Come and hear Josh Parris next Tuesday on the predator-free program in Wellington.

  • Tuesday 11 July 
  • starting at 7.30pm
  • at the Kapiti Uniting Church in Weka Road, Raumati Beach.
  • Everyone is welcome with a gold coin koha.

Josh’s specific topic will be “Returning Miramar to its Native Species: The History of Predator Free Wellington”.

“I will basically cover what has been accomplished with the eradication over the past 4 years and what that has meant in terms of the return of native wildlife and the steps we will be taking in the future to secure these gains on Miramar.”

The Predator-Free Movement for New Zealand was launched by Prime Minister John Key at the Zealandia Wildlife Reserve, Karori, in 2016.  The Department of Conservation set 2050 as the date “to rid New Zealand of the most damaging introduced predators that threaten our nation’s natural taonga. Our economy and primary sector, especially farming.” 

Speakers later in the year

  • Tuesday 8 August – Andy Oakley on his new book: The Alien Cell Hypothesis
  • Tuesday 12 September –  Jock Phillips on Monuments and History
  • Tuesday 10 October – Priscilla Williams on the 200th anniversary of Henry and Marianne Williams coming to NZ 
  • Tuesday 14 November – Chris Maclean on the history of Whitcombe and Tombs (to be confirmed)
  • Tuesday 12 December – Allen Carr on the New Zealand whaling industry (to be confirmed.)

Thanks to our June speaker – John Saker

John’s topic was FRANCO-KIWI WINE RELATIONS: 1840 TO THE PRESENT. He started with two stories – the first from 1840 when French explorer Durmont D’Urville drank the first wine produced in New Zealand at Waitangi. 

The second was of an experience he and his family had in Burgundy a few years ago. It was an excellent talk from a polished performer and the audience of 30+ thoroughly enjoyed it.

Best wishes 

 Roger Childs, Gordon Dickson and Larry Keim