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Enviro groups active at Onslow College

Food fair with a difference Predator trapping group now at Onslow College

Emmanuel Evan‘s pizza was a smash hit at Onslow College’s Vegetarian and Vegan food fair on Friday. Here he shares out portions to Nadia Murray-Ragg, Beth Williams and Freya Bacon-Botham.

Onslow College students - trapping predators and earning NCEA credits at the same time. From left front they are Carlos Mendonca, Olivia Stevens, Tony Huang. In the background, from left are: Heather Harper, Miriam Sherratt from Papa Taiao Earthcare and Matthew Griffiths. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver By Glenise Dreaver they found a male rat. Other traps were

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Onslow College’s very active Enviro Group is running several projects in different areas. The vegetarian and vegan food fair and Predator Free Schools groups both met on Friday. The predator trapping programme is under way in the school grounds. Last Friday some ten members met after school, under the guidance of Miriam Sherratt , facilitator with Papa Taiao Earthcare, to take traps to the wooded area at the back of the school grounds. A smaller number were spread near the front. The students also checked four traps that had already been placed and, Miriam said,

empty, either with set up problems, or with baits having been taken by mice who were too small to activate the traps and they would work to find ways to prevent these problems. She said the Papa Taiao group were running trapping programmes at the eight schools in the Wellington area which had elected to join their predator-free network, which also includes 12 schools in Northland. The students were working outside school hours she said, but could earn up NCEA credits by doing the trapping work. The college is also running a forest restoration and vegetable gardening group and a waste minimisation and recycling group.

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new flower extract to see whether it can reduce Entertainment at the food fair was provided by the as-yet-unnamed teachers’ band, blood glucose levels. performing at their first gig. From left Thomas Johnson, Jono Weston, Aaron Poulter, will require 4 visits to Wellington Hospital for 3 Drew Delany, Seamus Maher. PHOTOS: GleniseItDreaver hours each time.

By Glenise Dreaver

The Onslow College environmental group held their third annual Vegetarian and Vegan food fair at lunchtime last Friday, with over a hundred of their fellow students attending.

Spokesperson Beth Williams says that 50 per cent of their profits will go to Generation Zero, Forest and Bird and SPCA charities. If you are interested please phone Diabetes Research The students who attended voted for how on 8062458 or email diabetesresearch@ccdhb.org.nz much was to go to what charity on the day, with the rest of the profits put towards the group’s next environmental project.

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