Ecology

Your high five events for Monday 29 October

This daily feature lists a selection of Wellington events accessible today for $20.00 or less. You may want to check previous entries for recurring events. And there are many more options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa is the great ocean continent. For those Indigenous to …

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Help return the dawn chorus to Matairangi

Backyard trapping group Predator Free Mt. Vic is offering humane traps to residents in their area to help create a protective screen around Matairangi/ Mt. Victoria. The community-led initiative, covering the suburbs of Mt. Victoria, Oriental Bay, Roseneath and Hataitai, is working alongside other Predator Free community groups around the city to help bring back …

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Ten years of diesel buses – and increased emissions

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released this week called for a steep cut in CO2 emissions within 12 years to avoid irreversible climate change. It highlights the shortsighted and incompetent leadership of Wellington’s Regional Council, which scrapped the trolley bus network in November without a clear plan to replace them with an …

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Your high five events for Wednesday 10 October

Cloud accounting, mental wellbeing, social marketing, flu pandemics, and healthy places. Xero, one of the most intriguing companies in NZ (see Duncan Greive’s excellent piece at The Spinoff) opens its offices every Wednesday morning, for a coffee and a chance to have your questions answered, one-on-one, for free. Learn tips and tricks to get the …

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13 a lucky number for Wellington communities

The community work of 13 locals has proved lucky for many Wellingtonians who’ve benefited from their labours. Contributions to the city’s ethnic, marginalised, arts, sports, conservation and education communities were recognised last night when Mayor Justin Lester presented Absolutely Positive Wellingtonian award certificates to 13 recipients at an event at City Gallery Wellington. “These awards …

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Flight path enhanced for Predator Free Wellington

Predator Free Wellington was today given Wellington City Council approval to become a legally recognised charity. This will open up a wider range of funding opportunities and help secure the growth plan for the future. Kereru at Otari Wilton’s Bush Charitable status for Predator Free Wellington, a joint programme between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington …

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