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What’s on this week:

View our full Events & Training Calendar HERE.

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Events

Plenty Permaculture: Crop Management

This workshop is part of the Garden Essentials workshop series.

Crop management
During this last session of the course,  we bring it all together for a holistic overview of managing production on the land. Combining our deeper understanding of soils, pests and diseases, and propagation with the needs of our specific crop, this is the part where students can really start to feel like confident gardeners and demonstrate how they would deal effectively with different scenarios. This session allows students to consider a specific crop, in combination with their land situation and make a specific plan for propagation, growing, harvesting and caring for the crop through all of its stages of growth.

Saturday 5th May 2021: 9.30am – 2.30pm

Register for this workshop and other Garden Essentials workshops here 

Plant Diseases

Description: When plants are sick or being attacked it can be devastating for a grower. During this day, we cover how to be a super sleuth to identify the cause of the problem, evaluate what actions should be taken and a range of organic pest and disease management strategies are provided. You will be introduced to the theory of the economic threshold to take action which can save you both time and money. During these sessions we will be on the hunt for bugs to view under the USB microscopes. Kazel brings her expertise from being a Crop Monitor to the class, with strategies for both commercial and home garden situations.

Saturday 10 April 2021  9.30am – 2.30pm

Register HERE

Propagation – Autumn Semi-Hardwood

This workshop is part of the Garden Essentials workshop series.

Propagation

This is a “hands in the dirt” course, with a theory session followed by putting it into practice.  There will be a lot of plant material after each class to share, take home and start growing.

We find this course is best delivered over four sessions, one each season.  In Winter,  we do the “hardwood” cuttings: grape, plum, fig, hydrangea, blueberry, currant and the like.  In Spring, we’ll look at seed raising: seed saving, seed raising mix, germination, and appropriate containers. Summer, is the best time to collect and root “soft” cuttings (sage, salvias, scented geraniums) and some “semi-hardwood” cuttings (lavender, rosemary, Chilean guava). Once we get to Autumn, we are dividing of plants like rhubarb, comfrey, mint, thyme and berry canes, with more “semi-hardwood cuttings.”

Tree propagation will also be covered.  You’ll learn about grafting theory and get practical experience using a grafting tool; rootstock production of apple and quince; how to grow rootstocks by mound layering; and how peaches and plums can be grown from seeds.

Saturday 21 March 2020  from 9.30am to 2.30pm
Register for this workshop and other Garden Essentials workshops here

Summer Fruit Tree Pruning

This workshop is part of the Plenty Permaculture Garden Essentials workshop series.

Summer pruning follows hot on the heels of the summer fruit season, and is typically the best time to prune plums and peaches which are susceptible to winter diseases. We will review the techniques and theories covered in winter and you will have an opportunity to see the orchard in full flush, taste some of the heritage apples you pruned earlier in the year, and practice your pruning. We will also look at how to prune evergreen fruit trees including citrus, feijoa and avocado.

Saturday 13 March 2021

Register for this workshop and other Garden Essentials workshops here >>

Companion Planting, plants for bird and insect retention

This workshop is part of the Garden Essentials workshop series.

The benefits of biodiversity are explored in this creative and fun day, where you will gain a deeper understanding of different plant families and how they interact. The rich resources provided will give you the ability to quickly plan either a garden or a shelterbelt to attract native birds and insects. We will play with crop rotations to demonstrate how simple it is to plan a combined garden, but also look at the science that supports growing multiple species for plant and soil health. This is a busy day with a lot of information so be prepared to do some pre-reading and video watching so we can hit the ground running.

Saturday 27 Feb 2021: 9.30am – 2.30pm
Register for this workshop and other Garden Essentials workshops here 

Pests & Diseases

This workshop is part of the Garden Essentials workshop series.

When plants are sick or being attacked it can be devastating for a grower. During these two days, we cover how to be a super sleuth to identify the cause of the problem, evaluate what actions should be taken and a range of organic pest and disease management strategies are provided. You will be introduced to the theory of the economic threshold to take action which can save you both time and money. During these sessions we will be on the hunt for bugs to view under the USB microscopes. Kazel brings her expertise from being a Crop Monitor to the class, with strategies for both commercial and home garden situations.

