Ben's been doing the hard yards so you don't have to: setting up and monitoring many native kauri, gleaning data that will help us understand how native plants are affected by our changing climate. And therefore, hopefully, one day help us better understand ways to protect our native gems as we forge into an uncertain future. On ya, Ben.
Postgraduate Architecture student Lucy Vete talks to Mike about her work in the upcoming MODOS exhibition, which features Lucy's architectural practice as expressions of Tongan diaspora and displacement.
Learning new things can do wonders for elderly mental health but, c'mon guys, learning new things can be _hard_. Our guest, a doctoral student from the University of Auckland who is studying dance and brain function, says: not necessarily. Kate's area of study is poi, an evolution of traditional Māori mahi poi, and how it can be applied to bolster the acuity, strength, balance and mental health of our aging population.
Fresh back from a UN conference on our oceans, Emily Frost's specialist subject is ocean acidification: how does it happen; what are the consequences; and how can we deal with, or even reverse, the damage?
Professor Basil Sharp joins Mikey to talk about the Climathon and research from the Energy Centre showing that Auckland should be embracing the opportunity to improve our infrastructure and harness renewable energy sources now.
The University of Auckland's Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Vector, is hosting Auckland's first ever Climathon on October 27–28. A 24-hour global ideas hack, the event will take place simultaneously in over 233 cities worldwide.
Mike chats with Clare Hood, a coloratura soprano who is currently completing her final-year at the University of Auckland as a Masters student in Classical Voice Performance. Clare discusses the University of Auckland School of Music's production L'Enfant et les Sortileges... and her passion for singing in French.