Dr. Jane Goodall in New Zealand May 2019!

The clock is ticking for planet Earth. As we move forward in time, the earth moves closer to the point of no return. But there is hope.

In May 2019 take the opportunity to hear Dr. Goodall address the mounting global crises that we currently face, such as climate change and environmental degradation, poverty, the sixth mass extinction and global conflict. She will speak about her life of devotion to making a difference for all, solutions born from community-centred conservation, as witnessed personally through her work and that of her Institute, and the power of individual action to enable us to change the course of time, creating a future where people, animals and the environment live in balance.

Together, we have the power to turn back the clock. We can all rewind the future.



19 May, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Tickets: Wellington Event Page 


25 May, ASB Theatre Aotea, Auckland

Tickets: Auckland Event Page


30 May, Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch

Tickets: Christchurch Event Page

Each evening will see a presentation by Dr. Goodall which will not only touch on her incredible life story, but also on solutions for the mounting global crises we currently face. Dr Goodall will take part in a fireside chat with John Campbell in Auckland and Christchurch, and Jesse Mulligan in Wellington.
These events will also feature acoustic performances from members of Fly My Pretties in Auckland & Christchurch, & Trinity Roots in Wellington!

Proceeds from each event will go directly to the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, assisting our work to help create a better world for people, other animals and our shared planet.

These "Rewind The Future" events proudly brought to you by the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, and our friends at Loop, Newstalk ZB & Yealands Family Wines.

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JANE Screening - Wellington

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose research challenged the scientific consensus of her time and revolutionised our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall - a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists.

Take the opportunity to be part of a screening of the stunning  ‘JANE’ documentary - In the company of the film's star and an international icon, UN Messenger of Peace, a dame of the British empire and an inspiration to millions, Dr. Jane Goodall.

JANE Screening - Wellington


Dr. Jane Goodall will undertake a number of free Roots & Shoots events, for young people, during the "Rewind The Future" tour. These events are based at venue schools that have a strong connection with the Roots & Shoots programme and the events will include a number of other schools, highlight the Roots & Shoots programme, and inspire and engage young New Zealanders to get actively involved in making positive differences for animals, people and the environment, near them.


  • Wellington - 21 May - Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
  • Auckland - 27 May - Kristin School
  • Christchurch - 29 May - Rangi Ruru School - 30 May - Banks Ave School
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Youth Reporter Contest

We are offering three young reporters, one in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch, an incredible opportunity! 

Enter to win if you are a 14-18 year old with a passion to make a difference and report on some special time spent with Dr. Jane Goodall during the 'Rewind The Future' tour!

Rewind The Future Youth Reporter Competition

Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, world-renowned ethologist, humanitarian, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace is coming back to New Zealand in 2019.

From the moment she set foot in Gombe Stream National Park at age 26, Dr. Goodall was on a path to make an importance difference in the world. Her ground-breaking research earned Jane the label of “the woman who redefined man” as it rocked the scientific world, and helped shed new light on the relationship between humans and animals.

Dr. Goodall went on to establish the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in 1977, which has since worked to advance her vision and work around the world for generations to come. JGI is widely recognised for researching and building on Dr. Goodall's pioneering work in community-centered conservation and sustainable development projects, helping to improve the lives of people, animals and the environment. 1991 then saw Dr. Goodall establish Roots & Shoots, a global sustainability and citizenship education programme which assists young people in 100 countries in becoming conservation activists, and the leaders that the world so urgently needs.

Dr. Goodall’s eloquent ability to raise public awareness and understanding has become instrumental in her work. She is the author of numerous books that have engaged an international readership in her life and conservation insights, and her life and work have been the subject of numerous films and documentaries. Dr. Goodall is the recipient of many honours, including being named as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and a Dame Commander of the British Empire.

Today, Dr. Goodall travels the world an average of 300 days per year, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises and her reasons for hope that we will ultimately solve the problems that we have created. Dr. Goodall emphasises the interconnectedness of all living things and the collective power of individual action, urging her audiences to recognise their personal responsibility and ability to effect change. "Every individual matters," she says. "Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference."

The clock is ticking for planet Earth. Don’t miss Dr. Jane Goodall in New Zealand in May 2019 and share in her stories of inspiration and hope, and discover how we can all Rewind the Future. 

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