The Ground Between: Navigating the Oil and Mining Debate in New Zealand
Event type: Seminars17 November 2017 from 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm
Speaker: Sefton Darby, author and Sydney-based consultant
About the presentation
There is a deep dysfunction in the way we talk about oil and mining. Battles over oil and mining developments in New Zealand are fierce and polarised. Often presented as a simple trade-off between conservation or quick profit, the debate leaves little space for discussion across ideological divides.
Join Bridget Williams Books for a School of Government lunchtime seminar by Sefton Darby, author of The Ground Between: Navigating the Oil and Mining Debate in New Zealand, which provides a rare account from someone who has worked within this contested arena. Seeking to reset the debate within a global context, his book is ultimately about how we – as a country – make decisions around contentious issues.
About Sefton Darby
Sefton Darby is a Sefton Darby is a Sydney-based consultant for strategy development, community engagement and overseas aid and development projects. He has the rare experience of having worked for government regulators, private mining companies, and NGOs.
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