Events and dates for your calendar
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Saturdays Whangarei Grower's Market - Re-usable Bags - The Reusable Bag initiative to help reduce plastic bags would appreciate some assistance to help spread the task please. Contact Anne firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 2nd October. Public Submissions Close
What would a low-emissions economy look like for New Zealand? The Productivity Commission is asking for public submissions into how New Zealand can transition to a low emissions economy.
Important to have your say to encourage action ………
Level 15, Fujitsu Tower, 141 The Terrace, Wellington 6011
PO Box 8036, Wellington 6143
Phone: +64 4 903 5150
First Wednesday of month – Green Drinks
5.30 – 7.30 pm. Venue for 4th October – Pure Bar ‘n Grill, 79 Cameron Street, Whangarei.
Eco Conscious & Sustainable Networking - all welcome to come and discuss what makes us tick, churn or just contemplate our lives or business opportunities - how we can make a difference for the betterment of all living and unseen factors here on planet earth. Contact: email@example.com
Second Sunday of month - Sew Good – Community Sewing workshop 11am - 1pm. Pacific-Islands Charitable Trust Building, 152 Cameron Street, Whangarei.
Come along to learn to sew, use machines, fix old stuff and share ideas. Sewing machines and overlocker available for use, plus we have donated patterns, material and sewing notions for use.
Koha appreciated. Contact Anne ph 09 460336 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook page SewGood Whangarei.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Whangarei Men’s Shed.
9.30 am – 3.00 pm Whangarei Railway Station, Railway Road, Whangarei.
A multiple workshop area for the pursuit of an array of pastimes and projects, but also is a “Work in Progress” in its own right. The W.M.S. has set itself a target for restoring the interior of the old station (badly deteriorated) with the guidance of an architect employed by the Shed and the National Historic Places Trust.
Sunday, 8th October. The Rubbish Trip – Reducing Our Household Rubbish – The Zero Waste Approach.
3.30 pm – 5.30 pm. One One Six Bank Street, Whangarei
Free public event plus zero waste nibbles. Two No-waste nomads talk trash with people – Liam Prince and Hannah Blumhardt - are bringing their roadshow, The Rubbish Trip, to Whangarei.
The Rubbish Trip is a 12-month roaming zero-waste roadshow delivering free presentations and workshops to communities, schools and businesses across NZ about how individuals can live without waste. The presentations are based on the duo’s own research and experience of living without a rubbish bin since the beginning of 2015.
Hannah and Liam have been delivering these talks in Wellington since mid 2016 but have been travelling around the country doing it fulltime for 2 months now, with support from some Councils along the way.
The Whangarei District Council is currently reviewing its waste minimisation strategy so Transition Whangarei thought it appropriate to invite the Rubbish Trip to Whangarei and the Council have agreed to come on board with some support for their visit.
Check out www.therubbishtrip.co.nz or follow their tour on Facebook: www.facebook.com/therubbishtrip
Tuesday, 10th & 24th October. Boomerang Bag workshop, Whangarei. 1pm - 4pm, Bahai Centre, 82 Mill Road Road, Whangarei
Every fortnight workshop to sew reusable bags to distribute, in conjunction with Plastic Bag Free Northland, to the Whangarei Grower's Market, the Regent Countdown Supermarket Project and Bin Inn Kamo, as supply allows. The bags will not necessarily have to be returned - the main point is that they are used.
They have some machines and equipment ready to go, plus a supply of fabric. It doesn't matter if people can't sew - there is cutting/ ironing/ assembling. They invite anyone to pop in or stay the whole time, or they will provide material to sew from home. A Boomerang Bags Whangarei Facebook page will be running soon.
Contact Pania - 021 02211712 email@example.com
Sunday 15th October. Biochar and Biogas Production Workshop, Matapouri. Learn how to sequestrate carbon, increase soil fertility and also how to set up your own free sustainable energy production.
Tutor: Klaus Lotz Website link www.permadynamics.net
Tuesday, 17th October, Film - Normal is Over
Cathay Cinema, 27 Hobson Avenue, Kerikeri. https://tickets.demand.film/event/2088
A compelling and visually rich film directed by award-winning and investigative TV-journalist Renée Scheltema that is dedicated to reducing the path of global decline, offering solutions, and hope.
Wednesday, 25th October – Green Movies with a Bite – Seed: The untold story. 6:30pm, Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei
A documentary that looks at seed preservation attempts and prospects of success in the 21st Century.
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds -- worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy.
In the last century, 94 seed varieties have disappeared. A cadre of 10 agrichemical companies, including Syngenta, Bayer, and Monsanto, controls over two-thirds of the global seed market, reaping unprecedented profits.
The 2016 documentary looks at how farmers and others are battling to defend the future of our food.
Food is available at the venue, and koha to cover screening costs is appreciated.
Contact: Ash Holwell 0221517305
Saturday, Sunday 28th & 29th October. Synergistic Forest Gardening Course, Matapouri. Learn how the application of succession and syntrophy makes for an efficient way of turning barren soils and steep slopes into abundant human inclusive ecosystems.
Tutor: Klaus Lotz Website link www.permadynamics.net
Saturday, 4th November. Holistic Decision Making Workshop, Whangarei. 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Holistic Decision Making is a rock-solid platform for making great things happen in a way that increases quality of life for all involved and can be applied to yourself, a relationship, a family, or any business or project you are part of.
Having understood that decisions are the only steering wheel you get in life, you will leave this workshop hungry to get back into the decision making game and start making decisions that enliven your chosen entity.
Tutor is James Andrews who has just returned from facilitating a successful 2 day version of this course in Melbourne, and is excited to be introducing it to a home crowd.
Bookings are essential. For further information visit the Holistic Decision Making website.
15th November - Submissions Close - Have Your Say in the New Regional Plan. The Proposed Regional Plan sets out new rules and policies for how people use fresh water, land, air and the coast in Northland.
NRC have identified their priorities, one being Resilient Communities – Are they thinking on the same page as the Transition Movement?
It is important to have your say www.nrc.govt.nz/Your-Council/Council-Projects/New-Regional-Plan/
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to PRP Submissions at NRC
Heads up 2018 – Permaculture Certificate Design Course, Otamatea Eco Village, Kaiwaka. Starting February 8th . one Saturday a month finishing 15th December 2018.