BWB Talks: Treading Water

18:00 pm
19:00 pm
City Gallery Wellington
Te Ngākau Civic Square

BWB Talk: Treading water? All welcome, no RSVP necessary.

Event description Addressing freshwater quality is acknowledged as an urgent issue across the political spectrum in New Zealand. But are we actually making progress? Join Mike Joy, Tina Ngata and Peter Fraser in conversation with Maria Bargh (chair) on solving New Zealand's freshwater crisis.

Event details Tuesday 24 September 2019 6.00pm – 7.00 pm (Doors open 5.30 pm, Auditorium open 5:45 pm) City Gallery Wellington Speakers: Mike Joy, Tina Ngata, and Peter Fraser Chair: Maria Bargh About the Speakers Mike Joy is editor of Mountains to Sea: Solving New Zealand’s Freshwater Crisis and author of BWB Text, Polluted Inheritance: New Zealand’s Freshwater Crisis. An informed spokesperson for environmental protection, he is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. Tina Ngata (Ngāti Porou) is an advocate for environmental, Indigenous and human rights. She promotes Indigenous conservation as best practice for a globally sustainable future and writes frequently at 'The Non-Plastic Maori'. Economist Peter Fraser has acted as a consultant to the New Zealand Dairy industry. He is presently a senior research fellow at the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies. Maria Bargh (chair) (Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa) is Associate Professor in Te Kawa a Māui/Māori Studies Victoria University of Wellington.

Note: these events are very popular, so please ensure early arrival to secure a seat.