Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street

Have you tasted how delicious Taranaki's produce is?

Seasonal delights including: Nashi's, loads of plums, heirloom tomatoes, delicious blue berries, fresh fish, boutique artisan bread, sweet things, vibrant salads, microgreens, organic eggs, fruit galore, avocados, flowers and lots of other delicious Taranaki grown summer vegetables.

9-12 every Sunday on Currie Street.

Oh and there is great music also!

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Waitara TimeBank Orientation Meeting
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Waitara TimeBank Orientation Meeting

Our Orientation meetings are to help onboard new members, answer questions, inspire ideas, and gather our Timebanking community. An hour is given just for attending. New and old members always welcome! Bring your ideas and questions. If you are interested in attending or have any questions please contact Rachel at waitara.timebank@gmail.com or text to 022 532 8896.

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Waitoriki & Inglewood Crop Swap
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Waitoriki & Inglewood Crop Swap

The Crop Swap one to celebrate, we have been crop swapping at Waitoriki Hall for 5 years. To celebrate there will be a morning tea after the swapping, please bring a plate if you would like to stay and talk to the friends we have all made through Crop Swap. And as a reminder of what Crop Swap means, here are a few thoughts...

Give generously, take mindfully
Bring surplus from your garden, and home crafts are welcomed too.
Welcome and support one another
Take your time and keep others in mind.

And thank you Crop Swappers for your generous koha that keeps Waitoriki Hall alive, you are all amazing


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An Introduction to Eco Building
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

An Introduction to Eco Building

Get stuck in and learn about what eco materials are available in Taranaki when building your home. Learn about the history of rammed earth and help construct a rammed earth wall so that you can understand the techniques involved and discover ways to incorporate it in your own dream building project.

Tickets: https://www.sustainabletaranaki.org.nz/workshops-program


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Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street

Have you tasted how delicious Taranaki's produce is?

Seasonal delights including: Nashi's, loads of plums, heirloom tomatoes, delicious blue berries, fresh fish, boutique artisan bread, sweet things, vibrant salads, microgreens, organic eggs, fruit galore, avocados, flowers and lots of other delicious Taranaki grown summer vegetables.

9-12 every Sunday on Currie Street.

Oh and there is great music also!

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Huatoki Crop Swap
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Huatoki Crop Swap

The Huatoki Crop Swap takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. We meet at the Huatoki Tennis Club 141 Huatoki Street, Vogeltown, New Plymouth. Goods can be set up from 3pm and swapping begins at 3.30pm. Come and share in the abundance! All welcome

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Taranaki TimeBank Orientation Meeting
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Taranaki TimeBank Orientation Meeting

Our Orientation meetings are to assist onboarding new members, answer questions, inspire ideas, and gather our Timebanking community.

Timebank gives you an hour for attending! So you can start your journey with time⏱️ in your account.

New and old members always welcome!
Bring your ideas 💡and questions🤔 and get ready to learn how to trade!

Email timebank@taranaki.gen.nz to RSVP or visit our website at www.taranakitimebank.nz

Thank you!

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Wsate Free Parenting Workshops
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Wsate Free Parenting Workshops

  • New Plymouth District Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Attend my longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimize waste in your home whilst babies are around!

What else? You will receive a free pack full of waste minimization products, including a couple of cloth nappies to have a go at!

Did you know… That each baby goes through approximately 5500 nappy changes throughout their childhood? That’s a lot of single-use items being thrown out across New Zealand!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2119068881737447/

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The Winter Gardener Workshop
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

The Winter Gardener Workshop

This one day workshop with Jodi Roebuck is full of tricks for trapping in heat + keeping off heavy rains so you can keep growing through the winter. ​Join Jodi, Australasia’s leading Biointensive educator, in his own garden & on his own farm for the best hands-on one day practical suited to the beginner, to serious backyard grower + to the homesteader all wanting to maximise organic vegetable production through the cool seasons.

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Introduction to Permaculture,  with Dee Turner.
May
4
to May 5

Introduction to Permaculture, with Dee Turner.

Learn all about permaculture design, which is designing your garden space so that you spend less time working to maintain the garden, and more time harvesting and enjoying your garden.

2 day weekend course – Cost $200 per person or $300 for two people learning together.  Places are limited to 15. Cost includes morning and afternoon tea.

