Welcome to Environment Network Manawatū

Be part of the solution to environmental challenges.

Give the gift of helping return Kiwi to the Ruahine Range.

As a donation, for a loved one for a special occasion or just to say you care. Gift to support the Ruahine Kiwi Project in our vital mahi to enable the reintroduction of Kiwi by 2026.

Your gift will help resource the ongoing work to significantly decrease predator numbers in the Ruahine Range so endemic bird and plant life can thrive. This in turn will create the right climate for Kiwi to be safely and successfully introduced by 2026 into an area where they have been scarcely seen for many decades.

Find out more at this link.

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    Volunteers checking and re-baiting a trap (image credit: A. Behrens)
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    A DOC 200 trap sitting above the clouds in the Ruahine Ranges(image credit: A. Behrens)
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    A volunteer carries a trap into the Ranges (image credit: A. Behrens)
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    Volunteers checking and re-baiting a trap (image credit: A. Behrens)
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    A volunteer rests at the top of a long climb (image credit: I. Rasmussen)

Environmental Initiatives Fund Large Grants Round now open.

The fund supports Palmerston North-based community initiatives that improve environmental outcomes.  Small Grants (up to $1000) and Large Grants (between $1000 and $12,000) are available for projects that align with PNCC’s Eco-City Strategy priorities, and any identified priorities of the Environment Network Manawatū. 

The Large Grants round is open from 30th January- 14th March 2024. Applications for Small Grants are continually accepted. You can find out more at this link.



Our Annual Performance Report.

A celebration of the collective environmental mahi in our region over the 2022-23 year. We are exceptionally proud of our stories and our people and to those who support us and walk alongside us in the journey towards a healthier environment benefitting all life that resides within it.

Click here to access this report. Our sincere thanks to Anthony Behrens of Swampthing for his design work.

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Palmerston North Repair Cafe. Repair. Reduce Waste.

A monthly event where local people bring in their broken and damaged belongings and local volunteer experts do their best to repair them.

Next event takes place on Saturday 24th February 2024 9am-12pm (last mend at 11:30pm) at Palmerston North Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson Street.

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Find out more information here.



Who are we?

Environment Network Manawatū is the environment hub for the Manawatū Region, facilitating and enabling communication, cooperation, and collective action amongst its 65+ member groups and the community. These groups stem from throughout the Manawatū River Catchment with interests including biodiversity regeneration, freshwater management, food resilience, sustainable living, alternative energies, and active transport. The network is organised into two collectives: Manawatū Food Action Network and Manawatū River Source to Sea.

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Celebrating volunteering

​​Bob Selden. Greasy Chain Charitable Trust.   

A casual coffee trip to local George Street café Cyclista has had the happy result of 6 years’ worth of valuable volunteer mahi at Greasy Chain Charitable Trust for current board Chairperson Bob Selden. Cyclista Café owner Steve encouraged him to help out with the annual Gravel and Tar cycling event and Bob has been passionately involved ever since.

Bob came to Palmerston North with his wife six years ago from Australia quickly adapting to the Manawatū lifestyle...

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