Sport Waitakere, Community Waitakere and The New Lynn Scouts are working together to upgrade the Scout building beside Brains Park, 20 Albert Rd, Kelston. Free Winter pop-up activities including arts, dance, music, sport, free WIFI, hot drink and more. Come along and let us know what you would like to see happening in the space long term.
3pm to 6pm on Thursday 27th June, Thursday 11th July and Thursday 25th July
June 17 – 23 was National Volunteer Week for 2019, so we would like to take this opportunity to highlight all the awesome volunteer help we have had over the past year. Without you all, none of what we do would be possible, so send out our greatest thanks!!
Check out some of these great moments we have had in 2019 so far >>
You’re invited!! We have our shared lunch coming up on Wednesday 17th July at The JOBCAFE 3072 Great North Rd, New Lynn (behind Burgerfuel) to celebrate the Launch of JOBCAFE'S new UTUBE CHANNEL We would love you to come by bringing a dish to share! Spread the word and see you there >>
Kelston Community Centre, Thursday 18th July, 7.30pm,
Introducing the new Auckland Regional Pest Management Plan 2019-2029. Dr Imogen Bassett
In March 2019, Auckland Council adopted a new Regional Pest Management Plan 2019-2029. The plan covers over 400 pest species, including plants, animals and pathogens. The plan represents a 189% increase in investment in protection of Tamaki Makaurau-Auckland’s natural environment, compared with what was available under the legacy RPMS. Imogen has a research background in invasion ecology and is still an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Auckland. She will discuss highlights of the new plan, key changes from the proposed plan arising through the public submissions process, and what the plan will mean for Waitakere in particular. >>
Birds act as 'backyard barometers' - telling us about the health of the environment we live in. We should be listening. Birds are signalling significant changes in our environment over the last 10 and 5 years, according to the State of NZ Garden Birds 2018 | Te Ahua o nga Manu o te Kari i Aotearoa 2018 report just released by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. Using cutting-edge techniques, we have distilled a large information base – bird counts gathered by New Zealanders from over 34,000 garden surveys since 2008 – into simple but powerful metrics. Read the report >>
In the lead-up to changes to the Local Government Act, SOLGM has developed a Well-being Indicator Framework. This will enable each council to present a snapshot of its community’s social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being.
Ruth Le Pla asked Karen Thomas what it all means. >>
The Tipping Point is a Recycle Shop initiative of the MPHS Community Trust in association with Auckland Council. With our current manager moving on, there is a tremendous opportunity for an inspirational environmental manager who has the HR and relationship skills to ensure the Tipping Point continues to realise its potential. Closing date 1/07/19 5pm. Find out more >>