Harnessing Tech: Health & Wellbeing

Grab a coffee and hear how technology has helped our speakers on their journey to better health, wellbeing and connecting with the community

What's it all about?

Join Paul Rangiwahia and Josh Hickford  at Do Box for an interactive chat about their respective health journeys, experiences and how they are harnessing technology and digital tools to connect with the community and promote better health and emotional wellbeing.

They will be discussing the role that technology can play in helping address social issues, and how do we ensure it is used for good without leaving people or communities behind as tech advancements speed up? What have they learnt to date and what tips would they give someone today?

This is an open talk and audience engagement throughout is more than welcome. There will also be a Q&A session at the end. 

Places are limited so registration is essential.


*If you can't be there, you don't have to miss out: we will be live streaming this event on the Venture Taranaki Facebook page so you can join us virtually!

You should be present for the whole duration of this event.


Tuesday 28 Jul
8:00am - 8:45am

Free event
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Josh Hickford

CA & Co-Founder of Ripple

Josh Hickford wears many hats. A chartered accountant, cancer survivor, Survivor NZ castaway, mobile app founder, and community advocate. His recent experiences have pushed him down a path where technology has and continues to play a major role. A big advocate of wellness and resilience, Josh believes that people are capable of a lot more than they think possible. He is involved with the Cancer Society of NZ, Co-Founder of Ripple and a Young Regional Advocate for CA ANZ NZ wide.

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Paul Rangiwahia

Artist and motivational speaker

Taranaki artist and motivational speaker Paul Rangiwahia is well known for his creativity as well as being a passionate mental health advocate, who uses art to help break down the stigma around mental health, and to help normalise the ups and downs of life that we all experience. Projects like the Mental WOF and using technology to change the landscape of emotional health for our rangatahi nationwide are what he's all about

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