Enviroschools: Bugs, Birds and Biodiversity

9:30am - 2:30pm


Shared space for topics & activities on sustainability in schools. Come and find out what our schools are doing.

New Zealand Indigenous Flora Seed Bank

9am - 4pm


Seed Collecting Workshop, (Day 2 of 2)

This workshop is led by Craig McGill NZIFSB Project Leader, at Massey University.  Craig will cover the appropriate methods and protocols for collecting seed for the New Zealand Indigenous Flora Seed Bank.  Attending a workshop is a requirement for anyone wishing to be involved in this project as a collector.

Working Artist: Liz Conway

10am - 12 noon


Pre-booked session, song writing with children.

Daily Arts Tours with Children

10am - 12 noon


Arts Coordinator, Maxine Williams takes students on tours to artists studios; pre-booked session.

Lunchtime Concert

12 noon - 1pm


with Manuherikia Preschool Kapahaka

All welcome to enjoy at St Enochs Church lawn.

Liz Conway performing her music at Community House.

Working Artist: Liz Conway

1pm - 3pm


Messages from Below

7pm - 10pm


Feature Event

with Ruud Kleinpaste

Fast & furious conversations with ‘The Bug Man’, Ruud.

Ruud Kleinpaste: the Bugman. 

Messages from below: rediscovering the Operating Manual for Planet Earth.   and   Commonsense gardening: how to murder  your plants more slowly. . 

We live on a planet that is intrinsically of biological origin.
Food growers and gardeners, for instance, know this all too well.
Yet for some silly reason we seem to have lost our Planet’s Operating Manual; we’ve also lost our regard for the value of the Biodiversity and ecosystem services that keep us all alive.
But most of all we have just successfully raised the very first generation of our kids in complete disconnect with Nature!

Let’s have a think about our future and heed those messages from below.

Creating with Clay

7pm - 9pm


Sorry - Booked Out!

with Kathi McLean

Accomplished local potter takes a class in hand and wheel work. Give it a go.