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Getting Eco Issues on the Local Body Election Agenda - a lunchtime network meeting

Waikato Sustainability Network Meeting - Monday the 25th of July, 12pm - 1.30pm (lunchtime!!) at The Greenspace, 60 Te Aroha St, Hamilton.

Discussion focus: Getting Sustainability (aka Eco Issues) on the Local Body Election Agenda.

Some discussion questions: What role does the city and regional council play? What are some of the issues that councils might be working on over the next few years? What would your ideal council look like in terms of sustainability and community action?

This discussion will be led by Jason Sebestain, former Hamilton City Youth Council Chairperson, community representative member of the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora Collaborative Stakeholder Group and a volunteer in the local youth/community sector.

Bring your lunch - coffee and tea provided. Contact Anna for more information anna@envirocentre.org.nz

And to Mr Perkins we say "Nevermind him, carry on!"

A Celebratory Farewell!

Please join us to say a fond farewell to our Centre Manager, Ruth Seabright, who is heading off to sunny Nelson at the end of July. We want to wish Ruth and her family all the best for their adventures ahead, as well as say thank you for all that Ruth has achieved here.

We are going to miss Ruth, but Hamilton and WEC's loss will be a lucky gain for Nelson. Ruth is an inspiration to staff and volunteers at the Waikato Environment Centre, a force for positive change for the community and environment, and an absolute delight to work with.

Drop in to the Waikato Environment Centre at Five Crossroads, Hamilton on 26th July, between 3 and 5pm to celebrate with Ruth and the team.

Free DIY Workshop at Bunnings Te Rapa

2-3pm Saturday 23 July or Sunday 24 July

Does this sound like you?

  • Is your home difficult to warm?
  • Do you have a high power bill?
  • Problems with dampness and condensation?
  • Want to spend less on heating?
  • Want to be more environmentally-friendly?

This workshop will give you sound advice to help you choose the most suitable DIY solution.

It’s all free and will even save you money in the future. This is too good to miss!

Just come along or if you need to know more contact Camilla or Tania on info@envirocentre.org.nz

Electric Bike Workshop

Join Waikato Environment CentreMeloYelo and electric bike expert Alex Kendon for a free educational workshop with an opportunity for test rides on July 25

  • Learn about the benefits of electric bikes
  • The pros and cons of buying a new electric bike versus converting your existing bike
  • Evaluate whether your bike is suitable for converting to electric
  • What the conversion process involves and what tools you need
  • Doing your own conversion, versus getting expert help
  • New electric bikes: An overview
  • Q&A
  • Test rides

Where: Waikato Environment Centre, 242 Peachgrove Road, Hamilton

When: July 25, 5:30 – 7:00pm

RSVP: By July 22 Email rob@evolocity.co.nz

Electric bike workshop invite .pdf

Planting bee

Waiwhakareke planting morning

Our next Friends of Waiwhakareke planting morning will be held on

Saturday 30 July 2016; 9am - midday

Meet in the car park on Brymer Road opposite the zoo.

RSVP please! Please respond by the end of Monday 25 June if you are intending to come along. It is really important to have an indication of numbers so that we know how many plants to have on site. We hope to be able to put 500 plants in the ground so we need a really good turn out.

Bring a spade and gloves and wear study foot wear, warm clothes and wet weather gear if rain is forecast. Pop your gumboots in the car just in case some of us will be in wetter areas. We can grab them after the briefing if needed. And bring morning tea.

We’ll be asking you to sign in as you arrive as a H&S requirement. The sign in will require your contact details and your next of kin contact details.


Woollen Carpet on offer

Houseload (3 bedroom) of fawn woollen carpet is on offer. Good condition. It must be collected from the Fitzroy area by Sunday. Call 07 843 9894.


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