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Food Rescue Northland is a proposed initiative to redistribute surplus, healthy and nutritious food’ from food retailers to community groups. It will provide community groups with a wide range of food, free of charge, thus maximising their limited resources on providing valuable services to those in need - and will also reduce food waste.
A recent feasibility study by a Northland DHB Public Health Registrar, overwhelming evidence determined that a food rescue service was a necessity in Whangarei and the wider Northland region. It also identified a lack of perishable foods, such as fruit and vegetables, followed by diary and meat, were being distributed by existing channels.
A partnership has been formed between One Double Five Whare Awhina Community House, Northland District Health Board, Te Puawaitanga Marae, Pehiaweri Marae, and Whangarei District Council to establish this Food Rescue Organisation in Northland. The service will increase food security and reduce waste by being the link between the food industry and those that support people in need.
The plan is to have the service established mid-2017, pending funding allocation, starting locally in Whangarei. Once the processes and systems are proven to be robust and reliable this will extended Northland wide.
A One Stop Shop website is being developed to facilitate the donation/receiving of food, donation of funds time. In the meantime, if you wish to assist to support the project in any way, please contact Carol Peters, One Double Five Whare Awhina Community House on 09 437 0185 or email@example.com.
Tutukaka Plastic Free: Glenn and Janey live on the stunningly beautiful Tutukaka Coast - many call it paradise. But there is a problem in paradise which is shared with the rest of our planet and it’s one that will only get worse unless we all do something about it:
Plastic, or more precisely – single use plastic.
The Ocean is fast becoming a plastic soup. As a coastal community we are on the front line of this worldwide catastrophe and can’t allow this dangerous cycle to continue indefinitely. Our wish for the New Year is to see the Tutukaka Coast Plastic Free. Check out their website – https://oceanspirit.org/ or FB pages Tutukaka Coast; Just-Pick-It-Up; Ocean-Spirit for their launch video
A great initiative to support Plastic Bag Free Northland – after all we are a coastal region – lets show the way.
ONEONESIX Pledgeme – 116 Bank Street – A Community Space. Please look out for this campaign! Over the past year we’ve worked with what seems like a whole town of creative community groups, had over 5,000 visits to this space, made unique new work, and done our best to completely pack our calendar full of things that couldn't have happened without the space being available to everyone!
We all own this building collectively as a district, and a few of us have put some massive hours and efforts in to bring it into it's new life - help us keep the work going by chipping in however you can!
We are in the process of making a video to explain the space and launch the Pledgeme campaign - it will be sent out to our mailing list, on our facebook, on our website, and searchable on Pledgeme.co.nz under ONEONESIX or Company of Giants.
Thank you all so much, we cannot wait to roller disco, feast, drink coffee, dj or dance in the dark with you all soon!
Company of Giants – contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food for Life, Northland – Water Street, Whangarei - opposite the growers market. Volunteers generously provide meals for those less fortunate. If you are able to assist with time and/or donate your surplus produce – all offers readily accepted
Intentional Community, Northland – forming, based on permaculture. Strongly considering Bay of Islands area. We are seeking any and all people interested in helping us form this community. We tend to meet weekly at venues ranging from Whangarei to Kerikeri and are currently in the process of figuring out land tenure and legal ownership structures. If you are interested contact Ruth email@example.com or 021 500 564.
Rekindle – Resource: Rise Again in Whangarei - New Zealand’s volume of waste has increased by 73 per cent over the last 25 years. Kaikoura has stopped collecting rubbish kerbside, no longer dumping goods on coming generations; Whaingaroa aims to be waste-free by 2020, currently diverting 84% + from their landfill – but what of Whangarei? We recycle very little - sending the bulk to an out-of-sight out-of-mind landfill at Puwera. We should do something different, together – says Ash Holwell
Rekindle is a social enterprise, conducting pioneering waste re-use projects. Their Wholehouse Reuse project, which saw a condemned house in Christchurch transformed into over 400 'new' objects, including a new dwelling. Their latest project is Resource: Rise Again work.
