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Southern Hoiho #JoinTheHuddle

We are excited to be teaming up with the South’s new professional basketball team – The Southern Hoiho.
Join us at the Edgar Centre for their home games, and help us cheer them on.

  • Sunday – 3 July 2022 – 12:30pm
  • Wednesday – 20 July 2022 – 7:00pm
  • Sunday – 24 July 2022 – 12:30pm
  • Sunday – 7 August – 12:30pm

Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa will be made up of five regional teams, who will compete in an eight-week competition with each team playing six home and six away games. The competition will tip off from 29 June, with a Finals series scheduled for 26 August at Nelson’s Trafalgar Centre venue.

Each team has a Te Reo Māori element to their name, with their name and logo matching the league’s “to soar” theme. The league and respective team names have been supported through the creation process by BBNZ kāumatua, Dr Taku Parai (Ngāti Toa).

The five teams in this competition are:

  • North: Northern(team named awaiting confirmation)
  • Mid North: Whai
  • Central: Tokomanawa Queens
  • Upper South: Mainland Pouākai
  • Lower South: Southern Hoiho

General Manager for the New Zealand Men’s and Women’s National Basketball Leagues Huw Beynon says that all five teams will play and represent an entire region, not just a single city.

“Teams will aim to have games played at multiple venues across each region, which makes the league even more accessible and allows teams to engage at a community level as well as a basketball level.”

“This helps to give young women in the region something to aspire to; having professional basketball available to them in their backyard and a platform for players to achieve their hoop dreams.”

2022 Yellow-eyed Penguin Symposium







The annual Yellow-eyed Penguin Symposium is on again for 2022.

Please note the date for this symposium is a week earlier than normal.


Date: Saturday 30 July 2022

Time: 9am – 4pm

Venue: Archway 2 Lecture Theatre (located in the Archway Building on the corner of Union Street East and Leith Walk (look for the YEPT flags along the way!)

University of Otago, Dunedin (map can be found here).



The overall format for the day is unchanged. The morning session will focus on season reports for monitoring, research, habitat and survey work undertaken over the past year. The afternoon session will allow for longer presentations on relevant issues as required.

Please indicate on the registration form if your group would like to report and who will be speaking on behalf of your group. We will try our best to accommodate all requests to present.

We request that presenters indicate how their talk aligns to one or more actions within Te Mahere Rima Tau. The intention of this is to show the breadth of the community commitment to the conservation of this species.


COVID-19 Regulations

The University does not make masks mandatory indoors as they believe it is impractical to enforce this and it goes beyond the Government requirements for Orange Level.

However, masks are an important tool to keep ourselves and others safe in situations where physical distancing is not feasible; while case numbers remain high in our community and during the upcoming winter cold and flu season.

Whether you wear a mask or not is a personal choice; please be respectful of each other.



Morning tea and lunch will be provided as in previous years. Please indicate on your registration form if you have any dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Registration is staying at $35 per person and the symposium price is budgeted to cover costs only, there is no intention to make a profit.


Registration information

To register, please complete this form indicating your contact details and method of payment. If paying by direct credit, include your name and YEPT Symposium as the reference.

We can only confirm your registration once you have forwarded your registration fee or made other arrangements for payment, due to catering requirements.

Please ensure all payments are made by Wednesday 20 July 2022.


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