–   Practical and theory sessions based at Korito Education in Westown, New Plymouth which has a permaculture designed productive garden. www.korito.co.nz for full weekend schedule.

–   To book a place on the course, contact: Dee Turner: 0211252035 or derinatur@hotmail.com

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Super Swop Stop
May
7
1:30 PM13:30

Super Swop Stop

We are proud to support Robyn Willis in delivering a new initiative here in Marfell the "Super Swop Stop"

This is a place for people from all over taranaki to bring those good, quality, clean items of fresh produce, clothing, baking, bric a brac and anything else (excluding furniture) you may want to swap for something that would benefit you and your family!

Tables will be set up at the front of the school (in the hall in wet conditions) it is a great opportunity to meet other people and swap for a gem you wouldn't normally have the opportunity of having so just rock on up.

With no money exchanging hands just wholesome community involvement, we absolutely cannot wait!

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Urenui Crop Swap
May
11
10:45 PM22:45

Urenui Crop Swap

The Huatoki Crop Swap takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. We meet at the Huatoki Tennis Club 141 Huatoki Street, Vogeltown, New Plymouth. Goods can be set up from 3pm and swapping begins at 3.30pm. Come and share in the abundance! All welcome

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Planting Day at the new Taranaki crossing carpark!
May
12
9:30 AM09:30

Planting Day at the new Taranaki crossing carpark!

Join us to plant out the new car park at Mangorei Road end!

This new carpark has been developed as part of the Taranaki Crossing project, and is the gateway to the super popular Pouakai tarns walking track.

What a cool planting to be a part of. We have 3000 plants to get in the ground and we could do with a hand!

Please arrive at 9.30 for a quick briefing then we will get stuck in!!
Some spades provided but bring your own if you can. Snacks, water and rain wear is a good idea. Wear sturdy footwear and dress warmly. Bring the whole family.

If we need to postpone, it will be to the following weekend. Check Facebook event on the day for any announcements.

Limited carparking, please carpool if possible!

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Planting Day at the new Taranaki crossing carpark
May
12
9:30 AM09:30

Planting Day at the new Taranaki crossing carpark

  • Mangorei Track Egmont National Park New Plymouth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to plant out the new car park at Mangorei Road end!

This new carpark has been developed as part of the Taranaki Crossing project, and is the gateway to the super popular Pouakai tarns walking track.

What a cool planting to be a part of. We have 3000 plants to get in the ground and we could do with a hand!

Please arrive at 9.30 for a quick briefing then we will get stuck in!!
Some spades provided but bring your own if you can. Snacks, water and rain wear is a good idea. Wear sturdy footwear and dress warmly. Bring the whole family.

If we need to postpone, it will be to the following weekend. Check this page on the day for any announcements.

Limited carparking, please carpool if possible!

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Huatoki Crop Swap
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

Huatoki Crop Swap

The Huatoki Crop Swap takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. We meet at the Huatoki Tennis Club 141 Huatoki Street, Vogeltown, New Plymouth. Goods can be set up from 3pm and swapping begins at 3.30pm. Come and share in the abundance! All welcome

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Natural Basket Making with Ann-Maree
May
17
5:30 PM17:30

Natural Basket Making with Ann-Maree

Ann-Maree Karam is a horticulturist and an accomplished basket maker, a craft she learnt while living in Queensland - she creates stunning unique baskets using garden and forest materials that she has foraged. Join us for a cosy evening on the ranch and let your creative spirit be nurtured. All materials will be supplied along with mulled wine, a tasting platter of delicious things, fresh breads and dips. Learn about the many natural materials that are available at our finger tips that can be repurposed. Take home your own beautiful basket and with it the knowledge and skills to create more. Book now to avoid disappointment. $80pp


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Hawera Crop Swap
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Hawera Crop Swap

Come along to the Presbyterian Hall to share your garden and kitchen bounty on Argyle Street. Third Saturday of the month, gold coin donation appreciated for hall hire.

Set up from 1pm
Welcome and introduction at 1.30pm
Please come and join an amazing community gathering of like-minded people wanting to share our food and knowledge.

We lay our items out to swap on tables, have a wander around and a chat, then after the welcome we browse and collect a share of what is on offer.

Please bring baskets/bags to take your bounty home in and if you are bringing something that needs to be split please bring some extra containers. Recipes are useful too for anything you have made!
Any leftover produce you can take home with you or it will be donated.
Children welcome.

