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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.

2017 Manawatu Lecture

Survival on the Edge: Development of the Wildbase Research Centre

Professor Brett Gartrell, Massey University

7.30 pm Tuesday, 16 May, Palmerston North Central Library, George Street, Palmerston North

For this year’s Manawatu Lecture, we are privileged to be hosting Professor Brett Gartrell, wildlife veterinarian and Director of the Wildbase Research Centre from its inception in 2002. Based at Massey University’s veterinary teaching hospital, Wildbase is New Zealand’s leading wildlife health and treatment facility.

With half of New Zealand’s birdlife threatened or endangered, Wildbase makes conservation gains where saving individuals makes significant contributions to the survival of species. In addition to a recently-expanded hospital, Wildbase represents a team of specialists with a world-class reputation in research, pathology, and oiled wildlife response. In a recent collaborative effort with Palmerston North City Council, the Wildbase Recovery facility in the Esplanade is set to expand on the Centre’s capacity to treat wildlife, and reflects the importance of engaging the public in finding solutions to current conservation issues.

The Manawatu 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 Manawatu. This is the nineteenth Manawatu Lecture.

All warmly welcome