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Screening of Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest

Screening of Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest

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  • Thu 19 Sep ’19, 7:15pm – 8:30pm


Amberley School, Lawcocks Rd, Amberley


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

This is a conservation week event -

This acclaimed 30-min documentary is about Hinewai Nature Reserve, on Canterbury’s Banks Peninsula, and its kaitiaki/manager of 30 years, botanist Hugh Wilson.

Hugh and the Maurice White Native Forest Trust have regenerated marginal, hilly farmland into native forest, using a minimal interference method that allows nature to do the work, giving life to over 1250 hectares of native forest, waterways, and the creatures that live within them. This strategy includes leaving gorse as a nurse canopy that dies back once self-seeding native plants grow through it.

Hugh’s passion for his life’s project has inspired many. Locally, the success of his vision has contributed to the dynamic Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust. Is it possible to adopt a Hinewai-type approach to parts of North Canterbury? Come, view the movie and discuss. Bruce Hansen from the MWNFT will be at the screening and happy to answer questions.

Amberley School Hall, 7.15pm for 7.30pm screening, followed by a light supper. This is a free event co-hosted by the TimeBank Hurunui Learning Exchange and the Hurunui Biodiversity Group. Contact or call 03 314 3406.

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