We’d love to catch up over a cuppa, a bite to eat and have a chat. Join us for a Let’s Talk event – coming to a town near you.

RSVP to Noreen Parker, 09 355 6920, nparker@blindfoundation.org.nz

The Let’s Talk meetings, previously known as Engagement Roadshows, are held annually and provide an opportunity for an informal chat with some of the Blind Foundation decision makers.

Board Chairman Rick Hoskin, members of the board, Chief Executive Sandra Budd, members of the leadership team and staff members will be there and they are looking forward to catching up with our clients, their supporters, our volunteers and anyone else who is interested.

The meetings are a chance for conversations about the services that the Blind Foundation offers, the developments being undertaking, what the future holds and at the same time hearing from those attending about what is important for them.

Let’s talk locations (we’ll update this page as new locations are announced):


When: 19 July, 2pm – 4pm

Where: Blind Foundation Hall, 96 Bristol Street, St Albans, Christchurch


When: 2 August, 1pm – 3pm

Where: Blind Foundation Hall, 39 Grey Street, Gisborne


When: 7 August, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Parksyde Community Centre, 7-9 Tarewa Place, Rotorua


When: 8 August, 1pm – 3pm

Where: Blind Foundation Office, 15 Liverpool Street, Hamilton


When: 9 August, 10am – 12pm

Where: RSA lounge, 9 Rust Avenue, Whangarei


When: 14 August, 10am – 12pm

Where: Blind Foundation Office, Corner of Hillside Road and Law Street, Dunedin


When: 15 August, 10am – 12pm

Where: St Enoch’s Church Lounge, 14-20 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra


When: 9 October, 10am – 12pm

Where: Timaru Bridge Club, 63 Wilson Street, Seaview, Timaru


When: 10 October, 10am – 12pm

Where:  Uniting Church Lounge, 203 Tainui Street, Greymouth


When: 16 October, 1pm – 3pm

Where:  Wairarapa Community Centre, 41 Perry Street, Masterton

Palmerston North:

When:  17 October, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Where: St Peters Church, 229 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North


When:  18 October, 2pm – 4pm and 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Where: Blind Foundation Offices, 121 Adelaide Road, Newtown, Wellington

Albany – North Auckland:

When: 14 November, 10am – 12pm

Where: Albany Community Hub, Main Hall, 575A Albany Highway, Albany

Manurewa – South Auckland:

When: 15 November, 1pm – 3pm

Where: Blind Foundation Guide Dog Services, 30 McVilly Road, Manurewa

We would like to capture the topics you wish to discuss prior to the meeting, so please tell us what you would like to talk about when you RSVP.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Noreen Parker by phone on 09 355 6920 or by email at nparker@blindfoundation.org.nz