Traditional Woodworking for Kids: Bows and Arrows
Jun
23
9:45 AM09:45

Traditional Woodworking for Kids: Bows and Arrows

  • 465 Ohanga Road Onaero, Taranaki, 4383 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop we make a simple but powerful bow from thick-walled bamboo, a quiver-full of feather-fletched arrows and a painted target.


A firm favourite with the children, the bows & arrows (from scratch) workshop teaches an incredible array of traditional woodwork skills. Children use vintage draw knives and shaving-horses, whittling knives, hand saws, coping saws, rasps, sandpaper and natural fibres as the learn to whittle, shape, notch, lash, knot, fletch, and paint. It's a truly satisfying experience for the children and the smiles of delight as their arrows fly smoothly over the field or go thwacking soundly into a target is a very rewarding experience for parents and teachers alike!

The workshop costs $45 per child which includes all tools, materials and tuition, and parents are welcome to attend and participate for free.


Covered shoes, warm clothes, a water bottle and lunch are all that the children need to bring. The day is peppered with games, laughter, and good food to provide a nice balance from the intense concentration and hard work of making.


Bring the whole family for a lovely creative day in the country....

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Huatoki Crop Swap
Jun
23
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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Waitoriki & Inglewood Crop Swap
Jun
29
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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The Art of Soap Making
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

The Art of Soap Making

Want to reduce the amount of plastics in your home? Come and experience the craft of making soap. Learn about the safety requirements, the step by step processes of successful soap and how to use natural additives. This will be a hands-on workshop packed with demonstrations and discussions. Take home a soap to enjoy!


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Traditional Woodworking for Kids: Wooden Swords & Shields
Jun
30
9:45 AM09:45

Traditional Woodworking for Kids: Wooden Swords & Shields

  • 465 Ohanga Road Onaero, Taranaki, 4383 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a great workshop for introducing children to basic, traditional. woodwork skills, including whittling, rasping, notching, lashing, sanding and oiling, and also designing and painting a logo on their shield. The children are very engaged in this workshop and just love to try out their new toys in light-hearted games of 'below-the-knee' and other fencing games.


This set of sword, shield and holder/sheath quickly become treasured possessions and something the children will remember long after the workshop.


The cost is $45 per child with parents attending and participating for free.


The day well-balanced and peppered with games, laughter and good food to give an outbreath from the hard concentration.


Come and join us for a fun and creative day in the country

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Taranaki TimeBank Coastal Orientation Meeting
Jul
1
6:30 PM18:30

Taranaki TimeBank Coastal Orientation Meeting

Curious what Taranaki TimeBank is? How is works? And how to get involved? Already a member and want to spend time with this lovely community...
Join us for an orientation potluck & learn how you can be earning and trading hours instead of spending money!

You will receive 1 TimeBank hour for attending. :)
Bring a dish to share and your own plates and cutlery for an easy clean up.

Feel Free to share with friends!

taranaki.timebanks.org

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Taranaki TimeBank Orientation Meeting
Jul
3
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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Rotokare By Night - Night Tours
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

Rotokare By Night - Night Tours

This winter, explore our native forests after sundown with Rotokare Night Tours! Meet beady-eyed moreporks, hear scuttling wēta on the forest floor, discover hidden treasures in our glow worm hideouts, smell kiwi poop upon the air, and spotlight for tuna (eels) and banded kōkopu in our meandering streams.

This event is hosted by Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust and Wild For Taranaki. Tours take place at Rotokare from 6pm - 9pm. Ticket costs are $10 per adult / $5 per child, payable online or in cash. For bookings, contact Rotokare at :
Ph: 06 764 8500
Email: contact@rotokare.org.nz OR educator@rotokare.org.nz

Six tours have been scheduled this season. Limited spots available for each tour, so book NOW!

Friday 5th July - Available
Wednesday 17th July - Available
Friday 26th July - Available
Friday 16th August - Available
Friday 30th August - Available
Friday 20th September - Available

NB: Postponement dates for each tour would be the same day in the following week.

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Psychology for a better world
Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

Psychology for a better world

Many people recognise that our current way of life has passed its use-by date. However, we continue to replicate it day after day.

Why? Can the same features of human psychology that prop up the status quo be tapped to create a better, more sustainable world – one that has human and ecological flourishing at its core?

In this talk, Niki will discuss how we can be more effective in bringing about positive change by tapping four human strengths: our shared values, drive for happiness, sociability and desire to be good.

