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Following are recordings of presentations made to members during our 2020 Covid 19 lockdown ZOOM conference calls.
View these archives by clicking on the titles below.
You can join these conference calls by going to https://zoom.us/ and downloading the software onto your computer, phone or tablet. Then just click the link provided to you by email from the Shed. We join on Monday (usually a talk) and Friday (at the meeting room at the shed) at 10.30 am. Please join us.
Some of us can't spend an hour watching the video but we can listen while walking, cycling or working. Where appropriate, we have included an MP3 recording which you can download and listen to on your phone, MP3 player, tablet or laptop.
Doctor Ruth Teh on "Nutrition and activity to stay strong"
Professor Stephen Hoadley, from the University of Auckland, giving us an update on the War in Ukraine
Professor Ngaire Kerse on "Keeping well in the winter, ageing and wellbeing"
Click here to view the accompanying Powerpoint slide
Dr. Robyn Simcock, Soil Scientist, with five tips every person with a terrace or garden can do to help NZ’s awesome insects
Professor Rouben Azizian from Massey University on "The War in Ukraine"
Cam Speedy on what the Taupo Mens Shed have done for the Sika Foundation for their Kaimanawa trap network
Ellie Roberts from Age Concern Auckland, speaking on "Improving Sleep"
Notes from Ellie Roberts' talk - "Improving sleep for participants"
Dr. Stephen Hoadley on "Putin's Russia and the Ukraine Invasion"
Phil Battley from Massey University, speaking on "Satellite tracking the epic migrations of New Zealand's godwits"
Ellie Roberts from Age Concern Auckland, speaking about a falls prevention program called "Steady Steps"
Mark Alviola, Operations lead at "Home Instead"
Professor Ralph Cooney, University of Auckland, speaking on “Climate Change: Think Global, Act Local”
Dr Gary Cheung, talking about "Loneliness and social health"
Troy Churton, member of the Ōrākei Local Board, speaking on "Thoughts on new proposed laws reforming / simplifying the existing RMA"
Ed Glennie from Hobson Private Wealth talking about "Cryptocurrencies 101"
Sam Kim, publisher and author of Wine Orbit, talking to us about "The New Zealand Wine Awards" and related matters
Tim Dempsy, Sailing Coordinator for Sailability Auckland.talking to us about "Sailing for Life".
Bruce Pilbrow, CEO of Spirit of Adventure Trust, talking about "Leadership is with Heart"
Rob Waddell, ONZM. A question and answer session with one of New Zealand’s really extraordinary sportsmen
Lindsay Wood from Resilienz, talking about "Imagination insurance in the climate crisis"
List of links to go with Lindsay Wood's talk
Slide show that accompanied Lindsay Wood's Zoom presentation in PDF
Professor Julian Paton, Cardiologist, who talks about "From Combined Harvester to a New Cardiac Pacemaker"
Jim Stabback, CEO of Auckland Council
Captain Hayden Smith of SeaCleaners
Video showing what SeaCleaners do
Ed Glennie from Hobson Wealth talking about "Good inflation or Bad inflation?"