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Waitoriki & Inglewood Crop Swap
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Waitoriki & Inglewood Crop Swap

The Crop Swap one to celebrate, we have been crop swapping at Waitoriki Hall for 5 years. To celebrate there will be a morning tea after the swapping, please bring a plate if you would like to stay and talk to the friends we have all made through Crop Swap. And as a reminder of what Crop Swap means, here are a few thoughts...

Give generously, take mindfully
Bring surplus from your garden, and home crafts are welcomed too.
Welcome and support one another
Take your time and keep others in mind.

And thank you Crop Swappers for your generous koha that keeps Waitoriki Hall alive, you are all amazing


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Huatoki Crop Swap
May
26
3:00 PM15:00

Huatoki Crop Swap

The Huatoki Crop Swap takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. We meet at the Huatoki Tennis Club 141 Huatoki Street, Vogeltown, New Plymouth. Goods can be set up from 3pm and swapping begins at 3.30pm. Come and share in the abundance! All welcome

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Introduction to Market Gardening
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Introduction to Market Gardening

What it takes to set up, maintain and advance
​a profitable market garden from scratch.

2 Day Catered Workshop
1st + 2nd June 2019
at Roebuck Farm
New Plymouth

Nestled in a valley our picturesque farm has become an international beacon for modelling the alliance between sustainable, traditional growing principles and modern innovations. As a thriving bio-intensive market garden and restoration grazing farm, we focus on growing + locally direct marketing our own produce and regenerating pasture diversity with stock management .

We teach these principles through highly interactive on-farm activities based around our agrarian & market garden production cycles.

​Over the two days of this workshop Jodi Roebuck will share with you all that has been involved in establishing his market garden. The practical will cover all the initial building blocks for developing a site including aspect, planning + design, right through to implementation including bed preparation options, innovative hand held tools, crop choices, propagation, harvesting and beyond.

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Taranaki TimeBank Orientation Meeting
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Taranaki TimeBank Orientation Meeting

Our Orientation meetings are to assist onboarding new members, answer questions, inspire ideas, and gather our Timebanking community.

Timebank gives you an hour for attending! So you can start your journey with time⏱️ in your account.

New and old members always welcome!
Bring your ideas 💡and questions🤔 and get ready to learn how to trade!

Email timebank@taranaki.gen.nz to RSVP or visit our website at www.taranakitimebank.nz

Thank you!

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Plastic Free July Puke Ariki event
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Plastic Free July Puke Ariki event

We have a fun & exciting interactive learning day planned for in the foyer at Puke Ariki as well as something incredibly eye catching on the landing.

Come along & get some great hints & tips about more ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle that is moving away from single use plastic items.

Open to the public & fun for all ages

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Ahus planting
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Ahus planting

Join Restore Oakura, Taranaki Conservationists and NPDC for a sand dune planting at Ahus beach.

Bring your own spade and gloves, we will have a few we can loan you.
Wear sturdy footwear and come dressed for the weather! All welcome.
If you are a local business and keen to sponsor some kai for afterwards, please get in touch!

Postponement date in event of bad weather is 28th July.

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The Household Gardener
Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

The Household Gardener

This one day workshop with Jodi Roebuck is full of tricks for trapping in heat + keeping off heavy rains so you can keep growing through the winter. ​Join Jodi, Australasia’s leading Biointensive educator, in his own garden & on his own farm for the best hands-on one day practical suited to the beginner, to serious backyard grower + to the homesteader all wanting to maximise organic vegetable production through the cool seasons.

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Huatoki Crop Swap
Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

Huatoki Crop Swap

The Huatoki Crop Swap takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. We meet at the Huatoki Tennis Club 141 Huatoki Street, Vogeltown, New Plymouth. Goods can be set up from 3pm and swapping begins at 3.30pm. Come and share in the abundance! All welcome

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South Taranaki TimeBank Working Bee
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

South Taranaki TimeBank Working Bee

  • 278 Austin Road Normanby, Taranaki, 4673 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at Goldbush Micro Farm for a few hours to get to know your fellow Timebankers and earn a few hours of time. Bring a plate for a shared afternoon tea.


This is held at South Taranaki Coordinator Michelle's place. There will be a range of possible tasks depending on ability so bring some sturdy shoes and a rain coat if it looks wet.


