PLAS­TIC FREE JULY AC­TIV­I­TIES

Wanganui Midweek - - NEWS -

Wed­nes­day 11: 10am, Rachel Rose talks about “Free­ing food from plas­tic” at Con­flu­ence, 15 Watt St.

Thurs­day 12: 1pm-2pm, Plas­tic pack­ag­ing un­wrap at New World supermarket.

Fri­day 13: Re-Gen-r:8 Re­pur­pose Cre­ative Re­cov­ery for any­one griev­ing what’s hap­pen­ing on the planet at Sus­tain­able Whanganui/ Whanganui Re­source Re­cov­ery Cen­tre Ed­u­ca­tion Room.

Satur­day 14: 8am-1pm, Plas­tic Free Whanganui cloth-bag give­away at River Traders Mar­ket.

Satur­day 14: 1pm, Denise Bret­tell — Mak­ing kim­chi 0272576879.

Sun­day 15: 1pm-2pm, Plas­tic pack­ag­ing un­wrap @ New World supermarket.

Sun­day 15: 4pm, Per­ma­cul­ture De­sign Cer­tifi­cate, per­ma­cul­ture de­sign pre­sen­ta­tions and shared lunch at the Eco school at 223 No 2 Line, Okoia.

Mon­day 16: 10am-mid­day, Julz Cof­fey presents Stinky Dinky Art, us­ing No 6 plas­tic, sharpies, hole punch and glue guns. At the Harakeke Room, Whanganui Re­source Re­cov­ery Cen­tre.

Tues­day 17: 9.30am-11.30am, Anna Daw­son En­vi­ron­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fi­cer with WRRC — worm farm­ing for kids, at the Whanganui Re­source Re­cov­ery Cen­tre with Sus­tain­able Whanganui.

Tues­day 17: 10.30am-mid­day, Can­dle Mak­ing at Canaan Honey, 176 Mosston Rd. $8 per child, or $7 per child in fam­ily of 3 or more. Regis­tra­tion re­quired by July 13. Jan­ice and John Bran­don, 06 345 5350 john.jan­ice@canaan­honey.com.

Tues­day 17: Na­ture talk with Doug Arm­strong 7.30pm at Whanganui Re­gional Mu­seum.

Wed­nes­day 18: 10.30am­mid­day, Can­dle Mak­ing at Canaan Honey, 176 Mosston Rd. $8 per child, or $7 per child in fam­ily of 3 or more. Regis­tra­tion re­quired by July 13. Jan­ice and John Bran­don, 06 345 5350 john.jan­ice@canaan­honey.com.

Wed­nes­day 18: 12.30pm, Shane Mid­dle­miss talk on Or­ganic Nu­tri­ent Dense Food and Matt Rayner Whanganui Re­gional Health Au­thor­ity, fruit tree give­away at the Whanganui Re­source Re­cov­ery Cen­tre with Sus­tain­able Whanganui.

Thurs­day 19: 10.30am-1pm, Won­der­ful Win­ter Work­ings School Hol­i­day Work­shop. Repur­pos­ing fam­ily fun at the Whanganui Re­source Re­cov­ery Cen­tre with Sus­tain­able Whanganui.

Fri­day 20: 9.30am-11.30am, A Re­siliency Plan for Whanganui: Art & Sci­ence Lab at WRRC with Sus­tain­able Whanganui and Stu­art Hyl­ton.

Fri­day 20: Mid­day, Dr Trisia Far­relly, so­cial an­thro­pol­o­gist, talks on the Global Plas­tics Cri­sis: Act­ing Pow­er­fully. At WRRC with Sus­tain­able Whanganui. Please bring lunch to share.

Satur­day 21: 8am-1pm, Plas­tic Free Whanganui cloth-bag give­away at The River Traders Mar­ket.

Satur­day 21: 9am-1pm “Trash Talk! What­ever we want to say about plas­tic” Art com­pe­ti­tion with Left Bank Art Sup­plies. Art­works can be plas­tic, poetry, pot­tery, paint, print, song lyrics and/or sculp­ture. Cat­e­gories are: A mir­a­cle: 0-5 years; A seed: 5-7 years; A sprout: 7-10 years; A new shoot: 10-13 years; A sapling: 13-18; A tree: 18-30; An elder: 30 and up; A hy­brid: col­lab­o­ra­tions of up to 3. Only work which is clearly named and has clear con­tact de­tails will be ac­cepted.

