The Seven Sinners - Envirohub

The Seven Sinners - Envirohub

The Seven Sinners - Envirohub
The Seven Sinners - Envirohub

2 Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. -Albert Einstein Now in its 14th year, Envirohub’s Sustainable Backyards is a long established and inspiring calendar of sustainability-focused environ- mental events held throughout the Bay of Plenty. We are bursting with excitement to be able to share with you the great workshops, talks, festivals, movie nights, beach clean-ups, guided walks and so much more! This year, there are weekly themes for the events and we will be sharing messages on social media packed full of interesting articles, information, facts, videos and we’d love it if you joined in by sharing posts you like and starting honest and considerate discussions about the topics that matter to you.

Take a look at the back page to see what they are all about.

Envirohub BOP is a small not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting sustainability, restoring the environment and building strong resilient and well-connected communities. We are passionate about encouraging people along their journey to living a more sus- tainable existence for the betterment of their lives, their communities and our environment. Head to www.envirohub.org.nz to find more event details!

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3 Calendar of Events Throughout the Bay of Plenty Zero single-use plastic campaign Last year, Envirohub launched the Zero single-use plastic campaign to help businesses reduce and eliminate their single-use plastics from their business.

This campaign aims to create a community and following so the general public can recognise which businesses are making a difference to the single-useplasticproblemwehaveintheBayofPlentyandtherestoftheworld.Keepaney eoutfor this logo in your local community and support those businesses that are striving towards this. If you want to become single-use plastic free yourself, like our facebook page facebook.com/zerosingleuseplastic/ and contact projects@envirohub.org.nz CONSERVATION FREE ENVIROHUB GARDEN FOOD ACTIVE MAKE SEAWEEK EDUCATION Guide BUYLOCAL

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4 WorldWater Day WorldWater Day is about focusing attention on the importance of water.This year’s theme forWorld Water Day,‘Leaving no one behind’, adapts the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Check out www.worldwaterday.org Friday 22nd Thursday 21st International Day of Forests The theme for 2019 is Forests and Education and we want the world to know how you educate childrenandyouthabouttheimportanceoftreesandforests.Today,whenmorethanhalft heworld’s populationlivesincitiesandareincreasinglydisconnectedfromnature,itismoreess entialthanever tobringanunderstandingandawarenessofforestsandtheirbenefitsintochildren’sli vesatanearly age.

Join the conversation on social media using the #IntlForestDay hashtag. Pass on some of this year’s key messages or take a photo of your favourite forest and share it with us and your friends. Check out www.fao.org/international-day-of-forests WorldWildlife Day On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 3rd March, as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife. One of the best ways to catch the attention of your friends and spread a message at the same time - especially with animals - is to share a cool fact.

Sunday 3rd SeaWeek BOP wide Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. Hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE), Seaweek focuses on learning from the sea. It’s about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connections with the sea! Keep an eye out for the blue seahorse symbol in this brochure for sea week events or alternatively head to their website www.seaweek.org.nz Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th SeaWeek BOP wide Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. Hosted by the NZ Association for EnvironmentalEducation(NZAEE),Seaweekfocusesonlearningfromthesea.It’saboute xcitingand inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connections with the sea! Keep an eye out for the blue seahorse symbol in this brochure for sea week events, or alternatively head to their website www.seaweek.org.nz Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th

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5 Saturday 30th Earth Hour 8:30pm - 9:30pm Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature. Remember to switch off in solidarity with global efforts to secure nature and our home: 30 March, 8:30pm your time. It’s time to #Connect2Earth. Check out www.earthhour.org Neighbours Day NeighboursDayAotearoaisacollaborativecampaignorganisedandsupportedbyLifewis e,Inspiring Communities, The Mental Health Foundation, Christchurch Methodist Mission, New Zealand Red Cross,NeighbourhoodSupportNewZealandandHousingNewZealand.Whetheryouliveinas uburb, on a city block, in an apartment or on a rural property, you have neighbours – and knowing your neighbours matters.

We believe that every connection you have with your neighbours makes your neighbourhood more friendly, fun and safe. By encouraging better connected neighbourhoods and more everyday ‘neighbourliness’, neighbours can be stronger and more resilient, significantly enhancing the wellbeing of individuals, family/whanau and the wider community. Check out www.neighboursday.org.nz Friday 22nd - Sunday 31st

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6 GreeNZ Peace BackyardTour OnlineVideo, Available all month Aquickoverviewofallaspectsofourgarden,aminivirtualtouryoucanviewfromthecomf ortofyour own armchair! For more information: www.greenzpeace.org Throughout the month Western BOP & Tauranga Antimatter 2019 People’s Gallery, HistoricVillage, 17th Ave, 9:00am - 4:00pm A group exhibition of art from re-cycled and upcycled materials or a piece that represents an environmental statement. This will be an eclectic show with the opportunity for loads of free expression. Over the past 4 years of running this exhibition we have had wonderful imaginative entries to this show which has drawn huge crowds of foot traffic and generated terrific sales of art works.

-$20 For more information: info@theincubator.co.nz 16th February - 11th March ActiveTransport support forWorkplaces ‘ActiveTransport’is a great way to enrich people’s lives through increased physical activity as well as benefiting the environment, your health, and your wallet.

There are benefits for you, your workplace and your community with less congestion, higher productivity, fewer sick days and happier staff, colleagues and friends. It’s easy to combine active and public transport – you can now bike and bus - our local buses have bike racks attached. Active transport also includes walking, e-biking, skate-boarding, and (non- motorised) scootering – any physical activity as a means of getting from a to b. Visit Travel Safe’s website or contact Sport BOP to find out about opportunities and resources that willhelpkeepyoukeepsafeandactivearoundTaurangaandtheWesternBayofPlenty.Fore xample, Sport BOP could facilitate some cycle confidence sessions at your workplace.

Biking/Cycling Groups Tauranga and the Western Bay are lucky enough to have many fantastic volunteers that coordinate weekly riding/cycling groups. Some of these groups are able to cater for varied levels of riding experience. Please visit Get Involved Active Directory to see if any of these riding groups are near you. Ifanyoneisfeelingliketheywouldliketoridetheirbikemore,butlacksomeconfidence ,please email Sport BOP’s Cycling Coordinator, Andrew, to put your name on a waiting list for the next Cycle Savvy Course available.cycling@sportbop.co.nz

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7 Friday 1st Pirirakau Hauora - Rongoa Maori Day Te Oturu Oranga, 4 Paparoa Road,Te Puna, 10:00am - 2:00pm Explore the basics of traditional Maori Medicine for the health of the land & healing of the people. This involves Plant I.D, RongoaTikanga and networking with like minded people. -Koha For more information: Facebook: Mirimiri Services - Pirirakau Hauora The Forest After Dark Aongatete Forest Carpark,Wright Road, near Katikati, 6.45pm - 9:30pm Go on a short walk into the forest to find wetas, large spiders, glowworms and other invertebrates. Bring a torch, a curious mind and children (over 8 years old).

Registrations compulsory to events@ aongateteforest.orgasnumbersarelimited.Pleasebeawareyouwillbewalkingonuneve nsurfaces. -Koha donation toward restoration work appreciated.

Saturday 2nd Food Sovereignty Week Katikati Friday Night Market Katikati A&P Showgrounds onWaterford Road, Katikati, 4:00pm - 6:00pm Come and buy some of our locally grown fruit and veges. Check out the local oils, breads, cheeses and salamis. There’s jams and preserves, chocolates and treats. You will be amazed at what people in Katikati produce. If you are interested in having a stall at the market please contact Pauline Van Rijen, phone 07 549 2449. Little Big Markets Coronation Park, Mount Maunganui, 9:00am - 2:00pm The Little Big Markets are a place where people can enjoy live music, experience the best of the best when it comes to street food and peruse through our curated selection of stalls from local artisans and producers.

Tauranga Farmers Market Tauranga Primary, Cameron Road, 7.45am - 12:00pm Afoodmarketwherelocalgrowers,farmersandartisanfoodproducersselltheirwaresdi rectlytothe consumers. Buy local and save food miles. For more information: 07 552 5278 MarineWatch with DOC and Discovery through Nature Contact Nataalia for location, 10:30am - 12:30pm Fun for the family. Bring a small bucket and spade and become a marine biologist discovering what lives in the soft sediment at low tide. Children welcome, but must be supervised. For more information: nlunson@doc.govt.co.nz

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8 Sunday 3rd Underwater Clean Up Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui, 10:00am - 1:00pm Underwater clean up at Pilot Bay (old wharf).

For non Divers and children there will also be a beach cleanupalongPilotBay.Bringyourowndivegearcatchbagandgloves,wewillhaveasmall amount of tanks available for use on the day. Cleanup sponsored by Waste Management Register online www.divezonetauranga.co.nz. For more information: liz@divezonetauranga.co.nz SeedlingWorking Bee Jetty at Elmes Reserve, Matua, 11:00am - 1:00pm Be a part of an estuary working bee working on seasonal mangrove seedling removal. All participants will receive specific removal information for the day. MorningTea is provided. Register for the event by e-mailing « Estuary» to cbas@actrix.co.nz Women Environment Network BOP (WENBOP) The Raft, Chapel Street,Tauranga, 12:30pm - 2:30pm WENBOP is a regular informal gathering of women passionate about the environment to learn and share with each other.

