Green Guide for August- September

WASTE REDUCTION ROADSHOW: The Rubbish Trip founders Liam Prince and Hannah Blumhardt will be holding a series of talks about zero waste this month. Picture supplied

Tuesday, August 21

Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach, 5pm-7.15pm. Hati Nati Cafe, 163 Waiomatatini Road, Ruatoria. Drawing on their own research and over three years of experience living zero waste, Hannah and Liam will guide you through the ‘whys and the hows’ of life without a rubbish bin. Contact Tairawhiti Environment Centre on (06) 867 4708 or email tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com for further information.

Saturday, August 25

Gisborne Boardriders Environment Day, 9.30am-1pm. Wainui Beach School Hall. A family-friendly day of speakers, planting and coastal fun. Contact Florian Bub, Gisborne Boardriders on 022 407 8987 or gisborneboardriders@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday, August 25

Flag The Bag Sewing Bee, 2pm-4pm. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. Come and join our epic monthly get together full of sewing fun. We will be making reusable bags to stock our bag bins and to distribute around the community. BYO sewing machine — but no worries if you don’t have one. Come along with some sharp scissors for cutting and bring any spare fabric you have lying around. There’ll be cups of tea and some baking provided too. Contact Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 867 4708.

Sunday, August 26

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti Monthly Beach Clean-Up, 11.00am-midday. Kaiti Beach. Come along and join our monthly beach clean-up — keep our place beautiful and stop a whole lot of rubbish ending up in the sea. Bring sturdy footwear, gloves, and a bucket for gathering rubbish. A great way to enjoy some time in the outdoors and do a little bit for the planet. Contact Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 867 4708.

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 and monitoring DOC200 traplines. Bring water bottle, suitable footwear and gardening gloves. Contact Jamie Foxley, Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952. Call or text if the weather becomes an issue.

Wednesday, September 5

Donner’s Bush Planting Session, 9.30am-12.30pm. Meet at DoC Gisborne (63 Carnarvon Street). Help us plant up our second Donner’s Bush micro-reserve as part of the lower Waimata restoration project. Bring a water bottle, suitable footwear and gloves. For further information, contact Charles Barrie on 027 539 6692.

Wednesday, September 5

Growing native trees, 1pm-2:30pm. Women’s native tree project trust nursery, EIT, 320 Stout Street. Learn how to grow native trees from seeds and cuttings. Pot up seedlings and see how a native tree nursery works. Absolute beginners most welcome. For more information, contact Kauri Forno on 021 125 9442.

Thursday, September 13-14

Te Tai Pari: Towards a Sustainable Blue Economy for Te Tairawhiti. Emerald Hotel, Gisborne. September 13, 9am-5pm and September 14, 9am-12.30pm.

Hikurangi Enterprises is proud to host a two day event for East Coast communities focusing on the sustainable development of the coastal marine area for the benefit of hapu and whanau in Te Tairawhiti. There is no cost to participate but spaces are strictly limited and registration is essential.

Confirmed presenters include a range of local, national and overseas speakers with expertise in marine science, Maori economic development and indigenous rights. Hear Agnes Walker, Ken Houkamau, NIWA’s Dr Drew Lohrer and many more. For more information, please contact: ruihana@hikurangi.enterprises

Tuesday, August 21

Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach, 5pm-7.15pm. Hati Nati Cafe, 163 Waiomatatini Road, Ruatoria. Drawing on their own research and over three years of experience living zero waste, Hannah and Liam will guide you through the ‘whys and the hows’ of life without a rubbish bin. Contact Tairawhiti Environment Centre on (06) 867 4708 or email tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com for further information.

Saturday, August 25

Gisborne Boardriders Environment Day, 9.30am-1pm. Wainui Beach School Hall. A family-friendly day of speakers, planting and coastal fun. Contact Florian Bub, Gisborne Boardriders on 022 407 8987 or gisborneboardriders@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday, August 25

Flag The Bag Sewing Bee, 2pm-4pm. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. Come and join our epic monthly get together full of sewing fun. We will be making reusable bags to stock our bag bins and to distribute around the community. BYO sewing machine — but no worries if you don’t have one. Come along with some sharp scissors for cutting and bring any spare fabric you have lying around. There’ll be cups of tea and some baking provided too. Contact Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 867 4708.

Sunday, August 26

Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti Monthly Beach Clean-Up, 11.00am-midday. Kaiti Beach. Come along and join our monthly beach clean-up — keep our place beautiful and stop a whole lot of rubbish ending up in the sea. Bring sturdy footwear, gloves, and a bucket for gathering rubbish. A great way to enjoy some time in the outdoors and do a little bit for the planet. Contact Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 867 4708.

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 and monitoring DOC200 traplines. Bring water bottle, suitable footwear and gardening gloves. Contact Jamie Foxley, Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952. Call or text if the weather becomes an issue.

Wednesday, September 5

Donner’s Bush Planting Session, 9.30am-12.30pm. Meet at DoC Gisborne (63 Carnarvon Street). Help us plant up our second Donner’s Bush micro-reserve as part of the lower Waimata restoration project. Bring a water bottle, suitable footwear and gloves. For further information, contact Charles Barrie on 027 539 6692.

Wednesday, September 5

Growing native trees, 1pm-2:30pm. Women’s native tree project trust nursery, EIT, 320 Stout Street. Learn how to grow native trees from seeds and cuttings. Pot up seedlings and see how a native tree nursery works. Absolute beginners most welcome. For more information, contact Kauri Forno on 021 125 9442.

Thursday, September 13-14

Te Tai Pari: Towards a Sustainable Blue Economy for Te Tairawhiti. Emerald Hotel, Gisborne. September 13, 9am-5pm and September 14, 9am-12.30pm.

Hikurangi Enterprises is proud to host a two day event for East Coast communities focusing on the sustainable development of the coastal marine area for the benefit of hapu and whanau in Te Tairawhiti. There is no cost to participate but spaces are strictly limited and registration is essential.

Confirmed presenters include a range of local, national and overseas speakers with expertise in marine science, Maori economic development and indigenous rights. Hear Agnes Walker, Ken Houkamau, NIWA’s Dr Drew Lohrer and many more. For more information, please contact: ruihana@hikurangi.enterprises

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