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Notable alumni

Adrian Palmer

24 July 2023

BSc Geography 2001

GM of Joyya, Common Good Coffee and Addington Coffee Co-op


Born and bred in Ōtautahi, Adrian Palmer’s claim to fame is being the drummer of Kiwi band Zed.

Forming in high school, he squeezed in university studies before the band took off and toured the world. Now Adrian is the General Manager of the Addington Coffee Co-op, Common Good Coffee, and Joyya, a collection of social enterprises formed around the values of fair and ethical business practices. Opened in 2008, the cafe is iconic in the local hospitality scene and its profits help realise the mission of sparking good in places of extreme poverty and modern slavery.

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