Our next networking session will provide an opportunity for members to present a brief korero on their project or passion. If you would like to come along or would like to present,pleasecontactjanie.stevenson4@gmail.comorfollowour@WENBOPfacebookpa ge.Please arrive early to order your kai and bring it in. All welcome. For more information: janie.stevenson4@gmail.com Andrea’s DIY Apple Cider vinegar making workshop Andrea and Hone’s backyard at 19WaikiteWay,Welcome Bay, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Disapointed with your Apple crop this year? Dont worry, let’s turn it into an abundance of home made delicious Apple vinegar -$75 (inclusive of brewing gear and ingredients to make 20 litres of Vinegar).To register call: 027 955 7499 Guided walk in Kaimai-Mamaku State Forest Park Car park at the end ofWhakamarama Road,Whakamarama.

Down the single lane road into the bush, 9:30am - 12:30pm The local community has been constructing this walkway for three years, it should be ready for you this March.We have an expanding pest free zone around the walkway. Come check it out. For more information: col.hewens@orcon.net.nz

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9 Andrea’s DIY Beeswax wrap workshop Envirohub, Building 25, HistoricVillage, 17th Ave, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Learn how to create your own beeswax wraps to reduce single use plastic. For $25 (plus booking fee) you get to make 2 wraps to take home worth $20 and learn a skill for life. Please secure your spot by booking with Andrea 027 955 7499. Tuesday 5th Predator Free BOP Community Start-upWorkshop Room A3 (next to Library),Toi OhomaiWindermere Campus, 70Windermere Dr, Poike, 5:30pm - 6:30pm Our community has a mission - to work together to drive out pests like rats and mice to help bring native birds back to our neighbourhoods.

We’re on the look out for some motivated community people to help getYOUR neighbourhood trapping. Is this you? If it is, we’d love you to come along to one of our Predator Free BOP Start-up workshops.

Register at predatorfreebop.nz/event or Facebook: PredatorFreeBOP Monday 4th Wednesday 6th MarineWatch with DOC and Discovery through Nature Contact Nataalia for location, 12:00pm - 2:00pm Fun for the family. Bring your passion for shells and small creatures of the sea and become a marine biologists discovering what lives in the Rocky shore at low tide. Children welcome, but must be supervised. For more information: nlunson@doc.govt.co.nz Heaters, Blankets and Curtains wanted for cold, vulnerable homes 35 Pillans Road, Otumoetai, 126 Maunganui Road, (upstairs), 8:30am - 5:00pm Drop off your unwanted: heaters, blankets and curtains to help a family in need.

For more information: nik.gregg@so.org.nz DOC Ranger School visits for Seaweek Your school, 9:30am - 10:10am Bookings available for a DOC Ranger to come to your school to talk about Seals,Whales, Dolphins, Marine reserves, Seabirds,Threats and solutions. Minimum of four classes to attend the talk please. For more information: nlunson@doc.govt.nz Sustainable Health Care and First Aid for Pets andWildlife HolisticVets, 56 Fraser Street,Tauranga, 6pm - 7pm A tour of ARRCWildlifeTrust and HolisticVets & ATalk: Come along and learn more about what we do and first aid for pets and wildlife. Cost: $15 donation to ARRCWildlifeTrust.

Spot prizes, specials, useful info and have your questions answered! Numbers are limited so book ASAP. For more information: 578 7054 or e-mail info@holisticvets.co.nz» 9

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10 Boomerang Bag Sewing Session The FabricTech Room at Katikati College, Beach Road, 3.30pm - 6:00pm Boomerang Bags Katikati is a voluntary organisation that seeks to reduce the impact of single- use plastic bags in the environment. We would love to share our knowledge and skills, and invite others to come along and make their own bag to take away and use. All materials and equipment is provided. -$10. For more information: greenzpeace@orcon.net.nz Thursday 7th Human Element Screening Rialto Cinema’s, Devonport Road,Tauranga, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Come along to the screening of The Human Element Film.

A visually beautiful but impactful film abouthumansasthefifthelementofnature.Inthisvisuallyrichdrama,blendingartand science,we follow renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he explores the impact of wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air. Bookings essential- www.envirohub.org.nz -$10.

Dinner in the Domain Papamoa Beach Domain, Papamoa Beach Road, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Buy local at Dinner In The Domain is a weekly food market with a difference. Providing you with a selectionofonlythebestfoodtrucks,aswellasalicensedareasoyoucanwashitalldown withanice glass of locally brewed beer. For more information. Facebook: DinnerintheDomain Heaters, Blankets and Curtains wanted for cold, vulnerable homes 35PillansRoad,Otumoetai,126MaunganuiRoad,MtMaunganui(upstairs),8:30am-5:00p m Drop off your unwanted: heaters, blankets and curtains to help a family in need. For more information: nik.gregg@so.org.nz DOC Ranger School visits for Seaweek Your school, 2:00pm - 4:40pm Bookings available for a DOC Ranger to come to your school to talk about Seals, Whales, Dolphins, Marine reserves, Seabirds,Threats and solutions.

Minimum of four classes to attend the talk please. For more information: nlunson@doc.govt.nz Food Lovers Master Class Mount ASB Arena, 6:30pm At this educational masterclass, not only will you receive $100 worth of goodies from your local council, you will get lots of exciting and inspirational advice around ways you can reduce your food waste.Topicsincludemealplanning,smartshopping,smartstorage,pluslearnaboutth efirstinfirst out approach/method, what is the difference between use by and best before and when all else fails the last resort options. You can bring a friend/partner or family member free of charge! But there is only one free pack per ticket.

There are limited spaces and goodie bags available at each event. Tauranga City residents only. -$25. For more information: www.thenappylady.co.nz

11 CompostingWorkshop withWhyWaste 82 Matapihi Station Road, Matapihi, 10:00am - 1:30pm About74%ofourentireuniverseisCarbon.Compostingisaprocesswhichtransformsorga nicmaterial into a stable carbon compound known as humus - the fertile glue which holds our soils together. Join local permaculture designer and sustainability consultant Leo Murray on a felt journey into compost as a lived artisanal experience. Mixing in equal parts a hands-on workshop, the wonderment of science,aphilosophicalreflection,anempoweringlessoninwasteminimisationaswel lasagoodold laugh while making new friends.Tasty vegan lunch included byTara Spice Creative! -$50 For more information: 022 066 4869 Friday 8th Women’s Luncheon WelcomeBayCommunityCentre,242WelcomeBayRoad(behindtheWelcomeBayHall), 12:00pm - 2:00pm A wonderful meal for all diets with guest speakers Joy Moir and Karen Summerhayes.

Joy and Karen will discuss sustainability topics to women of all walks, with great networking opportunities, and prize draw. -$15. For more information: anna@ourcommunity.org.nz Interacting with Marine mammals the Do’s and Don’ts Contact Nataalia for location, 7:00pm - 8:30pm A DOC public lecture with Q & A. Guest speaker Nathan Pettigrew, marine mammal permit holder and marine educator. For more information: nlunson@doc.govt.co.nz FoodTalks: Feeding the Bay of Plenty The Orchard, 20 MacLoughlin Drive,Te Puke, 1:00pm - 3:30pm The challenges and opportunities for the horticulture sector in a low emissions economy.

How will this affect our Bay of Plenty food bowl?

The impact of urban growth and forestry on our food supply. How do we ensure access to healthy food for everyone in years to come? The KaiWestern Bay and Kai Rotorua food movements. Join us on the journey to achieve a sustainable, local food system providing good food for all. Afternoon tea provided. Limited spaces available. Register at: eventbrite.com/kaiwesternbay.-$5 For more information: kaiwesternbay@gmail.com Katikati Friday Night Market Katikati A&P Showgrounds onWaterford Road, 4:00pm - 6:00pm Come and buy some of our locally grown fruit and veges. Check out the local oils, breads, cheeses and salamis.

There’s jams and preserves, chocolates and treats. You will be amazed at what people in Katikati produce. If you are interested in having a stall at the market please contact Pauline Van Rijen, phone 07 549 2449.

12 Saturday 9th Mount Maunganui Beach Clean-Up TBC, 9.00am - 11:00am Community beach clean-up at Mount Maunganui. For more information: Facebook: KeepTaurangaBeautiful PeachTree Pruning 375Whakamarama Road, 10:05am - 11:00am An easy to understand intro to pruning peach trees by 40 year landscaper GisellaWarmenhoven.The whiteboard theory session is followed by a demonstration.You’ll go home ready to prune your own peach/ almond/ nectarine trees. -Gold coin. For more information: www.plentypermaculture.co.nz Permaculture Design 375Whakamarama Road, 9:15am - 10:00am What is it?What’s the latest?Where to learn it and how to get a design for your place.

Oh, and a fun exercise at the end. -Gold coin. For more information: www.plentypermaculture.co.nz A Day in the Country 375Whakamarama Road, 9:15am - 3:15pm Bringyourlunchandlearnabout:Alternativeenergy,permaculture&forestgardendesi gn,painfree gardening & fruit tree pruning. -$2 per workshop For more information: www.plentypermaculture.co.nz Katikati Lions Moggies Market KatikatiWar Memorial Hall in the Main Street, 8:00am - 12:00pm Every month on the second Saturday at 8am you will find the hustle and bustle of Moggies Market. There is everything there that you can imagine, arts & craft, food, plants, bric-brac, the lot.

It’s a really popular market with people coming from far and wide. Best to get in early to get the best selection but they are there until midday. For more information: Alan 027 279 1096 Motiti - Protecting a small part of our blue backyard Club Mount Maunganui (Cruise Deck Room), 7:00pm - 10:30pm Forest & Bird and Motiti Rohe MoanaTrust are calling on the government and regional council to get onwithprotectingthemarineenvironmentaroundMotitiIsland,sevenyearsaftertheRe nadisaster. For more information: Facebook: Forest & Bird -Tauranga Tauranga Farmers Market Tauranga Primary, Cameron Road, 7.45am - 12:00pm Afoodmarketwherelocalgrowers,farmersandartisanfoodproducersselltheirwaresdi rectlytothe consumers.

