Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Gardening and the green six-legged tsunami

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 14 September 2005

Gardening and the green six-legged tsunami

Hundreds of new kinds of plants and insects are invading wild New Zealand including Canterbury, according to Lincoln University lecturer Jon Sullivan.

Come and hear him talk about what we can do to stop them at the next Science in the City lecture on Wednesday 28 September, 1.10pm-1.50pm, at Our City O-Tautahi.

Dr Sullivan, a lecturer in ecology, will explain how keeping our gardens free of pests and weeds will help protect Canterbury’s natural world.

Science in the City is a joint effort by the Canterbury Branch of the Royal Society and Christchurch City Council to provide free lectures on topical scientific issues, principally for people who work and live in the central city.

Next month’s lecture from the University of Canterbury’s Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Shaw will focus on food safety. How safe is our food? Is it more risky than the other things we do everyday? What can we do about it?

Lectures are held on the last Wednesday of each month, starting at 1.10pm.

For more information about events and exhibitions at Our City O-Tautahi visit the website www.ccc.govt.nz/ourcity


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news