Great things happen when people are connected!

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

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


By 'bagging it,' Ireland rids itself of a plastic nuisance - The New York Times
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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.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:06:41 +0100


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Dr Mike Joy is presenting in Palmerston North as part of his national speaking t...

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:56:10 +0100

Dr Mike Joy is presenting in Palmerston North as part of his national speaking tour. Come and hear about what is happening to our lakes and rivers. At Te Manawa, 7.30 pm, Tuesday 15 July.


2014 Lecture Tour « Fleming Award « Medals & Awards « Funds, Medals & Competitions « Royal...
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Dr Mike Joy: The demise of New Zealand's freshwaters

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:28:34 +0100

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Black River: A collaboration in print and poetry

Woolly Riot have completed their knitted, sewn river complete with fish and a river made from river stones! Thank you for your contributions!

You’ve got till 11th July to go in to Te Manawa Art Gallery with some writing or...

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:05:39 +0100

You’ve got till 11th July to go in to Te Manawa Art Gallery with some writing or visual art you have made about the Manawatū River. The public collaboration stage of Black River is still going—until this Friday! Wander in and have a look at everyone’s contributions! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-River-A-collaboration-in-print-and-poetry/243664879159509


Black River: A collaboration in print and poetry

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Don't forget -- this is tonight!

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:55:38 +0100

Don't forget -- this is tonight!



Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:15:35 +0100


Double trouble for lake weeds
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A long-awaited washdown facility for boats using Lake Horowhenua is under construction.

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:14:44 +0100


The Sharing Gardens
www.resilience.org
A Sharing Garden differs from the usual community garden in that it is one large plot, shared by all, instead of many separate ones rented by individuals.

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 06:09:10 +0100


Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the amount of single-use disposable plastic in our lives and challenges people to do something about it.

Invitation to the launch of “Ravaged Beauty: An environmental history of the Ma...

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 03:05:55 +0100

Invitation to the launch of “Ravaged Beauty: An environmental history of the Manawatu”, by Catherine Knight. Wednesday 9 July 2014, 6pm, at Sound & Vision, Palmerston North City Library. Children are welcome!
More information about the book and author can be found at www.dunmore.co.nz


An opportunity to join Te Kāuru to plant harakeke (flax) at Parahaki Island – fr...

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:29:04 +0100

An opportunity to join Te Kāuru to plant harakeke (flax) at Parahaki Island – from 9.30 am, this Thursday, 19th June.

Parahaki Island, at the confluence of the Manawatu and Pohangina Rivers, was once well utilised by Rangitāne tīpuna as a mahinga kai (food gathering) site. This is the second harakeke planting day in the last few weeks and follows other work carried out by Te Kāuru (the Eastern Manawatū Hapū Collective), over the past few years to restore this significant site.

NOTE: as you'll need to cross the river, this event is not suitable for children under 14. For more information contact Hine at Te Kāuru in Dannevirke, 06 374 4185, or rmaofficer@rangitane.co.nz.

AGENDA:
9.30am Meet at the Ashhurst end of the Gorge car park
9.45am Head down to the river crossing
10.15am Planting begins
12pm Lunch break
12.30pm Continue planting remaining plants if any

WHAT TO BRING:
Spade, gloves, waders (optional)
Plus your lunch and water/thermos with something hot to drink

Share a piece of creative writing or artwork inspired by the Manawatu River to b...

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 02:23:27 +0100

Share a piece of creative writing or artwork inspired by the Manawatu River to be part of Te Manawa's up and coming exhibition Black River.

As part of Stage 1(the participation stage) of Black River, anyone can come into the Gallery before July 12th to add a piece of river-inspired creative writing or artwork to the Gallery wall.

Black River is a collaborative project involving 6 artists and 6 poets, with a connection to the Manawatu, working together and inspiring one another to produce a finished piece of work. Their finished piece will be part of the Black River Exhibition opening on the 12th of July.

