Protest Ghoulish Canterbury Mine

When: Thursday 1 Nov, 5:30pm-6:15pm

Where: Outside, 214 Durham St

Halloween is definitely here: what can only be presumed as a force of darkness is attempting to haunt us and a healthy future by mining coal in Canterbury.

Luckily, we don’t need to find a wooden stake, bags of garlic or crucifixes to halt this demon, we just need your presence!

A public meeting is being held about the project and we need you to be there to let people know that coal is to be kept in the ground.

Please wear orange (conveniently both Fossil Free and Halloween themed) if you can so we can be seen by passers-by.

We will only win the fight against Darkness together – see you there!

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Discover 350 Christchurch

When: Friday 18 May, 7pm-9:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

Come along to discover what 350 Christchurch is all about! We’ll be showing some short videos and upcoming events you can be a part of.

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Livestream: Fossil Free Acceleration Tour with Bill McKibben

When: Monday 7 May, 7pm-10pm

Where: Christchurch City Council Function Room, 53 Hereford St

Fossil Free Acceleration Tour poster for Christchurch Livestream

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Film Night: Oil & gas – what’s happening?

When: Friday 20 April, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

Get the low-down on oil and gas in New Zealand, plus coal and water bottling.

Join us for a number of short videos, discussion and info-sharing, followed by a cuppa.

Koha appreciated.

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The Pop Up Christchurch Climate Exchange

This is run by University of Canterbury, advertised here for your information.

When: Wednesday 28 March, 10:30am-7pm

Where: The pop-up park next to the Piano Centre, 154 Armagh St

120 of the world’s science experts are arriving in Christchurch for a meeting of the IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change

To mark the event and welcome the science teams from 59 countries, the Christchurch City Council, with University of Canterbury and Agricultural Green House Gas Research Centre, is hosting a free all day public event: a Pop Up Climate Exchange.

The pop-up climate exchange is free and a chance for scientists and the community to take in some of the local climate initiatives here. There will be lots of displays and talks in this mini pop-up science fair, as well as the opening of a Colourful, Curated Poetry Wall at 128 Armagh Street. Come along and learn about how climate change affects Christchurch, and what you and other communities and researchers are doing to help.

350 Christchurch has a stall. Come down and see us!

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Presentation: New ideas about how to talk, teach and write about Climate Change

This is a University of Canterbury, Ngāi Tahu and NZ Royal Society hosted event, advertised here for your information.

When: Friday 23 March, 5pm-7pm

Where: Ernest Rutherford Building, room 140, University of Canterbury

Ticket: free with registration available on the official website.

…a free public discussion about new approaches to teaching and talking about climate change, which will be helpful for students, journalists, teachers and the public.

With recent record high temperatures and severe weather events causing flood and coastal damage many citizens of all ages reporting an increasing sense of anxiety and confusion, so how can we effectively teach climate change issue while moving beyond the inertia that is often associated with anxiety and confusion?

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Training: How to stop an oil conference

When: Saturday 17 March, 2pm-5pm

Where: Quaker Centre, 217 Ferry Rd

On 27 March 2018 the oil and gas industry is holding its annual business conference in Wellington. Along with hundreds of others from around the country, we’re going to stop it.

Join us a week before to learn skills in non-violent direct action (NVDA) and prepare for the blockade. Something new for everyone.

Climate change is here, and for a safe future we can’t use the oil and gas we already know about – but they want to grow their business! By disrupting the fossil fuel industry’s dealings, we’ll do something to stop climate change getting worse.

Training Content:

  • Background on the oil conference and the planned resistance
  • Why use NVDA?
  • Training in blockading techniques and roles we could use in Wellington
  • Legal briefing for blockaders
  • Talking to media
  • Connecting with transport, accommodation and other blockaders making the trip to Wellington

If you can bring koha towards venue hire that would be appreciated, but not essential.

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For more about what’s happening in Wellington, see the Rally for Climate Justice website.


Film Night: Living the Change

When: Friday 16 March, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

Tickets: free, but please RSVP here to ensure you get in.

350 Christchurch is co-hosting this screening of the documentary “Living the Change – Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future” with the WEA.

