Thursday, 30 July 2009

Pollination - What's Happening in Your Garden

Dr Linda Newstrom talks about amazing relationship between plants and insects in your garden.

Recorded 12 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/pollination-whats-happening-in-your-garden.html


Pest Plants

Jaap Knegtmans talks about the pest plant species control work that is co-coordinated by MAF.

Recorded 12 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/pest-plants.html


Sunday, 19 July 2009

Rabbits - Canterbury Pest Animal Control

Dave Hunter from Excell talks with Rob McCaw about the rabbit control programme in Banks Peninsula.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/rabbits-canterbury-pest-animal-control.html


Lucas Associates Restoration Guides - a Review

Landscape Architect Di Lucas talks to Di Robertson about how she uses complex scientific data to interpret the landscape and its biology to create guides and plans for restoration and sustainable land management.

Recorded 15 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/lucas-associates-restoration-guides-a-review.html


Weedbusters

Weedbusters supporter Helen Braithwaite talks about the work of Weedbusters: a weed awareness and education programme that aims to protect New Zealand's environment from the increasing weed problem.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/weedbusters.html


Rooks - Canterbury Pest Animal Control

Dave Hunter from Excell talks with Rob McCaw about the rook control programme in Banks Peninsula.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/rooks-canterbury-pest-animal-control.html


Introduction to the Amazing World of Spiders

Dr Simon Pollard, the natural history photographer and curator at Canterbury Museum shares some of his research and images of New Zealand's native spiders.

Recorded 12 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/introduction-to-the-amazing-world-of-spiders.html


Community Pest Control - Methods

Steve Hix from Connovation demonstrates pest control products available suitable for the public to use.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/community-pest-control-methods.html


Canterbury Mudfish

DoC Ranger Anita Spencer talks about the acutely threatened Canterbury mudfish found only in the Canterbury plains of New Zealand and the efforts being put into conserving them.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/canterbury-mudfish.html


Wilding Conifers - a Pest Plant

Nick Ledgard from SCION talks to Miles Giller the issues created by the wilding spread of introduced conifers and what can be done to minimise their effects.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/wilding-conifers-a-pest-plant.html


Omahu Bush

Grant Nelson talks about the diverse range of bird and plant species that trampers are likely to come across at Omahu Bush, and the work that he is undertaking in an attempt to protect and enhance the Port Hills.

Recorded 11 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/omahu-bush.html


Plant Me Instead - a Review

Weedbusters supporter Helen Braithwaite explains how to spot the weeds amongst the flowers in the garden using the "plant me instead" booklet.

Recorded 11 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/plant-me-instead-a-review.html


Prebbleton Nature Park

Volunteers from Prebbleton Nature Park fill us in on the activities taking place to help maintain the park.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More infromation http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/prebbleton-nature-park.html


Saturday, 18 July 2009

Aquatic Plant Propagation

Soren O'Neil from Wai-ora Nursery tells of her efforts at generating the growth of aquatic plant species in conservation sites around Canterbury.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/aquatic-plant-propagation.html


Blue Duck and Brown Teal Captive Breeding

Tara Atkinson talks about her role managing Orana Wildlife Park?s programme for the breeding of these endangered birds for national release-recovery programmes.

Recorded 11 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/blue-duck-and-brown-teal-captive-breeding.html


Tree Planting and Staking

Miles Giller gives a demonstration on how to correctly establish and maintain new tree growth.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/tree-planting-and-staking.html


The Three Kings Island's Rare Plants and Their Conservation

Canterbury Museum director Dr Anthony Wright talks about the unique native flora and fauna found on these pristine islands.

Recorded 12 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/the-three-kings-islands-rare-plants-and-their-conservation.html


Seed Collection

Jason Butt gives an account of how and why he goes about collecting seeds from native New Zealand plants.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/seed-collection.html


NZ Native Carnivorous Plants

Amber Sciligo talks to Simon Johnson about her PhD research into New Zealand's native carnivorous plant and what people can do to help conserve them.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/nz-native-carnivorous-plants.html


Making a Weta Motel - DIY

Mike Bowie shows how to make a home for the native New Zealand Weta, and explains how they are useful for studying populations.

