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Braided Rivers

Today Nick Ledgard gave a us a very interesting talk on Canterbury’s braided rivers, in particular, the Ashley-Rakahuri river. He is currently Chair of the Ashley-Rakahuri Rivercare Group, and also Chair of BRaid inc (braided river aid), an umbrella group … Continue reading

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Natural History Group visit to the Lyttelton Volcano Complex

On Wednesday 13 April the U3A Ellesmere Natural History Group visited the Lyttelton Volcano Complex after two talks by Glenn Vallender. Copyright 2016 Glenn Vallender Click on an image to view the gallery.

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Childhood Xmas Food Memories

Tuesday 8th December saw the final meeting of the Food Interest Group in 2015 and we all agreed it has been a wondrous time of new friendships and fascinating discoveries about what we eat and drink. Our topic for this … Continue reading

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All about fungi

Tuesday November 10th saw the Food Appreciation Group meeting to discuss and learn about fungi, something we have all seen specimens of but which, if you are like us, will discover that you know very little about. They are an … Continue reading

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Visiting the Mayfield Hinds Irrigation Scheme

On Thursday October 8th, 24 members of the Natural History group went on a trip to the Mid Canterbury Irrigation. We were accompanied by Hamish Tait, the General Manager of Mayfield Hinds Irrigation Ltd, who was ably assisted by two … Continue reading

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Food Appreciation groups talks edible weeds

On Tuesday October 13th the Food Interest Group had their monthly meeting and our topic for discussion was ‘Edible Weeds.’   By the end of the meeting I had a far greater appreciation of these humble little plants who truly are … Continue reading

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Food Appreciation Group talks coconuts

Tuesday 8th September was the date of the 2nd meeting of the Food Interest Group and what an interesting and fun meeting it was. The joy of no longer being in the flush of youth means we are all full … Continue reading

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Another cycling trip

Four keen members of the Cycling group of U3A Ellesmere went on another trip today. We peddled into a head wind most of the way from Lincoln to Halswell where we stopped for afternoon tea. It was easy going on … Continue reading

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A tour of Lincoln University art collection

The Natural History Group combined with the small Art Appreciation group on Friday 14 August 2015. They had a tour of the Art at Lincoln University, and also learnt about the history and future development. The convenor, Lena, was told … Continue reading

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Food appreciation group’s first meeting

The inaugural meeting of the U3A Food Interest Group was held on Tuesday 11th August and it promises to be a great group. We started with a discussion on the purpose of the group, the expectations of the members, and … Continue reading

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