Green Guide for June and July

Wednesday, June 27

Waihirere Domain Pest Busting, 10am-12pm, Waihirere Domain Road, 14km from Gisborne off Back Ormond Road. Join a community effort to care for our iconic Waihirere Domain native bush. Learn to use the various trapping methods from the experts. Bring along, a drink, warm clothing and comfortable all-terrain footwear. Contact Jamie Foxley, Tairawhiti Environment Centre 022 627 1952

Thursday, June 28

Planning for Plastic Bag-Free July, 5.15pm-6.15pm. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. All welcome, come along and join Plastic-Bag-Free Tairawhiti as we plan for Plastic-Free July. Child-friendly event. Contact Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 867 4708.

Wednesday, July 4

Growing Native Trees 10am-12pm. EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout Street, Riverdale, Gisborne. Learn how to grow our wonderful native trees from seeds and cuttings. Brought to you by the Women’s Native Tree Project Trust. Bring a drink bottle and warm clothing. Contact Kauri Forno on 021 125 9442, Text if there is wet weather.

Tuesday, July 10

Living The Change — Film Screening, 6pm. Dome Cinema. As part of Plastic Free July, Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti and Dome Cinema present a one-off screening of Living the Change — an inspirational New Zealand film about people making big and small changes to make life better and more sustainable. Entry by Koha, admission passes are available at The Aviary from Friday 22nd June to reserve a seat.

Tuesday, July 10

Tairawhiti Environment Centre AGM, 5.30pm-7pm. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road. The centre invites you to explore their spaces with drinks and nibbles, hear about the year’s successes and challenges, and share ideas for the year to come. Special guest Kell Sunshine will be speaking about the upcoming Seawalls Gisborne Artivist event. This is where people will use art to highlight issues. Contact TEC via their Facebook page or phone 06 867 4708 for more details.

Wednesday, July 11

Waikanae Stream Planting, 9am-12pm.

Meet at Alfred Cox Park, Grey Street entry by the i-Site. Join a community effort to care for our precious city waterway, restoring native plants to the water’s edge to provide habitat for native freshwater fish and birds including migrating birds. Bring warm clothes, suitable footwear, water bottle. Planting rain or shine. Contact Janic Slupski on 021 108 1004.

Friday, July 13

24hr Bag-a-thon, 3pm. Ka Pai Kaiti, 500 Wainui Road, Kaiti, Gisborne. Come and join in for a little bit or the whole thing. There will be 24 hours of cutting and sewing fabric shopping bags to give out to the community. Let’s help Gisborne become plastic bag-free. Bring along a sewing machine and park up, or if you don’t sew come along and cut and iron bags, or maybe even print them. Ka Pai Kaiti said that last year it sewed 250 bags over the course of 24hrs.

“Let’s see if we can double the number this year,” the group said in a statement.

Wednesday, July 18

Planting day at Donner’s Bush, 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at DoC Gisborne, 63 Carnarvon Street, at 10.15.

Support the Waimata Catchment Project assisting with weeding and site prep for this year’s planting season. Bring along a water bottle and suitable footwear. Contact Charles Barrie, DoC on 027 539 6692.

Sunday, July 29

Waikanae Beach Clean-up, 1-2pm. Meet on the playground side of Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club. Organised to celebrate Plastic Free July. Bring buckets and gloves. A sausage sizzle will follow the event. Contact Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti via their Facebook page for more information.

Wednesday, June 27

Waihirere Domain Pest Busting, 10am-12pm, Waihirere Domain Road, 14km from Gisborne off Back Ormond Road. Join a community effort to care for our iconic Waihirere Domain native bush. Learn to use the various trapping methods from the experts. Bring along, a drink, warm clothing and comfortable all-terrain footwear. Contact Jamie Foxley, Tairawhiti Environment Centre 022 627 1952

Thursday, June 28

Planning for Plastic Bag-Free July, 5.15pm-6.15pm. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. All welcome, come along and join Plastic-Bag-Free Tairawhiti as we plan for Plastic-Free July. Child-friendly event. Contact Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 867 4708.

Wednesday, July 4

Growing Native Trees 10am-12pm. EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout Street, Riverdale, Gisborne. Learn how to grow our wonderful native trees from seeds and cuttings. Brought to you by the Women’s Native Tree Project Trust. Bring a drink bottle and warm clothing. Contact Kauri Forno on 021 125 9442, Text if there is wet weather.

Tuesday, July 10

Living The Change — Film Screening, 6pm. Dome Cinema. As part of Plastic Free July, Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti and Dome Cinema present a one-off screening of Living the Change — an inspirational New Zealand film about people making big and small changes to make life better and more sustainable. Entry by Koha, admission passes are available at The Aviary from Friday 22nd June to reserve a seat.

Tuesday, July 10

Tairawhiti Environment Centre AGM, 5.30pm-7pm. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road. The centre invites you to explore their spaces with drinks and nibbles, hear about the year’s successes and challenges, and share ideas for the year to come. Special guest Kell Sunshine will be speaking about the upcoming Seawalls Gisborne Artivist event. This is where people will use art to highlight issues. Contact TEC via their Facebook page or phone 06 867 4708 for more details.

Wednesday, July 11

Waikanae Stream Planting, 9am-12pm.

Meet at Alfred Cox Park, Grey Street entry by the i-Site. Join a community effort to care for our precious city waterway, restoring native plants to the water’s edge to provide habitat for native freshwater fish and birds including migrating birds. Bring warm clothes, suitable footwear, water bottle. Planting rain or shine. Contact Janic Slupski on 021 108 1004.

Friday, July 13

24hr Bag-a-thon, 3pm. Ka Pai Kaiti, 500 Wainui Road, Kaiti, Gisborne. Come and join in for a little bit or the whole thing. There will be 24 hours of cutting and sewing fabric shopping bags to give out to the community. Let’s help Gisborne become plastic bag-free. Bring along a sewing machine and park up, or if you don’t sew come along and cut and iron bags, or maybe even print them. Ka Pai Kaiti said that last year it sewed 250 bags over the course of 24hrs.

“Let’s see if we can double the number this year,” the group said in a statement.

Wednesday, July 18

Planting day at Donner’s Bush, 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at DoC Gisborne, 63 Carnarvon Street, at 10.15.

Support the Waimata Catchment Project assisting with weeding and site prep for this year’s planting season. Bring along a water bottle and suitable footwear. Contact Charles Barrie, DoC on 027 539 6692.

Sunday, July 29

Waikanae Beach Clean-up, 1-2pm. Meet on the playground side of Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club. Organised to celebrate Plastic Free July. Bring buckets and gloves. A sausage sizzle will follow the event. Contact Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti via their Facebook page for more information.

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