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NIGHT CLASSES STARTING SOON
0800 475 455
This course is ideal for lifestyle block owners,
home gardeners and/or commercial growers and
will provide key knowledge and skills required
for organic growing. The overall aim is to build
ecosystems, promote biodiversity and increase
soil and plant health, instead of relying on arti cial
fertilisers and poisonous sprays. On successful
completion you will be awarded a Telford (a
division of Lincoln University) Certi cate in Organic
Horticulture (Level 3).
Course Start: Monday 5th September 2011
in Wellington* with registration evening.
Course Cost $250.00
Applied Organics (designed to build on our
Go Organic Level 3 course) will also be starting in early
Course Available: Paraparaumu
Course Cost $300.00
Gardening enthusiasts, growers, lifestyle block owners, professional gardeners, farmers
and orchardists of all ages are invited to register for this popular course held here in the
Wellington and Kapiti regions (Kapiti classes are on a Wednesday night).
Scheduled to start on Monday the 12th September in Wellington Central, with an
information evening planned for Monday 5th September, this 8 month long night
class course explores the latest trends in sustainable growing. The overall aim is to
build ecosystems, promote biodiversity, increase soil and plant health and avoid
the use of arti cial fertilisers and sprays. A science-based approach explores a
wide range of organic techniques and systems. Topics covered include organic
philosophies, certi cation, soil management, soil food webs, composting,
companion planting, liquid organic fertilisers, crop rotation, green manures, weed
control, pest and disease management, plant knowledge and an introduction to
permaculture. This knowledge can be applied not only to food crops, but to the
cultivation of any plants -- from suburban gardens to pastures, orchards, shelter belts and
Students meet once a week on a Monday night from 7 to 9.30pm mainly during the
school terms. In addition to attending tutorials and some weekend workshops or
eldtrips, students will need to complete practical and theory assignments in their
own time. You will be working towards a Telford Rural Polytechnic Certi cate in
Organic Horticulture (Level 3). Having some prior knowledge of horticulture and
growing plants is recommended although keen beginners are invited to apply.
Although this programme has a horticultural bias, pastoral farmers wishing to get an
understanding of what organic farming is all about will also nd this course of value.
Networking between organic growing enthusiasts is an added bonus to joining this
Call NOW - numbers are limited so an early
expression of interest is advised!!
For more information phone Agriculture New Zealand at
0800 4 SKILLS (0800 475 455)
Contact Agriculture New Zealand -- see advertisement.
GO ORGANIC and Live for a Better Day!
* Courses also available in Lower Hutt and Paraparaumu Note: Minimum numbers for course to commence.
There's heaps of exciting conservation events happening this September, from
coastal clean ups and dune plantings to discovery tours, walks and talks in our
great outdoors. Activities include:
Heritage Discovery Tours
Saturday 10 September & Saturday 17 September,
Weed Swap: meet the locals, banish the weeds
Sunday 11 September, Waitangi Park, Wellington
Turere Lodge opening celebration
Saturday 17 September, Turere Lodge, Orongorongo Valley,
Rimutaka Forest Park
For more information on these and other events near you visit:
Show your country you love it
Mystery trophy: Brooklyn Cricket Club captain Josh
Williams with the historic cup. Photo: ROBBIE PARKES
By ROBBIE PARKES
Brooklyn Cricket Club has a richer history than
many of its current members thought.
For a start, it is 17 years older than club records
show, and inquiries have revealed the history
behind a mysterious cup returned to the trophy
cabinet last year.
The trophy was returned last October.
The only clue to where it came from was the
name E Hill'' engraved on it.
Now, Aucklander David Griffin -- Mr Hill's sol-
icitor, who returned the trophy -- has elaborated
on its background.
It belonged to Ernie Hill, who moved to Auck-
land in the 1950s, and died in 2001.
There was nobody to claim it and it seemed a
shame to throw it away,'' said Mr Griffin.
He said the cup sat in the estate and there were
no living relatives.
The return of the cup, almost 10 years after Mr
Hill's death, coincided with the revelation about
the club's real age.
A club member's colleague searching for the
club's new website stumbled across articles on the
Papers Past website that revealed it was estab-
lished in 1912, not 1929 as originally thought.
That means the upcoming cricket season this
summer will be the club's centenary.
With this new information in mind, club mem-
ber Daryl Giles began extensive research into the
There were few records held by the club or the
New Zealand Cricket Museum, he said.
There's no-one [with] comprehensive [know-
ledge] before 1970.''
The club is still looking for more club records
and hopes to uncover other cricketing memorabilia
before it celebrates its centenary later this year.
The recovered trophy was awarded to Ernie Hill
in the 1950-1951 season for taking 10 wickets for
It's now the oldest cup with the club, by far,''
said club captain Josh Williams.
That made it the most important, he said.
The club now needed to find an appropriate use
for the trophy, he said.
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