Hand in art­works to the Left Bank Art Sup­plies, Taupo Quay on July 21. Art­works will be ex­hib­ited the fol­low­ing week and then must be col­lected on Mon­day 30 July. Win­ners will be no­ti­fied be­fore the Prize-giv­ing on Sun­day, July 29 at 1pm at Coast­guard Wan­ganui, 7 Wharf St, Castle­cliff.

Satur­day 21: 1pm, Denise Bret­tell — Mak­ing ke­fir 0272576879.

Satur­day 21: 3pm, Rachel Rose talk on “Free­ing food from plas­tic” at the Women’s Net­work, 75 St Hill St.

Sun­day 22: 1pm Athol Stewart “Talk­ing the Walk” and Rod Trott “Re­viv­ing and Re-cy­cling along Rivers of Rub­bish”. Fol­lowed by a river cleanup at the Sail­ing Club, Gil­berd St. Wear warm, water­proof cloth­ing. Ned Tapa will be bring­ing out the big waka to help.

Sun­day 22: All day — The Vil­lage Snob coffee cart is of­fer­ing 50 cents off coffee to any­one bring­ing a re­us­able coffee cup.

Satur­day 28: 8am-1pm, Plas­tic Free Whanganui cloth-bag give­away at The River Traders Mar­ket.

Satur­day 28: 1pm-4pm Gra­ham Pear­son — Coastal Plant­ing with Progress Castle­cliff at Duncan Pav­il­ion. Bring buck­ets and spades if you have them. Dress warmly for wet con­di­tions and wear gum­boots. 0272228378.

Satur­day 28: Mid­day, Denise Bret­tell — Nat­u­ral so­das for all 0272576879.

Sun­day 29: 1pm, Prize Win­ners’ trip on Coast­guard Wan­ganui ves­sel at Castle­cliff.

Sun­day 29: 2pm, Phillip Holden at Matai St com­mu­nity gar­den — hangi and tree give­away.

Mon­day 30: All day — The Vil­lage Snob coffee cart on Taupo Quay is of­fer­ing half-price coffee to any­one bring­ing a re­us­able coffee cup.

Mon­day 30: Trash Talk com­pe­ti­tion en­trants please pick up your art­works from Left Bank Art Sup­plies.

Other Im­por­tant Info:

BE IN TO WIN: a trip on the Coast­guard emer­gency ves­sel, art sup­plies from Left Bank Art Sup­plies, TreeLife Nurs­eries “Nicely Spicy Ap­ple Juice”, high viz back­pack cov­ers, pen­cil cases, a ukulele, $50 food ham­per from New World, Greek Yoghurt­mak­ing kit from Bin Inn, re­cy­cle bins and a worm farm.

All at­ten­dees at our Plas­tic Free July ac­tiv­i­ties may put their names in the hat for prize draws near the end of July. Some of the prizes above are re­served specif­i­cally for com­pe­ti­tion win­ners.

ALL BOOK­INGS for work­shops sched­uled dur­ing school hol­i­days are care of Whanganui Re­gional Mu­seum 06 3491110.

Send a selfie of any plant­ing you are do­ing in July to #planti­nour­re­gion lo­ca­tion Hori­zons Re­gional Coun­cil to be in to win a $1500 plant-re­lated prize.

Look out for busi­nesses with stick­ers in their win­dows say­ing they’re tak­ing steps to­wards Sus­tain­abil­ity [cer­tifi­cates awarded cour­tesy of Eli­nor McDouall and Plas­tic Bag Free Whanganui]

Art Com­pe­ti­tion “Trash Talk! What­ever You Want to Say About Plas­tic”, co-or­di­nated by Frances and Anna at Left Bank Art Sup­plies. Bring your art­work on Satur­day, July 21, ex­hibit it up­stairs un­til pick-up on Mon­day 30. (Mark your art­work clearly with your name and con­tact.) Poetry share with Airini. Look out for the movie: lo­cal­is­ing food by Robina McCurdy. Jules Cof­fey ex­hi­bi­tion and re­cy­cled plas­tic art work­shop Gallery on Guy­ton.

Visit to Pu­tiki Re­serve work­ing bee.

It’s Puanga and it’s a great time to get out into na­ture with friends, walk in the bush and do some stargaz­ing. It’s good for the Earth, good for us and it’s plas­tic-free! Cel­e­brat­ing Matariki at home can in­volve shar­ing some mid-win­ter kai and re­lax­ing in good com­pany. Light a can­dle, remember loved ones and give thanks. Write down your dreams for the year ahead. Play games, tell sto­ries, share love with wha¯ nau.

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