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Global Day of Climate Action this Sunday! Take part in a community planting d...

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:17:41 +0100

Global Day of Climate Action this Sunday!

Take part in a community planting day to show that the Manawatu is calling for both a global and local response to climate change.

We have three planting and plant care (mulching, weeding) events happening, two in Palmerston North and one in Feilding.
The weather for Sunday is not looking too bad with showers and fine spells and light winds forecast, so if you are free that day we’d love to see you at one of these planting events (details below).

We'll also be at Te Manawa for Discovery Time to celebrate with a range of family-friendly activities and games

At all of these events the people will be invited to sign a “we care, we act” message to send to our new Minister for the Environment. Details in poster!

Monday 29 September: Celebrate World Rivers Day! Celebrate your river by joinin...

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:26:58 +0100

Monday 29 September: Celebrate World Rivers Day!
Celebrate your river by joining Horizons Regional Council staff who will be spending the morning at a range of sites from 9.30am including:
1) City walkway beneath Ashhurst Bridge, Ashhurst
2). Waitoetoe Park, Dittmer Drive, Palmerston North
3) 448 Taylor Road, Sanson
Work will include mulching, clearing weeds and planting. Bring your gumboots, spade and gardening gloves.
For further info contact Helen Thomas on toll free 0508 800 800

The Global Day of Climate Action is coming up this Sunday! Let's reverse the tre...

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:16:57 +0100

The Global Day of Climate Action is coming up this Sunday! Let's reverse the trends on climate change. Sign this online petition hosted by Avaaz, which is coordinating international action on the day, and come join us in Palmerston North and Feilding planting trees on the 21st.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:16:54 +0100

Plant for the Planet at the Makino Stream, 9/21/2014, Manawatu District
Join Transition Feilding to plant native grasses, flax and shrubs on and near the banks of the Makino Stream at 'Lovers Lane', beside the Derby Street bridge. Bring a spade and a bucket and wear sturdy footwear. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Vanessa Witt info@tr…

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:40:30 +0100

Dr Mike Joy: New rules to clean up waterways - On Demand Player - Keep up with Newstalk ZB
Massey University's Dr Mike Joy talks to Mike Hosking about the Government's regime to cleanup the country's waterways

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:23:56 +0100

Pit Park

The Pit Park team are getting organised for another busy weekend. This coming Sunday we will be lifting a large amount of flax that has been very kindly donated to us. It is a big job, but will be very worthwhile as each flax bush will yield several new plants. The flaxes are destined for the big planting we have planned for the 20th/21st September with Dera Sacha Sauda & the community around Wetland 2.

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:22:31 +0100

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Coming up this Friday, 12 September at the Central Library.

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 01:57:39 +0100


When: Tuesday, 9 September, 7 p.m. startWhere: St. Mary Magdalene's Anglican Church Hall, 67 Cambridge Ave. in central Ashhurst. What: Patricia Carpenter presents Gardening for Bees and Beneficial Insects. (Approx. 7-8pm)What: Seed swap, social, and some bits and bobs on sale (Approx. 8-9pm)How do bees and other insects benefit your garden? What can you plant, and how else can you garden, to make an attractive garden for these beneficials? Come along to this presentation by Patricia Gardener, who has many years of experience of sharing her in-depth knowledge of edible gardening through workshops and coaching, contract garden design, speaking engagements, writing, and helping schools integrate gardening into their curriculum.Following the presentation and Q & A, the hall will remain open until 9:00 for a home-grown garden seed swap, a tea and social, and more. We're also inviting people to sell small amounts of items that are related to the presentation. Bev Swanson from Kereru will be bringing some beeswax candles, Sarah Frater from Edible Garden will have some seeds and plants that are great for your garden bugs, and there may be more. Please contact RECAP if you'd like to bring something also!

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:32:48 +0100

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:31:33 +0100

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
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

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

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