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Events Jan - February

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Saturday 30 January
FRIENDS OF WAIWHAKAREKE: NEXT WORKING BEE

Time: 9am-noon
Meeting point: Brymer Rd entrance .5 km north of Zoo ( NOT Bavistock Rd entrance this time)
We look forward to seeing you and your friends there. Bring gloves,gumboots,morning tea and tools for releasing plants.

Contact phone: Catherine Smith 07 8558296 or Moira Cursey 07 8465066

Saturday 6th February
(World Wetland Day is 2nd February - this is the Waikato Event)
WAIKATO WETLANDS: Peat Lake Combo

Location(s): Lake Kaituna (Lake B) and Lake Serpentine

Discover the unique peat lakes in your backyard with the Department of Conservation and the National Wetland Trust at these relaxed, family-friendly events. Come to one or both lakes. Activities include:

Lake Kaituna

10am– 12 noon

Lake Serpentine

2pm – 4pm

• Guided walks/talks

• Guided walks/talks

• Wetland treasure hunt

• Sneak peek at big plans for ‘The Serp’

• Interact with live fish

• Waikato Wetlands online directory launch

• Wetland plant display

• BYO picnic lunch

• Kayaking (subject to minimum number bookings – please indicate your interest when you RSVP)

How to get there: The events are both drive-yourself, but please register your interest before the event.
Lake Kaituna (Lake B) can be accessed from the Hayes property, 400 Lake Road, Horsham Downs (north of Hamilton)
Lake Serpentine is located on the left of State Highway 3 when heading south from Ohaupo to Te Awamutu

Bring: Appropriate clothing and footwear, sunscreen and hat, water, a picnic lunch, money for kayaking and blueberry ice cream at Lake Serpentine.
RSVP/Contact: Elisa Karwowski (DOC) Ph: (07) 850-8378 or email ekarwowski@doc.govt.nz

14th February - Forest and Bird/KCC Trip
From mudflats and mangroves to clean sand and cockles

Find out about the secret lives of the animals that live in the Tauranga harbour. Excellent trip for families. Bring lunch, togs, sunhat and sunblock. Easy walking in bare feet.

Leave Hamilton 8.30 Meet at 10am.  Beside the Waikareao estuary at the end of Coach Drive, which turns off Grange Road in Otumoetai.
First, an inner harbour walk on the Waikareao estuary leaving from the carpark at Coach Drive, followed by lunch on the beach and then a walk on the outer harbour flats in the early afternoon when the tide will be very low.
Leader: Al Fleming
Enquiries contact Philip Hart 856 7992


Cloth Nappy workshops

Friday 12th February @6.00pm
Saturday 13th February @9.00am

Venue: Parents Place, 87 Boundary Road, Hamilton

Interested in Using Cloth Nappies?
Choosing cloth nappies can be quite confusing because there are so many different styles available and a lot of conflicting information.
Come along and let "The Nappy Lady" dispel all the myths, show you how they work and explain all of the things you could possibly want to know about nappies. She will show you how to choose the style that will suit your family and how easy it actually is to use cloth nappies.
Each couple will receive a Free nappy trial pack valued at over $45 to take home.
Cost: $15 per couple
Bookings are essential: Please contact Kate Meads (aka The Nappy Lady) on (07) 5492955 email kate@nappydays.co.nz. There are limited spaces available and they book up very quickly.



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