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Whakatāne Environment Hui and Climate Change Panel Discussion

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Connections in nature are abundant and vital, as our our connections with nature and with each other.

This year we are trialling something new; we are providing three hui around the Bay of Plenty region in the hopes to provide the regional environment network with more learning and networking opportunities right on your back doorstep, but feel free to travel to the other hui as well!

This hui in Whakatāne is the final hui in the series, and follows the Katikati hui which is on Saturday 8th June and the Rotorua hui on Saturday 15th June.

We have a great line up of top notch speakers and a Climate Change discussion panel – check the details out below…

Helen Stewart, General Manager at Volunteer Bay of Plenty

Helen will talk about how to attract and lead volunteers, keep them coming back for more and the importance of rewarding and recognising your volunteers. How ready are you to step up into the hand, heart and head world of volunteering?

Lisa Eve & Rebecca MacKay, Waste Zero Whakatāne

Lisa and Rebecca will talk about community engagement using social media and leveraging local action off national/international profile towards a Waste Zero Whakatāne.

Bridget Palmer, HALO Whakatāne 

Bridget will present on their ambitious goal to achieve predator eradication at a landscape scale within the Eastern Bay of Plenty without a fence. People and care groups are pivotal to the success of this goal.

Toi Iti from Ngai Tūhoe me Te Arawa nga Iwi

Toi will MC the hui and provide a korero on Matauranga Maori and importance of kotahitanga between caregroups, iwi and agencies.

Climate Change Panel Discussion
A panel discussion with a range of speakers from local groups with their views on where we are at with Climate Change and what needs to be done next. Confirmed speakers include Whakatāne District Councillor Nándor Tánczos, Toni Hay from BOPRC, Helen Laurence from Extinction Rebillion Ōpōtiki, Joy Moir from Carbon Reduction Group, Marcus Baker from Apricus and Toi Iti.

There will also be:
• Seedling ID quiz (start studying now as there will be a great prize up for grabs)
• Networking time to mingle, share ideas and connect

Please complete the google form registration.Cost is $10 towards catering.

Please make payment directly to Envirohub’s bank account: 020432 0002747 00. Use reference HUI and your name on the payment.


June 16
9:00 am - 12:30 pm


EastBay REAP
21 Pyne St
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