Kia ora from Royal Society Te Apārangi | Issue #1168

Spotlight on poverty

A final spotlight paper from Te Tapeke Fair Futures panel invites us to explore the nature of poverty: how it is measured, why it matters, and what can be done to reduce it – ensuring a fairer future for all New Zealanders.
Less poverty means less suffering, anxiety, and ill health, which would lead to greater wellbeing and would allow people to fully contribute to their communities, society, and the economy. A key question for the citizens of New Zealand is whether the moral case for greater fairness, as reflected in low poverty rates, is persuasive enough to support the necessary increased social expenditure.

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New issue of Kōtuitui

Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online has released a new issue including articles on Māori perceptions of 'home', trust of media and news in New Zealand, and refugee Muslim women's experiences of New Zealand's healthcare system. 


He pitopito kōrero News bulletin

Preventing devastation on the high seas – and beneath them
For meaningful protection of the forgotten half of our planet, New Zealand must ensure the world is ambitious when negotiations for the High Seas treaty conclude at the United Nations.
Helen Clark @Newsroom
NZ gets its first hydrogen truck
Hydrogen powered trucks could play a key role as the Government looks to lower emissions from heavy transport.
Mark Jennings @Newsroom
Deepsea scientist honoured for mentoring of women in science 
Di Tracey, a deep-sea fisheries and ecology scientist at NIWA, has been awarded the 2021 Miriam Dell Award by the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) for her advocacy for and mentoring of women working in science.
2021 GSNZ Award winners announced 
The Geoscience Society of New Zealand held its first ever online awards presentation on 2 December where they announced their 2021 awards, prizes and scholarships. 
@Geoscience Society of New Zealand
Rare Fiordland penguin saved after shark attack
A rare Fiordland Crested penguin has survived a shark attack and a 500km trip, thanks to the quick thinking of a West Coast lodge owner and DoC relocation teams.
Thomas Bywater @NZHerald 

Ngā take o te wā Events

10 December, Online
Winds of Change
This event is a joint Chile-New Zealand initiative that investigates climate change impacts and resilience strategies for the two countries. Chilean and New Zealand participants will discuss their collaborative project work on a range of topics that include: water scarcity, climate finance, food systems, seaweed and kelp, sustainable tourism and wetland management.
7- 22 December, Christchurch
Food Sustainability with the Richmond Community Garden
The Richmond Community Garden has put together this informative display on how to eat and grow more sustainable food. Learn about reducing food waste, the carbon footprint of different foods, and sustainable food in the local community. The event will include fun and interactive activities for children and adults.

Ngā whiwhinga Opportunities

Science Roadshow Presenter

This is an opportunity to be a part of an exciting programme that directly engages and makes a difference to over 47,000 students from more than 450 schools in around 105 communities each year.

Based out of Auckland, you will deliver science based shows and exhibits to school aged audiences as part of the Science Roadshow all over New Zealand. You will be part of a small team involved in the day to day delivery, maintenance and administration of this valued science programme to schools.

Closing Date: 13 December
Organisation: The National Science Technology Roadshow Trust

Applications open for Science Communicator role at Otago Museum

Science Communicators engage with visitors one-on-one and in groups, enriching their visits through delivery of interesting and scientifically accurate information in unique and exciting ways.

Successful applicants will have a passion for science and customer service, excellent communication skills and a proven ability to deliver engaging scientific content in creative ways.

Closing date: 13 December
Organisation: Otago Museum

Applications open for Science Engagement Coordinator roles at Otago Museum 

Otago Museum is seeking two additions to their Science Engagement Team. The Science Engagement Team is responsible for every aspect of bringing Otago Museum-quality science engagement opportunities beyond the Museum walls: to excite, inform, and engage communities in Otago, communities in Te Wai Pounamu, communities all over Aotearoa New Zealand and in the Pacific Islands.

Closing date: 13 December
Organisation: Otago Museum 

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