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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:42:44 +0000


Nature Wants Her Carbon Back
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by Larry Kopald - Huffington Post, 17 November 2014 Source: By looking down, things are looking up. Here's a little known fact about climate change: According to NOAA, if we could magically cut all...

The Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre has won a national sustainable business a...

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:25:11 +0000

The Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre has won a national sustainable business award! Maybe this will inspire Palmerston North to up its game for waste recovery and drop-off centres!


Community – Innovation (2014) | NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards
www.sustainableawards.org.nz
The Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre is located at what used to be a prison facility. It innovatively utilises buildings and land that have been vacant for more than 10 years.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:04:25 +0000


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17-11-14. Tag Oil say they will have no problem getting Council consents to drill fracking wells on the East Coast. This is part of the conversation and also the link is provided for more details. Please forward this to people from/living in the permit and surrounding areas as they may want to stop their councils turning the area into a gas field. From what Tag are saying, the deals are being done now. (Any update from frack free groups in the area-please post here-we support all effects toward a Frack Free NZ). "...update on the permitting process for Boar-Hill and drilling plants... permit 38349. Drew Cadenhead - COO Right, so that's the southernmost permit. The Boar- Hill 1 is not in the same permit as the Waitangi. So there we have a different set of district and regional councils. So as usual, we're set for a long haul of questions from them before they issue our drilling consent. And that's the process we're in with Boar-Hill right now. We have submitted our drilling program probably three or four months ago now. They bring in people because they're under equipped to look at these sorts of things. They bring in people from around the world. So look at them, they have come back with a number of questions. It's a back and forth process. We went through this exact process in Waitangi valley. We probably expect that to take a couple of more months before they finally get all the answers that they want and lay it out properly for us, which point they can issue our drilling consent. And so, we'll be looking into the 2015 fiscal year for sure at Boar-Hill as we have a pretty busy program with our rig in Taranaki, including the Cardiff-3 completion. The first part of the year, I'd suspect it's probably going to be in the second half of the calendar year before we get there, but the well side is built. It needs to be fixed up a little bit. Since we built it, it's been a while now, but we're pretty [indiscernible] waiting on consent from those district or regional councils. We don't expect any difficulty. It is very conservative over in the East Coast and they have to check a lot of boxes off and make sure everything is in line before we go." http://seekingalpha.com/article/2689915-tag-oils-taoif-ceo-garth-johnson-on-q2-2014-results-earnings-call-transcript?page=6

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Plant to Plate Aotearoa

Last session for the school year! The gardeners planted up herbs and radishes then created their Spud in a Bucket project. The cooks made Spanish Potato Tortilla, Carrot and Silverbeet Parcels, Pizza and Leek & Bacon Tart, followed by Lemon Slice with yoghurt and Fruit Smoothies. We were very busy. We had a great lot of volunteers, welcoming back Sayaka Hiroki and Alison Jefferies. 15-year-old Rebecca Grey, who was a Plant to Plate participant when she was at primary school, came today to help her little sister's class while she was on exam leave. She was an excellent worker!

Take a look at Councillor Teo-Sherrell's suggestion for a rail link! I (Sharon)...

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:57:52 +0000

Take a look at Councillor Teo-Sherrell's suggestion for a rail link! I (Sharon) think this is a great idea. My family would use it often, while we don't use the Capitol Connection at all. Whenever my husband has work in Wellington, he drives to Waikanae and catches the commuter train there; we both drive to Horowhenua for meetings; we've even driven to Waikanae just to satisfy my son's passion for train rides. In all these cases we'd rather take a train. I know we're not the only ones.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/63329877/Waikanae-rail-connection-proposed


Rail link to Waikanae proposed
www.stuff.co.nz
Palmerston North City councillor offers an alternative to saving the Capital Connection.

Foxton Save our River Trust organised boat tours recently on Piriharakeke, the F...

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:43:58 +0000

Foxton Save our River Trust organised boat tours recently on Piriharakeke, the Foxton Loop, which they are working hard at restoring to its former state, to before the Manawatū river's main flow got diverted from there. Some ENM committee were there, and many of the public participated. It was a great day, witnessing their ongoing, inspiring efforts. https://www.facebook.com/FoxtonSaveOurRiverTrust


At the City Library, a NZ Ecological Society Public Lecture: “Science, Myths and...

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:05:06 +0000

At the City Library, a NZ Ecological Society Public Lecture:
“Science, Myths and Gardening” on Monday 17 November, 7pm.
Speaker: Dr Ken Thompson, University of Sheffield, UK
Where: Central Library (Meeting space, Ground Floor), George Street, Palmerston North

Ken has had a varied academic career in the UK, at Durham, Plymouth and Sheffield Universities, eventually becoming senior lecturer in ecology. Ken has co-authored several books, some for scientists and many on gardening and ecology for the general public including Compost (2007),The book of weeds (2009), Do we need pandas?–the uncomfortable truth about biodiversity (2009), and Where do camels belong? The story and science of invasive species (2014).