We'll update you with more info closer to the time. Please RSVP so we can plan tasks.

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Make your own soap and cleaning products
Apr
14
9:45 AM09:45

Make your own soap and cleaning products

Learn how to make soap from scratch with Home Matters. You will learn how to make products using this soap as a base, as well as other simple cleaning products using basic, non-toxic ingredients.
By the end of it, you may even be able to skip a whole aisle during your supermarket shop!
This is a pre booked workshop, $100 per person and space is limited.
Please email homematters4us@gmail.com

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Sustainable Coastlines Litter Project Training Workshop
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainable Coastlines Litter Project Training Workshop

We are looking for up to 10 keen locals to come along to this workshop, in order for us to set up a litter monitoring location at Oakura Beach. The idea is that we will conduct a survey at least 4 times per year, for the next three years and load the data into the new national system being developed.

If you are keen, please rsvp via the sign up button!

More info about the project:
The Litter project is a three-year programme led by Sustainable Coastlines that aims to create a grass roots solution to beach litter in New Zealand. Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, Sustainable Coastlines have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme, based on the United Nations Environment Programme marine debris survey methodology, that will enable an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand to be developed. By working to a United Nations Environment Program methodology, the data will be collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, Sustainable Coastlines will be working with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys at a minimum of 108 beach sites across Aotearoa at least four times per year for the next three years. They will provide the training and tools required for these groups to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. This platform will also include a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools in the near future. All the litter data collected will be freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

The upcoming workshop will be an opportunity for you to learn more about the project, the data collection methodology, Health & Safety planning and the reporting requirements that will allow you to play an important part in this long-term effort to keep our coastlines and beaches beautiful.

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Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street

Have you tasted how delicious Taranaki's produce is?

Seasonal delights including: Nashi's, loads of plums, heirloom tomatoes, delicious blue berries, fresh fish, boutique artisan bread, sweet things, vibrant salads, microgreens, organic eggs, fruit galore, avocados, flowers and lots of other delicious Taranaki grown summer vegetables.

9-12 every Sunday on Currie Street.

Oh and there is great music also!

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Urenui Crop Swap
Apr
13
10:45 PM22:45

Urenui Crop Swap

The Huatoki Crop Swap takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. We meet at the Huatoki Tennis Club 141 Huatoki Street, Vogeltown, New Plymouth. Goods can be set up from 3pm and swapping begins at 3.30pm. Come and share in the abundance! All welcome

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Taiao Ngahuru Waananga
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Taiao Ngahuru Waananga

Kia ora e te iwi! It is that time again to Waananga and we cannot wait!! Our group, Te Whenua Tōmuri Trust, has started an exciting journey of running wānanga on kaitiakitanga - working with kura, hapū and whānau in Taranaki. Last year, we held wānanga on Mounga Taranaki, at Ōakura Pā and at Muru Raupatu Marae, Whakaahurangi Marae, Te Niho Marae Parihaka. From the mountains to the sea - we would like to invite you to join us for another overnight wānanga at Owae Marae in Waitara.
The dates are locked in for the 13th & 14th of April 2019 (Saturday/Sunday).

Our noho includes river monitoring, mārakai, Para Kore, karakia, and activities for the tamariki. There are limited beds for staying the night so register now through our website: https://tewhenuatomuri.org/maru-wai-matara-kaitiaki-taiao/taiao-wananga/

You are welcome to come along to just part of the weekend as well. We will send out a full schedule before the wānanga commences. This is a wānanga for the whole whānau (under 16s must come with a guardian). There is no cost to participate but koha is welcome. If your whānau needs assistance with getting to Owae Marae, Waitara please get in touch and we will help where we can. Let’s get outside and enjoy our natural environment.

If you have any questions, please email robynmartinkemp@hotmail.com or call Robyn on 022 438 5571. Please register NOW!

https://tewhenuatomuri.org/maru-wai-matara-kaitiaki-taiao/taiao-wananga/

Ngā mihi nui

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Hawera Crop Swap
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Hawera Crop Swap

Come along to the Presbyterian Hall to share your garden and kitchen bounty on Argyle Street. Third Saturday of the month, gold coin donation appreciated for hall hire.