Follow the Facebook page below to watch the responses and progress from the artists and poets. Click the link and like the page to be part of this project!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-River-A-collaboration-in-print-and-poetry/243664879159509


Black River: A collaboration in print and poetry

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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:27:57 +0100


2014 Lecture Tour « Fleming Award « Medals & Awards « Funds, Medals & Competitions « Royal...
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Dr Mike Joy: The demise of New Zealand's freshwaters

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:27:30 +0100

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Pit Park

This weekend is a busy one for the Pit Park team. Our regular work party is on from 1.30pm this coming Sunday (June 15th). It will happen rain or shine. Come along & join us, we'd love to see you there. Afternoon tea provided.The next day, Monday June 16th is our AGM. It will be held at the Leisure Centre in Fergusson St starting at 7pm. Michael Duindam from PNCC is our guest speaker, talking about the Bio-diversity strategy & how a project like Pit Park fits within the strategy. Supper provided.

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:26:57 +0100


Baking for lunchboxes.
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Our new cooking classes with a group of mums from the Roslyn community have started and we're into week two already. This

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:26:15 +0100


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A date to mark on your calendar ... — in Palmerston North City, New Zealand.

A great planting event to bring the family along to! Join the fun at the Linkl...

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:06:10 +0100

A great planting event to bring the family along to! Join the fun at the Linklater Reserve Community Planting Day, from 1 pm to 3 pm, Sunday June 22nd.

Light refreshments will be provided. You’ll find the Linklater Reserve at the corner of Kelvin Grove Road and Mcleavey Drive, Palmerston North.


Make your own household cleaning products and cosmetics! Friday 6th and Saturday...

Fri, 30 May 2014 03:55:04 +0100

Make your own household cleaning products and cosmetics! Friday 6th and Saturday 7th June. This is organised by Palmerston North City Council.

Learn how to:
1) Make household cleaning products and cosmetics from common kitchen ingredients
2) Keep more money in your pocket and help the planet
3) Reduce your waste

Sharemilker Lyn Webster started making all of her own cleaning products in a bid to save money. Five years on, she has written numerous newspaper articles on making healthy household cleaning products, including one for milking sheds, and cosmetics, which are kind to the planet and your pocket.

Lyn facilitates classes around the country demonstrating how to live on less and be more resourceful, while slashing your grocery bill. She will share her recipes and hand out free samples!

When and where?
* Friday June 6 , 5.30-6.30 pm, at Ashhurst Valley Village Centre
Manchester & Guildford Streets, Ashhurst
* Saturday 7 June, 1:30 - 2:30 pm at Hancock Community House
77-85 King Street, Palmerston North

To register email pat.cronin@pncc.govt.nz. More info at http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/homemade-cosmetics-and-cleaning-products-with-lyn-webster/palmerston-north


Homemade Cosmetics and Cleaning products with Lyn Webster
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Homemade Cosmetics and Cleaning products with Lyn Webster, Make your own ..., Hancock Community House, Palmerston North, Manawatu / Whanganui, 7 June 2014,

Thu, 29 May 2014 03:57:43 +0100

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Plant to Plate Aotearoa

Ms Wilson and her Room 8 kids at Parklands today....and what they made and ate: Corn & Courgette fritters, pita pizzas, stuffed potatoes, baked apples, pumpkin muffins and fruit smoothies. No one starved today! Thank you volunteers, Rosalie, Rosemairi, Erica, Gaewyn, Shirley, Carissa, Ros & Kate.....a good time was had by all!

Thu, 29 May 2014 03:56:19 +0100



Mon, 26 May 2014 02:07:39 +0100


Whitebait release to test fish passes
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Whitebait will be released into a Shannon stream this spring to test the effectiveness of the first two of eight fish passes to be completed by Horizons Regional Council.

Mon, 26 May 2014 02:06:34 +0100

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Koanga Institute

We would love your help to save New Zealand’s largest organic heritage or heirloom Seed and Tree collection by 6th June 2014. We are asking for your support for this campaign to secure the land the New Zealand organic heritage seed collection grows on before we lose it. Here is a link to the campaign to read more https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/please-help-us-save-heritage-organic-seed-collection-from-loss-on-6-june-2014/x/7477115

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Urban Care

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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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