Events and dates for your calendar
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Saturday, 2nd November, 2019. Public meeting - Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It. Oneonesix Bank Street, Whangarei.
3.30 pm – 6.00 pm. Free admission to this family-friendly event for all ages. The places are limited so please book yours. Register
“We have 10 years ahead of us to address the climate change emergency. There is no more time for waiting - we need radical action now because not only is our survival as a species is threatened, humans are also destroying other species at an unprecedented rate.
Join us for an open community meeting where we, as a local chapter of the grassroots Extinction Rebellion movement will briefly present the state of the science and let you know about what we are doing about it, here in Te Tai Tokerau.
There will be time and place for discussion and for you to find out how you can get involved. Please bring a koha big or small to help our little branch to grow and thrive.
We hope to see you there!
Website: extinctionrebellion.nz Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 16th November, 2019. LWMCU, Memorial Drive Clean Up, Whangarei. 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. Meeting at grass area bottom memorial Drive. Parking by skate park.
The Love Whangarei Monthly Clean Up will be cleaning up the banks at bottom of Memorial Drive. Come along and make a difference. Gear provided. Find out more at force.org.nz
Congratulations are due ….F.O.R.C.E. won the Community Group award at the Beautiful Awards run by Keep New Zealand Beautiful last Thursday night.
Contact: Nicholas Connop 021 436575
Karen Lee, Co-coordinator F.O.R.C.E. 022 0820847
Sunday, 17th November, 2019. Permaculture Farm Tour, Matapouri.
10.00 am – 1.00 pm. Local food resilience is vital – see how it can be done on difficult country.
The Permadynamics team welcome you to their family run Demeter certified organic permaculture farm.
Take a refreshing walk through their subtropical food forest jungle, a wonder land of over 200 plant varieties and a haven for native birds.
Stroll through their market garden and temperate food forest, wander through their mushroom grove and enjoy a social break with a coffee and home baked biscuit at hand.
Book at: https://www.permadynamics.net/store/p25/farmtour.html
Saturday, 23rd November, 2019. Northpower Electric Power Trust elections close. Northland is fortunately unique in that this utility remains in community ownership – let’s keep it that way so that we can support/encourage the transition away from fossil fuels.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
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 email@example.com