Filming Schedule

Bush Telly will be filming conservation interviews and demonstrations live before the public over the five days of the 2010 Ellerslie International Flower Show. Filming will take place on the Bush Telly exhibit entry in 35 one hour segments.

Prior to Opening - Tuesday 9 March 2010

1230 - 1300

Speech

  • Bush Telly Exhibit Official Launch

Bush Telly exhibit official opening function for sponsors officiated by the DOC South Island Manager John Cumberpatch

1300 - 1330

Interviews

  • Film short interviews with sponsors

Paula Jameson, Ryan Young, Simon Pollard, Alec Neil, etc

1330 - 1630 Staff exhibit for media
1630 - 1930 Staff exhibit for gala evening guests

 

Day One - Wednesday 10 March 2010

0745 - 0800
  • Breakfast

TV1

1000 - 1100

Interview

  • Thar - a Pest Animal

Questions

  • A - Improvements in effectiveness of tahr control in Canterbury;
     Resource or pest - the debate around control. Conflict management.
  • Some history & background
  • What is a tahr?
  • Why control tahr?
  • Why have a tahr control plan?
  • What are the big issues in Tahr?
  • Why is it such a ‘hot potato’ with recreational hunters?
  • What do recreational hunters want/believe?
  • How does that conflict with DOC’s mandate?
  • How do the two views of tahr - resource or pest - affect the management of this animal?
  • WARO is an examples of tools we are trying to use:
  • Why do we need commercial recovery?
  • WARO - what has the waro process shown us about this relationship/values?
  • Why is it vital for the community to get involved?
  • How do we find resolution for the future? (where do we go from here)

Props

  • Harold the Thar
  • Powerpoint

Mark Beardsley from DOC Twizel talks about

Interviewed by Sarah Mankelow (DOC Canterbury Conservancy).

1100 - 1200

Interview

  • Limestone Plants

Questions

  • What is special about these ecosystems?
  • Where are they found in Canterbury?
  • How were they formed?
  • Why are they important?
  • You refer to them as refuges - refuge from what?
  • What are some of the rare species they support?
  • Explain obligates - only found in limestone (bring along some examples)
  • Some of these plants look so ordinary - like the wheatgrass - why is it worth protecting them?
  • What are the threats these ecosystems face today?
  • What work is DOC doing?
  • What have you learned so far?
  • What needs to be done to protect these ecosystems?
  • How can community groups and individuals help?

Nick Head from DOC Canterbury Conservancy talks about

Interviewed by Sarah Mankelow (DOC Canterbury Conservancy).

1200 - 1300

Interview

  • Braided Rivers

Questions

  • What defines a braided river as opposed to other rivers?
  • What’s special about braided rivers?
  • What are some of the special plants that live in braided rivers?
  • What are some of the special animals that live in braided rivers?
  • What are the threats to these values?
  • Why are they worth protecting if people don’t even notice them?
  • Is it a battle we can win?
  • What work is DOC doing?
  • What have you learned so far?
  • What else needs to be done to protect them?
  • How are community groups and individuals helping?
  • What more can they do?

Chris Woolmore from DOC Twizel talks about

Interviewed by Sarah Mankelow (DOC Canterbury Conservancy).

1300 - 1400

Interview
  • Muehlenbeckia Astonii

Questions

  • what is M. astonii?
  • What are its distinguishing features? (we will need a plant on set)
  • Why is it special/unusual?
  • Where is it found?
  • Why is it endangered?
  • What is DOC doing to protect this plant?
  • What have you learned so far?
  • What else needs to be done to protect them?
  • How can community groups and individuals (landowners) help?

Nick Head from DOC Canterbury Conservancy talks about

Interviewed by Sarah Mankelow (DOC Canterbury Conservancy).

1400 - 1500

Crew lunch

1500 - 1600

5 minute interviews

  • Wallaby – A pest or a resource?
  • Gorse – A pesky foe or a helpful companion

Ray Maw from ECAN talks about pest species, why they are a problem and how to control them.
Interviewed by Karin Stahel (Canterbury Museum).

