parenting

When: Monday 3rd November 2014

Where: Westport

How: Details to be finalised.  Please keep an eye on this page or register for our newsletter to be advised of details by email

Warning: some language may offend