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Hampden Union Celebrity Challenge Debate

A 350 Event for Profound Climate Action at Copenhagen

Saturday, 21st November 21 2009
6:00pm
Hampden Great Hall

Tickets: $15

 

“Promoting continuous economic growth per se is a sound national strategy to secure our children’s future”

Hampden Knights Team (to take the negative):

The Challenged (to take the affirmative):

  • Prime Minister John Key to assemble a team of his “best men and true” to defend our national policy on growth

Arbitrator and Peace Keeper: Our brave MAYOR ALEX FAMILTON

A light evening meal of soup, with a selection of seafood from Fleur’s with coffee and cake to follow will be provided (included in ticket price.) BYOB.

Kids of Hampden School will entertain us before the debate.

$15 Tickets: 100 only on first come basis with some special guests and media by invitation.

Book your place with Elizabeth Norton Tel 03 439 4887.


Note: still to receive a positive response from government representatives. In the event that the challenge is not taken up, members of our debating team will address the audience and there will be open discussion facilitated by Mayor Familton – so have your curliest questions at the ready just in case!

 

In Transition - movie screening

Wednesday, 11th November 2009
7:30pm
Harbour Street Theatrette

Natural Heritage Society Oamaru Transition Town project and 350amaru are showing as a follow up to 'The Age of Stupid Movie'.

Gold Coin donation, supper after.


ALL WELCOME

In Transition: The inspiring story of the global Transition Town movement. A community response to the challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change.

www.transitionculture.org/category/transition-movie

 

Life Drawing Workshop

Weekend 7th & 8th November 2009
9:30am - 4:30pm
Oamaru Railway Station (North Platform - Donna Demente's Studio)

Tutor: Michele Beaufoy

$30 for both days, or $20 for one (either)

Limited Places
Reservations Essential

Phone Karen: 434 2322

Made possible with the assistance of Whitestone Community Arts Council

 

350 Aotearoa

24 OCTOBER 2009
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION

350 Oamaru isn't satisfied with a Day of Action
... we're planning a week!

Here is the 350 Oamaru Program for the 18th to the 24th October.  Please pass on the program, Age of Stupid flier and Be Empowered sheet to everyone you know!

The 350amaru crew have worked really hard to link with a number of community groups.  It's going to be a really interactive and fun week – they're looking forward to your amazing support!

 

Sunday 18 October 2009 – Otago Family Day

12.30pm–2.30pm – having fun and learning about the Oamaru Creek.  Oamaru Community Gardens Harvest Exchange and 350 seedlings to give away!  At Fenwick Park, Chalmers St.

 

Monday 19–Friday 23 October 2009 – Alternative Transport Week

Students, workers and shoppers are leaving their cars at home.Tune in to Classic Hits radio every morning for live coverage!

 

Thursday 22 October 2009 The Age of Stupid

Oamaru premiere of The Age of Stupid, the new, highly acclaimed doco-drama about climate change that's taking the world by storm!  At the Oamaru Movie Max Cinema 3, 7.15pm.  Supper and discussion after the film.  Rated M (contains offensive language).  Tickets $9, available from Harbour St. Bakery, Brydone Growers, WRRP, or phone Gail on (03) 434 9761.

Friday 23 October 2009 – Schools Day of Climate Action

The Schools Day of Climate Action in Oamaru and across the nation.  Including a big push alongside Active Transport and Sport Otago for walking and cycling to school!

 

Saturday 24 October 2009 – Free Bike Workshops, and 350 The Gig

A FREE cycle maintenance workshop between 1.30pm and 3pm, with Rob from Vertical Ventures.  Bring your bike and bike tools (if any!)  Ride on the stationary penny farthing for 30 seconds!  Grainstore Gallery, Harbour St.

From 8pm on, 350 The Gig will be happening at the Penguin Club.  A free, vibrant night of local entertainment, choir, dance and song.

 

For more information on 350 Oamaru's plans, contact Maxine ecowithmax@gmail.com

 

Waitaki Community Gardens
Open Day

Sunday, 6th September 2009
10:00am - 3:00pm
Waitaki Community Gardens, Chelmer Street, opposite Waitaki Resource Recovery Park

  • All Day - Stone carving.
  • 10:00am - Planting of Swan Plants by children. Story telling by Marie Grunke.
  • 10:45am - Grafting workshop. Bring a sharp knife.
  • 12:00pm - Sausage sizzle.
  • 1:00pm - Composting Demonstration.

