David L Pawson, Senior Research Scientist at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in the USA will be presenting a public lecture: Deep-Sea Exploration in the New Zealand Region 1865-1965 at the MTG Century Theatre on Sunday 23 March at 5pm.
Drawing upon his knowledge of New Zealand deep-sea research, including his personal experiences in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Dr Pawson will tell accounts from expeditions large and small, some of them involving Hawke’s Bay.
"Exploration of the deep sea," says Dr Pawson, "is always exciting, often funny, and sometimes dangerous - especially in the New Zealand region!"
MTG Hawke’s Bay is very excited to be able to host Dr Pawson for his only public lecture on this visit to New Zealand. With an active interest in teaching and bringing science to the general public, Dr Pawson has presented of more than 200 lectures over the years.
"It is not often Hawke’s Bay plays host to a speaker of such calibre. Dr Pawson works at one of the world’s pre-eminent natural history museums and will be visiting his hometown of Napier this March. We jumped at the chance to host him at MTG" says Eloise Wallace, Public Programmes Team Leader, MTG Hawke’s Bay.
David attended St. Joseph’s and Marist primary schools in Napier and St. John’s High School in Hastings. During the early years of his life, Dr. Pawson spent a lot of time fishing and swimming on the Napier beach, and there he developed an interest in marine life.
After gaining a B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Zoology from Victoria University he joined the Victoria University deep-sea research team in the 1950’s, a time when exciting pioneering deep-sea research was being undertaken under the leadership of Professor L.R. Richardson.
He has a lifelong interest in New Zealand marine biology, and he has maintained research programmes in New Zealand for many years.
In 1964 he was invited to join the Smithsonian Institution as a Research Curator. He has conducted research on echinoderms (sea stars, sea urchins and their relatives) in many parts of the world, especially the deep sea, and in the vicinity of isolated oceanic islands.
His research has taken him to Ascension and Galapagos Islands, the Caribbean, the southern oceans and Antarctica, and he has made more than 200 dives in manned submersibles. Other research interests include the US Fish Commission Steamer Albatross (1883-1921) and her scientific crew, and the life and times of his eminent predecessor, Smithsonian scientist Austin H. Clark (1880-1954).
9 Herschell Street, Napier
Sunday 23 March 2013 at 5pm
Entry by donation
No pre-bookings, arrive early to avoid disappointment
Skilled volunteer's with plenty of experience under their collar's are barking for work in Hawkes Bay
It’s quite rare that highly skilled individuals looking to volunteer their time in the community are left short of tasks to do. Usually this type of worker is quickly snapped up. But when you have a very specific set of skills, and four legs, and a waggy tail it can be hard to get your paws in the door, so to speak.
This Sunday (2 March) is Children’s Day, with the theme ‘Treasure our Children’. Barnardos believes all children should be treasured, and this informs the services we provide for thousands of New Zealand children and their families/whānau every year.
Chief Executive Jeff Sanders said, "Children’s Day is a great opportunity to do something special for the children in your life and show them how valued they are. Spend time with them, give them a treat, do something fun - maybe head to one of the Children’s Day events around the country. At Barnardos, we work to make Aotearoa New Zealand the best place to be a child, and Children’s Day is an important reminder of how precious our smallest citizens are and how they need to be nurtured, valued and respected."
To celebrate Children’s Day, Barnardos got Si-Fi, a 16-year-old duo from Taradale High School in Napier, to write a special song. The video was shot at the Barnardos KidStart Childcare Early Learning Centre in Hastings, and the children really got into it! You can watch the video here:
Childrens Day 2014 Public Events.
Baketball Hawkes Bay and Child, Youth and Family fun day - Public Event
Date: Sunday 2 March 2014
Where: Anderson Park (Kennedy Road side), Taradale, Napier
Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Activities: Come along and join us for a day of fun for the whole family! Loads of spot prizes and giveaways, face painting and fun activities galore. We'll also have a sausage sizzle on the go to keep your hunger at bay! We're delighted to team up with Basketball Hawkes Bay also, and you'll get to meet some of our local Basketball stars, take part in 3 on 3 games with the team and get a photo and autograph to remember the day!
Clifton Bush, Basketball Hawkes Bay
Number: 06 833 6225
Ra Southern, Child, Youth and Family
Number: 06 974 4326 or 027 352 4758
Seaweek Children's Day - Public Event
Date: Sunday 2 March 2014
Where: National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier
Activities: Free entry to one child 14 years and under with one paying adult
Carol Larson, National Aquarium of NZ
Number: 06 8335424
Central Hawke's Bay Children's Day - Public Event
Date: Sunday 2 March 2014
Where: Russell Park, Waipukurau, CHB
Activities: Fun activities for all ages - face painting, bouncy castles, obstacle courses, experience bugs and nature, sausage sizzle and goodie bags. A good chance to check out what's on offer in CHB. Bring a picnic, the whole family and enjoy a fun day out.
Sadi Molloy, Plunket CHB
Number: 06 8587454
Children's Day Napier - Public Event
Date: Saturday 1 March 2014
Where: 62 Flanders Avenue, Onekawa, Napier
Activities: Face painting, decorate your own cupcake/cookie, hip hop dance sessions, arts and crafts and much more.
