Monthly Archives: December 2012

Special Lecture: “Our Far South Adventure” by Roger Clausen

Roger Clausen will give a presentation on his deep south trip with Gareth Morgan at the IPENZ AGM:

When: 6.15pm Tuesday 11th December 2013

Where: the Wilkin’s lecture theatre, TeManawa, Palmerston North.

Our Far South aims to raise New Zealanders’ awareness of the importance of the area between Stewart Island and the South Pole – the race for resources, the sensitivity of Antarctica to climate change and the threat to biodiversity or our sub-antarctic islands from overfishing, marine pollution and climate change

Roger Clausen has been described in the media as a man of adventure and charisma. He’s a Harley Davidson rider who received the Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for his community work in 2004 , was the Manawatu Standard’s 2008 Person of the Year and received a PNCC Civic Honours Award in 2009.  

Mr Clausen is acknowledged for his outstanding work as chairman of the Arohanui Hospice Service Trust, his services to Rotary, the Lutheran Homes Trust Board and the New Zealand Rugby Museum.

The Hospice Trust annually cares for 500 plus patients and their families and he has worked as a Trust Board member for sixteen years and been its chair since 2003. Roger uses sponsored motorbike adventures to raise money and public awareness for those who are terminally ill. There is a wonderful symbolism about his living his own life to the full while making a continuing commitment to the Arohanui Hospice.

Roger has clocked tens of thousands of kilometres riding his motorbike all over the world including a number of trips NZ philanthropists Gareth and Jo Morgan.

The Our Far South website: http://www.ourfarsouth.org