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Don’t forget there is parking and entry at the back. Hope to see you all!

Starting this week!

Kaivolution our Food Recovery Project is now Running

Thanks to all those that have volunteered to help out ,..we are currently looking for two more volunteers  during the week ( 12pm to 2pm) and two more for Saturday  morning (10am to 12pm )if you have the time  and want to make a difference please ring Jan 839 4452

07 839 4452


Waikato Community Garden Network Meeting Friday 13th March 12 to 2pm

Rhode Street School Dinsdale Hamilton

Bring your own lunch or buy a $5 cooked lunch by students. Please let Anna know before 12pm Thursday if you would like to buy lunch".

Followed by information sharing discussion and a tour of the school garden. If you are involved in a community garden or would like to be please come along

For more information please phone Anna at the Waikato Environment Centre 839 4452



Are you concerned?

If so, we welcome you to attend this information evening explaining what is happening to the lake now, and into the future.

Cambridge Town Hall 7 pm ,

Thursday 19th March.

Cambridge meeting invitation-1.pdf



Collaborative leadership, also referred to as collective leadership, describes the skills and mindsets needed to effectively lead with other leaders when outcomes can’t be achieved by one leader alone. This workshop examines the mindsets, behaviours and skills of collaborative leaders and collaborative leadership teams. The workshop contrasts collaborative leadership with other leadership approaches. There is a focus on identifying participant’s existing leadership frameworks and strengths with a view to each participant creating a Leadership Development Plan. These enable new collaborative leadership skills to be learnt on-the-job. The workshop is suitable for informal leaders and team leaders, managers and executive team leaders.

The workshop includes:

• What is collaborative leadership and how does it contribute to organisation and overall sector effectiveness?

• When does a collaborative leadership approach to organisational change give the best result?

• How does collaborative leadership create organisational change and transformation?

• What are the mindsets, capabilities and skills of collaborative leadership?

• What are the main leadership approaches collaborative leadership is related to?

• How to develop collaborative leadership mindsets, relationship capabilities and skills in yourself and the teams you lead?

One full day workshop: $320 + GST. This includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, all workshop materials and a certificate.


20 April 2015 - Wellington

21 April 2015 - Auckland

10.00 am - 5.00 pm




We have a very exciting event coming up on 26th March 2015 at the Hamilton Garden's Pavilion. 3 international speakers talk about food,health and what it happening to our kids. - See the attached flier. Put it in your diaries and if you can help us out with organising and promoting this event it will be fantastic. Cost is $15 presale or if you bring a friend. or $20 at the door. It is a rare opportunity to see these three speakers sharing the same platform.

Child, health and food poster A4-1.pdf

I'm loving being the WAPF Hamilton chapter leader with the learning and challenges it brings, however it seems running such an active and growing chapter is a big job and one that could easily and willingly be shared with other passionate followers. With that in mind, I'm putting a call out for anyone who may want to be involved in the administration of our chapter by creating a committee. Please email me if you are interested.

Our 3rd chapter meeting will be all about fermented beverages.

• Saturday 28th March, 1-4pm

• at Forest Lake School Link to Map to Forest Lake School

• $5 koha towards hall hire


I look forward to hearing from you.

Nāku i runga i aku mihi ki a koe


Marea Smith

WAPF Hamilton Chapter Leader.


Utilising Resources Workshop: Rotorua ( includes Solar Power)

March 29th 1pm-2.30pm

85 Te Puea Rd, Tikitere, Rotorua

Rotorua Small Farm Open Day 2015-1.doc



Nominations are now open for the 2015 Youth Awards, which celebrate young people who’ve achieved outstanding results, or people who’ve made a significant contribution to support and champion young people, says Youth Minister Nikki Kaye.

“The 2015 Awards will recognise 40 people and organisations across eight different award categories, so if you know someone who deserves recognition for their achievements, please put their name forward,” says Ms Kaye.

“Last year, recipients included the founder of the Christchurch baking army, which fed volunteers cleaning up after the Canterbury earthquakes, to an artist helping young people who had abandoned their studies to refocus on education, and young people tackling issues such as bullying and global poverty.

