Wildbase Recovery - where it's a good day if there's nothing to see

NZ Herald Local Focus, June 13, 2020

it's a good sign when the enclosures at the Wildbase Recovery Centre are empty - it means the wildlife has been released back into its natural habitat.



Discover the Ruahine Forest Park with Ruahine whio protectors

Manawatū Guardian, March 13, 2020


Whio are still found in the Ruahine Forest Park. Ruahine Whio Protectors will lead a short tramp on Sunday March 29 to show the predator trapping that is being done to protect this rare native species.


Environmental groups boxed in for lack of space
February 12, 2020

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STUFF:  Green Corridors (pictured) are one of Environment Network Manawatū's 55 member groups. This is one of many projects throughout the region, but the co-ordination happens in two tiny rooms on the third floor of an inner-city building that the public cannot see.


International students help protect Manawatū waterways

January 30, 2020

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MURRAY WILSON/STUFF: Kyung Hee University student Zarina Kuanush, left, looks for rubbish, while class-mate Giselle Lam and city councillor Brent Barrett search a drainage reserve off Napier Rd.

The business and administration students are visiting Massey University campuses, and while in Palmerston North they took part in the Palmy Plastic Pollution Challenge, organised by Environmental Network Manawatū.


Give it a go: Taking the fight to pests with the Ruahine Whio Protectors

December 26, 2019


JONO GALUSZKA/STUFF. Ruahine Whio Protectors chairwoman Janet Wilson explains how a self-resetting trap works.


Pen recycling scheme helps Just Zilch food charity

December 15, 2019

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DAVID UNWIN/STUFF.  Just Zilch director Rebecca Culver wants your old pens so they can be recycled to raise money for the food charity.


Planting in Rangitīkei on site of biodiversity significance

Manawatu Guardian, August 3 2020

Horizons Regional Council, Rangitikei District Council, Department of Conservation, Forest & Bird, the farmer / landowner, iwi and other interested locals had a community planting day to plant 4000 natives, to fill a significant gap in the bush in the Betty Tripe Reserve north of Marton.tripe.jpg


Use Covid lessons to give the environment a break, council urged

Manawatu Standard, May 11, 2020

The pathway to recovery after COVID-19 provides opportunities to do better for the environment - work that many of ENM's member groups are already doing.


Environmental group Extinction Rebellion Manawatū has held regular protests outside the Palmerston North City Council building.


Kō te hekenga nui ō ngā manu: Little godwit prepares for great journey

Manawatū Guardian, March 4, 2020


The bartailed godwit or kuaka, and other migratory birds, will soon be setting off on their great journey. The Manawatū Estuary Trust invites the public to come to the viewing platform at Foxton Beach on Saturday March 14 to farewell them. Kō te hekenga nui ō ngā manu - It is the great journey of the birds.


Lantern Festival will light up Palmerston North at Festival of Cultures
January 31, 2020


Manawatū Guardian: REACT's Bridgette Murphy and Jim Richards work on one of their famous giant lanterns, in preparation for the parade on February 29.


Locals celebrate their awa at the Manawatū River Festival
January 27, 2020

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Manawatū Guardian: Children dance at Te Oranga o te Awa – Manawatū River Improvement Festival in 2018. This year's festival was held on February 1st. Hosted by the Manawatū River Leaders' Forum, made up of iwi/hapū, local government, industry, farming, environmental and recreational leaders, all working together to improve our River. (Manawatū Guardian)


Foxton's Greenheart Hub moves into growing vege plants and flowers

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Horowhenua Chronicle: Greenheart Hub were busy in 2019, establishing waste plastic reuse, a community garden and seedling nursery, and other sustainable living activities. They will be reopening on Friday 17 January, with seedlings and reused plastic items for sale, and opportunities for community involvement. (Horowhenua Chronicle)


Environment group wishes people a waste-less Christmas

December 22, 2019


WARWICK SMITH/STUFF.  Karen Tutt from Environment Network Manawatu made Christmas stars from product wrappers and old posters as part of a festive mission against waste.