Enquires: Annie T: 434 8891 M: 021 020 07578

 

Natural Heritage Society 2009 AGM

Thursday, 16th July 2009
Criterion Hotel

 

Guest spearkers:

Michael O'Brien - William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement.

Chris Gourlie - Outline of how a traditional crafts school could work, to encourage discussion among members.

 

The Natural Heritage Society of Oamaru

 

Sustainable Living Course

Wednesday, 13th May 2009 & every Wednesday for 8 weeks
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Waitaki Boys High School and other off site locations

Cost: $40

Contact: Lyn Bond on 437 0529 (ext 541), ask for information on the Sustainable living Course.

 

Everybody knows our global environment is suffering and most people, given the choice, want to do something constructive about it! If you are interested in making a difference, but are finding it hard to get started, unsure where to start or how to find information, The Sustainable living course is for YOU!

These fun filled and interactive classes will motivate, inspire and show you practical ways of making small changes to limit your environmental impact at home. You will also get to meet like minded people in YOUR community and experience live working examples. Your learning will focus on:

  • Energy saving (especially electricity and fuels)
  • Gardening 'with nature' and composting
  • Eco-building and house renovation - May include a live visit to an Eco home
  • Shopping choices and impacts
  • Water demand and reducing water pollution
  • Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.
  • Peak Oil and Transport options

Also see: www.sustainableliving.org.nz

 

Scything Demonstration and Garden Tool Sharpening

Sunday, 19th April 2009
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fenwick Park, Chelmer Street

 

Do you know how to use a scythe?

Do your garden tools need sharpening?

Do you want to learn how?

 

Bring scythe and sharpening tools if you have them.

Cost: Gold coin donation. All Welcome

This is a Waitaki Community Gardens project.

Contact: Marian Shore  027 724 1130.

 

Ecogain 2009

part Orienteering part Amazing Race

Sunday, 19th April 2009
10:30 am
Takaro Park

Back by popular demand. It is bigger and with more team challenges than ever before!

Categories:

  • School
  • Family & Friends
  • Corporate

2-4 people per team.

What to Bring: Mobile phone; pen/pencil; hat; water bottle; weather appropriate clothing (be prepared for 1 team member to potentially get wet;, closed in shoes; snacks; and of course your sense of aventure.

Cost: $20 per team (Numbers limited)

Register at Community House or contact:

Maxine: ecowithmax@gmail.com or
Helen: 434 9379

 

Apple Day

Sunday, 12th April 2009
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hampden Hall

 

On Apple Day take advantage of having in Hampden

  • the best apple experts in Otago to answer your questions about apple types and apple care
  • great cooks and cooking styles – Mary Browne and Prof Helen Leach looking at early apple recipes (11:45 am), Theresa from Leo’s on Arun demo-ing traditional apple strudel (1:45 pm)
  • a cider press in operation, with chance to taste juice and cider
  • displays on history of cider-making in North Otago, growing apple trees, and more
  • egg hunts (11:15 am) and games  for the young at heart
  • apple-type food stalls and
  • live musicians

Free, all welcome, bring your apples

Note: when it is time to pick your apples, keep 3 or 4 of the apples from your trees in the fridge, and bring them along to be identified by Jim Dunckley

 

Susan Krumdieck

7th April 2009
Opera House

 

A public seminar about the issues of transport fuel and long range community planning.

Susan was the guest speaker for the Natural Heritage Society forums in 2007 and 2008.

 

Susan Krumdieck

Advanced Energy & Material Systems Laboratory (AEMS Lab)

Natural Heritage Society forum 2008

Natural Heritage Society forum 2007

 

Susan and her collegues also have a search project running in Oamaru on 6th, 7th & 8th April. The research is to help understand how people adjust their travel behaviour during a time of uncertainty in oil prices. They are especially interested in how/if rural communities respond to rising fuel prices.  They invite anyone who is interested to participate.

http://tacasim.aemslab.org.nz

 

Showcasing Sustainability
in the North Otago Community

The Natural Heritage Society of Oamaru Inc

Saturday 4th April 2009 and Sunday 5th April 2009

 

Oamaru and the surrounding area is brimming with people dedicated to making the transition from high energy to low energy lifestyles. They are actively preparing for the effects of climate change and the onset of the time when it will be harder to afford readily available oil and its by-products.

see The Natural Heritage Society of Oamaru for more details ...

