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Te Ao Earth Week 23-28th Sept 2024

Te Ao Earth Week is the inspiring and practical intervention everyone needs, in the city that is driving a regenerative approach across sectors + industries. With extraordinary leaders in environmental action and national and international industry experts weighing in. (See the action from 2023 here.)

Join us for Te Ao Earth Week 2024 – we are now looking for sponsors, funders and philanthropists to help bring this global event into play.  Be part of an incredible experience AND change the world!

See below for some of the reactions to Te Ao Earth Week 2023.

Quotes from 2023



“Speaking today at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre for the Terra Nova Foundation Te Ao Earth Business event was an absolute honour.
As leaders, we all have an opportunity AND responsibility to elevate and prioritise the planet. Degradation, climate change and other challenges are critical existential threats.  The lens you choose to see the problems through will dictate the outcome for humanity.”

(James Laughlin, International Leadership Expert, source: LinkedIn)


“What an absolute privilege to be with Rose Challies and the incredible team at Terra Nova Foundation who have been smashing it with a host of cool events in Ōtautahi as part of Te Ao earth week. Today I was a humble observer, listener and learner from some of the greatest hearts and minds in Waitaha and Aotearoa, all focussed on the possibilities and putting Papatūānuku first. Mauriora to that!”

(Leonie Matai, Sector Leader, source: LinkedIn)


“One outstanding highlight for me last week was attending the GŌ Waitaha Business Leaders event in support of Te Ao Earth Week in Christchurch. This annual event is for people who care about the planet and want to make a difference across business innovation, community leadership and the environment. Organised by leading social and sustainability advocate Rose Challies of the Terra Nova Foundation, the content-packed programme featured sustainability thought-leaders such as Climate Change Commission chairperson Rod Carr, leading economist Shamubeel Eaqub and leadership coach James Laughlin.”

(Michael Durie, Business Leader, source: LinkedIn)


“Just had the BEST DAY hearing from amazing speakers  connecting with a fantastic group of environmental leaders of Ōtautahi Christchurch and Aotearoa New Zealand! Well done Rose Challies & the Terra Nova Foundation team for pulling together an inspiring day and incredible group of people. Grateful to be a part of it!”

(Jenafer Matthews, Branding + Communications Expert, source: LinkedIn)

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