A group of environment and media savvy students at Maeroa Intermediate in Hamilton are spreading their message about looking after Papatuanuku as far as they can. Their short film, ‘A Difference’ was the winner of The Outlook for Someday People’s … Continue reading →
Autumn is a time when all the hard work in our gardens really pays off and it’s great to see schools and communities come together at this time to celebrate and share this time of abundance. Last weekend the The … Continue reading →
Waikato Waldorf School became a Green-Gold Enviroschool in November this year – a journey that has been the culmination of much hard work and reflection by the staff, students, parents and everyone in this very special learning community. As their … Continue reading →
Earning green koru’s for their school shirt sleeve has proved successful in motivating students to undertake environmental action at Maeroa Intermediate. Enviro leaders shared their new innovations with teachers from Waikato Enviroschools at a cluster meeting their school hosted in … Continue reading →
The annual Waikato Waldorf School, Medieval Carnival is a truly unique school fundraiser, and has been part of Hamilton’s event calendar for over 20 years. For one day each year the school is transformed into a medieval village. Castle walls … Continue reading →
Several Waikato Primary Schools are now using netballs previously used by Silver Ferns demonstrating how sustainable thinking is becoming part of what we do here in New Zealand. Hamilton East Primary School was selected as one of the recipients of the … Continue reading →
Students from Marian Catholic school visited Southwell School bearing gifts…..of worms! Marian Catholic School in Hamilton has been an Enviroschool for many years and has an established ‘worm farm’ with several bath tubs in use. These are managed by the … Continue reading →
One of the first things you notice when you enter Rhode Street School are the biodiverse and vibrant gardens – it’s a living ecosystem. Colourful flowers provide the much-needed nectar for pollinators including monarch butterflies which are regularly seen. But … Continue reading →
By Te Rangimaire and Anthony, Room 15, Vardon Primary In Term 2 the whole of Tui Team where shocked at the world headlines about the amount of plastic discovered on Henderson Island – an uninhabited island in the Pitcairn Island group. … Continue reading →
The Rubbish Trip is a zero waste roadshow offering FREE presentations and workshops to community groups, schools, businesses and households across New Zealand about how and why individuals can reduce their waste footprint. Their presentations are interactive, and hopeful. They have … Continue reading →
By Sarah Menzies, Room 9 Woodstock Primary’s Year 1 and 2 students have turned their questions about litter into a colourful and powerful school production. The Rimu Syndicate Production of Little Ika simply started with a walk around the school grounds … Continue reading →
Congratulations to Isla Wilkinson, Arlo Oliver and Alena Zhu from Room 7 at Hillcrest Normal School who have won the Year 5 and 6 category in the Mean Green House competition – a national competition run by Genesis Energy. The … Continue reading →
Last Wednesday was a wonderful example of how children learn by doing, as 250 students from 26 Enviroschools joined together at Hamilton Gardens to celebrate the year’s theme of ‘whanaunatanga’. We were welcomed by the beautiful voices of Hillcrest Normal Kapahaka … Continue reading →
Nearly 800 children at Rototuna Primary School took part in the school’s second annual plant out of their school gully in May. Children and staff alike were gobsmacked by the change and growth that had happen since last year’s planting. … Continue reading →
The Hamilton Community Harvest group have been invited to rescue as much fruit as they can on the weekend of June 4/5 from an apple and persimmon orchard in Newstead and Matangi.
WasteMINZ were contacted by the owners of a persimmon orchard owned by an older couple who apparently are not well and were planning to let approximately 25tonnes of fruit rot. They saw the recent pumpkin rescue on Love Food Hate Waste coordinated in Auckland. The apples are from an export orchard but the apples apparently aren’t pink enough!
There are three ways to participate:
Volunteering/or know of people who might be interested in volunteering on one or both days to pick the fruit (registrations close 1 June 2016).
Volunteering the use of a trailer or truck for collecting the fruit and dropping it off at a designated drop-off point
Know of a community group, school, charity, marae, or other place that might benefit from receiving the fruit. They will have 25 tonnes of fruit to distribute!!
If you are interested in supporting, or can put good fruit to use, please email/call Colleen the coordinator to find out more details.
Colleen – Hamilton Community Harvest coordinator