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updated 02 Feb 2010
Welcome to Transition Towns Motueka!
Transition Towns Motueka is moving towards a lower energy lifestyle by re-localising our community, making it resilient and truly sustainable. The community already has many projects underway, like a community lending program, a local Sunday market, and a program to install gardens in several local households. People are launching even more projects, workshops, skills sharing, and celebrations.
There are several working groups in areas such as food, transport, economics and business, etc. networking within the community. Click the links at the top of the page to get the latest events and news for each topic. These groups are working on ideas in more detail allowing everyone to gather information and participate in coming up with solutions. The outcome of these groups will ultimately form the backbone of Motueka's Energy Decent Action Plan (EDAP). We are also coordinating with Transition Nelson and Transition Town Mapua to create a cohesive Nelson-Tasman approach within our region. Progress and contacts will be posted on this site. Feel free to join in!
Looking for someone to keep the webpage up to date! I am willing to show anyone or group of people how to do it. Or look at the tutorials under the resources tab at the top of the page. There has been a lot going on, really.
TTM Continued Momentum Gathering Meeting: Wednesday, 17 February at 7:30 at the Pauls' house at Riverside Community.
TTM Continued Momentum Gathering Meeting: Wednesday, 04 November at 6:30 at Eden Villa, 334 High Street.
Parihaka Day performance at Riverside Community Hall Thursday, 05 November at 7pm. Performance followed by food and music.
Natural Health and Wellbeing workshop with Nadia Kaye at Riverside; Saturday, 14 November; contact verena asap: 03 5267033, ext. 19.
Scything workshop at Atamai Village; Thursday, 19 November (two sessions); Tutor: Christoff Schneider, trained with Austrian Scythe Association Scythe equipment available for use and purchase on the day; Cost: $60; Contact joanna.SantaBarbara@sustainablevillages.co.nz; Registration is essential, due to the number limit.
Ecological Building Workshop; Saturday and Sunday 21, 22 November; a practic ally applicable workshop, which includes site selection, passive solar design, retrofit for energy efficiency & cost saving, different (hands-on) earth building methods, more... ; Main Tutors: Tanja & Florian Pauls, Robina McCurdy Cost: $100 - $150 (income-based sliding scale); Enquiries & Registration: Tanja Pauls: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 03 5267466; *This workshop is part of Riverside's 'Tending our Living Earth' Permaculture series.
Invisible Structures - Sustainable Social Design workshop at Riverside Community; Saturday, Sunday 5, 6 December;Tutor: Robina McCurdy Cost: $100 - $150 (income-based sliding scale); Enquiries & Registration: Tanja Pauls: email@example.com Ph 03 5267466; *This workshop is part of Riverside's 'Tending our Living Earth' Permaculture series.
Workshop: Developing Our Inner Resources in Challenging Times; Postponed, new date TBA from 9:30 - 4:30 at Riverside Community; Pre-register; $60.
If you have any queries or would like to be added to our database so we can keep you informed with developments and up coming events, contact Joanna Santa Barbara, e-mail: Joanna.SantaBarbara@sustinablevillages.co.nz, phone 03 528 0386.
Ron Sharp and Joanna Santa Barbara got together in Autumn of 2008 to begin a Transition Intiative in Motueka, gathering around them a rapidly growing group of people interested in working in the same direction. Regular meetings began mid-year. Working groups began on a number of issues. Several large meetings were held, with much creative and visionary thinking. The following has been accomplished: » Read more
kia ora everyone,
Nadia Kaye will come to Riverside and share her knowledge and wisdom with us. She has a great variety of useful tools in her toolbox and i can highly recommend this seminar to everyone who wants to take on responsibility for living a balanced and healthy life. from homoepathic remedies, herbal medicine, energy balancing techniques, to nutrition and emotional balancing, nadia offers a broad range of precious information we all can integrate into our daily lives.» Read more
5 & 6 DECEMBER An interactive dynamic workshop, loaded with practical tools, for transforming the daily 'mechanics of living' and broader social-economic systems which underpin our usual (dis)functional lives into wholistic nature connected, socially vital experiences.