Events and dates for your calendar
Sunday, 15th November, 2020. Love Whangarei Monthly Clean Up, Wairua Falls, Titoki.
10.00 am – 12.00 pm. This month LWMC will be collecting rubbish from around the Wairua Falls, Titoki, about 30 minutes out of Whangarei city. Agile volunteers will be able to carefully head down the path and bring up the trash, while others will be able to remove waste from the carpark and sort items.
What will you need: Sturdy footwear, great attitude and teamwork
F.O.R.C.E. will provide: Gloves, high-vis, buckets, water, sunblock, sanitizer, first-aid
Contact: Karen Lee 0220820847 firstname.lastname@example.org www.force.org.nz
Thursday, 19th November, 2020. We are Water - Beyond Water as a Resource Public Talk, May Bain Room, Whangarei Central Library.
5.30 pm. Ocean ecologist, Glenn Edney will discuss the fundamental role water plays in our lives, indeed in our very existence.
He will take us on a water journey that spans the Universe and enfolds the entire evolutionary story of our living Earth.
Free entry - Bookings essential Email: email@example.com
More details: www.whangarei-libraries.com http://www.oceanspirit.org/
Saturday, 21st November, 2020. Ahi Wai Eco – Neighbourhood Open Day, Whangarei. 13B Cross Street. 10.00 am – 15.00 pm.
Ahi Wai Eco-Neighbourhood is an urban co-housing project in Whangarei. We got resource consent in February 2020 and are looking for like-minded people to become members and part of our community.
We invite everyone who is interested in co-housing and community living, permaculture and sustainability to a day with interesting and wholesome kōrero, music, kai and stalls!
Get all your questions about co-housing and Ahi Wai answered by our experts from the building industry. Bring your whole whānau and make new friends!
10am: Fred Tito - Whakatau
10:20am: Mayor Sheryl Mai - Opening
11am: Tim Gittos - Spacecraft Architects
12pm: Clint Goldie - Whangarei Construction
1pm: Robin Allison's Book Launch "Cohousing for life"
2pm: The Spectacles Ukulele Band
If you want to help us on the day or have something interesting to share, want to set up a stall or offer food, send us a message and we will get in contact with you.
Contact: Shaun Davison & Carmel Henry firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 24th November, 2020. Green Drinks, Whangarei.
5.00pm-6.30pm. Eco Solutions, 141 Cameron Street, Whangarei.
Jules or Jo - What is the Eco Star program?
Jane from Eko Hub
Sean from Healthy Homes
Networking, a drink and look at what’s being demonstrated.
Beeswax wraps using Intercept fabric and give any left over given to Intercept to sell.
Eko Hub will have a display of products and have a demonstration of how to make (to be confirmed) using their stores’ DIY products.
We will have a break for Dec and Jan and be back in Feb 2021.
Contact: email@example.com http://www.greendrinks.org/--/Whangarei
Thursday, 26th November, 2020. Seed Swap, Whangarei.
10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Ground Floor, Whangarei Central Library.
Where: Between the book stacks - Teens and Sci fi
(down the back, to your right, on the long tables)
Folks will be packaging seeds, stamping envelopes etc so pop in and out when you feel like it. It is hoped this event will ‘sow the seed’ of the importance of seeds to build our local food resilience and encourage interest and participation from the public.
This is an opportunity to come along and swap seeds, see what is being done to raise awareness about saving seeds and start gardens or further grow their garden spaces. Feel free to bring some non hybrid/heritage (no F1) seeds to swap!
There will be a few packets of seeds that will be handed out – so just pop in.
Contact: Wendy Bertholet firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 27th November, 2020. Public talks on Māori Wards, Whangarei.
6.00pm at St John's Co-operating Golden Church, 149 Kamo Rd, Whangarei.
Saturday, 28th November, 2020. 10.30am at St Stephen's Anglican Church, 88 Church St, Onerahi.
Former New Plymouth Mayor and Māori wards law change campaigner Andrew Judd has been invited by a local education group to raise awareness about several recent local council decisions to enact the wards. It is hoped to bring some balance to the debate and questions from voters who are unsure of the issues will be welcomed.
Contact: Network Waitangi Whangarei 027 3197234
Timebanking is happening in Whangarei!
Getting together and getting things done locally, Find out more at https://taitokerau.timebanks.org/
- Kumara Plants
- Knife Sharpening in Onerahi
- Dog Caring
- Guitar Lessons
- Use of a zoom pro account
- Holiday accommodation in Kensington, Towai, Oromahoe, Opononi, and Mitimiti.
- Beeswax needed for education project/Whangarei
- Sustainable Rubbish Sleuth wanted for Whangarei Art Museum
- Small gifts as prizes for a Christmas party
- Firewood needed
- Sewing enthusiast to help with cutting down large sheets to cot/bassinet/single sheets
- Litter data from clean-ups in your local area
Upcoming timebank events in Whangarei:
Woodworking for Women and Gender-Diverse - Please email if you would like to be on the list for next time email@example.com
Timebank Christmas Social Event 11th December 4pm, Helena Bay
Spend the afternoon swimming, exploring the beach or playing board games
Chat about timebanking and how we can grow it in our community
We will be making pizza- further info to come
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Crafty Tuesdays (Fortnightly) Kensington
Upcycle or repair your favourite clothes. Bring your hand sewing, mending and embroidery projects, drink tea and chat
Help available if you are a beginner.
To register you interest, email email@example.com. Space is limited.
Heads up December
4th December, 2020. Submission on single use and hard to recycle plastics closes.
The Government is proposing to move away from hard-to-recycle plastics via a mandatory phase-out. This means, over time, a range of hard-to-recycle and single-use plastics will be banned from use and manufacture in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Read the full consultation document here.
This consultation closes at 5pm on 4th December 2020.
You can complete a prepared on line form here, or amend to your own wording: https://zerowaste.co.nz/plastics-phase-out-submission/
11th December, 2020. Timebank Christmas Social Event.
Boomerang Bags –Currently in recess.. Contact Anne firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Shed, Railway Road, Whangarei. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact Jeff email@example.com
SewGood sewing station at Kari Ahua on 22 Bank Street accessible from 10 am - 2pm for members of the public to have access to a sewing machine and overlocker. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 & Carmel Henry email@example.com
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