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Talks/Lectures October

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Tickets still available_ Friends of the AJ Seeley Gully Charity Function - 6pm Thursday 3rd October. Tickets from the Environment Centre  - phone 839 4452 to book your ticket.
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In this newsletter:

4th October Sir John Porritt Lecture (Auckland)
7th October Waikato Bot Soc talk - Northland Lakes
23rd October
Allan Wilson Lecture Series - "Avoiding Global Collapse" Professor Paul Ehrlich

Other events coming up (in previous newsletters):

Monday 7th  Public meeting to establish a Volunteers/ Friends of Rotopiko group, 5.30 pm at the Ohaupo Bowls clubrooms
Sunday 13th Waikato Branch Forest and Bird walk - Miranda

Friday October 4th, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Sir Jonathon Porritt Sustainability Lecture
AUT, Sir Paul Reeves Building, 55 Wellesley St, Auckland, Room WG126

This is your chance to hear renowned UK sustainability leader, Sir Jonathon Porritt speak in New Zealand about his latest book, The World We Made: Alex McKay’s Story from 2050, a story that has one simple aim – to describe how we got our world back from the brink of collapse. 

In fifty short entries such as ‘Malaria Defeated’, ‘Incredible Edible Cities’, and ‘Slumdog Billionaires’, THE WORLD WE MADE describes the key events, technological breakthroughs and lifestyle revolutions that will transform our planet over the next half century.

Jonathon is the founder director of Forum for the Future, and an eminent commentator, author and broadcaster. He has been closely involved in developing the sustainability strategies for companies like Unilever, Nike, Pepsi, M&S, Telefonica and Carillion, and is an adviser to the Prince of Wales and many other leaders in the field.

Tickets are $12.50, please book on line here. Details on Facebook

Monday 7th October
Waikato Botanical Society meeting

Waikato Environment Centre 25 Ward Street (off Victoria Street)

Northland Lakes
Paul Champion, Principal Scientist NIWA (Freshwater and Estuaries)

Northland lakes are of national and international significance, with dune lakes the predominant lake type. Northland has the greatest number of dune lakes nationally, and most probably internationally, and represents a large proportion of warm, lowland New Zealand lakes still with relatively good water quality. These lakes and their surrounding wetland margins support a range of endemic endangered species providing the only known habitat, or the national strongholds for a range of biota. Perhaps the most outstanding character of these lakes is the currently limited impact of invasive species on their biota, which is unparalleled in any other region of mainland New Zealand.
This talk will focus on the range of aquatic plants found in these lakes, but will also discuss some of the threats facing these lakes and management efforts to prevent further degradation.

Paul Champion is a Principal Scientist at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in Hamilton and has over 30 years’ experience in the field of aquatic and wetland plant ecology. His current biosecurity research mostly concerns proactive management strategies for aquatic weeds.
Paul has extensive expertise in the botany and ecology of aquatic, wetland and terrestrial vegetation and is a co-author of the popular Common Weeds of New Zealand and Common Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of New Zealand books.

Wednesday 23 October



6.30pm Hamilton Playhouse Theatre, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.

Bookings are now open for the public talks by Professor Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University and president of Stanford's Centre for Conservation Biology. There is a charge for the Auckland lecture, and tickets may be purchased on the night at the venue. However, to avoid disappointment, we recommend that you purchase them in advance, and reserve seats for the other lectures.

Click here to register online.

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