Electricarna Hawera
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

Electricarna Hawera

A gathering of EV owners to share information and stories with each other and interested locals. Several keen EV owners from New Plymouth will travel to Hawera via Opunake, with a chance to top up at the Opunake fast charger and have a coffee at Sugar Juice cafe leaving at around 3 pm Friday evening. Then driving back to New Plymouth leaving around 7 pm, a total of 175 km.

There is also Electricarna New Plymouth 2019 on the next day at 3 pm in NW car park in New Plymouth.

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Plant Based Cooking - Garden to Plate
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Plant Based Cooking - Garden to Plate

Simone’s Plant Based Cooking Classes are your gateway to creating and eating vibrant, mostly organic and healthy vegan food.

I believe that food should serve your body and mind well. The plant based lifestyle is a way of fueling yourself that is enjoyable, simple and sustainable.

That's why I've teamed up with Maria Lempriere from Peihana Farm to bring you a 4 part series; From Garden to Plate. Maria has a wealth of gardening knowledge and an amazing food forest, from which we will pick our produce for each session.

These fun and interactive classes will give you the information, tools, motivation and recipes to start your own journey into discovering and including plant based foods in your life, directly from the garden. Each session will focus on a different aspect of plant based foods, all centering around BBQ season, ending with a gorgeous dessert!

The topics we'll cover are:

* What is a plant based diet?
* Discover your why & motivations
* What to eat?
* How to start
* How to include your family
* Recipes
* Shopping lists
* Goal setting & planning

The investment for the workshop is $100 per person and includes:

* A work book with all the information you need, including motivational tips, resources and useful websites

* Nibbles & cooking class with dinner. All produce will be harvested from the farm

* Recipes from the session

Whether you come alone or bring a friend, you'll leave with a wealth of knowledge, a full tummy and a new community of friendship & support.

Email or message me to book and deposit payment to:
ANZ
Simone's plant based kitchen
06-0709-0857466-00

*Deposits are non refundable

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Urban Permaculture Weekend, with Dee Turner
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Urban Permaculture Weekend, with Dee Turner

Learn all about permaculture design on a small scale that allows you to integrate all the timesaving, low maintenance, water saving, waste reducing and cycling practices you want to do, but don’t know how to scale down. 

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 full urban permaculture designed 1 acre. 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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Electricarna New Plymouth
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

Electricarna New Plymouth

  • New World Carpark - by charging station (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Following on from the Electricarna Hawera, a gathering of people interested in EVs and for sharing information with each other and interested visitors.
If you own an EV, or are interested in learning more about them, this is the event to be at.
Mostly Nissan Leafs, but other vehicles may be present, such as the Nissan e-NV200 light van, Hyundai Ioniq, possibly a Hyundai Kona, and the Melo Yelo e-bikes will make an appearance.
This event was held last year and we had over 20 EVs attend, so this year should be even better!

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Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street
Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street

  • Currie St New Plymouth New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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
Feb
24
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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Waitara Taranaki Timebank Orientation Meeting
Feb
26
5:00 PM17:00

Waitara Taranaki Timebank Orientation Meeting

  • Waitara Library and Service Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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National Geographic Exhibition Coming to Pātea
Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

National Geographic Exhibition Coming to Pātea

  • pin Aotea Utanganui - Museum of South Taranaki (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the first time in New Zealand the National Geographic exhibition Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary is coming to Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki in Pātea.

Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary, has been shot by some of the world’s finest photographers and features striking images of places, events, natural phenomena, and man-made heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes. It’s all here: 30,000-year-old cave art sealed from the public; animals that are among the last of their species on Earth; volcanic lightning; giant crystals that have grown to more than 50 tons; and the engraving inside Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch.

In the exhibition of visual wonders, National Geographic reveals a world very few have the chance to see for themselves. From the Peruvian Andes to the deepest caves of Papua New Guinea, this exhibition captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, natural wonders, and rarely seen objects from across the globe. “This collection from the stables of the world’s leading geography imaging organisation is truly unseen in many ways”, says Kaitiaki Pukapuka-a-Rohe/District Archivist Cameron S. Curd. “They have managed to successfully curate this fantastically-rich and diverse range of images and squeezed them into this exhibition” … “and New Zealand audiences will have the opportunity to share in this special moment to celebrate heritage and culture from right across the globe”.

Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary premieres in Aotearoa New Zealand from 1 March – 31 August 2019 at Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki, 127 Egmont Street, Pātea. This exhibition has been funded with support from the Lysaght-Watt Trust. For more information or to book your education class/tour groups contact us today museum@stdc.govt.nz or 0800 111 323.

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Sea Week Community Snorkel Day
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Sea Week Community Snorkel Day

KICKING OFF SEA WEEK WITH A SNORKEL!

Come along to this summer's 3rd and final Experiencing Marine Reserves Ngamotu Beach Community Snorkel Day!

Experience the amazing underwater life at Ngamotu Beach - if you look carefully you might see - sea cucumbers, starfish, sea anemone, variety of fish and so much more!!!

Free fun for the whole family (koha welcome), come and learn how to snorkel - NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (Ages 5yrs+). We have all the gear you need just bring your togs and towel. There will also be information displays by Nga Motu Marine Reserves Society and Wild for Taranaki. Sausage sizzle will be available with a koha.

Big thanks to our supporters, sponsors and volunteers who make this day possible including; Port Taranaki, DOCCF funding, Wild for Taranaki, DOC Taranaki, Experiencing Marine Reserves and Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society.

In case of bad weather or poor water visibility the event may be cancelled - keep an eye on this event where we will post cancellation the night beforehand.

If you would like to volunteer as a snorkel guide or would like more information please contact EMR Taranaki Regional Coordinator: elvisa@emr.org.nz

Cover photo: Lorna Doogan, EMR

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Seedsavers Taranaki Summer Gathering
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Seedsavers Taranaki Summer Gathering

Our Summer gathering will be at Rosanna and Evan's 4.5 hectare farm and retreat which is teeming with a huge variety of vegetables and fruit trees. Their largely self-sustainable property, named after the ancient pā site on their boundary, utilises crop rotation, seed preservation and companion planting. Also, we will see Rosanna's earth room where the garden's bounty is stored.

Please bring along any seed to clean as our big seed cleaning sieves will be there.

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!

Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai
Nurture the seed and it will blossom

Contact: seedsaverstaranaki@gmail.com

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Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street
Mar
3
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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Super Swop Stop
Mar
5
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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Taranaki TimeBank Orientation Meeting
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Taranaki 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.

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

Thank you!

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EMR Hawera Pool Snorkel Trail
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

EMR Hawera Pool Snorkel Trail

Come along to Taranaki's first pool snorkel trail - learn how to snorkel and what animals live in our local moana with our "artificial reef"*! Fun for the whole family (koha welcome).

Ages 7yrs+ only and no experience required! We have all the gear you need just bring your togs and towel and pay as normal at the front desk .

Big thanks to our supporters, sponsors and volunteers who make this day possible including; South Taranaki District Council, Hawera Aquatic Centre staff, DOCCF funding, Wild for Taranaki, DOC Taranaki, Experiencing Marine Reserves and Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society.

COST: Normal pool entry fee - register at poolside!
GEAR: We provide snorkels, masks and fins with the guidance of a volunteer snorkel guide (masks and snorkels may not be used unsupervised).
NOTE: NORMAL POOL RULES APPLY - Children must be supervised at all times.

If you would like to volunteer as a snorkel guide, event assistant or would like more information please contact EMR Taranaki Regional Coordinator: elvisa@emr.org.nz

*Artificial reef = images of local marine species weighed to the pool floor.

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Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street
Mar
10
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
Mar
10
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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Nature Made Household Products
Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Nature Made Household Products

Join us to learn how to identify local plants and trees that can be used to create household products. Learn the history and traditions of wood work and safe practices when using a variety of tools. Observe demonstrations on creating nature crafts and create your own wooden pegs to take home in an upcycled peg bag. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.sustainabletaranaki.org.nz/workshops-program

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Stratford Crop Swap
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Stratford Crop Swap

Hi everyone. Come and join in with our crop swap. 10am set up with our swap at 10.30am sharp. Gold coin donation to help with cost of the hall. Bring whatever you have excess of and go home with stuff you don't have. Anything garden related is welcomed including, baking, produce, seedlings, flowers, manure, magazines, and much much more


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Hawera Crop Swap
Mar
16
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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Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street
Mar
17
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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Urban Permaculture Weekend, with Dee Turner
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Urban Permaculture Weekend, with Dee Turner

Learn all about permaculture design on a small scale that allows you to integrate all the timesaving, low maintenance, water saving, waste reducing and cycling practices you want to do, but don’t know how to scale down. 