1600 - 1700

5 minute interviews

  • Chilean Needle Grass
  • Sycamore
  • Broom (common, white, spanish and montpellier)

Questions

  • What is this weed look like?
  • Why is it a problem?
  • What can you do to control it?

Rob McCaw from ECAN talks about 5 pest weed species, why they are a problem and how to control them.

Interviewed by Karin Stahel (Canterbury Museum).

1700 - 1800

5 minute interviews

  • Egeria
  • Yellow Flag
  • Hornwort

Questions

  • What is this weed look like?
  • Why is it a problem?
  • What can you do to control it?

Rob McCaw from ECAN talks about 5 pest weed species, why they are a problem and how to control them.

Interviewed by Karin Stahel (Canterbury Museum).

1800 - 1900

Closing sequence

 

Day Two - Thursday 11 March 2010

1000 - 1100

Interview

  • Roroa - Great Spotted Kiwi - the search for a kiwi crèche

Questions

  • Why are great-spotted kiwi special?
  • Why is it that we know so little about GSK?
  • What kind of information do we need?
  • What have we learnt so far?
  • Why haven’t DOC done more work with GSK?
  • Is Canterbury the only area working with GSK?
  • Why aren’t they in as serious trouble as other species of kiwi?
  • Why then work with GSK?
  • What do GSK need from us?
  • What triggered the Hurunui project?
  • What prompted the school to get involved?
  • What are they doing?
  • How valuable is the school’s contribution?
  • How important are kiwi to Ngai Tahu?
  • What does it mean to be a toanga species?
  • What roles can do community groups, schools play?
  • What does it mean to you - professionally and personally - to be able to do this work?
  • What is BNZ operation nest egg?
  • Can you explain to me how a kiwi crèche works?
  • What makes a good kiwi crèche?
  • How did Riccarton Bush become a temporary crèche?
  • What are the good points and bad points about Riccarton Bush as a creche?
  • What are the alternatives?
  • What else do you need to make this happen?
  • What is the future for GSK as you see it?
  • What do you wish for?

Malcolm, Assoc Minister and kiwi juvenile Georgia

Malcolm Wylie, Biodiversity Ranger from DOC Waimakariri Area talks about

Interviewed by Sarah Mankelow (DOC Canterbury Conservancy).

1100 - 1200

Interview

  • Fighting Fire with Fire

Bruce Janes talks about one of the biggest threats facing conservation, wildfire. But the good news is everyone can make a difference.

  • What's rural fire - I thought the Fire Brigade went to fires?
  • Why does DOC do rural fire fighting?
  • Who in DOC does fire fighting - is it special crews or what?
  • But your role Bruce is dedicated to fire isn’t it - what is your job and your background to do this?
  • How do rural fires usually start?
  • How many would you have in a year?
  • Whats it like fighting a vegetation fire? It looks so glamorous in movies…
  • Best and worst experiences?
  • Where do most of the fires happen? What areas are DOC mostly concerned about?
  • Some people have raised concerns about the amount of new high country land DOC now has to manage, and increasing fuel loads when grazing is removed. How is DOC coping with this?
  • What sorts of things is DOC doing to manage fire threats in the high country?
  • How can landowners help out with fire prevention?
  • How do I find out who my rural fire authority is?
  • What about communities or the general public - can they help too?

Interviewed by Sarah Mankelow (DOC Canterbury Conservancy).

1200 - 1300

Interview

  • Didymo - a Pest Plant

Questions

  • What is didymo?
  • What does it look like?
  • How can you tell its didymo or something else?
  • Where has it come from? (Natural occurance)
  • How did it arrive in New Zealand?
  • Why is it such a problem?
  • What affects does didymo have on waterways?
  • How does it spread?
  • Where is it now?
  • What is being done to stop its spread?
  • Do you think we can stop it reaching the North Island?
  • How do we stop the spread?
  • What is the most important thing people can do to help?
  • How can community groups help?
  • Running sporting events having didymo clean stations
  • If birds and other creatures can spread it, does it really make a difference if I clean?
  • What should you do if you think you have seen didymo?
  • Is didymo the only pest affecting our rivers?

