2011 Festival of Flowers

11 February to 6 March

1. Saturday 19 Feb "Water finding the way forward" Panel Discussion, 7:30 pm, Christchurch Cathedral
A panel of 6 speakers will discuss "Water finding the way forward" enriching our knowledge and understanding of this vital issue from their respective fields:

Brian Clearwater, Canterbury organic farmer; David Higgins, Pou Kura Taiao, DOC; Dr Alistair Humphrey, Medical Officer of Health for Canterbury; Tom Lambie, Chancellor, Lincoln University and ECan Commissioner; Murray Rodgers, Chair of Water Rights Trust and Rosalie Snoyink, Spokesperson for the Malvern Hills Protection Society Inc.

Tickets are $15 each, available from the Festival office 365 5403 or Festival Kiosk outside Christchurch Cathedral from 11 Feb.

2. Hurunui Water Matters - opening 2pm Sunday, 20th February, 2011
Runs from 21st to 26th February. Sun - 2 to 5pm and Mon to Sat - noon to 5pm

The Studio, first floor, 84 Lichfield St (opposite the bus terminal), Christchurch, NZ.

The Hurunui farmers water wish-list, proposing more intensive irrigation, could mean the destruction of natural environments that many of us love and want to remain as they are. Once you dam a wild river it is destroyed forever.

We do not want Lake Sumner to look like Lake Monowai, raised 2.4 metres in 1920 and still ringed with dead trees. We will be exhibiting recent artwork about the Hurunui River and Lake Sumner area (http://artistsforsaveourwater.co.nz/)

3. Sunday 20 Feb, 7:30 pm, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Archery Lawn (wet weather date Sun 27 Feb)

Festival of Flowers & Giesen Wines proudly present, Kathleen Gallaghers Water Whisperers Tangaroa.

Free Outdoor Screening. A must see documentary by Kathleen Gallagher with Aotearoa-New Zealand solutions to the current challenges of water quality and quantity. Bring a picnic, torch and enjoy! Film will begin around 8:30 pm.