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Next Working Bee at Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park

I've pushed the working bee scheduled for this Saturday (which is Easter Saturday) forward a week.

So the next bee for WNHP is

Saturday 2 April 2016. We will be weeding and /or releasing plants and with the rain keeping the ground moist this summer there's plenty of weeding to do. It would be really helpful to have a great turnout.

9am - midday

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

Best to bring gloves and wear gumboots in case we're working in wet areas. And most importantly morning tea.

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning. Much appreciated

Cheers Moira convenor of Friends of Waiwhakareke


Reminder of Single Year Grant

Hamilton City Council Single-year Grant supports not-for-profit community organisations that support small community led projects that are aligned with Council plans and strategies and contribute to the social wellbeing of the city by delivering community wide services.

Single-year Grants will fund organisations for:

• Operating and administrative costs

• Equipment and resources that support the project or organisation

• Programme development and implementation

For more information and to apply online go to: https://hamilton.smartygrants.com.au/singleyear2016

If you have any queries about the application process please contact Renee Doughty, Community Funding Advisor on (07) 838 6630 between 8.30am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday or email funding@hcc.govt.nz



Green Ribbon Awards - Call for Nominations - Update

An email was sent yesterday with an incorrect date. Please note the change highlighted below.

The Green Ribbon Awards is now in its 26th year. The Awards recognise outstanding contributions to sustaining, protecting and enhancing New Zealand's environment. The Minister for the Environment and Minister of Conservation will present awards to individuals, organisations, businesses and communities at a ceremony at Parliament on Tuesday 7 June.

Nominations close 12pm Friday 15 April 2016

For more information visit our website


National Conservation Event

18 - 20 May 2016.

Details attached

ConsInc2_Circular#5_14 March 2016.pdf


Please don't hesitate to contact us should you want more information.

And remember to register NOW to secure your place at this national conservation event!

Sue Murray sue@yeptrust.org.nz



Rhode Street School Kai Festival


If you would like a space to set up a display of your organisation at our Kai Festival, please contact the school and book a space for the 7th April.

Many thanks

Shane Ngatai

Principal and proud of it

Standing: 07 847 7245

Running: 021 968 750



Waikato Vegetable Fruit & Food Competition

 at the Waikato Show from 8 to 10 April.

There are a few different categories to enter. These are:

□ A Garden Bounty Basket – Individual (to include 5 items from your garden)

□ B Garden Bounty Basket – Whanau/Family (to include 5 items from your garden)

□ C Garden Bounty Basket – Kindy/School/Community Garden (to include 5 items from your garden)

□ D Best Jam, Chutney, Preserve

□ E Best Home Made Apple Pie

□ F Funniest looking vegetable photo competition – FREE ENTRY

Waikato Vegetable Fruit and Food Competition Entry Form 2016.pdf

Vacancy 1

We have a very exciting development at RESI. We have a job vacancy going for a Conservation Project Co-ordinator! It’s for a contractor, actually. Please see this ad – could you circulate? We want to get the best person possible.




Shama is a vibrant social service agency providing support, advocacy, and programmes in order to empower all ethnic women, their children and their families.

The Board of Shama invites applications for the position of Community Development Worker, a Fixed Term (1 year), full-time position with an attractive package to support the successful applicant.

The role of the Community Development Worker is to work alongside ethnic communities to identify and address key issues for ethnic people and youth in Hamilton. Over the period of appointment, the CDW will keep consulting and mapping exercises with communities, carry on working alongside the advisory groups, and organise specified events for ethnic adults and youth.

The “right person” would have appropriate tertiary qualifications, experience in community development, and familiarity with using a community development framework. The selected candidate would be a competent facilitator, capable of working collaboratively, and ideally would have prior experience working with ethnic communities.

Find more information about the role on:


If this sounds like you, please send your covering letter and CV to the following address:

Silvana Erenchun Perez – manager@shama.nz

Phone: 07-8433811 Mobile: 027 391 7971


Reminder of Eco Design Conference

Dear friends of the Eco Design Advisor Network.

This is a friendly reminder that our Conference Workshop is only 4 weeks away, with registrations closing 1 April - Register now

Please go to http://www.ecodesignadvisor.org.nz/2016-conference/ to see the invitation. The conference schedule is attached.

If you would like to stay overnight, the Eco Design Advisors recommend the Distinction Hotel. http://www.distinctionhotelspalmerstonnorth.co.nz/. If you would like to take advantage of the special Eco Design Advisor Conference superior room rate of $135, please email james.ratuki@fcmtravel.co.nz. Remember to say you are a conference delegate.

Our conferences are for anyone who is interested in the EDA service and holistic approaches to home design and management.

eco Schedule.pdf

Hamilton Older Person Open Forum

The Hamilton Older Persons Advisory Panel are wanting to hear from older people in the Hamilton Community. They will be hosting an open forum on 4 April 2016.

This will be an opportunity to hear from the panel about what work they have been engaged in with Hamilton City Council, and also provide you with time to talk with them raising any important issues you would like them to discuss.

The forum is open to both older people in Hamilton, and also agencies and service providers who interact with Older People.

When – 4 April 2016, 10:00-11:30am

Where – The Link, Te Aroha St (plenty of parking and access via public transport)

Catering will be provided

Please rsvp to nick.chester@hcc.govt.nz by Wednesday 30 March 2016.

Older persons forum.pdf






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