Videos - presentations

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ZOOM recordings: 

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 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.

Mike Bishop, CEO of Harbour Sport, talking about living with ageing and injuries

Alan Simpson talks on Coach Touring In Australia

Malcolm Hardie talks about 4 wheel drive in the South Island on back roads

Chris Watson talks about the "Beatles 1964 Concert"

Michael Cryns talks about his life as an horologist

Terry Moore and Sidney Neal talk about their big OE

Tejo Van Schie on Pests, Plants and Insects

Olivia Rothwell from Pest Free 2050 Ltd

Roger Van Kuylenburg on raising several grandchildren      

JohnTattersall on Podcasts

Mohammad's presentation "How to Build a Guitar"

John Edwards visit to the mens' shed in Ballarat, Australia

Member Harley, Alps to Ocean talk. Recently he cycled hundreds of kilometres from Southland's Mountains to the Sea

Prof John Montgomery, University of Auckland, speaking about the proposed extension of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Shane Brown from Big Buddy

Stephen Davis talking on Fake News and Misinformation
More information can be found here.

Dr Paul Jarrett talking about skin cancer and dermatology

Sharee McNabb, University of Canterbury, talking about residential solar energy

Roger Milne on the World Coastal Rowing and Beach Sprint Championships

Scott Babington talking about Radiation Oncology

Tristan Fluerty, Retirement Villages Specialist, from the Retirement Commission
 - An overview of the things to think about and contains links including to the Retirement Villages Association Key Terms Summary.
 - Retirement Villages Legislative Framework: Assessment and options for change.

Dr Carel Bezuidenhout, Massey University, on "Supply Chains - Recovery from the Global Pandemic"

Don Scandrett, General Manager - Northern, Stroke Foundation of NZ on "Stroke and how to avoid becoming a statistic"

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 gliding generally.
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

Compost Collective

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

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