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LATE: Of Gods and Men

LATE: Tangaroa - Our Oceans

Past Event
Thursday, 1 August 2013

Paua Gathering, Turangi Reef Near Wellington, New Zealand

© Robin MorrisonAuckland War Memorial Museum, Pictorial Collection

It’s a challenging topic – how to manage our greatest asset, our oceans, and as importantly, what lies beneath them. It’s said we know more about the moon than we do about the deep ocean – so, a lot to learn. The oceans used to be in the hands of the gods – Tangaroa and Poseidon.

The issues relating to over-fishing translate directly to the New Zealand experience. There is a growing call for a far bigger percentage of New Zealand waters to go into protected marine reserves – and of course, that gets all very political.

If Tangaroa or Poseidon were to travel to modern day New Zealand and have a couple of quiets together, overlooking the sparking Hauraki Gulf, with the yachties, and the boaties, and the ferry sailing past, I think there would be only one thing on their mind. They’d turn to each other and go – where are the fish!? Wallace Chapman, Dr Rochelle Constantine and others talked about our oceans in this most important of panels.

Great Music

Don McGlashan - one of our most enduring artists, “Where most modern pop sounds as if it was cloned from some long-established archetype, McGlashan is that rare musician who only ever reminds us of himself.”

Image: © Robin Morrison, (1970s) Paua gathering. Turangi Reef nr. Wellington. Auckland Museum neg. RMS12/29/18

Cover of the Future Museum plan

The Late 2013 Broadsheet

Featuring essays from Noelle McCarthy, Russell Brown and Wallace Chapman plus photos by Robin Morrison.

  • Join us in our Event Centre with moderators, Wallace Chapman, Noelle McCarthy and Russell Brown alongside some of New Zealand's top thinkers as they discuss the basic premise that if an ancient God dropped into the Domain on a Thursday night over the next seven months — just what would they make of the realm they once ruled?
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  • Join us in our Event Centre with moderators, Wallace Chapman, Noelle McCarthy and Russell Brown alongside some of New Zealand's top thinkers as they discuss the basic premise that if an ancient God dropped into the Domain on a Thursday night over the next seven months — just what would they make of the realm they once ruled?
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