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28 Oct INTRODUCTION TO EASY EDIBLES workshop
When Fri, 28 October. 10am-12pm.
Where Kaipatiki Project, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost Free
Bookings Bookings required Book online.
Contact

Learn how to supplement your pantry with seasonal produce, succession crops and perennials with gardening educator Judy Keats.
The focus will be on what to grow when, soil fertility and crop rotation.

This is a ‘hands-on’ workshop so wear gardening clothes and covered shoes/boots. We will be working on a 1m x 1m square plot.

Great for beginners.

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28 Oct FORETHOUGHT a talk like no other
When Fri, 28 October. .
29 Oct DISCOVERY DAY family fun
When Sat, 29 October. 9am-12pm.
Where Meet at the entrance to Eskdale Reserve, on Eskdale Road, Birkdale - beside the electricity substation
Cost Free; koha welcome
Bookings Bookings required as places are limited. Book online.
Contact Kaipatiki Project
482 1172
[email protected]

Bush Walk and TalkTake a journey of discovery in Eskdale Reserve and get up close to the insects, stream-life and plants that call this place home – all with the help of our team of ‘on-the-spot ecologists’.

  • What is lurking in Eskdale Stream?
  • Who are the critters clinging to the leaves of trees or dangling from webs?
  • Which plants can heal or harm, produce food, dyes or medicine?
  • Plant and animal pests live here too – how to control them?

Talk to the experts and experience the unexpected on this guided ramble where you’ll meet:

Nicholas Martin – the bug man / terrestrial entemologist
Brett Stansfield – the stream man / freshwater ecologist
Char Bailie – Māori traditional uses for native plants
Derek Craig – plant and animal pests
Birthe Kortner – water quality in Eskdale Stream
Judy Te Hiwi – Paa Harakeke, a unique harakeke (flax) collection

29 Oct KNOW YOUR SOIL workshop
When Sat, 29 October. 9.30am-12pm.
Where Kaipatiki Project, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost Free: koha welcome
Bookings Bookings essential - places are limited Book online.
Contact Kaipatiki Project with Trish Allen, permaculturist
482 1172
[email protected]

Discover the magic of soil, why is it so valuable?

Come along to find out how you can improve your soil and learn about Bio Char and Sheet Mulching.

For adults interested in gardening and/or permaculture.

Tutor: Trish Allen

trish-allen300x225Trish and her late husband Joe Polasicher founded the iconic, award-winning Rainbow Valley Farm in 1988 on permaculture principles and ethics. The farm in Matakana inspired thousands of people over 25 years in sustainable living and demonstrated the principles of permaculture in action. Trish travels internationally to speak about permaculture, and has established a village-scale model of permaculture that can be applied in any situation.

30 Oct BIKE KAIPATIKI fix & ride
When Sun, 30 October. 11am-3pm.
Where Beach Haven Community House, Shepherds Park, Beach Haven
Cost Free
Bookings No booking necessary - just turn up with your bike & helmet.
Contact Bike Kaipātiki

Join the Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust and Bike Kaipātiki team for a day of fun, rediscovering your bike and your confidence on the road.

The Bike Kaipātiki guys will help you to fix up ready for summer and take you on a road trip. For all ages.

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30 Oct EXPLORE TUFF CRATER guided walk
When Sun, 30 October. 2-4pm.
Where Meet at the bottom of Exmouth St (Heath Reserve), Northcote
Cost Free
Bookings Bookings essential - numbers are limited Book online.
Contact Anne Denny
North Shore Forest & Bird
[email protected]

Take an informative walk around the rim of this 200,000 year-old volcanic explosion crater, now a mangrove estuary and reserve which is being restored by Forest & Bird. Stretch your legs and get to know this amazing place on foot with Anne Denny.

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For all ages. The track here is well-maintained and mostly level. Wear good walking shoes, pack a raincoat, sunscreen and drinking water.
Dogs on leash only.

31 Oct SUSTAINABLE QUIZ NIGHT
When Mon, 31 October. 7-9pm, quiz starts 7.30pm.
Where Northcote Tavern, 37 Queen Street, Northcote Point
Cost Free
Bookings Just turn up!
Contact Kaipatiki Project

Come along for a fun night out and pit your wits against the Kaipatiki Project crew about all things eco with our quirky questions.

Grab your work-mates or family and make a night of it enjoying the hospitality of the Northcote Tavern.

1 Nov LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE workshop
When Tue, 1 November. 7-9pm.
Where Kaipatiki Project, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost Free
Bookings Bookings required Book online.
Contact

What’s that lurking in your fridge?!

How can you turn those leftovers or surplus items into amazing meals?

Investigate how to love food and reduce your waste, saving you money, with Lucy Pierpoint from Love Food Hate Waste NZ.

2 Nov COMPOST COLLECTIVE workshop
When Wed, 2 November. 7-9pm.
Where Kaipatiki Project, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost Free
Bookings Bookings required Book online.
Contact Kaipatiki Project with Compost Collective

Learn about the different ways to turn your food scraps into valuable compost.

