Barb McPhillips - Gardening for Starters
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Barb McPhillips - Gardening for Starters

  • 347 Henwood Road Hillsborough, Taranaki, 4372 New Zealand (map)
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Never gardened but want your own veg?  Busy person and it seems too time consuming and costly to make a garden? Come and find some ways to achieve this. Get ready now for Spring!

Thursday 23 August 7-9pm 

$15 pp

email Barb at smartorganics@xtra.co.nz 

p: 067551109 or 0274817343

Smart Organics Studio, 347 Henwood Rd Hillsborough, New Plymouth

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The Fresh Air Challenge
Sep
1
to Sep 30

The Fresh Air Challenge

Do you and your staff want to get fit and healthy for summer?   Now is the time to dust down your bike and get out your walking shoes on to get out and enjoy our fresh Taranaki air!  The Fresh Air Challenge is coming up in September  and encourages us to think differently about our commutes to work and at home.  It could be walking to work, car pooling to a meeting, catching the bus, riding to the shops or walking to a friend’s house,  any trip that sees you leave the car keys behind can count to your total trips logged on the Fresh Air website.

By getting your business involved your staff will benefit by being fitter, healthier and happier also not to forget you will  be contributing toward helping the environment.  We also have some great spot prizes up for grabs including morning tea shouts, farmers market packs,  gift vouchers and of course the opportunity to take out the ‘Fresh Air Challenge 2018! Our new website has also been designed so you can have an internal competition at your workplace, while also competing against other organisations in the New Plymouth District.

Last year we saw an amazing 85,328 trips logged throughout the challenge and in the face of some pretty adversarial weather!

And these businesses took out the following categories :

Over 100's: 1st = Shell Taranaki, 2nd = NPDC, 3rd = First Gas
Under 100's: 1st = Sport Taranaki, 2nd = Logicamms
Under 10's: 1st = Ivy Lane Florist, 2nd = The Moving Brayne

To get involved?  Simply – register your organisation interest with Lets Go (letsgo@npdc.govt.nz).  We will register your workplace and team in our new website so when it goes live your team mates can register and start logging trips in September.   You don’t have to log your trips every day, you can add them up and log them once a week.

If you would like further information please email letsgo@npdc.govt.nz.

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Basic Butchery Skills with Kieran Baker
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Basic Butchery Skills with Kieran Baker

Group/Organisation: Peihana Farm

Type of Event: Workshop

Event Title: Basic Butchery Skills with Kieran Baker

Short description of event: This full on workshop is ideal for hunters, home cooks, lifestylers and anyone who wants to improve their home butchery skills.

The day is split into two parts - the morning session is not for the feint hearted. Learn how to butcher a pig/lamb/goat or game animal in this hands-on butchery course. The morning will include skinning, cleaning and dressing a carcass.

The afternoon session you will learn about the different cuts of meat, what they’re called, where to find them on a carcass and how to cook them.

Date: 8/9/2018

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Time: 4:0:0 PM

Location: Peihana Farm, 281 Okoki Road, RD45, Urenui 4375

Cost / Ticket Price: $120

Contact for event: Maria Lempriere - peihanafarm@gmail.com or 027 232 5554

More Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/852363314952541/

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Rotokare By Night
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Rotokare By Night

  • Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust New Plymouth (map)
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Experience the forest like never before! Meet beady-eyed moreporks, hear scuttling weta on the forest floor, discover hidden treasures in our glow worm hideouts, smell kiwi poop upon the air, and watch tuna (eels) and kokopu on our exciting NIGHT TOURS!

For bookings - call 06 764 8500 or email - educator@rotokare.org.nz
Available tour dates are:
6th July--fully booked!
18th July--fully booked!
20th July--fully booked!
3rd August--fully booked!
25th August--fully booked!
15th September -- LIMITED SPACES LEFT!

Adult $10; Child $5, payable onsite or via net banking.

Postponement dates will be the same day in the week after the canceled tour.

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Waste Free Parenting Workshops - New Plymouth
Sep
19
9:30 AM09:30

Waste Free Parenting Workshops - New Plymouth

Choose which time suits you:
- Wednesday 19 September, 9:30am – 12:00pm
- Wednesday 19 September, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house. You get a free pack bursting with waste minimisation products with each ticket.

Ticket info:
$19 - Individual Ticket - Admits 1, receive 1 Free Goodie bag
$24 - Couple's Ticket - Admits 2, receive 1 Free Goodie bag

There are limited spaces and free packs available at each event.

Important Information:

You do not need to print off your tickets, we have the ability to scan your ticket off of your smartphone/device as you arrive at the workshop.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop starts.

