Requests Community Activities

Kaitaia - Volunteers for our regular event

We are always looking for more people with skills that can support our regular Repair Cafe event on the last Saturday of the month. Mechanics, carpentry, electronics, appliances, textile mending, general tinkering - we'd love to hear from you if you're keen to help the community fix their items & keep them in the loop. Contact us via the Kaitaia Eco Centre or our email, or just come along and say hi on the last Saturday of the month 10-12 at Anō Anō.

Other Community Activities Upcycling Crafts learning Other Repairs

Kerikeri - Mechanic / Welder needed

Our farm's " ROTARY SLASHER " is in need of repair. Are there any welders / repair mechanics out there who this would be an easy job for? Please get in touch with Marty asap, hoping to use the tractor & mower/slasher again very soon! The farm machine is also used to keep the SerendipiDay grounds & car parks neat and tidy hence my appeal to the wider community. We can arrange transport Many Thanks in advance, Marty

Other Community Activities farming gardening tools repairs

NP; Food Service Volunteers

On The House is a volunteer-run charitable organisation reducing food waste and getting good, surplus kai to those whom need it. We operate just once a week on Thursdays from 4.45pm to 5.45pm. But volunteer shifts start as early as 2.30pm. Food service volunteering involves helping to set up food on shelves, serving food, and clean up. We have two main shifts: 2:30PM - 5:45PM (sometimes earlier if needed, or slow) and 3:30PM - 5:45PM If you're interested, we will put you on an induction shift to see how you find it and go from there :) 

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Kaitaia-Dead Plant Removal

There is a large amount of dead plants around the Kaitaia Gymnastic Club. These need to be removed. You will need a trailer and some muscles.

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Whangarei - Native plants, seedlings, seeds, mulch, and planting for regenerating bush

Kia ora, This is an ongoing, longer request for support establishing part of a wildlife corridor between the Pukenui and Otaika forests. We are regenerating bush on our property in Maunu, situated between the two reserves. Our priority is converting ~4 hectares of kikuyu-infested paddock into native bush. We've started planting ourselves, but we are going to need help. The long-term plan is to get the property protected in perpetuity as a QEII trust to preserve as wildlife and native bush preserve. The first step is replacing the grass with native plantings. What we are looking for to help make this happen: *Plants - Particularly pioneer species like manuka, kanuka, large harakeke, cabbage trees, Pittosporum crassifolium/karo, whau, red mapou, makomako, lacebark, mahoe, five finger, etc. Do you have a flat of manuka or kanuka seedlings? That can help! Splitting or removing a native? Send it our way! We also have shady marshy areas of paddock which need reforesting. *Mulch - We'll need heaps of mulch to protect our new plantings. Do you know where to get some? Will you have some? Can you dump some here? Unfortunately we don't have a truck for pickup. *Planting - Assuming we can get the requisite plants and mulch, we'll need help getting them in the ground. This is primarily a wintertime activity. *Money? - We've reached out to lots of departments and organizations about grants and funds to get any plants or mulch. Almost everyone is tapped out, or waiting until they get new guidelines for funding next year. We've signed up for notifications for a lot. We've also put in inquiries with private companies that share costs.  Another option is crowd-funding through the community, but we're not currently pursuing that until we've run through the other choices. Thank you, J & E

Other Community Activities Help at Home Fundraising Garden Plants & Produce

Kaitaia - volunteers needed to run the Eco Centre shop

We need some extra staff to cover the shop. Includes open or closing, dealing with customers, a little cleaning, stock refilling. We have morning and afternoon shifts and you can come 1 shift a month or any more that you would like to do. We also open on the last Saturday of the month to coincide with the repair café at Ano Ano. Even on call would be great for those days when someone is sick or has appointments. Many thanks, Paula

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Timebanking Tales needed

We're always on the lookout for Timebanker Tales for sharing. Being able to share photos and stories about Timebanking exchanges and experiences helps to inspire others to get involved and provides great feedback to our funders about the impact Timebanking has on the lives of our members. Timecredits are paid for your contributions too! Contributions can be short and sweet sentences or paragraphs that we can quote or full stories in themselves. If you haven't a story of your own to share but love writing we can help you scratch that journalistic itch by putting you in touch with other Timebank members with stories to share!

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Seeking local growers, foragers, creative caterers, Hangi experts, Rongoā knowledge...

Te Tai Tokerau Climate Action Conference 2023 is looking for local growers, foragers, creative caterers, Hāngī experts and those with Rongoā knowledge to help us showcase the amazing and diverse local kai Te Tai Tokerau has to offer. Our event is for 2 days, with morning and afternoon tea and lunch on each day. We are thinking of having things like soup, seafood chowder, salads, fruit, baked goods with local flours like kūmara flour/oat flour etc and teas with locally grown herbal teas - Kawakawa, ginger, Kūmarahou, mānuka etc The dates are the 7 and 8th of September and the event will be held in Whangārei at Forum North. Email or message me your thoughts and how much you would charge, as we have been given funding for this event.

