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Saturday 26 September 2015 - We will be weeding and /or releasing plants. The weeding will involve walking through previous plantings and pulling out seedling such as blackberry and gorse.

9am - midday

Meet in the car park on Brymer Road opposite the zoo.

Best to bring gloves and wear gumboots in case we're working in wet areas. And most importantly morning tea.

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning. Much appreciated

Cheers Moira Co-convenor of Friends of Waiwhakareke



Ngatira Marae on Saturday 31 October. We’ve got an awesome line up of speakers and a trip to the reserve which is inaccessible to the public at this stage. Cheers Moira

Agenda and registration attached

Registration form Mokaihaha.pdf

Mokaihaha agenda.pdf




The Behavioural Science team at Opus Research Wellington is looking for participants for an upcoming cycling study which involves observing cyclist and driver behaviours in a natural context. This research will be used to help improve cycling-driver interactions and cyclist safety.

To participate, you need to:

· Be able to travel to Roto-o-rangi Road, Cambridge (Waipapa District).

Be willing and fit enough to ride a bicycle on a flat, 8km course multiple times (with lots of breaks).

· If riding your own bicycle, be willing to have a measuring device attached to your bicycle (just like a carrier bag).

· If you don't think your bike would be suitable, be okay with using one of the bikes that we will have on site.

· Be available for up to 8 hours on the day (or 4 hours if you would prefer to come along for half the day).

· Provide a contact phone number so we can confirm details with you closer to the time

We very much appreciate all our participants and will give each a $50 voucher (or $30 for half a day) as a token of our appreciation. If interested, contact me directly by email ( or phone (04-587-0630).



Waikato SPCA has goats coming in and nowhere for them to go are there any people who have farms/small holdings that would be interested in homing a goat? Please contact Waikato SPCA directly with enquiries. P 847 4868



A fortnightly selection of topical news and views about economic, social and environmental issues.

Designed especially for accountants and those who use the services of accountants. See attached

Sustainability Matters_2015_09_17.pdf


Help make a difference to people with autism by giving one hour of your time to our Annual Appeal.

This year, our Annual Appeal is on Friday 16 October and we are looking for collectors. Please pass this message onto your contacts.

To register your interest, please contact Vicki Maxwell (, (07) 849 2896



Postponing our annual planting day to next Sunday (27th September) instead. Same time, at 9am from the Kaniwhaniwha Reserve carpark and same deal as before, with a sausage sizzle to end the planting around 12pm. Bring a spade, drink bottle and wear suitable clothing.

We have 1500 plants to get in the ground, so please consider coming if you can. Please let others know that might be interested and hope the weather will be a bit kinder to us this time!

Any queries, please give me a call or text: 021 395 503.




We have a great opportunity to fill two Kaiwhakarite roles in our Community and Services Directorate. As part of the Tai-ranga-whenua team your role will be to advise and support the Pou Tūhono to ensure Council’s obligations to Māori are met through proactive engagement and culturally appropriate policies and processes. Included in this work is the support of governance, co-management, and the preservation and strengthening of partnerships with iwi Māori and communities across the region

Summer student emploment 2015/2016

Waikato Regional Council are also seeking senior students currently studying in a New Zealand tertiary institute (or similar) to assist with specific projects over the summer break. You’ll have the opportunity to work with professionals on a range of projects for our internal and external clients. We’re looking for students with a can-do attitude, heaps of initiative and a passion for learning. Our work environment is positive, we enjoy each other’s company and have fun.

To be considered for these summer student programme, we would like to know:

- What you’re currently studying

- What year you are in at university (if at all)

- Previous work experience (if any), don’t forget to include volunteer work


FITNESS EXPO FOR OLDER PEOPLE Saturday 26 September, 10:00am-12:00pm at Hamilton Gardens Rhododendron Lawn.

fitness flyer A5.pdf


SH3, Ohaupo Road walking & cycling project - Information Day Wed 7th Oct

I have recently received the following information from NZTA regarding an information day on October 7 for the Ohaupo Rd walking and cycling project.

While there are a lot of good things in the proposal, my main concern is that there is still no provision for safe crossing of Ohaupo Rd at the Glenview Shopping Centre. This means that access to the supermarket, library and other facilities is still dependent on people being able-bodied enough to get to a central refuge on a road with a 60kph speed limit (which often means 65kph in practice). That kind of speed is almost always lethal to a pedestrian in the case of a collision.

If you are concerned about this, please try to get along to the information day and have your say.

Kind regards, Judy


Please see the attached link for a copy of the flyer for the SH3, Ohaupo Road walking & cycling project Information Day.

The Information Day is to be held between 2pm and 7pm on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at Hamilton South Baptist Church on Ohaupo Road close to the intersection with Urlich Avenue.



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.

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. 17th and 18th Oct 2015

WAPF Hamilton will have a presence at this expo - please stop by and say hello if you are attending. If anyone would also like to help with this event, it would be very much appreciated. Please email me to make arrangements.

Save the Date for Sat Oct 31st.

The topic will be The Importance of Breakfast with real food examples and recipes; a presentation by Dr Sam Shay will included.

Noho ora mai

Marea Smith





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