{gspeech}The People First National Committee invited members, staff, volunteers, funders, friends and supporters of the organisation to the St James Theatre, Wellington on the evening of the 16th October to celebrate the achievement of People First New Zealand turning 10.

The evening gave the National Committee an opportunity to acknowledge and thank the people who support them to keep People First running: the staff, advisors and volunteers.

Once the formalities were over then it was time to relax, unwind, have a drink and either dance the night away, or have a catch up with people you hadn’t seen in a while.


Cheryl Wallace, People First National Committee member said of the evening event:

“It felt really good welcoming everyone to our celebrations. It was great to see people enjoying themselves.”


Mr Handsome was the live band and played some good old classics that got people up off their seats dancing.

There was a photo show projected up on the back wall with images from the last 10 years which was great for bringing back memories of the past.

It was a wonderful evening and so refreshing to be able to catch up with friends and colleagues over a glass of something to drink rather than squeezing in the chats between meetings.

Well done People First New Zealand. What a great night!{/gspeech}