Events and dates for your calendar
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Friday, 13th September, 2019. u.Lab: Leading from the Emerging Future. U.Lab is a free MOOC (massive online open course) from MIT, led by Otto Scharmer. The course starts 13 September 2019 and runs for 14 weeks. I enjoyed this course so much I’ve done this course 3 times.
We can make a cohort here in Whangarei – the course includes six coaching clinics where teams meet up for peer coaching using the concepts and models from the course. We will learn:
· the leadership knowledge that matters most: self-knowledge
· capacities of deep listening, precise observation, and dialogue
· practices for creating institutional innovations that generate wellbeing in society.
If you want to try it out first, here is a 90 minute introductory course. https://www.edx.org/course/ulab-leading-change-in-times-of-disruption
Here is the link for u. lab: https://www.edx.org/course/ulab-leading-from-the-emerging-future
Note that the course runs live in the early morning, but the course material is available online.
A new addition to this course is monthly virtual communities of practice around four themes including climate action.
If you are interested sign in through the links above and contact me if you want to form a coaching clinic.
Peter Bruce-Iri, 021 683 145
Saturday, 14th September, 2019. Ahi Wai Eco Neighbourhood meeting, Whangarei. 10.00 am – 12.30 pm. 13 B Cross Street, Whangarei
The monthly meetings – 2nd Saturday each month - are for all interested in becoming a member of their Eco Neighbourhood.
Agenda: Progress report of this neighbourhood development initiative.
September 14th – 22nd , 2019. International Drive Electric Week.
is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.
Whangarei Events - EVs on display and available for test drives at the Whangarei Growers Market on Sat 14th and 21st September.
These events are sponsored by REV-UP, Northland - -- the Regional Electric Vehicle - Utility Project, Northland. REV-UP is a group of EV owners who’s goal is to "Break the Oil Machine" the Military Industrial Complex.
Sunday, 15th September, 2019. Seed/plant swap.
10.00 am. 122 Anzac Rd, Morningside, Whangarei.
Hi plant lovers - Shaun has offered his lovely place for a garden visit and plant/seed swap - the last driveway, bordering the Park on the right, top of the hill Anzac Road – and being the last house on it i.e. the 4th.
There’s some parking in the metalled area adjacent to the Park.
Contact: Carolyn firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 14th September, 2019. KNZB Raumanga Community Kaitiaki Clean Up, Whangarei.
10am - 12pm. For Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week the Love Whangārei Monthly Clean Up will return to Tauroa Street to support the community to be kaitiaki of our environment. Over 2.5 tonne of waste has already been removed from this area. Come along and make a difference. Gear, food and giveaways provided. Find out more at force.org.nz
Contact: Nicholas Connop, 021436575
Thursday, 12th September, 2019. Working with Water – Free Public talk. 12.00 – 1.00 pm. One One Six Bank Street, Whangarei.
With Dr Maggie Buxton and Jack Craw – Hosted by Dr Maggie Buxton for NRC.
Tuesday, 17th September, 2019. The Ocean Needs Us!
5.30 pm. Whangarei Central Library. Free public talk as part of Conservation Week
Mena kei te hauora te moana ka pera ano te hauora o te iwi.
If the Ocean is healthy so too will the people be healthy.
For too long the delusion of separation has influenced modern human behaviour. Sometimes called the Separation Sickness, this delusional belief that we humans are somehow separate from the rest of the natural world has led us to the brink of planetary ecological collapse.
But when we ‘re-member’ ourselves as A PART OF rather than APART FROM the natural world, we can see that it is only some of our behaviour that is out of place and out of harmony with the natural rhythms of our shared home.
The focus of this talk is Moananui - the great Ocean realm.
Ocean ecologist – Glenn Edney – will introduce us to the many and varied ways in which the Ocean supports our very existence. We will discuss what she needs from us in order to return to a state of robust and resilient ecological health, and how she can help us re-find our place within the natural world.
Contact: email@example.com http://www.oceanspirit.org/
Please visit Ocean-Spirit on Facebook
Ocean Spirit – Te Wairua O Te Moananui – is a charitable trust.
Saturday, 21st September, 2019. SewGood Workshop, Whangarei.
10.00 am – 1.00 pm. 3 Woods Rd, Whangarei
Bring your project - get some help if you need it and contribute to making some Boomerang Bags to support the end to Plastic Bags in Whangarei.
No skills necessary. All materials available. Everyone Welcome!
We are also always looking for those to come and support beginners and those needing help with making, upcycling and mending.
Contact. Anne firstname.lastname@example.org or Sewgood on Facebook.
Saturday, 21st September, 2019. Riverside Drive Clean Up, Whangarei.
10am - 12pm. With the Whangarei run/walk festival on the next day the team at F.O.R.C.E. wanted to show our visitors and locals Whangarei at its best. To do this the Whangarei community is invited to help clean up Riverside Drive.
Meeting at 113 Dave Culham Drive by Easy Bean Coffee volunteers will spread out in teams along the road sides and berms of Riverside Drive ensuring the end of the 1/2 marathon route is free of rubbish for the competitors. Gear, food and giveaways provided. Find out more at force.org.nz
Contact: Nicholas Connop, 021436575
Friday, 27th September, 2019. Strike 4 Climate students in Whangarei requires your support. 8.30 am Kensington Sports Field (ASB Stadium), Whangarei.
Whangarei students have organised an event – meet Kensington Sports Field and march through town, simultaneously picking up waste finishing at The Town Basin.
They require a speaker who can inspire change in individuals and a group of adults who would be willing to supervise/ accompany the march please. Also any musicians?
Contact: Rosie : - email@example.com Ph. 0210753298
Friday, 27th September, 2019. Strike 4 Climate. School Strike 4 Climate NZ are holding a third strike to demand our Government and elected members take urgent and meaningful action for the climate and our collective future – but as a general strike. Register or sign up to support them. http://www.schoolstrike4climatenz.com/
REGULAR EVENTS but check for holiday timetable changes.
Tuesdays, - Boomerang Bag workshop, Whangarei.
1pm - 4pm, Bahai Centre, 82 Mill Road Road, Whangarei
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. Anne firstname.lastname@example.org Website Boomerangbags.org
Sew Good – Community Sewing workshop now moving to the Remakery. A community sewing centre will remain at Eco Solutions, 141 Cameron Street, Whangarei for public use. Contact Anne
Contact Anne ph 09 946 0336 or email@example.com Facebook page SewGood Whangarei.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Whangarei Men’s Shed.
9.30 am – 3.00 pm Whangarei Railway Station, Railway Road, Whangarei.
Now open again after restoration with metal as well as wood working area.
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.
Ahi Wai Eco Neighbourhood meetings, Whangarei. Every 2nd Saturday of the month. 10.00 am – 12.30 pm. 13 B Cross Street, Whangarei.
Contact: Shaun Davison & CarmelHenry firstname.lastname@example.org