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Last Calls for Worm & Chicken Workshop NEXT WEEK Wednesday 11th March 7pm

Please contact Jan 078394452 to book a place


THURSDAY 26th March in Hamilton

Three International speakers talk food, health and what’s happening to our kids

Child, health and food poster - final.pdf

WAIKATO COMMUNITY GARDENERS NETWORK Meeting Friday 13th March 12 to 2pm

Kia Ora Community Gardeners,

Waikato Community Garden Network Meeting - March 2015.pdf

This is a reminder notice of the Waikato Community Garden Network meeting, to be held Friday 13th of March, 12-2pm at the Waikato Waldoph Community Garden, 85 Barrington Dr, Huntington. See facebook link https://www.facebook.com/WaikatoWaldorfCommunityGarden

 There are two entrances to the garden - I will send along some directions in a later email.

Our meeting will begin with a shared lunch, followed by a discussion and then a tour of the garden. The topic for discussion, led by Kerin Coleman, will be "Biodynamics - gardening by the rhythms of the universe".

Ngaa mihi nui,




Starts 10/03/2015, every Tuesday from 10~11:30am

Venue: Waikato Ethnic Family Service Trust (2D, Caro Street Community Building).

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the programme. I have attached the programme flyer.

Kind regards,

Kaoru Tsukigi Counsellor

Diversity Counselling New Zealand (DCNZ)



Join the Purple Walk go online for registrations

Go to www.PurpleWalk.co.nz


One of our volunteers has put together the attached flyer to hand out at events to encourage people to enter our Haiku and Selfie competitions.If you need any more information for Waikato please contact me - Maria Murphy cell. 0276992001 or visit our website thank you so much for your great work to heal protect and share our wonderful and beautiful world - our environment shared, yours faithfully, Maria Murphy



KATIKATI BIOBLITZ 2015 Public Programme

Friday 6th March

This email is an invite on behalf of the Uretara Estuary Managers would like to invite you to participate in the Katikati Bioblitz of the whole Uretara Catchment - from the mountains to the sea - on 6 March 11am - 7 March 11am 2015. You are welcome to come along and share your knowledge to help identifying species and to learn something new...

Three of the principal foci of the Bioblitz are:

1. To study the Uretara from source to sea looking not only at physical factors including pollution, but bacteria (Landcare, etc.), periphyton and Algae, macroinvertebrates, fish and birds - with particular sites associated with vegetation restoration, the impact of the Quarry, and the estuary restoration - out to the Main channel of the Tauranga Harbour.


2. To study the biodiversity of the soil/litter from the Kaimai forest habitat through the horticultural blocks (Avocado, Kiwifruit, Citrus, Olive), pine plantation and livestock grassland to the urban area and estuary margin. It is planned to look at soil microrganisms (Functional ecology and taxonomy), invertebrates and plants/weeds, birds and mammals across a series of sites in the above areas. The plant disease spectrum is of interest, particularly in the light of the Phytophthora avocado events.


3. To study the biodiversity of particularly important sites (Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park, Holwerda - Chudleigh Memorial wetland, Wilke's Bush, etc.)

We are interested in using the biodiversity survey to increase understanding of the functioning of these ecosystems in the community.


The venue is Katikati Memorial Hall (Main Street near traffic lights). Parking at rear of building. The powhiri from Ngāi Te Rangi will start at 10am on Friday the 6th. Formal opening at 11am for the Bioblitz program of fieldwork and talks (see below). We plan plenty of exhibits in the hall - including live eels, fish, spiders, insects etc. And a display of flowers and plants.

Later in the day the choir will perform (7 pm) and as it gets dark, moth traps will be set up, and nightwalks into the bush commence. At 10pm the hall will be closed to the public, but scientists and helpers will be carrying on through the night. At 8am Saturday the hall will reopen and further activities commence. The Bioblitz will officially end at 11am and there will be an 11.30 closing ceremony. The exhibits will remain for a short while before being cleared away.

It is planned to give hourly updates of the totals of the various groups of plants and animals throughout the Bioblitz. Also a 'Web of Life' will be created on the large background panorama produced by Kate Steeds.

If you are keen to be involved please email one of the above contacts or to janetplanet54@gmail.com to register. Or you can simply turn up on the day to Katikati Memorial Hall and participate in some of the many activities that will be going on over the 24 hour period.


TAIOHI TOA TRUST AGM Invite Tuesday 10th March

AGM Invite-2 Taiohi Toa.pdf


RHODE STREET SCHOOL KAI FESTIVAL Thursday 26th March 4pm to 7.30pm

Details Attached







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