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 full urban permaculture designed 1 acre. 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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Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street
Mar
24
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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Plan & Prep for a Year Round Vege Garden
Mar
24
2:30 PM14:30

Plan & Prep for a Year Round Vege Garden

Learn how to plan a vege garden and propagate plants from seed to have a supply of vegetables all year round. Understand the variety and quality of different seeds, how to collect your own seeds and grow your own seedlings at home. Discover ways to prepare your garden bed to have a productive garden. Take home a seedling and a hand tool to get you started!

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Huatoki Crop Swap
Mar
24
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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Waitara Taranaki Timebank Orientation Meeting
Mar
26
5:00 PM17:00

Waitara Taranaki 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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Plant Based Cooking - Garden to Plate
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Plant Based Cooking - Garden to Plate

Simone’s Plant Based Cooking Classes are your gateway to creating and eating vibrant, mostly organic and healthy vegan food.

I believe that food should serve your body and mind well. The plant based lifestyle is a way of fueling yourself that is enjoyable, simple and sustainable.

That's why I've teamed up with Maria Lempriere from Peihana Farm to bring you a 4 part series; From Garden to Plate. Maria has a wealth of gardening knowledge and an amazing food forest, from which we will pick our produce for each session.

These fun and interactive classes will give you the information, tools, motivation and recipes to start your own journey into discovering and including plant based foods in your life, directly from the garden. Each session will focus on a different aspect of plant based foods, all centering around BBQ season, ending with a gorgeous dessert!

The topics we'll cover are:

* What is a plant based diet?
* Discover your why & motivations
* What to eat?
* How to start
* How to include your family
* Recipes
* Shopping lists
* Goal setting & planning

The cost of the workshop is $100 per person and includes:

* A work book with all the information you need, including motivational tips, resources and useful websites

* Nibbles & cooking class with dinner. All produce will be harvested from the farm

* Recipes from the session

Whether you come alone or bring a friend, you'll leave with a wealth of knowledge, a full tummy and a new community of friendship & support.

Email or message me to book and deposit payment to:
ANZ
Simone's plant based kitchen
06-0709-0857466-00

*Deposits are non refundable

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Taste Taranaki - Farmers Market on Currie Street
Mar
31
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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Super Swop Stop
Apr
2
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Survival Game - Summer Holiday Programme
Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

Survival Game - Summer Holiday Programme

It's the ultimate game of tag you enter Rotokare's Survival Game! Join us in the bush to lose and win lives, find food and water, dodge predators, catch prey, and survive other obstacles in our ultimate Predator-Prey Simulation. Bring some sturdy footwear, some morning tea, and your best game face--the hunt is on!

$5 per child, only for 8+ years. Pay at event (cash only).

Limited seats; bookings mandatory. Please write to Ash at educator@rotokare.org.nz to secure spots.

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Bell Block Crop Swap
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Bell Block Crop Swap

  • 132 Parklands Avenue bell block new zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come along to the new Bell Block Crop Swap.
Swapping at 2:30pm $2 koha for the Hall Hire.


Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 2pm at the Fred Tucker Hall, 132 Parklands Avenue, Bell Block


What we do
Mother Nature is abundant and when we share her gifts we all thrive. Crop Swap Bell Block brings together backyard gardeners, home bakers and food foragers for swapping and sharing high quality local food on a regular basis.

We come together with a mindset of abundance, give with generosity and take mindfully. We understand that we as individuals are only then truly well when everyone's needs are met. We are open and inclusive and support people in finding their gifts. We are building a multigenerational network of gardeners to support local food production, preserving gardening knowledge and enjoy each other's company.

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EMR Community Snorkel Day
Dec
16
9:00 AM09:00

EMR Community Snorkel Day

Come along to Experience Marine Reserves Ngamotu Beach Community Guided Snorkel Day!

Experience the amazing underwater life at Ngamotu Beach - if you look carefully you might see - sea cucumbers, starfish, sea anemone, variety of fish and so much more!!!

Free fun for the whole family (koha welcome), come and learn how to snorkel - NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! We have all the gear you need just bring your togs, towel and drink/food. There will also be information displays by Nga Motu Marine Reserves Society, including their Finding Little Blue Penguin Project.

