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Environmental Expo In Russell

Enterprise Russell

Gathering of ecological ideas and minds

Best methods of protecting the environment in the Far North will be on show at the Russell Town Hall and Village Green on Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 August.

Ideas will be shared on alternative energy, biodynamics, bio-security, building materials, coastal management, environmental groups, flood control, use of herbs in the home, native flora and fauna protection, organic food, permaculture, pest control, wastewater management and water quality – including a guest appearance by a real, live kiwi.

Workshops on such topics as building with natural materials and the many uses of herbs will take place throughout the day, starting at 10am on the Saturday when the Mayor of the Far North, Yvonne Sharp will launch the day’s proceedings.

Lucky door prizes will be drawn throughout the day, and for the children there will be a colouring and recycling contest. In the evening a Kiwi Listening Workshop will be held including fieldwork in the evening.

For those with a strong environmental message there are stalls available. Would-be exhibitors are urged to contact Enterprise Russell on 09 403 8843.

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