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GRANDVIEW COMMUNITY GARDEN INSECTS TONIGHT

 

 

CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 17

Recent government freshwater reforms aim to improve how freshwater is managed in New Zealand. For example the NPS-FM 2014 requires councils to include mechanisms in regional plans to allow freshwater quality objectives to be met. These may include “edge-of-field” mitigations such as constructed wetlands, and larger multi-landowner mitigations such as Integrated Constructed Wetlands (ICWs). ICWs involve the reanimation (restoration) of wetlands to treat point and diffuse sources of polluted water while delivering on extensive biodiversity, cultural, aesthetic, and recreational values at local and catchment scales. We are lucky to have Dr Rory Harrington (Ireland), founder of the ICW concept, visit New Zealand in mid-February 2016 and present a seminar/workshop on ICWs, and how they might be applied to New Zealand situations.

The attached flier includes details of how to register for this day-long seminar/workshop hosted by Landcare Research and University of Waikato. There is a cost of $50 to cover catering and admin costs. Places are limited

wetlands Workshop.pdf

 

 

FUTURE LIVING CONVERSATIONS

If you want to live well and still be kind to the planet, these free introductory conversations are for you! The Future Living Conversations are fun, practical gatherings, offering you the future living skills needed to help you reduce carbon emissions, save money and create a healthier lifestyle. Come along to a supportive relaxed environment where you can ask questions, learn, and meet local experts and like-minded folk. The speakers include business owners, city council staff, enthusiasts and knowledgeable locals.

Future Living Conversations are facilitated by Waikato Environment Centre and are funded by Hamilton City Council. The conversations complement the Sustainable Living Aotearoa on line programme at www.sustainableliving.org.nz

 

ADMINISTRATOR POSITION AVAILABLE

Taiohi Toa is a registered Charitable Trust working in partnership with Hamilton Police Youth DevelopmentWe are seeking an experienced Administrator Extraordinaire who is confident with MYOB, financial reporting and payroll processing.

This is a fulltime position and we welcome applicants with:

 MYOB expertise

 Previous experience with funding application processes, contractual reporting and obligations

 Initiative and excellent communication skills

 Payroll processing (IMS)

 Ability to provide secretarial support

 Knowledge of Tikanga Maori

 General administrative skills including data entry

For an application pack please contact:

Taiohi Toa Trust

Private Bag 3078, Hamilton 3240 07 856 1355, Email: admin@taiohitoa.org.nz

Applications close Friday, 12th February at 5:00pm

 

TOOLBOX PARENTING COURSES

Parenting courses starting in the Waikato

Build a great family team. Join a Toolbox parenting group in your region and discover new ideas and strategies to add to your parenting kete.

Toolbox courses term 1 2016.pdf

 

ROOM WANTED

My name is Paula Bisphan I am the CEO of the Waikato Children’s Literacy Charitable Trust in Hamilton. I wanted to know if there are any community houses in Hamilton willing to share some office space on a casual basis long term, complete with the use of a computer phone and printer fax copier scanner etc.? Must be affordable thank you . The charity also needs advice to fund a new educational project for childrens Literacy and numeracy aged 5 to 12 years.

Contact Details

Name: Paula Bisphan

Phone: 02040928369

Email: paula77@slingshot.co.nz

 

VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR FOR INSIGHT ENDOMETRIOSIS IS SEARCHING FOR VOLUNTEERS

"CHANGING FUTURES”

Registered Charity as 'Endometriosis Waikato' (CC10906)

Phone or Text: 022 5855 124022 5855 124 Available Weekdays 9am - 5pm

email: admin@insightendometriosis.org.nz

Vollie Add.pdf


SOLSCAPE PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE at RAGLAN

In April 2016 we offer our popular Permaculture Design Certificate Course again at Solscape in Raglan, New Zealand.

This 2-week intensive learning experience will deliver participants their Permaculture Design Certificates while exploring the ideas of Designing for Change.

The course starts at April 8th and finishes at April 22nd 2016. The tutors are Rick Thorpe, Liz Stanway and the Raglan Permaculture Community.

Please visit website: http://www.solscape.co.nz/pdc2016

 

NZAEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Thursday 11 February 2016

Owen G Glenn building at The University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland Central.

 

 

NATIONAL NATURAL BUILDING DAYS

13 - 14 February 2016

An opportunity to come and visit a selection of Natural Buildings around New Zealand

Have a look here

 

The DV Bryant Trust is partnering with the Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit to co-host the 2016 Hamilton launch of their annual ‘State of the Nation’ report, this year entitled ‘Moving Targets’.   

 

It will take place in the City Council’s Reception Lounge in Garden Place on Wednesday 17th February beginning with refreshments at 5.00 pm.  Policy Analysts Alan Johnson and Reina Harris will present the latest data, analysis and commentary on our children and youth, crime and punishment, work and incomes, social hazards, and housing.

Come and get the latest ‘snapshot’ on social progress (or otherwise) in Aotearoa New Zealand.

For further information contact Lindsay Cumberpatch on lindsay.cumberpatch@bryanttrust.co.nz or phone or text (021) 279 2680(021) 279 2680.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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