Dec
08

A Place to Live, Whanganui 2014

In November 2014 The MacDiarmid Institute and Victoria University of Wellington hosted A Place to Live – a national forum held in Whanganui, building on themes from the 2012 Transit of Venus Forum. The forum we discussed improving the environments and economies of our regions and smaller centres, places which offer wonderful lifestyles and also contribute significantly to national […]

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Dec
04

A Place To Live – Full RNZ recordings

In November 2014, The MacDiarmid Institute hosted a forum called A Place to Live : for the life worth having in Whanganui focussed on the link between economic and environmental health in New Zealand, in particular in the regions and smaller centres. Kim Hill chaired the event, which featured a number of talks and panel […]

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Nov
24

Forum focuses on nature’s role

The children who race down Victoria Ave on their scooters to get to school struck journalist Rod Oram as an indicator of the good life in Wanganui. He was one of the 40-plus speakers at the A Place to Live conference last week. It started with Dame Anne Salmond’s lecture on Sunday night and finished […]

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Nov
13

Tech hubs will help regional life survive

Technology and innovation hubs are lifelines for regions like Northland, according to a researcher behind an economic and environmental three-day conference in Whanganui this weekend, which will see two Northlanders speak about one successful regional project. Northland Regional Council chairperson Bill Shepherd will join manager of Reconnecting Northland and keynote speaker, David Mules, at A […]

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Jun
27

Taking our outreach activities to the next level

An extension of our very successful and long running series of classes in Wellington, and our next national public forum – A Place to Live went live! Both of these outreach activities are part of extended partnerships that enable us to have greater reach and deliver more impact.  Both are geared to bring together different […]

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