Conservation Week 16 - 22 September


​​​​Conservation Week is celebrating 50 years since it was first initiated in NZ in 1969 by the Scouts ​Association.  Read more here​.


Thanks to the Department of Conservation​, we will have some very interesting conservation-related displays on the ground floor and second floor of the library so hopefully you will have some time to take a look at these when you are in the library.   

We will also been screening The Judges Top 40 photographs in the Conservation Week Photography Competition on our big screen during the week.  Come and enjoy these amazing photos.

Vege Bags & Bokashi

From 12.30 to 2pm on Wednesday, you can watch vege bags being made by Monica and purchase your own for a gold coin.  She'll be back on Friday 20th at 12.30 - 1.30 to give a demonstration about making your own Bokashi Bin for $5.  This is a great way to make compost when a traditional composting system isn't an option.  
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Public Talk

​The Library is pleased  to be hosting a public talk, "Conservation in our Community" with a range of speakers talking about issues that are relevant to Rotorua, especially the current catfish incursion.  This event is free and there is no need to book.  A gold coin koha would be appreciated.

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​Inspiration at the Library

We'll be showing four amazing short films during Conservation Week about extraordinary people during extraordinary things.

​Degrowth in the Suburbs (15min)
Tuesday 17 September
Community Pride Space, Ground Floor

This short film tells the story of one small family practising urban sufficiency.  They live on 1/10th of an acre in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

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Fools & Dreamers (30m)  
Wednesday 18 September 
Community Pride Space, Ground Floor

Fools & Dreamers is a 30-minute documentary telling the story of Hinewai Nature Reserve, on Canterbury’s Banks Peninsula, and its kaitiaki/manager of 32 years, renowned botanist Hugh Wilson. We learn about the commitment of Hugh and the Maurice White Native Forest Trust to regenerate marginal, hilly farmland into native forest, using a minimal interference method that allows nature to do the work, giving life to over 1500 hectares of native forest, waterways, and the creatures that live within them.

Living the Change.jpgLiving the Change (1:25m) 
Thursday 19 September
Community Pride Space, Ground Floor

Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

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A Simpler Way (1:18m)
Friday 20 September
Community Pride Space, Ground Floor

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, and discover the challenges of living in community.

Other Sources of Inspiration @ the Library​

And if you havent already signed up to PressReader with your Rotorua library card, now is the time.  Great ideas for organic gardening and sustainable living can be found here. 

Press Reader gives free access to the full content of over 500 magazines as well as 2000 newspapers from over 100 countries in over 60 languages. 

Visit Press Reader directly at the library or login from home with your library barcode number and PIN. Once signed in with your library card, you can create your own account with your email address to customise your daily news and magazine reading experience.


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