War and the Environment online course June 7 – July 18

War and the Environment is an in-depth online course on a major factor in climate and environmental destruction that is often overlooked. Grounded in research on peace and ecological security, this 6-week course focuses on the relationship between two existential threats: war and environmental catastrophe. It will cover: Where wars...

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Endangered Species Day

This is the 16th international Endangered Species Day. Find out how you can celebrate Endangered Species Day this May.  This includes an event at Auckland Zoo. It is an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate and learn about endangered species and how to protect them. Here are just...

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Auckland Conversation – A Vision for Auckland

A Vision for Auckland – Designing with future generations in mind Text & image: Auckland Council Auckland’s city centre plays a critical role in the success of both Auckland and New Zealand. It is the main location for business, tourism, educational, cultural and civic activities and is home to 37,000...

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ECO Annual General Meeting

The ECO AGM will be held Friday 20th afternoon, Saturday 21, and Sunday 22nd August 2021 by video conference and in-person at St Andrew’s Church in Wellington (pandemic alert levels permitting). Details on deadlines for submission of constitutional and other motions, and other agenda items for the AGM will be...

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Stop the rot: Repair and maintenance of historic homes event

Are you looking for tips for maintaining and repairing your historic home? Join in a workshop with experts from the Auckland Council’s Heritage Unit and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. They will introduce you to residential architecture in the Albert-Eden area, including key architectural styles and their defining features. This...

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2021 EDS Conference

The Environmental Defence Society has announced that the 2021 EDS Conference will take place from Wednesday 4 August to Friday 6 August 2021 at the Christchurch Town Hall.  This year, EDS’s 50th anniversary, the society will analyse the government’s environmental policy initiatives and emerging outcomes, highlighting areas needing urgent attention...

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Film – I am Greta

Aotea Square, scene of the School for Climate Change gathering in 2019, is the setting for this free, outdoor screening of the documentary I am Greta, coinciding with the celebration of Earth Day.  Before the film starts, arrive a early and watch the inspiring local new short film, Rise, screening at 5.45 pm, in partnership with...

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Vintage 20th century toys display at Alberton

A small display of vintage 20th century toys belonging to Paul Maringka is on display in the ballroom at Alberton until 30 May. In pristine condition with original boxes, these are wind-up, battery-operated, ‘rotate-o-matic’, with ‘magic’ piston action, bright colours, lights, sounds, boggling eyes and authentic design details. An informal...

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