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Maungatautari Kiwi Re-homing, Tamahere Community Nursery seedling potting, Living Streets walk, RSNZ Talk Series

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Maungatautari Ecological Island

Reminder: this Friday evening  (4 November 2011) 7 kiwi are off to their new home near Inglewood.  If you would like to be part of their rehoming, then please confirm by end of today: mail@maungatrust.org.


Tamahere Community Nursery

Devine Road, Tamahere 3283

1.30pm - 3.30pm Sunday, 6 November 2011

Wayne Bennett Coordinator of Ecosourced Waikato and of Forest Flora will be running a session offering a practical exercise in pricking out seedlings. If you have ever wondered about the right stage to pot seedlings, the size of pot into which to transfer them, and how to handle them, then come along. In the process you will help us to pot seedlings for future plantings.

Jan Simmons jsimmons@doc.govt.nz (on behalf of Tamahere Gully Care/Ecosourced Waikato)


Living Streets

Our third Sunday stroll is this Sunday 6 November 2011, 2pm at the cenotaph on Memorial Drive.

Walk will follow the river path to the Hamilton Gardens and back.  Allowing for an icecream or coffee at the Gardens Cafe, the round trip is likely to take 2 hours to complete.  The rose gardens might even be flowering!



Royal Society of New Zealand Talk Series: Facing the Future

(see http://www.rsnzwaikato.org/talkseries)

Free, all welcome

7.30pm Tuesday 8 November 2011 

Waikato University, Room S.G.01 – entry via either Gate 1 on Knighton Road or Gate 8 on Hillcrest Road, Hamilton

 ‘The Dilemma of Biofuels’ by Professor Hugh Morgan (Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato)

Bioethanol is certainly a renewable fuel, but doubts are now expressed over the sustainability of the biomass feedstock for conversion. Professor Morgan outlines the rationale for using lignocellulose feedstocks for biofuel production and the difficulties inherent in using this feedstock, and discuss some current research on the huhu grub aimed at more easily degrading lignocelluloses, as well as alternative means of utilising lignocelluloses, which might displace our use of biofuels.

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