Kermadec Islands: new marine discoveries
Date: 27 June 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre, Massey University, Albany, Auckland
Speakers: Dr Libby Liggins (Massey University) and Dr.Tom Trnski (Auckland Museum)
Small, remote islands such as New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands have long been revered as natural laboratories. Here we can examine the processes that generate and maintain biodiversity.
RIMU Insights: Te Mura o te Ahi - The Heat of the Battle: How science and the social converge in the struggle for the environment
Date: 30 June 2017, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: Elliot Rooms, Crown Plaza Hotel, 128 Albert St, Auckand
Speakers: Dr April Bennett
Science is a dominant form of knowledge in planning processes. As such, Māori must use science strategically to understand the issues and to pursue the outcomes we want for the environment and our people. However, there are limits to the extent to which science can help Māori achieve these outcomes. Recognising these limits, Māori must build our own knowledge of ourselves and the lands and waters to which we connect, and use it in planning processes to advance our aspirations. It is in this knowledge that our strength lies.
This argument is based on a case study involving the AFFCO Meat Processing Plant in Feilding, Manawatū. AFFCO applied for a suite of consents to continue to discharge treated meatworks effluent until 2050 into the Oroua River, the ancestral river of Ngāti Kauwhata. The presenter was engaged by Ngāti Kauwhata to prepare a Cultural Impact Assessment of the discharge. Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts of field, capital, game and strategy are used to analyse the consent process. The analysis makes visible the nuances of the contest between AFFCO and Ngāti Kauwhata, and the emphasis on Māori knowledge as a deliberate strategy to protect the Oroua River and its people.
Dr April Bennett (Tūwharetoa, Waikato, Tūhoe, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)
Lecturer, Māori Resource and Environmental Planning at Massey University Te Papaiōea
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The future of our oceans
Date: 5 July 2017, 5:00am - 7:00pm
Venue: Viaduct Events Centre, Waiheke Rooms, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
The future of our oceans - Continuing Sir Peter Blake's environmental legacy
Regionalism and the dominance of Auckland
Date: 12 July 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Rydges Hotel Auckland, Kingston Rooms 1 and 2. 59 Federal Street, Auckland
University of Otago
Winter Symposium Series, with Joe Bennett
The working title for this year’s symposium is Why Should You Care?
The idea is to cover big issues that matter to New Zealanders close to the 2017 Election. We are fortunate to have Lyttelton satirist and columnist Joe Bennett who will be MC/moderator for all three events, and we have chosen an exciting group of Otago panellists, a group of our best and brightest leading thinkers in these chosen topics.
We want to elicit from our academics their ideas on policy changes that would-be politicians will need to listen to and offer their views on before the election.
The events will be in Wellington, Auckland and Queenstown. The idea is that each panellist will talk for five to seven minutes, with an opportunity for questions from the audience.
Auckland University Winter Lectures 2017. Nation Transformed: the place of migration in 21st century Aotearoa-New Zealand
Date: 2017-08-02, 1:00pm - 2017-09-06, 2:00pm
Venue: Auckland University, Conference Centre lecture theatre, room 423-342, Symonds Street entrance level, 22 Symonds Street , Auckland
Speakers: Various, see below
Winter Lectures 2017 - The University of Auckland, 1-2pm
Worlding Aotearoa-New Zealand: migration and the making of national futures
2 August 2017
Dr Francis Collins and Associate Professor Ward Friesen
School of Environment, University of Auckland
The ‘desirable’ migrant and the race politics of immigration
9 August 2017
Dr Rachel Simon-Kumar
School of Population Health, University of Auckland
Never the twain shall meet? Bridging the Indigenous-Immigration research divide
16 August 2017
Professor Tahu Kukutai
National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, University of Waikato
Pacific migration to Aotearoa-New Zealand: “more than meets the eye”
23 August 2017
Associate Professor Yvonne Te Ruki Rangi o Tangaroa Underhill-Sem
School of Social Sciences, University of Auckland
Chinese in the cultural mosaic: New Zealand thirty years on
30 August 2017
Emeritus Professor Manying Ip
School of Asian Studies, University of Auckland
Emigration and the rise of diaspora institutions
6 September 2017
Associate Professor Alan Gamlen
Hugo Centre for Population and Migration Research, University of Adelaide, Australia