Health & Wellbeing food climate change Community Activities Events

Waste Warriors for Sustainable Taranaki

We’re looking for volunteers to help us out with: 🎉 Zero Waste Events 🧑‍🌾 Community Gardens 🌿 Nature Clean-ups ♻️ Recycling 🌏 Education & Community Events like Earth Day, Plastic Free July, World Clean-up Day etc. 🥕 Composting and Gardening (including the Sustainable Backyards Trail) Become part of a fun community that is helping to make Taranaki more liveable! Sustainable Taranaki will provide you with: relevant learning materials and training opportunities. a safe and friendly volunteering environment. communications about training, events and Sustainable Taranaki projects. social opportunities for volunteers to enjoy. acknowledgment and recognition of your contribution to the organisation. a developing rewards programme. work experience and a verbal reference. opportunities to up-skill within your volunteer role and commitment. As a volunteer, we ask that you be an engaged and compassionate volunteer from sharing skills and experience to attending trainings, events and helping with Sustainable Taranaki's projects. To volunteer for us please fill out the volunteer registration form found on our website

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Kaitaia - Gymnastic Coach/Helper

If you are interested in working with children, we have a number of classes that always welcome someone on a weekly basis to assist groups of gymnasts.

Leisure Recreation Community Activities

Volunteer Mentors

Do you have ONE hour, once a week free? Would you like to SHARE your interests, hobbies or passions?  Do you want to have FUN? If you answered YES to all of the above, we think you'd make a great mentor for a tamariki (child) in North Canterbury!  Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Canterbury recruits, trains and supports adult volunteer mentors as they encourage rangatahi (young people) to develop to their fullest potential. The only skill you need to join our mentoring programme is to be yourself.  Find out more on our website, Facebook or Instagram, email or call us on 03 310 7004 today.     

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Photographer for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Kia ora Waimakariri,  Big Brothers Big Sisters is in desperate need of more male mentors to join our youth mentoring programme across North Canterbury. In a bid to find these awesome men, we will be running a recruitment drive and would love to have some professional photos of our matches for advertising and marketing purposes. Are there are any skilled photographers in the region who would like to come along to one of our local events to take some shots of our matches in action? If so, we'd really love to hear from you. Ngā mihi Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Canterbury 

Other Community Activities Arts / Crafts / Music Business Services Fundraising Photo / Video Marketing

Earth Day Clean Up

Every month an average of 30 volunteers remove rubbish from the  Whangarei environment. We are always looking for more volunteers. Volunteers spend 2 hours removing rubbish. We will supply gloves, buckets, sunblock, disinfectant, high vis vests and water. Thank you in advance for the assistance. This event will run on Earth Day. Meeting: Opposite Dallas Place, Fairburn Street, Raumanga When: 10am till 12pm (might run longer) Area: field, roadside, some uneven terrain, some banks and bushes What will you need: clothes you don't mind getting dirty, sturdy shoes and motivation.

Other Community Activities Clean-up / Recycling Community Service

Repairers/Supporters to start Repair Cafe Whangarei

For Our Real Clean Environment are wanting to restart a Repair Cafe in Whangarei. Repair Cafes are free events, usually held monthly, where people work together to repair electrical and mechanical devices, bicycles, clothing, and other items. Can you help our community to keep goods out of landfill? We are looking for supporters of all types to make it happen, do you: know of a free/cheap central location with indoor and preferably covered outdoor space we could use once a month to host the event have skills to help organise and/or advertise the events have skills to repair, fix, mend, restore, service, rebuild, sharpen and more   If you are keen to support in any way please get in touch.   We will be organising a meet up of volunteers on 11/12th March and will have a stall at ArtBeat 4th March if you would like to come and talk more.

Other Community Activities Help at Home Community Service Other Repairs

Random Acts of Kindness

For those times when you help someone out who isn't a Timebank member just because you can! Log hours for time spent helping strengthen your community, whether it's helping a neighbour with shopping, gardening, picking their tamariki up from school, picking litter up on a beach walk etc. When recording your exchange please add what you did in the 'Description of service' box eg 'Random Acts of Kindness - local litter picking', or 'Random Acts of Kindness - giving neighbour a lift to GP' etc

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Garden help Rawene

Te Ara Rongoa needs volunteers to help with a wide range of activities, including planting, weeding, digging, clearing, composting to develop the hospital grounds organically and regeneratively. The project manager, Jessie McVeagh, is at the garden most mornings from 9am. Contact her if you are interested in helping out.  

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All new members can earn credit for attending an orientation.