Bringing your baby to a daytime workshop is fine, but please be mindful that if they get upset you may need to pop out and settle them. It is preferable not to bring babies older than 6 months to an evening workshop as it is too late and distracting for other attendees.


 

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Waste Free Parenting Workshops - New Plymouth
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Waste Free Parenting Workshops - New Plymouth

Choose which time suits you:
- Wednesday 19 September, 9:30am – 12:00pm
- Wednesday 19 September, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house. You get a free pack bursting with waste minimisation products with each ticket.

Ticket info:
$19 - Individual Ticket - Admits 1, receive 1 Free Goodie bag
$24 - Couple's Ticket - Admits 2, receive 1 Free Goodie bag

There are limited spaces and free packs available at each event.

Important Information:

You do not need to print off your tickets, we have the ability to scan your ticket off of your smartphone/device as you arrive at the workshop.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop starts.

Bringing your baby to a daytime workshop is fine, but please be mindful that if they get upset you may need to pop out and settle them. It is preferable not to bring babies older than 6 months to an evening workshop as it is too late and distracting for other attendees.


 

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Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail 2018
Oct
26
to Nov 4

Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail 2018

The Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail celebrates local efforts in sustainability and inspires everyday people in the community to make lifestyle changes in order to live more sustainable lives. The Trail involves individuals, families and community organisations generously opening their ‘backyards' to the public to inspire us with their creativity, innovation and dedication to living a more sustainable lifestyle.

From solar panels and eco-homes to bio-intensive vegetable production and bees, the Trail offers a wide range of examples of what everyday people can to do reduce their impact on the environment and get involved in their community. The Sustainable Backyards Trail is more than just about viewing gardens - it's about sharing knowledge, ideas and inspiration. It’s also an opportunity for you to connect with people in the community who are enthusiastic about growing their own food, looking after the land, saving money and sharing resources,

Collectively, they contribute to a more resilient Taranaki, New Zealand and world. As part of the Trail programme, we ask local enthusiasts and experts to share their knowledge via talks and demonstrations on various topics around sustainability. We hope you will be inspired to join local community initiatives, engage in educational opportunities and take action yourself - change starts in your backyard!

Visit www.sustainabletaranaki.org.nz/sustainable-backyards-taranaki/ for more information

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Unleashing the Power of Community
Aug
14
9:30 AM09:30

Unleashing the Power of Community

The Wheelhouse and Sport Taranaki invite you to spend the day with Jim Diers, internationally renowned community development activator from Seattle, USA.

Jim will be in Taranaki to deliver an interactive workshop on how organisations and communities can work together for the benefit of the whole community.

This session is ideal for staff and volunteers involved in both statutory and community organisations including
* Elected officials and public employees
* Voluntary and community organisations of all types
* Sport and recreation clubs and organisations
* Community associations
* Business associations
* Faith-based communities

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE TODAY

Contact: Marcia Millard, manager@wheelhouse.org.nz
Phone: 06 759 1178 ext 4 Text: 027 789 4351

Tuesday 14 August - Inglewood - 9:30am - 4:00pm
TET Stadium & Events Centre, 1 Elliot Street, Inglewood
Refreshments and registration from 9:00am
Lunch included

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Arts + Climate Innovation Roadshow - Taranaki
Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

Arts + Climate Innovation Roadshow - Taranaki

Where: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
When: Sunday 12 August 2–4pm
Cost: Free, all welcome

Learn the latest climate science. Be inspired by creative art projects. Join the conversation. Explore how more can be done, and what support is needed, working with the power of the arts to inspire climate action and innovation - the biggest cultural challenge of our time.

We live in an increasingly hot, hungry and less equal world in which climate impacts disproportionately affect those most vulnerable. Scientists tell us we have a critical window – less than a decade - in which to act to prevent climate events that may be beyond civilisation’s capacity to adapt. The urgent need for far reaching social, economic and technological responses is not being matched by action.

Come and learn about the very latest climate science and be inspired by creative projects that help us to understand and care about our planet.

 

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Rotokare Scenic Reserve - Volunteer Working Bee
Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

Rotokare Scenic Reserve - Volunteer Working Bee

Please contact Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust for more information on specific tasks and what you need to bring.

Be prepared for a day in the bush - make sure you bring good footwear and clothes you don't mind getting wet and dirty.

This is their weekly working bee which runs from 9 am till midday every Sunday. (light lunch provided afterwards)

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Seedsaver Winter Gathering
Aug
11
1:30 PM13:30

Seedsaver Winter Gathering


Hi there, just a reminder of our Winter gathering at Barbara McPhillips owner of Smart Organics and a wonderful organic garden. There is so much to see and be inspired by at Barbara's garden. 

