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Dr. Jane Goodall is Coming to New Zealand!

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

From the moment she set foot in Gombe Stream National Park at age 26, to her groundbreaking discoveries of chimpanzees as incredible, intelligent beings capable of using tools, language and a range of emotions, Dr Goodall’s story is one of “the woman who redefined man”.

Join JGI NZ in welcoming Dr Jane Goodall to New Zealand and share in her stories of inspiration and hope.

Tour Events

Don't miss the opportunity to spend some time with Dr Jane Goodall.

  • Attend a life changing lecture and perhaps get the chance to meet Dr Goodall in person. - By attending you are also supporting the programmes of JGI NZ.
  • Present your Roots & Shoots and the way in which you are making a difference.
  • Be part of the offical launch of JGI New Zealand.
  • Enter into an auction for a limited edition life-cast - 'Hand-in-Hand" - of Dr Goodall and a chimpazee. All proceeds going to JGI NZ to help us undertake projects and programmes.
  • Take part in a Roots & Shoots event  and be inspired to undertake the programme and projects.

See some tour details below for events taking place near you. 

If you are interested to know more, ways in which you or your organisation can be involved contact us!

Contact us for more information

Auction - "Hand-in-Hand"

Limited Edition - Jane Goodall and Chimpanzee "Hand-in-Hand" Life Cast on Base

Limited to 200 personally hand-signed by Dr. Jane Goodall, and individually numbered this is a life-cast taken of Dr. Goodall holding the hand of a chimpanzee.

Made of bronze-finished resin, the clasping hands sit on a brass stand which rises from a custom-designed resin base.

"Together We Can Change The World" is inscribed on the front plaque beneath her signature. The back plaque is inscribed with an informational legend and the edition total of 200, and each piece will be individually hand-numbered until the edition is sold-out.

This project was conceived by award winning visual effects artist and creative art director (best known for his work on the Lord of the Rings movies) Gino Acevedo to honour Jane Goodall's life work and to help fund her institute.

Includes an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity, hand-signed by artist Gino Acevedo and Bone Clones, Inc. Managing Director David Kronen.

All the proceeds from this auction will go directly to support the programmes of the newly launched Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand.

Bid on this amazing artwork and support the work of JGI NZ

Dunedin

Public Lecture co-hosted with Think Inc - Regent Theatre - 25th June

JGI NZ, in collaboration with Think Inc., is thrilled to be presenting the public lecture series, An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall, for New Zealand audiences. This event will consist of a 20-minute lecture by Dr Goodall, followed by a 40-minute conversation between Dr Goodall and special guest host, Kathryn Ryan. Join us, at the Regent Theatre Dunedin, and be inspired by Dr Goodall’s amazing story and the work that her Institute continues as her living legacy.

Funds raised from this event will go to support the programmes of JGI NZ.

Get Tickets for An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall - Dunedin

Wellington

Public Lecture co-hosted with Think Inc - Michael Fowler Centre - 26th June

JGI NZ, in collaboration with Think Inc., is thrilled to be presenting the public lecture series, An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall, for New Zealand audiences. This event will consist of a 20-minute lecture by Dr Goodall, followed by a 40-minute conversation between Dr Goodall and special guest host, Kathryn Ryan. Join us, at the Michael Fowler Centre, and be inspired by Dr Goodall’s amazing story and the work that her Institute continues as her living legacy.

Funds raised from this event will go to support the programmes of JGI NZ.

Get Tickets for An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall - Wellington

Roots & Shoots Event - Wellington Zoo - 27th June

JGI NZ and Wellington Zoo are inviting a number of educators and students from schools around the Wellington region to hear from Dr. Jane about Roots & Shoots and how this programme is creating change all over the world. The JGI NZ National Roots & Shoots Advisor will discuss how Roots & Shoots can help develop essential learning skills, with direct links to key competencies and areas of learning and how you can make Roots & Shoots happen in schools.

As part of their partnership with JGI NZ, Wellington Zoo will be celebrating the launch of their very own Rangatahi Roots & Shoots programme.

Learn more about Roots & Shoots

Parliamentary Address & Award - 28th June

Dr Goodall has been invited to address a cross party gathering of New Zealand parliamentarians on conservation issues she sees as critical for New Zealand and Worldwide action at this time.

Dr Goodall will also be presented with an award in recognition of her lifelong work.

Learn more about Jane's work and that of JGI NZ

Jane Goodall Institute Launch Event - Te Papa - 28th June

For 40 years the Jane Goodall Institute has blazed the trail for conservation with Jane’s vision leading the way.
New Zealanders now have the opportunity to join this environmental movement with solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Join Dr Goodall, and Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, in support and celebration of the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand launching and hear her speak about a hopeful vision for a greener future, and how each of us in partnership can take action on behalf of all living things.

Learn more information on partnering with JGI NZ

Christchurch

Social Entrepreneur Event "Hope in Action - How You Can Impact The World" - 29th June

Social enterprise is on the rise and changing the way business is done. Business is no longer just about the bottom line - it's also about creating impact: delivering social, environmental and economic benefits and creating a more sustainable future.

Jane will share her inspiring story of tremendous passion, perseverance and courage and how she has inspired people of all backgrounds and generations around the world to embrace social responsibility.

