Cook for Life Project

Tuesday 28 August - Monday 31 December
3.32pm - 3.32pm

mangere Mountain Education Centre, 100 Coronation Rd, Mangere, Auckland 2022

Teaching young people in South Auckland how to cook healthy, tasty and affordable meals.

The Mara Kai Nestlé Cook for Life Programme, an ongoing programme, offers secondary school students, sports, adult and alternative education groups the chance to take part in activities that will enrich their knowledge of nutrition and how to prepare simple and nutritious meals.

Download details of our Cook For Life (Ka Tunu Ka Ora ) Programme here 

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Ecomatters Bike Fix hub at Te Oro

Saturday 1 - Saturday 29 September
11am - 1pm

Te Pupu o Kawau workshop, Back of Te Oro building, 98 Line Road, Glen Innes

Got a bike that needs fixing? Bring it to the EcoMatters Bike Fix @ Glen Innes and we'll work with you to get it going again! Our community bike mechanics are here to provide free advice and support to help you maintain and fix your bike.

From 1 September, we'll be open every Saturday, 11am-1pm.

- Free advice and support with bike maintenance
- Access to bike tools and basic parts
- Free cycling maps and advice

Brought to you by the EcoMatters Bike Hub team. Supported by the Mt Wellington Licensing Trust.

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Start a Business - Beginers Toolkit

Sunday 2 - Sunday 30 September
10.30am - 11.30am

Oval Room, Grey Lynn Community Centre,510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Sunday morning sessions over September

Find out how to get a business from Dream to reality, from market to supermarket. Including current legal requirements for food production safety from growing to brewing, top tips for financial stability, proven marketing advice, and directions to general resources like sustainable production materials and technological guidance.

Seminars include interviews with several stallholders and will be presented by Rebekah Hay, founder of Hakanoa Handmade Drinks and a long-standing volunteer on the GFLM committee

02 September


What do you need to know set up a food business?

09 September


How do you make a food business sustainable?

16 September


How do you measure & ensure success?

23 September


How do you keep on top of all the work?

30 September


How to expand into shops without going broke.


from $5 per session

 RSVP: Email (include "RSVP" in subject line)

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Social Enterprise - Master series

Tuesday 11 September - Tuesday 11 December
5.30pm - 7.30pm

GridAKL / John Lysaght Building, 101 Pakeham St West, Auckland

Social enterprises have specific challenges and also unique advantages in marketing. Join Social Enterprise Auckland to learn how to get the best from your marketing. You'll also connect with other social entrepreneurs and hear advice from experienced professionals.

This event is part of a series hosted by board members of Social Enterprise Auckland held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Find out more and Get tickets here

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Films for the Future

Friday 21 September - Friday 21 December
6pm - 8pm

Women's Pioneer Hall, Ellen Melville Centre, Crn Freyberg and High Streets

For the Love of Bees is excited to be collaborating with Live Lightly, Ellen Melville Centre and Lily Hirsch to bring you Films for the Future - A Hopeful Film Series.

This series offers  a movie experience partnered with the chance to meet a local hero working on a real project in your town. You will learn a real skill on the night that you can take away and implement immediately.


Local project speaker to be announced.

FREE Entry

Bring a jumper just in case it gets a bit chilly. Some of the seats can feel a bit firm after a while, so you're welcome to bring a cushion.

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Monthly Upcyclers Gathering

Monday 24 September - Monday 28 October
12pm - 2pm

Hub Zero, 4 Ireland Road (behind DNA cars)

Come and hang out with other upcyclers - from hobby enthusiasts, social entrepreneurs, to micro businesses, come along!

This is a casual session,may include experts at times . Bring some Kai to share if you like.

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Green Campus Day: AUT WZ Building Sustainability Tour

Tuesday 25 September
11am - 12pm

WZ Building Ground Floor, St Paul St Entrance 6-24 St Paul Street Auckland

AUT University invites you to take a guided sustainability tour of WZ building. You can learn about the sustainability elements of the building, which include:

  • External solar fins;
  • A ground source heat pump;
  • Rainwater collection system; and
  • Energy efficiency initiatives.

The tour gives you an opportunity to go into plant rooms, see areas that you wouldn't normally have access to and see how sustainability technologies operate.

Tickets $0 - $45

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Garden to Table workshop

Tuesday 25 September
3pm - 5pm

Brentwood Community Garden, 35 Brentwood ave, Mt Eden

Free Garden to Table workshop - a registered dietitian demo on "how to cook using freshly picked herbs/veges from the community garden and a spring planting sessions from Gardens 4 Health with a demo on "what to plant this spring". Call Nick on 02102726763 for more information

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