Be part of the team for Ecofest Kaipatiki a 10-day festival of eco-events involving community and restoration groups

Ecofest Kaipatiki is a 10 day festival of eco-events.

Kaipatiki event


Involving community organisations and restoration groups around Kaipatiki – this festival is supported by Kaipatiki Local Board.

Our next newsletter will have all the details – meantime check the website, we will be adding to the events calendar in the coming weeks.

Read our latest newsletter here.

Website: www.kaipatiki.org.nz

This is the BACS Good Business Egg Report for 2015 presented at the BACS Good Business Egg Awards April 2016

This is the BACS Good Business Egg Report for 2015 presented at the BACS Good Business Egg Awards April 2016.

Page 2 About BACS and outlines the purpose and process of the awards.

After the programme of events, you will see panelist comments on the shortlisted finalists.

Page 7 Has a foreward by Dame Julia Cleverdon, BACS Global Ambassador.

Pages 8-11 Thereon are the findings of 2015 ‘Eggs.’

Pages 12-14 Have the three winners of 2015 presenting some of their work.

Pages 15-17 “Some more good chooks…”

Pages18-19 The future of NZ Corporate Community Investment 2016.

We are happy to hear from you, whether you wish to comment on this piece or have any questions.

 BACS Good Business Eggs Report 2016 



Kaipatiki rolls out an exciting conservation programme for people in Auckland

Kaipatiki offers a range of learning opportunities!

Prepare to be amazed at how well backyard bees can thrive in urban settings and learn all you need to know about keeping your own hives with tutor Melissa Gunn.

A fascinating 3 week taster course including a visit to an actual hive.

Melissa’s course is very popular and limited places remain for the September dates, however this course repeats in October.

Bee-Keeping For Beginners Sun 12, 19 & 26 Sept, 10am-12.30pm.

Get some more information here!

Website :www.kaipatiki.org.nz

Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Aotearoa is 20 years old and will be celebrating in style

We will be acknowledging this milestone the same day as the Arts Access Awards Wednesday 1 July with a celebratory lunch at 12 midday, CQ Hotel 223 Cuba St Wellington.

The lunch will be hosted by Dame Rosie Horton and will include two courses with beverages and birthday cake!

I’d like to invite all current and past friends of Arts Access Aotearoa to come to this. It will be an opportunity to meet up and reflect on the achievements of past years and enjoy the landscape before we embark on the next twenty years. At the lunch we will take the opportunity to launch a ‘Friends of Arts Access Aotearoa’ supporters group where friends can help Arts Access Aotearoa through a monthly donation of their choice.  Read more


Kaipatiki Environment Centre Project offers bush walks and talks

We believe that price shouldn’t be a barrier to education, so are pleased to announce that for some of our courses we can now offer a two-tier pricing structure, with a limited number of cheaper tickets.

Bush Walk and Talk


Kauri Walks: 19 & 26 April, 3 May. Surprise Walks: 10 & 24 May, 7 June

Each guided walk led by Margi Keys is a mini-adventure in itself. Discover even more on these series of 3 walks in North Shore reserves in Auckland for just $18.

Bush Walk & Talk is now in its 12th year and has clocked 515 walks – congratulations Margi!

Read Margi’s newsletter ‘Bush Talk’ here.

Website: www.kaipatiki.org.nz

NZ sign language week

Your chance to celebrate and learn with New Zealand Sign Language Week

New Zealand Sign Language resources available.

You can download our alphabet poster or a fact sheet about NZSL Week.


Deaf Aotearoa have numerous resources available for purchase all year long.


These include products such as:

  • Finger spelling cards
  • National anthem in NZSL DVD
  • NZSL alphabet poster
  • NZSL Week t-shirts
  • Sign with your Baby DVD

Visit our online shop now to discover more!


Wellington Women's Refuge

Wellington Women’s Refuge are offering a one day Family Violence workshop

Wellington Women’s Refuge are offering a one day Family Violence workshop for any social service, community organisation or health practitioner who works with clients or whanau affected by family violence.

Date: Friday 24th April  Time: 10-4pm

Location:WWR Community Office

Level 1, 264 Cuba St, Te Aro

 Cost: $80.50 per person incl: GST

Who: Any social service, community organisation or health practitioner who works with clients or whanau affected by family violence.

Included in the training:

Understanding DV Act including Protection and Police Safety Orders

Dynamics of abusive relationships, cycles of violence, and why leaving is so hard

Assessing for risk

Recognising and responding to abuse practically and safely

Safety Planning

When to refer and Refuge services.

Any queries please feel free to contact Kyla Rayner on 04 3851012 or kyla@wwr.org.nz



31st March: Want to help the best social enterprises ready to get off the ground?

Launchpad is Ākina Foundation’s programme to get New Zealand’s best social enterprise ideas off the ground. 

Launchpad Pitch Day will showcase these promising venture teams and share learnings from the journey so far.

Pitch Day will bring together a network of 200+ potential investors, funders, customers and supporters from the private, public and philanthropic sectors to engage in opportunities around social enterprise.

Event details: Tuesday 31 March at Shed 6, Queens Wharf, Wellington.

Doors open: 1.30pm, Event: 2pm sharp – 5pm, Networking: 5pm – 7pm.

For more details got to website www.akina.org.nz


Virtual Great Walker competition connects classrooms with conservation

Children from more than 110 schools throughout the country will be spending more time gaining conservation skills outside the classroom this term, as part of a competition being run by the Department of Conservation, with support from Air New Zealand.

The national Virtual Great Walker competition runs during Term One 2015. It encourages primary school children aged 5-13 years to spend time in the classroom learning about New Zealand’s treasured species before they pull on their boots or walking shoes and translate that learning into the real world.

The groups will each choose one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks and walk together to clock up the kilometres weekly, as they explore their school grounds, local neighbourhood, reserves and tracks until they have walked at least half the total distance of their chosen Great Walk. They will also need to work together on a creative presentation to demonstrate what they’ve learned. Read more

The Warehouse

The Warehouse team members get ready for saddle sores to aid Plunket

In March 120 team members from The Warehouse will embark on a cycle relay the length of New Zealand (2,213km) to raise funds for Plunket Playgroups.

Pedal for Plunket, kicks off in Cape Reinga on Wednesday 4 March, crossing the Cook Strait on the Bluebridge Ferry on Thursday 12 March and then finishing in Bluff on Tuesday 17 March.

Plunket and The Warehouse are encouraging Kiwis to support the ride by adding a dollar to their purchase at The Warehouse stores nationwide (from 4 March), and make a donation here and also cheer the ride on as it goes past your town. Read more