Set up from 1pm
Welcome and introduction at 1.30pm
Please come and join an amazing community gathering of like-minded people wanting to share our food and knowledge.

We lay our items out to swap on tables, have a wander around and a chat, then after the welcome we browse and collect a share of what is on offer.

Please bring baskets/bags to take your bounty home in and if you are bringing something that needs to be split please bring some extra containers. Recipes are useful too for anything you have made!
Any leftover produce you can take home with you or it will be donated.
Children welcome.

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Seedsavers Taranaki -Seedsavers Planting & Sowing Gathering
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Seedsavers Taranaki -Seedsavers Planting & Sowing Gathering

Come along to Steve's to help sow seeds and plant seedlings, that grow on his remote farmlet (no worries of cross pollination), this enables Seedsavers to save the seed to re-distribute the saved seed throughout the seed banks next year. This year we are sowing broad beans that have been grown at Steve's for the past 2 years and Cavelo Nero Kale. Bring a plate for a shared lunch.

Contact for event: Jayne - seedsavers.taranaki@gmail.com or 06 756 6192

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Sustainable Coastlines Litter Project Training Workshop
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainable Coastlines Litter Project Training Workshop

We are looking for up to 10 keen locals to come along to this workshop, in order for us to set up a litter monitoring location at East End Beach. The idea is that we will conduct a survey at least 4 times per year, for the next three years and load the data into the new national system being developed.

If you are keen, please rsvp via the sign up button!

More info about the project:

The Litter project is a three-year programme led by Sustainable Coastlines that aims to create a grass roots solution to beach litter in New Zealand. Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, Sustainable Coastlines have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme, based on the United Nations Environment Programme marine debris survey methodology, that will enable an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand to be developed. By working to a United Nations Environment Program methodology, the data will be collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, Sustainable Coastlines will be working with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys at a minimum of 108 beach sites across Aotearoa at least four times per year for the next three years. They will provide the training and tools required for these groups to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. This platform will also include a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools in the near future. All the litter data collected will be freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

The upcoming workshop will be an opportunity for you to learn more about the project, the data collection methodology, Health & Safety planning and the reporting requirements that will allow you to play an important part in this long-term effort to keep our coastlines and beaches beautiful.

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Waitara  TimeBank Orientation Meeting
Apr
11
5:00 PM17:00

Waitara TimeBank Orientation Meeting

Our Orientation meetings are to help onboard new members, answer questions, inspire ideas, and gather our Timebanking community. An hour is given just for attending. New and old members always welcome! Bring your ideas and questions. If you are interested in attending or have any questions please contact Rachel at waitara.timebank@gmail.com or text to 022 532 8896.

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Taranaki 2050 Community Workshop - Hawera
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Taranaki 2050 Community Workshop - Hawera

The Taranaki 2050 Community Workshops are open to everyone and are an opportunity to contribute to how Taranaki transitions to a low-emissions economy. Take the opportunity to share your thoughts and hear about what’s happened so far.

Venue capacity is limited so register today to secure a spot! The workshops will be held in Opunake, Hawera, Waitara, Stratford and New Plymouth. These events are in collaboration with Sustainable Taranaki.

Register here:
https://goo.gl/dyr2dv

For more information on Taranaki 2050, visit:
www.taranaki2050.org.nz

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Towards Predator-Free Taranaki Volunteers event
Apr
9
5:30 PM17:30

Towards Predator-Free Taranaki Volunteers event

Are you interested in doing more to support native wildlife and plants in your neighborhood, as part of Towards Predator-Free Taranaki?

This free workshop is calling on New Plymouth District residents to learn about the different ways they can be involved in restoring urban, native biodiversity. Please join us for a chat over some food and drink to equip yourself with knowledge and connections to help get you started.

We’re seeking urban volunteers who are keen to bolster their neighbourhood's trapping efforts by supporting trapping activities in surrounding public reserves and engaging their communities in protecting biodiversity.

There are lots of ways you can volunteer, such as:
- Collect or input data on trap catches in your area.
- Check traps yourself along a walkway, or coordinate a team to cover a greenspace.
- Set up a Restore Group, similar to those in Fitzroy, Oakura, Eltham and Opunake.
- Administer a local Facebook page or group on another platform to stay connected.
- Be a go-to person for inquiries or requests.
- Inspire others to take action.

