Demise of NZ's Freshwaters; Success of Community Gardens; Community Tree Planting

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The Demise of New Zealand's Freshwaters

Our lakes, rivers and groundwater outside of the conservation estate are in a perilous state. In his 2014 Charles Fleming Lecture, Dr Mike Joy suggests it is past time for scientists to come out from behind their microscopes, binoculars and computer screens and make a stand on the many environmental issues facing New Zealaners.

Hamilton:  7:30pm Wednesday 25 June.

A.G.30, Block A, University of Waikato. 

In June and July, Mike Joy will undertake a public lecture tour, visiting all ten branches of the Royal Society of NZ. For details of the tour, visit www.royalsociety.org.nz/events

Successful Community Gardens - Local Food for Local People

Sustainability of community gardens: examples of success.

Conference Room, Te Ara Hou, 100 Morrinsville Rd, Hamilton. Friday June 27th, 12 noon - 2pm. 

Bring your lunch or purchase at Just Food Cafe next door. 

Community Tree Planting - Hammond Bush, a special bush remnant.

Saturday 28th June from 1-3pm, Hammond Bush.

Meet us at the Malcolm St end of the Hammond Bush boardwalk.  Bring a spade and gloves if you can, and wear sturdy footwear.  Children welcome.  Check out our facebook page for more directions.

Mangapu River Community Planting

Saturday 28th June, 9am - 12pm

2,000 plants to be rehomed. Meet opposite Te Wharekura o Maniapoto on 306 Oparure Rd for karakia and briefing 9am.  Bring spades, gumboots, warm clothing, water, snacks and wet weather gear.  Please RSVP by 25th June to  Paul 0800 800 401 or Ngahuia 0800 668 285.



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