EVENT RECAP: Coffee and Jam #202

Coffee and Jam 28th March


First speaker: Netta Egoz, International director of Pecha Kucha. 

Pecha Kucha is the Japanese word for ‘chit-chat’. It’s all about creating powerful, visual presentations for speakers to talk to. The structure is very particular; 20 images each play for 20 seconds, and come together to form a 400-second video.

It was originally invented for architects to help them keep their ideas succinct, however now it has become a global phenomenon, connecting people to share their ideas. Pecha Kucha is alive and flourishing in over 1000 cities internationally and it has been running in Christchurch for over 9 years.

With over 9200 presentations in the Pecha Kucha database, it might seem a bit overwhelming to find a good presentation. However, there is now a Pecha Kucha IOS App! Download ‘Pecha Kucha Of The Day’ from the App Store for the best Pecha Kucha presentations at your fingertips in seconds!


Second Speaker: Rachel Norcross, The Punky Brewster

‘The Punky Brewster’ is a takeaway only, craft beer fillery. They provide great beer for you to take away and enjoy in your own time with your own company. Racheal, her partner and 3 of her family members run the business. They are all beer enthusiasts who are passionate about promoting their core values in everything they do.

‘Beer is for everyone’. The Punky Brewster believes that no matter what your gender, ethnicity or flavor preference, there is a beer for you. They are passionate about breaking down stereotypes around who should drink beer and promote diversity in the craft beer community.

‘Sustainability is best’. Instead of single use bottles, 100% re-usable kegs are used. The Punky Brewster provides re-usable containers for customers to take their beer away in. They encourage their clients to contribute to sustainable practices by rewarding those extra efforts to bring re-usable bottles back with special offers.

‘The Beer community is a great community’. The Punky Brewster supplies beer that is locally brewed and sourced to support a friendly, diverse community. 

For more info, visit their website! www.punkybrewster.co.nz 


Shout outs:


‘El Jaguar Fiesta’ - High energy, spontaneous theatre on a city bus tour of Christchurch. Tuesdays and Fridays from 7pm. $10 entry fee (but please bring something to tip the guide!). Meet outside the museum on Rolleston Ave. 

To book: 021 112 5956, meegwai@gmail.com

Ladies Clothing Swap – This Saturday 1st April. Drop off your clothing from 10am – 1pm, the event is from 1:00 – 2:30pm. 422 Tuam St, White Elephant Trust, $10 door entry.

Check out the Facebook page! Ladies Clothing Swap.

Bicycle Helmet Law Protest Ride - Saturday 1st April, 1pm - 3pm

For more details see the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/402287463485756/ Or message Catarina on: 022 154 5049

 Ōtākaro Orchard - There are two more days to pledge to the Ōtākaro Orchard PledgeMe campaign! Help create an awesome garden that will provide for many! 

Go do it: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5055-otakaro-orchard-phase-1-build-an-edible-park-for-christchurch


Coffee and Jam will not be held on Tuesday 18th or 25th April. 


Coffee & Jam is Christchurch's longest running weekly meet up for entrepreneurially-minded people. It’s a great place to see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, meet people, learn and share in a creative space, hear about other events in Christchurch and indulge in a little bit of free coffee, jam and bread.

If you have an idea you'd like to pitch get in touch with Gina at gina@ministryofawesome.com.