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|6 Sept||Chris||Chris||Jan||Film Evening|
|18 Oct||Alan||Alan||Jan||Photographic Competition|
|1 Nov||Hera (all)||Muriel||Jan||Celebrating LIFE Members|
|13 Dec||ALL||Jan||Chris||Celebrating Christmas|
| ***Tuesdays 16th December - 6th January TTC closed for the summer holidays***
In 2013 a team of researchers made the stunning discovery that the New Zealand storm petrel, a tiny seabird once thought to be extinct, was nesting on Little Barrier Island. Graeme Taylor from DoC describes the efforts being made by a dedicated team to determine its conservation status on the island.
Cone Hut restorer Barry Durrant was intrigued to learn of the existence of the Cone Creek Hut in remote backcountry east of Lake Brunner. In April, with Colin Cook and Grant Timlin in tow, he set out to visit it and four days in the Haupiri and Crooked River catchments ensued. Gaining access via the Gloriavale Community, they approached the hut using a recently restored Permolat track and came out via Lake Morgan and the Morgan Tops.
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Measures taken to control common wasp and German wasp populations in New Zealand are estimated to cost about $133 million per year. Phil Lester of Victoria University discusses a research project being carried out as part of the National Science Challenge to combat these pests of national significance.
Cr Paul Bruce looks at decisions being made by the Regional Council and argues that renewal of our present trolley buses and development of modern light rail transport along the high-capacity route through Newtown to the airport is both a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly strategy.
The battle to build the highest railway in the world across one of the most extreme environments on earth, to lay 1000 kilometres of track in a remote wilderness, to drive seven tunnels through rugged slopes and to raise 675 bridges over valleys and rivers.