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22 May : Les Molloy – Protecting the High Pamirs of Tajikistan
Much of Tajikistan is extremely mountainous and the Pamir Mountains contain the highest peaks in the former USSR. The Tajiks, especially the Pamir people of the High Pamirs, have a proud history as the descendants of the ancient Sogdian people, with many differences in language, religion and economy from the other peoples of Central Asia. Les' illustrated talk will describe something of Tajik culture and outline his two journeys through the Pamir Mountains and his involvement in successful international efforts to protect18% of Tajikistan as a remarkable World Heritage site -- Tajik National Park.
Sales Table run by Graeme Lythgoe. Bring your cash and your saleable items
29 May : Open Night
Members please bring along a few slides to share – probably around 10-12 each.
5 June : Paula Warren – Chair of Friends of Baring Head
Baring Head is a large block of land at the bottom of the Wainuiomata coast road, and includes part of the Wainuiomata River, the popular climbing rocks on the coast, and a lighthouse complex. The talk will cover the way it became part of the East Harbour Regional Park, what it is like, and the progress that is being made in restoring the lighthouse complex and the biodiversity.
The club is always interested to hear from anybody wanting to be considered as a Wednesday night guest speaker and is open to suggestions
If you have any suggestions for speakers, or would like to give a presentation yourself, please contact
Michele or Pamela at club night, or email details to Pamela.Campbell@comcom.govt.nz