Puke Ariki Museum Foyer
Wednesday 10 July
5.30 - 6.30

This is a free event, no RSVP required.

Niki Harré is a professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland. Her recent research projects have focused on sustainable communities and schools, positive youth development and political activism

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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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Natural Basket Making with Ann-Maree
Jul
13
2:00 PM14:00

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 afternoon on the ranch and let your creative spirit be nurtured. All materials will be supplied along with a delicious nutritious 'high tea'. 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. Weather permitting, join us for a short tour around Peihana Farm - an off-the-grid solar powered lifestyle block. Book now to avoid disappointment. $80pp


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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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Huatoki Crop Swap
Jul
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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Rotokare By Night - Night Tours
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Rotokare By Night - Night Tours

This winter, explore our native forests after sundown with Rotokare Night Tours! Meet beady-eyed moreporks, hear scuttling wēta on the forest floor, discover hidden treasures in our glow worm hideouts, smell kiwi poop upon the air, and spotlight for tuna (eels) and banded kōkopu in our meandering streams.

This event is hosted by Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust and Wild For Taranaki. Tours take place at Rotokare from 6pm - 9pm. Ticket costs are $10 per adult / $5 per child, payable online or in cash. For bookings, contact Rotokare at :
Ph: 06 764 8500
Email: contact@rotokare.org.nz OR educator@rotokare.org.nz

Six tours have been scheduled this season. Limited spots available for each tour, so book NOW!

Friday 5th July - Available
Wednesday 17th July - Available
Friday 26th July - Available
Friday 16th August - Available
Friday 30th August - Available
Friday 20th September - Available

NB: Postponement dates for each tour would be the same day in the following week.

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New Plymouth Clothes Swap - July Swap
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

New Plymouth Clothes Swap - July Swap

Kia ora koutou!
Calling all Swappers! It's time to swap!
Come and warm the cockles with our winter edition Clothes Swap!
July 20th, 11am - 1pm, Senior Citizens Hall, 27 Liardet Street.
$5 entry and a bag of clothes (in good condition).
Check out more details on how it works on our page. Remember we take womens, mens, kids, active wear, maternity wear, shoes, bags, accessories!
Don't forget to spread the word!
Ngā mihi nui
The Swap Team

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Rotokare By Night - Night Tours
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Rotokare By Night - Night Tours

This winter, explore our native forests after sundown with Rotokare Night Tours! Meet beady-eyed moreporks, hear scuttling wēta on the forest floor, discover hidden treasures in our glow worm hideouts, smell kiwi poop upon the air, and spotlight for tuna (eels) and banded kōkopu in our meandering streams.

This event is hosted by Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust and Wild For Taranaki. Tours take place at Rotokare from 6pm - 9pm. Ticket costs are $10 per adult / $5 per child, payable online or in cash. For bookings, contact Rotokare at :
Ph: 06 764 8500
Email: contact@rotokare.org.nz OR educator@rotokare.org.nz

Six tours have been scheduled this season. Limited spots available for each tour, so book NOW!

Friday 5th July - Available
Wednesday 17th July - Available
Friday 26th July - Available
Friday 16th August - Available
Friday 30th August - Available
Friday 20th September - Available

NB: Postponement dates for each tour would be the same day in the following week.

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Waitoriki & Inglewood Crop Swap
Jul
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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Huatoki Crop Swap
Jul
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
Aug
7
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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Huatoki Crop Swap
Aug
11
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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Rotokare By Night - Night Tours
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Rotokare By Night - Night Tours

This winter, explore our native forests after sundown with Rotokare Night Tours! Meet beady-eyed moreporks, hear scuttling wēta on the forest floor, discover hidden treasures in our glow worm hideouts, smell kiwi poop upon the air, and spotlight for tuna (eels) and banded kōkopu in our meandering streams.

This event is hosted by Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust and Wild For Taranaki. Tours take place at Rotokare from 6pm - 9pm. Ticket costs are $10 per adult / $5 per child, payable online or in cash. For bookings, contact Rotokare at :
Ph: 06 764 8500
Email: contact@rotokare.org.nz OR educator@rotokare.org.nz

Six tours have been scheduled this season. Limited spots available for each tour, so book NOW!

Friday 5th July - Available
Wednesday 17th July - Available
Friday 26th July - Available
Friday 16th August - Available
Friday 30th August - Available
Friday 20th September - Available

NB: Postponement dates for each tour would be the same day in the following week.

