2011: Topical Issues
A series of panel discussions recorded before an audience at the Auckland Museum
This final edition of Smart Talk from the Auckland Museum, recorded in front of an audience last year, focuses on the issue of water sustainability and how we use our country's waterways. The panel of experts from the University of Auckland include Professor John Montgomery, the Chair of Marine Science; the ecologist Dr Marjorie van Roon; and Dr Alys Longley, a lecturer in Dance Studies. Oliver Driver is in the chair.
The renowned Australian author, journalist and science communicator Professor Julian Cribb in conversation with Finlay Macdonald about how we are to feed ourselves in the coming years and decades.
How changes to New Zealand society can be traced by considering the current place of those who were once on the margins. Russell Brown chairs a session which involves comedian and diversity consultant Philip Patston; journalist and author David Cohen; Ella Henry, an academic and former human rights commissioner; and Jacinda Ardern, the Labour Party's Youth Affairs spokesperson.
A spirited discussion recorded at the Auckland Museum. Chaired by Maggie Barrie, it features a panel of experts on the subject: historian Jock Phillips, political scientist Dr Jennifer Curtin and rugby legend and former All Black Grant Fox.
The place of Matariki and its traditions in today's culture is discussed by Haare Williams, director of Maori Partnerships at Auckland Museum; musician Whirimako Black; composer and researcher Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal; and historian, storyteller and orator Pita Turei. Kirk Torrance is in the chair.