Recorded 15 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/making-a-weta-motel-diy.html


Purple Loosestrife - a Pest Plant

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why Purple Loosestrife is a pest plant, how to identify it and effective control methods.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/purple-loosestrife-a-pest-plant.html


Riccarton Bush Predator Fence Visit

Ranger John Moore shows us the predator fence at Riccarton Bush.

Recorded 16 December 2008 at Riccarton Bush.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/riccarton-bush-predator-fence-visit.html


Lagarosiphon - a Pest Plant

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why Lagarosiphon is a pest plant, how to identify it and effective control methods.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/lagarosiphon-a-pest-plant.html


Mudfishing

DoC Ranger Anita Spencer catches some mudfish at Wekanui Creek.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/mudfishing.html


Old Mans Beard - a Pest Plant

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why Old Mans Beard is a pest plant, how to identify it and effective control methods.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/old-mans-beard-a-pest-plant.html


Hornwort - a Pest Plant

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why Hornwort is a pest plant, how to identify it and effective control methods.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/hornwort-a-pest-plant.html


Indigenous Ecosystems of Otautahi Christchurch - a Review

Landscape Architect Di Lucas talks to Di Robertson about the natural ecosystems guides for Christchurch city and Port Hills.

Recorded 15 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/indigenous-ecosystems-of-otautahi-christchurch-a-review.html


Egeria - a Pest Plant

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why Egeria is a pest plant, how to identify it and effective control methods.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/egeria-a-pest-plant.html


Goats - Canterbury Pest Animal Control

Dave Hunter from Excell talks with Rob McCaw about the goat control programme in Banks Peninsula.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/goats-canterbury-pest-animal-control.html


Darwins Barberry - a Pest Plant

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why Dawins Barberry is a pest plant, how to identify it and effective control methods.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/darwins-barberry-a-pest-plant.html


Submerged Aquatic Weeds are Bad

Rob McCaw from Environment Canterbury is interviewed by Karin Stahel about why submerged aquatic weeds are bad.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/submerged-aquatic-weeds-are-bad.html


The Birds of Christchurch

Dr Paul Scofield from Canterbury Museum is interviewd by Chris Todd about the prehistoric and current birds of Christchurch.

Recorded 12 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/the-birds-of-christchurch.html


Friday, 17 July 2009

Garden Plants Becoming Weeds

Jon Sullivan tells us about the impact that exotic garden plants are having on native New Zealand species.

Recorded 11 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/garden-plants-becoming-weeds.html


Living With Natives - a Review

Professor Ian Spellerberg talks to Rob McCaw about the passion that has driven the creation of his new book.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/living-with-natives-a-review.html


Native Plants in Your Garden Used for Medicine or Food

Sue Schelle talks about how useful the native plants in your garden can be.

Recorded 11 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/native-plants-in-your-garden-used-for-medicine-or-food.html


Planting Ferns

Fern propagation specialist Paul Michael talks to Di Robertson about how to be successful at planting ferns and what species could suit local garden conditions.

Recorded 15 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/planting-ferns.html


Trapping Possums

Bruce Warburton talks to Tom Fraser about the best methods for controlling one of the most serious threats to New Zealand flora and fauna.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009.

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/trapping-possums.html


Kaitorete Spit

Doc Ranger Ian Hankin discusses the impact of weeds on the natural biodiversity of the Kaitorete Spit.

Recorded 13 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/kaitorete-spit.html

Chainsaws - DIY

Ryan Young shows how to maintain and use a chainsaw safely.

Recorded 14 March 2009 at Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009

More information http://www.bushtelly.org.nz/programme/chainsaws-diy.html


Monday, 6 April 2009

Plants numbers used at Ellerslie

Karen Miles provided these plant numbers used on the film set

Supplied by Wai-ora Landscapes - "About 300 varying grades of trees, shrubs and grasses were used in the main display. For the nursery we used 4 seed trays and 7 trays of RX90 plants.

"About 50 ferns of varying sizes, including 5 large tree ferns from Fern Factor."

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Production database built

An Access database has been quickly built to keep track of ongoing production. It can be both taken into the field on a laptop and also used to generate the Bush Telly website web pages, saving double handling.

It runs a simple cash book, keeps track of crew, supporters and sponsors etc, schedules interviews, maintains a record of photos, video clips and music.