Sometimes it can feel like the environmental, economic and social issues the world is currently facing are too big, too overwhelming, to be dealt with by individuals. Climate change, resource limits, economic downturn, social disconnection. Surely these issues can only be properly managed by our governments?

Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

For more information, see the trailer and the film website, or get in touch with us or

The film duration is about 90 minutes and there will be time for discussion and a cuppa after the screening.

Koha appreciated.


ECO Canterbury Network Forum: ECAN & CCC Long Term Plans

This is an ECO hosted event, advertised here for your information.

When: Tuesday 13 March, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

A meeting for environment and conservation groups to respond to the local government (Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council) long-term plans. What do we like? What do we want? How to respond.

The meeting will have a panel of guests giving a short introduction to the main issues, particularly around biodiversity and climate, and then be an open forum for discussion and action. This is THE MEETING WHERE WE CAN WORK TOGETHER ON HOW WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE….

Please see the ECO website for more information.


Film Night: Fossil Duels

When: Friday 16 February, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

There’s been a welcome change of government, our Prime Minister is talking about climate action as Aotearoa’s nuclear-free moment and she certainly holds a strong personal reason to fight for the future!

Will they do it? Will they do it in time?

The Te Kuha mine still hasn’t been stopped and the Amazon Warrior seismic blasting ship still roams in whale habitat off Taranaki.

What’s happening in the Fossil Duels in Aotearoa?

We’re screening a bunch of short topical films to update us on what’s happening in Aotearoa & elsewhere on resistance to coal, oil and gas exploration, production and use. Discussion and info-sharing, followed by a cuppa.

Connect with fellow activists and concerned citizens and let’s look at what the New Year might bring.

Koha appreciated.

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Film & Social Night

When: Friday 24 November, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

Be sure to bring along interested family and friends for a selection of fun & thought-provoking films, including ‘Forget Shorter Showers’ and ‘Earthy Earth and the Forces of Doom’, before we relax and celebrate this year’s work, and catch up on the climate movement’s ideas for 2018 – update on 350 Aotearoa’s research into NZ fossil fuel funders (out soon); South Island communities getting energised by The Bentley Effect as they face up to fracking threats; Our Climate Declaration slowly spreading – and more, over snacks and a cuppa. Bring your news and ideas.

Koha – or feel free to bring a plate of nibbles.

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The Bentley Effect Film Fundraiser

When: Friday 10 November, 7pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

Tickets: Purchase on eventfinda, $15 (+ small booking fee)

“The Bentley Effect” film tour – Spreading hope across NZ to grassroots communities.

“One of the most important films of the century” described by Polly Higgins, renowned barrister, award winning author and international environmental lawyer.

Filmed over 5 years, “The Bentley Effect” documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia gasfield-free. This timely story of a community’s heroic stand shows how strategic direct action and peaceful protesting can overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness. It celebrates the power of non-violence and chronicles one of the fastest growing social movements we have ever witnessed.

Q&A after the film with Brendan Shoebridge (Director), Naomi Tarrant (Bentley Activist) and Wayne Somerville (Psychologist, Author).

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Film night: Doughnut Economics and Positive Actions

When: Friday 20 October, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

Our economic systems are largely responsible for the increasing damage caused by climate change. Kate Raworth explains her popular “Doughnut Economics” that works for a healthy society and healthy planet. Two videos on her ideas should arouse discussion.

Then some videos showing current examples that belong within her concept, some in other countries, some here in NZ. Watch these cases where actions that have been taken do counter climate change effectively.

Plenty to talk about over a cuppa.

Koha very much appreciated.

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Film night: The Politics of Climate Change

When: Friday 15 September, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

Come and watch several short videos on New Zealand’s climate change issues, including:

  • Government attitudes to preparing for them
  • Information and advice from Professor Will Steffen on dealing with them – speaking to the NZ Sustainable Business Council
  • Comments from local bodies faced with them
  • News of the leaked government report on (not) dealing with them
  • Comment and advice for essential changes to our systems, from George Monbiot

Bring your friends. Lots to discuss, with the election coming up. Please come along for the films, discussion, and a cuppa. Koha very much appreciated.

