NEWS FOR THE WEEK

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PUKEMOKEMOKE WORKING BEE

19th SEPTEMBER 1pm

A reminder that the September working bee at Pukemokemoke will go ahead at 1pm as usual. I will be away but you will be in good hands with Harpal, Fred and Daniel likely to be there. Work will include some planting up the hill but mainly working on privet regrowth. A couple of backpack sprayers would be useful and Bob if you had your drench gun available for glyphosate that would be very useful. A slasher and bush knife for cutting a nick in larger privet would also be useful as would a couple of loppers.

Have a great day, Warwick

WAIKATO BIODIVERSITY FORUM INVITATION SATURDAY 31st OCTOBER 9am to 3.30PM

Join us for the next Waikato Biodiversity Forum

Saturday 31st October at Ngatira Marae, Ngatira Rd, off SH1, Lichfield 9am - 3.30pm

Mokaihaha Kōkako Recovery Project

Iwi stories

Kōkako census info

Biology of kōkako

Kōkako translocation

Bus trip to visit the Mokaihaha reserve with local iwi and kōkako experts

Learn about kōkako, this exciting project and opportunities to be involved Free event Lunch provided

To register your attendance please:

Email your details to Moira at  m.cursey@xtra.co.nz or phone Moira with your details on 027 222 3791 or 0800246348

Please register by Friday 16th October 2015

Biodiversity Forum poster.pdf

WOOL CARPET AVAILABLE IN NOVEMBER

A house lot of wool carpet will be available in November

please phone Mary 854 0802 if you are interested

YATES SPRING VEGIE GROWING CHALLENGE 2015

Hi my name is Grace and I am 9 and live in Hamilton and go to Rototuna Primary School .

I am very proud to be the 2015 Yates Vegie Growing Challenge Kids Ambassador.

Part of My roll is to be able to invite you to Grow your own fun and enter the

 Yates Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2015

It is open to individuals of all ages as well as school Gardens all the information you need to enter is in this link

http://www.yates.co.nz/vegie-challenge/2015

Prize Categories:

• Best individual gardener, adult – $500 cash (via cheque) and $500 worth of Yates products

• Best individual gardener, children – $500 cash (via cheque) and $500 worth of Yates products

• Best community garden – $500 cash (via cheque) and $500 worth of Yates products

• Best school garden – $500 cash (via cheque) and $500 worth of Yates products

Runners Up Prizes for

• Best use of Yates products

• Most helpful and informative blog

• Best “failed” attempt at growing vegies

+ Lots of prizes throughout the challenge!

can I please ask you to help me by sending this Email around your work place, to friends ,schools, rest homes and on to any one in New Zealand who would be keen to find out about this Yates competition

feel free to copy and paste on facebook

I love Growing things and helping get others to join in

I am very lucky to have my own Facebook page Called Growing THEM BIG in New Zealand with Grace. to find out more about me have a look

https://www.facebook.com/GrowingThemBigInNewZealandWithGrace 

Thanks So much Grace Lusty

 

OCTOBER IS SAVE KIWI MONTH

and we'd love you to get involved by joining in with the Great Kiwi Morning Tea to raise funds to protect kiwi.

Why kiwi need your help

In unmanaged areas, we are losing up to three kiwi every single day. If we did nothing, they could be gone from the wild within a couple of generations. That means that by the time our children become grandparents, they could be telling their grandchildren stories about kiwi that begin 'Once upon a time...' but do not end happily ever after.

We need to make sure that we're doing what we can right now to ensure that the kiwi that we have left survive. And more than that, we need to create an environment where they can thrive.

The good news is that there are people working hard up and down the country to make this happen. They just need our help to keep going.

What's the Great Kiwi Morning Tea?

We're asking New Zealanders to get together on Friday 16th October and hold a Great Kiwi Morning Tea to raise funds for kiwi. We'd love you to get involved. You could organise an event for friends and family, or hold a morning tea at work. We're also asking schools to hold a morning tea so if you're involved with any schools, please speak to them about taking part too!

Of course, we understand that Friday 16th may not work for everyone so if another date works better for you, that's fine. And if you'd rather organise a Saturday afternoon barbeque, an evening cocktail party or another type of fundraising event instead of a morning tea, that's absolutely fine too.

The most important thing is to get involved if you can and help raise money to protect our precious national icon.

Fundraise and win a fantastic Nestlé Hamper!

We've got a fantastic hamper, kindly donated by Nestlé, to give away to our top fundraiser so make sure you promote your event well and encourage people to be as generous as they can.

We also have a Nestlé hamper to give away for the best picture of a Great Kiwi Morning Tea. So, get creative and have fun!

Register now! https://www.kiwisforkiwi.org/greatkiwimorningtea/register/

All you need to do is fill in the form online to register, download your fundraising resources materials from the website and get planning.

If you have any questions along the way, please don't hesitate to contact me, either at sarah@kiwisforkiwi.org or on 09 307 4843.

Thank you so much for your support.

Best regards, Sarah

TWO COMMUNITY TRUSTEE VACANCIES ON THE MAUNGATAUTARI ECOLOGICAL ISLAND TRUST BOARD

Details attached

maungatau trustees proof 3 September 15..pdf

WESTON A PRICE ORGANIC BUTCHERY AND VOLARE BAKERY TOUR SAT 26th September.

The tours will start at 1.30 and will be half and hour in each of the butchery and bakery.

Numbers are limited to 20 with 10 visiting each venue at a time. Cost is $10 to be paid in advance and may include a take home sausage.. Unfortunately Volare will not have started baking for the day so there will not be a lot of baking to see but I'm sure it will be interesting never the less.

If you wish to reserve a spot please let me know ASAP as there are very limited spaces.

wapfhamilton@gmail.com

Marea Smith.

 

THE WASTE MINIMISATION FUND IS NOW OPEN

If you’ve got a great idea for reducing waste, from next week Hamilton City Council is offering a share of a $50,000 government fund to help get that idea off the ground.

The Contestable Waste Minimisation Fund allocates $50,000 annually from the Government’s national waste levy to fund

Find Link Attached and Best of Luck!

http://www.hamilton.govt.nz/our-council/news/Pages/default.aspx?newsItem=4090

 

 

ADVANCED PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE

I’m reaching out today to let you know about the Advanced Permaculture Design weekend we are sponsoring here in Tauranga, led by Dan Palmer.

 

If you know of anyone with their PDC who might be interested, would you please pass this along? We have two spots remaining which I would love not to go to waste.

http://www.plentypermaculture.co.nz/event/advanced-permaculture-design/

We look forward to meeting you one day!

Catherine Dunton-McLeod

 

 

 

 

 



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