Just a few spots left in RECAP's sustainable home and garden tour this weekend!

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:31:24 +0000

Just a few spots left in RECAP's sustainable home and garden tour this weekend!


Permaculture Home and Garden Tours, 15 November - Online registration now open | recap.org.nz
recap.org.nz
Submitted by RECAP admin on 1 March 2014 - 5:00am Visit three homes in the Ashhurst area that demonstrate a variety of ways you can build sustainability into your daily life, plus learn more about the principles behind the development of the Ashhurst Community Library Garden! On Saturday, 15 Novembe…

TPPA Protest today: A passionate, educated, well-meaning group of Manawatū citiz...

Sat, 08 Nov 2014 04:33:05 +0000

TPPA Protest today: A passionate, educated, well-meaning group of Manawatū citizens gathered in the Square today. Kaia Costanza van den Belt, a leader of PN Girls' High Enviro Group and 'youth rep' on the ENM committee, did a magnificent rap, and Rachel Keedwell spoke, as a Horizons councillor, of the environmental consequences of this agreement. Just some of the many folk in attendance in the midday sun!


On tonight (Thursday) at 8:00!

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:06:29 +0000

On tonight (Thursday) at 8:00!


Bidder 70 Film
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A documentary film about Tim DeChristopher, the man who disrupted a 2008 BLM oil and gas lease auction.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:05:18 +0000

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Plant to Plate Aotearoa

AGM Thursday 30th October, 10am, at The Red Room, Hancock Community House, 77 King Street, Palmerston NorthIt would be great if you can attend :)

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:05:01 +0000


River Accord calls for community involvement » Manawatū River Accord
manawaturiver.co.nz
Applications are being sought for the next round of Manawatu River Leaders’ Accord community grants, with a focus on projects that engage the community in water quality restoration within the Manawatu Catchment.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:04:15 +0000


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Conservation Week kicks off on Saturday. Choose one of your local conservation hot spots to visit, share it using the tag #conservationweek and you'll be in to win some great spot prizes: http://ow.ly/DrjpY

A few more days to see some top quality films!

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:03:21 +0000

A few more days to see some top quality films!


Programme | Reel Earth
reelearth.org.nz
Check out the features and shorts that have inspired environmental action around New Zealand and the world for the past decade. Download the Reel Earth Spring Celebration Programme A5 Double Sided

TPPA event - sign-making workshop at Youth Space at the Palmerston North Library...

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:03:19 +0000

TPPA event - sign-making workshop at Youth Space at the Palmerston North Library at 6:30 p.m., to prepare for the International Day of Action on the TPPA.

REMINDER! 6.30pm TONIGHT October 28 at the PN Central City Library Guy McPherso...

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:01:31 +0000

REMINDER! 6.30pm TONIGHT October 28 at the PN Central City Library
Guy McPherson lecture: "Abrupt Climate Change - Evidence and Options for the Future to Preserve a Living Planet"


WANTED Whio (Blue Duck) sightings! A whio protection group is carrying out a wh...

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:01:09 +0000

WANTED Whio (Blue Duck) sightings!

A whio protection group is carrying out a whio census in the Ruahines from now until June 2014, in association with DoC.

If you are lucky enough to see any Whio, they would love to hear from you. They need to know where and how many you saw. Other valuable info you could give:

• Whether you saw a male (he whistles) or a female (she growls/croaks)
• If you saw ducklings they’d would love to know their approximate size and how many you saw.

Record the information in the DoC Hut Book and/or phone info to:
The Palmerston North DoC office - 06 350 9700 or text Janet 027 341 8945.


As part of his national speaking tour, Dr Guy McPherson will be giving a free le...

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:45:34 +0000

As part of his national speaking tour, Dr Guy McPherson will be giving a free lecture in PN on Tuesday evening. Come along and hear more about what climate change means for the future of life on earth as we know it.



Take a snap of your favourite local treasure and enter it in the 2014 Conservati...

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:56:57 +0000

Take a snap of your favourite local treasure and enter it in the 2014 Conservation Week photo competition!

Open to all early childhood, primary and secondary school students within the wider Manawatu area. Competition closes at 5pm Tuesday 28 October. Winners will be announced at the opening of Conservation Week on November 1st at Te Manawa.

Photos could be of anything from a place or species to a person or group but should relate back to conservation in some way.

Winners from each category will be included in a 2015 Sustainability Calendar, win native plants for their school and enjoy the opportunity to name a native fish living at Te Manawa!

For more info including terms and conditions visit http://www.horizons.govt.nz/managing-environment/environmental-education/conservation-week/


Conservation Week - Horizons Regional Council
www.horizons.govt.nz
Conservation Week is fast approaching and this year we're holding a photo competition based on the theme "Discover the world where you live".

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:03:10 +0000


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