Events and dates for your calendar
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Thursday, 8th November, 2018. Parua Bay Transfer Station is on the agenda WDC Infrastructure Committee Meeting, Council Chambers, Forum North. Item 5.2 page 32. https://pub-wdc.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=814
Waste Minimisation Advocacy Group (WMAG) representative will attend and we encourage other community members to do likewise.
Saturday, 10th November, 2018. Tauroa Street Bush Clean Up, Whangarei. 9.00 am – 11.00 am. Corner of Tauroa and Fairburn Streets, Otaika.
The Love Whangarei Monthly Clean Up brings together the community to for rubbish clean up to make a positive impact on the environment. Gloves and bags are provided as well as giveaways. You can find out more on facebook.com/LWMCU.
Contact: Karen Lee, Co-coordinator F.O.R.C.E.
Ph 0220820847 www.force.org.nz
Saturday, 10th November, 2018. SewGood workshop.
11.00am - 2.00pm. CBEC Ecosolutions, 141A Cameron Street, Whangarei.
Community sewing - 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 email@example.com or Sewgood on Facebook.
Sunday 11th November, Forest Gardening Workshop, Kaiwaka.
10.00am - 4.00pm. This is an approach to gardening that works with natural succession to provide year round food, natural medicines, firewood, animal fodder, bee fodder, diverse ecosystems and resilience in times of uncertainty - not to mention providing wonderful aesthetics and space to relax.
Topics covered: soil building, species composition, working with plant succession, dealing with problem plants, plant layout and guilds, designing access, plant propagation and includes the propagation of up to 20 species via seed, cuttings and division.
The workshop is $80 adults, $40 teenagers. For bookings contact Nick Rountree on 021 0532620 or firstname.lastname@example.org or make a booking at https://www.theforestgarden.co.nz/workshops.html.
Thursday, 22nd November, 2018. Launch of Carbon Neutral Kerikeri. 7:00-8:30pm. St John Hall – 357 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri.
‘What we do today affects the future our children and grandchildren will inherit’.
Join them to launch a collaborative community initiative that will help folk to take responsibility for their own carbon emissions. Make Kerikeri a carbon neutral town.
Can’t make the launch? You can still take action! Start by calculating your carbon footprint. Visit their website: www.carbonneutraltrust.org.nz
Spread the word by liking them on Facebook - @carbonneutralkerikeri
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
Once per month - Sew Good – Community Sewing workshop 11am - 1pm. Eco Solutions, 141 Cameron Street, Whangarei. Contact Anne for dates.
Come along to learn to sew, use machines, fix old stuff and share ideas. Sewing machines and overlocker are available for use, plus we have donated patterns, material and sewing notions.
Koha appreciated. 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.