NEWS FOR THE WEEK

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NEW BOOKS IN STORE  

 

Include:  The One Straw Revolution by  Masanobu Fukuoka

                The Weta Book by  Mike Meads

                 Growing Nutrient Dense Food by Kay Baxter

                 This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

                 On Guerrilla Gardening by Richard Reynolds

                   AND LOTS MORE!

REMINDER FOR KOMBUCHA WORKSHOP THIS THURSDAY 16th

7 PM

At The Waikato Environment Centre :Koha entry

The Kombucha and other Fermented Beverages workshop will be hosted by Marea Smith from Weston A. Price Foundation www.facebook.com/WAPFHamiltonNZ


-- and Alice Bulmer from local food website www.waikatofoodbasket.co.nz

What to bring: It would be helpful for people to bring a jar with a lid, if they want to take home a kombucha "mother" - ,And if anyone has any spare milk kefir grains or water kefir grains to share, they're welcome to bring them.
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Please RSVP to Jan admin@envirocentre.org.nz

FRIENDS OF WAIWHAKAREKE

Our next potting morning will be on FRIDAY 17th July at the Tamahere

Nursery (Devine Rd, off Airport Rd, next to Tamahere School Hall) from 9am-12 noon.

Don't forget your morning tea.

Thanks in anticipation,

Catherine Smith

PS We will do a ”best practice” potting demonstration after morning tea.

 

PUKEMOKEMOKE PLANTING REMINDER

This month's working bee is on Saturday July 18 at 1:00 pm. The plan is to continue planting the grassed areas with manuka and kanuka.

So far this month around five hundred trees have been planted in ideal conditions. The post hole borer takes care of the digging and the trees are at just the right stage to slip easily out of their pots and settle into the moist earth.

It is also just the right time of year to take a walk up towards the summit so you can search for the fungi that have appeared alongside the newly cleared track. There are hundreds of yellow and orange waxgills. Colourful and cute. If you look really carefully you might even find a few tendrils of yellow corals.

MATT & ANDY ASK FOR YOUR HELP!

We are Matt and Andy and we are all about inspiring New Zealanders to engage with simple solutions that help us look after our people our waterways and our land. We are running a campaign that is focused on reducing the use of plastic bags at supermarkets and farmers markets in Hamilton and Raglan.

Below is a link to a pledge me campaign we are running.

The reusable bags look awesome and a pretty good deal for $5

https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/3852-matt-andy-step-1-get-a-bag

 

THE WWF FUNDS ARE OPEN AGAIN AND CLOSE ON 31 JULY 2015.

Habitat Protection Fund

Environmental Education Action Fund

Here is the link on their website to the fund.www.wwf.org.nz/what_we_do/community_funding/

Moira Cursey

Waikato Biodiversity Forum Coordinator

 

Is Your Group Prepared For Changes In Work Health and Safety Laws?

Dear fellow conservation community member,

Safety at ‘work’ concerns us all, and we can all be impacted either directly or indirectly when someone is injured or worse, loses a life. New Zealand has a tragically poor record in work-place safety – and much of this is underpinned by the very-widely held belief ‘it won’t happen to me’. But of course, accidents happen daily – and to people like you and me. As you will be aware, we are soon to have new Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws introduced to hopefully improve our workplace performance, and these will also include and impact upon groups utilising volunteers.

Conservation Volunteers has worked with volunteers across New Zealand and Australia for over 30 years, and over that time, has developed tried and tested – and constantly updated – safety processes for field-based volunteer safety. These processes, together with policies, guidelines, and documentation have been collated and adapted for generic use into our ‘In Safe Hands’ toolkit. This kit outlines how the law impacts on your group, and how you can meet your obligations – and even more importantly, ensure the safety and well-being of your volunteers whilst remaining engaged and productive!

You can help us gain a better understanding of the conservation community’s needs in this area – and how the ‘In Safe Hands’ toolkit may assist meet those needs – by opening the link below and completing the survey; it will take about 5 minutes at most and will be much appreciated.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WF2ZQT3

This information will be collated with the responses from all community group responses and assist us in planning how we can best assist you and the practical conservation volunteer groups. Your responses are confidential and will be collated with all the responses. Individual groups will not be identified in any report.

With thanks,

Dave Sharp

National Programmes and Safety Manager

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand

m. +64 (0) 27 642 8230+64 (0) 27 642 8230 | t. +64 (0)9 623 7290+64 (0)9 623 7290 | f. +64 (0)9 623 7284

e. dsharp@conservationvolunteers.co.nz

w. www.conservationvolunteers.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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