 

Oamaru Christmas Parade

Saturday, 6th December 2008
12:00 - noon
Thames Street, Oamaru

Carols in the (Takaro) Park
1:00pm

 

Oamaru Farmers Market Steering Committee

Monday, 1 December 2008
7:30pm
Criterion Hotel Dining Room

 

Everyone interested in helping to organise a regular farmers’ market in Oamaru is invited to attend the first steering committee meeting.

For further information contact: Gail May-Sherman 434 9761

 

Waitaki Community Gardens Open Day

Sunday, 30th November 2008
10:00am to 12:00pm
Waitaki Community Gardens

 

The Waitaki Community Gardens Trust are pleased to invite all interested people to an open day. The gardens are located at the west end of the Botanical Gardens on Chelmer St, opposite the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park .

Contact: Marian Shore, phone: 434 0999

 

Hampden Market

Saturday, 22 November 2008
9:30am to 12:30pm
Hampden

 

Make Christmas fun and affordable.

Make-your-own gift demos.

  • 10.00 Launch of Waihemo and Hampden recycling trailers
    - bottle rocket cars
    - badges
  • 10.30 Paper lanterns - Liz King from Herbert
  • 11.00 Victorian household products –
    Marise “Domestic Goddess” Martin from Herbert
  • 12.00 Santa, being himself.

 

Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations - 2008

12th - 16th November 2008

Experience the sights, sounds, tastes and activities of a bygone era as Oamaru celebrates its origins.

Historic Oamaru
www.historicoamaru.co.nz

 

Fireworks at Westom

Friday, 7th November 2008
Gates open 6:00pm
Weston Sports Domain

Organised by Weston School

Tickets $5 per person, preschoolers free.

 

African Drum and Dance Camp

1st and 2nd November 2008
Camp Iona
Herbert

 

African Drum and Dance Camp with Mohamed Bangoura, master drummer, Guinea).

Drumming 9:00am to 11:00am and 2:00pm to 3:30pm each day.

Dance 11:00am to 1:00pm and 3:30pm to 5:00pm each day.

Cost before 15 October 2008 is $150, after $175.
$80 for single day.

 

Ra McRostie
Telephone (03) 434 8224 or (021) 115 4884
Website: www.korudance.com

Also check out www.drumtalk.co.nz

 

Community Native Tree Planting Day

Sunday, 2nd November 2008
10:00am
Oamaru Creek beside Chelmer Street

 

A joint project between the Waitaki Resource Recovery Trust and Otago Regional Council.

 

Healthy Lifestyles Expo Waitaki 2008

Sunday, 19 October 2008
10:00am
Waitaki Recreation Centre & Orana Park

 

HALO Community Network are delighted to announce the 2008 Lifestyle Expo will be held on the 19th October 2008, venue Waitaki Recreation Centre and Orana Park.

The Expo aims to promote, educate, and support the Waitaki Community in the areas of health, well being and environmental sustainability.

The 2008 Expo will build on previous Expo’s and will promote healthy lifestyles. This year in addition to showcasing community groups and organisations there will be an eco component with an opportunity for some ‘hands on’ learning.

HALO Community Network
www.halo.org.nz

 

Ecogaining

Sunday 12 October 2008
10:00am
Oamaru Public Gardens

 

Part 'amazing race', part rogaine, part orienteering.

To find out more please visit the HALO website:
www.halo.org.nz/events.php?event=833

or view the event flier:
ECOGAINE 12th Oct 08.pdf

 

Spirit of Spring Festival

19th to 27th September 2008

Spirit of Spring Extravaganza Show

Friday, 18 September 2008
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Friday, 26 September 2008
7:30pm
St Kevin's College

Street Parade

Saturday, 20 September 2008
Thames Street

Gardens to Gallery Promenade

Saturday, 27 September 2008
Dusk
Start Oamaru Public Gardens

 

Whitestone Community Arts Council and Creative NZ Communities

 

Awakino Ski Field

The Awakino ski field has the best snow it has had for many years.

