Waiheke Island

Introduction to Transition Waiheke

Transition Waiheke is part of the Transition Towns movement: a grass roots approach to making our communities more self-reliant in the face of peak oil and climate change. Now we are seeing connections between these and the current adjustments in the global financial system. Imagine engagement across all sectors of the Waiheke community - in addressing the greatest transition of our time: from oil dependency to a low energy future. Transition Waiheke is held gently by a Core Team, but it is not that team. It is all of us who live here and who see what a magnificent piece of Mother earth we are blessed to live on. It is for all who see the need to actively nurture and defend her.

By working with each other, we can support each other, empower ourselves and get things done. We can seek local solutions. We can experiment and try out new sustainable approaches... local food, local energy, local industry. We won't always know the answers but together we have the energy and innovation to create them.

Where to from here...

The Waiheke communit has a magnificent pair of voices in our two local papers, The Gulf News and The Marketplace, so keep an eye open for current events and news of new activities around the island. There's plenty to do, and lots of fun to be had doing it.

Below this you will find a scrolling list of events, articles and news about Waiheke, and the transition work being done by so many passionate people. Please post yours and add to the diversity. You can also read more Waiheke news which doesn't appear on this page, but which is posted with the Waiheke Tag. » Read more

Dirt Doctor Workshops!

 

Dirt Doctor will be presenting focused workshops in Waiheke in September, see the flier for more details! » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Rocky Bay

Urban Eden Workshop gardening workshop with Jim O'Gorman the Dirt Doctor!

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Location / Venue: 
Ellerslie, Auckland

Financial Independence

Financial Integrity, Intelligence and Independence-

8-week course at Waiheke Comunity Education Centre, 11 Donald Bruce Rd, Surfdale

Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm, starting 3 August

Giving practical tools to get a handle on personal finances with an eye toward strengthening communities.

$35 including couarse materials.

Course Tutor: Millie Watkins

Call 372 6417 to register

For more detailed information on the course: » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Waiheke Comunity Education Centre, 11 Donald Bruce Rd, Surfdale

Potluck and Music at Park Road Community Garden

All are invited to a potluck at 7 Park Road (Millicent McIvor's house), Surfdale on Friday 11 June, 2010 at 6pm. A recently formed Community Garden is just celebrating its 1st birthday. The garden is growing great... now we need to grow our Community- Please join us!

Bring some food, some drink and a musical instrument and we will talk about the bright future of this Community Garden (including the Glass House that has been donated for growing starts) and then make some music.
See you there!!!
Millie

Location / Venue: 
7 Park Rd, Surfdale, Waiheke Island, NZ

Sustainable Living Course

Free talk on resilient living

A free talk is to be held next month about adapting our lives to the challenges of a post-oil, low-carbon economy.

The “resilient lifestyles” talk introduces a four-class Sustainable Living course covering renewable energy options, efficient water systems, low impact building materials and how to reduce waste at source. The four-week course will cost $30. Those who attend all classes will be eligible for discounts. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Waiheke High School’s Community Education Centre

Sustainable Living Course

Free talk on resilient living

A free talk is to be held next month about adapting our lives to the challenges of a post-oil, low-carbon economy.

The “resilient lifestyles” talk introduces a four-class Sustainable Living course covering renewable energy options, efficient water systems, low impact building materials and how to reduce waste at source. The four-week course will cost $30. Those who attend all classes will be eligible for discounts.

Location / Venue: 
Waiheke High School’s Community Education Centre

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING - Giverny Gardens, Waiheke Island

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING: Sat & Sun 18th & 19th September. Tutors: Franklin Beekeeping Club. Cost: $220.00. Back by popular demand this two day course covers everything you need to know to get started with beekeeping. Ph: 09 372-2200 or Email: info@giverny.co.nz for more information

Location / Venue: 
GIVERNY GARDENS, 443 Seaview Rd, Onetangi, Waiheke Island

PRUNING & GRAFTING - Giverny Gardens, Waiheke Island

PRUNING & GRAFTING: Saturday 10th July 10am-2pm Tutor: Ken Clark. Cost: $160.00 This course covers pruning of a range of plants and trees at various gardens. Two part course, first part on 10th July covers pruning and maintenance, part two on Saturday 14 August will be a demonstration of grafting and participants get to complete their own grafts. Ph: 09 372-2200 or Email: info@giverny.co.nz for more information.

OLIVE TREE PRUNING - Giverny Gardens, Waiheke Island

OLIVE TREE PRUNING: Saturday 26 June 1pm - 3pm at Giverny Gardens, 443 Seaview Rd, Onetangi, Waiheke Island. Tutor: Ken Clark. Cost: $45.00. Come and learn how to make your olive trees look beautiful with a master pruner. Ph: 09 372-2200 or Email: info@giverny.co.nz for more information

Location / Venue: 
Giverny Gardens, 443 Seaview Rd, Onetangi, Waiheke Island.
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