You may be interested in doing all these things, or they can be split between two or more people as we know many of you have busy lives! We’ll talk about how to get this going and listen to what sparks your interest.

You don’t need to be an ecologist, hardcore trapper or Facebook fanatic to attend this volunteer workshop. You just need to want to make a difference with whatever time you can give.

Please RSVP to pftaranaki@trc.govt.nz or through facebook by clicking 'sign up'.

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Taranaki 2050 Community Workshop - Stratford
Apr
8
5:30 PM17:30

Taranaki 2050 Community Workshop - Stratford

The Taranaki 2050 Community Workshops are open to everyone and are an opportunity to contribute to how Taranaki transitions to a low-emissions economy. Take the opportunity to share your thoughts and hear about what’s happened so far.

Venue capacity is limited so register today to secure a spot! The workshops will be held in Opunake, Hawera, Waitara, Stratford and New Plymouth. These events are in collaboration with Sustainable Taranaki.

Register here:
https://goo.gl/StAKGR

For more information on Taranaki 2050, visit:
www.taranaki2050.org.nz

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Urban Chickens & Eggs Workshop
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Urban Chickens & Eggs Workshop

  • Birdwood Avenue New Plymouth New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Thinking about getting chickens or want some advice on your existing set-up? Pick up tips while you discuss and investigate hen housing, basic nutrition for health and egg production, and the characteristics of different breeds. Ensure happy, healthy and safe backyard chooks and enjoy their delicious nutritious eggs.

Tickets: https://www.sustainabletaranaki.org.nz/workshops-program


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Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street

Have you tasted how delicious Taranaki's produce is?

Seasonal delights including: Nashi's, loads of plums, heirloom tomatoes, delicious blue berries, fresh fish, boutique artisan bread, sweet things, vibrant salads, microgreens, organic eggs, fruit galore, avocados, flowers and lots of other delicious Taranaki grown summer vegetables.

9-12 every Sunday on Currie Street.

Oh and there is great music also!

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Rotokare Pest Monitoring - Full Sanctuary Tracking Card Run
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Rotokare Pest Monitoring - Full Sanctuary Tracking Card Run

Biosecurity is one of the most important things we do at Rotokare ensuring the reserve remains pest free and safe for our native wildlife. We do regular monitoring to check we are free of pest animals and follow up on anything we find!

Recently we have had a couple of mice show up. We need your help to make sure there aren't more hiding in other parts of the reserve!

From Sunday, April 7th, we will be putting out tracking cards across the whole of the reserve. We're trying to get as much of the reserve done in one hit to give us a really good snapshot of whats going on so we need your help!

There are a range of different lines to suit a range of abilities and fitness levels. Training will be given on the day as required

Please bring warm clothes (which you don't mind getting dirty), good footwear for uneven surfaces (its wet and slippery in the bush, and can be steep in places), a drink and plenty of enthusiasm!

Our working bee runs from 9am-1230 with lunch provided afterwards (Please RSVP for catering purposes)

This is a great way to see different parts of the reserve and meet some of the awesome plants and animals which call Rotokare home.

Cards will be coming back in from Sunday April 14th and we'd love your help bringing all the cards back in :)

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Weave your own Shopping Basket
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Weave your own Shopping Basket

Be part of the solution .... Karen Clark is coming back to Peihana Farm for a day of teaching the art of weaving with harakeke. Karen will teach you how to harvest, process and then weave harakeke into your own personalised strong basket - ideal for grocery shopping or carrying spuds or something similar. This workshop is limited to 6 pax and to be held on the ranch with all the usuals thrown in (garden to table food and beverages). $100pp for a day of nurturing the creative spirit and learning a new skill... how to weave your own strong basket - book now to secure your seat - PM or contact Maria 027 232 5554 for more details.

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Plant Medicine Workshop
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Plant Medicine Workshop

Join Corryn and Teresa for a weekend wānanga exploring plant medicine making. This unique workshop is a collaboration that brings together 20-years of combined knowledge and experience working with traditional medicine and native plant essences. This wānanga will be set amongst gardens and bush next to the Timaru Awa (River) in Tataraimaka, Taranaki.

