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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.

The environment faces real and pressing challenges. You can be part of the solution.

Environment Network Manawatu's Facebook Wall

Environment Network Manawatu's Facebook Wall

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:27:48 +0100


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“SPREAD THE WORD - Kay Baxter and the crew from the Koanga Institute will be touring the country through May - July raising funds to save their land and save NZ's heritage seeds. Kay, co-founder of Koanga Institute, world-renowned expert in seed-saving and permaculture gardening will be doing two inspiring talks in one session, her first talk will be ‘Seeds, Humans and the Process of Co-evolution… a regenerative way forward’ and in the second Kay will share her journey around ‘Future proofing Your Health and Designing Your own Nutrient Dense Diet’. During July, the team ¬¬will also be carrying out travelling workshops to show people how to live in a more sustainable way. For more information and to purchase tickets - visit www.koanga.org.nz/tour.”
Moving bee hives is possible, you just need to put something up in front of the entrance to reset their homing instinct. Interested in learning more about natural bee keeping? Check out our workshop: http://www.koanga.org.nz/shop/workshops/introduction-natural-beekeeping

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:27:14 +0100


Cars, cows cause of shellfish decline?
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Cars on beaches, effluent and effect of forestry could be reasons for decline in shellfish on Horowhenua coastline.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:26:06 +0100


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We are starting to stockpile soil-building resources at our new sharing garden.
There are a few pallet-bins on site already, so feel free to leave some leaves as you are passing by!
On the corner of North and Duke — at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Feilding-NZ/107442529335286?ref=stream" data-ft="&#123;&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;P&quot;&#125;" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=107442529335286&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3Anull%7D">Feilding NZ</a>.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:25:46 +0100


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Coming up this Sunday 20th April is our regular monthly work party. The work party will happen rain or shine.
If you are in town for the long weekend come along &amp; join us from 1.30pm onward at Edwards Pit Park. We would love to have your company.
Wear your oldest clothes, sturdy footwear &amp; gardening gloves if you have them. Don&#039;t forget the sunscreen if it is a sunny day. Once again we have weed control on the work agenda.
Afternoon tea provided, everybody welcome. :-)
Certificate received on behalf of Pit Park People on Wednesday 12th September at the Trust Power Community Awards in Palmerston North.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:22:19 +0100

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SuperGrans Manawatu
Beginner's Bread Making Workshop. Hi folks - we have one spare space on our bread-making workshop next Thursday (17th) from 10-1. Cost is just $10 and you will learn to make a basic wholemeal loaf and focaccia bread. Be in touch ASAP if you would like to take this opportunity to learn this skill from an experienced baker. :) Kim

What’s happening with the Manawatu River Leaders Accord Action Plan? Be at Te M...

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:59:43 +0100

What’s happening with the Manawatu River Leaders Accord Action Plan?

Be at Te Manawa at 12 noon this Friday April 11th to find out!

Forum members will be presenting a report on the Action Plan, identifying what has been achieved to date and the work that is still to be done.

The detailed report looks at all 131 actions originally set out by the Manawatu River Leaders’ Forum and provides a snapshot of the science detailing where we are at now.

There will be a short presentation, you can pick up a copy of the report and you will have the opportunity to talk to those involved in the actions currently underway.

For further information visit www.manawaturiver.co.nz




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Nearly three years on from the launch of a comprehensive plan to clean-up the Manawatu River, the Manawatu River Leaders’ Forum is reporting on its progress.

URGENT: the Wise Response petition closes TOMORROW Friday 4th at 5pm! If you...

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:11:08 +0100

URGENT: the Wise Response petition closes TOMORROW Friday 4th at 5pm!
If you are concerned about threats to the economic, environmental and social future of New Zealand please sign and share!

The Wise Response Appeal asks: WHAT DO GLOBAL RISKS MEAN FOR NZ’S WELLBEING?

The petition calls on the House of Representatives to undertake a national risk assessment that faces up to our known risks, and to develop and implement cross-party policies to avert any confirmed threats to future generations of New Zealanders.

Environment Network Manawatu has signed up as a supporting organisation. You can sign as an individual or as an organisation so check out their website at www.wiseresponse.co.nz and make your voice count! (see details below).

The petition will be presented to Parliament on April 9th at 1pm, so if you are going to be in Wellington at that time, make sure you go along to Parliament grounds to support and listen to the speakers as the petition is presented.



Seeking your support for Parliament to endorse a risk assessment for NZ
Add your Voice to our call by signing our appeal!
Join the 2500+ New Zealanders and 20+ organisations who have already signed our paper electronic petitions! SIGN AND SHARE TODAY!!

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:23:11 +0100


Events and Activities « Our Futures « Challenging Issues « Expert Advice « Royal Society of New...
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We undertake major reviews on topics of national significance. Utilising the expertise of our Fellows and national networks of researchers, we analyse the evidence to help New Zealand address challenging issues.

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:21:27 +0100


Upcoming Poultry Care Workshop, 3 May -- Save the date! | recap.org.nz
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Submitted by RECAP admin on 12 February 2014 - 12:26pmRECAP will be holding a poultry care workshop on Saturday, 3 May, 1-4 p.m. at the Village Valley Centre in Ashhurst.The workshop's primary emphasis is backyard chook care. Much will also be applicable to rural, non-commercial poultry care. Other…

Forest and Bird photo competition -- there's some beauties in here.

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:20:08 +0100

Forest and Bird photo competition -- there's some beauties in here.


