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Comment by Helen Dew on December 3, 2014 at 4:12pm

Pim Borren, MDC’s Chief Executive will introduce Nicole Foss at the public meeting tomorrow evening (Thurs)

See previous post for speaker details)

7.30pm, Frank Cody Lounge, Masterton.

Koha to cover expenses.

Supported by Masterton District Council, Sustainable Wairarapa and Living Economies.

Comment by Helen Dew on December 3, 2014 at 4:06pm
How long can the international finance system's house of cards survive?
 And what you can do about it?
“Six years on from the financial crash that brought the world to its knees, red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global
economy.” -- David Cameron, UK Prime Minister - 16 November 2014
Overview and update of the current situation of financial instability
  • Exploration of possible solutions at the local level
  • Means to generate social capital
  • The need for financial re-localisation and the means to implement it
  • Potential pitfalls to avoid
  • Laying the groundwork for local partnership building
Leading Canadian finance and energy analyst
7.30pm Thursday, 4 th December
Masterton Town Hall - Frank Cody Lounge
All welcome – Koha to cover expenses
Who is Nicole Foss?
Nicole was the past editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance. She also ran the Agri-Energy Producers' Association of Ontario, where she focused on farm-based biogas projects, grid connections for renewable energy and Feed-In Tariff policy development. Formerly a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Nicole specialized in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, and conducted research into electricity policy at the EU level. 
Nicole's academic qualifications include a BSc in biology, post-graduate diploma in air and water pollution control and a masters degree in law (LLM). She brings together a wide range of perspectives in her presentations and writing.
Supported by Masterton District Council, Sustainable Wairarapa and Living Economies Educational Trust

Comment by ursula mac on November 15, 2014 at 3:18pm

Food Matters Conference; Dr.Vandana Shiva is a guest speaker at this series of events. Wellington event is 14-15 Feb 2015.

Register at

Comment by Jenny LF on November 15, 2014 at 1:12pm

Yes, we must get together agai.

This is a movie that is free online until 22.11 which is very relevant.

Comment by Sandy Ryan on November 4, 2014 at 7:17pm

thanks for the link Jenny. The hives are a thing of beauty and the principle is very aligned to top bar hives.  Our hive is almost completed and looking forward to getting the nuke.

We must have an Ooooby meeting again.

Comment by Jenny LF on November 3, 2014 at 8:46am

This is an interesting article about natural bee keeping.

Comment by Jenny LF on September 28, 2014 at 7:27am

I have just been reading this interesting article. At one point we had our farm under the OFANZ organic certification scheme but just at the point of receiving full certification, we let it go mainly due to the cost and this is the lowest cost certification scheme in NZ. 
The paper work as mentioned in this article definitely added a considerable amount of work.
I was wondering how many people here might be interested in getting together and working out a similar, local only system based on mutual support, minimal paper work and at no cost, similar to that described in this article? I suggest keeping it within the Masterton, Carterton, Greytown and Featherston area to minimise travel required.

Comment by Jenny LF on September 28, 2014 at 7:13am

Hella - I received an email from Ooooby saying you had posted about a potential "bee" meeting but I haven't been able to find it here:(

Comment by Jenny LF on September 14, 2014 at 7:03am

I just found this video which is very relevant to the subject of the next meeting we were discussing.

Comment by Helen Dew on July 24, 2014 at 11:45pm

By the way - the monthly Green Dollar market is this Saturday, at the St John hall, Greytown. Well worth a visit!
I'll have my seeds and jam there, and Living Economies books, DVDs and magazines.


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