Desire of a real job with children

We shook things up a little with a chair-and-table approach to tonight’s meeting, lead by able-Toastmaster Scott. Inka warmed us up with an insightful reading on the mind and brain exercises, before Dave B introduced the word of… Read More

Horsing around with football & gunpowder

A truely lively evening, with plenty of laughs, and as Jan pointed out in her evaluation, an almost reminiscent theme of our childhoods – explosions, childhood dreams, sports teams & flying beds. We had three blinding speeches tonight,… Read More

Illustrious bagology with knickers

Tonight was an evening filled with evocative, beautiful language. Chrissy set the scene with her word of the day ‘illustrious’. Following on, Dave B delivered a bard rich with clever turns of phrase from a piece by Stephen… Read More

Drug testing the NZ psyche

What an entertaining evening! But that’s what it’s all about – a good dose of fun and something to learn along the way. Congratulations to our speakers tonight, Scott & Rohit on two great presentations. Scott used toastmasters… Read More

Demonstrating health & safety with a white mouse

It was great to see so many people along to our demonstration meeting tonight. We deviated from the regular programme with M.C. Ellie giving our guests a friendly run-down on Toastmasters. Toastmaster Jan was next, setting a great… Read More

A supernatural omnishambles

An interesting & entertaining evening, headed up by Toastmaster Jonathan who kicked us off with a reflective & motivating reading from Marianne Williamson. Tim the Grammarian introduced the word of the day ‘omnishambles’, which only officially became a… Read More

Tenacious structure with email & upholstery

An all-round interesting, entertaining and educational evening. Toastmaster Rohit was captain of the ship and kicked us off introducing grammarian Ade with her word of the day “Tenacious”. Jan took the floor next with a captivating recount of… Read More

Post-quake waves of fudge

It was a night of thoughtful and at times very moving speeches.  Some exceptional use of language – we clearly are a club of word-smiths. Tasha blew us away with her beautifully-crafted speech on post-quake Christchurch, capturing the… Read More

A mother knows best, or does she?

What a great night it was last night with our first ever ‘official’ (judged and scored) Club Debate! My what a battle. With a moot like ‘Mother knows best for her child’ it was bound to get messy,… Read More

July 23 Recap

With three major speeches in one sitting, tonight was as diverse and thought-provoking as an evening could be.  We traversed from Rohit’s fantastic analysis of the cons of TV advertising, to Tim’s technical session on mathematical kiwiana then… Read More