Buy local and save food miles. For more information: 07 552 5278

13 Tauranga CityWorm FarmingWorkshop Greerton, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Come along to our 2-hour interactive workshop to learn the art of worm farming. Take home your ownwormfarmbin,worms,limeandcompostsoyoucangetstartedstraightaway.Theworksh opis subsidised by Council with a nominal fee charged.The take-home pack is valued at more than $180. The workshop is catered to beginners of worm farming with little or no experience, or for those who would like a refresher.You MUST purchase a ticket before the event. -$34.50 For more information: www.tauranga.govt.nz Alternate Energy Options 375Whakamarama Road, 1:00pm - 2:00pm Intro into alternate energy options.

Things to consider before you make the leap, changes you can make before you invest. Best value options without any hype, led by permaculture designer Neville Dunton. -Gold coin donation.

For more information: www.plentypermaculture.co.nz Forest Garden Design Intro 375Whakamarama Road, 2:05pm - 2:45pm Multi-layered, woodland-type gardening styles can grow lots more food and protect soils, when correctly designed and planted. We’ll share with you the critical concepts and calculations for designing a successful BOP forest garden. -Gold coin donation. For more information: www.plentypermaculture.co.nz Pain Free Gardening 375Whakamarama Road, 11:30am - 12:30pm Lookforwardtoyearsofpainfreegardeningbylearningabouteverydaymovementpattern s:sitting, standing, using a shovel. Your tutor Gisella Warmenhoven is a trained landscaper, a practitioner of Feldenkrais and AlexanderTechnique.

-Gold coin donation.

For more information: www.plentypermaculture.co.nz Permaculture Design 375Whakamarama Road, 2:45pm - 3:30pm What is it?What’s the latest?Where to learn it and how to get a design for your place. Oh, and a fun exercise at the end. -Gold coin. For more information: www.plentypermaculture.co.nz

14 Arataki to Matapihi Bridge Bike Ride and Potluck Meet at Arataki Park BBQ area, 4:00pm Meet at Arataki Park BBQ area and ride together on the cycle path to the bridge or as far as you and your family want to go. Join us afterwards for a potluck shared picnic in the park.

BBQ’s available. Leisurely pace, bring anything you need, including water bottles, helmets etc. Brought to you by the Arataki Living Park Project. For more information: Facebook: AratakiLivingParkProject Andrea’s DIY Apple Cider vinegar making workshop Andrea and Hone’s backyard at 19WaikiteWay,Welcome Bay, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Disapointed with your apple crop this year?

Dont worry. Let’s turn it into an abundance of home made delicious apple vinegar -$75 (inclusive of brewing gear and ingredients to make 20 litres ofVinegar) To register call: 027 955 7499 Sunday 10th Nature and Biosecurity Week Fishpeople -Treasuring our Blue Backyard Rialto Cinema, Devonport Road, 6.45pm - 8:30pm This movie explores the life-changing power of the ocean. Then a short talk highlights ground breakingMarineConservationeffortswhicharehappeninginourownbackyard,againsta llodds.-$9 For more information: Facebook: Forest & Bird -Tauranga Waste Free ParentingWorkshop Bethlehem Birthing Centre,Te Paeroa Rd, Bethlehem, 6:30pm - 9:00pm This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house.You get a free pack bursting with waste minimisation products with each ticket.

-$25 IndividualTicket - Admits 1, receive 1 Free Goodie bag Couple’sTicket - Admits 2, receive 1 Free Goodie bag There are limited spaces and free packs available at each event.Tauranga City residents only. For more information: www.thenappylady.co.nz Heaters, Blankets and Curtains wanted for cold, vulnerable homes Elizabeth Street Community Centre, 169 Elizabeth Street,Tauranga , 9:00am - 12:00pm Drop off your unwanted: heaters, blankets and curtains to help a family in need. For more information: nik.gregg@so.org.nz

15 Wednesday 13th The Magic of Soil The Orchard, 20 MacLoughin Drive,Te Puke, 7:00pm - 9:00pm In response to a UN Food and Agriculture Organization announcement,“Only 60Years of Farming LeftIfSoilDegradationContinues”UniversityofBritishColumbiaEmeritusProfessor ofPhysicsand Astronomer, Phil Gregory, has spent the past two years investigating the subject to see what, if anything, can be done. The good news is that during the last 20 to 30 years there has been an amazing revolution in our understanding of soil biology and nature’s complexity. Come along to a fascinating evening by Phil. Bookings essential- www.envirohub.org.nz -Koha For more information: www.envirohub.org.nz Sewing Bee Our PlaceTauranga, DowntownTauranga, 5.00pm - 8:00pm Boomerang Bags Tauranga is having a Sewing Bee at Our Place Tauranga and we would love your help!Volunteers needed to help with cutting materials, pinning, ironing, stamping and sewing.

BoomerangBagsTaurangaisacommunitydriveninitiativetacklingplasticpollutionat thegrassroots level. Volunteersgettogethertomakere-usablebagsusingrecycledmaterialsasameanstopro vide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. All ages welcome! No experience required. If you are planning on coming along please join up to the event page (link below). If you don’t know how to sew don’t be afraid to come along, there are lots of other no sew jobs like cutting, ironing and pinning! All help is extremely valuable! We look forward to doing some crafts and helping out our environment! Any questions feel free to post or contact Charlotte at boomerangbagstauranga@gmail.com For more information: Facebook: KeepTaurangaBeautiful Thursday 14th Dinner in the Domain Papamoa Beach Domain, Papamoa Beach Road, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Buy local at Dinner In The Domain is a weekly food market with a difference.

Providing you with a selectionofonlythebestfoodtrucksaswellasalicensedareasoyoucanwashitalldownw ithanice glass of locally brewed beer. For more Information. Facebook: DinnerintheDomain

16 Beauty and the Beach Exploring our backyard through the lens Appreciate our natural envrionment with a photography workshop for beginners with Jamie Troughton from Dscribe media and Liesel Carnie from envirohub. This workshop will take you through the tips and tricks on how to take beautiful photographs of our backyard. Focusing on landscapes, flora and fauna. 14th March, 6.30pm $10 a ticket Visit www.envirohub.org.nz for tickets

17 Saturday 16th Wetland Bird IDWorkshop CarmichaelWetland, Carmichael Road, Bethlehem, 8.45am - 10:00am Western BayWildlifeTrust bird identification day at CarmichaelWetland.

Meet up at main car park on Carmichael Road.Toilets nearby. 2Telescopes provided. -Free or Koha to theWestern BayWildlife Trust. For more information: Paul Cuming 027 465 8710 Discover Rotoehu Forest, home to kokako Meet at Boucher Avenue carpark,Te Puke, 8:45am - 3:00pm Guided walk with expert volunteers in the habitat of endangered wildlife - Rotoehu forest has a thriving population of kokako and other native birds with a history of successful campaigns for its protection. -Gold coin donation. Please contact Carole for carpooling options. For more information: carolelong@xtra.co.nz Wisdom ofWild EdibleWeeds 289 Chadwick Road,Tauranga, 10:00am - 2:00pm Journey into the world of wild edible weeds - why they exist, those safe and those not safe, their medicinal and nutritional uses and how to prepare them in tasty treats.-$65 For more informtaion: www.juliasedibleweeds.com Katikati Friday Night Market Katikati A&P Showgrounds onWaterford Road, 4:00pm - 6:00pm Come and buy some of our locally grown fruit and veges.

Check out the local oils, breads, cheeses and salamis. There’s jams and preserves, chocolates and treats. You will be amazed at what people in Katikati produce. If you are interested in having a stall at the market please contact Pauline Van Rijen, phone 07 549 2449.

Friday 15th Tauranga Farmers Market Tauranga Primary, Cameron Road, 7.45am - 12:00pm A food market where local growers, farmers and artisan food producers sell their wares directly to the consumers. Buy local and save food miles. For more information: 07 552 5278 Beauty and the Beach- exploring our backyard through the lens Meet at the Cenotaph on Marine Parade, opposite Pacific Ave, Mount Maunganui, 6.30pm - 8:30pm A photography workshop for beginners with JamieTroughton from Dscribe media.This workshop will take you through the tips and tricks on how to take beautiful photographs of our backyard.

Focusing on landscapes, flora and fauna. -$10. For more information: www.envirohub.org.nz 17

18 Eco dye and Leaf printWorkshop Envirohub Office, Building 25 HistoricVillage, 17th Avenue, 10:00am - 3:00pm Learn how to leaf print on a silk scarf which will be yours to take home. Using direct contact printing of leaves on fabric, you will produce beautiful unique patterns on your silk scarf. A great technique for recycling and rejuvenating old clothes. Spaces are limited so please book in fast- visit www. envirohub.org.nz for more details. -$50, includes a silk scarf to take home. For more information: ewilson1169@gmail.com Wild Medicine: Foraging for Remedies Katikati Community Centre, 45 Beach Road, 10:00am - 3:00pm You’llbeamazedhowmany‘weeds’inyourgardenhavemedicinalproperties.Jennywillta keyouon a foraging course through her garden which teaches where to look for species that can help with every day health problems.

-$65.

