Events and dates for your calendar
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Monday, 30 April 2018. Submissions to Tax Working Group Close
Submissions should include a brief summary of major points and recommendations. They should also indicate whether it would be acceptable for the Tax Working Group and the Secretariat to contact those making the submission to discuss the points raised, if required.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tax Working Group Secretariat
PO Box 3724
Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 - Free Introductory Composting Workshop, Whangarei. 5.30 – 7.30 pm. Ecosolutions, 141A Cameron St, Whangarei.
EcoSolutions' Compost Connection programme is a free public workshop aimed at people who are new to composting. It will provide an introduction to a variety of ways of composting at home. So whether you are brand new to composting and wanting to get up and running or are just a recent compost enthusiast, this will suit you!
The workshop will cover several methods of composting, including worm farming, Bokashi and basic compost heaps. It will also cover both free/cheap ways to set these up using waste products and also commercial produced (which will be available to you at massively reduced prices following the work shop - Worm farms and Bokashi bins will be available for $25 compared with their shelf price of approximately $100).
The aim of this programme is to encourage the public to take up one of these methods of dealing with food waste thus to reduce waste going to landfill, save money and provide awesome fertilisers/soil improvers for the garden!
Contact: Michael on 0278688441 or email@example.com
Website: CBEC Ecosolutions
Sunday, 6th May, 2018. Electric Vehicles on display, Paihia - as part of “Breakfast with the Cars”. 9.00 am – 11.00 am. Paihia Village Green.
The display will include Tesla Model X and e-golf with REV-UP Northland. Contact Jo Camuso 027 438 4639 or www.revup.net.nz
Monday, 7th May, 2018. Fossil Free Acceleration Tour, Auckland. 7.00 pm, Auckland Town Hall. Hosted by 350 Aotearoa – talk by author, educator, and environmentalist, Bill McKibben.
For 30 years, Bill McKibben - founder of 350.org, a 2014 recipient of the Right Livelihood Prize, and is a founding fellow of the Sanders Institute - has been one of the world’s most notable commentators on climate change.
In January 2018, Bill McKibben was instrumental in New York City’s motion to sue five major energy companies for damages from climate change, and their decision to divest US$5billion from fossil fuel projects.
The Fossil Free Acceleration Tour will engage with local communities and movements here in Aotearoa on building a fast and just transition to a world powered by 100% renewable energy for all. The Fossil Free campaign began in 2012, as a powerful global movement of citizens to build a future that is free from the destructive impacts of climate change, and free from the massive, out-of-control corporations that caused it.
350 Aotearoa have already had success in leveraging their our power by lobbying universities, banks and councils to pull funding from fossil fuel projects and cut institutional ties with this industry.
Questions or concerns regarding this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 Land and Water Innovation Showcase.
9.00am – 2.pm. Toll Stadium, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei.
Be inspired by Te Tai Tokerau Northland’s leading environmental innovators and changemakers. Expo, Networking, Innovation Showcase, talks and expert panel discussion
Join them for Techweek'18, New Zealand’s annual festival of innovation and an expert speaker panel and expo as we discover how Te Tai Tokerau Northland is leading the way in land and water innovation across the globe.
One of the central challenges of the twenty first century is our transition to a sustainable economy. Hidden in amongst the Kauri trees and pools of snapper at the top of New Zealand, are local organisations with local people who spend their days working on better, cleaner, faster and safer ways to achieve these sustainable practices. Why? Because Northland’s sub-tropical climate, vast un-touched land and ‘yes’ attitudes create the perfect conditions for land and water innovation to succeed.
If you love science and business and even if you don’t! the insights from our expert panelists are bound to inspire you!
Further details: https://techweek.co.nz/whats-on/2018/land-and-water-innovation-showcase-experience-56/
Wednesday, 30th May, 2018. Green Movies with a Bite. ‘Blue’.
6.30 pm. One One Six (116) Bank Street, Whangarei.
A Green Movie that’s pure Blue for World Ocean Day.
BLUE – The Tide has Come to Change will sadden and anger you – but it will also inform you as to what we are doing to our oceans and how we can rectify the mess that they are in. Greenpeace Australia has said that:
“ BLUE is a cinematic song for our oceans, beautiful, intimate and grand. Fearlessly truth -telling, yet passionately hopeful. See this film and you will want to rise up with the waves.”
The screening will enable us to celebrate the recent moves by some supermarkets to ban or phase out plastic bags, and as a precursor to World Oceans Day on 8 June.
BLUE is a film about how the oceans are broken, and what can be done to fix them. Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. And by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. These terrifying facts are facing us all down the barrel. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, BLUE tackles the themes of habitat destruction, species loss and pollution. Filmed in the seas surrounding Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and the United States, it looks at how the very nature of the ocean is being altered.
There will be a food cart at the venue from 5.30pm
For more information contact: Moea Armstrong. 0273197234
Heads up for June.
Friday, 8th June, 2018. Last day to Have your say on Low Emissions Economy for NZ. https://mailchi.mp/80c37811dce4/productivity-commission-news-april-3280689
Friday, Saturday, 8th & 9th June, 2018. Tai Tokerau Climate Change Conference, Whangarei.
NorthTec and co-convenors, the NRC, Northland DHB and Amokura Iwi Consortium are hosting a Climate Change conference to be opened by the Minister for Climate Change.
The programme is based on Project Drawdown which identifies over 80 solutions to either sequester CO2 and CO2 equivalents or reduce emissions. Day two will be workshops of the solutions most relevant to Northland.
For more information visit the project website (still under construction). https://northlandclimatechange.org
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
Second Sunday of month - Sew Good – Community Sewing workshop 11am - 1pm. Eco Solutions, 141 Cameron Street, Whangarei.
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.
But on hold until present renovations completed.
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.