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Our Changing World

January 2022

Kia ora,

A belated happy new year, can you believe we are month in to 2022 already!

As of last week we are officially back, and excited to bring you new weekly science and environment stories from across Aotearoa.

In the first episode for this year we introduce you to Karthic, an independent podcast producer based in Dunedin. We learn about his journey from Southern India to Ōtepoti, and play an episode of his Tune into Nature podcast about titipounamu on Otago Peninsula.

In case you missed it, across late December and early January the Summer Science series included two podcasts created by Centre for Science Communication students at the University of Otago, both water themed. The first by William Bowden about nitrates in our waterways, and the second about the backstory to lead contamination by Laura McDonald.

We also played some science related episodes from other excellent RNZ podcasts - from Black Sheep, the fascinating story of Stewart Smith, including the long-lasting, wide-ranging impacts his actions have had on New Zealand's freshwater ecosystems, and an episode from the Voices podcast about alternatives to insecticide use in orchards.

I hope you have had a lovely, relaxing summer break, and wish you the very best for the year ahead, whatever it may bring.

Ngā mihi nui,
Tuning in to nature

Claire Concannon speaks to Dunedin wildlife film maker and podcast creator Karthic SS about his move from southern India to Ōtepoti, the importance of soundscapes, and his latest project – the Tune into Nature podcast. 
Episode five in the Tune into Nature series tells the story of titipounamu rifleman on Otago Peninsula. Karthic visits the forest with Otago Peninsula Biodversity Group members Marcia Dale and Shanta McPherson as they monitor nest boxes put out for the birds.
The Summer Science series:

What's in the water? All about the Pb in our H20

Laura McDonald, University of Otago Centre for Science Communication student, learns the backstory to the discovery of lead contamination in the environment.

There's something in the water

William Bowden, University of Otago Centre for Science Communication student, dives into the controversial topic of nitrates in our waterways.


Voices - To spray or not to spray

Voices host Kadambari Raghukumar speaks to Tim Vandervoet at Hawkes Bay's Plant and Food Research about developing effective biocontrol of codling moth to help New Zealand orchards. 

Black Sheep - Invasive: The story of Stewart Smith

William Ray tells the story, and the impact, of Stewart Smith's one-man crusade of releasing thousands of invasive fish into New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and streams. 
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