Reminder – 2014 Jesson Lecture – Mike Joy – Paradise Squandered; New Zealand’s environmental asset st ripping

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The 2014 Bruce Jesson Lecture

Mike Joy – Paradise Squandered; New Zealand’s Environmental Asset Stripping

New Zealand’s lakes, rivers and most of our groundwater are in a critical state. Decades of misguided regulation and a free-for-all on diffuse pollution have encouraged agricultural intensification and driven our increasing reliance on imported feed and fertiliser.

The inevitable consequences have been devastating environmental impacts as well as increasing economic and biosecurity risks.

The solutions are many but require a paradigm shift; a move away from dependence on imported feed and fertiliser to keeping nutrients on farm and adding value to products, and strong leadership to move away from short-term thinking that accepts the massive ecological debt we are running up.

Mike Joy MSc(Hons), PhD in Ecology is a Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science at the Ecology Group-Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Palmerston North. He has received a number of awards, including the Ecology in Action award from the New Zealand Ecological Society; an Old Blue award from the Royal Forest and Bird protection Society; Environmental New Zealander of the Year from North and South magazine and the Manawatu Evening Standard Person of the Year.

Presented by Politics and International Relations and the Bruce Jesson Foundation

Wednesday 15 October, 6.30pm
Maidment Theatre
Alfred Street
The University of Auckland
The Maidment Bar will open from 5.30pm

October 2014

2014 Award Entries

Entries closed on 26 September for the 2014 Bruce Jesson Journalism Awards. These will be announced after the 2014 Lecture.

2013 Lecture

Sir Edmund Thomas delivered the 2013 Lecture entitled ‘Reducing Inequality – a Strategy for a Cause’. The full text is available on our web site.

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2013 Awards

At the 2013 Lecture, we presented the Bruce Jesson Journalism Awards to Alister Barry, Ruth Keber & Deena Coster.

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2012 Lecture

Nickey Hager delivered the 2012 Lecture entitled ‘Investigative journalism in the age of media meltdown: from National Party Headquarters to Afghanistan’. The full text is available on our web site.

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2012 Awards

At the 2012 Lecture, we presented the Bruce Jesson Journalism Awards to Rebecca Macfie and Karen Abplanalp.

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