2018 Manawatu Lecture

Living and Working at the Interface: Mātauranga Māori and Science

Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie

7.30 pm Tuesday, 17 April, Huia Centre, Palmerston North Girls’ High School, Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North

Sir Mason will discuss two bodies of knowledge (science and mātauranga Māori) and the different perspectives that each brings to bio-ethics and other contemporary endeavours. The conflicts that can arise between the two world views as well as the opportunities for a more rounded and inclusive approach will be considered within the context of 21st century Aotearoa New Zealand.

Sir Mason Durie is of Rangitāne, Ngāti Kauwhata and Ngāti Raukawa descent. He has long been one of New Zealand’s most influential and esteemed academics, but is also deeply embedded in our local community. A major contributor to research and scholarship on whanau ora and Māori health, the social, cultural and economic development of Māori and social policy, he has been the recipient of numerous scholarly and civic honours, including those of Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (1995) and Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (2001), and was awarded a Knighthood for services to Māori health and public health in 2010

The Manawatū Lecture was established by the Royal Society of New Zealand Manawatu Branch as its annual prestigious lecture to recognise aspects of science particularly relevant to the Manawatū. This is the twentieth Manawatū Lecture.

All warmly welcome!

We gratefully acknowledge Palmerston North Girls’ High School for hosting this event.