Free Flax Plants
Riverton Estate in Flagstaff, Hamilton, have hundreds of metres of 7 year-old flax for anyone who would like to take it away – what is not taken will go to landfill on Friday. The flax was planted by the developers, unfortuantely the origin of the flax's seed is unknown.
The flax is from the front verges, and is 1.5m wide and rolled up. Riverton Estate contact, Jolie, is on 07 8544 0622. The flax could be used for stream/gully planting programmes and the like, but individuals are also invited to pick up what ever they want for their homes.
Potting up plants for Waiwhakareke
9am-12 noon this Friday 19 August at the Tamahere Gully Nursery, Devine Rd, next to the Tamahere Primary School Hall. There are a lot of things to do! Bring morning tea (and any willing friends). Queries; Maxine Fraser 07 8551968 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Waikato Biodiversity Forum
Calling for newsletter items for the August edition. To be received by Moira (details below) by Wednesday 24 August 2011. Photos are great to have alongside the articles for added interest.
Waikato Biodiversity Forum Co-ordinator
31 Friesian Place
Moving Planet; a Worldwide Rally 24 September 2011
Get moving this September for a clean energy future
Moving Planet is a worldwide rally on 24 September 2011, aiming to fill the streets with sustainable movement and show the scale of support for getting moving beyond fossil fuels. Lace up your shoes, jump on your bike or put on skates for climate change.
Read more at moving-planet.org
In New Zealand, 350 Aotoearoa will be mobilising people from all over the country with the message to our leaders – don’t be fossil fools, move us away from fossil fuels. With lignite and other dirty energy sources threatening our environment, communities and the global climate system, there has never been a more pertinent time for New Zealanders to take action for renewable energy.
Find out more by visiting 350.org.nz
“New Zealand’s Native Trees"
Manaaki Whenua Press are offering an early-bird special on this book (both the ‘Standard’ and ‘Delux’ versions) until 30 September 2011. They expect stock to arrive in the week beginning 12 September.
Order book online from www.mwpress.co.nz