It is operating most Sundays, weather and snow permitting.
Groups by arrangement.

Cost per day:
Adult: $35
Students: $25
Primary student: $15

Accomodation is available on site.

Please contact John Hamilton for more details.
Telephone: 434 9781 or (021) 890 584

John Hamilton

 

Awakino Ski Field - Waitaki Ski Club

 

Black and White Dance Night

North Otago Child Cancer Foundation

30 August 2008
7:00pm
St Kevins Dining Room

 

Band - The Oxo Cubans from Dunedin.

Supper provided, bar facilities available.

Price $50 per person.

Tickets from Peter Pan Bakery,

or phone Sharon Greaney 03 431 3914.

 

Coastal Otago Tree Crops

Pruning Fruit Trees Workshop

Sunday, 27 July 2008
10:30am
Liz and Paul Crosby's place, Frews Road, Herbert.
2:00pm
McClouds Station Road

Non members $10.00

Anyone wishing to learn how to prune fruit trees is very welcome to watch or participate in a demonstration pruning day.

For information telephone Liz or Paul 439-5107.

www.treecrops.org.nz/bracts/bractcoa.html

 

Oamaru Poultry, Pigeon and Canary Society

124th Annual Show

Friday, 18 July 2008
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, 19 July 2008
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drill Hall, Itchen Street, Oamaru

 

Oamaru Repertory Society

Humpty Dumpty

Saturday, 12 July 2008 - 7:30pm
Sunday, 13 July 2008 - 7:30pm

Tuesday, 15 July 2008 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 7:30pm
Friday, 18 July 2008 - 7:30pm

Saturday, 17 July 2008 - 4:00pm
Sunday, 17 July 2008 - 4:00pm

Oamaru Repertory Theatre, Itchen Street.

 

A pantomime by John Crocker and Eric Gilder.

Directed by Judith Bingham.

Box office open daily from Wednesday 9 July 12:00 noon to 1:30pm and 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

Phone 434-8868 during these times.

All adults $15.00
Children and students $8.00
Bookings of 10 or more adults $13.00 each.

 

North Otago Bird Fanciers Club

46th Annual Show

Saturday, 12 July 2008
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, 13 July 2008
9:00am to 1:00pm

Drill Hall, Itchen Street, Oamaru

Birds available for sale

Adults $2.00 - Children 50c

 

North Otago Rock and Mineral Club

Gemstone and Jewellery

Saturday, 12 July 2008
9:00am to 4:30pm
Sunday, 13 July 2008
10:00am to 4:00pm

Scottish Hall, Tyne Street, Oamaru

Adults $1.00 - Children 20c

 

Natural Heritage Society - AGM

Tuesday, 17 June 2008
7:00pm
Harbour Street Theatrette

 

Contact:

Natural Heritage Society of Oamaru

www.oamaru.co.nz

nhs+a-t+oamaru.co.nz

 

The brief AGM will be followed by the screening of the documentary:

A Crude Awakening

Website:
A Crude Awakening / The Oil Crash
www.oilcrashmovie.com

 

Hampden Energy Efficiency Expo

Monday, 2 June 2008
10:00am to 4:00pm
Hampden Hall

  • It’s a hands-on event with lots of demos and things to try your skills on.
  • Lots of great information in one place – presentations by some of NZ’s foremost authorities in their fields.
  • Do you know about the generous government subsidies to re-insulate your house? The company that does that will be there.
  • Watch our mayor and Fleur pit their rubbish-sorting skills against the Wizard of New Zealand.
  • Bring along any electric appliances – we can measure their energy use and advise on efficiency.
  • Help us press apples, taste the apple juice, then learn
    how to make cider.
  • Professor Bob Lloyd has agreed to come and judge our "most energy efficient idea" competition. Bring an entry. One entrant threatened to bring his guinea pigs as energy-efficient lawn mowers!
  • And there will be great morning and afternoon teas and lunch with the best of Hampden's cooking.

