Science & the cannabis referendum

Posted Wednesday 22 Jul 2020

The (non-binding) referendum to legalise cannabis is fast approaching and this 20-minute Shirley Horrocks documentary gives even-handed information about the issues involved. It's part of the Science & series, which centres around the work of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor Juliet Gerrard, though director and producer Shirley stresses that the documentaries are independently made and have no direct link with the government.

Click here to watch Science and the Cannabis Referendum on vimeo

Shirley's previous documentary was Science & the Plastics Problem which is still available to watch here.

To be released soon is Science in Emergencies, about the role of science in crises such as Whakaari White Island and the pandemic.

 

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Nominations open for Women Of Influence Awards

Posted Wednesday 22 Jul 2020

Celebrate the incredible wāhine of Aotearoa by nominating one in the Women of Influence Awards! The annual Awards are presented by Stuff and Westpac NZ, and nominations for the 2020 Awards are now open. Nominations close on 31 August, 2020.

Click here for more information and to nominate a deserving woman

There's also an interesting line-up for the Women Of Influence Virtual Speaker Series - three interactive and informative lunch-time sessions, available to everyone around the country.

Click here for more information and to register