Props

  • specimen tray of fake didymo, a spray bottle and a fishing rod

Anna Paltridge from DOC Canterbury Conservancy talks about

Interviewed by Sarah Mankelow (DOC Canterbury Conservancy).

1300 - 1400

Interview

  • Bush Telly & Ellerslie Flower Show
    • What is Bush Telly
    • Who you are
    • what you do

Mike Peters

Interviewed by Allan Lee (Shine TV).

1400 - 1500

Crew lunch

1500 - 1600

Interview

  • Introduction to NZBI
    • Who are the NZBI?  What sort of people are members?
    • What does the NZBI do locally and nationally?
    • Can anyone join? 
    • How do people join or find out more about the NZBI?
  • Deer
    • Are there many different species of deer in New Zealand?
    • Why are deer a problem?
    • What is being done about deer?
    • How can people help?
  • Wasps
    • Can you tell me about wasps and why they are a problem?
      What is being done to control wasps?
    • How can people help?
    • Is there anything the public do to avoid being stung?
  • Willows
    • How many species of willows are there in New Zealand?
    • Are they all a threat to native species?
    • If I am concerned about willows what should I do?
  • Japanese Honeysuckle
    • What does Japanese honeysuckle look like?
    • It is quite attractive - why is it a problem?
    • How should gardeners control it if they find it in their garden?

Keith Briden from NZBI talks about the institute and four pest species, why they are a problem and how to control them.

Interviewed by Karin Stahel (Canterbury Museum).

1600 - 1700

Interview

  • Botanical Surveys

Questions

  • What's is a botanical survey and why would you want to do one?
  • What's involved in carrying out a botanical survey and what sort of equipment do you need?
  • What sort of surveys have you been involved in?
  • How do you learn survey methods?
  • Where can you find information about previous botanical surveys (in Canterbury)?

Melissa Hutchison talks about ...

Interviewed by Karin Stahel (Canterbury Museum).

1700 - 1800

5 minute interviews

  • Moth plant- Araujia sericifera
  • Mignonette vine - Anredera cordifolia
  • Cathedral bells - Cobaea scandens
  • Woolly nightshade - Solanum mauritianum
  • Italian buckthorn - Rhamnus alaternus

Questions

  • What is this weed look like?
  • Why is it a problem?
  • What can you do to control it?

Props

  • Images of weeds, buckthorn

Carolyn Lewis from Weedbusters talks about 5 pest weed species, why they are a problem and how to control them.

Interviewed by Karin Stahel (Canterbury Museum).

1800 - 1900

Closing sequence

 

Day Three - Friday 12 March 2010

1000 - 1200

10 minutes interview/demonstrations

  • Plant Propagation Methods
  • Propagation From Seed
  • Propagation From Cuttings
  • Propagation From Division
  • Potting Mixes

Questions

  • Why do we propagate native plants?
  • How to propagate native plants?
  • Where to propagate native plants?
  • When to propagate native plants?
  • What native plants to propagate?

Props

  • cuttings /sowing seeds, tools, media
  • Lawrie Metcalfs book ' The Propagation of New Zealand Native Plants'

Karen Miles from Wai-ora Nursery talks about plant propagation.

Interviewed by Di Robertson (Boffa Miskell).

1200 - 1300

Interview

  • The Role of Ferns in Port Hills Ecosystems.

Paul Michael from Fern Factor talks about ...

Interviewed by Di Robertson (Boffa Miskell).

1300 - 1400

Interview

  • O Tu Wharekai (Ashburton Lakes) Wetland Restoration

Questions

  • What is O Tu Wharekai?
  • I've heard O Tu Wharekai is part of Arawai Kakariki – what is Arawai Kakariki?
  • What projects are occurring in O Tu Wharekai?
  • What are some of the special features of the area?
  • What are the threats to the area?
  • How can people help look after the area?
  • Where is O Tu Wharekai, how do people get there?

