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GE, and Antarctic Ocean Talks, and Banksias available

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GE Free NZ presentation


9 August 2012. Thursday

7pm - 8:30pm

Trade Union Centre, 34 Harwood St, Hamilton

New Zealand is at a crossroads. As an agricultural nation we are at the point of having to make a decision between growing GE food, for which there is enormous market resistance, or growing GE free food, for which there is tremendous demand.

Green Party MP Steffan Browning is touring the country next month with two Australian farmers, who are experiencing the divisive frontline of GE in their communities.


Steffan Browning is the Green Party spokesperson on GE, organics, and agriculture.  He has worked to expose the lack of compliance in GE field trials in New Zealand, and highlight the risks posed by introducing GE into the New Zealand environment. 


Protecting Antarctic Ocean

(presented byTauranga Forest & Bird)

20 August 2012.  Monday

7pm start

Bongard Centre, Lecture Theatre 104, 200 Cameron Rd, Tauranga

Gold Coin Entry

Geoff Keey, represents a global alliance of NGOs seeking to create marine reserves in the Antarctic Ocean. The Alliance has recently produced proposals for the Ross Sea and the wider ocean around the Antarctic.

Please reserve your seat by registering online here: www.waikato.ac.nz/pathways/community/tauranga/enrol.shtml?TGA%20Oceans%

Contact person: nyree@waikato.ac.nz or phone 07 5775376



Banksia for the Birds!

1.2m tall Banksia integrifolia trees (PB3)

are available at a very good price: $7.  

These trees provide a great food souce for tui when the kowhai are not flowering. 

If you are interested in purchasing one or more you will need to order them by depositing the amount representing the number of trees you'd like, in our Westpac account:  03 1557 0463402 000.  Please make sure your surname and phone number are in the detail boxes.

If you prefer, you can either deliver or post a cheque to:

Rex Bushell, Coordinator, Mangaiti Gully Restoration Trust, 7 Carisbrook Place, Rototuna North, Hamilton, 3210.

Please make the cheque out to “Mangaiti Gully Restoration Trust”.

The plants will have to be picked up from 7 Carisbrook Place. If there are enough orders from the south end of the city, a pick up point may be organised at a closer location.

Orders must be in and paid for no later than Thursday 9th August.  Contact person: Rex Bushell 07854-0973 or 021 237 3857




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