Jane will discuss: 
> achieving your goals
> persistence pays off
> having the courage of your convictions
> how to reach and inspire people across regions, backgrounds and generations to embrace social responsibility.

Proadly presented by JGI NZ along with the Canterbury Camber of Commerce, and the Akina Foundation as a community impact partner. 

Get tickets for "HOPE IN ACTION - HOW YOU CAN IMPACT ON THE WORLD"

Public Lecture co-hosted with Think Inc - Isaac Theatre Royal - 29th June

JGI NZ, in collaboration with Think Inc., is thrilled to be presenting the public lecture series, An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall, for New Zealand audiences. This event will consist of a 20-minute lecture by Dr Goodall, followed by a 40-minute conversation between Dr Goodall and special guest host, Kathryn Ryan. Join us, at the Isaac Theatre Royal Christchurch, and be inspired by Dr Goodall’s amazing story and the work that her Institute continues as her living legacy.

Funds raised from this event will go to support the programmes of JGI NZ.

Get Tickets for An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall - Christchurch

Roots & Shoots Event - Sumner School - 30th June

JGI NZ, along with the University of Canterbury, the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) and Sumner School are hosting a special Roots & Shoots event. Dr. Jane will speak to students about Roots & Shoots and how the programme is creating change all over the world. Students will also present the Roots & Shoots projects that they have been undertaking.

Dr Goodall will also meet with the SVA and discuss volunteerism and the work SVA groups and participants in the UCan Programme have been achieving.

Learn more about Roots & Shoots

Roots & Shoots and Mobile Phone Recycling Event - Orana Wildlife Park - 30th June

JGI NZ and Orana Wildlife Park (OWP) are celebrating their partnership and the integration of the Roots & Shoots programme at OWP.

Dr Goodall will talk with a visiting West Coast school group on Roots & Shoots. Dr Goodall will also speak on the issue of Mobile Phone Recycling and the detrimental effects for animals, people and the environment and what actions we can all take. 

JGI NZ and OWP will launch their National campaign for Mobile Phone Recycling.

Learn more about our Mobile Phone Recycling Campaign

Auckland

Animal Law Conference - 1st July

Dr Goodall will address the NZ Animal Law Association's first ever conference and speak on the work of JGI, animal ethics in the field of law, including wildlife trafficking.

Learn more about the JGI Wildlife Trafficking Campaign

Public Lecture co-hosted with Think Inc - Logan Campbell Centre - 1st July

JGI NZ, in collaboration with Think Inc., is thrilled to be presenting the public lecture series, An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall, for New Zealand audiences. This event will consist of a 20-minute lecture by Dr Goodall, followed by a 40-minute conversation between Dr Goodall and special guest host, Kathryn Ryan. Join us, at the Logan Campbell Centre, and be inspired by Dr Goodall’s amazing story and the work that her Institute continues as her living legacy.

Funds raised from this event will go to support the programmes of JGI NZ.

Get Tickets for An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall - Auckland

Roots & Shoots Event - Auckland Zoo - 2nd July

JGI NZ and Auckland Zoo are inviting a number of educators and students from schools around the Auckland region to hear from Dr. Jane about Roots & Shoots and how this programme is creating change all over the world. The JGI NZ National Roots & Shoots Advisor will speak on how Roots & Shoots can help develop essential learning skills, with direct links to key competencies and areas of learning and how you can make Roots & Shoots happen in schools.

As part of their partnership with JGI NZ, Auckland Zoo will be celebrating the integration of  Roots & Shoots into the education programme at the Zoo.

Learn more about Roots & Shoots

See our press room for more information on Dr Goodall and the programmes of JGI.

Read the press release regarding Dr Goodall's tour of New Zealand and public talks

Visit Press Room

You can get involved in the Roots & Shoots Challenge 2017, Habitats of Hope, today!

Make a positive impact in a habitat near you and the chance to be involved in Dr. Jane's New Zealand tour.

Get involved with the Roots & Shoots Challenge

An Evening with Dr. Goodall

During the Tomorrow & Beyond Tour Dr. Goodall will bring her audience into the world of the Gombe chimpanzees―from her early observations and experiences to the latest news and stories from the field. 
Dr. Goodall will share information about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues her pioneering research at Gombe and is widely recognised for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa. This year, the Institute celebrates its 40th anniversary since it’s founding in 1977 and continues to be a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats, with offices in 30 countries, all supporting the work and mission of our founder.
Dr. Goodall began Roots & Shoots, the Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth programme that is now in more than 100 countries across the globe. The programme empowers young people of all ages to identify issues in their local communities or worldwide, and truly help to make a difference for people, animals and the environment we all share.
In Tomorrow & Beyond, Dr. Goodall will provide insight into the person behind the globe-trotting international icon: a UN Messenger of Peace, Dame of the British Empire, and the subject of countless articles and television programs around the world. She will also discuss the current threats facing the planet and her five reasons for hope in these complex times, encouraging everyone in the audience to do their part to make a positive difference each and every day.

Get Tickets to an Evening with Dr Jane Goodall

Dunedin

The Regent Theatre

Sunday June 25

Wellington

Michael Fowler Centre

Monday June 26

Christchurch

The Isaac Theatre Royal

Thursday June 29

Auckland

Logan Campbell Centre

Saturday July 1