Presentations will include:

  • Practical electricity from wind turbines
  • Development of single blade wind turbine
  • Strawbale building
  • Cob building
  • Reliable hot water from solar panels
  • Generating electricity from solar panels
  • Saving dollars with retrofitted double glazing
  • Subsidised home insulation
  • Diesel to biofuel vehicle conversion
  • Diesel to electric vehicle conversion
  • Biolytics on-site effluent disposal system
  • And more ...

 

Harvest Home

Sunday, 6 April 2008
10:30am to 4:00pm
Totara Estate

Car Entry Donation $10.00

The annual Totara Estate Harvest Home celebration features an incredibly wide range of activities:

  • horse and wagon rides;
  • pony rides;
  • food and beverages;
  • swaggers' camp with yarns around the camp fire;
  • swaggers' race;
  • pets for young and old;
  • make your own scarecrow;
  • Victorian craft and costume display;
  • Victorian games;
  • blade shearing;
  • buttermaking;
  • lacemaking;
  • cobbling;
  • spinners;
  • weavers;
  • embroidery;
  • quilting;
  • soap;
  • coracle making;
  • blacksmith;
  • seed cleaning;
  • Granny's kitchen;
  • Domestic Goddess and Friends;
  • backcountry poet;
  • woodworkers;
  • potters;
  • vintage machinery;
  • music;
  • dancing;
  • and more ...

Totara Estate
www.totaraestate.co.nz

 

Antiques Appraisal Weekend
& Car Boot Sale

Saturday, 5 April 2008 and Sunday, 6 April 2008
10:00am to 4:30pm
St Kevin's College Auditorium

Antique appraisals with Hamish Walsh & Peter Wedde from TVNZ Auction House.

PLUS

Car boot sale and craft stalls
Saturday, 5 april 2008
from 9:00am

Organised by St Kevin's Home and School. Phone Julie 437-1144 for more information and to book sites.

 

Kakanui Big Day Out
Surf Carnival, Market and Family Fun Day

Saturday, 29 March 2008
Market 10:00am to 2:00pm

  • Music
  • Food
  • Competitions
  • Displays
  • Games

 

Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust
Annual General Meeting

fWednesday, 26 March 2008
7:30pm
Scottish Hall, Tyne Street

Guest speaker: John Baster

"A model maker's architechural journey from Middle Earth to the Venice of the South."

Postal voting forms to be returned to the Trust Office by 5:00pm on Tuesday, 25 March 2008.

Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust
www.historicoamaru.co.nz

 

Tohu - Bronwyn Judge

from 20 March 2008
Forrester Gallery
9 Thames Street

North Otago choreographer and film maker Bronwyn Judge presents her recent film Koru, a documentary that addresses the endangered ancient culture, river and rare birds of Waitaha.

Forrester Gallery
www.forrestergallery.com

 

Climate Disruption
Transition Towns
One Response

The Natural Heritage Society of Oamaru Inc
2008 Forum

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March 2008
Penguin Club
Oamaru

Cost $25 - includes morning and afternoon teas

see The Natural Heritage Society of Oamaru for more details ...

 

Sing ... Voice Workshop For Teenagers

Saturday, 1 March 2008
Fenwick School Hall
Arun Street
10:00 to 3:00pm

Cost: $5 (supported by Creative NZ)

Please bring your lunch and a drink.

  • Informal, uplifting, emphasizing group vocals.
  • No experience necessary - all songs taught by ear
  • Learn some singing techniques and have fun.
  • Sing a mix of songs: jazzy, bluesy, celtic etc.
  • from a mix of countries: NZ, USA, Africa.

Lynley Caldwell is a fully qualified and experienced singing teacher who has taught and performed in New Zealand and Ireland.

 

For more information contact: Lynley Caldwell (03) 434-0456

 

Oamaru Wine and Food Festival 2008

Sunday, 17 February 2008
Oamaru Public Gardens

Admission: Adults $15, Students $5 - Kids are free!

Live music all day, featuring:

oamaruwineandfoodfest.co.nz

 

Waitangi Day Celebration 2008

"Weaving Earth and Sky"

Wednesday, 6 February 2008
11:00am
213 Airedale Rd, Weston

Sign posted from Weston

 

Programme:

10:00am   Laying of the Hangi

11:00am   Multicultural Performances

2:00pm    Dance and Sound Extravaganza  “Where Earth Meets Sky”

3:00pm    Kite Flying from the Top of the World

4:00pm   Lifting of  the Hangi-A taste for all

 

Contact Waitaki District Council for any further details on (03) 433-0300

View pdf flyer.

