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EnviroExpo 2016 - Evolocity and an Electric Bike Extravaganza!

The EnviroExpo is just three weeks away. And Evolocity is powering up, literally, to give you the ride of your life!

Come along to the Evolocity workshops, April 8-10, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the EnviroExpo. Learn about electric bike technology and how you to can embrace this in your life. Enjoy taking an electric bike for a spin - a 20 metre track will be there just waiting for you - Site 617 at the EnviroExpo! Get you tickets for the Waikato Show today - click here


Commuty Fruit Hamilton Hui - Tuesday 22nd of March

For all those interested in being part of this awesome community initiative - there are opportunities galore - not just picking!

Coordinating, posting, driving, boxing, delivering, preserving - so many ways to contribute. Interested? Please come along and be part of this wonderful movement that appreciates the kai all around us!


Potting Notice

Our next potting morning will be on FRIDAY 18 MARCH, 2016 at the Tamahere Nursery (Devine Rd, off Airport Rd, next to Tamahere School Hall) from

9am-12 noon. Don't forget your morning tea.

Look forward to seeing you then.

Catherine Smith



Tickets for the 2016 National Permaculture Hui are now available

PiNZ Member discount will be applied automatically for current members provided you are logged in to the website.


This year, the hui will run from April 23rd to the 25th and be located at a quiet and private retreat situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River at Lake Karapiro. To recognise the importance of the river to our region and the interconnectedness to our lives here, the theme will be Wai Whenua: Water & Land. Keynote speakers include Heidi Mardon, founder and national director and of the Enviroschools Foundation and someone who always walks the talk when it comes to sustainable living and education. Also speakers are being sought to walk us through the Waikato River ecosystem and restoration projects. As well as our keynote speakers, we will have a full program of formal and informal workshops and activities, so there will be something for everyone from the newbie to the experienced permaculturalist. There will be some awesome site visits to local projects as well as activities for children and teenagers. On the registration page costs include food and there are a range of accomodation options, including camping.

Register here



Share your expertise at NZRA National Conference 2016

The New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) National Conference will take place from 9-11 November at the Millennium Hotel in Queenstown.

This year’s conference will be hosted by the Southland and Otago Regional Conference Committee, and address the subjects of sustainability and new technologies.

Potential speakers are invited to submit abstracts for presentations or interactive workshops.

Contact us for more information

If you have any questions regarding submitting an abstract please contact NZRA Events Co-ordinator Nicole Ramage via email ( or by telephone (04 801 559804 801 5598).


Hamilton Organic Gardeners

The next HOGs meeting is planned for Sunday 3rd April from 10 till 12. It will involve peach tree pruning and possibly a demo in concrete removal so we'd like some fine weather. If it is wet we can postpone to the following weekend on either the 9th or 10th.

Happy Organic Gardening


On 19th March I am working with a Sports Hub called Eastlink Sports to host a Neighbours Day event. The event serves as a multipurpose initiative; to make the public more aware of local facilities, opportunities and their neighbours. Sport and recreation is an important part of the health and well-being of the community, but so is knowing your neighbours. Stronger neighbourhoods can help battle social issues, creating stronger, safer and happier neighbourhoods.

The East Hamilton Sport & Recreation Hub project is a partnership between Hamilton City Council, Sport Waikato and the University of Waikato and is also supported and primarily funded by Sport NZ.

We would like to invite you along on the day. You can either look to run a stall promoting the work you do or just come along and enjoy the day.

The day will be running from the 19th March 11.00 am - 3.00 pm, with pack in and pack out running about an hour either side.

Zoe Toombs

East Hamilton Sport & Recreation Hub Project Manager


Waikato Regional Council, in conjunction with the Te Pahu Landcare Group and NZ Landcare Trust, is organising a “Landcare Networking Field Day”, on Wednesday, 6th April 2016 starting at 9.30 am. The field day is held at the Te Pahu Community Hall and at the Khaniwhaniwha stream.

You are invited to attend the field day

Please RSVP by 1st April 2016 to Bala Tikkisetty or Georgina Murphy or phone on 0800 800 4010800 800 401. For further information, please contact Bala Tikkisetty at WRC on 0800 800 4010800 800 401.

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Bala Tikkisetty| Sustainable Agricultural Advisor

Waikato Regional Council



Are you interested in the health and wellbeing of your community?

Do you work directly with families or do you work with organisations that do?When our homes are damp and cold they get expensive to heat and the people who live in them get sick more often.

However, there are many tools for making a home dryer and warmer. Many of these are free or very cheap to implement. More often than not, the issue is about awareness of the problem(s), and then knowing what to do about it.

Come to our FREE workshop for some simple strategies and expert advice on how to incorporate effective ‘Healthy Homes’ messages and practices into your everyday work.

Thursday 24th of March 2016

9.00am – 12.30pm at the Western Community.

RSVP to Ani

Ani Nock

Community Advisor | Community Development and Leisure




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