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Note: this was previously advertised as “Doughnut Economics and Think Resilience”, which we will run at a later date.


Presentation: Jeremy Webb: The status of international cooperation on climate change

When: Friday 18 August, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

Following President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, a flurry of commentaries, blogs and interviews have provided insights on the possible implications of US withdrawal. Together with existing literature on climate change and development cooperation, a picture is emerging of an international regime facing new opportunities and threats. On the one hand, renewable energy, electric vehicles and storage technologies provide encouragement and hope. On the other hand, the global response to climate change remains inadequate and the available budget for additional greenhouse gas emissions has almost been exhausted.

According to recent headlines, citing the former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the world has three years to turn the situation around and start aggressively limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Given the urgency of the situation, hard questions need to be asked. For example, what role (if any) should there be for climate negotiations under the UNFCCC, if the objectives of the UNFCCC are considered insurmountable? Can city and citizen networks be mobilised to effectively limit emissions or is it too late? Is it time to start reimagining our future?

It is questions and scenarios such as these that Jeremy Webb will be addressing in his presentation on the status of international cooperation on climate change.

Biography: Jeremy Webb is a Doctoral research student looking at the future of international cooperation on climate change at University College London (UCL) Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP). He regularly travels between London and New Zealand where his family are based. Prior to joining UCL, Jeremy was with the United Nations for 10 years where he helped established the African Climate Policy Centre and was a part of international initiatives such as the Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership.

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Introducing the Zero Carbon Act

Hosted by Generation Zero and Forest and Bird.

When: Wednesday 26 July, 7-8:30pm

Where: Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St

Come and hear all about the Zero Carbon Act – a powerful new law that will put Aotearoa New Zealand on track towards a safe, thriving future.

People around the world are rising up to the challenge of climate change, yet our own carbon emissions are forecast to continue increasing. Now is the time for real climate action. We’re calling on the next Parliament to acknowledge that climate change is bigger than politics, and commit to net zero carbon by 2050 or sooner, by passing the Zero Carbon Act.

Hear from some key supporters of the Zero Carbon Act, and find out more about this exciting new framework and how you can get involved in the campaign.

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Film night: Forests and the Climate

When: Friday 21 July, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

Several short films on forests – how to grow them; and how they grow the health of us and other life forms and our planet and the atmosphere.

Join us for 350 Christchurch’s monthly feast of idea-provoking films, discussion and socialising. Come and find out more! Discussion and a cuppa after the films. Koha very much appreciated.

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Support Professor Bronwyn Hayward’s Deputation to ECan

When: Thursday 20 July, 10-10:15am

Where: ECan, 200 Tuam St

Professor Bronwyn Hayward is giving a deputation to Environment Canterbury (10am Thurs 20th July, ECan Council Chambers at 200 Tuam St) about ECan’s role in adapting to and mitigating climate impacts, building resilience into our management of natural resources and framing that in a national and international context.

The reason for Bronwyn’s presentation is that later that day ECan will be discussing what a ‘climate/resilience building’ programme could look like as part of the Long Term Plan.

It would be awesome to have some people present in the public gallery for the 15 mins or so that Bronwyn is presenting, to demonstrate that there is a concerned community out there who are wanting to see ECan take stronger action on climate!


Our Climate Declaration Launch Event

When: Sunday 18 June, 3-5pm

Where: XCHC Exchange Christchurch, 376 Wilsons Rd

Organised by: Our Climate Declaration.

Our Climate Declaration describes the country we want to be – it’s about coming together around a vision of a climate-safe Aotearoa, working to stop the bad stuff, and bringing on more of the good stuff!

It’s also about not waiting for the people at the top to do something, but taking our futures into our own hands.

Help be part of the movement. Join the official launch of Our Climate Declaration in Christchurch (one of four video-linked locations). Some pretty awesome climate action heroes will be speaking, including:

  • Prof James Renwick, leading climate scientist and lead author with the IPCC
  • Drs Alex Macmillan and Rhys Jones of Ora Taiao (climate and health)
  • Sir Alan Mark, ecologist (and national legend)
  • Robyn Malcolm, actress

For more info check out and while you’re there sign up to the Declaration!

