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Review of the Hamilton Bylaw (No.2) 1922 (Stables, Pig styes & Poultry)

Submissions on this new bylaw close on Monday - you can put in a submission online and support the responsible keeping of animals and bees.
This bylaw has not attracted much interest but there are a small minority who would prefer poultry to be banned in Hamilton. (Council's approach is to uphold responsible keeping of chooks and other animals) through HCC officers being able to respond to genuine animal nuisance complaints following consistent/fair/reasonable processes).
Your support of this bylaw, noting the importance of responsible keeping of chooks/other animals in Hamilton, to many Hamilton residents, will help ensure the bylaw goes through smoothly.
Please take 5 minutes to follow the link and put in an online submission. You can also if you wish elect to come along and speak to your submission. http://hamilton.co.nz/page/pageid/2145834721

to read proposed the bylaw scroll through the information pack, link below to page 10: http://hamilton.co.nz/file/fileid/8031

Tomorrow Saturday 21 June - Jubilee weeding 9.30am
All welcome. If you are interested in coming please phone Katherine 021 267 2773. Easy work, very rewarding.

Tuesday 24th June
Transition Towns meeting 7pm at the Environment Centre

Transition Towns video, speaker and meeting - worried about the rising fuel and food prices? - come along and help  start planning for a sustainable and resilient community. See www.transitiontowns.org.nz for more information about the Transition towns movement.
All welcome
Phone Katherine for more info 839 4452

Trash to Fashion
Entries to Waikato's upcoming Trash to Fashion show close in 18 days. It's not too late to start making an entry, so start thinking creative and make your waste into something special. Anyone in the greater Waikato region can get involved, and there are special school categories too, as well as two open section categories. Don't forget there are also excellent prizes up for grabs. Download your entry form today from www.hamilton.co.nz/trashtofashion.

For more information on the show and tickets check out the latest edition of the Know It? ... Live It! newsletter, Hamilton sustainable living newsleter, which is now available for download from http://hamilton.co.nz/page/pageid/2145837035/Resources.

Next month's Awards show is promising to be spectacular. Tickets are on sale from Monday, so make sure you and your friends get yours early to avoid disappoinment.
Trash will soon be hitting the catwalk. Let the countdown begin!

Friday 4th July
Green Drinks at Enviroschools, 223 Victoria St, 5.30
Please take your own beverage, nibbles provided.
Gold coin donation, and try and take a new person.

Thursday 10th July
'Ask the Scientists Networking Evening' for community groups

7 - 9pm at the Environment Centre
This is an evening for groups and individuals wanting to put their problems to the experts on environmental issues and community projects. We have a weed and plant expert from DoC, Pest and predators expert from EW, Water quality scientist (NIWA), so bring along your plants and weeds and water samples for testing.

Contact Rachael Goddard 021 261 5759 or phone the Environment Centre 07 839 4452

Sustainable Living series - presented by the Environment Centre Hamilton.
Will be held at Wintec. Thinking about making positive changes in your life but not sure how to go about it?
Starting August 5th for 7 weeks, 7 - 9.
Phone Katherine 839 4452

More Sustainable Urban Design Workshops coming up

A second series has been organised from August through to November at Wintec. Dates will be available in the next day or so.
August: Retrofit Workshop
September: Water Efficiency Workshop
October: Solar, Wind and PV Energy Workshop
November: Eco-Home Design Workshop

More information on these workshops can be found in the Winter 2008 Know it? ... Live it! newsletter which can be downloaded from http://hamilton.co.nz/page/pageid/2145837035/Resources.
Additional workshop information will be sent out once finalised.

Sunday July 13

Forest and Bird Society - Horsemans Track, Te Aroha
We start today's walk in the Te Aroha Domain and we will follow a circuit returning to our starting point after approxi-mately 3 ½ hours. Horseman's track was constructed in the early 1880s and was originally used for early mining ex-ploration and for gathering firewood. This is not a DoC track, but has recently been reopened by an enthusiastic group of local folk. It is a little steep in places so a stick or walking pole would be useful. So do come along and enjoy a bit of local history!
After the walk you may wish to take a dip in the Domain hot pools, coffee at the Domain Café and / or browse through the local museum.
Leave Hamilton at 9.00 am, meet at Te Aroha clock 9.45 - 10.0o am. Bring usual tramping gear, raincoat, warm cloth-ing, good footwear and stick if you feel you need one. Average
Leader Keith Wilkinson 07 847 4399

Sunday 27th July
Waikato Botanical Society - Hauraki Remnants

A visit to remnants of the Hauraki Plains once magnificent kahikatea forest and what is left of the salt meadow on the banks of the Waihou River.
Frank Speedy Memorial Reserve- This kahikatea-Cordyline forest remnant south of Ngatea is an area gifted by the Speedy family that was part of the homestead reserve but is now a public road side rest area. It is an area that has been passed a million times but probably never really looked at, and includes some hybrids between two Melicytus species.
From here a 10 min. drive to the Kopu Bridge, and a short walk along the mangrove fringe of the Waihou River. Heading downstream beside the tidal edge, allows a chance to look at salt tolerant plants away from the tall fescue that dominates this area.
Meet: 9.30am Frank Speedy Memorial Reserve SH2, 2km south of Ngatea
Contact: Doug Ashby dj.ashby@xtra.co.nz ph 07 862 4706

Sunday 10th August
Forest and Bird trip - Morgan Reserve - Maratoto Mine

Meet at F&B's Morgan Reserve at 10.00 am. To find Morgan Reserve, turn left at the old Waikino Railway Station and travel along Waitekauri Rd 2.8 km to the sign posted Reserve. After a brief look at the Reserve the plan is to drive on up the valley to the site of the now closed Golden Cross gold mine. At the end of the road is a public car park. From here we will walk up to the head of the valley and look down into the Maratoto valley.
Bill Fairweather 07 825 0563

Sunday 7th September

Waikato Botanical Society
Fitzgerald Glade (Tukorehe Scenic Reserve), SH 5, Mamaku Plateau (combined trip with Rotorua Botanical Society)
A visit to a well known native forest remnant on the western side of the Mamaku Plateau that everyone has driven through on SH5 but few have stopped to take a closer look. Common species include tawa, mangeao, rewarewa, pukatea, and strangely, masses of young nikau and Arthropteris tenella. Also lots of supplejack. A good chance to produce an up-to-date species list from a rarely botanised scenic reserve. Grade: Medium.
Meet: 9.15am Fitzgerald Glade tearooms, SH 5
Contact: John Hobbs ph 07 348 6620 jffhobbs@paradise.net.nz

October 4th and 5th
Design your own urban permaculture property

2 day weekend workshop offering an interactive, hands-on approach to sustainable suburban or lifestyle design.
Cost $80 - $160 sliding scale
To reserve a place phone Hamilton Permaculture Trust 834 2249

New Directory On line
The new Sustainable Urban Design directory is now online at http://hamilton.co.nz/page/pageid/2145839892/Sustainable_Urban_Design_Directory.

If someone has used a product or service that they would like to recommend to this directory they can do so by contacting the SET team.


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