Registrations can be done online at www.katikaticommunity.nz or by phone 07-5490399. SixToed Fox Organics FarmTour 911 McLaren Falls Road, Omanawa, 10:00am - 11:00am Take a tour of our 3 acre organic market garden and learn about the different methods we use to help ourfoodhaveapositiveimpactonourworld.-$5.Formoreinformation:www.sixtoedfoxo rganics.co.nz Predator Free BOP Community Start-upWorkshop BOPRC office, 6 Rata Street, Mount Maunganui, 10:30am - 11:30am Our community has a mission - to work together to drive out pests like rats and mice to help bring native birds back to our neighbourhoods.

We’re on the look out for some motivated community people to help getYOUR neighbourhood trapping. Is this you? If it is, we’d love you to come along to oneofourPredatorFreeBOPStart-upworkshops.Registeratpredatorfreebop.nz/event orFacebook: PredatorFreeBOP Papamoa East Beach Clean up Public car park between 105-107 Karewa Parade, Papamoa, 10:00am - 12:00pm Come join the Coast Care BOP team with a clean up of the beach east of Papamoa to the Kaituna Cut. For more information: coastcare.west@boprc.govt.nz Boomerang Bag Sewing Session The FabricTech Room at Katikati College, Beach Road, 1.00pm - 5:00pm Boomerang Bags Katikati is a voluntary organisation that seeks to reduce the impact of single-use plasticbagsintheenvironment.Wewouldlovetoshareourknowledgeandskills,andinvi teothersto come along and make their own bag to take away and use.

All materials and equipment is provided. -$10. For more information: greenzpeace@orcon.net.nz Autumn Plant Propagation 375Whakamarama Road, 9:30am - 2:30pm Collect another resiliency skill! During this “hands in the dirt” course, you’ll divide rhubarb, comfrey, mint,thyme,berrycanes,andothersemi-hardwoodcuttings.Included:handout,tea,an dplantstotake home. One of four seasonal workshops. -$52. For more information: www.plentypermaculture.co.nz

19 Andrea’s DIY Apple Cider vinegar making workshop Andrea and Hone’s backyard at 19WaikiteWay,Welcome Bay, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Disapointed with your apple crop this year? Dont worry. Let’s turn it into an abundance of home made delicious apple vinegar -$75 (inclusive of Brewing gear and ingredients to make 20 litres ofVinegar).To register call: 027 955 7499 Open Day at Mount Community Gardens May Street, Mount Maunganui, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Come visit the Community Gardens created from the wreckage off the Rena shipwreck by the Lions - 41 individual gardens. For more information: Heather Adair 021 255 0384 Sunday 17th BikeWorkshop Bike Lab - Arataki , 10:00am - 11:30am ExplorebikeLab-acommunitybikehub-thebicycleasatoolforsocialchange-empowerin gpeople on bikes and sustainable transport.

Head to the Facebook page for more details facebook.com/ bikelab@themount. -Koha. For more information: brucifier@gmail.com Homemade Soaps, Creams & Ointments Katikati Community Centre, 45 Beach Road, 10:00am - 3:00pm Createyourownsoaps,faceorbodycreamsandsimpleherbalointmentswithanexperience dmedical herbalist. Jenny’s classes have inspired people to create businesses from what they have learned! - $85. Registrations can be done online at www.katikaticommunity.nz or by phone 07-549 0399. Bush Skills forWomen Katikati Community Centre, 45 Beach Road, 8:30am - 2:30pm Enjoy our great outdoors.

Build your skills and confidence for enjoyable tramping and map reading, compass, river crossing, survival, shelter, basic first aid, leadership, risk management, tree identification.Firstdayonly:$60-Bothdays:$110. Formoreinformation:ace@katikaticommunity.nz Sunday 17 & Sunday 24 (2 days) Transport and Carbon Reduction Week Tuesday 19th SixToed Fox Organics FarmTour 911 McLaren Falls Road, Omanawa, 10:00am - 11:00am Takeatourofour3acreorganicmarketgardenandlearnaboutthedifferentmethodsweuse tohelp our food have a positive impact on our world. -$5 For more information: www.sixtoedfoxorganics.co.nz

20 Andrea’s DIY Beeswax wrap workshop Envirohub, Building 25, HistoricVillage, 17th Ave 7:00pm - 9:00pm Learn how to create your own beeswax wraps to reduce single use plastic. For $25 (plus booking fee) you get to make 2 wraps to take home worth $20 and learn a skill for life. Please secure your spot by booking with Andrea 027 955 7499. Come and see what we do with Aongatete Forest Project Aongatete Forest at the end ofWrights Rd off SH2, 9:30am - 12:00pm A walk along tracks and bait lines to see methods used to control rats, stoats and possums. See birds and recovering forest as a result of ten years work.

Gold coin donation. For more information: events@aongateteforest.org Wednesday 20th Permaculture Design 375Whakamarama Road, 2:45pm - 3:30pm What is it?What’s the latest?Where to learn it and how to get a design for your place. Oh, and a fun exercise at the end. -Gold coin For more information: www.plentypermaculture.co.nz Autumn Plant Propagation 375Whakamarama Road, 9:30am - 2:30pm Collect another resiliency skill! During this“hands in the dirt”course, you’ll divide rhubarb, comfrey, mint, thyme, berry canes, and other semi-hardwood cuttings. Included: handout, tea, and plants to take home.

One of four seasonal workshops. -$52 For more information: www.plentypermaculture.co.nz Preserve, Swap, Eat Katikati Community Centre, 45 Beach Road, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Bring your excess jam, pickles or preserves and swap them for new tastes, flavours and ideas! -Gold coin donation For more information: greenzpeace@orcon.net.nz Ocean, Dune,Wetland and HarbourWalk Kaituna Scenic Reserve, Ford Road,TeTumu, 4:00pm - 6:00pm MaketuSpitisthebestpreserveddunelandintheBoP,learnaboutitsecology,visitthen ewwetlands on Papahikahawai Island and spot birds on Maketu Harbour. Rain check-Please check Sustainable Backyards facebook page for postponement dates.

Rain out day backup 21st. Trainers or walking shoes, hat, water, binoculars. For more information: julian@maketuwetlands.org.nz

21 Boomerang Bag Sewing Session The FabricTech Room at Katikati College, Beach Road, Katikati, 3.30pm - 6:00pm Boomerang Bags Katikati is a voluntary organisation that seeks to reduce the impact of single-use plasticbagsintheenvironment.Wewouldlovetoshareourknowledgeandskills,andinvi teothersto comealongandmaketheirownbagtotakeawayanduse. Allmaterialsandequipmentisprovided. -$10. For more information: greenzpeace@orcon.net.nz Thursday 21st Dinner in the Domain Papamoa Beach Domain, Papamoa Beach Road, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Buy local at Dinner In The Domain is a weekly food market with a difference.

Providing you with a selectionofonlythebestfoodtrucksaswellasalicensedareasoyoucanwashitalldownw ithanice glass of locally brewed beer. For more Information. Facebook: DinnerintheDomain Katikati Friday Night Market Katikati A&P Showgrounds onWaterford Road, 4:00pm - 6:00pm Come and buy some of our locally grown fruit and veges. Check out the local oils, breads, cheeses and salamis. There’s jams and preserves, chocolates and treats. You will be amazed at what people in Katikati produce. If you are interested in having a stall at the market please contact Pauline Van Rijen, phone 07 549 2449.

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22 Food forThought Our PlaceTauranga, DowntownTauranga, 10:00am - 3:00pm ThisisthefirsteverrescuedfoodfestivalinNewZealand.Itwillbeafunfilledfamilyd aywith pop-up kitchens with corporates competing alongside Tauranga’s top chefs. Plenty of food for sale and kids activities.The event is a fundraiser for Good NeighbourTrust andTe AranuiYouthTrust. -$10 adult, under 13 free. For more information: Our PlaceTauranga Facebook Meet us by the grassy area in front of the Lifeguards club Andrea’s DIY Apple Cider vinegar making workshop Andrea and Hone’s backyard at 19WaikiteWay,Welcome Bay,Tauranga, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Disapointed with your apple crop this year? Dont worry.

Let’s turn it into an abundance of home made delicious apple vinegar -$75 (inclu- sive of Brewing gear and ingredients to make 20 litres ofVinegar).To register call: 027 955 7499 Saturday 23rd Tauranga Farmers Market Tauranga Primary, Cameron Road, 7.45am - 12:00pm Afoodmarketwherelocalgrowers,farmersandartisanfoodproducersselltheirwaresdi rectlytothe consumers. Buy local and save food miles. For more information: 07 552 5278 Community-focused Predator Free BOPWorkshop Papamoa East Motiti Reserve, Papamoa East, 10:00am - 11.30am Learn more about backyard trapping. Pick up a free rat trap for Papamoa residents.

For more information: 021 0379207 Preserve, Swap, Eat Willow Espresso, 30 2nd Ave,Tauranga, 9:30am - 10:30am Bring your excess jam, pickles or preserves to swap for new tastes, flavours and ideas. Try one of Rachel’s delicious coffees or tea while atWillow.

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23 Mindful Consumption Week Sunday 24th Bush Skills forWomen - 2 days Katikati Community Centre, 45 Beach Road, 8:30am - 2:30pm Enjoy our great outdoors. Build your skills and confidence for enjoyable tramping and map reading, compass, river crossing, survival, shelter, basic first aid, leadership, risk management, tree identification. First day only: $60 - Both days: $110 For more information: ace@katikaticommunity.nz Crop SwapTauranga Our PlaceTauranga, DowntownTauranga, 9:00am - 10:00am Feel free to bring a little of what you might have in your garden to share.

Home produce such as seeds, seedlings, fruit, chutneys, jams, baking, even home made crafts! At 9.30 we ring the bell and everyone participating is free to take a little of what is on offer.

