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Keen to improve Waimakariri’s biodiversity? Keen to improve Waimakariri’s biodiversity?

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee Biodiversity Working Group is seeking trustees for an independent community-based Biodiversity Trust that will work collaboratively to improve the local environment. Biodiversity Working Group member Dr Judith Roper-Lindsay says they are seeking people from a variety of age groups and backgrounds to reflect the diverse range of people living in Waimakariri who are interested in the protection, restoration, and development of native biodiversity.  “We’re aiming for a collaborative approach and want ...
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Restoring our fragile freshwater systems Restoring our fragile freshwater systems

When I started writing this piece, I was sitting in my Kaiapoi office on a sweltering 30-degree summer’s day, and I could hear faint “plops” as youngsters pulled "phat manus" and "bombs" off the bridge into the Kaiapoi River as generations before them have done.  Do they know that the river is deemed “unsuitable” for swimming with E. coli levels of up to 2420 per 100ml? This information is available on LAWA’s website Land, Air, ...

Kaiapoi Promotion Association bring fun free events closer to Waimakariri schools Kaiapoi Promotion Association bring fun free events closer to Waimakariri schools

Four Waimakariri District schools went head to head at Kaiapoi Promotion Association’s first interschool challenge yesterday at Murphy Park, competing for a trophy donated by the Lions Club of Pegasus Town. All 350 year five to eight students from Ohoka, Pegasus Town, Kaiapoi Borough and St Patricks were buzzing with excitement as they lined up for the big loop track and relay race made up of twelve inflatable obstacles provided by Inflatarun. Inflatarun director Graham Moss says ...

Small steps boost biodiversity vision Small steps boost biodiversity vision

Farmers discovered that there are many ways to protect and enhance mahinga kai and biodiversity values while visiting Waimak Farm in Eyreton last week. The 612-hectare farm includes the largest remaining kanuka stand in North Canterbury and due to its important biodiversity values this area is being protected by farm managers Richard and Susan Pearse. Richard says the kanuka stand provides an important seed source and seedlings have been taken from the area to try and ...

Not all backups are equal Not all backups are equal

If you lost all your files tomorrow where would you be? What is a backup? A backup is a second copy of your data, i.e. personal or business files, music, video etc. Why do I need to backup my data? – Anyone who has ever lost important data knows the value of having a backup. Hard drives fail; files can be accidentally or intentionally deleted. Viruses, malware, and ransomware often wreak havoc in our digital lives. The ...

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