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Ngā Uruora and Where We Swim: Books at the Crossroads

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29 Brandon Street

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Ngā Uruora and Where We Swim: personal stories at the crossroads of history and the climate crisis.

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Join Ingrid Horrocks, Turi Park, Tim Park and MC Rebecca Priestley as they discuss the ecologies, histories and personal journeys that weave their way through the ground-breaking books Ngā Uruora and Where We Swim.

Ngā Uruora and Where We Swim: a vital conversation at a time of radical change.

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INGRID HORROCKS: Dr Ingrid Horrocks is a writer whose work spans poetry, travel, environment and community. Her previous books have have included Travelling with Augusta: 1835 and 1999 and Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility. Her latest work, Where We Swim, has been called “beautiful, surprising, mysterious, deep and reflective”.

TURI PARK: Turi Park designed the powerful cover image for his late father’s book Ngā Uruora. He is a brand strategist, creative director and contemporary painter, with works held in both public and private collections. His paintings have been described as “large, layered and allusive”, exploring “the darkened fringes of our remaining forests.”

TIM PARK: Tim Park is Manager at Ōtari-Wiltons Bush and an Environment Partnership Manager. He has an extensive background in ecological restoration and environmental programmes and has been involved in the Dune Restoration Trust, the Wellington Natural Heritage Trust and the National Wetland Trust of New Zealand.

REBECCA PRIESTLEY: Dr Rebecca Priestley was the inaugural Director of the Centre for Science in Society at Victoria University. Her 2019 work Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica has been called “an utterly engrossing, surprisingly relatable memoir combining science, awe, anxiety, family life — and the spectre of climate-change devastation.”

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