NEWS THIS WEEK

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FOREST & BIRD TALKS - NOTE IN YOUR CALENDAR

Thursday 11th February

Speaker: Pip Wallace

Pip is the Convenor of the Environmental Planning Programme at the University of Waikato.

The presentation will examine the problem of human disturbance of coastal birds and how to better resolve this through spatial planning and law.

7.30pm in the Chartwell Room at Hamilton Gardens.


Peels Creek - Maratoto Sunday 14th February

9.45am Meet at the bottle at Paeroa or at 10am at the beginning of Maratoto Rd.

We will walk up Peels Creek valley to where the mine was and have lunch there. Easy walk, but there are stream crossings and a bit of swamp, so you will need good footwear with non-slip soles.

Leader Keith Wilkinson 027 3666 194027 3666 194

Please let Keith know if you are coming. Also if you want to carpool.

 

CIDER VARIETIES:  HELP NEEDED

I am researching particular cider apple varieties in the UK, which I believe may have disappeared from the orchards of Herefordshire and Somerset. I am aware that certain cider apple varieties were taken by nineteenth century migrants throughout the world. For example I am in contact with the Australian Society which has led to the identification of a number of  varieties of interest which were taken there. I have very little information regarding the possible transport of cider apples into New Zealand during the nineteenth century.

Does your society have any records of cider varieties from the UK being planted in New Zealand and, if so, Â whether these varieties are still cultivated? If not are you aware of such documentation or collections elsewhere in NewZealand?

Kindest regards

Dr Don Munn    dmunn_54@hotmail.com

 

NZAEE SEAWEEK 27 February to 6 March 2016

Get Involved! Seaweek is all about learning from each other and sharing experiences about and around the sea. No one agency or organization in New Zealand manages our ocean, it is something we all contribute to.
If you, your organization, group, company, family or community would like to hold an event, run a competition or host any other kind of activit
y during Seaweek we will publicise it for you – contact the National Coordinator, Mels Barton on
mels@subliminal.co.nz 021 213 7779
with your ideas.021 213 7779

 

 

 

Seaweek2016_briefing.pdf
Seaweek-poster-2016-PRINT-A3-3mm-bleed-.pdf

 

Te Ao Marama "Festival of Expression" Raglan Saturday February 13

HAMILTON CITY OF THE FUTURE!

Do you want a city that protects the Earth for future generations, that enables strong, resilient communities, that prioritises wellbeing, that helps us to live more lightly? Come along to An Evening with the Sustainability Panel, Jeanette Fitzsimons, Annie Perkins and Dr Wayne Cartwright.

Find out about their report to Hamilton City Council and a vision for sustainability in Hamilton City. Monday 15th of February, 5-7pm, at The Greenspace - 60 Te Aroha St, Hamilton. RSVP is essential to anna@envirocentre.org.nz

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JUBILEE PARK FEBRUARY 13th

Please join us and other volunteers at Jubilee Park this Saturday, February 13th at 9.00am. The Jubilee Care Group meet at the Migrant Centre car park area.

The red dot is where the group meets and the light blue dot shows the local bus stop.

The majority of the tasks we engage in are weeding, pest plant removals and planting New Zealand native trees.

For all the projects we carry out a ‘Health & Safety’ briefing with the volunteers on site before starting projects and an explanation of tasks for the day.

Most of the sites require the volunteers to have;

1. Suitable footwear (gumboots good as many sites are wet & muddy)

2. Raincoat during (Spring/Autumn etc.)

3. Sunhat & own sun block (skin cancer prevention)

4. Gardening gloves (I have some pairs, however pays to bring your own just in case)

5. Drink (water is good, i generally provide orange juice but good to bring your own)

6. Lunch or food (not provide so volunteers if working through need to bring their own food, projects usually require physical activity so they need to have something to sustain themselves)

Community Planting Co-ordinator | Parks and Open Spaces

DDI: 07 838 650107 838 6501 | Mob: 021 286 2066021 286 2066 | Email: gerard.kelly@hcc.govt.nz

WWF HABITAT PROTECTION FUND

HI Everyone

The WWF Habitat Protection fund is open and closes on 13 March. Check out the link below for criteria and application form.

http://www.wwf.org.nz/what_we_do/community_funding/habitat_protection_fund/

Cheers Moira

Moira Cursey  Waikato Biodiversity Forum Coordinator

0800 2463480800 246348 FREE

027 2223791027 2223791

www.waikatobiodiversity.org.nz

COUNT ME IN HUI FOR AGENCIES AND COMMUNITY AND INFO FOR YP (YOUNG PERSON HUI)

count me in hui.pdf

DO YOU KNOW OF OR WORK WITH 16 -18 MAORI AND PASIFICA YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ARE OUTSIDE THE EDUCATION SYSTEM (NOT IN SCHOOL)
The Ministry of Education Count Me In Team (CMI) will be holding a hui to meet with agencies and community networks and those who are interested in referring young people.
This meeting will be to meet with referral partners to discuss referral processes and any feedback/reporting interests.
When: 16th February 2016
Where: Western Community Centre at 46 Hyde Avenue Nawton
Time: 1.30 – 2.30pm
hui2.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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