February/March events coming up

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Tomorrow - reminder Trust Waikato Funding Roadshow at Hamilton Gardens 10 - 4pm.

Workshops  - Animal Pest Management and Safe Working in the Bush, 22nd Feb and 18th March
Waikato Biodiversity Forum/Biodiversity Advice Waikato
A Workshop is available to provide information and training to conservation community groups and individuals to encourage personal safety and correct use of resources while carrying out animal pest control.
Choice of two venues:
22nd February 2009 West Waikato at Pirongia School Hall, Pirongia,  Time 9.15am-2.35pm
OR 18th March 2009 Thames at Kauaeranga Visitors Centre, Thames. Time 9.15am-2.35pm

This Workshop is an opportunity for you to:-
· learn from qualified people about the most effective way to control animal pests in your backyard or your favourite indigenous area
· learn how to be safe in the forest
· share various options and ideas that have been found to be effective
* have fun and share ideas with others who undertake conservation related work
* bring a carload of volunteers/contractors involved with your conservation community group.

Contact Janice Hoverd, Biodiversity Advice Waikato

Ph 0800246 348 email biodiv  at   bioforum.org.nz

 
1 - 28 February Bikewise Month
18th February -
Go by Bike day - Breakfast


28th February  - Good life Expo

At Hamilton Gardens, in conjunction with the Right Bank Arts Festival and Summer Festival. Hear Linda Hallinan speaking at 2pm. Bring all the family for a fun day, animals, food, entertainment.
Any community groups or organisations wanting stalls please contact Cheryl, 834 2249. Some spaces still available.

Seaweek 2009 One Ocean - it starts with me

Thursday March 5th NZAEE Seaweek
As part of Seaweek, the Waikato Branch of NZAEE (NZ Assn for Environmental Education) are hosting an evening at Chartwell Room Hamilton Gardens, starting 6pm.
Hamilton's link with the ocean is the Waikato River. Come and hear a variety of speakers on issues and perspectives surrounding the River and the community along its banks. More details to come.
For more information please contact Katherine at the Environment Centre, 839 4452.

Sunday 1st March Earth Ocean and Environment Trail
10.30  - 4pm

Follow our Earth, Ocean & Environment Trail to learn about the environment of our region - you are welcome to visit any of the stops we have prepared, where experts from Waikato University will explain the landforms, discuss the environment, and answer your questions.
For more info www.earth.waikato.ac.nz or pick up a brochure from the Environment Centre, or phone Sydney Wright 07 838 4024

Sunday 1st of March 2009 from 9.30 - 2.30 the Whaingaroa Environment Centre together with Raglan Community House and Xtreme Waste are starting Seaweek by holding  'Maui Dolphin Day & the Xtreme Raft Race - A National

Children's Day Event'.  The theme of the day is connecting people to the ocean. It is a celebration and awareness raising of the Raglan marine environment and includes free fun activities for children and families, with a water focus. We are promoting the importance and value of our
harbour, its waters and all the life, marine and human, that lives in and around it.

This year there with be lots of family fun and a focus on members of the community sharing their skills: Raglan Kayaks will hold a raft building workshop and a local flax weaver will be providing some hands on learning.  There will be our Waka Ama club taking people for a paddle, Te
Roopu Aroha kit e Reo will perform Kapa Haka, school children will perform the Maui dolphin song, a local classic, and other Raglan celebrities will provide musical entertainment.  Food will be available provided by the
Raglan Kindergarten and Kohanga Reo.
We will again be having a Sand Sculpture Competition, displays from the children's  Art competition and the famous and really enjoyable Xtreme Raft Race.  Bring your family and enjoy a special Raglan event. If you would like any further information contact the Whaingaroa
Environment Centre on 07 8250480 or email us at wenvc@kol.co.nz.

26th March Environmental Community Group Expo

at Hamilton Gardens - useful day for all community groups, interesting speakers, food, networking so put it in your diary. Registrations are essential. Contact Rachael 021 261 5759 or email rachael@envirocentre.org.nz

28th March
EARTH HOUR!
8.30 - 9.30pm

Hamilton joins the world in raising awareness of Global warming - lots more to come.
Watch this space for heaps of exciting events, tying in with the Balloons Nightglow.

25 - 29th March Balloons over the Waikato

Stream Research - opportunity to win $200 worth of groceries
The purpose of this research is to find out what features YOU value about urban streams. Do you think it is worthwhile protecting and restoring Hamilton streams?

Please take a moment to look at the information about Hamilton streams and the sources of pollution and environmental damage. Then fill in the survey to have your say.  300 people are needed to fill in the online survey. Please go to the website and check it out. There are 2 prizes of $200 grocery vouchers to be won.Please forward this email to everyone you know in or near Hamilton

www.hamiltonstreams.webhop.org


 

 

 



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