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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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
31 October-1 November, 2009: Biodynamics workshop with Peter Proctor
17 October, 2009: Ngatimoti Coop plans afoot
3-4 October, 2009: Growing herbs: weekend workshop with John Massey
October 2009: Tree Planting fruit and nut trees at Deck Reserve
27 September, 2009: Film: David Attenborough's Blue Planet - The Deep and Open Ocean
24-30 September, 2009: Film: The Age of Stupid at the Gecko
21 September, 2009: Course: Tending Our Living Earth, Taikina te Taiao, Skills for Rural Community Living; this three month training program at Riverside Community starts on Monday, 21 September
12 September, 2009: eDay annual pick-up day for electronic waste
8 September, 2009: Schools eDay pick-up day for electronic waste
6 September, 2009: Film: Microcosmos
4 September, 2009: Film: A Farm for The Future
4 September, 2009: Natural Funerals workshop
3 September, 2009: Folk singing at the Moutere Inn
23 August, 2009: Film: Winged Migration
21 August, 2009: Film: Earth: The Climate Wars
19 August, 2009: Sustained Momentum Gathering Meeting
15, 16 August, 2009: TTM booth at Ecofest
4 August, 2009: Down to Earth Vegetable Growing workshops (series of five)
27 July, 2009: Fresh FM airs Transition Towns show - Motueka's Community Currency with Lynda Hannah.
19 July, 2009: Family documentaryabout the Galapagos (BBC/National Geographics)
18 July, 2009: Film Preview: The Age of Stupid
17 July, 2009: Government consultation on Climate Change in Nelson
13 July, 2009: Fresh FM airs Transition Towns show - Climate policy with Carolyn Hughes from the Nelson Environment Centre.
12 July, 2009: Workshop - Climate Change Action for Teens and Young Folk
12 July, 2009: U3A Discussion of climate change
8 July, 2009: Sustained Momentum Gathering Meeting
21 June, 2009: Film 'Close Encounter', about dolphins
29 June, 2009: Fresh FM airs Transition Towns show - Peak Oil with Ted Howard.
19 June, 2009: Film 'Home'
16 June, 2009: Alternative Currency meeting
15 June, 2009: Fresh FM airs the Transition Towns show - What to do with bikes, with Ted Howard
8 June, 2009: Film, 'Supersize Me'
29 May 2009: Film, 'The Real Dirt on Farmer John'
27 May, 2009: Sustained Momentum Gathering Meeting
23, 24 May, 2009:Permaculture Design Course module 12 (Sustainable Culture)
18 May, 2009: Fresh FM airs Transition Towns show - Organic Farming with Adrian Myers.
18 May, 2009: 'The Yes Men', documentary-comedy
03 May, 2009: Fresh FM airs Transition Towns show - Composting with Adrian Myers.
02 May, 2009: Composting Workshop (hands on) with Grant Douglas
25, 26 April, 2009: Permaculture Design Course module 11 (Urban Living)
24 April, 2009: film, 'Earth'
20 April, 2009: Fresh FM airs Transition Towns show - Natural Building Materials with Jaime Rios.
15 April, 2009: Sustained Momentum Gathering Meeting
06 April, 2009: Fresh FM airs Transition Towns show - a carbon storage method called Bio Char with Don Graves.
02 April, 2009: Earth & Natural Materials Workshop begins
28, 29 March, 2009: Permaculture Design Course modules 9&10 (Hazards & Catastrophes; Ecological Building) in Motueka
28 March, 2009: Solar Prospects for Everyday Living Workshop
25 March, 2009: Technology for Transition public seminar. Speakers: Gil Claus, Jurgen Heissner, Bruce Geddes.
23 March, 2009: Fresh FM airs Transition Towns show - a vision of transport in our region for 2020 with Jenny Easton.
15 March, 2009: Roundhut building workshop
14 March, 2009: Fresh FM airs Transition Towns show - Affordable Ecological Housing with Keith Prestion.
12 March, 2009: Meeting with Motueka Town Planner, Rose Biss, on the new development plans for West Motueka.
04 March, 2009: Sustained Momentum Gathering Meeting.
28 February, 2009: Permaculture Design Course modules 7&8 (Orchards, Row Crops & Small Animals; Large Animals, Forestry)
28 February, 2009: An Open Space Meeting held by TT Mapua.
25 February, 2009: Affordable Ecological Housing: Current Initiatives and Possibilities, a public seminar with Keith Preston.
