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ENM is a network that fosters and encourages environmental initiatives in the Manawatu,  in areas ranging from sustainable living to wildlife conservation.

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Interested in hearing what National has to say about conservation? Hear Nick Sm...

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:13:18 +0100

Interested in hearing what National has to say about conservation? Hear Nick Smith, Minister of Conservation, speaking in Palmerston North tomorrow night. 7.30pm at the Community Leisure Centre on Fergusson Street.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:03:32 +0100


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Grab your spade and some gardening garb, and join us for a community planting day along the new section of the Manawatu river shared pathway! 10am to midday, this Saturday, meeting at Waitoetoe Park.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:02:17 +0100


Whitebait will be extinct by 2050 - ecologist
tvnz.co.nz
A New Zealand ecologist says Whitebait could soon be extinct.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:01:11 +0100


Photos of Te Aroha Noa Community Services

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:00:38 +0100


Photos from Kirsty Porter's post in The Arts Recycling Centre
Wow, check out the beautiful bags made by some very clever volunteers as part of the ARC bag project! Pop in and make a reuseable bag to help us ease off the plastic.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:57:30 +0100


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Who caught our article in the Tribune last night about our upcoming vegetable gardening workshop? Thanks to Monique Walker (one of our PR students) for helping write it. If you're interested in attending the workshop next Tuesday evening - be in touch. I might be a bit biased but I think the little girl in the picture is super cute! Oh and thanks to @[134135146662275:274:Environment Network Manawatu] as well :) Lisa

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:57:10 +0100

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SuperGrans Manawatu

Look at the gorgeous little dress that Patricia finished at sewing class today - such beautiful summer colours for her little lady. We have one space available on Tuesday mornings if you would like to learn this valuable skill. Be in touch - Lisa :)

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:53:17 +0100



Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:59:28 +0100


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At the Life learning Extravaganza.

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:57:56 +0100


Garden Bird Survey 2014

Preliminary results: http://bit.ly/1oEDI4i Of note this year: - Silvereye – the lowest count on record, perhaps a result of mild weather in early winter, meaning birds did not have to come into gardens in search of food as much as they would when conditions are harsher- House Sparrow – again by far the most numerous species counted, though the count was slightly lower than last year’s- Song Thrush – like silvereye, the lowest count on record, continuing the decline in their numbers since counts began in 2007- Most species – no evidence of increase or decline in numbers counted over the 8 years of the survey, though numbers counted have fluctuated from year to year

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:57:07 +0100


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It is that time of the month again...the REGULAR WORK PARTY is happening this coming SUNDAY from 1.30pm onward at Edwards Pit Park. If you have a bit of time to spare, come along & join us for some planting, weeding & general maintenance. Wear sturdy footwear, warm clothing, bring gardening gloves & spades/grubbers/forks if you have them. We have jobs to suit all ages & capabilities. Everybody welcome, afternoon tea provided.
Certificate received on behalf of Pit Park People on Wednesday 12th September at the Trust Power Community Awards in Palmerston North.

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:56:51 +0100


Spring Vegetable Gardening Workshop
www.eventfinder.co.nz
Spring Vegetable Gardening Workshop, Keen to learn how to make ..., Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North, Manawatu / Whanganui, 26 August 201

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:03:56 +0100


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Spring is just around the corner! We thought now would be a good time to hold a seed swap so you can add some new seeds to your collection and share some of the bounty you have saved. We will hold the seed swap after our AGM at the Manawatu Community Trust Rooms, 100 Awahuri Rd, Feilding on 25th August 2014. Bring along your seeds to swap and see what treasures you can find!

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:02:42 +0100


Tuatara hatching at Victoria University of Wellington

This is extremely rare footage of a tuatara hatching, filmed at Victoria University of Wellington. The egg was one of 23 being incubated in captivity as part...

"Ecoman" Malcom Rands and Simon Harvey are teaming up for back-to-back presentat...

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:00:20 +0100

"Ecoman" Malcom Rands and Simon Harvey are teaming up for back-to-back presentations on sustainability and community building--next Thursday, 14 August, at the Globe. RSVP to Pat Cronin at PNCC (see contact info at the link).


Healthy Households and Communities
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Buy tickets for Healthy Households and Communities - Healthy Households and Communities, 1. Ecoman; Understanding the impacts household ..., Globe Theatre, Palmerston North, Manawatu / Whanganui, 14 August 20

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 03:28:59 +0100


The downfall of the plastic bag: A global picture
www.treehugger.com
Given the multitude of problems associated with plastic bags, many communities around the world have attempted to free themselves from their addictions by implementing bag bans or fees.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:06:36 +0100


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Palmerston North Workshop - Next week

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:12:16 +0100


Transition Feilding
www.transitionfeilding.org.nz
Raised garden beds are a good option if you have heavy/wet soils, if it difficult for you to bend down too low, or if you have small animals free-ranging that might damage your young plants.

Na taku rourou, na tou rourou, ka ora ai te manuhiri. With my basket and your ba...

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:11:21 +0100

Na taku rourou, na tou rourou, ka ora ai te manuhiri. With my basket and your basket, we can feed our guests. ... This is one of my (Sharon's) favourite whakatauki, and I think it goes to the heart of how the cooperation the Environment Network Manawatu works to support can create abundance beyond our network as well.

Happy te wiki o te reo Maori!

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:01:49 +0100


Minister corrects incorrect claims about national freshwater standards
www.national.org.nz
Environment Minister Amy Adams has today moved to correct incorrect and misleading comments made about the Government’s ground-breaking national freshwater standards.

What a place of beauty for people and birds alike. Well done to the Pit Park Peo...

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:58:51 +0100

What a place of beauty for people and birds alike. Well done to the Pit Park People for their persistence and development of a great collaboration.



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Tonight we have a shot of the work that Frank & the corrections department team have doing over the last couple of weeks in Wetland 2. The end of the swale is now completed, as is part one of the board walk. You can see the foundations for boardwalk part 2 in the foreground of the photo. We are looking forward to getting the planting done in a few weeks time, then this area will be almost complete.:-)
Certificate received on behalf of Pit Park People on Wednesday 12th September at the Trust Power Community Awards in Palmerston North.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:09:24 +0100


By 'bagging it,' Ireland rids itself of a plastic nuisance - The New York Times
www.nytimes.com
There are taxis and buses. There are hip bars and pollution. Every other person is holding a cellphone to his ear. But there are no plastic bags, the ubiquitous symbol of urban life.

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Friends of Waitoetoe Park

Friends of Waitoetoe Park

Friends of Waitoetoe Park are planting up this reserve with native trees suitable for feeding native birds.
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Stop requesting ATM receipts. Why destroy trees? Instead, check your balance on screen, write down that number and your withdrawal amount.
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