Gisborne Green Guide

Environmental happenings in Gisborne.

Environmental happenings in Gisborne.

Wednesday, April 19, 10am-noon

Volunteer Wednesday Titirangi Restoration Project. Meet at the first carpark on Titirangi, port side. Plant release work. Bring covered footwear and appropriate clothes for outside work. Gloves and spades supplied. Contact programme co-ordinators at volunteer.gisborne@live.com, or Andy Kinsella on 0275118156.

Saturday, April 22, Earth Day

An international event which acknowledges and honours humankind’s dependence on and gratitude for this beautiful planet. This year’s theme is environmental and climate literacy. People are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day by planting trees and/or going without electricity for an hour, or more lasting, sustainable suggestions: eat less meat, give up bottled water and cut down junk mail.

Wednesday, April 26, 10am-noon

Volunteer Wednesday pest trapping at Waihirere. Meet at Waihirere carpark. Bring footwear, food and water. Contact programme co-ordinators at volunteer.gisborne@live.com, or Jamie Foxley on 0226271952.

Saturday, April 29, 11.30-12.30pm

Green Cleaning. Learn how to make a room spray or surface cleaner. Cost: $12 per person, includes a take home product. Tairawhiti Environment Centre (TEC), 386 Palmerston Road. Register early by phoning 8674708 or emailing tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com, places are limited.

Sunday, April 30, 2-3pm

Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti (PBFT) monthly beach clean-up, Wainui Beach. Meet at either Whales or school carparks. Join in this community event to keep plastic and other rubbish out of the marine environment. Please bring gloves, a bucket and suitable footwear. Check TEC Facebook page or PBFT Facebook page for details.

Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club trip to Hikurangi Maunga. Meet 7am. Cost: $60 (travel) plus $15 (hut fee). Overnight stay in Hikurangi Hut and climb Hikurangi. Weather dependent. Contact Gillian 867 4591 or e-mail: grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Wednesday, April 19, 10am-noon

Volunteer Wednesday Titirangi Restoration Project. Meet at the first carpark on Titirangi, port side. Plant release work. Bring covered footwear and appropriate clothes for outside work. Gloves and spades supplied. Contact programme co-ordinators at volunteer.gisborne@live.com, or Andy Kinsella on 0275118156.

Saturday, April 22, Earth Day

An international event which acknowledges and honours humankind’s dependence on and gratitude for this beautiful planet. This year’s theme is environmental and climate literacy. People are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day by planting trees and/or going without electricity for an hour, or more lasting, sustainable suggestions: eat less meat, give up bottled water and cut down junk mail.

Wednesday, April 26, 10am-noon

Volunteer Wednesday pest trapping at Waihirere. Meet at Waihirere carpark. Bring footwear, food and water. Contact programme co-ordinators at volunteer.gisborne@live.com, or Jamie Foxley on 0226271952.

Saturday, April 29, 11.30-12.30pm

Green Cleaning. Learn how to make a room spray or surface cleaner. Cost: $12 per person, includes a take home product. Tairawhiti Environment Centre (TEC), 386 Palmerston Road. Register early by phoning 8674708 or emailing tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com, places are limited.

Sunday, April 30, 2-3pm

Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti (PBFT) monthly beach clean-up, Wainui Beach. Meet at either Whales or school carparks. Join in this community event to keep plastic and other rubbish out of the marine environment. Please bring gloves, a bucket and suitable footwear. Check TEC Facebook page or PBFT Facebook page for details.

Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club trip to Hikurangi Maunga. Meet 7am. Cost: $60 (travel) plus $15 (hut fee). Overnight stay in Hikurangi Hut and climb Hikurangi. Weather dependent. Contact Gillian 867 4591 or e-mail: grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

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