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September 2017

Spring Bin Week – now in TWO locations!

September 19 - September 25
Free

Bins for Hobsonville Point Garden Waste will be available again for a Spring Garden Clean-Up. Garden waste only – please do not put plastic bags in the bin. Flax is welcome. One bin will be located on the corner of Buckley Ave and Corsair Street. A second bin will be located on the corner of Kotuku Lane and Ponga Street. This service, which is organised by the HPRS Committee, is for members of HPRS and their tenants.

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HPRS Committee Meeting

September 21

The HPRS Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month. The meetings always have full agendas of material affecting the membership and the community. After the meetings, the minutes are prepared, confirmed and then made available for HPRS members to view in our members only section.

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Hobsonville [Point] Community Fund – Advisory Group Meeting

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hobsonville Point Information Centre, 1 Hastings Street (behind Catalina Cafe)
Auckland, New Zealand
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Free

HLC has set up a Hobsonville Community Fund under Auckland Foundation so that the community has a pool of funds available to benefit and strengthen it for present and future generations. Funds are granted to informal groups / individuals as well as registered charities as long as it is deemed for charitable purpose. The fund requires an Advisory Group of 6-8 people to decide on the grants to support causes in Hobsonville Point and to lead and coordinate simple fundraising activities to generate additional funds. Auckland…

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October 2017

God Willing and Weather Permitting (Auckland Heritage Festival)

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$12.50

The Auckland Heritage Festival, which this year is being held from September 30 to October 15, showcases a range of heritage-inspired events from over 200 contributors. One of the contributions, ‘God Willing and Weather Permitting’, will feature talks aboard a charter ferry ride from the Hobsonville Point ferry terminal. The event will explore how the area’s harbours, estuaries and rivers were used for travel and transport by the generations who pre-dated today’s modern motorways. Tickets ($12.50 for adults and $7.50…

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Bee-Keeping for Beginners

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birkdale Community House
$120

Thinking about keeping bees? Here’s a taster course that will show you what’s involved plus a bit of hands-on experience. The course is over 8 weeks – including two hands on sessions with local hives – and covers: • the legal requirements • hiveware and siting hives • bee biology and how to acquire bees • bee health and management • the products of the hive Course Dates: Tuesday 10 October – 7pm – 9pm – Birkdale Community House Tuesday…

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Upper Harbour Eco Fun Day 2017

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rifle Range, Bomb Point Drive
Auckland,
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Free

Kaipatiki Project is partnering with Homes Land Community (HLC), the Upper Harbour Ecology Network (UHEN), Good Health, the Upper Harbour Local Board and the Hobsonville Community Trust to bring you the Upper Harbour Eco Fun Day! This event will combine family fun, learning, music, creativity, nature and sustainable living - all in a festival atmosphere at the fantastic Rifle Range facility at Hobsonville Point. The Rifle Range facility is located adjacent to Bomb Point Park and the Coastal Walkway, so…

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Introduction to Harakeke (2 weekends)

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kaipatiki
$50

Beginners will learn the tikanga/protocols of harakeke weaving, the conservation and care of harakeke including how to harvest and prepare your materials. You will start to weave with harakeke to make basic items and Judy and Kiriana will share examples of more complex weaving. Sat 14 October 10am – 2pm – Start with the weeding at paa harakeke, end of Merrill Place, Birkdale. Sun 15 October 10am – 2pm – Kaipatiki Project, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale Sat 21 October 10am…

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Advanced Harakeke Weaving (6 weekends)

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kaipatiki
$150

An intensive harakeke-weaving journey for all levels of ability, this course will instill the processes, skills and techniques necessary to harvest, prepare, boil, dye and weave harakeke. Sat 14 October 10am – 2pm – Start with the weeding at paa harakeke, end of Merrill Place, Birkdale. Sun 15 October 10am – 2pm – Kaipatiki Project, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale Sat 21 October 10am – 2pm – Kaipatiki Project, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale Sun 22 October 10am – 2pm – Kaipatiki…

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The Sustainable Whanau Challenge Launch

October 14 @ 12:00 pm
Rifle Range, Bomb Point Drive
Auckland,
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Free

Live lightly and make a difference! Sign up to do the Sustainable Whanau Challenge; a fun and engaging online campaign that informs, nudges and empowers people to make small changes in their everyday lives that are good for them, their families, that save money and are good for the planet. This four week long on-line challenge encourages people to commit to actions across seven topics (food, water, waste, energy, travel, nature and simply you), "compete" with other participants and be…

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Kaipatiki Hot Composting Event

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kaipatiki
Free

At Kaipatiki Project, this hands-on course will be facilitated by Judy and offers an introduction to hot composting for your garden. Come and discover how easy it can be! Confirmed participants will receive a $40.00 discount toward purchase of a composting system that can be redeemed online. This course is proudly supported by Auckland Council and delivered by the Compost Collective. For more info and to book online, click here, or call (09) 482 1172.

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