WIN TICKETS TO Dr Adam Rutherford’s Royal Society of New Zealand ‘Gene Genie’ tour!
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Te Pūnaha Matatini is proud to support the Royal Society New Zealand tour of Dr Adam Rutherford, geneticist, BBC 4 science presenter and science writer – touring 15-22 March 2016.

Dr Adam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster. On radio, he is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s flagship science programme, Inside Science, as well as many documentaries, on the inheritance of intelligence, on MMR and autism, human evolution, astronomy and art, science and cinema, scientific fraud, and the evolution of sex.


Christchurch | Genetics and disease 6pm Tuesday 15 March
Aurora Centre, cnr Greers Road and Memorial Ave, Burnside High School, Christchurch
Dr Adam Rutherford discusses the genetics underlying disease with Professor Vicky Cameron (Christchurch Heart Institute), Professor Nigel French (Massey University) and Professor Parry Guilford (University of Otago)

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Dunedin | Conservation genomics 7.30pm Thursday 17 March
St David Lecture Theatre, cnr St David and Castle Sts, University of Otago, Dunedin
Dr Adam Rutherford discusses ancient DNA and conservation genomics with University of Otago researchers Dr Catherine Collins, Professor Neil Gemmell and Dr Michael Knapp

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Tauranga | Family and genealogy 7pm Monday 21 March (refreshments served from 6.30pm)
Tauranga Yacht Club, Sulphur Point, Tauranga
Dr Adam Rutherford discusses genealogy and family issues with University of Otago Professors Lisa Matisoo-Smith, Stephen Robertson and Hamish Spencer

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Auckland | Genetics and health 6pm Tuesday 22 March
Auckland Museum Events Centre, The Domain, Parnell, Auckland
Dr Adam Rutherford discusses medical genetics and epigenetics with University of Auckland and Auckland DHB researchers Dr Don Love, Dr Rinki Murphy and Professor Cristin Print

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Dr Rutherford is also touring as part of the New Zealand Festival, Wellington

*Feature image: Adam Rutherford Royal Society of New Zealand.

–  Runs 02 March to 21 March, 2016.
– Social media competitions run through Te Pūnaha Matatini Twitter and Facebook
– Each winner receives two tickets to selected event
– A maximum of up to 40 tickets available (up to 10 per event)
– Winners selected based on best entries for each social media event
– Winners selected at Te Pūnaha Matatini’s discretion.