The Ground Between: Navigating the Oil and Mining Debate in New Zealand

The Ground Between: Navigating the Oil and Mining Debate in New Zealand

Add to your calendar

Event type: Seminars

17 November 2017 from 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm 17th Nov 2017 12:30pm 17th Nov 2017 1:30pm

Old Government Building, Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), 15 Lambton Quay, Wellington

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.

RSVP to maggy.hope@vuw.ac.nz.