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Rotokare By Night - Night Tours
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

Rotokare By Night - Night Tours

This winter, explore our native forests after sundown with Rotokare Night Tours! Meet beady-eyed moreporks, hear scuttling wēta on the forest floor, discover hidden treasures in our glow worm hideouts, smell kiwi poop upon the air, and spotlight for tuna (eels) and banded kōkopu in our meandering streams.

This event is hosted by Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust and Wild For Taranaki. Tours take place at Rotokare from 6pm - 9pm. Ticket costs are $10 per adult / $5 per child, payable online or in cash. For bookings, contact Rotokare at :
Ph: 06 764 8500
Email: contact@rotokare.org.nz OR educator@rotokare.org.nz

Six tours have been scheduled this season. Limited spots available for each tour, so book NOW!

Friday 5th July - Available
Wednesday 17th July - Available
Friday 26th July - Available
Friday 16th August - Available
Friday 30th August - Available
Friday 20th September - Available

NB: Postponement dates for each tour would be the same day in the following week.

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Waitoriki & Inglewood Crop Swap
Aug
31
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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Rotokare By Night - Night Tours
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Rotokare By Night - Night Tours

This winter, explore our native forests after sundown with Rotokare Night Tours! Meet beady-eyed moreporks, hear scuttling wēta on the forest floor, discover hidden treasures in our glow worm hideouts, smell kiwi poop upon the air, and spotlight for tuna (eels) and banded kōkopu in our meandering streams.

This event is hosted by Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust and Wild For Taranaki. Tours take place at Rotokare from 6pm - 9pm. Ticket costs are $10 per adult / $5 per child, payable online or in cash. For bookings, contact Rotokare at :
Ph: 06 764 8500
Email: contact@rotokare.org.nz OR educator@rotokare.org.nz

Six tours have been scheduled this season. Limited spots available for each tour, so book NOW!

Friday 5th July - Available
Wednesday 17th July - Available
Friday 26th July - Available
Friday 16th August - Available
Friday 30th August - Available
Friday 20th September - Available

NB: Postponement dates for each tour would be the same day in the following week.

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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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Sprouts, Microgreens, Winter salads
Jun
17
2:30 PM14:30

Sprouts, Microgreens, Winter salads

In the depths of winter you can still have fresh greens daily, very cheaply while barely stepping out the door. Find out how at this hands on workshop. Investment is $100 per person and includes workshop ingredients, lunch and snacks. Limited to a small group. Please register by emailing homematters4us@gmail.com

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Jams & Chutneys Workshops
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Jams & Chutneys Workshops

Be creative and make something delicious with all those excess fruit and vegetable from your garden. Understand the benefits to making your own condiments and how to follow protocol to keep you and your food safe. Learn Barbs secret recipes and discover how to make jams and chutneys with no added sugar! Take home two jars of goodness to enjoy.


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Traditional Woodworking for Kids: Wooden Toolbox & Mallet
Jun
16
9:45 AM09:45

Traditional Woodworking for Kids: Wooden Toolbox & Mallet

  • 465 Ohanga Road Onaero, Taranaki, 4383 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop is a little different from the usual NaturePlay Adventures workshops in that we are using finished timber to make this lovely yet functional tool box. Turn up at the building site with one of these beauties and you'd be the talk of the day. This projects teaches children about measuring and squaring timber, and gives good opportunity to practice using a handsaw. Children learn to pre-drill and glue timber before joining then using short lengths of dowel to hide the screws. These are neat traditional skills and make a beautiful finished product.


The mallets are straightfoward and very satisfying. Once they have the technique of fitting and wedging the handles they can make a range of different sized mallets and hammers. Endless fun.
We may even be able to knock out a peg hammering game for the little ones. A very nice little workshop with a true treasure to take home, that will be in the family for years to come.


The workshop costs $45 per child, which includes all materials, tools and tuition, and parents are welcome to attend and participate for free.


Covered shoes, warm clothes, a water bottle, and a lunch is all that the children need to bring.
Please email us a natureplayadventuresnz@gmail.com for more details.


Come along for a lovely creative day in the country.....

