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FREE Predator Trapping and Monitoring Workshop - Christchurch - 14 September

It’s Conservation Week and NATURE NEEDS US!

Back by popular demand is this free introduction to predator monitoring and trapping! With the support of the Summit Road Society we will be looking at the how to’s and why’s of predator control. There is something for beginners right through to the more experienced trappers. Learn how to start up your own group or come and join one of the teams already in action – or even just try it out in your backyard!

This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY event and there will be activities and talks for the children to keep them entertained and learning about what to find in their own garden.

  • Learn about monitoring techniques – make sure your trapping the right thing and that you’re making a difference
  • Learn how to use – DOC 200’s, Trapinators, Victor traps and Good Nature A12’s and A24’s.
  • Learn about why we are doing this in the first place. We can all make a difference for our native species if we all do this together!

Where: Mt Pleasant Community Centre, 3 McCormacks Bay Rd, Christchurch

Date: Saturday 14 September

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Refreshments provided.

Please register for free (to help with catering) at:

Our land in a changing climate: impacts and implications

A free talk, entitiled Our land in a changing climate: impacts and implications, will be held on Wednesday 25 September at 5:30pm at Lincoln University. The speaker will be James Renwick, who is Professor of Physical Geography at Victoria University, specialising in large-scale climate variations. He was awarded the 2018 New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Prize for Communication.

Land is at the heart of debates about climate change. How we use land affects our climate, but as the climate changes so too will the land and the biological and social systems it supports.

In a week of action on climate change, and following the release of the IPCC report on Climate and Land, NZ’s leading climate researchers explore the relationship between land and climate, and the challenges and potential it presents for our urgent need to respond to climate change.

Go here for (free) tickets

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Conference on 27 August

Join the Hauraki Gulf Forum on Tuesday 27 August 2019 at Auckland’s War Memorial Museum / Tāmaki Paenga Hira to take forward the Hauraki Gulf Forum’s recently announced recommendations for the Marine Park:

● That at least 20% of the waters be protected; and
● That 1000sqkm of shellfish-beds and reefs be restored.

From late morning into the early evening, the Forum’s flagship public annual event will feature headline expert speakers, panel debates, facilitated breakout sessions, the annual Holdaway awards, and a genuine participatory process designed to bring forth the best ideas from all participants and ensure that all voices are heard. Download the programme.

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Not For Profit seminars in Christchurch

Not For Profit Solutions runs seminars in Christchurch. These are free for NFP organisations, but others may be able to attend for koha. Lined up are the following ones:

Wednesday 14 August (morning): Introduction to Social Media for Community Organisations

Wednesday 14 August (afternoon): Increasing Engagement on your Organisation’s Page

Monday 2 September: Employment Law - a Complete Journey

For more information and to book, visit their website.

Planting Day at Castlecliff, Whanganui

Castlecliff Coast Care planting in 2018Castlecliff Coast Care planting in 2018Castlecliff Coast Care has many Community Planting Days during the winter. Here are the details of the next one:

Date: Sunday 25th August

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm with lunch to follow

Meet at: Duncan Pavilion, Rangiora Street, Castlecliff, Whanganui

Additional information: We’ll be planting on the rear dunes. Dress for the weather and sturdy shoes are required. Bring gloves, a spade and newspaper too if you can.

Contact Graham 027 222 8378 for any queries