- When?: Saturday 19 July 2014
- Where?: ASB Arena, Mount Maunganui
- What?: 9 live speakers on stage + 2 entertainment acts + official TED videos + glorious food for a sold-out audience of 505
WATCH THE TALKS
Puawai is a Curator at Te Papa Tongarewa. She took us on a journey discovering the motivations and emotions of the Maori Contingent at Gallipoli, and what she discovered with the help of social media.
Through the story of his own journey to health, former professional golfer, nutritional and health expert Ben helped us discover why, as a society, we aren’t living longer, healthier lives and what exactly we could do about this
DR IAN G. MCLEAN
From the wilds of Canada, through warzones in the middle east to small town New Zealand, Biologist Dr. Ian G. McLean explained how our ability to adapt our behaviour to whatever threatens us will allow us to survive in the face of adversity.
Do you know how many discarded tyres there are in the landscape of NZ? What happens to your old TV when it goes to the dump? Marty is co-founder and trustee of The Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust (EERST), Chair of the Community Recycling Network (CRN) and is the director of a Tauranga based waste minimisation consultancy Waste Watchers Ltd. His ideas on waste minimisation challenged our perceptions of how we deal with waste in New Zealand.
DR RODNEY FORD
Gluten – friend or foe? Did Dr. Rodney Ford, MB. BS. MD. FRACP, and a pioneer in the field of paediatric food allergies, convince us that nobody is equipped to digest gluten? Through decades of research, Dr. Ford believes that abundant health can be achieved by anyone who eats the appropriate foods.
Mindfulness is available to us all. We are losing our ability to relate to one another but with a few simple tools we learnt to reverse this process– We PUCKERED up with development coach Vikki Kelly to rediscover this lost art and improve our relationships with each other.
How do you go from school drop-out to finding power in seeing words in three dimensions? James Ross is passionate about showing people how dyslexia can be nurtured by teaching 3D learning
DR LIZA SCHNEIDER
Dr. Liza Schneider is a holistic vet. She works hard to help in the pursuit of happier, healthier lives for our pets. Could we learn from these principles and apply them in our own lives?
Are you a “germaphobe”? We let Agroecologist, Nicole Masters, explain how deeply microbes affect everything about us and learnt why taking action to save the health of our soil offers a wide range of benefits not only to the environment but to society as a whole.
ALICE SEA & AARON SAXON
Composer and multi-instrumentalist, Alice Sea has been sweeping her sound waves across our shores since 2008. She used an array of instruments when performing including the didgeridoo, tin whistles, djembe, finger harp, guitar, blues harp, ukulele, flute, vocals & synth.
15-year-old Tauranga singer Calista reached the semi finals in NZ’s Got Talent last year. She has a huge future ahead and wowed the audience with her extreme talent.
Check out our photos from this splendid event.
SPONSORS OF TEDxTauranga 2014
We’re very pleased to be partnered with the following organisations for TEDxTauranga 2014.
BAY OF PLENTY TIMES
TOI TOI MANAWA
And thanks to these amazing companies and people that gave us huge discounts and massive donations of goods/services and time:
Tastypot Grab & Go Pasta
Ecco Crunch Snack Ball
Nuzest Superfood Sachet
BOP Times Notepads (eco-friendly) + Pens
Touches of Awesomeness
PARTNER WITH US
Sponsors of TEDxTauranga are innovative, leading organisations which are seen as forward-thinking organisations. If your organisation is dynamic with a community focus, we’d love to hear from you.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
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