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This week we'll skip the Wednesday working bee to save energy for this Saturday afternoon's one. 
When: Sat 28 Feb, 1-3 pm
Where: Hammond Bush. Meet at Malcolm St end of boardwalk
Bring: Hedge clippers if you have them, gardening gloves.
The boardwalk is fully repaired and open again now. The contractors completed it much more quickly than expected, and seem to have done an excellent job.
Best wishes

TONGAN St Paul’s Congregation

Come and enjoy Tongan and other ethnic food

Friday, 27th February 2015, 10.00 am until late

Friday, 6th March 2015, 12 noon until late

Market Day-1.pdf



Activist Dr. Vandana Shiva says the dependence on chemicals and fossil fuels that enable large scale agriculture is a threat to the planet, and she is advocating for a global change in the practice and paradigms of agriculture, and the food it creates.


Hear the interview here:




We are developing a neighbourhood plan for Frankton that will guide its development for the next 10-20 years.

A neighbourhood plan is a document that sets out steps to transform the area for the better

You are invited to join us at a community meeting at Frankton School Hall to discuss the plan and share your aspirations for Frankton.



We are beginning the next intake in March for our part-time Go Organic course in the following locations:

• Morrinsville (classes held once a week, Tuesdays)

• Hamilton (classes held once a week, Fridays)

Agriculture New Zealand’s (agnz.co.nz) part-time Certificate in Organic Horticulture (Level 3) is held one day per week, over 10 months.

This Organic Horticulture course has something for everyone interested in growing healthy food, building resilient ecosystems and developing healthy soil. It covers the latest science-based approaches to organic and biological farming, aiming to reduce chemical and synthetic inputs.

The course results in an NZQA qualification (National Certificate in Horticulture) as well as a certificate in Organic Horticulture .

The specialist tutors who will deliver the courses are Viv Cruickshank, Tim Cruickshank and Micky Cunningham

See the attachment for more details. For more information or to register for an information session in early March, phone 0800 475 4550800 475 455.

We are committed to community¬ based education that enables people to create a better, healthier, more sustainable New Zealand.


Micky Cunningham

Course Tutor Agriculture New Zealand Ltd

AgNZ Morrinsville Hamilton GO_130x185-1.pdf



Table Mountain Friday 27 Feb - Sun 1 March

and  Mt Tarawera  7-8 March

A reminder that the Waikato Boanical Society trip to Table Mountain is next weekend, Note a significant change to the plan - we intend to use a helicopter to fly in up to 12 people, but we will walk, rather than fly, out on the Sunday - so you will need to be prepared for the 3 hour walk out on the Sunday. To register your interest, if you havn't already done so, please email Mike Clearwater (m.clearwater@waikato.ac.nz) and Kevin Carter (kcarter@doc.govt.nz) so we know who is intending to come and we can update you with further details during the week.


Contact: Kevin Carter (kcarter@doc.govt.nz 07 867 924107 867 9241 / 021 0236 3089021 0236 3089), Mike Clearwater (m.clearwater@waikato.ac.nz 07 854 725907 854 7259 / 021 203 2902021 203 2902)


Aa reminder about the upcoming trip to Mt Tarawera in two weeks time. Please register early as places are limited and so we can plan for transport.

This year we will be going onto Ruawahia dome and walking to near the SW end of Tarawera dome. (Last year the trip was onto the NE dome of Wahanga). This area provides spectacular views over the Rotorua lakes and south along with interesting flora and fauna. Should be a good trip.

Saturday 7 March– Mt Tarawera  (Combined with Forest and Bird) (Sunday 8 March reserve day)

Leader : Paul Cashmore 07 349 743207 349 7432 (wk) or 027 650 7264027 650 7264 pcashmore@doc.govt.nz



Fee, informative workshops for the greatest job in the world!

Free Fun Informative Workshops for Parents

Contact the Western Community Centre on 847 4873 for more information. Thanks Ioana

Parenting Fuel Up.pdf


TechSoup New Zealand

 is bringing a full day Social Media, MailChimp and your Website workshop to Hamilton in March 2015.

Workshop overview:

Get started with social media and emailing marketing for your organisation, in this step by step workshop. Understand the basics of Facebook and Twitter, and how to have them setup correctly and how to create and manage content for your profiles. Start email marketing for your organisation with the popular MailChimp service and then learn how to integrate your social media, email marketing and website so they can talk to each other and streamline your digital marketing efforts.


For full details on the workshop program including location information click here.

  About the presenter – Mathan Allington, Community Engagement Coordinator, TechSoup New Zealand

Mathan Allington is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Connecting Up, where he works with the not-for-profit sector to provide training, education and understanding of the technology resources available to build their capacity.

 With a background in telecommunications, not-for-profit and small business, Mathan is passionate about new technology, and how to make it accessible and understandable for everybody.

Places are strictly limited so register early to ensure your place in the program. Click here to register.

Kind regards,

Emma Wall
Event Coordinator

Web: www.techsoup.net.nz
Email: ew@techsoup.net.nz




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