Gisborne Green Guide

Upcoming events for the environmentally active.

Upcoming events for the environmentally active.

■ Friday, March 10, 12-1pm. Composting and Bokashi Workshop. Register early to be eligible for a free black compost bin, then attend the workshop and to be set for life. Making compost in at home is easy once you have the know-how and resources. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road, phone 06 867 470. Cost: $5 per person.

■ Saturday, March 11, 9am-3pm. Community guided snorkel day. Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve, Whangara Road, SH35, Pouawa Beach. He Awa Ora, He Tai Ora, Healthy Rivers, Living Sea Education Trust and Experiencing Marine Reserves invite you to join us in an experience of Te Tairawhiti Gisborne’s own fully protected marine reserve. The community day will provide a coastal marine adventure that includes snorkelling among the reef life and guided walking tours along the beautiful coastal environment. Key speakers will provide a background to the history of the area and the people, and the establishment of the marine reserve as part of a wider vision of enhanced coastal management.

■ Saturday, March 11, 2.30pm. Economy, Ecology and Culture: Redefining Our Boundaries for the 21st Century public presentation. A fantastic opportunity to hear Sir Jonathon Porritt, chair of the Air New Zealand Sustainability Trust. “A meeting of people, a mixing of cultures, a blending of heritage, a sharing of the future.” Waikanae Surf Lifesaving Club. Free.

■ Sunday, March 19, Ngatapa Maunga tramp with the Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club. Tramp to the impressive Ngatapa mountain and pa site where in 1868/69 Te Kooti’s people were attacked by the forces of the Armed Constabulary, Ngati Porou, Arawa and Kahungunu, in one of the most significant battles of the New Zealand Wars. Access through Hillview off Makaretu Road, about four hours walking, including a steady climb to the top. Contact Barry: 867 4591 or e: bjfoster@xtra.co.nz

■ Saturday, March 25, 11.30am-12.30pm.
DIY Natural Skinfood Workshop. Learn how to make a simple body butter which can then be used as a chest rub or skin-healing balm. We will use calendula oil, which we made in a previous workshop, and other natural ingredients. Cost: $5 per person. An additional $10 for the “make and take home” product is optional.
Please register well in advance. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road, phone 06 867 470.

■ Friday, March 10, 12-1pm. Composting and Bokashi Workshop. Register early to be eligible for a free black compost bin, then attend the workshop and to be set for life. Making compost in at home is easy once you have the know-how and resources. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road, phone 06 867 470. Cost: $5 per person.

■ Saturday, March 11, 9am-3pm. Community guided snorkel day. Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve, Whangara Road, SH35, Pouawa Beach. He Awa Ora, He Tai Ora, Healthy Rivers, Living Sea Education Trust and Experiencing Marine Reserves invite you to join us in an experience of Te Tairawhiti Gisborne’s own fully protected marine reserve. The community day will provide a coastal marine adventure that includes snorkelling among the reef life and guided walking tours along the beautiful coastal environment. Key speakers will provide a background to the history of the area and the people, and the establishment of the marine reserve as part of a wider vision of enhanced coastal management.

■ Saturday, March 11, 2.30pm. Economy, Ecology and Culture: Redefining Our Boundaries for the 21st Century public presentation. A fantastic opportunity to hear Sir Jonathon Porritt, chair of the Air New Zealand Sustainability Trust. “A meeting of people, a mixing of cultures, a blending of heritage, a sharing of the future.” Waikanae Surf Lifesaving Club. Free.

■ Sunday, March 19, Ngatapa Maunga tramp with the Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club. Tramp to the impressive Ngatapa mountain and pa site where in 1868/69 Te Kooti’s people were attacked by the forces of the Armed Constabulary, Ngati Porou, Arawa and Kahungunu, in one of the most significant battles of the New Zealand Wars. Access through Hillview off Makaretu Road, about four hours walking, including a steady climb to the top. Contact Barry: 867 4591 or e: bjfoster@xtra.co.nz

■ Saturday, March 25, 11.30am-12.30pm.
DIY Natural Skinfood Workshop. Learn how to make a simple body butter which can then be used as a chest rub or skin-healing balm. We will use calendula oil, which we made in a previous workshop, and other natural ingredients. Cost: $5 per person. An additional $10 for the “make and take home” product is optional.
Please register well in advance. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road, phone 06 867 470.

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