Big thanks to our supporters, sponsors and volunteers who make this day possible including; Port Taranaki, DOCF funding, Wild for Taranaki, DOC, Oceans Alive NZ.

In case of bad weather or poor water visibility the postponement date is Saturday 22nd December - keep an eye on this event where we will post postponement information the Thursday beforehand. 

If you would like to volunteer as a snorkel guide or would like more information please contact EMR Taranaki Regional Coordinator: elvisa@emr.org.nz

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Survival Game - Summer Holiday Programme
Dec
15
2:30 PM14:30

Survival Game - Summer Holiday Programme

It's the ultimate game of tag you enter Rotokare's Survival Game! Join us in the bush to lose and win lives, find food and water, dodge predators, catch prey, and survive other obstacles in our ultimate Predator-Prey Simulation. Bring some sturdy footwear, some morning tea, and your best game face--the hunt is on!

$5 per child, only for 8+ years. Pay at event (cash only).

Limited seats; bookings mandatory. Please write to Ash at educator@rotokare.org.nz to secure spots.

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Tour the Resource Recovery Facility
Dec
11
10:30 AM10:30

Tour the Resource Recovery Facility

Ever wanted to see what happens to your recycling after your big yellow bin gets emptied? ♻️ We’ve got a free tour of our recycling plant.

Bookings open from Monday 19th November for the following tour dates and times:

Tuesday 4th December 10.30am – 11.30am

Tuesday 11th December 10.30am – 11.30am

Email harriet.lockingham@npdc.govt.nz or call us on 06-759 6060 if you’re interested. 👍

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Tour the Resource Recovery Facility
Dec
4
10:30 AM10:30

Tour the Resource Recovery Facility

Ever wanted to see what happens to your recycling after your big yellow bin gets emptied? ♻️ We’ve got a free tour of our recycling plant.

Bookings open from Monday 19th November for the following tour dates and times:

Tuesday 4th December 10.30am – 11.30am

Tuesday 11th December 10.30am – 11.30am

Email harriet.lockingham@npdc.govt.nz or call us on 06-759 6060 if you’re interested. 👍

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Sewing Bee in Hawera
Dec
4
10:00 AM10:00

Sewing Bee in Hawera

Help keep Taranaki plastic bag free!

Location: Hawera Library

Come along to a sewing bee to help make reusable bags. These Boomerang Bags are a Taranaki Enviroschools initiative that we are getting out into the community for free in the hope to reduce peoples dependence on single use plastic bags.

Don't sew?? Don't worry, there's all sorts of jobs required like cutting & ironing. You could even learn to sew.

Do you have materials to donate? Bring them along on the day & we can make magic with them.

BYO sewing machine & scissors if you want to.

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Companion Planting & Natural Pest Management
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Companion Planting & Natural Pest Management

Spring time planting is here! Discover how your flowers, herbs and vegetables can work together, with Amanda Kendrick from Shamjo Gardens, to give you a productive garden by encouraging beneficial insects, repelling pests and improving your soil quality and fertility. Prepare your own homemade natural insecticide to take home to use and a seedling to get you started.

Cost: $35

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Taranaki Tourism Start Up Weekend
Nov
23
to Nov 25

Taranaki Tourism Start Up Weekend

  • manifold coworking space (map)
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A picture-perfect mountain, beautiful beaches, rich history and heritage, vibrant art scene, local produce markets, world-famous festivals, a perfect combination of culture and nature. All year round, Taranaki has it all. We know it because we live here, but we want to bring the rest of the world here so they can experience it too. With $400M in international and domestic visitor expenditure last year, Tourism is a fast-growing industry in the region with strong, and very real, opportunities for local businesses to develop products and services around. In this Startup Weekend edition, we encourage you to share your knowledge and skills to build products and launch startup businesses that enhance the way people explore, discover and experience Taranaki.

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that every year brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all fields to share ideas & skills, form teams, build products and launch startup businesses. This year, we are bringing the first-ever Tourism themed Startup Weekend to Taranaki.

Startup Weekend events follow the same format: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea for a product or business. Feedback is received from fellow attendees and the top ideas are determined by popular vote. Teams are formed around the ideas attendees want to develop. Each team embarks on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, design and market validation, supported by business and startup mentors. The weekend culminates with presentations by each team in front of a judging panel of local entrepreneur leaders who provide critical feedback and pick a winning startup.