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Help Protect the Community!

We need you!  If You want to make the district safer and are able to spare a few hours on a Saturday night once a month please contact us.  The Ashburton Town watch (community patrol) is also a great chance to volunteer, engage with other members, learn details and history about the district and get familiar with driving around town and outside of it, as well as work hand in hand with the Ashburton police.   

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Unwanted Shingle

We always need more shingle! If you or anyone you know of would be paying to dump unwanted shingle, please come and dump it at Staveley Camp for free! We use a lot of shingle for our walking tracks in the bush which we are making fully wheelchair accessible.  Thanks!

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Cultural & Historical Knowledge of Staveley Forest/Sawmill Rd Bush

Part of the Staveley Camp Forest Restoration Project is to engage schools and local community in learning about biodiversity and the need to protect our degraded natural spaces. This includes working to develop a 'Head, Hands, Heart' environmental education programme. We see benefits for the forest itself and for the students and teachers in creating purpose built fun forest activities that can awaken interests in the students in subjects as diverse as ecology, history, creative writing, art and complex systems. We are looking for any cultural and historical knowledge about the bush itself and the immediate local area in order to weave it into our education programmes so that this knowledge can be sustainably and indefinitely retained. We are seeking local stories, memories, legends, historical events and any other interesting information. Why, for example, was a 9 hectare stand of forest left standing on SAWMILL rd?! If you have anything to offer, we would love to hear it. Please get in touch :-)

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Environmental Weed Control Work

The Staveley Camp forest has a number of invasive weeds, many of which (notably contoneaster) are altering the fundamental structure of the forest. Where areas of the forest have been cleared of contoneaster it is obvious that this weed, when established, prevents the growth of any other species. Work to control the weeds is continuing in the Staveley Forest on a weekly basis and we would love your help! We use hand tools (loppers, secateurs, hand saws) and gel herbicide in a method known as 'cut and paste'. The work can be quite hard and heavy, but you can work at your own pace and there is no pressure to meet KPIs! The location is beautiful and you get to hang out with the birds and the bush. We can provide all the tools, gloves and protective eyewear, although if you have your own LEATHER work gloves (many of the weeds are spikey) bring these. Strong shoes and work clothes a must. Bring your own lunch or take a break at the Staveley Store just down the road :-) If you can make your own way to Staveley Camp and would like to spend some hours/days/years! helping clear weeds, please get in touch to arrange a time that suits us both. gen de spa 0211 345 802

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Creative writing and content creation

Enjoy creative writing?  Used to have a blog? Spending hours on writing long and complex Facebook posts?  This is the right place for you! We are looking for content contributors for the Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network newsletter in The Guardian. (see past newsletters here) Anything related to newcomers to Ashburton (both migrants and Kiwis), cultural events in the area, personal profiles for newcomers (contact me for guiding template) or any other idea you come up with that relates to the topic.  It's a chance to write something that will go out in a newspaper with a readership of over 17000 people. I'll be happy to provide guidance and editing.   

Other Community Activities Culture & Knowledge Special Projects Geography / Geology

Zero Waste Volunteers for Sustainable Taranaki

Kia ora, we have a number of different events coming up, and we need zero waste volunteers!! If you are interested in zero waste kaupapa and want to get involved hands on, let us know, we would love to have you on board, and we can pay timecredits! please email: 

Other Community Activities Clean-up / Recycling Community Projects

Part-time Shift Managers Needed

On The House is in need of a few reliable shift managers to lead service. This is a part-time role managing shifts as little as once a month to once a week with shifts starting about 2.30pm and ending about 6pm. The role consists of delegating tasks and coordinating with volunteers on shift. Shifts can be busy with shift managers dealing with volunteers, suppliers, visitors and handling last-minute changes. You will come in for a service shift or two to get an idea of how we operate before taking on any shift manager duties.  On The House is a non-religious, a-political charitable group that was started to create a space for the community to interact, build relationships and to serve free surplus food to those in need. We are part of the Free Store Movement in New Zealand and are completely run by volunteers. We collect food that would otherwise go to waste and redistribute it to anybody who is willing to patiently line up. We are all about Less Waste & More Taste! 

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Volunteers for food pick up

On The House was started to create a space for the community to interact, build relationships and to serve free surplus food to those in need. We are part of the Free Store Movement in New Zealand and are completely run by volunteers. We collect food that would otherwise go to waste and redistribute it to those who identify themselves as in need from a central location. Our charitable organisation is seeking a food pickup driver to pickup from a selection of food suppliers every week on Thursdays. Food is then dropped to our venue and redistributed from there. Pickup drivers do not have to participate in service - just pickup and drop off kai. The regular shift runs from about 3PM to about 4:30PM. Petrol is not provided. If you'd like to learn more, feel free to email us at!

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