New Zealand - it’s in our nature
1st RUNNER UP - tie: Spirit of NZ

&quot;This is how I would like to describe the spirit of NZ.&quot; Phil

Photo: Cattz Walsh
Spirit of NZ:
&quot;Discovering this simple wee sign and mug beside a beautifully fresh, clean stream while making the uphill walk through the Hinewai Reserve was a welcome excuse to stop and drink. This signified to me the NZ spirit in spades!&quot; — with <a href="https://www.facebook.com/cattz1" data-ft="&#123;&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;;&quot;&#125;" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=685200170&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3Anull%7D">Catherine Grania Walsh</a>.
Finally I've come to a decision on the winners. Very difficult so thank you for waiting. There were 1 or 2 stand outs, and the rest were just great. I've probably seen enough sunsets so I'm biased against those but thank you and great work to all those that emailed in their entries. Phil There are 3 categories: - You or your family in nature - How our nature is part of you - a place in your heart - The spirit of New Zealand. And check out http://www.inournature.org.nz/

And mid-week, ENM were at Massey's volunteer day - with lots of sign-ups!

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:47:19 +0100

And mid-week, ENM were at Massey's volunteer day - with lots of sign-ups!

Two centre-poles of the Pit Park, Marise and Bruce

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:46:11 +0100

Two centre-poles of the Pit Park, Marise and Bruce

The Albert-Renata family enjoyed learning about the Biodiversity Strategy and lo...

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:44:12 +0100

The Albert-Renata family enjoyed learning about the Biodiversity Strategy and loved Alastair's geckos!

And Landcare Trust's Alastair Cole (ENM Committee member) was at the ENM stall f...

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:40:53 +0100

And Landcare Trust's Alastair Cole (ENM Committee member) was at the ENM stall for the day with his parrot, Dale (not a committee member -- not yet anyway). http://www.landcare.org.nz/

The Kimino family enjoyed Arocha's native tree activity at the ENM stall

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:39:18 +0100

The Kimino family enjoyed Arocha's native tree activity at the ENM stall

Lining up for tree potting up - pot up a native tree and take one away!

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:37:35 +0100

Lining up for tree potting up - pot up a native tree and take one away!

Saturday's ENM stall at the marvelous Festival of Cultures went well - more phot...

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:35:26 +0100

Saturday's ENM stall at the marvelous Festival of Cultures went well - more photos to come! Fran and Elion Webber were there for hours taking it all in!

Last Friday REACT's Jim Richards starts to load up the magnificent Horse Lantern...

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:31:21 +0100

Last Friday REACT's Jim Richards starts to load up the magnificent Horse Lantern for the Lantern Parade! http://www.rangienviroartscentre.org/

Learn more about composting and soil improvement this Saturday! Hot and cold com...

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:07:29 +0100

Learn more about composting and soil improvement this Saturday! Hot and cold compost piles, worm farms, bokashi organic ferments, liquid fertilisers -- plus a bit on organic mulches and green manures! The workshop is in Ashhurst from 1-4 (or 12-5 with extension activities): Cost only $10, but if this is a hardship to pay, register anyway and let RECAP know. Online registration at http://recap.org.nz/


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20 February 2014 - 2:44pm Come celebrate the Ashhurst Library and its new community garden.

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:02:39 +0100


Looking for volunteers to give SuperGrans help
Increased pressure is being placed on a voluntary mentoring service as economic pressures and social conditions bring more people to its doors.

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:00:38 +0100


Organic New Zealand
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The Soil & Health Association strongly endorses the proposals of Dr Gabrielle Jenkin and other researchers urging the government to take action

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:54:08 +0100


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The Trans-Pacific Partnership may have adverse affects on the Manawatu environment by undermining the New Zealand government&#039;s ability to legislate in its own interests. Come learn more -- 7:00 p.m. Tuesday 25 March at the Palmerston North Central Library&#039;s Sound and Vision Room. Enter the library from George St.

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:53:18 +0100


The Trans-Pacific Partnership may have adverse affects on the Manawatu environme...

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:40:44 +0100

The Trans-Pacific Partnership may have adverse affects on the Manawatu environment by undermining the New Zealand government's ability to legislate in its own interests. Come learn more -- 7:00 p.m. Tuesday 25 March at the Palmerston North Central Library's Sound and Vision Room. Enter the library from George St.

Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:19:29 +0100


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Cooking Class Reminder! How to use your harvest in pickles/chutneys. This free class is tomorrow (Monday, 24th March) from 10am at Rangitikei College. If you are keen to attend, please contact Cath at &#064;[273012438569:274:Project Marton]: 327 7633 or 021 52 4585 or at projectmarton&#064;xtra.co.nz Spread the word!

Lantern making workshops this coming week! Karen Heaphy from Lancewood events...

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:28:56 +0100


Lantern making workshops this coming week!

Karen Heaphy from Lancewood events has shared the following:

Don't miss this opportunity to make your own lanterns at REACT's lantern making workshops being held at Downtown Shopping Centre, (Broadway Avenue side), Palmerston North.

You can make your own AWESOME lantern out of bamboo (or home grown willow), with your own choice of design and colours.

Bring it along to the Parade on Friday 20 March, 6 - 9 p.m. The Square, Palmerston North.

WORKSHOP TIMES

• Friday 14 March – 4.00 – 8.00 p.m.
• Saturday 15 March – 10.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
• Sunday 16 March -10.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
• Tuesday 18 March – 4.00 – 8.00 p.m.
• Thursday 20 March – 3.30 – 7.30 p.m


http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/lantern-making-with-junk-disorderly-react/palmerston-north


Lantern Making with Junk & Disorderly (REACT)
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Lantern Making with Junk & Disorderly (REACT), Come and make a ..., Downtown Cinemas, Palmerston North, Manawatu / Whanganui, 8 March 2014 - 20 March 2014,

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:19:37 +0100


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