Events and dates for your calendar
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Sunday, 1st March, 2020. Introduction to Permaculture, PermaDynamics Farm Tour, Matapouri
10.00 am -1.00 pm.
A great opportunity to get out of the heat, into a jungle and experience how successfully permaculture can function in action.
Gain a deep understanding of the principles of permaculture and how we operate our farm in a dynamic, holistic way.
Explore our 14yr old subtropical food forest, our market garden, temperate syntropic orchard, our mushroom grove and composting/biogas system we have in place.
Tutor: Klaus Lotz
For bookings please visit the link below:
Monday, 2nd March, 2020. The Soil Sponge: How carbon and the hydrological cycle can save us. Walter Jehne Mostly Underground New Zealand Tour.
9.00 am. Te Puna o Te Matauranga, NorthTec, Raumanga Valley Road, Whangarei
World renown Australian climate scientist and soil microbiologist. Walter has worked extensively on the processes governing natural biosystems that were respected by First Nations in sustaining them.
Tai Tokerau has a growing number of regenerative farmers Māori land owners are sympathetic to methods of farming that nurture communities and protect Papatūānuku.
Programme: Powhiri, followed by lunch and a workshop.
To reserve your place, please contact:
email@example.com ph 021 683 145 cmurupaenga-Ikenn@northtec.ac.nz
Saturday, 7th March, 2020. Intercept Store Opening.
10.00 am. Salvation Army Family Store, Vine Street, Whangarei.
Intercept is a group of passionate volunteers working with the Salvation Army Family Store Whangarei to reduce Fabric Waste that goes to landfill. Fashion and fabric waste has a huge environmental impact and we hope that by repairing, reusing and re-purposing we can reduce the flow of fabric to landfill and promote sustainable fashion.
This year we are on track to save 9.2 tonnes of Fabric from landfill.
Part of the project is to open the Intercept Store - which sells up-cycled items from the natural fibers that have been 'rescued' - to not only give these items another life, but also to promote and show how fabric can be reused and up cycled. 100% of the money from these sales goes back to the Salvation Army to used in the local community.
We also share items that we don't have the capacity to up-cycle with communities, groups, crafters, schools and basically anyone who can use them. From school play's to protest banners - we welcome people to get in touch to give some of there items #one more use. Visit our Intercept Facebook Group for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/758813214559455/
Get in touch with Daniela if you would like us to "save" something for you. firstname.lastname@example.org 021837717
For collaborations, volunteering or other queries contact
Jenny 021907321 email@example.com
or Anne firstname.lastname@example.org 0212577076
Saturday, 21st March, 2020. Sewgood, 3 Woods Road, Whangarei (behind Flip Out). Whangarei.
10.00 am -1.00 pm. Bring your project - get some help if you need it. 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 email@example.com or Sewgood on Facebook.
Monday, 23rd March, 2020. The Kai Ora Fund closes.
The Kai Ora Fund is a small grants fund of up to $5000 to support projects, social enterprises or businesses that will increase access and availability of healthy, sustainable, local food in Northland.
To apply go to https://www.mahitahihauora.co.nz/Kai-Ora-Fund
Have a look at the application form – if you would like to do a paper copy or have any questions feel free to get in touch.
M: 021 837 717 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 26th March, 2020. Treaty of Waitangi workshop,
9.30 am – 4.00 pm. Pat Irving Lounge, St Johns Church, 153 Kamo Rd, Whangarei.
A seminar on the Treaty of Waitangi and the effects of colonisation being the second of four opportunities to attend these seminars. Subsidised by the Lotteries Community Fund.
Local Pakeha education group Network Waitangi Whangarei will be presenting the information sessions which cover the history of Maori and European settlement here, the Declaration of Independence 1835, the Maori and English texts of the Treaty and the differences, what happened after the Treaty and decolonisation activity since 1975, including the settlement process.
The presenters are experienced educators and the seminar is suitable for everyone, from teenagers to super annuitants. The group has been presenting information in Whangarei since the late 1980s, and have published a Questions & Answers booklet which will be given to participants.
The group is also a publisher of the 2012 independent report on the Ngapuhi Stage I hearing on the meaning of the Declaration and the Treaty, called Ngapuhi Speaks.
The cost will be $50 per person (or $20 for unwaged), which includes the booklet and a light lunch
Registrations are essential, contact Kathryn on 027 2766957; Em: email@example.com. .
REGULAR EVENTS but check for holiday timetable changes.
Boomerang Bags –Tuesdays 1pm - 4pm. Baha'i Centre, 82 Mill Road, Whangarei. Contact Anne firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Shed, Railway Road, Whangarei. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact Jeff email@example.com
SewGood – Are planning workshops for February 15th, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm plus following months. This is a brilliant inter generation exchange opportunity for sewing skills.
Venue 3 Woods Road, Whangarei (behind Flip Out). There is also a community sewing centre at Eco Solutions for public use.
Contact Anne 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 – but best check for 2020’s timetable.
Contact: Shaun Davison & Carmel Henry email@example.com