Find out about the easy steps you can take to reduce your waste and make great compost at home.

Compost Collective is supported by Auckland Council.

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3 Nov ECO-DESIGN FOR YOUR HOME workshop
When Thu, 3 November. 7-9pm.
Where Kaipatiki Project, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost Free
Bookings Bookings required
Contact Kaipatiki Project with Eion Scott
5 Nov DIY FIESTA make & do workshops
When Sat, 5 November. 10am-2pm.
Where Birkdale Community House, 134 Birkdale Road, Birkdale
Cost Free - although a small cost may apply for some workshops to cover materials
Bookings Bookings required TBA
Contact Carla Van Walen
Birkdale Community House

See, share, and experience the art of becoming a step closer to living more sustainably.

We are offering a variety of workshops tailored around the environment and sustainability. As well as lots of hands on activities for kids, free exercise groups and a great selection of food and music.

Workshops include:

·         Bokashi

·         Food Wraps

·         Cultures

·         Community Recycling

·         Mixed Media Art Class

·         Fitness/Snacks

Home Made:

·         Laundry Product

·         Facial Product

·         Candles

·         Terrains

·         Egg Box planting

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- 6 Nov
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY weekend course
When Sat, 5 - Sun, 6 November
Where Kaipatiki Project, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale and adjoining Eskdale Reserve
Cost $106 per person for 2 day course
Bookings Bookings essential - places are limited Book online.
Contact Kaipatiki Project with Edin Whitehead Photography

Tutor Edin Whitehead will show participants how to make the most of their cameras’s settings and functions, and take stunning nature shots on a day’s field trip.

Bring your own camera and charger. Wear good walking shoes and pack lunch, drink, raincoat and sun-screen.

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- 6 Nov
MAKING PAPER WITH HARAKEKE weekend course
When Sat, 5 - Sun, 6 November
Where Kaipatiki Project, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost $20 per person
Bookings Bookings essential - places are limited Book online.
Contact Kaipatiki Project with Judy Te Hiwi

A beginner’s course showing how to process and bond the tough fibres in harakeke (flax) to make stunning paper.

This course is supported by Creative Communities NZ.

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5 Nov DIY BATH GARDEN workshop
When Sat, 5 November. 2.30 - 4PM.
Where Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust, 15 Chartwell Ave, Glenfield
Cost Free
Bookings Bookings required as places are limited. Book online.
Contact Lesley McVeigh
Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust
[email protected]

Learn how to create a garden in a bath and discover how easy it is to maintain with Homer Xu from Gardens For Health.

This workshop is hosted and organised by Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust.

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6 Nov BIG BANG BEACH CLEAN-UP action event
When Sun, 6 November. 2-5pm.
Where Little Shoal Bay, Northcote Point
Cost Free
Bookings Just turn up!
Contact Kaipatiki Project with Plastic Diet, Beyond The Fence & Starting The Change

Get the lowdown about waste in our oceans from the Plastic Diet team (as seen on TVOne’s Seven Sharp).

Then roll up your sleeves with Emma Wingrove from Starting The Change to clean up Little Shoal Bay beach and park after all those Bonfire Night fireworks.

Coffee and ice-cream will be for sale from the Harcourts Cooper & Co community support van.

6 Nov ECO-MOVIE CLOSING EVENT
When Sun, 6 November. 5-8pm.
Where The Bridgeway Cinemas, Queen Street, Northcote Point
Cost $12 adults; $10 students
Contact Kaipatiki Project
6 Nov BETTER BIKE COMMUTING guided bike & ferry trip
When Sun, 6 November. .
Where Meet either at 9am at Rawene Reserve (outside Birkenhead Library) or 9.15am at Birkenhead Wharf.
Cost Free
Bookings Just turn up with your bike & helmet.
Contact Bike Kaipātiki

The second meeting point is for those who don’t want to ride back up Hinemoa Street at the end of the event.

This guided bike ride is intended for people who ride currently, who work in the city (or surrounding area) and want to try cycle commuting but aren’t sure how to use our new cycle paths and where they connect.

We will be catching the 9:35am ferry to Quay Street, taking the Quay St cycleway through to Silo Park, crossing through Victoria Park, riding up to Nelson Street, along the Nelson St cycleway and Te Ara i Whiti (the Pink Path) before heading back down Grafton Gully cycleway, along Beach Rd cycleway and Quay St to the Ferry Building again.

Most of the journey will be on protected cycleways though some will be on shared paths (cycle with care) and small sections on road. Riders should be comfortable riding on the road, riding the distance described above and riding hills.

Please bring:

  • Your working bicycle (come to the free Bike Kaipātiki event on 30 October if it needs servicing – Beach Haven Community House, Shepherds Park, Beach Haven)
  • Your cycle helmet
  • Your ferry fare or HOP card ($12.40 cash or $9.00 HOP, current return fares)

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Kaipatiki Project is able to operate due to the generosity of our funders and supporters

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