For more information: www.bayofplentynz.com/event-details/crop-swap SixToed Fox Organics FarmTour 911 McLaren Falls Road, Omanawa, 10:00am - 11:00am Takeatourofour3acreorganicmarketgardenandlearnaboutthedifferentmethodsweuse tohelp our food have a positive impact on our world. -$5 For more information: www.sixtoedfoxorganics.co.nz Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee Language School, 17Totara Street, Mt Maunganui, 11:00am - 3:00pm BoomerangBagsTaurangaisacommunitydriveninitiativetacklingplasticpollutionat thegrassroots level.Volunteersgettogethertomakere-usablebagsusingrecycledmaterialsasamean stoprovide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

Fabric will be available to make your own Boomerang Bag, also bring your Kitchen Tidy measurements and make a bin liner! All ages welcome! No experience required. If you don’t know how to sew don’t be afraid to come along, there are lots of other no sew jobs like cutting, ironing and pinning!

For more information: Facebook: BoomerangbagsTauranga Nature Play Day Check www.naturelibrary.co.nz for venue and more information, 10:00am - 3:00pm Connect, create & play in nature at our wild play event for kids of all ages! For more information: connect@naturelibrary.co.nz

24 Frock Swap Envirohub Office, Building 25 HistoricVillage, 17th Ave, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Bring up to 5 fabulous items that you would give your friend and be ready to find a whole new wardrobe! 3.8 tonnes of clothing is thrown out every year in the Bay of Plenty, and on average we only wear our clothes a total of seven times.This is a scary number, but guess what?YOU can change it! One of the simplest and most sustainable ways to give garments greater longevity is to provide themwithasecondlifewithanewowner.WhichiswhyEnvirohubishostingthisFrockSwapt osave your clothes from landfill and swap your wardrobe!! Join us on March 24th at Envirohub and swap your frocks! For more information: www.envirohub.org.nz Andrea’s DIY Beeswax wrap workshop Envirohub Office, Building 25 HistoricVillage, 17th Ave, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Learn how to create your own beeswax wraps to reduce single use plastic.

For $25 (plus booking fee) you get to make 2 wraps to take home worth $20 and learn a skill for life. Please secure your spot by booking with Andrea 027 955 7499.

Tuesday 26th Meet us by the grassy area in front of the Lifeguards club Andrea’s DIY Apple Cider vinegar making workshop Andrea and Hone’s backyard at 19WaikiteWay,Welcome Bay,Tauranga, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Disapointed with your apple crop this year? Dont worry. Let’s turn it into an abundance of home made delicious apple vinegar -$75 (inclusive of Brewing gear and ingredients to make 20 litres ofVinegar).To register call: 027 955 7499 RANGES FORESTS FORUM www.kaimaicatchments.org.nz The Kaimai Mamaku Ranges Forests Forum is a holistic project focussing on the significant natural resources and naturalcapitalwithintherivercatchments of the Tauranga Harbour and Waihou River

25 Bring 5 fabulous items of clothing to swap and find a whole new wardrobe!

The Seven Sinners The plastic bottle The plastic straw The cigarette The plastic toothbrush The plastic bag Plastic clingwrap The take away coffe cup The Seven Sinners The plastic bottle The plastic straw The cigarette The plastic toothbrush The plastic bag Plastic clingwrap The take away coffe cup

3.6C WHAT CAUSES THE CLIMATE TO CHANGE? Changes in our climate are caused by increased volume nitrous oxide and methane, in the atmosphere.

Ordinarily, solar energy from the sun passes through the face. As it warms, the surface emits infra-red radiation. M gases in the atmosphere but enough escapes it to balan term, this equilibrium keeps temperatures relatively stab Butwhentheconcentrationofgreenhousegasesintheat and some of it is re-directed back to the lower atmosphe warmer balance. The most abundant greenhouse gases are water vapou ozone. The increase in carbon dioxide is mainly the r petroleum and coal, even as we fell more and more fores InNewZealand,nearlyhalfofourgreenhousegasemissi from livestock and fertiliser use. By 2090, it will be between 2.7ºC (mid-emission scenar- ios) and 3.6°C warmer (high emissions scenario).

Autumn and winter are pro- jected to warm slightly more than summer and spring. FURTHER IDEAS FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE If you are building a house in- clude balconies, shading and efficient cooling systems such as natural ventilation. Use passive solar design and insulation — this reduces the need for heating in winter and air-conditioning in sum- mer. If you replace your car, con- sider an electric vehicle. Ba By 2090, fros rare thing in Plenty. At Ōpōtiki gets frosts a year torua may ge By the end o ry, Rotorua i to experienc once or tw – none at a years.

There is some uncertainty around the likely rate of sea- level rise, especially after this century, so scientists estimate a range of possible in- creases.

The Ministry for the Environment’s (MFE) current predictions are for a sea-level rise of between 50 cm and 80 cm by the 2090s. However, based on in- ternational research we expect that the MFE will update their guide- lines.

10% umes of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, h the Earth’s atmosphere and is absorbed at the sur- on. Most of that radiation is absorbed by greenhouse alance the net incoming solar energy. Over the long y stable. heatmosphereincreases,moreradiationistrapped, sphere and surface. This drives the climate to a new, vapour, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane and the result of our burning of more fossil fuels, such as orests. missions–mostlymethaneandnitrousoxides–come less rain in south- eastern and coastal areas than today in winter as they are expected to become drier. On the other hand, summer rainfall is pro- jected to increase – particu- larly inland – and to become more variable.

in the Bay of Plenty Thewarmerairgets,the more moisture it can hold - about seven or eight percent more for each degree of warm- ing - so rain is likely to fall more heavily in the future. frosts will be a ng in the Bay of At present, gets around five year, while Ro- ay get 20. nd of the centu- rua is projected rience frost just r twice a year at all in some 2090

The Stats Kiwis use 1.6 billion single-use plastic bags and 541 million plastic straws 79% of plastic is in landfill or the natural environment Only 9% of plastic has been recycled 43% of all marine mammal species and 44% of all sea bird species have been impacted by plastic pollution- 267 species world wide

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32 9 Wednesday 27th Why put toxic Chemicals into ourWaterways? YOU can learn how to MAKEYour Own Household Cleaning Products HistoricVillage, Envirohub BOP,159 Seventeenth AvenueWest,Tauranga, 7:00pm - 8:30pm ADemonstrationtolearnhowtoMAKEmorenatural«HouseholdCleaningproducts»Laundry powder, Dishwash powder, Flowing Soap, Toothpaste,Spray Cleaner, Carpet & Pet Smells Deodoriser . . MAKE # Make A Kinder Environment #SAVE lots # REDUCE Plastic #EASY to Make #Better for sensitive skins (no SLS). -$29 For more information: Facebook: Crazy hair & Custard squares or email umakebs@gmail.com TheTrue Cost Screening HistoricVillage Cinemas, 17th Ave, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Come along to the True Cost movie screening.

Afterwards, Jacinta Fitzgerald from Make Good -sustainablefashionconsultancywillchattousaboutwhatwecandoandthemorelocalis sues.This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. Bookings essential www.envirohub.org.nz -$10 Thursday 28th Boomerang Bags Frock Swap Katikati Community Centre, 45 Beach Road, 6:30 - 8:30pm Live lightly on the Earth and save money at the same time. Come along with an item you don’t wear any longer and leave with something new. This fun night is a fundraiser for Boomerang Bags.

Registrations can be done online at www.katikaticommunity.nz or by phone 07-5490399. -$15 Dinner in the Domain Papamoa Beach Domain, Papamoa Beach Road, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Buy local at Dinner In The Domain is a weekly food market with a difference. Providing you with a selectionofonlythebestfoodtrucksaswellasalicensedareasoyoucanwashitalldownw ithanice glass of locally brewed beer. For more Information. Facebook: DinnerintheDomain Gardening Essentials & Permaculture Envirohub Office, Building 25 HistoricVillage, 17th Ave, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Want to learn essential skills for resilient property design and food growing? Meet the tutors of the 2019 Gardening Essentials and Permaculture Design courses.

See website for details. -Gold coin For more information: www.plentypermaculture.co.nz Enviroschools Climate Change Energiser The Orchard,Te Puke 9:30pm - 2:15pm AllEnviroschoolsintheBOParewelcometobringstudentsalongforadayoffun,hands-on learning about what Climate Change is, and what we can do as individuals and communities to help prevent its impacts. For more information: natalie.ridler@boprc.govt.nz 32

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34 Saturday 30th Practical PeachTree Pruning workshop Welcome Bay, 9:30am - 2:30pm After a 45 minute theory lesson there will be a demonstration pruning and then you will work in groups pruning your own tree under supervision. Bring tools and lunch. Phone to book and then you will be provided the address. -$60. For more information: 027 286 0891 Trendy Mender The Jam Factory, behindThe Incubator, HistoricVillage, 17th Ave, 9:00am - 11:30am Turn a flaw into a feature with fun and easy mending techniques. We will be using the Japanese stitching technique Boro to patch and embellish your much-loved garments.

We will be handsewing, please DONT bring sewing machines. Needles, threads and scraps provided. Beginner level: To bring; 1-3 garments, scissors, a thimble, feel free to bring along your own trims, scraps or favorite embroidery threads as well. See you there! -$15.