You will learn:
🌿 How to communicate with plants
🌿 Protocols on harvesting Rongoā (medicine)
🌿 How to utilise plants from the garden and the bush
🌿 How to use plants for emotional and spiritual wellbeing

You will leave with:
🌿 A variety of different medicines including tinctures, balms, oils, elixirs and flower essence remedies.
🌿 Empowering knowledge to a help you and your whanau/family to heal common ailments.

About the facilitators:

Corryn Pryce-Baxter was born in Wales and started her journey at a young age with plants and Spirit learning from her Grandmother. Since coming to Aotearoa in 2001 she has been working with a range of Rongoā including meditation, shamanic journeying, acupressure, Mirimiri and Romiromi (traditional massage) and herbal medicine. For the past 12 years Corryn has been working with traditional Māori Rongoā which she learn from her mother-in-law Kuia Olive Bullock and her sister Kuia Sue Jones from Nukumaru. Corryn has also worked as an anthropologist specialising in the empowerment of indigenous woman through economic development, a rehabilitation facilitator in the justice sector and currently working in Taranaki with community organisations helping them to flourish.

Teresa Goodin was born and raised in Taranaki. For the past ten years she has explored and studied various pathways to wellbeing and wholeness including Naturopathy, Flower Essence Therapy, Psychosynthesis, Shamanic Healing, Buddhist Meditation and Jin Shin TARA. She is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand Practitioner and she specialises in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy to promote holistic wellbeing. She has been studying with the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies since 2011, which has included working intensively with New Zealand native teacher plants and alchemical elixirs as a spiritual pathway. She is currently President of VENZ (Vibrational Essences New Zealand Incorporated), the professional body for flower essence practitioners in New Zealand.

When: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April, 10am-4pm (please arrive at 9.45am for a 10am start)

Cost: $180 (includes all materials, morning and afternoon tea) Please bring shared kai for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. $60 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. Twelve maximum participants and unless we get 6 participants we will reschedule the workshop. Payment by cash, bank transfer, eftpos or credit card.

For more information or to register contact:
Corryn (021) 1351975
Teresa (027) 4543585

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Food Forests, with Dee Turner.
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Food Forests, with Dee Turner.

Learn how food forests work with Dee Turner.

How they can be designed, planned and maintained, and the sort of plants that can be put into them to make the food forest look after itself after a few years and give you very little work for a lot of return in food nutrition. 

2 day weekend course – Cost $200 per person or $300 for two people learning together.  Places are limited to 15. Cost includes morning and afternoon tea.

–   Practical and theory sessions based at Korito Education in Westown, New Plymouth which has a 2 year old food forest. www.korito.co.nz for full weekend schedule.

–   To book a place on the course, contact: Dee Turner: 0211252035 or derinatur@hotmail.com

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Re-wilding Taranaki's Forests through reintroduction: the hihi
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Re-wilding Taranaki's Forests through reintroduction: the hihi

Join the experts from the Hihi Recovery Group for an evening of presentations and discussion. Hihi have been actively managed since 1980 with a strong focus on protecting the existing populations and using reintroduction to increase the species range and global population size. Come and listen to the Taranaki story of Hihi conservation.


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Taranaki 2050 Community Workshop - Opunake
Apr
3
5:30 PM17:30

Taranaki 2050 Community Workshop - Opunake

The Taranaki 2050 Community Workshops are open to everyone and are an opportunity to contribute to how Taranaki transitions to a low-emissions economy. Take the opportunity to share your thoughts and hear about what’s happened so far.

Venue capacity is limited so register today to secure a spot! The workshops will be held in Opunake, Hawera, Waitara, Stratford and New Plymouth. These events are in collaboration with Sustainable Taranaki.

Register here:
https://goo.gl/tkwvfa

For more information on Taranaki 2050, visit:
www.taranaki2050.org.nz

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Taranaki 2050 Community Workshop - Waitara
Apr
2
5:30 PM17:30

Taranaki 2050 Community Workshop - Waitara

The Taranaki 2050 Community Workshops are open to everyone and are an opportunity to contribute to how Taranaki transitions to a low-emissions economy. Take the opportunity to share your thoughts and hear about what’s happened so far.

Venue capacity is limited so register today to secure a spot! The workshops will be held in Opunake, Hawera, Waitara, Stratford and New Plymouth. These events are in collaboration with Sustainable Taranaki.

Register here:
https://bit.ly/2Vrgr9C

For more information on Taranaki 2050, visit:
www.taranaki2050.org.nz

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