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In this newsletter:
1. Thursday 20 August 7.30 
- Fruit Driller Caterpillar Meeting
2. Sunday 29th August - Friends of Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park working day
3. Calling for Eday Volunteers for 12th September

1. Thursday 20 August 7.30 pm - Fruit Driller Caterpillar Meeting

The Waikato Branch of the Tree Crops Association would like to invite you to attend a public meeting on the Fruit Driller Caterpillar (also known as the guava moth).
Chartwell Room, Hamilton Gardens Pavilion
Everyone welcome

 This pest has recently spread from Northland to the Waikato and is a serious threat to many fruit including citrus, feijoa, pipfruit and summerfruit and so should be of concern to everyone that grows, sells or buys fruit.There will be a panel of professionals/experts, including Dr John Clearwater, Tree Crop Reps, MAF and scientists, that will present information on identification, implications, possible control methods etc and they will be available to answer any questions.

 NZTCA Waikato Branch
Chairman: Rob Potter (07) 829 7696
Secretary: Maxine Fraser (07) 855 1968
Committee Rep: Don Harwood (07) 843 9007

2. Sunday 29th August,
Friends of Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park working day

9am - 12noon

This is the first regular working day at Waiwhakareke - everyone welcome. This is your chance to get involved in a fantastic local project. http://www.waiwhakareke.co.nz/index.php
MEET:Baverstock Rd Sign
BRING: spade, gloves, morning tea.

The Friends group will be involved in regular weeding, planting and releasing (last Saturday of every month)

CONTACT: Catherine Smith 07 8558296
Moira Cursey 07 8465066
HCC Parks and Gardens Unit 838 6622

This project is supported by Hamilton City Council, University of Waikato, WINTEC and Tui 2000.
See attached newsletter for more information - contact Moira Cursey if you would like to join the Friends and keep receiving the newsletter.

3. Calling for Eday Volunteers

The annual EDay e-waste recycling event is back in Hamilton on Saturday 12th September at Habitat For Humanity, Bryant St, Te Rapa.|
9am to 3pm

This is a very popular event, and is a great opporunity to get involved if you are looking for a way to help our local environment.
Household e-waste from computers and cellphones is collected at this event, and then recycled for free. To give you an idea of volumes we get, last year we collected 90 tonnes of e-waste from over 900 cars!! It's huge, busy, rewarding and lots of fun.

We require some passionate volunteers to assist on the day from 8am through to 4pm to help unload e-waste from cars, stack computers, collect cellphones, control traffic and to do a survey on the equipment being collected. Each volunteer will also be provided with food and refreshments.
If you would like to assist with EDay09 or have any questions please email aaron.fleming@hcc.govt.nz or phone 838 6483 to register your interest.

For more information check out http://www.hamilton.co.nz/ewaste
Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who is interested,


Friends of Waiwhakareke Newsletter #1 (2).doc

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