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Life in Christchurch is a bit serious these days, so the Department of Conservation has got some friends together for a bit of family fun on Sunday 9 September for Conservation Week.

Date:  03 September 2012

Life in Christchurch is a bit serious these days, so the Department of Conservation has got some friends together for a bit of family fun this Conservation Week.

"Love your parks is the theme for this year's events and we have found lots of things to love and share with you at Riccarton Bush Sunday 9 September!" says Sarah Mankelow.

"We've got Scouts hosting a happy campsite competition, off-track guided bush walks, craft your own dream park activities and a stream-side science lab."  

Conservation Week 2011.
DOC ranger Sarah Mankelow introduces pests to families at last year's event

"Craig Smith is singing his latest book Kaha the Kea, thanks to Taste Events, and you could be in to win a family tent, courtesy of OZ Trails and Kathmandu!" said Ms Mankelow. 

"And this is only a taste of what's on offer, with many agencies and organisations on board to show us what they love most," says Ms Mankelow. 

Visit our Forest Families page on the Conservation Week website for more information and to enter our online prize draw! 

Conservation Week is about raising awareness of conservation's benefits, and encouraging involvement in conservation activities. It aims to give New Zealanders easy and accessible ways to contribute to and participate in conservation. 

In partnership with: Riccarton Bush Trust, Riccarton and Mt Pleasant Scouts, Taste Events, Ngāi Tahu, Orana Park, Enviroschools, Forest and Bird, CCC and Environment Canterbury. 

Materials and prizes donated by: Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Orana Park, Macpac, Caravan Camping and Marine, Halswell Timber, Hunting and Fishing, Kathmandu, Oz Trails and The Topp Twins.

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