For more information: www.envirohub.org.nz Katikati Friday Night Market Katikati A&P Showgrounds onWaterford Road, 4:00pm - 6:00pm Come and buy some of our locally grown fruit and veges. Check out the local oils, breads, cheeses and salamis. There’s jams and preserves, chocolates and treats. You will be amazed at what people in Katikati produce. If you are interested in having a stall at the market please contact Pauline Van Rijen, phone 07 549 2449. Friday 29th Envirohub Speakers Forum Club Mount Maunganui,Totara Street, Mount Maunganui, 7:00pm - 10:00pm A unique opportunity to hear from some of the leading NZ experts in climate change through the lensoftheUnitedNationsSustainableDevelopmentGoals.Learnabouttherolesandacti onsofeach sector and how we as citizens, can assist to achieve a sustainable future for New Zealand and to join in the conversation with questions and ideas.

www.envirohub.org.nz Tauranga Farmers Market Tauranga Primary, Cameron Road, 7.45am - 12:00pm Afoodmarketwherelocalgrowers,farmersandartisanfoodproducersselltheirwaresdi rectlytothe consumers. Buy local and save food miles. For more information: 07 552 5278

35 Join the biggest names in the environmental movement for a night of inspirational and empowering discussion. Facilitated by Kate Frykberg with speakers Rod Oram, Prof. Bruce Clarkson, Belinda Storey, David Hall, Dr. Mike Joy and Prof. Chris Battershill. SPEAKERS FORUM 2019 $10 7pm Friday 29th of March Club Mount Maunganui Visit www.envirohub.org.nz for tickets

Andrea’s kombucha making workshop focus on 2nd fermentation process Hone and Andrea’s backyard at 19WakiteWay,Welcome Bay,Tauranga, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Andrea’s Kombucha workshop focusing mainly on the 2nd fermentation process.

Spice up your life withthescienceofkombuchaandhowtoaddseasonalfruit,gingerandwhateveryouhavegr owing around your home to create an additional health benefit to your probiotic health tonic with an additional medicinal twist. Bookings essential to secure your spot. -$30 (inclusive a 2 litre clip jar for 2nd fermentation).To register: 027 955 7499 Sunday 31st Why put toxic Chemicals into ourWaterways and home Environment?YOU can learn how to MAKEYour Own Household Cleaning Products Katikati Community Centre, 45 Beach Road, Katikati, 10:00am - 11:15am ADemonstrationtolearnhowtoMAKEmorenatural«HouseholdCleaningproducts»Laundry powder, Dishwashpowder,FlowingSoap,Toothpaste,SprayCleaner,Carpet&PetSmellsDeodoris er .

. MAKE # Make A Kinder Environment #SAVE lots # REDUCE Plastic #EASY to Make #Better for sensitive skins (no SLS) -$29 For more information: Book tickets email umakebs@gmail.com or messagehttps: //www.facebook.com/Crazy-Hair-Custard-Squares-MAKE-Workshops-BOP-1958299879 16887/ Food Rescue Cooking Demonstration with Peter Blakeway Mauao Performing Arts Centre, 11Totara Street, 2:00pm - 3:30pm Food waste contributes to one third of methane gases entering the atmosphere, and the majority of it is avoidable! Enjoy an informative afternoon learning how to create your own delicious meals with rescued food with Peter Blakeway and Good NeighbourTrust.

Nibbles will be provided. -$15 For more information: www.envirohub.org.nz Guided walk in Kaimai-Mamaku State Forest Park Car park at the end ofWhakamarama Road,Whakamarama. Down the single lane road into the bush, 9:30am - 12:30pm The local community has been constructing this walkway for three years, it should be ready for you this March.We have an expanding pest free zone around the walkway. Come check it out. For more information: col.hewens@orcon.net.nz Meet us by the grassy area in front of the Lifeguards club Andrea’s DIY Apple Cider vinegar making workshop Andrea and Hone’s backyard at 19WaikiteWay,Welcome Bay,Tauranga, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Disapointed with your apple crop this year?

Dont worry. Let’s turn it into an abundance of home made delicious apple vinegar -$75 (inclusive of Brewing gear and ingredients to make 20 litres ofVinegar).To register call: 027 955 7499

Mount Maunganui Cooking Class Sunday 31st March with PETER BLAKEWAY 2:00 PM

38 Food Sovereignty Week Rotorua Friday 1st Lux Organics Open Garden 21 Kingsley Drive, Ngongotahā, 4:30pm - 6:00pm See a working organic market garden and learn about how we produce so much with so few carbon emissions. Lux Organics supplies 11 local food businesses, one large co-op and the local Farmer’s Market with certified organic produce of at least 25 types! -Koha To register and for parking details email: jenny.k.lux@gmail.com Celebrating Children from around theWorld Central Rotorua, 10:00am - 3:00pm Celebrate children in this free event.

Follow your event passport and complete fun activities with internationalflavourincludingcrafts,music,games,story-time,face-painting,sw immingandmuch more! For more information: Mandy Godo, Ph 351 8238 Saturday 2nd Sunday 3rd Tibetan Singing Bowl 2 DayWeekendWorkshop Owhata Marae, Hinemoa Point, Rotorua, 9:00am - 4:00pm and Sunday 3rd Rj is a Reiki Master & Spiritual Healer who fell in love with Sound & Vibration when he heard a Gong. Based in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand he holds workshops throughout Asia, teaching how to use Sound & Vibration to bring balance and wellness into your life.

-$300 includes food and accommodation. For more information: stevens68b@gmail.com Rotary Market Kuirau Park on the corner of Ranolf Street and Lake Road, 7:00am - 1:00pm There are some 40 to 50 stalls selling fresh local produce, clothing, souvenirs and a whole lot more. The market is run by volunteers from the Rotorua North Rotary Club Redwoods Children’s Day Redwood Forest, Long Mile Drive, 1:30pm - 4:30pm A magical afternoon where children can enjoy free stories, arts, music and forest adventures located at the beautiful Redwood Forest. Bring along a picnic and share lots of laughs with the little people in our lives.

For more information: Mandy Godo, Ph 351 8238

39 Vibrational Sound Healing through water The Blue Baths Rotorua, 3:30pm - 5:30pm Our bodies are 80% water and these ancient Healing instruments will go through and over the main body of water to facilitate a form of inside out healing. You will feel peaceful, have clarity and re- energise your own body’s ability to self heal, the natural way. -$40 per adult $25 pensioner For more information: stevens68b@gmail.com Thursday 7th Rotorua Night Market Tutanekai Street, 5:00pm - 9:00pm Enjoy boutique style shopping, with the best the region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce.Taste the variety of ethnic cuisine and be entertained by our favourite and very talented local musicians.

For more information: Facebook: RotoruaNightMarket Rotary Market Kuirau Park on the corner of Ranolf Street and Lake Road, 7:00am - 1:00pm There are some 40 to 50 stalls selling fresh local produce, clothing, souvenirs and a whole lot more. The market is run by volunteers from the Rotorua North Rotary Club.

Saturday 9th How to set up a Community Fruit’n’Veg Stand 46 High Street, Glenholme, 9:00am - 11:00am Learn all you need to know to set up a Community Fruit’n’Veg stand. -Koha For more information: 021 146 5255 TitokiTihi Speakers Event The Lodge,TitokiTihi, 516 SH 30,Tikitere, Rotorua, 11:00am - 4:00pm Your food buying decisions impact global and personal health! Why, how and what can you do to change things? For more information: 027 255 0073 Nature and Biosecurity Week Sunday 10th Soundshell Market LakefrontVillage Green, Memorial Drive, Rotorua, 9:00am - 2:00pm Crafts, antiques, curios and collectibles, plants, clothing, knitwear, variety, locally carved woodware, jewellery, soaps, handbags, concrete ornaments, top quality second hand tools, gemstones of all descriptionsandsizes...hand-carvedwoodenstatuesfromKawerau,readings,massage -infact,you name it - you will find it at the Soundshell Market.

40 Growing Food In Small Urban Spaces 7a Mountain Road Rotorua, 10:00am - 12:00pm Discover ways to utilise your small spaces and grow fresh organic produce. For more information: getagardener@hotmail.com Saturday 16th Thursday 14th Rotorua Night Market Tutanekai Street, 5:00pm - 9:00pm Enjoy boutique style shopping, with the best the region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce.Taste the variety of ethnic cuisine and be entertained by our favourite and very talented local musicians. For more information: Facebook: RotoruaNightMarket Rotary Market Kuirau Park on the corner of Ranolf Street and Lake Road, 7:00am - 1:00pm There are some 40 to 50 stalls selling fresh local produce, clothing, souvenirs and a whole lot more.

The market is run by volunteers from the Rotorua North Rotary Club Tuesday 19th - Sunday 24th Crankworx Rotorua Skyline Skyrides, Rotorua, 8:00am - 11:00pm The world’s largest mountain bike festival. Come along for the ride in 2019 and experience jam- packed days of gravity-mountain biking. For more information: https://www.crankworx.com/ festival/rotorua or Facebook: CrankworxRotorua2019 Transport and Carbon Reduction Week Thursday 21st Rotorua Night Market Tutanekai Street, 5:00pm - 9:00pm Enjoy boutique style shopping, with the best the region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce.Taste the variety of ethnic cuisine and be entertained by our favourite and very talented local musicians.

For more information: Facebook: RotoruaNightMarket Worm Composting workshop MEGA MITRETEN, 1542 Amohau Street, Rotorua, 10:00am - 12:00pm Participantswilllearnhowtobeasuccessfulwormfarmer.Youwillbeenlightenedastot hebenefits ofminimisingwasteandimprovingthehealthofyourgarden-Goldcoindonationandacano ffood.

