A platform to connect people with social issues to facilitate positive change

Who is the Social Change Collective?

About the 




The Social Change Collective was formed in 2017 by a group of young Wellingtonians who wanted to be more informed of social issues and wanted to work together to create actionable solutions. The committee of eight people consists of lawyers, pharmacists, policy analysts and entrepreneurs. They see the potential in their peers to engage with the range of issues facing the world today.

How do we operate?

Every second month we run an event on a particular social issue, ending with a list of “actions” for attendees to sign up to.

Next Event


4 August 2020



Bizdojo Tory St


Cannabis referendum #2
We're re-visiting the question of whether we should legalise cannabis in the lead-up to voting in September.

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Joanna Lambert

Operations Manager (Trustee)

Lawyer and Building apprentice

Miranda Hitchings

Community Relations (Trustee)

Community Investment Specialist, NZ Post

Tessa Vincent

Finances (Trustee)

Lawyer and NZ Food Waste Champions Founder

Sophia Faure

Event Manager

Senior Advisor,
Ministry of Health

Michael Thomson

Event Manager

Graduate Analyst, Treasury

Jeremie Hogan

Event Manager

Co-founder Opex Lab

Danielle Lucas

Event Manager

Insights Analyst, The Social Investment Agency

Darragh Kenny

Event Manager

Physiotherapist, TBI Health

Meet the committee

Olivia Hyland

Event Manager

Law Clerk, Chapman Tripp


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