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NEW IN THE CENTRE

For the discerning tree owner.  We now have The Tree Necklace from local artist Tanya Hollatz.

Crafty people: Donate your scrap material!


We are looking for the sewing and crafting leftovers in your fabric stash. Most crafters will have a stash of material left over from projects that are never going to be used. We'd love to have some of that material for a project that we are working on.

We are hoping to turn unwanted fabric into draft stoppers that can be used in cold, breezy homes. We'll be running a Warm up for Winter event in June so need to get needles working soon if these are going to be ready on time. In addition to fabric we need material for stuffing.

Please contact Sarah at the Waikato Environment Centre for more information and if you can help us out by providing fabric or stuffing: 07 839 4452 or permaculture@envirocentre.org.nz

We also need volunteers who would like to help us to sew. I would love to hear from you if you can give some time to bring your machine along to a few cutting and sewing sessions.

 

 

 

FOREST AND BIRD AGM TONIGHT!!

Thursday 21st April, 7.30 Chartwell Room, Hamilton Gardens

Speaker: Rob Fenwick CNZM

‘Predator Free NZ – a lifeline for kiwi’

 

All Welcome!

Rob will talk about one of the most ambitious conservation projects undertaken in NZ – ambitious, but achievable.

New Zealand has extraordinary native flora and fauna. It sustains us, it helps our tourism industry to thrive, and we identify with it. However, every single decade more of our species are listed as endangered. DOC estimates that 25 million birds die per year through predation by mammalian pests. There are now billions of rats and millions of stoats and feral cats causing devastation around the country. We need to work together, all of us, to halt the decline.

A trustee of Predator Free NZ, Rob is also Chairman of Kiwis for Kiwi, Antarctica New Zealand, Greenlane Biogas Ltd and New Zealand Waste Advisory Board. He’s an advisory board member on NEXT Foundation, Westpac and Air NZ and a director of EnviroMark Ltd.

Rob was made Companion of New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Conservation and he has an Honorary Doctorate in Natural Resources from Lincoln University. Fenwick Piedmont in Antarctica is named after him.

Rob Fenwick is a passionate environmental entrepreneur.

Rob has held governance roles with many organisations including Landcare Research, TVNZ, St John, Antarctica NZ, NZBCSD and Ngati Whatua Orakei, was a finalist in this year’s New Zealander of the Year Awards, and was recently inducted into the Business Hall of Fame.

Waikato Vital Signs 2016 Invitation

Click here for further information


HAMILTON CITY COUNCIL FEEDBACK REQUEST

After adopting the Biking Plan last year Hamilton City Council are looking for feedback on biking in Hamilton through a short survey. Take a couple of minutes to let us know what you think and you will be helping us as we plan for the future.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BikeHamilton2016

 

NZ Association for Environmental Education latest news

KiwEENews 18.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 



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