THIS WEEK

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FOREST & BIRD WAIKATO BRANCH WALK

Sunday 12th July to Te Tapui Scenic Reserve

The reserve covers two volcanic peaks. Attractive walk through bush to great lookout platform.

Leave Hamilton 9.30 to arrive at carpark on Piakonui Rd at 10am. Contact:   Katherine Hay 8561906 or 0212672773  for map.

 

WAIKATO POULTRY & PIGEON CLUB 113th ANNUAL SHOW

July 11th

See details Attached

2015 show poster-1.pdf

 

WELCOME TO ENVIRONMENT HUBS AOTEAROA

Check out the fabulous new website at www.environmenthubs.nz

We are a member led organisation, connected by a common practical, community approach to creating a better environment. Our members span from the North to the South and include some of the oldest and the newest hubs in the country. Why not join us!

We help members to have a greater impact in three main ways

• Connecting up practitioners and projects across the country

• Inspiring best practice and ideas

• Empower capacity and resources


HAMILTON ORGANIC GARDENERS Sunday the 12th July

 The next HOGs meeting is on Sunday the 12th July from 2 - 4pm in Ham East. Please RSVP to Saskia by 10th July: saskia.schuitemaker@gmail.com

• We will be sharing plants and useful garden items. If you're after something specific or have some thing you'd like to add to the table then please email us and I'll circulate the table again so people know what's available. Otherwise, bring along whatever extras you'd like to.

• Plus, sharing ideas for meetings/visits: e.g. rainwater systems, liquid fertilisers, a working bee to make a garden bed using the sheet method Dee talked about, this is an excellent time of year to do that so it will be ready for spring. Anyone interested in having a garden made at their place? Come along and discuss.

• Plus, shared afternoon tea :)

LEGAL EDUCATION COURSE

30 July -27 August Thursday 10am to 12

Further information contact :

toni@clwaikato.org.nz     p 0800 529 4820800 529 482

 

RAW MILK PETITION

Marea Smith

WAPF Hamilton Chapter Leader.

Most of you will be aware that the a raw milk legislation change will come into force on March 1, 2016.

Raw milk will still be able to be sold from the farm gate and there will now be no limit to the number of litres that can be purchased. It is good news that home delivery will now be allowed, however, collection from a designated location will now explicitly be forbidden.

Many of you are already accessing your prized raw milk this way and this new legislation is effectively harder on the urban consumer than the previous policy. I believe this will have the effect of taking milk deliveries underground making criminals of good citizens. Home deliveries only could increase both the cost of raw milk and the risks from unsafe storage.

I ask that all of you sign the petition to allow consumers the option to pick up raw milk from a collection point

To: The Minister for Food Safety (Jo Goodhew)

The petition is really important and could use our help. Click here to find out more and sign:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/The_Minister_for_Food_Safety_Jo_Goodhew_Allow_consumers_to_pick_up_raw_milk_from_a_collection_point/?kIkBTbb

 

 

 



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