The Great Waiheke Comedy Debate

The Great Waiheke Comedy Debate


Recorded at Palm Beach Resort  3 Aug 2019. Hear Carol Hirschfeld, Sir Bob Harvey, Melodie Robinson, Moana Maniapoto, Danny Codling and Priya Sami arguing for and against: The People’s Independent Republic of Waiheke. The MC was Paul Ego from TV’s 7 Days.

The event was a fundraiser for

two local youth projects:

1. The Waiheke High School kapa haka group trip to Hawaii in April 2020

2. Start up funds for Waiheke Youth 2020 which is a youth-led initiative seeking to professionalise activities on the island which bring confidence and skills to our teenagers who may be struggling with formal education systems. Activities are already happening in this space in an organic way, involving fitness and movement, arts, car mechanics, hip hop and male mentoring. The project seeks to professionalise and scale up the impact proactively engage with young people in a way which enhances their life and employability skills, teaches resilience, and allows young people to see that they have choices in shaping their futures.



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