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Tue 25 Nov 2014, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Pukekura Function Centre, Rogan Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free

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Massey University and the Geoscience Society of New Zealand are pleased to present a free public lecture by Emeritus Professor Vince Neall as part of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand Annual Conference. Professor Neall will speaking on how the ancient geology of volcanoes like Taranaki and Ruapehu can be used to understand the hazards posed by these sleeping giants.

Vince Neall has had a career-long association with things volcanic in general and Taranaki in particular. Vince has worked extensively elucidating the past volcanic history of Egmont/Taranaki and Ruapehu volcanoes. His research has included projects in the United States, Antarctica, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Fiji. The topics have broadened from volcanic processes to include the impact of volcanism on human occupation in the Pacific and human health, as well as site suitability for manuka honey production.

Vince’s contributions to Geosciences have been recognised at both the national and international levels through numerous prestigious roles and accolades, including New Zealand Science and Technology Medal recipient, a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and inaugural chair of the Egmont Volcano Scientific Advisory Group. In 2009 the Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand elected Vince as a Companion in recognition of his “outstanding leadership in science, and contributions to the promotion and advancement of science and technology in New Zealand”.

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