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Coastal Otago Tree Crops
Sunday, 29 July 2007
Anyone wishing to learn how to prune fruit trees is very welcome to watch or participate in a demonstration pruning day.
Bring lunch or have a cup of soup and a bun at Crosby's.
For information telephone Liz or Paul 439-5107.
Organics Course - Agriculture NZ
Starting 25 July 2007
This course provides key knowledge and skills required for successful organic growing. The overall aim is to build ecosystems, promote biodiversity and increase soil and plant health, instead of relying on artificial fertilisers and poisonous sprays.
Tutor: Jim O'Gorman - The Dirt Doctor.
Tribal Dance - African inspired
Tuesday mornings 9:30 to 11:00
Union Parish Church Hall
Joyous high energy
Contact: Ra: (021) 115-4884 or 434-8224
Biological Discussion Day
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
See and hear the results of applied bio-husbandry in the Waitaki Valley.
"Strachans" Cow Shed
Turn left at Waitaki Orchard Shop
Justin: (03) 436-0553
Notice of Public Meeting - Hampden Transfer Station
Sunday, 15 July 2007
The Hampden Transfer Station will close in 2 months unless we all act to stop it.
To change the Council's mind, there would need to be strong community support to make it into a recycling centre. It's envisaged the transfer/recycling station would be open a similar number of hours, providing resources and possibly creating paid local job(s).
What can you do to help?
Come to the public meeting. We will discuss what options our community has and hopefully hear someone from a community already successfully handling its own waste. And it will be an opportunity to pass on your ideas/needs for solid waste management in our community. We are also inviting the Mayoral Candidates so that you can question them about any possible reduction of services to Hampden.
If this is to succeed, it will need your support so hope to see you on the 15th July!
Hampden Community Energy
Saturday, 14 July 2007
The street parade departs from Smiths Grainstore on Tyne Street at 6:30pm.
Planting Trees for Other Generations
Sunday 8 July 2007
A practical workshop
Douglas Property (Top end of McKerrow Rd, off SH1 at Waianakarua)
Take this opportunity to share the knowledge and experience of our local "Men of the Trees" at the Douglas family's 25ha property which has been planted in 80 different tree species over 3 generations. Rob Douglas, together with Ian Davies, forester and Chris Cox, timber merchant will show us around the property, discuss the attributes of individual trees, how well they do locally and explain propagation techniques including seedlings, layering, cuttings etc.
This may be just the inspiration you need to help you to decide what/where to plant this winter. It is timed to lead into pruning and grafting workshops being organised by the Tree Crop Association in the Herbert area on July 29th and September 9th respectively.
Waterproof shoes etc recommended.
For more info contact Rob Douglas (Tel 439 4004).
Arranged by Hampden Community Energy.
The Waitaki region is faced with resource applications for what have been termed as an "option" and a "concept".
Holcim (NZ) Ltd - The Weston Option
Waiareka Valley Preservation
Society - www.wvps.co.nz
Also have a look at:
Meridian Energy - North Bank Tunnel Concept
Environment Canterbury - Waitaki Public Notifications
It hasn't taken long for the integrity of the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan to be challenged by a non-complying activity.