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Below you'll find my schedule for public parenting talks for 2015. Hopefully there is one near you.  Many of the events will have incomplete details. Further details on exactly where the event is located and how you can purchase tickets will be posted on this page once these details 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 2015 as the schedule has been put together from the requests received over the past year or two and the schedule has been finalised as below  - sorry if I wasn't able to make it to your place! 

If you are considering Nigel for a fundraising event for your school/preschool/club/organisation, hopefully we can do something for your school or group in 2016. Please contact us  and I will put you on our list of requests and we will get back to you around September 2015 to advise if we are able to proceed with this in 2016. 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.

  

2015 EVENTS

February

 

Auckland (North Shore) - parenting: '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. With his utterly unique blend of off-the-wall humour and battlefield wisdom he shares insights gained from working with some of New Zealand’s most gifted and most troubled kids. If you ever want to know how to raise kids and stay sane, then this is the show for you. It is possible to raise children without going crazy, but you do need to know the tricks

 

When: Thursday 12th February 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Where: Glenfield College Theatre, Kaipatiki Road, Glenfield, Auckland 

EVENT FINISHED

 

 

March 

Hamilton - parenting: '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. With his utterly unique blend of off-the-wall humour and battlefield wisdom he shares insights gained from working with some of New Zealand’s most gifted and most troubled kids. If you ever want to know how to raise kids and stay sane, then this is the show for you. It is possible to raise children without going crazy, but you do need to know the tricks

 

When: Thursday 12th  March 7.30pm

Where: Southwell School, 200 Peachgrove Road, Claudelands, Hamilton

EVENT FINISHED

 

 

Auckland (Pukekohe) - parenting: The 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 ride through the business of getting boys and girls all the way through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, in a complicated world.

 

When: Monday 16th March 7.30pm

Where: Pukekohe High School Hall (Food and drink will not be available to purchase) Door raffle. 

EVENT FINISHED

 

 

Waikouaiti, Otago  - parenting: The 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 ride through the business of getting boys and girls all the way through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, in a complicated world.

 

When: Thursday 19th March 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Where: East Otago Events Centre, Waikouaiti

EVENT FINISHED

 

May

 

 Bulls  - parenting: The 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 ride through the business of getting boys and girls all the way through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, in a complicated world.

 

When: Monday 4th May 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Where: Bulls Town Hall   

EVENT FINISHED

 

 

Ohoka, Canterbury - 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 7th May 7.30pm

Where: Ohoka School Community Hall, Jacksons Road, Ohoka, Canterbury

EVENT FINISHED

  

 

Gore - professional seminar: Dust Homeopathy and the 24 Hour News Cycle.

 Note: this seminar has a health focus and will predominantly appeal to health professionals, academics and leaders in healthcare innovation

Why does it always seem to be that science knows the answer, but no one seems to be listening? How is it possible that anyone can actually believe that water has a memory, that vaccinations are bad, and that fluoride will turn you into a pumpkin? In this address Nigel will give his take on why public health professionals have such a hard time convincing the world that science has figured most of this stuff out. It turns out that the 24 hour news cycle has an awful lot to answer for. If you believe in the healing powers of crystals this will probably be a somewhat challenging session, but everyone else should find it fairly interesting. 

 

When: Monday 11th May

Where: Heartland Hotel, Gore

EVENT FINISHED

 

 

Auckland - parenting: 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. With his utterly unique blend of off-the-wall humour and battlefield wisdom he shares insights gained from working with some of New Zealand’s most gifted and most troubled kids. If you ever want to know how to raise kids and stay sane, then this is the show for you. It is possible to raise children without going crazy, but you do need to know the tricks

 

When: Wednesday 20th May 7.30pm

SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

 

 

Hawera - parenting: Raising Good Kids in a Complicated World 

The business of raising children has always been hard, but these days it seems it’s getting harder and harder. Along with all the usual issues of how to get them so do well in school, and prepare for a job in a world where jobs are increasingly hard to find, there’s an avalanche of other stuff: alcohol, drugs, teenage pregnancy, and the never-ending wave of technology and must-have gadgets. In this entertaining evening Nigel will show you what’s really going on inside your average teenagers mind, and some ideas for how best to navigate the teen years. If you’ve got kids in their teens, or heading that way soon, this one’s for you.