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Hawera Crop Swap
Jun
15
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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Just Transition Community Conference
Jun
15
12:30 PM12:30

Just Transition Community Conference

Climate Justice Taranaki invites you along to our Just Transition Community Conference on 15th June 2019. To ensure our transition to a low emission society is fit for purpose and socially just, the community must drive it. Our Just Transition Community Conference offers a platform for communities to kick start or reinforce our transition pathways. This conference - open to all - will be held at the Peace Lounge, 40 Vivian Street, New Plymouth (opposite St Mary’s Cathedral), from 12.30pm - 7.30pm. More details here: https://climatejusticetaranaki.wordpress.com/just-transition-community-conference/ This is a free event. Let us know if you're coming! Nau mai, haere mai!

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Huatoki Crop Swap
Jun
9
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 Conservationists - Planting At WELD ROAD
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Taranaki Conservationists - Planting At WELD ROAD

Come planting this weekend at Weld Road with us

Sunday 9th June, 10am

NPDC have provided us with grasses, pingao and spinifex to plant. These help protect the coastline and will help give the area some resilience against coastal erosion and spring tides

Bring yourselves, a trowel and any native coast tolerant plants, shrubs and trees you have to be part of the planting to help establish vegetation for the protection of this area
.
Come for 1 or 2 hours, good company and a great cause.

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Traditional Woodworking for Kids: Branchwood Bulldozers
Jun
9
9:45 AM09:45

Traditional Woodworking for Kids: Branchwood Bulldozers

  • 465 Ohanga Road Onaero, Taranaki, 4383 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This project came about when I was taking NaturePlay classes at Urenui school. Wondering what would a suitable project for the 7 - 8 year olds I watched them one-day at play-time and observed that well over half, both boys and girls, spent most of the time in the sandpit. The idea of the bulldozer sprang to mind and I made a prototype that night. I taught them the next week and it was a total hit and caused quite a hilarious scene in the sandpit for the next couple of weeks, quite a traffic jam, with sandpit real-estate in high demand.


This project teaches the children whittling, sanding, fitting, splitting, screwing and finishing. The main body is avocado wood which is incredibly lightweight and easy to work but strong with no pith wood. Its an ideal medium for children to start on. They will use craft knives, rasps, drills, an old fashioned tool called a fro, hand saws and sand paper.
A great project for children to begin with.


Cost: $45 per child, parents free.


Venue: 465 Ohanga Road, Onaero (25 mins north of New Plymouth near beuatiful Urenui)

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How Climate Issues Are Changing How Economists View the World
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

How Climate Issues Are Changing How Economists View the World

  • Puki Ariki Library - Research Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Addressing the Climate Crisis by Totally Transforming the Economy, Work and Our Lives

Watch the transformational keynote given by Kate Raworth (author of Doughnut Economics) on May 10 at the Just Transition Summit on how we can totally transform the economy, work and our lives to simultaneously address inequality and the climate crisis. No knowledge of economics required.

After the video, we will participate in small and large group conversations about how we can share these ideas with our networks. Our method comes from that developed by Community Taranaki and it provides a great way to meet up and get connected with other people who want to get organised and create action in response to the Climate Crisis.

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Taranaki TimeBank Game Night
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Taranaki TimeBank Game Night

Been missing playing games and ready to be on the edge of your seat?!
TTB is hosting a Game Night with TTB member Oceane.

WHAT TO BRING:
-Sense of fun and willingness to learn a new game
-You imagination
-Snack to share

*We are still looking for a venue. Host will receive 3 TimeBank hours.
*Players age 10 and above
*Game requires a minimum of 10 players
*All are welcome (Don't need to be a TTB member to join in the fun! )

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Parihaka Puanga Kai Rau Festival 2019
Jun
7
to Jun 9

Parihaka Puanga Kai Rau Festival 2019

  • 249 Mid Parihaka Rd Parihaka Pa New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The community of Parihaka welcomes all to join in our upcoming Puanga celebrations. Celebrating Puanga and the Māori New year is a way of paying respect to the unique place and land on which we all live.

The festival takes place at the world-famous Taranaki village of Parihaka from 7th to 9th June 2019 and celebrates the rise of the star Puanga (Rigel) which marks the beginning of the new year.

This is a FREE festival for the whole family. The full programme will be released soon.

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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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Antarctic Ice Sheets and Climate Change
Jun
3
7:30 PM19:30

Antarctic Ice Sheets and Climate Change

Taranaki Geological Society presents Dr Nicholas Gallege from Victoria University. He will give a free talk entitled “Antarctic Ice Sheets and Climate Change” to which all are welcome (suitable for ages 16 years and over). No booking required.