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Film night: Drawdown

When: Friday 16 June, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

DRAWDOWN = Drawing down emissions faster.

“Drawdown” maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming, including the relevant costs and savings. Some surprises, e.g. in top 10 are reducing food waste, and educating girls; also some systems very relevant for NZ. Paul Hawken, author, explains the research and results, and action.

Come along and get some ideas for solutions ahead of the Our Climate Declaration launch event on Sunday.

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Hands Across the Sand – family fun beach event

Hands Across the SandWhen: Saturday 20 May, 11:30am to 1pm

Where: New Brighton Beach near the pier

Organised by: Oil Free Otautahi.

For seven years now, Christchurch has participated in the international event Hands Across the Sand, which is an event to get the world to stand together in unison against deep sea oil drilling.

And yet, our oceans are still being seismically blasted as companies prepare to begin drilling.

This years Hands Across the Sand is based around the theme of strength and unity – we will come back every year until our beautiful coastline is declared Oil Free.

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Film night: Deep-sea Oil

When: Friday 19 May, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

The night before Hands Across the Sand at New Brighton pier, we’ll screen short films on New Zealanders’ concerns, and more on the Deepwater Horizon disaster – why it happened, and the mistakes made in dealing with it – and the causes of those “mistakes”. Do we want this here in NZ?

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Congratulations Westpac for not funding Adani!

When: Monday 8 May, 10:30-11:30am

Where: Westpac Head Office, 2 Show Place, Addington

Thanks to pressure from activists in Australia and New Zealand, including us, Westpac has ruled out funding the environmentally disastrous Adani Carmichael coal mine.

Join us at their Christchurch head office to thank them publicly for hearing our voices. This will be a short and peaceful appearance, to show our support for their decision.

We will present them with some delicious home-baking and a thank you card. Come along to let corporations know that when they take positive steps it really matters and we pay attention. This also sends an indirect message to other banks that they need to catch up, with responsible climate policies of their own.

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Westpac Adani Victory Celebration with pizza!

When: Sunday 7 May, 4:30-6:30pm

Where: St Ninian’s Church, 9 Puriri St, Riccarton

We won! Westpac is not funding the Adani Carmichael coal mine! Let’s celebrate!

Westpac released a new climate policy that includes a pledge not to fund any new coal basin projects! This is a huge win for the climate, and a huge blow for Adani’s proposed monstrous coal mine in Queensland, which now can’t hope to secure funding from any major Australian bank. This happened because of pressure from you! With over 100 actions planned against Westpac for May, people power forced them into ruling out Adani’s mine, and many others.

Congratulations to all of you who spread the word and signed up for action on Westpac! This is your win.

Instead of having a briefing and training event, we’re turning it into a chance to celebrate this win over pizza and drinks!!

We’ll get a behind the scenes glimpse from 350 Aotearoa Director Niamh O’Flynn on what went on in the internationally co-ordinated campaign. We’ll also hear about what we got up to in Christchurch, and where things are at with the Adani Carmichael coal mine. And then we wanna hear from you: what sort of actions excite you, what are you most enthusiastic about tackling next in relation to climate change, and what would you like from us at 350? There will also be plenty of time for eating, sipping and chatting!

This is our chance to catch-up, recuperate, learn, feel inspired and celebrate all the fabulous activist work that’s been happening in Christchurch and beyond.

Pizza and refreshments provided for a koha donation.

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Film Fundraiser: There Once Was An Island

When: Monday 1 May, 7:45pm

Where: Academy Gold Cinema, 363 Colombo Street

Tickets $20. There are still tickets available, so please let us know by email that you’d like tickets.

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Note: you may have seen this advertised as “Leonardo DiCaprio: Before the Flood”. Unfortunately we were unable to obtain this film. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this change.


People’s Climate Parade

When: Saturday 29 April, 12:30-2pm

Where: Cathedral Square

We need to talk about Climate Change. Join with us for another big family-friendly parade to challenge the government to take action on climate change. There will be drama, music, speakers, and a parade.

