Events and dates for your calendar
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Friday 5th April, 2019. GUMBOOT LOOP, Whangarei
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm. The Canopy Bridge.
Gumboot Friday when New Zealand will #gumbootup to raise funds to provide counselling for young people living with depression.
The Gumboot Loop event invites the Whangārei community to join together to walk the Loop in your gumboots. Meeting at the Canopy Bridge at 6pm to collect donations before walking anti-clockwise around the Loop together at 6.30pm.
More details: facebook.com/LWMCU
Contact: Nicholas Connop, 021436575;
Karen Lee, Co-coordinator, F.O.R.C.E., 022 0820847, www.force.org.nz
Saturday, 6th April, 2019. Repair Café at the Remakery
3 Woods Road, Whangarei (behind Flip Out)
9.00 – 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, 13th April, 2019. Love Whangarei Monthly Clean Up. Dragonfly Springs Carpark, end of Raumati Cresent, Onerahi.
10am - 12pm. They will be tackling a mountain of rubbish at Dragonfly Springs Wetland Sanctuary. Dragonfly Springs is a Storm Water Cleansing Wetland Nature Reserve, with an environmental education mission. Come along and make a difference. Gear provided. You can find out more on facebook.com/LWMCU
Contact: Nicholas Connop, Ph 021 436575
Karen Lee, Co-coordinator F.O.R.C.E. Ph 022 0820847
Sunday, 14th April, 2019. Introduction to Permaculture / PermaDynamics Farm Tour, Matapouri
10.00 am – 1.00 pm. An educational farm tour of their market garden, 12 yr old subtropical food forest, temperate food forest and biogas system. They will give you a sound understanding of what permaculture encompasses and give you an insight into functioning permaculture elements in situ.
Thursday, 18th April, 2019. Climate Change Tai Tokerau Northland Trust . 10.00 am. Manaia Health PHO, 28 Rust Avenue, Whangarei.
Agenda to be confirmed on continual workshops to follow up local initiatives.
Contact: Carol Peters, Ph 021 557 498 email@example.com
Thursday, 25th April, 2019 The 2019 Great EV Road Trip
Victoria Canopy Bridge, Whangarei
3.00 – 5.00 pm . Curious about electric cars? The Great EV Road Trip promotes electric cars as a sustainable transport for New Zealand. The #LeadingTheCharge volunteers will have on display a range of electric cars & information about driving electric.
The Great EV Road Trip is coming to Whangarei, now in its 5th season. Meet the #LeadingTheCharge drivers, enthusiasts and advocates Speak to EV owners and get open and honest answers to your questions. Ride along in an electric vehicle (EV), or test-drive one yourself.
Contact: Olli Krollmann. Ph: 021 037 8967 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, 28th April, 2019. Small Farms Field Trip – Alpaca Farm.
Whangarei Small Farm Owners are a mixture of current, former and aspiring small block owners with a range of interests including livestock, tree crops, self-sufficiency, who meet on the last Sunday of each month.
Contact details. email@example.com Joy 09 431 5137 Anne 0274629311
Saturday/Sunday, 27th & 28th April, 2019. Food Forestry Course, Matapouri.
10.00 am – 4.00 pm. This course focuses on the design, implementation and management of a food forest, contour and off contour terracing, hugle and swale systems as well as species identification, use and management.
You will be learning the philosophy of syntropic forest gardening in a permaculture food forest in its one to thirteenth year sequence.
Free camping available. Please inquire before booking
Tutor: Klaus Lotz. Contact/Register: www.permadynamics.net
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.