“The award categories in 2015 celebrate qualities such as leadership and young people who have supported youth activities in areas such as the arts, culture, sport or the environment.

“There are also awards for youth groups, youth with disabilities and for the first time this year, individuals or organisations who’ve supported or championed young people in any type of activity.

“A special category this year is the Anzac Youth Award, which is for young people who’ve helped recognise the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, or helped celebrate the Anzac spirit.”

This year, 25 youth ambassadors will also be supported to travel to Turkey to attend the Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli.

“I am pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the Youth Awards after meeting this morning with people involved in promoting social and business enterprise activities for youth, including Guy Ryan, recently named Young New Zealander of the Year.

“Guy recognises that with the right support, today’s young people can change the world, something he encourages through his Inspiring Stories Trust, which offers programmes aimed at helping young people unleash their potential.

“The Youth Awards are a way of shining the spotlight on young people showing this potential, as well as others like Guy who are helping and encouraging youth to be the best they can be.”

Nominations close 28 April 2015. For more information, see here.

Notes for editors:

2015 Youth Award categories

Change Maker

For young people who’ve embraced diversity to create change in their community


For young people who’ve demonstrated leadership in a project or organisation

Giving Back

For young people whose actions address a current need and have had a significant impact in their community

Working for Youth

For young people whose actions support other young people in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, the environment or sport

Youth with Disability

For young people with a disability who’ve made a significant contribution to the disability sector and/or their community

Youth Group

For a group of young people who’ve made a significant contribution to their community in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, the environment or sport

Anzac Youth Award

For individuals or a group of young people whose activities have helped recognise the Gallipoli landings centenary, and/or celebrated the creation of the Anzac spirit

Youth Champion

For individuals or an organisation making a significant contribution to young people in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, education, the environment, health, research or sport


Carolyn Todd

Community Funding Advisor | Community Development and Leisure


DDI: 07 958 596807 958 5968 | Fax: 07 838 6751 | Email:

Hamilton City Council | Private Bag 3010 | Hamilton 3240 | www.hamilton.





I would like to invite you to an upcoming event on Wednesday, 29th April 2015.

This is an event for anyone who is currently supporting a family member with a chronic illness, a disability, health impairment or mental illness.

If you want to have more energy, more focus and more fun in 2015 then this is the session with Linda Hutchings is for you.

There’s no doubt we are living in challenging times and sometimes life throws us curve balls. Stuff we didn’t expect or want in our lives! So how do we maintain and even build our enthusiasm and zest for life during tough times?

In this fun, fast-paced and highly interactive session with Linda shares her top seven practical strategies for building (and maintaining!) your levels of energy and inspiration. You will come away focused, fired up and full of new ideas which will help you .


This event will be held at Wintec’s City Campus, Events Room 1, Gallagher Hub (5.30pm-7.30pm)

There will be “ self-care’ spot prizes on the night.

Spaces are limited so please RSVP by 17th April 2015 to


This event has been kindly supported by Linda Hutchings, Wintec sponsoring a venue, Community Waikato assisting with taking bookings and other sponsorship for catering and spot prizes.


I would really appreciate if you know of anyone else that may benefit from attending this session that you pass this invitation on.


Kind regards.

Janet Loughnan

Revitalise Flyer.pdf



Book Launch Raglan Stephen Barstow: 'Around the World in 80 Plants' tour

Stephen Barstow, Norway based, will be giving a talk in Raglan on Sunday the 22nd of this month to promote his new book.

We would like every effort from permaculture minded heads to network and promote this event, and it would be great to have your buy in.

We are currently still to confirm a venue.



National Marine and Freshwater Education Wānanga Conference 2015

Saturday 11th – Monday 13th April, 2015 - Northland – Whangārei

Whakapaumahara Marae, Whananaki, Northland


Registrations essential $390 waged professional $290 non waged/student/teacher/not for profit


For more information please contact

Samara Nicholas - Programme Director of the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust

Home office: 09 433 820509 433 8205 Mobile: 0210362019 Email:


National Marine and Freshwater Education Wananga Conference 2015_programme_v3.pdf
Na Marine TSCT_rego_form_2015.pdf




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