May 11, 2019 posted by Unity Wellington

AFTERGLOW: Doughnut Economics with Kate Raworth

AFTERGLOW: Doughnut Economics with Kate Raworth

On the evening of Tuesday 7th May, Unity was fortunate to host a talk with Oxford economist Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist (Penguin Random House), in the lead-up to her appearance at the Auckland Writers Festival. Kate was joined by Chlöe Swarbrick MP (Green Party), with the talk facilitated by Thomas Nash, Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Massey University and co-founder of New Zealand Alternative.

The shop was packed with people of all ages eager to hear from Kate, who shared her ideas for developing a modern economic approach based on essential human needs and environmental sustainability, and the ways in which we can (and must) disrupt the status quo. Chlöe was able to provide a useful perspective on local matters, and expanded on some things she would like to achieve through the political process. Both answered questions from the audience, and Kate signed copies of her book for a long line of fans.

Thanks to New Zealand Alternative for asking us to host the event – you can find out more about them at


Chlöe, Kate, Thomas

A rapt audience

Kate brought along some toys

A fan presents Kate with a gift (a ceramic doughnut)


Doughnut Economics is available to purchase in-store and at our online shop.


Words and pictures by Cassie Richards

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