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Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch Notices: 2 March 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, sustainability, Community Groups

Help Protect State Housing in Christchurch

This public meeting launches the campaign to stop the government selling 2,500 state houses in Christchurch.

Date and Time: Thursday 9th March 2017, from 7pm
Location: Transitional Cathedral

The meeting will express Christchurch’s widespread, resolute opposition to selling state houses and the government walking away from the housing crisis for low and middle income families.

Some Great Earth Hour events: Kim Hill discussion, videos and a dance

Lincoln Envirotown Trust are running Earth Hour Events to encourage Environmental awareness.

Earth Hour this year is to be celebrated on Saturday 25th March and we would encourage everyone to switch off their lights on this night to participate in the symbolic resource saving that we all need to be aware of.

  • Discussion on "water - a global issue affecting NZ" with radio personality Kim Hill (from 6.30pm at Lincoln University)
  • Earth Hour Candle Lit Dance (from 7.30pm at Lincoln High School)
  • Earth Hour Video Competition

Join BioBlitz 2017 – A Rare and Wonderful Opportunity

7th April is time for Lincoln BioBlitz 2017 - a 24-hour around-the-clock event where teams of biologists, with the help of the public, try to find as many different species as possible, living in Lincoln’s Liffey Domain. It is fun and educational.

Successful integrated water resource management (IWRM)

Excerpt from the conclusion of this paper by Jeffrey McNeill (School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University)

New Zealand provides a useful case study for examining scale effects on freshwater management. Its experience suggests the application of IWRM principles of catchment-scale management and inclusion of stakeholder interests through collaboration may not be as beneficial as its proponents suggest.

National Coastal Restoration Conference to be in New Brighton

Christchurch beaches and coastline will feature at National Coastal Restoration Conference from March 22-26th 2017. The theme is “Diverse coastal environments in a time of change”.

The Coastal Restoration Trust of New Zealand (previously Dunes Trust) is pleased to announce that our 2017 annual national conference will be held at New Brighton beach in Christchurch (22nd to 26th March 2017).

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