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Events coming up - Conservation Week

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Saturday 12th September - E-day! Dont forget to take along your unwanted e-stuff to 29 Bryant Rd, Te Rapa 9am - 3pm.

Only computer related stuff, (computers, screens, printers, cellphones, not TVs, stereos, appliances, furniture)

Sunday 13 September
Maungatautari Conservation Week Event

To celebrate Conservation Week and our native flora, the Maungatautari Trust is offering a variety of free guided botany walks in the southern enclosure led by renowned botanists Professor Bruce Clarkson and Dr Bruce Burns and local ecologist Roger MacGibbon. Walks will run on the hour and half hour from 10.00am to 2.30pm. Also free photography lesson guided walks from local wildlife photographer Phil Brown on the hour from 10.00am until 2.00pm - bring your camera, notebook and pen. All welcome.
Location: Maungatautari's southern enclosure, Tari Road, (off Arapuni Road) Pukeatua
Contact: Linley O'Neill Phone 07 823 7455

Thursday 17th September
Forest and Bird talk

Greg Martin, Waikato Conservator will give an overview of the work carried out by the Department of Conservation during 2008/9. He does an excellent slide show presentation which opens the public’s eyes to the range and significance of DoC’s work.
Also, Kristina Hillock, Conservancy Technical Officer Marine, will speak about the Experiencing Marine Reserves programme and answer questions on Marine Issues.
Venue: Chartwell Room, Hamilton Gardens Pavilion: 7.30 pm.

Sunday 20th September
Environmental Film Festival

The first of 5 sessions of the Hamilton Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival. For all the movies check out the Environment Centre website www.envirocentre.org.nz or pick up a brochure from the Centre.
Victoria Cinema, 7pm. Bookings phone 838 3036
Three great movies all for $12:

Lessons from a Melting Icecap (38mins) Directed by Jinty McTavish
Three schoolgirls journey to the UK and then to Greenland to encounter a 1.8 million sq kilometre icecap.
Whetu Rere - The Sea Lion and the Comet (24 mins) Best NZ Film
On New Zealand's Otago coast, the world's rarest species of sea lion is making a tentative comeback. Quietly told, poignant tale of a Mum's latest pup, whose grasp on life is tenuous and fragile.
Karearea The Pine Falcon (49mins) NZ 2008 Winner Reel Earth Awards Director's Merit Award.
Spectacular footage of wild NZ falcons, remarkably filmed by one person, Sandy Crichton, whose energy does justice to the wildness of the birds. A beautiful, informative and moving film, excellently presented with drama, humour and poignancy.
See attached pdf for full list of 5 sessions.


Also don't forget to check out the DoC website for other activities around the region - especially the guided walks to Waireinga (Bridal Veil Falls) 1 and 3pm from Wed 16th to Sunday 20th September. Contact Jack de Thierry 07 850 8438 or 0274 385 044

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