 

The End Of Suburbia

Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream

Wednesday, 12 December 2007
7:30 pm
Harbour Street Theatrette

The End Of Suburbia

This is the third in the series of documentaries shown by The Natural Heritage Society Oamaru.

ALL ARE WELCOME - Entrance: donation

For more information about this screening:
Telephone: 434 2322
Email: nhs+a.t+oamaru.co.nz

"As energy prices skyrocket in the coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react to the collapse of their dream? Are today's suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? What can be done NOW, individually and collectively, to avoid The End of Suburbia?"
www.endofsuburbia.com

"It’s the unofficial peak oil documentary adopted by grassroots environmental and peak oil organizations world wide. The film is recognized as the first to announce to a mainstream audience with bold humor and edgy dialogue that the days of cheap and abundant oil – the stuff of which the suburban culture was born and sustained – are coming to an end."
www.escapefromsuburbia.com

 

Lynley Caldwell's Men's Singing Group

Thursday, 6th December 2007
8:00 pm SHARP (doors open 7:30pm)
The Penguin Club, Emulsion Lane

"A rousing performance of vibrant Oamaru male voices singing a selection of traditional songs."

The Penguin Club
www.thepenguinclub.co.nz

 

2007 Grand Coracle Race

Sunday, 2nd December 2007
Oamaru Harbour

Karen training for Grand Coracle Race

Karen training for the Grand Coracle Race.

Coracle Oracle
coracleoracle.blogspot.com

Coracle and Prehistoric Craft Society of Oamaru
coraclebuilding.blogspot.com

 

 

Oamaru Christmas Parade

Saturday, 1st December 2007
12:00 - noon
Thames Street, Oamaru

 

Bill Direen and Otis Mace

Saturday, 24th November 2007
8:00 pm
The Penguin Club, Emulsion Lane

On tour with special guests "The Builders". Both have new albums out: . 'Human Kindness' and 'Bird In Bush Road'.

The Penguin Club
www.thepenguinclub.co.nz

www.powertoolrecords.co.nz/billdireen.htm

 

Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations

14th - 18th November 2007

Experience the sights, sounds, tastes and activities of a bygone era as Oamaru celebrates its origins.

Historic Oamaru
www.historicoamaru.co.nz

 

Oamaru Stone Sculpting Symposium & Auction

3rd - 18th November 2007
Takaro Park.

An outstanding showcase of prominent national and international limestone sculptors.

www.oamarustonesculpting.com

 

Be The Change

Wednesday
14th November 2007
Takaro Park

 

be the change

You care about climate change, you want to make a difference … now with Be The Change turn your thoughts into actions and become part of the change! There's no single solution but you can take any number of creative, easy and innovative steps to reduce your own greenhouse gas emissions. Every change helps.

The Climate Rescue Team is taking to to road in the Be The Change bus. They are touring the country from Bluff to the Bay of Islands talking about the campaign.

www.bethechange.org.nz

 

The Power of Community:
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Wednesday
7th November 2007
7:30 pm
Harbour Street Theatrette

ALL ARE WELCOME - Entrance: donation.

The Natural Heritage Society of Oamaru Inc is pleased to be showing this film in Oamaru.

For more information about this screening:
Telephone: 434 2322
Email: nhs+a.t+oamaru.co.nz

Synopsis:

"When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half - and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people. They share how they transitioned from highly mechanized agriculture to using organic farming and urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis. The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis, is an example of options and hope."

www.powerofcommunity.org

 

Support the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park

Saturday, 27th October 2007
9:30 am
Starting from the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park.

Oamaru Archdeacon Bernard Wilkinson is planning a march to show support for the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park.

The march will start at the WRRP and will proceed down Chelmer Street and across Takaro Park to the council buildings. There the march will meet mayor Alex Familton.

 

Alex Familton is the new mayor of Waitaki District

Saturday, 13th October 2007

For final official results, see:

www.waitaki.govt.nz/Services/Election/Results.htm

 

Hampden Community Energy Inc A.G.M.

