Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Five leading New Zealand minds for Eco-Minds

Five leading New Zealand minds for Eco-Minds

Auckland, 19 March, 2009 Five leading university students have been selected to represent New Zealand at the prestigious Asia-Pacific regional Eco-Minds sustainable development forum, being hosted by The University of Auckland on May 25 – 29 in Auckland and Rotorua.

The five students are: Daniel Scott, Melissa Wong (Auckland University), Fiona Southall (Massey University), Elana Hawke (Canterbury University) and Rebecca Williamson (Waikato University).

They will be joining 20 other top Eco-Minds students from eight countries throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Held every two years, Eco-Minds is a sustainable development forum that brings tertiary-level students together to learn more about sustainability and to work on a case study.

The forum is the result of a global partnership between Bayer and the United Nations Environment Programme. In New Zealand, Bayer has also formed a partnership with the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and The University of Auckland, which will deliver the academic programme.

The theme for Eco-Minds 2009 is Sustainable Energy Systems: Challenges and Opportunities.

Bayer New Zealand corporate communications manager William Malpass said he was thrilled with the quality of the five New Zealand students, who were selected through a national Bayer-sponsored competition.

“The passion for and understanding of environmental issues that these students have is exceptional and their desire to act as leaders for other young people gives me confidence in their ability to deal with the challenges that lie ahead.

 “We’re thrilled to be able to include them in such a dynamic forum as Eco-Minds where they can learn more from prominent sustainability experts and share their ideas with other students from the region.“

Over the course of the five-day forum, the student delegates will participate in group work, lectures from local energy experts and site visits to New Zealand power generation sites, including the Huntly power station,  Lake Karapiro hydro dam and the geothermal fields at Wairakei.

Students will also work on creating innovative and practical solutions to address the challenge of sustainable development and ensure sustainable energy supply.



© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Bell Gully: Uncertainty Ahead With New Unconscionable Conduct Legislation

new prohibition against ‘unconscionable conduct’ in trade is one of a number of changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 that come into force from 16 August 2022. The new prohibition may have wide-ranging implications for many businesses... More>>

Statistics: Food Prices Increase 7.4 Percent Annually
Food prices were 7.4 percent higher in July 2022 compared with July 2021, Stats NZ said today... More>>

REINZ: Market Activity And Prices Continue To Ease, First Home Buyers Start To Return To The Market

New Zealand’s winter property market continues its recent trend, slowing from the pace of sales and price rises of last year — properties stay on the market longer and median prices dip... More>>

Kiwi Group Holdings: Fisher Funds Acquires Kiwi Wealth Business

Kiwi Group Holdings Limited (KGHL) today announced the sale of Kiwi Wealth to Fisher Funds for NZ$310 million... More>>

Retail NZ: Welcomes Return Of Cruise Ships

“Cruise visitors were big spenders in retail prior to COVID-19, and retailers in Auckland will be celebrating the arrival of P&O’s Pacific Explorer this morning... More>>

ASB: Full Year Results: Building Resilience Today And For Our Future

In its 175th year, ASB has reported a cash net profit after tax of $1,418 million for the 12 months to 30 June 2022, an increase of $122 million or 9% on the prior year... More>>