Over two thousand people marched with us on the last People’s Climate Parade in 2015.

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This event is part of a week of climate action – see our other events above, and check out


The Latest Science on Climate Change

When: Friday 28 April, 7pm (note change of date)

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

Forget the hype and propaganda. Learn about the latest studies.

Enrol here, or phone 366-0285 or email

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MPs Debate Climate Policy

When: Thursday 27 April, 7pm

Where: Aurora Centre, Burnside High School.

MPs from all parties debate climate policy. Will they agree on policies to stop global warming? Come and show them it’s important to you that they do!

Please register on Eventbrite so we can manage seat numbers, or let us know by email that you’re coming.

Entry is free, but please give generously when you see our koha buckets!

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March for Science

When: Saturday 22 April, 10-11.30am

Where: Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave.

March down Worcester St to Cathedral Square for a rally. Organised by the science community (yay! Go them!), and one of many rallies worldwide on Earth Day to support those being negatively affected by attacks on Science in the U.S and elsewhere. “We are marching to show that we support and value Science in our lives and that we will stand up to protect it.”

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Film night: Films to inspire you to take action

When: Friday 21 April, 7pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

On May 8th we’ll be telling Westpac to say no to funding Adani’s mega-mine. In preparation, we’re screening two main documentary films, and a few short clips, to inspire you to take action.

Disobedience (40 mins): a powerful journey featuring Break Free organizers in Canada, Germany, Turkey and the Philippines as they prepare to mobilize for major actions last May.

Guarding the Galilee: inside the fight to stop Adani coal. Presented by Queensland born actor Michael Caton, Guarding the Galilee is a 30 minute documentary on the battle to stop the biggest coal mine in Australian history, Adani’s Carmichael project.

Join us for 350 Christchurch’s monthly feast of idea-provoking films, discussion and socialising. Come and find out more! Discussion and a cuppa after the films. Koha very much appreciated.

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More info on May 8th event below.


Fone & Food Party

When: Sunday 9 April, 3-5pm

Where: Lyttelton

Want to help contact our supporters and invite them to these upcoming events? Person to person contact always works best (look at Bernie!) and it’s heaps of fun at a phone n food party! Contact Michael if you’re in:, or join the Facebook event.


Film night: Power of Community

When: Friday 17 February, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

We will show a few short videos about how and why to transition away from oil, and a longer film “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil”, about when Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990’s.

Cuba faced an immediate crisis – feeding the population – and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. Cuba transitioned from large, fossil-fuel intensive farming to small, less energy-intensive organic farms and urban gardens, and from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one.

Discussion and a cuppa after the films.
Koha very much appreciated.

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When: Thursday 9 February, 6.30pm (time to be confirmed)

Where: CoCA Gallery, 66 Gloucester St – upstairs gallery

We invite you to an evening of Playback Theatre upstairs in the gallery among the artworks. A conductor will facilitate the audience to share your responses to ‘Precarious Nature’ and a small group of actors and musicians will play it back.

It’s a different way of exploring the work of these artists and our response to their messages – one that will connect us, delight us, move us.

Playback Theatre is a form of improvised community theatre often used by groups wishing to explore an issue. It can bring a sense of fun as well as a profundity to our being together.

Christchurch Playback Theatre line-up at CoCa includes conductor Sara Crane, actors Ali Watersong, Lucette Hindin, Simon Gurnsey and Torfrida Wainwright and musician Ali Begg.

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When: Wednesday 1 February, 6pm

Where: CoCA Gallery, 66 Gloucester St

$5 entrance

Hear Dr. Kennedy Graham MP with a deep knowledge of climate negotiations, both overseas and in NZ.

The international community continues to struggle to avert the dangerous, even catastrophic, consequences of climate change. In 1992, the UN member states negotiated the Climate Change framework Convention, aimed at avoiding dangerous climate change.

That was 25 years ago. Global emissions have continued to rise steadily wince then, as the diplomatic negotiations have dragged on. The so-called breakthrough of the 2015 Paris Agreement means that all countries are now left to implement ‘voluntary national targets’ to meet the global goal, even though all recognise that the current targets fall way short of what is needed.