The seed bank will be there for seed swapping, please bring a plate for afternoon tea and a koha for Seedsavers Taranaki is always appreciated. Also, bring along any ideas and experiences that you may like to see used and shared by Seedsavers Taranaki

The gathering will take place come rain or shine!
 
Please RSVP Jayne at seedsavers.taranaki@gmail.com phone 06 756 6192 or come along on the day

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Barb McPhillips - Make Your Own Fermented Drinks
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Barb McPhillips - Make Your Own Fermented Drinks

Full of Health - Full of Flavour - Cost Effective. Includes the most important cultured drinks, apple cider vinegar, kombucha, kefir rejuvelac.  Health starts in the gut. Want to be better? Start with the Gut!  Fermented drinks and foods are pre and pro biotic with many vitamins and minerals - gut restorers that taste so good to all.

Dates: 9 August 7-9pm.

Location: Smart Organics

Cost / Ticket Price: $30 pp

Contact for event: email smartorganics@xtra.co.nz or text 027 4817343

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Smoking and Curing (Meat & Fish) with Kieran Baker
Jul
7
9:00 AM09:00

Smoking and Curing (Meat & Fish) with Kieran Baker

Group/Organisation: Peihana Farm

Type of Event: Workshop

Event Title: Smoking and Curing (Meat & Fish) with Kieran Baker

Short description of event: A keen hunter and fisherman himself, KJ will teach your how to prepare meat and fish for smoking and curing. Explore the different processes of cold smoking and hot smoking meat, poultry and fish. Learn about brines/marinades, making nitrate free bacon, sample cold smoked pork belly that has been slow roasted in the woodburner. You will learn how to prepare, flavour and smoke kahawai fish.

Date: 7/7/2018

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Time: 12:0:0 PM

Location: Peihana Farm, 281 Okoki Road, RD45, Urenui 4375

Cost / Ticket Price: $70

Contact for event: Maria Lempriere - peihanafarm@gmail.com or 027 232 5554

More Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/168353190512196/

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Community Economics and Permaculture Conversation Tour
Jul
1
4:30 PM16:30

Community Economics and Permaculture Conversation Tour

This event is organised by Taranaki TimeBank and will be led by Bryan Innes and Joanna Pearsall. Bryan and Joanna have been involved with Living Economies and permaculture for many years.

It's part of a tour around the North Island to facilitate conversations about money, savings pools, economy, permaculture, low cost housing, land trusts, global economic trends, life strategies in the face of an uncertain future etc with groups of interested people.

It's a great opportunity for people to come together and explore commonalities and possibilities, to cross pollinate between the groups and to learn from other people's perspectives. 

Living Economies purpose is:
To promote learning about currencies and systems of exchange that foster community well-being and strengthen regional economies.
We wish to build a nation-wide awareness of the power of complementary currencies and local economic exchange systems to promote economic vitality and empower communities to withstand the difficulties of an ever-widening inequality gap and economic cycles. In particular, to foster local currencies, TimeBanks and Savings Pools as communities of practice throughout New Zealand, for their ability to increase social inclusion and reduce economic distress.

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The Art of Soap Making
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

The Art of Soap Making

Can you believe it's our first ever soap making workshop? This is your chance to learn to make your own bars at home, saving on packaging, shopping bills, and the environment. Not to mention you can customise your own formula and scent to suit you and your family's skin types and preferences. This is a hands on workshop, packed with fun demos and ideas for making more at home. 

"I have been making soap for around ten years. In 2015 I completed a Diploma in Herbal Skincare, through Cottage Hill Herbs. I have a special interest in healing the body from within and supporting ailments on the skin naturally after working with my daughters allergies." - Kate Ponga - Facilitator for Art of Soap Making

Buy tickets at https://www.sustainabletaranaki.org.nz/workshops/the-art-of-soap-making

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How to grow mushrooms on a log with Billy Roy
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

How to grow mushrooms on a log with Billy Roy

Group/Organisation: Peihana Farm

Type of Event: Workshop

Event Title: How to Grow Mushrooms on a Log with Billy Roy

Short description of event: This is an experience that will leave you looking at the world of fungi with a better understanding of this special group of organisms. We are sure it will inspire you to not only feed yourself but to also explore the wider benefits of fungi in our environment. Take home the knowledge to share and your own 'mushroom' log to nurture.

Freshly prepared morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea by Maria Lempriere (resident host, gardener and chef). $125pp + $25 for a stand (optional).

Date: 6/30/2018

Start Time: 10:0:0 AM

End Time: 17:0:0 PM

Location: Peihana Farm, 281 Okoki Road, RD45, Urenui 4375

Cost / Ticket Price: $125pp

Contact for event: Maria Lempriere - peihanafarm@gmail.com or 027 232 5554

More Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/1957563294496625/

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