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