Dr Kennedy Graham, MP, has attended many of the UN conferences, from the first in 1992 in Rio to the most recent one in 2016 in Marrakesh. He recently set up a cross-party group on climate in the NZ Parliament, and also has contracted a UK consultancy firm to do a report on NZ emissions reduction potential, for the cross-party group. Dr Graham will speak to these developments.

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Film night: HOT AIR

When: Friday 20 January, 5:30pm

Where: CoCA Gallery, 66 Gloucester St

$5 (book by phone 366-7261 or cash on the door) – includes a glass of wine or cup of tea and light refreshments. Free for CoCA members.
Seating is limited to 70 – booking in advance is recommended.
Doors open 5:30pm – Film starts 6pm sharp.

HOT AIR is the story of 20 years of political struggle between politicians, scientists and activists wanting to reduce New Zealand’s emissions, and corporate leaders and their lobbyists working to protect profits and commercial advantage.

A lively and revealing story of how politics in New Zealand really works, and a thoughtful and provocative response to the question – can a small modern democratic nation address the greatest political challenge of our age?

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ANZ Westpac Time’s Up Vigils

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ANZ/Westpac – Time’s Up to go fossil free! Divest from fossil fuels NOW!

When: 12pm to 1pm, from Friday 25 November to Wednesday 30 November.

Where: various ANZ branches.


Back in May, we gave ANZ 6 months to pledge to divest from fossil fuels. Time is nearly up!

350Chch is holding silent mourning lunchtime vigils outside ANZ branches from Friday 25 to Wed 30 Nov, 12 noon to 1pm, in the lead up to Bank Switch Week in December.

You are warmly invited to come along and take a stand. Wear black. This will be a silent peaceful vigil.

Contact Torfrida for more information 021 107 3937.


Film night: Before the Flood

Before the FloodWhen: Friday 25 November, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary on climate change.

Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.

Discussion and a cuppa after the film.

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Labour Party Climate Policy

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A presentation by Labour Party spokesperson on Climate Change, Dr Megan Woods MP.

When: Friday 17 June, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

It’s crucial that political parties have a credible and effective plan to achieve the rapid transition our society needs to make from fossil fuels to renewable energy if we are to tackle the climate crisis. Come and be part of this very useful discussion.

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Hands Across the Sand- family fun beach event

Hands Across the SandWhen: Saturday 28 May, 11:30am to 12:30pm – (postponed from the 21st)

Where: New Brighton Beach near the pier

With Oil Free Otautahi, we’ll stand on the sand again as part of the  global Hands Across the Sand day, to say NO to filthy fuels and YES to clean energy.

This year we’re joining with Forest and Bird to tie the links between deep sea oil drilling, climate change, the marine reserves and other conservation issues in the ocean.

This is a family-friendly event and we hope to see you there! Costumes are very welcome – shake out your Climate Hero capes or come as your favourite bird or animal!

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Cabaret Fundraiser featuring Delaney Davidson and Jas Josland

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When: Tuesday 17 May, 7:30pm

Where: The Tannery Blue Smoke, 3 Garlands Rd, Woolston, Christchurch

This is the major fund raising event of the year for 350 Christchurch. Please come and support us.

We’ve had great success in making the public and the government aware of the looming disaster of climate change and our government’s total inaction. Now is a critical time as we build on our recent successes with 2,500 people marching for climate action last November and our closing of the fossil fuel investing ANZ bank Riccarton branch last Saturday.

We’ve got several campaigns coming up – the battle has turned a corner as we gear up for more action.

Help us fund our continuing activities while having a great evening with your friends and our marvellous performers in a cabaret ambience.

Dinner will be available at the Blue Smoke from 6pm; drinks and nibbles available all evening.

Make up a group of 4 or 6 and enjoy the entertainment with your friends.

Tickets are $26 from

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Film night: Leap Year 2016 & Disobedience

When: Friday 13 May, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

2016 is LEAP YEAR – The Year of Action on Climate Change.

Especially time to break free from coal and oil – the fossil fuels that are warming our planet.