Venue: Block 0, Room 6, Girls' High School, 60 Northgate, Strandon, New Plymouth

Contact Mark Robbins 06 753 9930 for further details.

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Pukeiti annual bird survey
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Pukeiti annual bird survey

Come and learn the sounds of the forest and the food that birds love at the Pukeiti annual bird survey. By taking part in this event you can then go home and participate in the National Bird Survey in your very own back yard.
This is a fantastic free event to get the whole family involved in - the kids just love it!
Please note that the Founders Cafe - Pukeiti Garden will be open on this day too from 10am - 4pm.

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Traditional Woodworking for Kids: Bows and Arrows
Jun
2
9:45 AM09:45

Traditional Woodworking for Kids: Bows and Arrows

  • 465 Ohanga Rd, Onaero Urenui New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop we make a simple but powerful bow from thick-walled bamboo, a quiver-full of feather-fletched arrows and a painted target.


A firm favourite with the children, the bows & arrows (from scratch) workshop teaches an incredible array of traditional woodwork skills. Children use vintage draw knives and shaving-horses, whittling knives, hand saws, coping saws, rasps, sandpaper and natural fibres as the learn to whittle, shape, notch, lash, knot, fletch, and paint. It's a truly satisfying experience for the children and the smiles of delight as their arrows fly smoothly over the field or go thwacking soundly into a target is a very rewarding experience for parents and teachers alike!

The workshop costs $45 per child which includes all tools, materials and tuition, and parents are welcome to attend and participate for free.


Covered shoes, warm clothes, a water bottle and lunch are all that the children need to bring. The day is peppered with games, laughter, and good food to provide a nice balance from the intense concentration and hard work of making.


Bring the whole family for a lovely creative day in the country....

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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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New Plymouth Cohousing Community Information Session
May
29
5:30 PM17:30

New Plymouth Cohousing Community Information Session

Come and learn more about New Plymouth Cohousing Community and find out how you can join us.

The New Plymouth Cohousing Community is ready to open membership to new members! We warmly invite you to join us for an information session in the Level One Community Lounge, near the cafe in Puke Ariki library on Wednesday 29 May, at 5.30pm. We will introduce ourselves and the project, explain how you can join us, and answer any questions that may help you decide if you want to become a member. This event is limited to 20 people to suit the size of the event space, so please register your attendance. We look forward to meeting you! For more, or to contact us, please visit our website or our Facebook page.

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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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Warm Up Your Home - Marfell
May
26
2:30 PM14:30

Warm Up Your Home - Marfell

Brrr it's getting cold! Come along to this community workshop to learn about saving on energy costs and affordable, effective ways to keep you and your family warm and healthy.

This workshop is being offered in partnership between Sustainable Taranaki and WISE Charitable Trust. It's available for free for those who have a Community Services card, due to generous sponsorship from Mitre10 Mega New Plymouth. There will also be a number of giveaways for participants to get you started on your energy saving journey.

Spaces are limited, so please register in advance by contacting WISE on 0508 238 837 or emailing enquiries@betterhomes.co.nz

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Warm Up Your Home - Waitara
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Warm Up Your Home - Waitara

Brrr it's getting cold! Come along to this community workshop to learn about saving on energy costs and affordable, effective ways to keep you and your family warm and healthy.

This workshop is being offered in partnership between Sustainable Taranaki and WISE Charitable Trust. It's available for free for those who have a Community Services card, due to generous sponsorship from Mitre10 Mega New Plymouth. There will also be a number of giveaways for participants to get you started on your energy saving journey.

Spaces are limited, so please register in advance by contacting WISE on 0508 238 837 or emailing enquiries@betterhomes.co.nz

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Kiwi Aversion Training for Dogs
May
26
8:30 AM08:30

Kiwi Aversion Training for Dogs

Do you own dogs that hunt, live or work in areas where kiwi may reside?
Kiwi aversion training will teach your dog to avoid them if encountered. Training consists of your dog being taken through a course which includes stuffed kiwi, dead kiwi and nesting material to help trigger the dog’s senses.

An electric collar is worn by the dog and is activated when deemed appropriate to create a negative response when interest in the kiwi is shown. The level of shock is minimal and applied by a professional.
Participants MUST register by contacting the DOC New Plymouth Office. In case of postponement, those registered will be notified.
Please contact DOC New Plymouth Office to register your dog and for more information – 06 759 0350

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