Robyn Pearce, professional speaker, educator and writer
Bryan Leyland discusses the various options on electric power generation and usage
Bryan's slideshow (in PDF format)
Shed members Alan Minson and Douglas Ormrod both share a fascination for old vehicles. Here they share this fascination with us
Terrana Griffiths from the Chip Packet Project NZ
Jerome Wenzlick talking about Future Post
Jan Power, from the Eastern Bay Songbird Project
Professor Cathy Stinear speaking about "Advances in stroke prevention and treatment"
Bill Lehmann, a member of our shed, talking about "Adventures in NZ and trying to find a job in the early eighties"
Dennis Millard, from Trees for Survival
Keith Moran, a member of our shed, talking about "Flying high part 2: the transition back to civil aviation and experiences flying 747 freighters"
Daria Erastova, Conservation Assistant for Pest Free Howick Ward and PhD student, talking about "Backyard bird sugar water feeding in urban New Zealand"
Click here to view photos of the tui feeder
David Lamb, a member of our shed, talking about "Flying and Friendship"
Keith Moran, a member of our shed, talking about "Aircraft Mid-air Refuelling"
Dr. Stephen Hoadley talking about the "Middle East Update: Civil Wars and Foreign Fighters"
Dr. Stephen Hoadley talking about the "Rising China and the Shifting Balance of Power in Asia"
Alan Minson, a member of our shed, talking about the book "The World Before Us"
Terry Moore, a member of our shed, about his visit to Bunderim Mens Shed on the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Keith Hanning, a member of our shed, "My life as a stage manager"
Bernie Ward, a member of our shed, sailing around New Zealand part 2
Kathrine from Altus Resource Trust speaking about a purpose built corner chair for disabled children overseas
Bernie Ward, a member of our shed, talking about his voyage around New Zealand part 1
Tristan de Chalain, a member of our shed, on "Volunteer work at a plastic surgery clinic in the Philippines"
Gordon Taylor, member of Mens Shed Waimea, on "Off Road to On Road: The development of the 4 wheel drive"
Corporal Brad Melvin from the NZ Air Force, talking about Whenuapai and the P3 Orion aircraft
Carolyn & Imogen from Blind Low Vision NZ on “Generation I”
Pete & Sharon Crean on their mission to Kenya
Rod Oram on "Regeneration trumps recovery: How we can best respond to theCovid-19 pandemic"
Gerard Robertson on "A year in Toulouse for Air NZ"
Mr. Simon Mills talks on Orthopaedic Consulting Surgery
Mr. Simon Mills talks on Orthopaedic Consulting Surgery (in MP3 format)
Jude Walter from Brainfit Auckland on "Why brain fitness matters"
Jude Walter from Brainfit Auckland on "Why brain fitness matters" (in MP3 format)
Professor Paul Spoonley on "A 'New' New Zealand Emerges: How Demography is Changing the Country"
Roger van Kuylenburg on "My history with computers"
Dr Fritha Hanning, Head of Oncology, Auckland Hospital on "Prostate Cancer"
Alan Minson, telling us his personal story of involvement in a wind energy feasibility project
Gavin Brickell, telling us about the challenges of servicing wind energy towers
Dr Doug Wilson on "Ageing - the Highlights" plus update on Covid-19
Alastair Brickell on "Climate change - A Geological and Astronomical Perspective"
Also view Alastair's presentation in Powerpoint
Professor Geoff Duffy on "Insights into what is really causing weather changes"
Gerrard Robertson on the topic of "White Wings Under White Clouds"
In association with the above, also see Stefan's competition flight, which gives a very good idea of a day's racing and
Auckland Gliding Club website.
Michael McIlvride on "The importance of regular physical activity with ageing". Michael is a Registered
Clinical Exercise Physiologist from The ExerScience Clinic.
Dr Doug Wilson on the topic of "Where to from here?"
Nicky Williams from the Heart Foundation talking about a healthy heart part 2
Nicky Williams from the Heart Foundation talking about 9 steps to a healthy heart
My life as a pilot by Brian Bassett
Dr Doug Wilson talking on ageing
Trip through Africa in a VW Combi van by Ken Duncalfe
Monitoring Invertebrates - Citizen Science by Don Morrison
Tidal Energy by Terry Moore
Meeting 20 May 2020 including a discussion on shed re-opening
Helping Seniors Use Technology by Grant Sidaway
Habitat for Humanity, Chiang Thailand by Miles Cain
How Doctors Think by Dr Nic Szecket and Dr Art Nahill ---- Visit their website (click here) for in-depth articles on medical practice.
History of Fighter Aircraft by Gordon Taylor (part 1)
History of Fighter Aircraft by Gordon Taylor (part 2)
Meeting 4 May 2020 including David Hopkins talking about the 1976 Air NZ hangar extension
Meeting 1 May 2020 including Joanne Rutherford, St Heliers Library
Alan Minson’s presentation on his Geothermal project on Layte Island, Philippines
Auckland Island by Roger Milne
2016 Rio Olympics by Roger Milne
We’ve Been Thinking
Catalina Aircraft by Mal McLennan
Covid hours are subject to adjustment. Currently we are open Tuesday 9am - 3pm, Wednesday to Saturday 9am - 12 noon.
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