Of the six projects in New Zealand, Ash Holwell is excited to secure one of the project grants for Whangarei. Working together with SuperUse Studios, leaders of the Harvest Map concept and based in Rotterdam; Jonathan Hannen, coordinator of the Zero Waste Academy at Massey University, Dr. Atiq Zaman of Curtin University (Perth); and Lizanne Dirkx of Upcycle Industries (Netherlands), the teams will work to three specific design outcomes following an extensive initial research phase, which will be exhibited in Auckland, Wellington, and Whangarei in 2017.
Ash is currently looking for leads on waste streams within Whangarei, and is interested to hear from anyone who might have knowledge of potential sources of waste. Please contact him on 022 15 17 305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Whare Bike is undergoing a major transformation, hoping to be open again soon, and we're looking for people who are keen to help out in our freshly remade workshop with sparkling tools and some pretty special recycled infrastructure. Please get in touch with Ash (022 15 17 305 or email@example.com) to get on the invite list for a sneak preview volunteers evening!
Markets – this is a great link to markets in Northland http://www.localise.nz/re-localising-our-food/northland-producers-markets-directory/
Kamo Community Garden was an idea with the principle initiatives to promote and engage whanau and community with healthy kai, wellbeing and values associated with establishing, growing and maintenance of a community garden.
We encourage any member of the community to come along or contact the undersigned and share their ideas and help in serving the need of Kamo Community through this initiative.
A facebook page has been set up: Kamo Community Garden where update photos, milestone reports, survey/questionnaire and Project plans are posted for interested persons.
Contact persons: Kahu Morunga/Roimata Payne Phone: 094350758
Mobile: 0223819779 email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
The WaiAriki Food Forest Onerahi-rahi! A community garden at St Stephen’s Church grew out of a Northtec Sustainable Rural Development course. One of the original students attending a 2-week living and breathing permaculture-design workshop with Kay Baxter at Koanga Gardens from which grew the idea of developing a food forest.
A group of locals got together with local kaumatua Fred Tito for story-sharing over the season of Matariki. Matua Fred encouraged us to share our stories – because caring is sharing, and this builds resilience and from resilience builds trust and cooperation – greater than the sum of the parts.
Cleaning out gorse from alongside the WaiAriki Stream, planting and building resilience and connections in our community. Sharing is caring!!
Contact: Paul Doherty firstname.lastname@example.org
Hikurangi Community Gardens – Tornado Garden & Hikurangi Primary School - Community gardens are a great way to meet locals and spend some relaxing time in a beautiful place, learn some new skills and help your neighbourhood. A triple win!
Tornado Garden at 2a George Street consist of half an acre plus a polyhouse and grows for local people, food parcels, fundraising for community initiatives and the Thursday night community dinner. Friendly and welcoming. Contact: Tornado Trust, Pania Kemble ph 433 7032
Hikurangi Primary School vege gardens are run by Amber Brown, Steve and Whaea Ani. A recent makeover has seen the beds mulched with spoilt hay and carpet to keep them going over the summer break and a bath worm farm set up. If you want to help, please contact Amber on 433 9788/ 021 165 4553.
Bank Street Community Garden, 9 Bank Street, Whangarei
Join with this community urban garden project and help illustrate from its high profile location, the benefits to Whangarei’s community of such initiatives. https://www.facebook.com/BankStreetCommunityGarden/?ref=hl
Four Seasons Farm, Kerikeri is a group of people and families in Northland, with a core in the Kerikeri area, working together to produce nutritious food for the long term. Website www.fourseasons-farms.com or contact Eva on 09 556 6211
Transition Town Kaitaia - To receive their newsletter email email@example.com
Transition Town Bay of Islands - To receive their newsletter email firstname.lastname@example.org