41 Sunday 24th Soundshell Market LakefrontVillage Green, Memorial Drive, Rotorua, 9:00am - 2:00pm Crafts,antiques,curiosandcollectibles,plants,clothing,knitwear..variety,loc allycarvedwoodware, jewellery, soaps, handbags, concrete ornaments, top quality second hand tools, gemstones of all descriptionsandsizes...hand-carvedwoodenstatuesfromKawerau,readings,massage -infact,you name it - you will find it at the Soundshell Market. Saturday 23rd Rotary Market Kuirau Park on the corner of Ranolf Street and Lake Road, 7:00am - 1:00pm There are some 40 to 50 stalls selling fresh local produce, clothing, souvenirs and a whole lot more.

The market is run by volunteers from the Rotorua North Rotary Club Thursday 28th Rotorua Night Market Tutanekai Street, 5:00pm - 9:00pm Enjoy boutique style shopping, with the best the region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce.Taste the variety of ethnic cuisine and be entertained by our favourite and very talented local musicians. For more information: Facebook: RotoruaNightMarket Mindful Consumption Week Saturday 30th Rotary Market Kuirau Park on the corner of Ranolf Street and Lake Road, 7:00am - 1:00pm There are some 40 to 50 stalls selling fresh local produce, clothing, souvenirs and a whole lot more.

The market is run by volunteers from the Rotorua North Rotary Club.

Rotorua Permablitz 3Tete Street, Sunnybrook, 9:00am - 3:00pm Are you interested in Permaculture? Come and learn by doing at this permaculture working bee. For more information: 021 146 5255

42 Sunday 31st BokashiWorkshop MEGA MITRETEN, 1542 Amohau Street, Rotorua, 11:30am - 1:30pm Minimising household waste is a real issue for us all and Bokashi just provides another method. Bokashi‘pickles’yourfoodwaste,unliketraditionalcompostingwherewasteisallowe dtodecay.The Bokashi system produces nutrient-rich compost that you can dig into your garden and is very simple and clean.

-Gold coin donation and a can of food. For more information: kathy.sieber@rotorualc.nz Buy local and not only save the planet but help your local community and economy.

Look for this symbol for events where you can BUY LOCAL!

43 We believe the Bay of Plenty is already at National Park status, even where our towns and cities are based. Bay of Plenty National Park is about making our region greener, more sustainable, with more biodiversity and a healthier place for people, plants and animals. It is part aspirational, part choosing how we live. Become a part of it. Like us on facebook to learn more. www.facebook.com/Bay-of-Plenty-National-Park-/ Brought to you by Have you ever dreamed of living in a National Park?

Whakatane HQ Come down to Envirohub’s Sustainable Backyards HQ at Wharaurangi (The Gap) every day during March to find out more about what’s happening for Sustainable Backyards 2019.

We have workshops, movie screenings, sewing bees, crop swaps and much more! Come help celebrate the opening of Sustainable Backyards 2019! With spoken word artists, amazing speakers talking about climate change and great locally produced food. www.envirohub.org.nz for more details. 1st March 6pm Gala Opening Night

45 Food Sovereignty Week Whakatãne Õpõtiki & Õhope Every weekday during the month of MARCH LET’S GO ZEROWASTE -Visit CReW’s Sustainable Gardening Hub CReW, 40TeTahi Street,Whakatāne, Weekdays 9:00am - 4:00pm,Weekends 9:00am - 12:30pm Visit CReW’s Sustainable Gardening Hub - which features a range of UPCYCLED Gardening and Composting Systems. Also visit www.facebook.com/crewonlinenz/ to see what activities are on at CReW during Sustainable Backyard’s month. For more information: bridget@crewonline.org.nz Saturday 2nd Ōhope Craft Market Outside the Ōhope Hall, 8:00am - 12:00pm AlargeandvibrantmarketoutsidetheŌhopeHall.Talktolocalfoodproducers,pickupso mebargains and see a range of crafts and gifts from local artisans.

For more information: 07 312 3339 Sustainable Backyards 2019Whakatāne Opening Wharaurangi (The Gap)The Strand,Whakatāne, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Come help celebrate the opening of Sustainable Backyards 2019! With spoken word artists, great speakers talking about climate change and great locally produced food. For more information: www.envirohub.org.nz Friday 1st Sunday 3rd Ōhope Lions Bumper Garage Sale Port Ōhope Wharf, Harbour Road, 9:00am - 12:00pm Head down to the Ōhope Lions Bumper Garage Sale on the first Sunday of every month and grab yourself a bargain. Find a great selection of furniture, household, tools, crockery, books, linen, gifts, sports items and more every month.

Sausage-sizzle and drinks available.

For more information: ohope.lions@gmail.com

46 Whakatane Sunday Market Rex Morpeth Park,Whakatāne, 8:00am - 1:00pm Fresh and local produce. Many locals come every Sunday to shop at the market for their veggies, bread, honey and all kinds of treats and treasures!There is also coffee and kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, 2nd hand books and treasures, plants, baking and preserves, honey, ice cream and more. For more information: johnharold@xtra.co.nz Green Screening -TOMORROW/Demain PouWhakaaro, 40TeTahi Street,Whakatāne, 6:00pm - 9:00pm TOMORROW sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education.

It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road. -Koha/donation For more information: Pip Norvell - 027 286 4549 or pip.norvell@gmail.com. Facebook: GreenScreenWhakatane Monday 4th TheTrue Cost Whakamax, 99The Strand,Whakatāne, 7:00pm - 10:30pm A screening ofTheTrue Cost, a film that pulls back the curtain on the fashion and clothing industries to show us how much we are really paying for the clothes we buy. -$10 For more information: www.envirohub.org.nz Saturday 9th Ōpōtiki Lions Club Market Day Potts Ave next to Farmlands, Ōpōtiki, 9:00am - 12:00pm Find a bargain at Ōpōtiki’s monthly community market.

Buying local helps save carbon miles and helps your local community. For more information: 315 5059 Wednesday 6th Crop Swap Pou Whakaaro House, 1 Bracken Street, Whakatāne, 12:00pm - 1:00pm For all gardeners, gatherers and cooks. Crop swap is a place to celebrate the abundance from our backyards and share surplus in exchange for new knowledge, produce, ideas and friends. Bring along seeds, flowers, preserves, seedlings, cuttings, bulbs, fruit, baking, vegetables, herbs, nuts, etc….. For more information: Facebook: EBCropSwap Saturday Crop Swap Eastern BOP Wharaurangi...PouWhakaaro wet weather backup, 9:30am - 10:30am Bring along your produce, seeds, preserves, plants, cuttings etc to contribute to the swap table at 9.30am and when the swap starts at 10am you can take something from the table as a swap....

Give generously and take mindfully! For more information: cherieconrad15@aol.com

47 Wednesday 13th Nature’s gardeners 20 minutes fromWhakatāne - address to be advised on booking, 5:30pm - 8:00pm Come along and explore the many tiny gardeners that work for free in our gardens.The evening will be split into two parts; 1) An active exploration of the diverse animals that carry out some of our gardens essential services (pollination, decomposition and pest control).We will look at their roles, life cycles and how we can‘invite’them into our gardens by designing appropriate gardening systems. 2) We will make some specific animal shelters and you will get loads of ideas for others.

Theeveningwillbespentoutsideinmygarden.Pleasebringasunhat,secateursifyouhav ethem, aboxtotakehomeyour‘homes’,somekaitoshareandbepreparedtogetyourhandsdirty.-K oha For more information or bookings check out my blog on louisesseedcollection or email louise.shaw@blueduckdesign.co.nz Sunday 10th Whakatāne Sunday Market Rex Morpeth Park,Whakatāne, 8:00am - 1:00pm Fresh and local produce. Many locals come every Sunday to shop at the market for their veggies, bread, honey and all kinds of treats and treasures!There is also coffee and kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, 2nd hand books and treasures, plants, baking and preserves, honey, ice cream and more.

For more information: johnharold@xtra.co.nz Nature and Biosecurity Week Pakowhai Community Garden Open Garden Day 25 Elliott Street, Ōpōtiki, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Join us to keep growing nutritious vegetables for Opotiki! You don’t need to be a gardener (yet) to take part. All welcome.We always share a cuppa once the work is done. Check us out! Facebook: PakowhaiCommunityGarden Boomerang Bags Whakatāne Sewing Bee Pou Whakaaro House, 1 Bracken Street, Whakatāne, 9:30am - 12:30pm We get together to sew reusable bags to give away in our community. If possible bring your own sewing machine. Other jobs include cutting, stamping logos and ironing.

For more information: micheleverry@yahoo.com CompostingWorkshop Manukatutahi Marae,105 Muriwai Drive,Whakatāne, 10:00am - 1:00pm Thisthreehourworkshopwillintroduceparticipantstotheartofturningfoodandgarde nwasteinto beautiful compost for your garden, thereby reducing waste and saving $ all at the same time. For more information: whakatane.parakore@gmail.com

48 Sunday 17th Whakatāne Sunday Market Rex Morpeth Park,Whakatāne, 8:00am - 1:00pm Fresh and local produce. Many locals come every Sunday to shop at the market for their veggies, bread, honey and all kinds of treats and treasures!There is also coffee and kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, 2nd hand books and treasures, plants, baking and preserves, honey, ice cream and more. For more information: johnharold@xtra.co.nz Transport and Carbon Reduction Week Monday 18th The Human Element Whakamax, 99The Strand,Whakatāne, 7:00pm - 10:30pm Come along to the screening of The Human Element Film.

A visually beautiful but impactful film about humans as this fifth element of nature. «In this visually rich drama, blending art and science, wefollowrenownedenvironmentalphotographerJamesBalogasheexplorestheimpactofw ildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air. -$10 Bookings essential- www.envirohub.org.nz Wednesday 20th Animals in a small holding 20 minutes fromWhakatāne - address to be advised on booking, 6:00pm - 8:00pm During this walk around my diverse small holding we will look at; • A range of animals you can have in your landscape -both wild and farmed.