It was designed to conform to the paper forms and spreadsheets that we actually used over the last 12 months.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Film & television day a success

An excellent effort was turned on at Christchurch School of Broadcasting yesterday. Great talks and panels on a variety of subjects. The highlight for me was the SDGNZ workshop on directing led by Jonathan Brough.

Friday, 27 March 2009

What the film crew ate

Over 4 weeks on site at Ellerslie...

420 cookies, a 3k g chocolate mudcake, 120 chocolate bars, 36 l fruit juice, 2 ginger loaves, 1 chocolate cranberry cake, 70 Turkish rolls, 1 kg honey smoked turkey, 1 kg Mediterranean chicken loaf, 1 kg smoked chicken, 13 kg salad, 1 kg manuka smoked ham, 28 pots of good coffee, 2 kg dried apricots, 2 lemon cakes, 3 kg sliced cheese.

I'm surprised anyone did any work after eating that lot!

I had to make fanatastical promises to get Tracy to devulge that commercially sensitive information :)

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Canterbury Community Trust donates $7,000

The Canterbury Community Trust has donated $7,000 to Bush Telly for sound and lighting equipment.

Gear that will be bought includes at least one additional radio microphone set and a LCD multiple camera monitor to help raise the quality of filming of future conservation interviews.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Now that the dust has settled



Things are finally settling down after the hectic month on site at the Ellerslie International Flower Show. The packout and gear cleaning took a week, everything was coated in dust!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Meeting of Bush Telly supporters to plan 2010 Ellerslie entry

A planning meeting for next years film set is being held at Environment Canterbury from 2pm - 4pm on Wednesday April 8. Sponsors, film crew, and people wanting to help are welcome to attend.

The venue is the Waiau Theatrette, Environment Canterbury 58 Kilmore St.

The meeting will view some of the first edited interviews, discuss what could be improved, and come up with a plan.

Contact Mike Peters 03-9800902 for more information.

Monday, 23 March 2009

South Island Film & Television Day

A day of workshops and seminars for film and television professionals, students and enthusiasts will be held at NZ Broadcasting School in Christchurch on Monday, March 30, 2009.

Presented by: NZ Broadcasting School in association with Script to Screen, NZWG, NZ Film Commission, SDGNZ, Screen Canterbury, Ngā Aho Whakaari, WIFT NZ

For more information contact Richard Bell
03 940 7561

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Its a wrap

On the last day of the show, Di Robertson recorded interviews with the crew and 4 interviews with guests.

The crew interviews will be used for the "Making of Bush Telly" documentary.



Tracy (Photographer Denise Bester)





Milly (Photographer Deise Bester)




Paul (Photographer Denise Bester)





Di and Di (Photographer Di Carter)




Mike Bowie sets up his weta motels (Photographer Di Carter)

Thursday, 12 March 2009

First day of filming in the can

The first five interviews were filmed yesterday. Gemma Bradfield from ECAN and Tom Fraser from Landcare Research were the interviewers.


From left; Mike (Bush Telly) Tara Atkinson (Orana Wildlife Park), Gemma (ECAN) getting ready for interview (Photographer Denise Bester).




Milly filming (Photographer Denise Bester)




Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Christchurch-based Bush Telly wins Ellerslie’s Supreme Award












A rustic shed where the threat to New Zealand’s native biodiversity will be discussed “over a cup of tea and a bit of cake” during the next five days of the Ellerslie International Flower Show has won the Show’s Supreme Award.

The exhibit has also won the Supreme Award for Design Excellence.



The Convenor of Judges Penny Cliffin says the garden excels in many areas. “It evokes an emotional response; it is educational, entertaining and unique with a strong conservation message.”

She says it is also whimsical, engaging and inspirational with wide appeal. “The team have handled a large four-part design so cleverly and with great attention to detail. It creates an intriguing journey which unfolds many different elements and experiences.”

Bush Telly, the Christchurch-based natural media unit of the New Zealand Ecological Restoration network (NZERN), will record 40 interviews on various conservation topics during Ellerslie to be released next month on YouTube, Google Video and DVD.

The interviews will be “a yarn with real people involved in saving New Zealand’s native plants and animals” in the Hort Galore Marquee, in the exhibit’s shed, adjoining nursery or down by the stream. Visitors to Ellerslie will be the live audience for the interviews.

http://www.ellerslieflowershow.co.nz/