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Techweek TV: How are new technologies aiding conservation efforts in Aotearoa?

We lift the curtain on the innovative organisations leading the way in animal conservation.

What's it all about?

Aotearoa is proud of it’s pure, green culture and conservation is an ongoing concern. This session looks at how conservation organisations are using innovation for the good of our animal friends around New Zealand.

Hear the full story on how drones are vital to the repopulation of Kakapos in Auckland, and learn how IoT is helping track penguins on the Otago Peninsula.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion which gives the floor to these passionate organisations. Join us as we ask how they see technology aiding the future of conservation. 

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Thursday 23 May
3:00pm - 3:55pm

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Max Quinn

Producer/Director/Cameraman, NHNZ Ltd (Natural History New Zealand Ltd)

Max Quinn has been involved in television production for over 50 years. He cut his professional teeth as a cine cameraman for the NZBC in news, current affairs, documentaries and as a Director of Photography on many early New Zealand TV drama productions.

In 1987 he fulfilled a lifelong passion for wildlife by joining TVNZ’s Natural History Unit in Dunedin. Since then he has filmed in many of the world’s wildlife hot-spots for broadcasters such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel, The Smithsonian Channel as well as TVNZ. In 1991 Max wintered over in Antarctica for a film on Emperor penguins and went on to specialise in polar based documentaries as well as in the Pacific, China, Australia, the America’s and New Zealand.
During his time behind the camera he has witnessed and adapted to virtually every technological change that has taken place in the industry from Black and White 16mm film to shooting in 4K resolution.

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