Canterbury's braided rivers are for study in a course offered by BRaid. Photo from Allied Press files.
Canterbury's unique braided rivers and birdlife are the
subject of a three-day course next month.
Braided River Aid (BRaid), a non-profit organisation aiming
to preserve the indigenous features of New Zealand's braided
rivers, runs courses supported by Environment Canterbury.
The next one will be held at the Glentui Conference Centre
near Oxford on September 24 to 26, led by professional
ornithologist John Dowding.
ECan backing keeps the course cost down to $120. Biodiversity
team leader Jo Abbott said the braided rivers and their
inhabitants were an integral and extremely important part of
Anyone interested in the course should email BRaid secretary
Val Clemens at: email@example.com