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Many thoughtful leaders are suggesting Divesting from Fossil Fuels - but what does this mean? What is Divestment?

Robert Moore, Social Justice Enabler at Anglican Action, has been working with the Anglican Church on their Divestment Strategy. Robert will lead a discussion on Divestment at the Waikato Sustainability Network Meeting,

Monday the 23rd of May, 12-1.30pm

Waikato Environment Centre,

242 Peachgrove Rd, Hamilton.

Come and chat, network, learn and share. Cup of tea provided



This is going to landfill at the end of this week. Can anyone use it please?

Its 1.9m x 1,4m. Rimu veneer with solid rimu shelving inside




Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park - Planting Working bees for the coming month

Working bee on Saturday 28th May cancelled due to Arbor Day planting

Friday 3 June Arbor Day planting 9am -midday in the Zoo carpark with schools. There are $20,000 plants to go in the ground -come along if you can to help the students plant trees- the odd plant can go in the ground upside down and need tipping up the right way!!

Thursday 8 June with Wintec students -come along if you can spare some time to help them.

Saturday 11 June Friends planting 9am -midday meet in the carpark opposite the Zoo. Bring your own spade if possible and gloves, wear gumboots bring wet weather gear just incase.

Saturday 25 June Friends Planting 9am -midday meeting place etc same as above

Saturday 30 July Friends Planting 9am -midday meeting place etc same as above

Saturday 27 August Friends Planting 9am - midday meeting place etc same as above

We'd really like a heads up on number who can attend on Saturday 11 June planting as we need to bring the correct number of plants to the site. If we bring too many we have to take them back and it's a lot of double handling. So can you please RSVP to the 11 June planting by Monday 6 June.

Last year we got such as good turn out to the largest planting that we were finished before midday which was really satisfying. Bring along friends and family and spread the work amongst your networks.

Cheers Moira Cursey

Convenor of Friends of Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park


Upcoming Mangakotukutuku Stream Care planting dates

Saturday 21st May, 2.00pm, Sandford Park, Meet at bridge , access off Peacockes Road entrance, park along access track.

Saturday 11th June, 3.00pm, Sandford Park Meet at bridge , access off Peacockes Road entrance, park along access track.

Saturday 2nd July, 1.00pm, Edgeview Subdivision, Edgeview Crescent, access off Edgeview Cres , park on road just past #39

Mangakotukutuku Stream Care Group

Enhancing the biodiversity and health of urban streams



Native plants, well-grown, eco-sourced, plantable now, at competitive prices, surplus to own restoration project. Available: Manuka, Wineberry, Karamu, Kawakawa, Kowhai, Pate, Totara.

Please contact Betty Collins ph 07 -8478271 email: for more details.




Waikato Botanical Trip Coming Up 

Room Change for AGM tonight, now in SG.03 at UOW

A date for your diaries, a Botanical Society trip coming up in two weeks time.

More details will be provided closer to the date.

Our first visit to the new Ed Hillary Hope Reserve, established by the Native Forest Restoration Trust and opened in May 2015. The new reserve contains 180 hectares of established forest and more than 280 hectares of farm land well suited for restoration. It adjoins the Four Brothers Scenic Reserve, on the Hamilton Raglan Road. The reserve and restoration project contribute significantly to the network of protected native forest areas within 20 kilometres of Hamilton. It will also become part of Waikato Regional Council’s Halo Project, which involves active pest animal control at selected sites near Hamilton to support birdlife such as tui and kereru.

To assist restoration and protection efforts, more information is needed on the existing flora of the reserve. Trip details are yet to be finalized, but those coming from Hamilton will probably meet as usual at the Landcare carpark in Hamilton, then at the reserve entrance on Old Mountain Road, Waitetuna. If the weather is bad we will consider postponing to the Sunday. Watch this site for more details.


2016 Conference 6-8 July




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