October 20th, 3pm to 5pm, Piha Library, Free
Dr Lynn Miller, Manager of NZ Bird Rescue Centre and internationally known for her work with the world’s birdlife, will be giving a talk at the Piha Library. Lynne will talk about how to foster and preserve our precious birdlife. What to do if you find injured or sick birds and, especially at this time of the year, how to treat rescued baby birds.
There will also be an opportunity to have your questions answered by an expert. >>
Kelston Community Centre, cnr Awaroa/Great North Rd. Non members welcome, join us for supper afterwards. Koha appreciated to cover hall hire
Big Blue Waitakere Report – Cat Davis and Damian Young
Cat Davis and Damian Young from Morphum Environmental will discuss marine reserves in the context of the Big Blue Wait?kere Report. Cat Davis is an environmental scientist and has a background covering aquaculture, fish biology, freshwater and marine ecology. She is passionate in promoting the sustainable management of the coastal and marine environment and is a strong advocate for marine reserves.
Check out some of the work carried out by Community Waitakere. One of our most recent projects, ‘Wild about Te Atatu’ is an effort to strengthen residents connection with their local area and show how actions can have a direct impact on their natural world >>
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 >>
This oral history documentary celebrates the origins of Project Twin Streams.
Twenty six original contributors to the project shared their recollections and vision. At the recent launch of this documentary celebrating 15 years of Project Twin Streams, Over the last 15 years the project has welcomed over 15,000 volunteers who – together with four contracted community organisations Community Waitakere, EcoMatters, MPHS and Te Ukaipo – have planted over 800,000 native plants. The project has encompassed environmental restoration, creative arts and education to engage West Auckland communities and inspire sustainability and connectedness. More >>
The Environment Foundation today relaunched its Environment Guide website. The site is an on-line guide to assist individuals, community groups and businesses to more effectively participate in environmental management decision-making processes. The Foundation has been supported by the NZ Law Foundation and the Environmental Defence Society in preparing the Guide. “We have now fully updated the site to reflect recent amendments to the Resource Management Act and other environmental legislation,” said Environment Foundation Chair, Raewyn Peart. “The Guide is written in plain English and is easy to use. It covers a wide range of environmental legislation and processes. For example, we have specific sections on freshwater, biodiversity, air, coastal/marine, landscape and climate change. We also include key sectors such as agriculture, fishing, horticulture and forestry. More >>
A report released by the Royal Society of New Zealand highlights how New Zealand will be impacted by climate change. It finds that climate change, already underway, will almost certainly accelerate this century unless drastic action is taken to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases. It identified six areas where global climate change could have significant implications for New Zealand's prosperity and wellbeing. More >>>