Events

Current events

OraTaiao Strategic Planning Meeting, Wellington, 16 February 2019, 9am-3.30pm
We are holding our 2-yearly Strategic Planning Meeting at the medical school in Wellington on Saturday 16 February. All members are welcome to attend and provide input. We will use the day to develop OraTaiao’s strategic direction and priorities for the next two years. As well as that, it is a great (and relatively rare) chance to catch up face-to-face. We will begin with morning tea at 9am for a 9.30am start. Members please check your emails for details.

"Planetary health: values, law and governance" one day course, University of Otago, Wellington, 18 February 2019, 8.30am-5pm
This course will bring you up to date with current thinking on today’s ultimate questions: how to achieve the radical, value-based change that is necessary for new law and governance to be effective in ensuring global health, wellbeing, and survival. See more here.

Sustainable health care forum, Wellington, 8 May 2019, 8am-5pm
Organised by the Sustainable Health Sector National Network, the overarching theme of the forum is ‘The Zero Carbon Bill and the implications for health and the healthcare sector’, with a focus on green buildings and sustainable procurement/supply chain. The event will be held at the medical school in Wellington. See more here.

Previous events

The 2018 State of Public Health lecture: Bigger than the 1918 flu? Tackling this century's public health emergency, Dunedin, 15 November 2018, 12-1pm
OraTaiao Co-convenors Dr Alexandra Macmillan and Dr Rhys Jones spoke on the implications of climate change for health and fairness in Aotearoa, and asked, what can be learnt from last century's public health emergency in dealing with this global threat?  See poster here. Watch the lecture on vimeo here.

What An Alternative & Progressive Trade Strategy Should Look Like, Fale Pasifika, University Of Auckland, 19 – 20 October 2018
This hui featured ten panels in conversation with a focus on alternative and progressive trade strategy. The event was organised by It's Our Future, and OraTaiao Executive board member Dr George Laking spoke at the event. See more here

Wellington After Paris: Zero Carbon Capital City, Wellington, 15 September 2018
The Wellington Civic Trust organised a “Wellington after Paris” seminar providing an insight into the benefits to the city’s wellbeing, resiliency, and natural and cultural heritage as we transition to carbon neutrality. OraTaiao executive board member Dr Russell Tregonning presented at the event. See more information here.

Sustainable Healthcare Forum, Wellington, 24th Nov 2017 (see flyer here): Human health relies on a healthy planet – health care without harm?
Organised by OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council and the Sustainable Health Sector National Network NZ, with support from the University of Otago and the Deep South National Science Challenge Engagement Fund. Forum on how the health sector (and the delivery of healthcare) in Aotearoa-NZ can contribute to meeting the challenges of climate change and sustainability. 
Draft programmes: SHC programme - word docSHC programme - pdf




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