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A Centenarian Remembers

BY GRAHAM BATHGATE
@ VOL 30 ON OCT 15, 2016

Graham Bathgate lyrically describes his conversations and discoveries with centenarian Thelma McLean as part of a book he presented Thelma for her 105th birthday: about poetry she learned at school and loved, and could still recite; images of when she was growing up; and a life of reflections.  Thelma has passed on.  This delightful warm presentation enshrines her life and memories.  E nga mate, haere, haere, haere atu ra! 

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Reading the Brain for Learning

BY JAN WIGMORE
@ VOL 30 ON OCT 15, 2016

Jan Wigmore lifts the lid on understanding the functioning of the brain to better help children and adults that may have learning difficulties.

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Divine Inspiration: Te Aho Tapu

BY ANYA SATYANAND
@ VOL 30 ON OCT 15, 2016

Anya Satyanand, "wahine toa", is a leader practitioner in working with young people in Aotearoa New Zealand.  Anya shares her journey and learning from working with a wide range of young people and from her own diverse whakapapa (family and other identities). Stunning and thought provoking!

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Get Boosted for the Arts

BY SIMON BOWDEN AND BRYNA O'BRIEN
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Simon Bowden and Bryna O'Brien discuss their plans for Boosted, a new crowdfunding website for the arts in New Zealand. They talk about how they got the funding for boosted, what the arts foundation in New Zealand does, and projects that were on the website when Boosted launched in March 2013.

 

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Boybot Boyfriend

BY RANDI JANELLE
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Poet Randi Eaton is in love with her Boybot Boyfriend; an semi-sentient replacement for her deadbeat ex-bf. She sings praises of the A.I. that tends to her every need, listens to her issues, and satisfies needs only a cyber man could. 

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Circadian Rhythm

BY PHILIPPA GANDER
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Philippa Gander describes what the circadian rhythm is and its importance to life. Philippa is working to find a way to manipulate the circadian rhythm to help humans boldly go where none have been before.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 31, 2013.

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Ecphrasis

BY MARCO SONZOGNI
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Marco Sonzogni, author of the book "How to Write a Painting", explains what the word 'ecphrasis' means by showing us just how difficult it is to capture the feelings of a painting in words.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 28, 2013.

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A Concise History of Race Relations in New Zealand ... Abridged

BY JAMES NOKISE
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

James Nokise gives us a comedic rundown on the history of New Zealand, its diversity, and its rugby team. He talks about New Zealand's original inhabitants, its immigrants, and encourages racial understanding and acceptance across the board. 

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Being Unsafe in a Safe Place

BY DEIRDRE TARRANT
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Deirdre Tarrant discusses her personal history and her dance school in Wellington. She discsses a bit about her dance school's history, its students, and its activities.

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A Life of Its Own

BY JOSEPHINE O'SULLIVAN
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Josephine O'Sullivan,  executive producer of the Performance Arcade, the venue for this PechaKucha night. She shares some of the arcade's previous exhibits, and reveals some of the behind the scenes concepts and events that have occurred there. 

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We Will Work With You

BY CHRIS LIPSCOMBE
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Chris Lipscombe, tells us the story of the Wellington Media Collective, originally in  1978 - 1998.  A founding collective member and connector, Lipscombe expounds on the history of the organization and its involvement with the community and government of New Zealand.

 

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Passing the Beat: Batterie 100

BY TIM WHITTA
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Music director Tim Whitta tells us about the Batterie 100 precussion project, a program that hosts workshops at Wellington-area schools, teaching kids how to play precussion instruments. It is a part of Strike, a high energy drumming group that performs throughout New Zealand.