Category Archives: Environment

Christchurch trees losing protection

A letter from June Peka: Your report (Oct/Nov STANN) that three quarters of the approximately 1900 trees which have currently enjoyed heritage /protected/notable status for many years in Christchurch, are about to lose that protection, is most alarming. What has … Continue reading

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Youth expo of sustainability

Location: Canterbury Horticultural Society, 57 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch Time: September 18 8.30am-4pm Description: An exciting informative fun EXPO run by Conservation Action Network from Unlimited High School

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Reflections from the Fukushima Disaster

Location: St St Alban’s Uniting Church (Corner of Nancy Avenue and Knowles St, Mairehau) Time: August 14, shared supper at 6pm, speaker at 7pm Description: Crossways Church is hosting former intermediate school teacher Shinya Kawane from Saitama in Japan who … Continue reading

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Appeal to politicians to deal with risks to NZ

Location: D Theatre, CPIT, Madras St (opposite Countdown)Link out: Click here Time: August 14, 7.30pm Description: Find out more about the ecological and financial risks to New Zealand and join others in a cross party appeal to do something about … Continue reading

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Film Showing: Switch

Location: Alice in Videoland, Tuam Street/High Street cornerLink out: Click here Time: May 23 at 4pm and May 24 at 6pm Description: Sometime in the next couple of decades the world will shift from oil and coal based energy sources … Continue reading

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Energy Awareness Weekend

Location: Air Force Museum, WigramLink out: Click here Time: May 17-18 10am to 6pm Description: Electric cars and electric bikes are some of the items on display at the Energy Awareness event. Lots of seminars, workshops and demos to help … Continue reading

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Earthship house made from rubbish

Christchurch’s first ‘Earthship’ will be revealed at a public open day at Tussock Hill Vineyard from 10am to 1pm on March 16.

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Organic veggie gardening course

The Delta Community Centre in Richmond is running an organic veggie course shortly to encourage Christchurch residents to grow healthy vegetables. The two hour a week course runs for eight weeks and will be held in the Baptist Church Lounge … Continue reading

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Get growing for edible garden awards

Shirley Papanui Community Board is piloting the edible garden awards so get growing over summer and your vegetable patch or fruit trees could earn you an award. The competition, organised in conjunction with the Canterbury Horticultural Society, is aimed particularly … Continue reading

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Bringing back native plants to the city

Title: Plant Conservation Network AGM and talk Time: November 29 at 5:30pm Location: Canterbury Horticultural Centre, Hagley Park Website: www.nzpcn.org.nzDescription: A public talk on bringing native plants back to the city is the key feature of the New Zealand Plant … Continue reading

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