Archive for April, 2013

Establishing and Growing a Transition Town Group with Auckland Council

April 16th, 2013

Would you like to set up a Transition Town in your area or are you in a group that wants to meet and discuss next steps with other Transition Town groups?

Please come along to our Workshop on Sunday May 12th 10 – 1.00

This workshop is the second of two Transition Towns events being supported by Auckland Council in conjunction with Mt Eden, Grey Lynn 2030 and Pt Chevalier Transition Towns groups.

This event is being held during the Grey Lynn Farmers Market - an example of an initiative led by the Grey Lynn 2030 Transition community.

You may already be part of a grassroots sustainability action group or have attended the “Growing Sustainable Communities – Introduction to Transition Towns” presentation on 14th April and be wondering how to go about starting a Transition group in your local community.

This workshop is a networking opportunity for all Auckland Transition Town groups, whether they are well established, struggling to survive, or just starting out. Some active established groups will share their learnings and all involved will have an opportunity to explore solutions to common challenges and build closer ties with Auckland Council.

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Fruit trees for Auckland

April 3rd, 2013

We would like to thank the New Zealand Lottery Board for their kind donation of $10,000.00 towards our project to plant 1000 trees with local schools and community groups Auckland wide. We are now hoping that we will receive additional support from other funding applications we submitted. Please register on our website if you would like trees:

Free fruit trees for your schools or early childhood centre:

http://www.fruittrees.org.nz/signup-school/

Free fruit trees for community groups to plant in their local park:

http://www.fruittrees.org.nz/signup-council/

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21.4.2013, 8am-12 midday : Neighbourhood garage sale

April 3rd, 2013

6 neighbours have decluttered their homes and are moving their stuff. This is day for bargain hunters. Where: 453E Mt Eden Rd, driveway between Simla Restaurant and Air NZ shop. NO PARKING, please park in Grange Road or Poronui Street.

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Liquid gold in Mt Eden – More beehives for Mt Eden

April 3rd, 2013

We now have our fist Mt Eden honey from our beehives and we would like to thank our beekeepers Sigi, Ben, Dave, Mark and Mimi for looking after the bees. Thanks also to our local board for the funding of the hives in 2012. The honey will be used to raise funds for more beehives in Mt Eden. We are now looking for people that would like a hive to learn how to look after bees. If you are interested and if you live in Mt Eden please contact Les.

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