On 11 August, the Mangatarere Restoration Society are hosting a public meeting at Carterton Events Centre.

The event opens at 5pm for a drop-in for Carterton residents to discuss the flood modelling of the Mangatarere Stream and its tributaries.

Our 10-minute AGM starts at 7pm followed by speaker Nick Golledge who lives in Greytown with his wife and two young children.

Nick is a Professor of Glaciology at Victoria University of Wellington and has been working in the Antarctic Research Centre there for 12 years.

Before that Nick spent 12 years at the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh.

Nick has written or co-authored about a hundred scientific papers, and currently serves as one of the lead authors for the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

He leads research projects in NZ, collaborating with scientists around the world.

Nick says “The world is more than a degree Celsius warmer now than before the industrial revolution.

“All that warming is a consequence of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.

“I will provide an overview of the current state of the global climate, how different it is from that of the past, and what it might look like in a range of future scenarios.

“We’ll look at the science behind the measurements and models, and ways in which emissions can be reduced and how we, collectively, can transform our society to one that is sustainable environmentally and economically”.

Time-permitting, Nick might even show us some photos of penguins.

As Covid levels might change, please RSVP to Jill on 0274 884 376 or email your name, email address and contact phone number to mangatarere.restoration@gmail.com in case we need to contact you.

Mangatarere Stream - Greater Wellington

Mangatarere Stream (Photo: Greater Wellington)