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Regional Environment Network Sessions
September 14 - September 21
Monday 14th September 12pm
Kaitiakitanga in Action – A cultural perspective.
Join us for the opening Regional Environment Network Session with our Key note speakers Elva Conroy and Dean Flavell from Makahae Marae. This will also mark the 1st day of Maori Language week! Makahae Marae is located at Te Kahika Pa, just east of Te Puke. Marae Committee members, Dean Flavell and Elva Conroy, will talk about what kaitiakitanga means, in a practical sense, and their role as kaitiaki. They’ll share examples of some of their environmental projects, including the many challenges along the way.
Tuesday 15th September 12pm
Maramataka in Conservation
Ko Matawhaura te maunga,Ko Te Rotoiti te moana,Ko Ngāti Pikiao te IwiKo Te Arawa te wakaKo Jade Kameta ahau,Systems Innovator for Healthy Families Rotorua“Tuia ki te rangi, tuia ki te whenua, tuia ki te moana, tuia ki te herenga tangata, ka rongo te pō ka rongo te ao” Jade will be talking ‘Maramataka’ and how connecting with the environment can influence the physical and spiritual performance of a person.
Wednesday 16th September 12pm
In this presentation Grant will introduce the not for profit Cacophony Project that is developing open source technology for bird and predator monitoring and predator control. This will include an update of their latest insights from their thermal cameras and a sneak peak of where they are going with their trap design.
Friday 18th of September 12pm
The Business of Doing Good; How to Work Together as an Ecosystem with Jo Allum
In this workshop we’ll touch on the following;
– creativity, critical and computational thinking
– initiative and resilience (being prepared and have the opportunity to try, to fail, to try again another way)
– being able to establish a portfolio of work with others, contributing fluidly amongst diverse teams (multi skilled/cultural/faceted/generational)
– being deeply interested in and developing unique specialisation in a domain
– developing personal relationships with communication, strategic, development and digital skills
– being committed to and excited about collaboration & life-long learning
It is anticipated participants intend to develop enterprises which solve worthy challenges to enhance life.
This is workshop is an introduction to things involved in the process of doing it.
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In 1999 Carolyn took a second PhD in religious studies, specialising in the interface between evolutionary biology and contemporary theology, resulting in a 2002 book Habitat of Grace. She has always enjoyed exploring the fascinating dialogue between science and serious, intelligent faith, and has run workshops and contributed many talks on this topic to the general public. She lives in a country house outside Hamilton. In formal contexts it is appropriate to use her full name, but in person she prefers her lifelong nickname.