When: Tuesday 26th  May 7.30pm

Where: AOG Centre, High St, Hawera

EVENT FINISHED

 

 

Auckland - parenting: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers

Brought to you by Auckland Normal Intermediate School: 

Following on from the hugely entertaining 'Politically Incorrect Parenting Show', comes the 'Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers'. Nigel takes the audience on a twisty turny ride through the twisty turny adventure that is raising a teenager. Based on his 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 "I hate you!". If you can understand why teenagers are the way they are, then you will probably find everything makes a lot more sense.  

 

When: Thursday 28th May 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Where: Auckland Normal Intermediate school hall  - entrance via Poronui St or Disraeli St, Mt Eden (car parking available inside school grounds) 

EVENT FINISHED

  

 

 

June

 

Whangarei - parenting: Wasted - The Stuff Every Parent Needs to Know About Alcohol and Drugs

 Brought to you by Life Education Trust:

Every time you turn on the television or pick up a newspaper there are stories about drugs, and alcohol, and "out of control" teenagers. So what's going on? Is there really a problem? How big is it? And if our kids really do have a problem with alcohol what's caused it? Did they jump, or were they pushed? In this controversial and challenging show Nigel will poke a stick in the eye of the stuff we all take for granted. You'll have a laugh, and you'll leave with a much better idea of how we can all make a difference in our young people's lives. (suitable for 18+)

When: Thursday 4th June 7.30PM (doors open 7pm)

Where: Exhibition Hall, Forum North, Whangarei

EVENT FINISHED

 

 

Whakatane - parenting: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers

Brought to you by Ohope Beach School:

 Following on from the hugely entertaining 'Politically Incorrect Parenting Show', comes the 'Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers'. Nigel takes the audience on a twisty turny ride through the twisty turny adventure that is raising a teenager. Based on his 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 "I hate you!". If you can understand why teenagers are the way they are, then you will probably find everything makes a lot more sense.  

 

When: Monday 22nd June 7.30pm

Where: Liberty Centre, Whakatane

EVENT FINISHED

 

 

August 

Gisborne - parenting: The Modern Family Survival Guide

Brought to you by ExpressPR - a fundraiser for Life education Trust

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 10th August 7pm

Where: War Memorial Theatre, Gisborne

Tickets: $35 per person, $60 per couple. Tickets available from ExpressPR: 130 Ormond Road, phone 8677444, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Warning some language may offend

 

Comwell - parenting: The Modern Family Survival Guide 

Brought to you by Sticks 'n' Stones:

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 13th August 7.00pm (refreshments available 6.30pm)

Where: Cromwell Presbyterian Church , 10 Elspeth Street, Cromwell

How: Tickets $10 per person. Please go to the Sticks 'n' Stones website: http://www.sticksnstones.co.nz/  for all details and for information on purchasing tickets. Please contact Sticks 'n' Stones for all further enquiries.

Warning some language may offend 

 

  

 

September

 

 

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

Brought to you by Taupo Parents' Centre

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 ride through the business of getting boys and girls all the way through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, in a complicated world. 

When: Tuesday 8th September 7.30pm

Where: Great Lakes Centre theatre, Taupo

How: Early Bird until 25 August $30 per person. After 25 August $35 per person. Tickets can be purchased from:

  • Nichole McHardy at Waipahihi School
  • Taupo Hobbies, 62 Ruapehu St
  • Parents Centre Music and Movement Classes (Mondays 10am)
  • Any Parents Centre course or event
  • Door sales on the night if tickets are still available

 Warning some language may offend

 

 

Wellington - parenting:

Brought to you by Rewa Rewa School:

 When:Thursday 10th September

Where: Further details will be advised closer to the time. Please check back here for details or register for our newsletter and we will advise all details  by email once they are finalised

 

 

Hastings - parenting: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers

Brought to you by Hastings Intermediate School:

Following on from the hugely entertaining 'Politically Incorrect Parenting Show', comes the 'Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers'. Nigel takes the audience on a twisty turny ride through the twisty turny adventure that is raising a teenager. Based on his 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 "I hate you!". If you can understand why teenagers are the way they are, then you will probably find everything makes a lot more sense.  

When: Thursday 17th September 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) 

Where:  Hastings Intermediate School, Hastings St S, Akina, Hastings    ph:(06) 878 4213     email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How: $20 per ticket, $35 per couple. Limited number of tickets. Tickets can be ordered through the school office.

Warning some language may offend 

   

 

October 

Timaru - parenting: 

Brought to you by Bluestone School:

 When: Tuesday 13th October 

Where: Further details will be advised closer to the time. Please check back here for details or register for our newsletter and we will advise all details  by email once they are finalised