Events and dates for your calendar
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Thursday, 30th May, 2019. Parua Bay and Whangarei
Heads Waste Services Council (Public) Meeting.
Council Chambers Forum North, Whangarei.
Starts at 10:30am and Item 6.5 is expected to be discussed from 12pm. Recommend being there 12pm.
A dedicated group of waste minimisation advocates have been very busy trying to progress Whangarei’s first Resource Recovery Centre (14 months....) and the outcome of meeting next Thursday 30th May will determine if will go ahead or not.
It is important to have a large presence at the meeting to show community support for project and in reducing waste to landfill.
Contact: Melissa: email@example.com
Saturday, 1st June, 2019. RePair Café at the Remakery
3 Woods Road, Whangarei (behind Flip Out)
9.00 am – 11.00 am. Included will be Tool Sharpening - if you need scissors, secateurs or other tools to be sharpened, help will be available this Saturday.
Habitat for Humanity are creating a new social enterprise aimed at helping to reduce waste going to landfill through the opening of a new community space. Their aim is to create a hub for the community to learn about all things waste and work together to reduce our community footprint.
Profits made go directly to Habitat for Humanity’s Home Programmes in order to help build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
This space will hold events and workshops based around learning to repair, upcycle and reduce waste plus an upcycle shop - including Whare Bikes, Sew Good, Ano again reuse, Kea and Co, Kombuchur, Repair Café, Compost Connection.
For more information www.theremakery.org.nz.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ph 438 2250
Saturday, 8th June, 2019. Love Whangarei Monthly Clean Up, Parahaka Summit, Whangarei.
10.00 am – 12.00 pm. LWMCU will be cleaning up the slopes of Parihaka. Meeting in the Lookout carpark at the end of Memorial Drive. With Matariki coming up and the new Sport Northland trail run the next day this is the perfect time to clean up this beautiful area. Come along and make a difference. Gear provided. Find out more at facebook.com/LWMCU
Contact: Nicholas Connop Ph: 021 436575
Karen Lee, Co-coordinator F.O.R.C.E. Ph: 022 0820847 www.force.org.nz
Saturday, 8th June, 2019. Ahi Wai Eco Neighbourhood meeting, Whangarei. 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. 13 B Cross Street, Whangarei
The monthly meetings is for all interested in becoming a member of their Eco Neighbourhood.
Agenda: Progress report; Introduction to the meeting process using cards to facilitate equitable discussion; Steps needed to become a member; Preparation for talk by Kosha Joubert from the Global Ecovillage Network.
Bring food to share for lunch.
Contact: Shaun Davison & CarmelHenry email@example.com
Monday, 17th June, 2019. Ecovillage Network Presentation, Whangarei. 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm. Ahi Wai Eco-neighbourhood, 13b Cross Street, Regent.
From indigenous villages to urban neighbourhood and new intentional communities, eco villages across the globe are exploring ways of living together that support both people and planet to survive – find out how …..
A presentation by Kosha Joubert, Executive Director of the Global Ecovillage Network. Eco villages are living laboratories pioneering beautiful alternatives and innovative solutions, both rural and urban settlements with vibrant social structures, vastly diverse yet united in their actions towards low – impact, high quality lifestyles.
Ahi Wai members free. Guests – Koha, $10 suggested.
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 1now 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.