Come and watch Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and others on a webchat on international plans for climate action.

Then a new film “DISOBEDIENCE” – a powerful journey featuring Break Free organizers in Canada, Germany, Turkey and the Philippines as they prepare to mobilize for major actions this May. It shows that the global movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground is growing in size and courage.

Come and exchange reactions and ideas on our future action and find out what your local 350chch group is up to.

Stimulating ideas, great discussion, good company and a cuppa! What better way to spend a Friday evening?

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Vigil for the Planet

Earth VigilWhen: every morning 8am to 9am from Monday to Friday, 9 to 13 May

Where: Christchurch Bus Interchange, cnr Colombo & Lichfield St

You’re warmly invited to join us in a public expression of our love for and connection with the earth, and of our deep concern about climate change.

An interfaith (and no faith) group will be sitting in silence (prayer, meditation, or simply being), with a spokesperson and information boards, congratulating people for taking the bus and drawing attention to climate disruption and the international Break Free fossil fuel divestment campaign.

Join us any day for as long or short as you can, to show your concern and support. Bring what you need to sit or stand (warm clothes, cushion, folding chair, small blanket…).

Great bike parking and bus stops!

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Enough is enough!  ANZ bank – stop using our money to wreck the climate!

Christchurch Break Free Event

When: Saturday 7 May, 8am (morning!)

Where: Gather at front Lawn of Riccarton House, beside Kahu Road

Join us in Break Free, a global wave of non-violent civil disobedience to shut down fossil fuel projects in May. There are peaceful, people-powered actions being planned all over the world, and New Zealand is no exception. Visit the Christchurch Break Free Event web page and join us!

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Important: Come to the Briefing Meeting

When: Friday 6 May, 7pm

Where: St Ninian’s Church Hall, 9 Puriri St, Riccarton

The night before the Saturday 7 May protest we’ll meet for an important briefing. This is an opportunity to discuss peaceful civil disobedience, learn about the legal stuff, ask questions, and prepare for the morning’s event. Meet others over a cuppa. Coming along on the Friday will contribute to the integrity and success of the protest action.


‘What’s this about blockading banks?’ Activism and divestment film night.

When: Friday 29 April, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St (opposite Art Gallery)

A smorgasbord of short films and discussion guaranteed to build up energy for the nonviolent civil disobedience action the following weekend!

Follow Russell Beard, an Al Jazeera reporter, as he shows examples in various countries of the rise in civil disobedience against the fossil fuel industry, including divestment. Then watch several other examples of other actions, especially real cases of divestment from banks – and even bankers’ responses to these actions.

Good company, good debate and a cuppa. Koha.


Climate Change and Environmental Activism – An Indigenous Perspective

When: Saturday 16 April, 2-5pm

Where: Wharenui @ Hagley Community College, 510 Hagley Ave Christchurch warmly invites you to a forum led by Hemaima Wiremu (Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga) who recently led a workshop for indigenous people at the COP21 Climate talks in Paris. She was part of an international delegation, ‘Sustaining All Life’, who presented a range of workshops and activities based on the principles of Re-Evaluation Counselling (

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Film Night – Fri 8 April

The theme is indigenous action on climate change, featuring various clips on tar sands, deforestation and oil drilling.

When: Friday 8 April, 7:30pm

Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St

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Fonterra – Quit Coal!

Join the picket to protest expansion of Studholme dairy plant with coal fired boilers.

When: Monday 4 April, 8am to 9.30am

Where: 525 Halswell Junction Rd, just out of Hornby

Fonterra is planning a ten-fold, coal-fired expansion of its milk powder factory at Studholme in South Canterbury. This does not need to be coal-fired – local firms say they can supply wood waste, the alternative fuel. Coal cooks the climate – NZ needs to stop mining & using coal as soon as possible to have an impact on climate change.

We envisage a peaceful picket – our aim is to be there from 8am as Fonterra staff come to work, and also to be visible to the passing morning traffic. We will have some signs (‘Fonterra – Quit Coal!’, ‘Coal Cooks the Climate’) – please do bring your own ones if you would like to, and do bring along friends who would like to join us – the more the better!