SoundCheck Aotearoa Partners With Toitoi Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre to Bring Professional Respect Training to Hawke's Bay

September 27th 2023
In partnership with Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre, SoundCheck Aotearoa presents Professional Respect Training for the Hawke’s Bay music community on Monday 13 November. Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre will be offering this training in a half-day format from 12pm-4:30pm at their Hastings venue.

SoundCheck Aotearoa Professional Respect Training, Hawke’s Bay
Sexual harm prevention and response training for the Aotearoa music community

When: Monday 13 November, 12pm-4:30pm
Where: Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre, 109 Hastings Street South, Eastbourne Corner, Hastings
Training Room: Shakespeare


SoundCheck Aotearoa workshops are free and open to anyone in the music community. The content was designed with the different workplace dynamics and contexts of the music industry in mind, acknowledging that people in the music community work in a range of environments including studios, festival grounds, small-large scale offices and more.

In these workshops, you will explore the foundations of safer working environments in an interactive learning session covering:

  • Strategies for preventing sexual harm and fostering a respectful work environment
  • Practical tips for bystander intervention
  • Guidance for receiving disclosures of sexual harm and supporting survivors
  • Options and pathways for reporting sexual harm and support services available
  • Definitions of sexual harassment and sexual harm within New Zealand legislation
  • WorkSafe obligations and legal requirements for workplaces

Our workshops are facilitated by Sexual Harm Prevention and Response Specialists, Rachel Harrison and Mel Calvesbert (SoundCheck Aotearoa SHAPRA).

Training is delivered in a safe and inclusive environment with breaks throughout the day and kai provided.

What will I gain from taking SoundCheck Aotearoa Professional Respect Training?

  • Practical insight, tools and strategies to implement in your workplace/s
  • Connection with members of our music community across roles and generations

For any questions regarding Professional Respect Training, please feel free to reach out to SoundCheck Aotearoa directly at

Workshop spaces are limited so sign up now to secure your spot!

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SoundCheck Aotearoa’s Sexual Harm Prevention and Response Advisor (SHAPRA) is a free and confidential service for people affected by sexual harm in the Aotearoa music community. 

You can contact the SHAPRA by email at or by phone/text at 021 222 9169.

The SHAPRA operates on a part-time basis within regular working hours of 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, therefore is not available to respond on a 24/7 basis. Please expect a response within the next working day. 

Before you contact the SHAPRA, we recommend reading our SHAPRA Privacy Policy here to understand your rights and how your privacy is managed throughout the process.



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