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Gemma Goldstein, R1 News Reporter

New research with ancient Moa DNA can help us understand how to personalise conservation for endemic species in Aotearoa as we face climate change

Wednesday 11th May 2022 | Gemma Goldstein | R1 News Reporter | gemma@r1.co.nz

Dr Nic Rawlence, a researcher and department head for paleogenetics, joined us in studio to discuss how new research with ancient eastern moa DNA has shown their biological response to fight climate change created issues within the species during its existence. This research can be used to develop personalised conservation plans for endemic species to Aotearoa today, and help our fauna survive the climate change we face.

Local production of Agatha Christies 'The Mousetrap' celebrates the 70th Birthday of the play with opening night on the 19th of May.

Wednesday 11th May 2022 | Gemma Goldstein | R1 News Reporter | gemma@r1.co.nz

Zac Henry, a UoO student studying theatre and media is involved in a local production of the Agatha Christie play 'The Mousetrap'. Rarely performed outside of the westend where it has been for 70 years, they hope to put on this iconic murder mystery to honour the play.

Everything Everywhere All at Once: Film Review with Jamiema Lorimer

Wednesday 20th April 2022 | Gemma Goldstein | R1 News Reporter | gemma@r1.co.nz
Image: A24

 

Everywhere, All at Once is a film that dabbles in interdimensionality and our purpose for existence. Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the film has a stellar cast, starring Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu.

Jamiema Lorimer joins us with a review of the film and discussion of it's themes and signficance.

Festival of Nature: Celebrating Ōtepoti local wildlife

Wednesday 20th April 2022 | Gemma Goldstein | R1 News Reporter | gemma@r1.co.nz
Image: Wild Dunedin 

 

Wild Dunedin’s annual “Festival of Nature” begins on International Earth day, April 22nd, and runs till April 28th. The Festival of Nature invites people of all ages and walks of life to join in and engage with events around sustainability, art and Ōtepoti’s marine wildlife. 

 

We were joined by Jeannie Hayden, a member of Wild Dunedin to talk more about what Festival of Nature means for Ōtepoti.