Gisborne Green Guide

Wednesday, July 12

Te Wherowhero Lagoon planting day with Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti, 10am-2pm. Planting the edge of Te Wherowhero Lagoon, a local wildlife hotspot. Bring gumboots and some lunch. Meet at 9.30am at the Department of Conservation office or 10am off SH2, 2.5 kilometres south of Browns Beach Road, Muriwai. Contact Jamie Foxley at Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952 for more information.

Friday July 14

School Holiday Programme: Kokedama, hosted by Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 9am-3pm. TEC’s gardening guru Heera Rigney will run a fun one-day workshop where kids will design and make a Kokedama and explore TEC’s sustainable back yard. For ages 7-12, the cost is $40. BYO: morning tea and lunch.

Friday, July 14

Ka Pai Kaiti in Kaiti Mall from 3pm. 24-hour bag-a-thon to make free reusable shopping bags for the Gisborne community to use instead of single-use plastic bags. Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti is looking for an army of helpers, including people with sewing machines, scissors or just willing hands. People are encouraged to join in for an hour, a shift or an all-nighter, learn their “Kamikaze patchwork” technique, make a bag or four, and have some fun. There will be bag challenges, coffee, food and laughs throughout the 24 hours. The group needs fabric and clean, used clothes (not tee-shirts) to make the bags with. Drop it to Ka Pai Kaiti at Kaiti Mall or contact wearepbft@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 19

Titirangi Planting and Plant Care with Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti, 10am to 12pm. The session involves planting the remaining natives and clearing recently planted areas. It is a great chance to put something special in place that will be a part of the maunga (mountain) for a long time. Meet at the top carpark of Titirangi at 10am. Contact Andy Kinsella at Gisborne District Council on 027 511 8156

Sunday, July 23

Planting at Te Wherowhero Lagoon with Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti. The final planting opportunity at the lagoon for 2017. Bring covered footwear. Meet at 12pm off SH 2, 2.5km south of Browns Beach Road, Muriwai. Contact Jamie Foxley at Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952 for more information.

Wednesday, July 26

Native Nursery Work with Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti, 10am-12pm. Learn how to grow native trees while potting them up at the nursery which donates them to community groups, schools and marae. No experience necessary. This is fun, easy volunteering. Meet at Eastern Institute of Technology, 320 Stout Street at 10am. Contact Kauri Forno on 021 125 9442.

Wednesday, July 26

Free screening of A Plastic Ocean at Odeon multiplex, 6pm. A Plastic Ocean explores 20 locations over four years documenting the fragile state of the world’s oceans, uncovering alarming truths about plastic pollution, and revealing working solutions that can be put into immediate effect. The event is sponsored by Odeon Multiplex Gisborne and the Gisborne District Council, and promoted by PBFT. Odeon Theatre, 79 Gladstone Road. Get your tickets at https://tickets.demand.film/event/1815




Wednesday, July 12

Te Wherowhero Lagoon planting day with Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti, 10am-2pm. Planting the edge of Te Wherowhero Lagoon, a local wildlife hotspot. Bring gumboots and some lunch. Meet at 9.30am at the Department of Conservation office or 10am off SH2, 2.5 kilometres south of Browns Beach Road, Muriwai. Contact Jamie Foxley at Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952 for more information.

Friday July 14

School Holiday Programme: Kokedama, hosted by Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 9am-3pm. TEC’s gardening guru Heera Rigney will run a fun one-day workshop where kids will design and make a Kokedama and explore TEC’s sustainable back yard. For ages 7-12, the cost is $40. BYO: morning tea and lunch.

Friday, July 14

Ka Pai Kaiti in Kaiti Mall from 3pm. 24-hour bag-a-thon to make free reusable shopping bags for the Gisborne community to use instead of single-use plastic bags. Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti is looking for an army of helpers, including people with sewing machines, scissors or just willing hands. People are encouraged to join in for an hour, a shift or an all-nighter, learn their “Kamikaze patchwork” technique, make a bag or four, and have some fun. There will be bag challenges, coffee, food and laughs throughout the 24 hours. The group needs fabric and clean, used clothes (not tee-shirts) to make the bags with. Drop it to Ka Pai Kaiti at Kaiti Mall or contact wearepbft@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 19

Titirangi Planting and Plant Care with Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti, 10am to 12pm. The session involves planting the remaining natives and clearing recently planted areas. It is a great chance to put something special in place that will be a part of the maunga (mountain) for a long time. Meet at the top carpark of Titirangi at 10am. Contact Andy Kinsella at Gisborne District Council on 027 511 8156

Sunday, July 23

Planting at Te Wherowhero Lagoon with Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti. The final planting opportunity at the lagoon for 2017. Bring covered footwear. Meet at 12pm off SH 2, 2.5km south of Browns Beach Road, Muriwai. Contact Jamie Foxley at Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952 for more information.

Wednesday, July 26

Native Nursery Work with Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti, 10am-12pm. Learn how to grow native trees while potting them up at the nursery which donates them to community groups, schools and marae. No experience necessary. This is fun, easy volunteering. Meet at Eastern Institute of Technology, 320 Stout Street at 10am. Contact Kauri Forno on 021 125 9442.

Wednesday, July 26

Free screening of A Plastic Ocean at Odeon multiplex, 6pm. A Plastic Ocean explores 20 locations over four years documenting the fragile state of the world’s oceans, uncovering alarming truths about plastic pollution, and revealing working solutions that can be put into immediate effect. The event is sponsored by Odeon Multiplex Gisborne and the Gisborne District Council, and promoted by PBFT. Odeon Theatre, 79 Gladstone Road. Get your tickets at https://tickets.demand.film/event/1815




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