Compost Collective Workshops in April

3 - 27 April


Instead of sending your kitchen and garden waste to the landfill, learn how to compost. Which is where the Compost Collective is here to help with free workshops introducing you to composting bins, worm farms, and Bokashi buckets.

This April the team will be in Birkdale, Glen Eden, Franklin, Papakura, Waiuku, Stillwater, Mt Eden, Waiheke Island, Orewa, Te Atatu Peninsula andHelensville. Visit Compost Collective for dates and details.

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Films for the Future #2 Living The Change

20 April 6pm - 9.00pm

Womens Pioneer Hall, Ellen Melville Centre, Freyburg Place

In collaboration with Live Lightly and Ellen Melville Centre and the support of Compost Collective and Lily Hirsch, For the Love Bees brings you 'Films for the Future - A Hopeful Film Series'.

This month watch the New Zealand documentary Living the Change  - which explores solutions to the global crisis we face today through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities.

Plus hear stories from local hero, Katerina co-founder of Katrina's Kitchen Garden and Richard Lee about Compost Collective's new compost dating app called Share Waste. You can also find out where your closest local community composting hub is and how you could be a big part of helping us regenerate our city.

FREE Entry


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Kids Learn 2 Ride

26 April 10am - 12.00pm

Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre, Lloyd Elsmore Park, 451 Pakuranga Rd, Pakuranga

Learning to ride a two-wheeler is one of those big childhood milestones, and being a part of that experience as a parent is a thrill. However, if you are wondering how to get started, or experiencing a few bumps along the way then check out the Learn2Ride sessions. 

Auckland Transport's team of qualified instructors work alongside parents to get kids riding. Whether starting on a balance bike or making the transition to pedals the team is there to help. If your child doesn't yet have a bike but is keen to give it a go, there will be bikes available on a limited basis.

Brought to you by Auckland Transport.

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Growing and Preserving Fruits and Vegetables Workshop

28 April 9am - 11.00am

Parnell Farmers Market, 545 Parnell Rd, Parnell

Free workshop

Make the most of your home-grown produce. Become a bottling and preserving champion with tips, tricks, recipes and techniques.

Places are limited! Please sign up by either emailing or calling Sarah on 09 555 5164

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Trash to Trade

29 April 10am - 12.00pm

Grey Lynn RSC, 1 Francis St, Grey Lynne

Trash to Trade is an exciting new community initiative that encourages everyone to give up-cycling a try. In conjunction with participating business associations, Grey Lynn 2030 is working with sustainable businesses and the education sector to encourage people to upcycle items that would normally end up in the landfill.

The Trash to Trade Competition invites social entrepreneurs and artisans, as well as the public, to develop a new product from business waste that others are happy to buy or rent

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The Great Whau Biodiversity Survey - Autumn 2018

1 May 5am - 11.55pm

Whau River

Join the hunt to find and record all the special fauna, flora and fungi observed around the Whau River catchment in the month of May.

All you need is your Smartphone and a sense of adventure!
How to join:
1. Register your interest on this event.
2. Download the iNaturalist app
3. Await your mission brief (coming soon)



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Auckland Green Drinks

2 May 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Brothers Brewery, 5 Akiraho Street, Mt Eden

A chance for people with a connection to sustainability getting together for a casual catch-up on the first Wednesday of each month at the same place. 

Brothers Brewery provide free nibbles and $2 off the first drink.  

Sustainable Transport Options: Brothers Brewery is right on the main train and bus transport routes. Plan your journey at

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Just Eat it Movie Screening Millwater

9 May 7pm - 9.00pm

Stoney Homestead Community Hub, 12 Galbraith Greens, Millwater

Join the Compost Collective for this free screening of Just Eat It – a food waste film.

You’ll also learn more about Love Food Hate Waste and how to reduce your edible food scraps (not composting).

Leftover inspired nibbles and drinks available.

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