All regular monthly meetings are held from 10am to noon at the Lincoln Events Centre, Meijer Drive, Lincoln, New Zealand.

There is no door charge for members.

There will be no allowance for guests to attend at this time.

2021 Programme

27 January 2021
Dr Colin Meurk. Topic – Plans for the Red Zone

During the two devastating earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011, land in the suburbs east of Christchurch sank by a metre. This land is now known as The Red Zone. There have been many suggestions and proposals for developments in the Red Zone, both local and international. The Eden Project is sounding out possibilities for a large tourism venture. The ‘Green Spine’ is a local project, extending along both sides of the Avon River. It plans a 345-hectare public park by the water.

Dr Colin Meurk has spent his career as an Ecologist. He has adjunct positions at both Canterbury and Lincoln Universities and is a Research Associate at Landcare. He has been involved in many community restoration projects, integrating biodiversity through cities and countryside. Colin is on numerous councils, trusts, advisory and steering trusts. He was awarded an ONZM in the recent New Year Honours NZ 2021.

24 February 2021
Quentin Wilson – Christchurch Publishing House

Quentin Wilson has more than three decades of all aspects of book publishing. As a publisher, he has, under different imprints brought to publication more than 1,000 titles. He also acts as a book publishing consultant to those wishing to self-publish.  Come and learn about the process and skills needed to turn an unedited written manuscript into the finished book, that we read, appreciate, and enjoy both the content and the smart cover design.

25 March 2021
The AGM will be at 10am followed by the talk.
Mrs Maurine Williams and Mrs Megan Emery – Carmelite Monastery – Halswell

31 March 2021
Dr Sarah Metcalf – Infectious Diseases and General Physician at Christchurch Hospital

Sarah is Clinical Director of Infectious Diseases and was scheduled to speak to us last year, on another topic but the meeting was cancelled. Her topic is Covid 19.

28 April 2021
Phillip Harrall – AFC McPhil who is a volunteer at the Air Force Museum

Phillip’s background includes works in International Air Law, Higher Defence Diplomacy and Risk Assessment and Hazard Identification and Analysis. His topic for this day is Terrorism.

26 May 2021
Gavin Bishop has associations with The Press, Christchurch and is known internationally as a writer and illustrator of over 70 books; many themed to inspire children. Gavin’s speech this day will focus on Print Journalism.

23 June 2021
Arhat Trelease – Hohepa Homes

Arhat has offered to remove herself from her duties as General Manager of Hohepa Homes to talk to us. Hohepa Homes is a New Zealand residential community for people with intellectual disabilities.

30 June 2021
Dr Glen Vallender – the University of Canterbury

Glen will present to us the mysteries of the Magnetic Observatory located in the Botanic Gardens. Its long standing importance is illustrated by the fact that it was used by both Scott and Shackleton in preparation for their expeditions.

28 July 2021
David Round

David’s interests lie in the fields of Legal History, Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and Environmental Law. His topic will be ‘Reflections on Life, Law and the Environment’.

25 August 2021

Meeting not held due to Covid 19.

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