Thursday, 27th September 2007
7:00 pm
Hampden Hall

"Where to from here, Hampden?"

A brief A.G.M.

This will be followed by a talk and slide presentation by Robyn (and hopefully Rob) Guyton from Riverton. They will tell us about the truly remarkable things Riverton is doing to make itself a better and more exciting place to live.

What is so special about Riverton?

  • Farmers' market
  • Environment Centre
  • Seed Savers
  • Permaculture
  • Community Garden/Orchard
  • Organic Food Co-op
  • and more ...

So come and hear what another small community has achieved, and what we could set our sights on.

South Coast Environment Society
www.sces.org.nz

To be followed, as always, by an excellent supper.

 

Hampden Movie Evening

Saturday, 22 September 2007
7:00 pm
Hampden Hall

Get together over one of Fleur's soups and breads the follow up with a "sinful" dessert

Relax and watch two 30 minute movies personally presented by their creators.

Geckos Rock

"Geckos Rock" - Jinty MacTavish

a film currently touring with the Aotearoa Environmental Film Festival

www.geckosrock.com

www.onekakarafilms.blogspot.com

 

"Tohu, a story of the Waitaki" - Bronwyn Judge

still hot from the editing process, about our own remarkable river.

 

Tickets $12 per person

Hampden Shops, Moeraki Tavern and Fleur's Place.

Please book early for catering purposes.

 

'Lilt'

Wednesday, 19th September 2007
8:00 pm SHARP (doors open 7:30pm)
The Penguin Club

A very special performance of Oamaru's newest 25 strong vocal ensemble.

Led by Lynley Caldwell, this special evening will uplift you with vibrant songs from all over the globe.

 

Founded on Rock

Friday, 14th September 2007
7:00 pm
Dean O'Reilly Lounge
Reed Street

Social Justice Week. Guest speakers:

A short film will follow:
- "Tohu, a story of the Waitaki" by Bronwyn Judge.

All welcome

Contact:
Jan 434 5516

 

How To Save The World - film screening

One man, one cow, one planet

Wednesday, 12 September 2007
7:30 pm
Harbour Street Theatrette

How to save the world

The Natural Heritage Society of Oamaru Inc is pleased to be showing this film in Oamaru.

ALL ARE WELCOME - Entrance: donation.

For more information about this screening:
Telephone: 434 2322
Email: nhs+a.t+oamaru.co.nz

How To Save The World exposes globalization and the mantra of infinite growth in a finite world for what it really is: an environmental and human disaster.

But across India marginal farmers are fighting back. How To Save The World tells their story through the teachings of an elderly New Zealander many are calling the new Gandhi.

Peter Proctor is almost 80. He has a glass eye and boundless energy. He is hard of hearing, but for him the earth sings. Peter has left behind the comforts of a life in suburban New Zealand to live and work in India. He is also quietly determined to save the world.

Cloud South Films
http://www.howtosavetheworld.co.nz

 

Rediscovering the Hearth

Starting Saturday, 25th August 2007
2:00 - 4:00 pm
14 Yare St

Share and learn traditional home skills.

We will start by looking at traditional recipes for food, soap, hand cream, etc.

Contact:
Marie (021) 076 6168 or Nathalie (03) 434 2594

 

Organics Course - Agriculture NZ

Starting 25 July 2007

Oamaru

This course provides key knowledge and skills required for successful organic growing. The overall aim is to build ecosystems, promote biodiversity and increase soil and plant health, instead of relying on artificial fertilisers and poisonous sprays.

Tutor: Jim O'Gorman - The Dirt Doctor.

see:
www.pggwrightson.co.nz/wrightson-services/
agriculture-nz/courses/organics.html

 

Tribal Dance - African inspired

Tuesday mornings 9:30 to 11:00
Thursday evenings 6:30 to 8:00

Union Parish Church Hall
Eden Street, Oamaru

Joyous high energy
Earthy tribal rhythms and dances
A fantastic way to express yourself and get fit
No dance experience necessary

Contact: Ra: (021) 115-4884 or 434-8224


Koru Community Dance Theatre
www.korudance.com