By joining a Startup Weekend, you'll grow your ideas, skills and knowledge, gaining invaluable experience.

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Trashformers Beach Clean Up
Nov
23
5:00 PM17:00

Trashformers Beach Clean Up

Trashformers is a group of youth who are using old plastics to make something new. Come along and help us collect beach plastics to help our environment and help us gather material for our project. 

What to bring: gloves and bucket. 

If the weather is heavy rain event will be postponed. 

We will be using HDPE #2 plastics to compare newer and degraded (beach clean up) plastics durability.

If you have any #2 recycling at home bring it along for Trashformers to use. This might include bottle lids, shampoo bottles, detergent bottles, anything with the recycling symbol with 2 in the middle.

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Bell Block Crop Swap
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Bell Block Crop Swap

  • 132 Parklands Avenue bell block new zealand (map)
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Come along to the new Bell Block Crop Swap.
Swapping at 2:30pm $2 koha for the Hall Hire.


Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 2pm at the Fred Tucker Hall, 132 Parklands Avenue, Bell Block


What we do
Mother Nature is abundant and when we share her gifts we all thrive. Crop Swap Bell Block brings together backyard gardeners, home bakers and food foragers for swapping and sharing high quality local food on a regular basis.

We come together with a mindset of abundance, give with generosity and take mindfully. We understand that we as individuals are only then truly well when everyone's needs are met. We are open and inclusive and support people in finding their gifts. We are building a multigenerational network of gardeners to support local food production, preserving gardening knowledge and enjoy each other's company.

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Weave Your Own Kete
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Weave Your Own Kete

I have over 20 years experience with harakeke and a Diploma in Maori Art. I love meeting new people and teaching them how to weave Kete. I enjoy sharing all the tips and techniques that I have learnt that will will you to create your own kete or a gift to give to someone special this Christmas.
Weave a Shopping Bag $60 per person.
Weave a Kete or a Back Pack $100 per person.
Please pay to Karen Clark TSB 153945 0445141 10
Use your name for the reference.
Phone/Text to register or for more information 0226482713

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Herbal Medicine Making Workshop
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Herbal Medicine Making Workshop

Spring is an abundant time in the garden for many of our nutritive and cleansing herbs. Have fun learning how to identify herbs and make remedies for your herbal medicine cabinet in this practical workshop. Forage in the forest garden and make healing remedies to support detoxification and reduce spring allergies, first aid treatments and a herbal cream to relieve rashes, bites and itching.

- Make your own natural remedies for your herbal medicine
cabinet in this practical full day workshop
- Forage and identify herbs in our forest garden
- Make fresh herbal juices
- Create a soothing cream for rashes and bites
- Make your own detoxifying, anti-allergy spring remedy
- Make fresh plant remedies to treat first aid conditions
- Enjoy delicious herbal drinks and tasty herbal snacks while
you learn the skills to make your own potent herbal medicines

Provided:
- Afternoon tea and drinks
- Healing food samples

Take home:
- A fresh plant cream
- Fresh plant herbal remedy

Date: Saturday 17th November 2018
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Omata, New Plymouth

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Food Forest Planning & Planting
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Food Forest Planning & Planting

  • Westown new plymouth New zealand (map)
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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 fledgling food forest.

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

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Ngati Tara Oaonui Sandy Bay - Plant Pest Removal
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Ngati Tara Oaonui Sandy Bay - Plant Pest Removal

  • Tai Road Opunake, Taranaki, 4681 New Zealand (map)
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Are you in the Opunake Area? Do you enjoy the sand dunes, seeing the dottrels? Would you like to be part of helping this amazing local community group - Ngati Tara Oaonui Sandy Bay Society.
If so, come along Thursday 15 November.
Meet at 10am, on Tai Road, Opunake, at the pedestrian entrance to Sandy Bay.
Bring gardening gloves and appropriate dress.
If you can spare a few hours, or half an hour, all help greatly appreciated.
Why weed? 
Its important to ensure that the plants, planted have a good chance of survival, so the weeds need to be removed from around the plants - releasing the plants from the weeds. The plants in this area have been planted for dune stabilisation and to provide habitat for native animals.

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