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Local Food Network  – an update by Andy Barratt
Wednesday the 11 September, 5.30 pm, Otago Polytechnic, Room D101
Preceded by AGM of Sustainable Dunedin City Inc
Nominations signed by nominator and seconder for two chairpersons, secretary, treasurer and committee members should be sent to:
Jocelyn Harris, 28 City Road, Dunedin 9010 or
secretary@sustainabledunedincity.org.nz
by 5pm, 6 September 2013

The agenda is available as a PDF here: 2013_AGM Agendav2

Clutha Country is very proud to be gearing up to host the NZ Small Town Conference 2013 and are now calling for registrations. The conference is hosted annually with the aim of giving small town communities the opportunity to come together to share ideas, gain inspiration and promote their own communities. The conference theme is Collaboration and Inclusiveness.  For info contact: Jean Proctor: Community Support and Development Advisor, jean.proctor@cluthadc.govt.nz http://www.smalltown.org.nz/

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> ·           Oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico are understated: http://www.nature.com/news/minor-oil-spills-are-often-bigger-than-reported-1.12307
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> ·         Greenpeace’s map for proposed deep sea oil drilling around NZ: http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/New-Rainbow-Warrior/Map-of-NZ-Deep-Sea-Drilling/
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> ·         Warm Dunedin Pilot Programme: www.dunedin.govt.nz/your-council/latest-news/february-2013/warm-dunedin-pilot-programme-underway
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> ·         Otago University researchers’ injured cyclist-door crash map: https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/ipru/research/cyclistdooringmap
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> ·         Dunedin Curtain Bank Collection: An important initiative has recently begun in Dunedin, seeking to help those with cold, damp houses and reuse unwanted curtains. Virginia Driver and team are seeking curtains in good order, to be dropped off at “The Hub, 158 Oxford Street, South Dunedin, between 9am and 12pm”  For further information or to volunteer, contact the Curtain Bank at: curtainbank@gmail.com or visit them on Facebook : www.facebook.com/DunedinCurtainBank.

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EU and NZ Government hosting energy issues forum in the Pacific http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1302/S00062/eu-and-nz-government-co-host-pacific-energy-summit.htm

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report says that the world is more at risk as persistent economic weakness saps our ability to tackle environmental challenges. Go to http://www.weforum.org/issues/global-risks for the full report.
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on coalhttp://coalactionnetworkaotearoa.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/september-newsletter/

Watch Dr Susan Krumdieck, Mechanical Engineering, Uni of Canterbury, presenting on why digging up coal is the ‘dumbest thing to do right now’ to a group of CEOs at Leadership NZ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9YRNqewGIY

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