Environment Network Manawatu is a network of over fifty member organisations that fosters and encourages environmental initiatives in the Manawatu, in areas ranging from sustainable living to wildlife conservation.
The environment faces real and pressing challenges. You can be part of the solution.
- See our diverse range of member groups.
- Check out our monthly newsletter of regional events.
- Watch a 24-minute documentary showcasing the work of our network and member groups.
- Listen to a 30-minute radio interview with ENM.
- Visit a map and list of member group projects.
- Apply for group membership.
- Volunteer for ENM
- Donate to ENM
Demonstration: Fridays for Future
Every Friday, 9:00am - 12 noon
The Square, Palmerston North City
In support of #fridaysforfuture Extinction Rebellion Manawatu will be holding a safe, peaceful and family friendly action at the council building in The Square. Meet up outside Bethanys Cafe in the council building, bring placards, chalk, song, climate info to share and talk about, theatre, costumes, ideas to work on with others. All welcome!
Plastic Bag Recycling Collective
Every Friday 10am - midday
Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom - 22 Harbor Street, Foxton, 4814
This social / creative group develops skills for recycling plastic bags into reusable / sellable goods; condensing them into practical items and creative art pieces; keeping them out of landfills and waterways; reducing the impact plastic bags are having on the environment in our district till we can get them out of the system.
This is a free workshop, all welcome.
Please bring along a sharp pair of scissors. Also bring any unwanted plastic shopping bags, bread bags, fruit and vege bags.
Hosted by Greenheart Hub, a community hub aiming to minimize waste through creativity, educate in sustainable living practices, and promote the arts.
Ashhurst Community Garden Working Bee
Every Friday 10am - midday (weather dependant)
Ashhurst Community Library - Cnr Cambridge & Bamfield Streets, Ashhurst 4810
All welcome - just turn up, the more the merrier.
The first vegetable beds in Ashhurst's Community Garden were planted in 2014. Since then, volunteers have been working away, students on the permaculture course enjoy field trips there and other workshops have helped to create the cob seating. Regular working bees have seen fruit trees planted, bulbs, a rotation of vegetables and plentiful flowers and herbs. These are for the community to enjoy ....and they do! Visitor numbers are growing and the librarians receive many compliments and questions about the gorgeous garden outside the library windows. Plans include more fruit trees, more raised vegetable beds, a pond, water harvesting, seating and a chess table, compost bins, chicken tractors, a glass house, beehives, and more.
To learn more about how to get involved in the garden, contact the RECAP Coordinator on email@example.com.
The Society for the Resilience and Engagement of the Community of Ashhurst and Pohangina, Incorporated
RECAP is a volunteer-led charitable society for people from Ashhurst and the Pohangina Valley who want to:
- build a stronger sense of community,
- care for the living environment and the local ecology, and
- develop new skills and connections that can help make this region sustainable, resilient, and self-reliant.
While RECAP projects are local to Ashhurst and the valley, almost all activities are open to participants from the surrounding region. RECAP networks with similar organisations in nearby areas, including Transition Feilding, Sustainable Rangitikei, and Transition Otaki. As well as being a member of Environment Network Manawatu, they are aligned with the nation-wide organisation Permaculture in New Zealand.
Snails : Artist run spaces, 103 Taonui Street
10:30am - 3pm, 3rd Sunday of each month
Art, craft, eco, vintage
This market brings together local makers and artists for a family friendly day up the stairs at Snails Artist Run Space.
If you would like a stall at a super affordable rate, find Snails on Facebook.
Pit Park Working Bee
3rd Sunday of each month, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Tweed St., Roslyn, Palmerston North 4414
This disused quarry adjacent to the historic Hoffmann brick kiln is now a lush urban park visited by native birds. It has easy access paths, seating, and its own wetland. Most of the native plants for this project are being sourced locally. This project began in 1999. Progress on the park continues, with volunteers raising from seed over 1,500 native grasses and shrubs. In addition, volunteers have sourced from the community at no cost over 2,000 native trees and shrubs, which were all planted into the pit.
You are invited to be a part of this project by growing plants, taking part in plantings, assisting with plant maintenance and working parties or anything else you may be able to help with. Help develop the Featherston St Pit Park into a community park that Palmerston North can be proud of. Jobs can be found for all fitness levels; stay for a cuppa afterwards. All welcome.
The Pit Park is at the Vogel Street end of Featherston Street, with entry just before Tweed Street.
Phone: Marise on 06 354 0062 / Malcolm on 06 357 5570.