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If you missed the item on urban restoration in Hamilton on National Radio today go to http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/

Wednesday 14th  October 7pm

Free film screening of The Age of Stupid.

This ambitious documentary/drama/animation hybrid stars Pete Postlethwaite as an archivist in the devastated world of the future, asking the question: "Why didn't we stop climate change when we still had the chance?" He looks back on footage of real people around the world in the years leading up to 2015 before runaway climate change took place.
Venue: Waimarie Community Centre  53 Wellington Street, Hamilton East

Monday 19th October, 7.30pm.

Hamilton Organic Gardeners' group meeting

All welcome.
Guest speaker will be Nelson Lebo: Using Organic Gardening to teach Ecology, Energy Flow and Sustainable Design. Nelson has a background in teaching and organic farming in the United States, and he is doing research in permaculture and education at Waikato University.

Please note venue change: we’re now meeting at Te Whare o Te Ata, the Fairfield-Chartwell Community House, 60A Sare Cres, Fairfield (off Clarkin Rd, past the intermediate school).
Gold coin donation appreciated to cover meeting costs.

Saturday 17th October - Reminder

350 event - come along to Garden Place at 11am to join with others in showing the Governments of the world that we want action on climate change

Sunday 18 October 2009

Wetland Coach Tour
SBN is pleased to announce the next networking event with host > NATIONAL WETLAND TRUST ...

 All about the event...

The National Wetland Trust is a registered charity that aims to increase the awareness of the values of wetlands and their management needs. Our projects include creating wetland trails and building a national wetland centre.
Confirmed Activities and talks for this tour >

Lake Serpentine complex is a series of peat lakes with plantings and a trial peat bog this is the proposed site of the National Wetland Centre.
1. Kayaking
2. Kahikatea forest ramble
3. Planting/ helping with research in peat bog trial
4. Brainstorm on wetland centre interpretation activities
5. Talks on DoC pest fish management
6. Talks on our plans to build a national wetland centre.

Lunch is at the Boat Shed café and view the setting for the 2010 Rowing Champs.

Mission: To increase awareness of the values of wetlands through a National Wetland Education Centre to be built in the Waikato.
They need your help to make the vision become a reality. They are looking for Corporate partners and Sponsors to come on board and be a part of this exciting opportunity in the Waikato.

Wetlands support a very large number of plants and animals in New Zealand many of these are found nowhere else in the world, which makes them highly unusual and valuable. Although wetlands now cover less than 2% of New Zealand land area, they are home to 22% of our bird species, and 30% of our native freshwater fish. Wetlands also contribute to our economy, providing a wide range of ecosystem services including flood water storage, water filtration, carbon sequestration, tourism destinations, and provision of cultural, recreation and commercial resources such as eels and waterfowl. Many of these values go largely unrecognised, and despite being one of our most depleted ecosystem types, wetlands continue to disappear from our landscape.

Meet: Wintec car park corner Collingwood and Tristram Street (Wintec have kindly waivered the normal parking fees)
Time: 9am – approx 1pm
Cost: $30 pp includes coach & lunch - Subsidised thanks to our host!
Seats are Limited register early!!
RSVP: Waikato@sustainable.org.nz by 15 October 2009

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