The Green Guide for July/August

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Sunday, July 29

Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti Beach Clean-Up, 1pm-2pm. Meet on the playground side of Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club. It’s Plastic Free July. Join us for a huge beach-clean up and enjoy a sausage sizzle and other goodies too. It’s a fun way to do your bit for the best little planet in the universe. Wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves and a bucket. Contact the Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 867 4708.

Wednesday, August 8

Growing Native Trees, 1pm-2.30pm. Learn how to grow our wonderful native trees from seeds and cuttings. Pot up seedlings and see how a native tree nursery works. Absolute beginners most welcome. Brought to you by the Womens Native Tree Project Trust. Contact Kauri Forno on 021 125 9442. Please text if there is wet weather.

Wednesday, August 15

Planting prep at Donner’s Bush Micro Reserve, 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at Department of Conservation (DoC), 63 Carnarvon Street, Gisborne at 10.15am. Support the restoration of the Waimata through preparing this year’s planting. Bring warm clothes, suitable footwear, water bottle. Contact Charles Barrie, DoC on 027 539 6692.

Wednesday, August 15

Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach, 6pm-8pm. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road. Tairawhiti Environment Centre and Gisborne District Council are pleased to host an evening talk on zero waste living in Gisborne. Hannah and Liam, the no-waste nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, provide an introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction. Drawing on their own research and over three years of experience living without producing waste, Hannah and Liam will guide you through life without a rubbish bin. For details contact the Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 867 4708.

Saturday, August 18

Te Wherowhero Bio-blitz, time to be confirmed. Join a community effort to look after this precious estuarine lagoon. Now in its ninth year of a 10 year restoration programme. The planting looks to slow erosion, filter farm run-off and provide habitat for our wildlife. Bring gumboots, gloves and warm clothes. Free sausage sizzle. Contact Jamie Foxley at Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952.

Sunday, August 19

Waikanae Stream Planting, 1pm-3pm. Meet at Grey Street Skate Park. Join a community effort to restore our city waterway, providing habitat for our native freshwater fish, native and migrating birds. Contact Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 867 4708 or email tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com.

Saturday, August 25

Gisborne Boardriders Environment Day, 10.30am-12.30pm. Wainui Beach School Hall. A family-friendly day of speakers, planting and coastal fun. Contact Florian Bub, Gisborne Boardriders 022 407 8987 or gisborneboardriders@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 29

Waihirere Domain Trapping Project, 10am-midday. Meet at the Waihirere Domain carpark. Join a community effort to protect native flora and fauna in Waihirere Domain. Learn about trapping; targeting stoats, rats and possums. Monitoring DOC200 traplines. Bring water bottle, suitable footwear, gardening gloves. Contact Jamie Foxley, Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952. Call or text if the weather becomes an issue.

Sunday, July 29

Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti Beach Clean-Up, 1pm-2pm. Meet on the playground side of Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club. It’s Plastic Free July. Join us for a huge beach-clean up and enjoy a sausage sizzle and other goodies too. It’s a fun way to do your bit for the best little planet in the universe. Wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves and a bucket. Contact the Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 867 4708.

Wednesday, August 8

Growing Native Trees, 1pm-2.30pm. Learn how to grow our wonderful native trees from seeds and cuttings. Pot up seedlings and see how a native tree nursery works. Absolute beginners most welcome. Brought to you by the Womens Native Tree Project Trust. Contact Kauri Forno on 021 125 9442. Please text if there is wet weather.

Wednesday, August 15

Planting prep at Donner’s Bush Micro Reserve, 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at Department of Conservation (DoC), 63 Carnarvon Street, Gisborne at 10.15am. Support the restoration of the Waimata through preparing this year’s planting. Bring warm clothes, suitable footwear, water bottle. Contact Charles Barrie, DoC on 027 539 6692.

Wednesday, August 15

Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach, 6pm-8pm. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road. Tairawhiti Environment Centre and Gisborne District Council are pleased to host an evening talk on zero waste living in Gisborne. Hannah and Liam, the no-waste nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, provide an introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction. Drawing on their own research and over three years of experience living without producing waste, Hannah and Liam will guide you through life without a rubbish bin. For details contact the Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 867 4708.

Saturday, August 18

Te Wherowhero Bio-blitz, time to be confirmed. Join a community effort to look after this precious estuarine lagoon. Now in its ninth year of a 10 year restoration programme. The planting looks to slow erosion, filter farm run-off and provide habitat for our wildlife. Bring gumboots, gloves and warm clothes. Free sausage sizzle. Contact Jamie Foxley at Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952.

Sunday, August 19

Waikanae Stream Planting, 1pm-3pm. Meet at Grey Street Skate Park. Join a community effort to restore our city waterway, providing habitat for our native freshwater fish, native and migrating birds. Contact Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 867 4708 or email tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com.

Saturday, August 25

Gisborne Boardriders Environment Day, 10.30am-12.30pm. Wainui Beach School Hall. A family-friendly day of speakers, planting and coastal fun. Contact Florian Bub, Gisborne Boardriders 022 407 8987 or gisborneboardriders@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 29

Waihirere Domain Trapping Project, 10am-midday. Meet at the Waihirere Domain carpark. Join a community effort to protect native flora and fauna in Waihirere Domain. Learn about trapping; targeting stoats, rats and possums. Monitoring DOC200 traplines. Bring water bottle, suitable footwear, gardening gloves. Contact Jamie Foxley, Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952. Call or text if the weather becomes an issue.

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