Wendy Sullivan Raukapuka DOC talks about ...

Interviewed by Di Robertson (Boffa Miskell).

1400 - 1500

Crew lunch

1500 - 1600

Interview

  • Nursery Web Spider
  • Water Spider

Questions

  • How did you get interested in spiders?
  • What New Zealand spiders have you been especially interested in?
  • Tell us about the nursery web spider
  • Is it related to the water spider?
  • Is this group found only in New Zealand?

Simon Pollard from Canterbury University School of Biological Sciences talks about the two members of the spider genus Dolomedes that are native to New Zealand.

Interviewed by Chris Todd (Forest & Bird).

1600 - 1700

Interview

  • Backyard Biodiversity in Canterbury - a Review

Mike Bowie from Lincoln University talks about the new booklet.

Interviewed by Chris Todd (Forest & Bird).

1700 - 1800

Interview

  • From Sea to Scree: The Diversity of Invertebrate Habitats in Canterbury

Questions

  • Why are endemic invertebrates of value?
  • What is of value in Canterbury?
  • What threats do these values face?
  • What is being done, and can be done to protect these values?

Warren Chinn from DOC Canterbury Conservancy talks about ...

Interviewed by Chris Todd (Forest & Bird).

1800 - 1900

Closing sequence

 

Day Four - Saturday 13 March 2010

1000 - 1100

Crew meeting

1100 - 1200

Interview

  • Ashley/Rakahuri Rivercare Group

Questions

  • What is the ARRG Inc?
  • Why is it needed?
  • Tell me more about braided rivers and their problems.
  • Which birds are of most concern?
  • Why are they threatened on the Ashley river?
  • What is the Group doing about it?
  • How successful have you been?
  • Can others learn from your experiences, successes / failures?

Joan Miles talks about ...

Interviewed by Di Robertson (Boffa Miskell).

1200 - 1300

Shine TV inserts

1300 - 1400

Interview

Questions

  • What is your project? Tell me about the park
  • How did it start
  • Where did it go from there
  • How long has it taken so far
  • Who’s funding the project
  • What was the site used for previously
  • What’s planted there
  • Who does the work
  • How has the park been developed
  • Do you have planting days / open days
  • How can the public get involved
  • What do people do there / is the park used by people (Jim, Rona)
  • What is going to happen there in the future, any more development or planting
  • What kind of wildlife are seen there (Jim)
  • To what do you attribute the success of this park
  • What advice would you give someone else who wanted to do a project like this
  • What did you learn, what could have been done better
  • What did you do right
  • Lastly, tell us again where to find the park, and what to look for

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

Interviewed by Di Robertson (Boffa Miskell).

1400 - 1500

Crew lunch

1500 - 1600

Demonstration

Ryan Young from Florascapes demonstrates usage and safety with scrub bars.

Interviewed by Rob McCaw (ECAN).

1600 - 1700

Demonstration

Ian Orchard from Bunnings demonstrates how to look after your hand tools.

Interviewed by Rob McCaw (ECAN).

1700 - 1800

Interview

  • Native Plants
  • Regeneration

Props

  • Powerpoint

Horticultural tutor, Ryan Young talks about two polytech unit standards.

Interviewed by Rob McCaw (ECAN).

1800 - 1900

Closing sequence

 

Day Five - Sunday 14 March 2010

1000 - 1100

Natural History film shots against a blue screen, science displays

Scientists Ian Orchard and Simon Pollard presenting

Bugs, fish, flowers etc

1100 - 1200

Interview

  • Enrichment Planting

Jason Butt from Wai-ora Nursery talks about planting subsequent to the initial planting of common nursey species.

Interviewed by ?

1400 - 1500

Crew lunch

1500 - 1700

Natural History film shots, science displays

Scientists Ian Orchard and Simon Pollard presenting

Bugs, fish, flowers etc

1700 - 1800

Dinner

1900 - Pack-out film crew gear
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