Winter Lecture Series / Tui 2000 AGM / Kakapo talk

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'Designing Sustainable Cities' talk

15 August (Wednesday)

6-7pm

Playhouse Theatre, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato. Parking in Gate 2B, Knighton Rd.

As part of the Winter Lecture Series, the University of Waikato’s Professor of Environmental Planning, Bob Evans, discusses sustainability in urban design, what’s important in rebuilding a city such as Christchurch and what Hamilton needs to do to enhance urban design. Also, the University’s Sustainability Co-ordinator Rachael Goddard will look at environmental issues and what’s being done in the Waikato and on the University’s campus.

 

'You Are What you Eat'

29 August (Wednesday)  

6-7pm

Playhouse Theatre, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato. Parking in Gate 2B, Knighton Rd.

The University of Waikato’s Professor of Agribusiness, Jacqueline Rowarth speaks about the agricultural contribution to food in the region, local chef and restaurant owner David Kerr on the rise of good food in the Waikato over the years, and Waikato Psychology Professor Darrin Hodgetts on the issues around poverty and food choices.

 

Tui 2000 AGM

22 August (Wednesday)

Starting at 5.30pm.

The Atrium, Vision Forest Lake,

2 Minogue Drive Forest Lake

Pizza will be supplied. 

Agenda for the AGM:

  • Minutes from the last meeting
  • Financial report
  • Chair report
  • Nominations for the Committee
  • Patron
  • Other business

Email Katherine Hay with any apologies and/or nominations

katherine@envirocentre.org.nz, or ph 07 839 4452

Following the AGM, the group will have the opportunity to  move to the Woodworkers' Hall, 8 Storey Ave, Forest Lake to hear Chris Smuts Kennedy speak on 'All Things Kakapo'.  The details are in the following article.


'All Things Kakapo' Talk

22 August (Wednesday)

7-8pm

Woodworkers' Hall, 8 Storey Ave,  Forsest Lake, Hamilton

The Friends of Hamilton Zoo are hosting a talk by Chris Smuts Kennedy (scientist) about the kakapo ("Sirocco") who is visiting Maungatautari Ecological Island reserve for six weeks. The kakapo is a critically endangered NZ parrot, which has been rescued from possible extinction. Chris' talk named "All Things Kakapo" will cover the re-discovery, the breeding programme and future of Kakapo and how to 'meet' with the engaging "Sirocco" on Maungatautari.

Admission: A minimum of a gold coin donation please (towards Kakapo fund), supper served afterwards.

Contact person: Betty Collins.  Ph 07 838 6953 –DDI work, or 07 847 8271 home

 



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