Number: 06 8705009
A compelling art installation depicting global fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is Lillie Chapman’s sign-off to Hawke’s Bay, with the talented EIT graduate heading off to Australia later this month. (March 19)
As last year’s overall top Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design student at EIT’s ideaschool, Lillie was awarded a two-week exhibition sponsored by Mackersey Construction. Her installation is displayed in The Box, a glass-sided former shipping container set up in Waghorne Street, Ahuriri.
Her work portrays a collapsed Earth, representing the impact on the planet of radioactive leakage from the stricken nuclear power plant on Japan’s east coast. Three of Fukushima’s six nuclear reactors failed in the wake of the cataclysmic tsunami triggered by 2011’s Tohoku earthquake.
The ongoing aftermath “gnaws at the edges of my sanity,” says Lillie, who wound fluorescent green acrylic yarn around a hemispherical form to suggest radiation and a deformed globe and used fabric that she buried and later unearthed to convey decay on the continental land masses.
The installation, which includes an LED rope light, can also be viewed at night.
Lillie is moving to Melbourne, where she intends earning “bread money” while developing her art practice. Her aim next year is to start Master in Art Therapy studies at La Trobe University.
While studying at ideaschool, the 24-year-old from Whakatu also worked as a volunteer at the Stewart Centre@EIT. The centre, in the heart of the Hawke’s Bay campus, provides rehabilitation for people with brain injuries.
Lillie says she wants a rewarding job while still practising as an artist. And, excited for a new adventure, she believes the time is right for a change.
“I want to feel space and to see what’s going on in the wider art scene.”
She’s both sorry and pleased to have completed her bachelor’s degree.
“I’m happy to have finished but I’m no longer with my classmates and lecturers. I enjoyed their feedback and when you’re doing your own practice you don’t get that. It’s so valuable. You get so close to it sometimes you lose yourself.
“You definitely achieve more quickly by studying the degree than creating art by yourself.”
A capable science student at school, Lillie says she was encouraged to follow that direction in choosing tertiary studies.
“It took a while to harden up and do art, but some of my work does incorporate aspects of science.”
Hawke’s Bay Schools Trades Academy @ EIT is growing in leaps and bounds since it opened it's doors in 2012.
The Academy welcomed 260 high school students last Friday in the third year for the highly successful partnership between the region’s secondary schools and EIT.
The future is looking bright for Thomas Sturch, recipient of Unison’s Scholarship to study Electrical Engineering.
The Hastings Boys’ High School student ‘blew away’ the Unison selection panel, which included Unison General Manager of Networks & Operations, Jaun Park.
"Thomas was a standout applicant - in addition to his numerous academic and sporting achievements, it was the passion and focus for a career in electrical engineering that he displayed during the interview which made him the clear winner - he really did blow us away."
And the academic achievements are vast. Nominated as Head Boy in 2013, Thomas finished the year as School Dux, finishing top of his class in Physics, Geography, Art and History. He is also the only student to have achieved all four ‘Honours Blazers’ (Academic, Leadership, Sport and Culture).
His achievements have not been limited to the classroom, with Thomas a member of the 1st XI cricket team, as well as school rugby, football and basketball teams. He’s been the junior and senior Swimming Champion, and achieved Grade 5 Piano with Distinction.
For Thomas, the Unison Scholarship offers financial support and employment security as he embarks on his Bachelor of Engineering at Auckland University.
"The Unison Scholarship is a huge support - in addition to helping cover the costs of my course fees at Auckland University, I know I have summer employment at Unison, and a position as a Graduate Engineer once I finish my study."
Unison’s Scholarship programme aims to attract and develop the region’s brightest minds, with the Company all too aware New Zealand is facing a shortage of engineers. "The aim of Unison’s Scholarship programme is to attract and develop the next generation of engineers; using their excellent technical skills and innovative mind-set to continue Unison’s vision of delivering world-class network and energy solutions to its customers.
"Our ability to deliver a sustainable network for generations to come relies on attracting and retaining talented and passionate employees. With applicants of Thomas’s calibre, we’re confident the future of our network is in good hands."
- Talented trio show Hawkes Bay EIT students their skills
- A Hawkes Bay student photographer will compete at the World Photography awards
- Top creative's join Hawke's Bay's Ideaschool team
- Hastings children learn to like fresh food.
- Hawkes Bay teacher to debut her poetry collection
- Kidspace in Napier gets the tick for excellence in early childhood.
- Napier school leaver has big plans for EIT
- Hawkes Bay students are urged to apply for The Maori Soldiers Trust scholarships.
- Hawkes Bay launches new initiatives to promote water safety among young Maori
- Hawkes Bay sprint kayaker balances her olympic dream with her studies at EIT
- Hawkes Bay artists are ready to showcase their work in Germany
- Boost your skills with Pakeke Kaumatua Intro Cycle Skills Training in Hastings
- Quality kayaking for Hawkes Bay kids.
- Two Hawkes Bay Maori boarding schools are taken over by the Anglican Church
- Teachers get new Goalposts at a conference in Napier
- A derelict log cabin offers new hope for sustainable building in Hawkes Bay
- Hastings trials a new programme to support local young people
- Enjoy a family history session at the Hastings Library
- Grease monkey loves learning new skills at EIT Hawkes Bay
- Taradale High School complains to The Press Council over misleading information