Jun 29 - Sep 11 Wellington

Bugs - Our Backyard Heroes

Expressions Whirinaki are are proud to present Bugs - Our backyard heroes from 29 June - 11 September 2019 in the Golden Homes & Mitre 10 Mega Create Galleries. Bugs may have a reputation for being small, scaly and scary but some creepy crawlies are actually superheroes in disguise! Experience a family-friendly, hands-on educational experience that brings you face-to-face with some real live mini-monsters. The exhibition explores the secret world of bugs and the vital role they play in our lives without us even realising it! Developed and toured by Puke Ariki and proudly supported by Ko Tātou This Is Us and Biosecurity New Zealand.

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Sep 9 - Sep 10 Auckland

Myrtle Rust Science Symposium

This is a must for everyone passionate about safeguarding and sustaining Aotearoa's precious myrtles for future generations - researchers, industry, iwi, environmental groups, central and local government. Come and discuss the latest research progress and what it means in the real world. Find out what’s happening on the ground and what organisations managing myrtle rust want from the science. Make connections and have your say on what needs to happen next.

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STEM Tauranga

Oct 12 Bay of Plenty

Tauranga STEM Festival 2019

Tauranga’s first-ever Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival will be held on Saturday 12th October, 2019. The festival, which is free to attend, encompasses a series of STEM activities and events aimed at children, younger people, and families. The street festival includes the closure of a whole block of Durham Street (from Elizabeth St. to Spring St.) that will showcase drones, virtual reality, augmented reality, messy science experiments, large-scale engineering exhibits, and the latest technology, and engineering demonstrations.

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Oct 20 - Oct 23 Wellington

9th Botanic Gardens Australia & New Zealand Congress

Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Inc presents Plants from the past: plants for the future, the 9th BGANZ Congress, to be held at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington on 20-23 October 2019. Plants have brought Australasian Botanic Gardens together though BGANZ every 2 years since 2003 and Wellington Botanic Garden is 150 years old in 2019, so what better way to celebrate our botanic gardens by getting together for the increasingly popular BGANZ Congress.

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Nov 4 Auckland

New Zealand Biosecurity Awards Dinner

The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to protecting our country. The 2019 Award winners will be announced at the Awards dinner on Monday 4 November 2019, Auckland Museum Event Centre. Tickets for the Awards dinner will be on sale from September.

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Dec 1 - Dec 5 Canterbury

New Zealand Ecologicaly Society Conference

The theme for the New Zealand Ecologicaly Society 2019 Conference is Ngā Koiora o Konei / Biodiversity Where We Are, recognising the dire state of biodiversity at global, national and local levels, and the pressing need to document, understand and conserve biodiversity where we live. Come and the New Zealand Ecologicaly Society at Lincoln University, Christchurch on 1 - 5 December to hear about the latest research in ecology and conservation, and join in on lively discussions on how best to manage our treasured biodiversity.

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