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May 2019

Antarctica

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Drive
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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REGISTER Dr Fiona Shanun who is the Acting Chief Scientific Adviser for Antarctica New Zealand will be sharing some interesting insights into Antarctica's Environment. Event Details: The talk starts at 7pm, followed by the Lincoln Envirotown Meeting which starts at approximately 8pm. Meetings are the first Monday of every month, excluding Public Holidays. All Welcome Our Sponsors: A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS,…

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Focus For Future – Selwyn Environmental Short Film Competition

May 13 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

Into Film? Passionate about the environment? Do your bit to encourage people to take care of the environment! Make a film that will stimulate those who view it into taking action! We challenge you to Focus for Future and make a short film (5 mins max.). The competition is open to all, and people are encouraged to be as creative as they like, using any combination of animation, video or slides to carry their environmental message. Deadline for entries is…

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Basic Bonsai Techniques

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 35 James Street
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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$20

This event is now fully booked.  Click register to put your name on the waiting list: REGISTER An Introductory Workshop Presented by Tony Bywater, Christchurch Bonsai Society. Bonsai is an art form probably started by the Chinese over 2000 years ago, using trees grown in containers or on rocks to represent the beauty and majesty of nature. Have you ever thought of developing your own Bonsai tree? Come to this workshop to learn how to do it. Watch an ordinary…

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June 2019

Mahoe Reserve Working Bee

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mahoe Reserve, Boundary Road
Lincoln, 7608 New Zealand
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Come along and help us in the restoration and maintenance of the Mahoe native reserve. Please wear suitable shoes, bring spades, garden gloves, sunglasses or other eye protection, also a bucket for mulch, if you can. Working bees are the first Sunday of every month from 2pm. _____________________________________________ Our Sponsors A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community and Lincoln University.

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Blue The Film – The Day the Sea Changed

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Melton Community Centre, 1163 West Melton Road
West Melton, 7676 New Zealand
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$10

Description Come and enjoy the documentary, then stay for refreshments and join the discussion. $10 cash on the door to cover costs appreciated. Book your ticket now through eventbrite. Run Of Events: 7pm - Arrive and help yourself to some nibbles and a drink 7.15pm - Movie starts 8.30pm - Movie ends (grab some more food and drink) 8.45pm - Discussion 9pm - Evening ends $10 KOHA appreciated, cash on the night.   BLUE shows us there is a way forward…

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Growing Great Apples

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 35 James Street
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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REGISTER This workshop will discuss how to prepare trees for regular crops of high quality fruit. Conducted by Keith Dickson. Keith is our local expert in pip-fruit production. This year he will focus on: How to review a fruit tree's performance Working towards consistently high cropping Training and pruning apple, pear and nashi trees Winter clean-up sprays Plenty of time will be available for your questions and general discussion. A gold coin donation to support the activities of the gardens…

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July 2019

Speaker – Challenging the Building Industry Trend of ‘Green Washing’

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Drive
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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Many so called “eco homes” or “green buildings” may be drier and warmer, but they are not necessarily healthy for the homeowner or sustainable for the environment. Description Come and listen to speaker Scott Loeffler, this will be followed by the Lincoln Envirotown Meeting. Book your ticket now through eventbrite. Scott will talk about the design and build of his house on piles in Lincoln, which uses a mixture of ancient natural materials like magnesia sheets for walls and sheep…

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Workshop – Maintaining Stonefruit Trees

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 35 James Street
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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REGISTER This workshop will include a demonstration on pruning techniques and allow plenty of time for discussion and questions. Conducted by Warwick Mottram. Warwick has been involved for 30 years in commercial fruit-growing, first succeeding his father on the Mottram family orchard in Redwood, and then owning properties in Prebbleton and Greenpark. He managed the horticultural area at Lincoln University for 11 years and is now retired, living in Prebbleton. A gold coin donation to support the activities of the…

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Mahoe Reserve Planting Day

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mahoe Reserve, Boundary Road
Lincoln, 7608 New Zealand
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Come along and help us in the restoration and maintenance of the Mahoe native reserve. Please wear suitable shoes, bring spades, garden gloves, sunglasses or other eye protection, also a bucket for mulch, if you can. Working bees are the first Sunday of every month from 2pm. _____________________________________________ Our Sponsors A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community and Lincoln University.

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August 2019

Mahoe Reserve Working Bee

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mahoe Reserve, Boundary Road
Lincoln, 7608 New Zealand
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Come along and help us in the restoration and maintenance of the Mahoe native reserve. Please wear suitable shoes, bring spades, garden gloves, sunglasses or other eye protection, also a bucket for mulch, if you can. Working bees are the first Sunday of every month from 2pm. _____________________________________________ Our Sponsors A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community and Lincoln University.

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