Hasler To Present Green Ribbon / Launch Festival
Hon Marie Hasler, Minister for Culture and
Heritage and Associate Minister for the Environment will be
in Christchurch tomorrow, Wednesday 21 July, to open the
third Adam International Cello Festival and Competition and
present a 1999 Green Ribbon Award.
11.00am - Presentation
of the national environmental Green Ribbon Award to the Kids
Edible Garden Project at Papanui High School, Langdon's
2.30pm - Official opening third Adam
International Cello Festival and Competition, at the Grand
Hall, Christchurch Arts
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