• How animals can help you manage your land (building soil and managing pests, weeds and diseases) • Simple strategies on how to manage animals in a holistic system; housing, rotations, fodder, fencing, water, minerals, health, silviopasture, shelterbelts.

For more information or bookings check out my blog on louisesseedcollection or email louise.shaw@blueduckdesign.co.nz -Koha Crop Swap Pou Whakaaro House, 1 Bracken Street, Whakatāne, 12:00pm - 1:00pm For all gardeners, gatherers and cooks. Crop swap is a place to celebrate the abundance from our backyards and share surplus in exchange for new knowledge, produce, ideas and friends. Bring along seeds, flowers, preserves, seedlings, cuttings, bulbs, fruit, baking, vegetables, herbs, nuts, etc….. For more information: Facebook: EBCropSwap

49 Human Element Come along to the screening of The Human Element Film.

A visually beautiful but impactful film about human’s as the fifth element of nature. Bookings essential- www.envirohub.org.nz Monday 18th of March at Whakamax

50 Sunday 24th Whakatāne Sunday Market Rex Morpeth Park,Whakatāne, 8:00am - 1:00pm Fresh and local produce. Many locals come every Sunday to shop at the market for their veggies, bread, honey and all kinds of treats and treasures!There is also coffee and kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, 2nd hand books and treasures, plants, baking and preserves, honey, ice cream and more. For more information: johnharold@xtra.co.nz Mindful Consumption Week Saturday 23rd Torere Macadamias Field Day 2026 State Highway 35,Torere, Ōpōtiki, 10:30am - 2:00pm Visit this certified organic macadamia orchard, learn about its history, tour through the variety trial block and harvest your own fresh nuts in season.

Torere Macadamias is committed to caring and protecting their land, environments and bees to grow the best organic macadamia nuts with pure healthy wholesome tastes. BYO lunch. -$5. Register at toreremacadamias.co.nz/new-growers Friday 22nd Kiwi NightWalk Ōhope Scenic Reserve, Cnr Pohtakawa Ave & Ōhope Road 7:00pm - 9:30pm Find out whyWhakatāne is the Kiwi Capital of theWorld, hear native bird calls, discover giant bugs, andlearnabouttheworkbeingdonetoprotectourlocalkiwi.-$20Adults,$10Children,a nd$50for a family group of two adults and two or more children.

For more information: www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz/experiences/night-walks Saturday Crop Swap Eastern BOP Wharaurangi...Pou Whakaaro wet weather backup, 9:30am - 10:30am For all gardeners, gatherers and cooks. Crop swap is a place to celebrate the abundance from our backyards and share surplus in exchange for new knowledge, produce, ideas and friends. Bring along seeds, flowers, preserves, seedlings, cuttings, bulbs, fruit, baking, vegetables, herbs, nuts, etc….. For more information: Facebook: EBCropSwap

51 Wednesday 27th Seed Saving 20 minutes fromWhakatāne - to be advised on booking, 5:30pm - 8:00pm Seed saving is one of the most important jobs we can be doing.

Come along and help harvest seed from my seed garden. You will learn about the basics of seed saving including how; • A variety of plants are pollinated. • To plan a garden so seed will grow true to type. • To collect, process and store seed. Please bring an old pillowcase or two, some small jars in a box, a sunhat and some kai to share. For more information or bookings check out my blog on louisesseedcollection or email louise.shaw@blueduckdesign.co.nz -Koha Friday 29th Kiwi NightWalk Ōhope Scenic Reserve, 7:00pm - 9:30pm Find out whyWhakatāne is the Kiwi Capital of theWorld, hear native bird calls, discover giant bugs, andlearnabouttheworkbeingdonetoprotectourlocalkiwi.-$20Adults,$10Children,a nd$50for a family group of two adults and two or more children.

For more information: www.whakatanekiwi.org.nz/experiences/night-walks/ Thursday 28th Boomerang BagsWhakatāne Sewing Bee HALOWhakatāne ‘Pop Up’Shop 88,The Strand,Whakatāne, 5:30pm - 9:30pm Join us to sew reusable bags to be given out in our local community. Bring your sewing machine if you can. Other jobs include cutting, stamping logos and ironing. For more information: micheleverry@yahoo.com Saturday 30th Sustainable Backyards 2019 Closing Event Wharaurangi (The Gap)The Strand,Whakatāne, 10:00am - 1:00pm ComehelpcelebratewhatweachievedduringSustainableBackyards2019!Withspeakers, musicand great local produce, it is a fun filled whānau event for all ages.

For more information: www.envirohub.org.nz

52 Make your own trap and become an UrbanTrapper HALOWhakatāne‘Pop Up’Shop 88,The Strand,Whakatāne, 10:00am - 1:00pm Join the growing movement and help save our amazing wildlife. Build a trap for your back yard and challenge your whānau and friends to do the same. Everything you need will be provided for a small cost. -$5 (RatTrap), $30 (DOC 200 trap) For more information: www.halowhakatane.org.nz Sunday 31st Whakatāne Sunday Market Rex Morpeth Park,Whakatāne, 8:00am - 1:00pm Fresh and local produce. Many locals come every Sunday to shop at the market for their veggies, bread, honey and all kinds of treats and treasures!There is also coffee and kai, crepes, sausage sizzle, specialty foods, 2nd hand books and treasures, plants, baking and preserves, honey, ice cream and more.

For more information: johnharold@xtra.co.nz Curtains, Blankets, Heaters needed to help those who are living in cold, damp conditions. Healthy Homes BOP works with the DHB to help families with children under 5, to live in warmer, drier and healthier conditions.

Your unused / unwanted Curtains, Blankets and Heaters could help us to help them. Drop off: Nik Gregg, 35 Pillans Rd, Otumoetai. 0272580060.

53 Food Sovereignty Week Kawerau Community Market Ranfurly Court, Islington Street, Kawerau, 8:00am - 2:00pm Kawerau’s monthly day time market. Heaps of stalls selling hot foods, snack foods, clothing, plants, fresh produce, homemade goods, crafts and homewares. Always a great atmosphere with lots of friendly people! For more information: Marie Moncur on 07 323 7685 Thursday 7th More from the Eastern Bay of Plenty Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th Light Earth Umu BuildingWeekendWorkshop - 2 day event 15 Ohotu Road, Ruatoki, 8:00am - 5:00pm Do you want to know how to build using mud, fibre and clay? Come and learn the basics of Light Earth Building with Grant Stephens.

-Koha For more information: itinui@gmail.com Nature and Biosecurity Week

54 Mindful Consumption Week Wednesday 27th Maara KaiWorkshop Te IkaWhenua Hauora Garden, 43 Pine Drive, Murupara, 10:00am - 12:00pm Helping the Community be self-sufficient in growing their own vegetables, starting from seeds to preparation of garden and building garden boxes, maintenance, turning green waste into compost. For more information: paulla.whatuira@tiwh.org.nz Simple Biochar Wairata Forest Farm, 199 Redpath Road, 9:30am - 4:00pm Learn how to make biochar using simple low-tech methods without engineering or welding. Please email floravitaenz@gmail.com to make your booking. -$45 For more information: floravitaenz@gmail.com Saturday 23rd Monday 18th Wāhine Cloths Swap Venue given on Registration, 5:30pm - 10:00pm Wāhine ma!The clothes you no longer wear are the clothes someone else will rock.

Bring at least 10 items to swap and bring some kai to share and nibble on. Make sure you register to find out where this is happening!

For more information: email: takitimu@me.com to register by the 11/03/19. HELP US TO PROTECT THE KAIMAI MAMAKU FROM KAURI DIE

Week 1: Food Sovereignty Food is fundamental to life and fuels our bodies. We live in an abundant society, yet many people are going hungry. Climatic changes are affecting global and local- ised water distribution, encouraging the migration of more pests and diseases to new areas and affecting food production. It is therefore extremely important that all communities look towards having a secure food source. A great place to start, is by growing your own food and why not start with one of the various composting workshops in this booklet, held throughout the Bay of Plenty.

Week 2: Nature and Biosecurity Nature and biosecurity are what New Zealand is built on; it is who we are and what we love. Biophilia- the innate affinity we have to the natural world- explains how entwined we are with our environment and how important it is to keep in touch. Yet our fragile eco system is severely under threat, so thankfully throughout March you will find dozens of events focused on trying to save our unique wildlife and eco-systems and bringing you back to your natural world. You might like to head out with some of the hard working care groups around the region to see what they are doing and observe the wildlife we now can enjoy be- cause of their efforts.

Week 3: Transport and Carbon Reduction Carbon emissions and transport are some of the biggest contributors to climate change, thankfully this is something we all can do to make an impact. Transport accounted for about 23% of global carbon dioxide emissions in 2010. There are loads of events in Sustainable Backyards to help you on your journey to reduce carbon emissions. Take a look at the Bike Workshop by Bike Lab on the 17th or start the month off right and buy your food locally to ensure you reduce food miles.

Week 4: Mindful Consumption Mindful Consumption? Bit of a mouthful? It means to mindfully consume (and purchase) products such as food to single-use plastics.

A massive 32% of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging produced annually is left to flow into our oceans; the equivalent of pouring one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute. Head to one of the various sewing bees around the region to help make a Boomer- ang Bag for the community! Or perhaps, watch The True Cost movie to learn about the impact fashion is having on our environment!

A big thank you goes out to all the people, groups and organisations that have contributed to this year’s calendar, by preparing events for you to attend, learn and have fun at this year.

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