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Celebrate World Car Free Day this week
Living Streets Hamilton, Mayoral candidate debate
Earth-friendly spring home & garden workshops
Charity Quiz night
Why & How To Go Local
Skincare & Makeup Workshop
The Waikato-Tainui Indigenous River Symposium
Teachers Workshop
2017 New Zealander of the Year

Celebrate World Car Free Day this week!

Join us to go Car Free on Thursday 22 September.

Come on down to the Civic Square, 12-2pm for a celebration.

There will be giveaways, electric bike rides, coffee and more. And for those days when you simply have to take the car, Camilla Carty-Melis from the Waikato Environment Centre will present tips and strategies for Fuel Efficient Driving. Learn tips and strategies for making your car run on less and do your bit to Save the Planet.

Send us a photo of your car-free day and go into a draw to win a car-free prize pack!

Living Streets Hamilton, Mayoral candidate debate on transport issues

6pm, Thursday 22 September

This Thursday, September 22, is INTERNATIONAL CAR-FREE DAY!

To get people thinking, a mayoral candidate debate has been organised and will be held on Thursday evening from 6-8pm at the Hamilton City Council Reception Lounge, Ground Floor, Council Buildings, Civic Square.

Issues and questions will be posed by representatives from groups supporting walking, cycling, and public transport, along with a perspective on public health from a WDHB representative. Come and hear what our mayoral candidates have to offer in an area that is so important to the future of not only Hamilton, but all cities, everywhere.

Living Streets' Facebook page

Earth-friendly spring home & garden workshops

When: 9 October 2016
Where: Bunnings Warehouse, Te Rapa, Hamilton

Spring into the Garden


This free workshop will cover weed control, compost systems, fertilizers and planning to plant some natives in your garden.

Spruce up your House


This free workshop will focus on spring cleaning the home and include cleaning products, paints, waste and recycling.


Charity Quiz night

When: Tuesday 20th September. 6.30-10pm.

The Waikato Children’s Literacy Charitable Trust proudly presents a fun evening of entertainment at the Charity Quiz nigh, supported by The Dinsdale Office in the Dinsdale Shopping Centre.

Tickets are available at $10 each: call on 02040928369 8481046. We need 5 teams with 6 people in each team, thank you.

There are great prizes for the winning teams.The purpose of this evening is to raise funds to create new literacy/numeracy classes in the local community next year in Nawton/Aberdeen areas for children struggling with the basic skills for literacy and maths on an ongoing basis weekly twice a week.

Education is the greatest gift we can give these children, to improve their self confidence and skills to stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives. So please bring a bunch of friends to have a great night out thank you.

Paula Bisphan, CEO www.childrensliteracy.co.nz

Why & How To Go Local

When: Monday 26th of September, 12-1.30pm
Where: Waikato Environment Centre

Come and join the Waikato Sustainability Network gathering. A great opportunity to network with like minded people. Bring a friend. Cup of tea provided

Skincare & Makeup Workshop

Sunday 2nd October 2pm

World Organics are running this workshop. To register your place RSVP to maryanneworldorganics@gmail.com

The Waikato-Tainui Indigenous River Symposium

19-20 October 2016

Registrations are now open

For details email: johnine.davis@tainui.co.nz or phone 07 858 0405.

See the attached flyer for more information.

2016 Symposium Paanui A4 - FINAL.pdf

Teachers' workshop

Whio Forever Education Resource: Discovering New Zealand's native blue duck

When: Wednesday 9 November
Where: Hamilton Zoo

Facilitated by the author of the Whio Forever education resource, this workshop will enable you to learn how to get the most out of this incredible learning tool.

The team at Whio Forever are providing this opportunity at no cost to you.Morning tea, lunch, zoo entry and hard copy resources are included in your registration.

Teacher release funding is available.

Download your whio education resource now at www.doc.govt.nz/education-whio

The Whio Forever education resource gives you the opportunity to take your students on an amazing learning journey as they discover why the whio (blue duck) is so important to New Zealand.

  • Step by step teaching notes and term plan
  • Integrated across multiple areas of the curriculum
  • Inquiry learning approach
  • ‘Real life’ context
  • Classroom read

2017 New Zealander of the Year

Nominations close in two weeks!

NZ Awards want to hear about the amazing people doing great things in your workplace, community or for New Zealand.

There are less than two weeks left to get your nominations in for the 2017 New Zealander of the Year.

They are looking for nominations in the following categories

  • Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year
  • Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year
  • University of Auckland Young New Zealander of the Year (15 – 30 years)
  • Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year (60 years and over)
  • Sanitarium New Zealand Innovator of the Year
  • Mitre10 New Zealand Community of the Year

Nominations close on September 30th and can be made online at www.nzawards.org.nz or by contacting 0508 692 927 for a brochure.

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