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SCANZ (Science Communicators Association of NZ) Conference 2017

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This year at SCANZ, members of the Deep South Challenge as well as science communicators from other National Science Challenges, will be participating in a panel exploring the challenges and highlights of communicating about New Zealand's most pressing social and scientific issues.

Susan Livengood at the DSC Symposium

“Gaining traction on intractable issues”: An interview with Partnerships Director Susan Livengood

Susan Livengood is the Partnerships Director of the Deep South Challenge, and works within the Engagement programme – which tries to connect what’s happening in every programme of the challenge with both the broader public and with targeted individuals and organisations throughout New Zealand’s public and private sectors.

Climathon NZ 2017

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What do NZ cities need to thrive in a changing climate? For 24 hours we join the rest of the world in bringing our brains together to come up with the solutions our cities need to thrive in a changing climate.

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Deep South Challenge tackles crucial task of understanding and adapting to climate change

On Monday 4 September, Minister for Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith will open the inaugural Deep South Challenge symposium at the Wharewaka (Wellington waterfront), about how New Zealand can and must change in line with our changing climate.

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Climate Change Engagement in Aotearoa New Zealand

A new report released by the Deep South Challenge this month recommends increasing the availability of plain-language resources about climate change in both English and te reo Māori, framing scientific information for application to practical decision making, and increasing access to climate change conversations for a wider array of end-users.

Science Leadership Team – Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest are being sought for the role of Science Leadership Team (SLT) member for the Engagement Programme of The Deep South National Science Challenge.

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DSC Seminar #3: Dr Huhana Smith on Climate Change and Coastal Māori Communities

“We need to keep designing opportunities for iwi and hapū to see the potential of what adaptive change can look like.”—Dr Huhana Smith