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Experiments Across Worlds

  • Waitakere Central, West Auckland’s Civic Building in Henderson. 6 Henderson Valley Road Auckland, Auckland, 0612 New Zealand (map)

Dame Anne Salmond with Moana Maniapoto

Sponsored by Titirangi Dental Centre

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In her latest book, Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds, Dame Anne Salmond takes readers back to New Zealand in 1840, when two peoples with very different assumptions about how the world works meet and try to make sense of each other. Drawing on her lifetime of research and learnings, she then returns us to current debates, exploring how we are still capable of ‘experimenting across worlds’ to find new ways to tackle the global challenges we face. Dame Anne will be joined on stage by musician and self-confessed political junkie Moana Maniapoto, to discuss where history’s lessons might take us.

Anne Salmond is a distinguished Professor of Maori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland. Salmond has written a number of award-winning books and won literary prizes including the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement.  Her latest book, Tears of Rangi: Experiments across Worlds, has just been released.  A passionate environmentalist, she has also led major ecological projects. Dame Anne has been recognized internationally as a scholar, being elected a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences in the US and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 2013 she was awarded the Rutherford Medal, New Zealand’s top scientific award, and selected as New Zealander of the Year.

Moana Maniapoto Last year, Moana was inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame, the award celebrates “legendary figures that have shaped, influenced and advanced popular music in New Zealand.” Her band has played hundreds of international stages, including the Sydney Opera House - twice. In between recording her sixth studio album ONO, Moana toured a new creative project throughout NZ theatres. My Name is Moana uses song and story to celebrate people power movements in NZ, while focusing on fresh and salt water issues. Offstage, the mother-of-two is a documentary maker, a regular writer for e-tangata and just tries to be useful.

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