Home Composting Workshops

Saturday 23 February - Tuesday 31 December
9am - 9am

Various locations - check website for details

A hands-on workshop offering an introduction to the three basic composting systems that can be used in the home and garden: traditional composting bins, worm farms and bokashi buckets. Come and discover what suits you best!

Registered participants will receive a $40.00 discount toward the purchase of a composting system that can be redeemed online.

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Get Your Christmas Craft on and Upcycle!

Monday 7 October - Monday 23 December
10.30am - 12.30pm

Hub Zero, 116c Cavendish Drive, Manukau

Get ready for Christmas and make some gifts with love! Care for the earth, reduce waste and care for whanau!


Every Monday morning until Christmas!

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Social Enterprise and Christmas networking event

Tuesday 10 December
5.30pm - 7.30pm

Grid Auckland, 101 Pakenham Street

Learn key messages from the Social Enterprise World Forum with feedback from a panel who went to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Topics include Accelerator Programmes, Climate Change, Gender Equality, multiplier effects and much more.

Our panel will consist of
Nigel & Cathie Cottle from Crave Café
Jackie & John Paine from Good Neighbour
Geraldine Tew from The ReCreators

Array of  drinks and nibbles provided

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Zero Waste Kitchen (Christmas special)

Saturday 14 December
11am - 12.30pm

Kelmarna community Farm, 12 Hukanui Crescent, Ponsonby, New Zealand 1021

The kitchen is the heart of the home, to cook up delicious meals to sustain  friends and whānau.

However, it’s also where most of the household waste originates from. Learn how to de-waste your kitchen in this interactive workshop led by Kristy Lorson. Kristy will show you all her zero waste grocery shopping, storage and cooking tips and tricks.

You’ll also learn how to make your own ginger beer and, as a special Christmas treat, your own vegan coconut and rum snowballs.

Please bring two small jars (one cup capacity) for the ginger beer bug and snowballs.

Sliding scale costs involved

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Auckland Permaculture Workshop and design Certificate

Saturday 15 February - Saturday 7 November
9am - 5pm


Auckland Permaculture Workshop offers in-depth workshops on a range of subjects that provide students with a comprehensive overview of permaculture and regenerative design theory and practice. Participants will learn design skills that integrate the environment, people and technology to create resilient ways of living for themselves and their communities. Completion of Programme 2020 and the Design Project will culminate in participants receiving a Permaculture Design Certificate.

For full details on the Permaculture Design Certificate see our Programme Information 2020 PDF. We encourage all participants to read this document prior to registering for the programme as it contains important details.

The 2020 programme consists of twelve full-day workshops run on Saturdays throughout the year:

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Wild Streets Festival of Play!

Saturday 22 February
10am - 2pm

Owairaka Park, 71 Owairaka Road, Auckland

Stay local and have fun! Welcome to the Wild Streets Festival of Play!

A day full of outdoor games and playful activities for all ages, young and old - everyone can join in!

Bring along a picnic and make a day of it. Short and quick games, longer in-depth games and lots of pick up and play fun.

There will be unicorns, bees, sharks, mermaids and more!

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Women of Sustainability - Climate Action

Wednesday 26 February - Tuesday 26 November
6.30pm - 8.30pm

Biz Dojo Ponsonby, 4 Williamson Avenuse, Ponsonby

Green Business HQ aims to create a support network for all no matter what stage of career.

It will support entrepreneurs, business women, sustainability coordinators, managers working within businesses, students, career changers and mothers who are passionate about making a change in our world.

Four speakers - food and drinks are included in the ticket.

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Oxfam Art for Good + Project Flow Launch

Thursday 27 February
6pm - 7pm

Allpress Cafe, 8 Drafke Street

World-famous artist Misery has joined forces with Oxfam NZ to create a one-off mural made up of seven panels. Oxfam's launch of Project FLOW and our Art for Good collaboration has imited edition prints to help raise awareness of our new project FLOW in Papua New Guinea.

Following drinks, nibbles and auction of  two beautiful pieces of art to learn more about this life-changing project from Christine Nurminen, Oxfam’s Programme Manager.

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