Upcoming Talks

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Moriori – assuredly a story worth telling.

Friday 4 February at 6.00pm 2022. Wanaka Community Hub, 34 McDougall Street, Wanaka 9305, Wanaka. Dr Doug Sutton, University of Auckland (Retired). This paper summarises research over the last fifty years which has clarified what we now know about: The  original discovery of the Chatham Islands, The indigenous development there of Moriori population, culture and […]

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Professor Keith Gordon (Title TBC)

6pm Friday 29 July 2022 at the Presbyterian Community Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka. Professor Keith Gordon, Department of Chemistry, University of Otago. Keith’s research interests focus on the understanding the properties of conducting polymers, nanostructured electromaterials, such as found in dye-sensitised solar cells, dairy products and pharmaceuticals using spectroscopy and [...]

Past Talks

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Science for a Sustainable Future

Friday 12 November at 6.00pm 2021, at the Presbyterian Community Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka. MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology – 2021 Regional Lecture Series. Looking forward: zero Carbon, zero waste, low energy computing and sustainable resource use. [...]

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Communicating Science Through Film

Friday 6 August at 6.00pm, at the Presbyterian Community Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka. Max Quinn, Polar Film Maker Max will take the audience on an illustrated talk through his television career which began 53 years ago, He will emphasise the roll Science and the Natural World has played in [...]

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Aurora chasing around and above New Zealand

Friday 28 May 2021 at 6.00pm, at the Presbyterian Community Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka. Dr Ian Griffin, Director of Otago Museum, Dunedin. Cost: $5 per person. Since first observing the southern lights a week after he moved to Dunedin seven years ago, Ian Griffin has become obsessed with [...]

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Electric Vehicles

Friday 6 November at 6.00pm, at the Presbyterian Community Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka. Oana Jones, Full Dome producer at Otago Museum. Cost – $5 per person. New Zealand is in a unique position for the adoption of electric cars. With a lot of cheap imports, a majority of our power [...]

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Materials – Fact or Fiction

MacDiarmid Institute Regional Lecture Series 2020 Materials Fact or Fiction – Wanaka. Friday 23rd October, 6pm, at the Presbyterian Community Hall, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka. In order to accommodate any further changes in alert levels due to COVID, this year’s showcase will be in a digital [...]

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Wellbeing Policy: Past, Present, Future

Friday 7 August at 6.00pm, at the Presbyterian Community Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka. Professor Arthur Grimes, Chair of Wellbeing and Public Policy School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. Cost – $5 per person. The New Zealand government has placed great store on a [...]

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NZ Innovation for Sustainability

Friday 6 September at 6.00pm, at the Presbyterian Community Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka. Dr Nicola Gaston and Dr Marcus Jones, MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Cost – $5 per person. Come and hear MacDiarmid Institute scientists talk about how materials [...]

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CHOOSING THE FUTURE OF ANTARCTICA

Friday 18 October at 6.00pm, at the Presbyterian Community Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka. Professor Tim Naish, Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington. New Zealand Antarctic Society National Speaker for 2019 Cost – $5 per person. I will present two narratives on the [...]

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Seeing more using x-ray colour

Friday 16 August at 6.00pm, at the Presbyterian Community Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka. Dr Hannah Prebble, Clinical Application Researcher at MARS Bioimaging Ltd. MARS is a new 3D x-ray imaging modality that enables the assessment of biochemical and physiological processes within the body. [...]

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The Life and Times of Supervolcanoes

Friday 27 July 2018, 6.00pm, Presbyterian Church Hall, 91 Tenby St, Wanaka. Professor Professor Colin Wilson, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington. Royal Society Te Apārangi is aflame with excitement to present the 2018 New Zealand Rutherford [...]

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Myth busting: the obesity epidemic.

Friday 13 April 2018, 6.00pm, Presbyterian Church Hall, 91 Tenby St, Wanaka. Professor Tony Merriman, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago. In this talk I will address what we know about the causes of obesity, a risk factor for metabolic diseases (diabetes, kidney and heart disease, [...]

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ADInstruments, Making Science Easier.

Saturday 12 May 2018, 6.00pm, Presbyterian Church Hall, 91 Tenby St, Wanaka. Professor Michael Macknight, Co- founder and Director of ADInstruments, Dunedin. The best universities in the world are using medical technology designed by a Dunedin student nearly 30 years ago. Founded by Michael [...]

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Home Truths

Friday 10 Nov 2017, 6.00pm, Presbyterian Church Hall, 91 Tenby St, Wanaka. Prof. Philippa Howden-Chapman. Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago, and director of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. Housing, particularly its quality, availability and affordability, has [...]

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