14 February, 2009: An Open Space Meeting to develop and integrate visions of Motueka in 2020 and shape the pathway to our visions, identifying next steps on which to act.
09 February, 2009: Fresh FM airs the Transition Towns show - Energy with Jack Santa Barbara and Fraser Walls part 2.
January 31 & February 1, 2009: Permaculture Design Course modules 5&6 (Climate Influences; Water in the Landscape) in Golden Bay.
January 26, 2009: Fresh FM airs the Transition Towns show - Appropriate Technology with Gil Claus.
January 25, 2009: Alternative currencies/MOSS meeting.
January 14, 2009: Sustained Momentum Gathering Meeting
January 12, 2009: Fresh FM airs the Transition Towns show - Sustainable Business with Paula Short.
January 7-10, 2009: TTM at Evolution 09 in a series of workshops - TT, alternative currencies, how to build a sustainable village.
December 29, 2008: Fresh FM airs the Transition Towns show - Community Currency with Ron Sharp .
December 29, 2008: Transition Towns information available at the Motueka High School Crafts and Farmers Market.
December 28, 2008: Alternative currencies meeting.
December 15, 2008: Fresh FM airs the Transition Towns show - Jack Santa Barbara and Fraser Walls talk about Energy.
December 10, 2008: Sustained Momentum Gathering Meeting.
December 1, 2008: Fresh FM airs theTransition Towns show - Dr Joanna Santa Barbara talks with Cheryl Lasseau about local food production and distribution .
November 30, 2008: Motueka Community Currency Creation Meeting
November 23, 2008: Potato Power! Competition begins
November 22, 23, 2008: Workshop - Soils & Gardening in Permaculture Design at Riverside Community
November 17, 2008: Fresh FM airs the Transition Towns show - Dr Joanna Santa Barbara talks with Hella Jensen about a fundamental Transition Towns Concept... Biocapacity
November 15, 2008: "Economics As If All Life Mattered" - a workshop
November 14, 2008: "Currency, Crisis, and Community Resilience, or Why there is never enough money" - a public talk
November 13, 2008: Cycling Skills Course begins
November 6, 2008: Sustained Momentum Gathering Meeting.
November 5, 2008: Parihaka peace celebration at Riverside. The celebration begins with a photo exhibition titled Building a Culture of Peace, and local performers and speakers.
November 3, 2008: Fresh FM airs the introductory Transition Towns show - Duncan Eddy talks with Dr Joanna Santa Barbara about the the Transition Towns Concept.
October 18, 2008: Biodiversity Workshop with Adrienne Henry
September 25, 2008: Sustained Momentum Gathering Meeting
August 18, 2008: Sustained Momentum Gathering Meeting to to organize what we have so far and plan where to go from here, including future workshops and events.
August 13, 2008: U3A discussed Transition Towns at their monthly meeting after a brief introduction of the history and aims of the movement to start things off.
July 26, 2008: Transition Workshop to develop our emerging ideas of how our towns will function in a future of less oil-dependency and greater resiliaency in such areas as food, transport, energy, connectedness to locality, education, local economy, and local currency.
July 23rd, 2008, Steering Committee Meeting; Community House, Deck's Reserve. The current foci of action are transport, food, public education, and liaison with the regional council.
July 4th, 2008: TT Motueka Display at Festival of Lights, Motueka.
July 17th, 2008: Tough Decisions for Tough Times; a public meeting with film "Transition Towns" and speakers Dr. Ed Kiddle Medicall Officer of Health, Marlborough-Nelson and Carolyn Hughes, business consultant and community activist.
May-June, 2008: Five members made TT-relevant presentations to the Tasman District Council's consultation on its annual plan.
April, 2008: Creation of Transition Town Motueka movement
01 June, 2009: Fresh FM airs Transition Towns show - Intergenerational Debt with Tara Ford.