Saturday 13th February 2020

Register for this workshop and other Garden Essentials workshops here 

 

Livestream Scrapbooking & Cardmaking at Craftables

If you are participating in either (or both!) of this weekend’s livestreams, please check out your ‘homework’ below. This just ensures everyone stays around the same pace and we don’t fall behind with fussy cutting!

For the scrapbookers

Please make sure you have a stapler and a stylus on hand. for this page.  This will be live-streamed on Saturday at 1pm.  The livestream will be available on our Facebook page afterwards as well.

For the cardmakers

Please make sure you have a craft knife, craft cutting mat, a sentiment stamp and a black ink pad (both optional) and a 1\2″ circle punch for this card.
This will be livestreamed on Saturday at 3pm. The livestream will be available on our Facebook page afterwards as well.

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Succeed English Education On-Line Learning

SUCCEED English Education provides one-on-one online English lessons for speakers of other languages, and a range of services, all tailored to the needs of the student. We would love to register our school with you. If you could please post the information below, this would be greatly appreciated.

We help motivated speakers of all languages to become effective English communicators, and help others to land their dream offers from global companies by advancing their English communication skills, and improving their accent and speaking clarity.

We provide high quality, one-on-one English lessons online, and a range of different services, including general English, conversation classes, IELTS preparation, and SDGs and sustainable businesses. All of our services are tailored to the needs of the student. Please connect with us if you are interested in learning more or have a look at our website.

Email: succeedenglisheducation@gmail.com

Website: www.succeedenglisheducation.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SucceedEnglishEducation

Tauranga Toastmasters

2021 begins on January 26th

Tauranga Toastmasters provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

We’re back to physical meeting at  7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start every Tuesday evening at Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard Building at 72 Keith Allen Drive Sulphur Point from 2nd of June 2020.

Come along for your three FREE visits and see how Tauranga Toastmasters can benefit you. We look forward to having you join us on Tuesday evening!

Guests are Warmly Welcomed!

Each member has taken the plunge and stepped through the Toastmasters door for a myriad of personal reasons; which makes us a very supportive team with oodles of personality, fun, and enthusiasm. Some of which have been members for several months, and some for (more than) several years! As a guest, there is no expectation for you to jump in head first – only when you are ready to.

At Tauranga Toastmasters you will receive encouragement to attain your personal goals.

 

Calling All Writers

Film Bay of Plenty Screenwriters – has been formed for those who are keen to work in a focused way on developing screenplays for Bay of Plenty filmmakers.

Primarily the goal will be to generate ideas so that then groups of two or more writers can work on them and turn them into screenplays for TV series, web series, feature films or short films. Individual writers may also benefit from others in the group to provide feedback and assistance.

They will be hosting regular weekly writers’ sessions online using Zoom every Monday from 7 pm. They also  feature some guest speakers to help guide you on your writing path.

Contact Rosalie Liddle Crawford on rosalie@filmbayofplenty.com or via Facebook if you have any questions.

Young at Art Online Classes

ADULT CLASSES 
Online workshops
They are self study projects and courses supported with pdf-files and step by step instructional videos available ► HERE 

(and you can always request for personal sessions via Zoom, just message me)

Angelic Diptych View course $79

Mixed Media – Morchella  View course $57

Organic Tea Party  View course $57

Messages – Express your inner Story  View course $49

Note: The prices quoted are in dollars US.

Contact Joyce at the Historic Village, Tauranga,NZ
for more info:

youngatartstudio@xtra.co.nz

OnLine Microsoft+ Xero Accounting & Payroll Courses

Certificate in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook 

What should you enrol in these 5 Microsoft Office online courses?

  • You become a competent and confident user of 5 of the most-in-demand Microsoft Office software packages right from the comfort of your own home.
  • You learn from a qualified and most-experienced teachers
  • Microsoft Office skills are highly-sought-after skills and in high demand.
  • Microsoft Office software packages are used by all businesses in New Zealand and around the World.
  • You learn NOT 1 but 5 Microsoft Office Software packages in the same course for the same price.
  • You increase your employment chance by up to 60%.
  • You can get job with higher pay.
  • You don’t need to have any previous Microsoft Office knowledge to enrol in these 5 online courses.
  • The course suits all skill levels.
  • You get a massive 80% discount and small weekly payment plan.
  • You receive a completion certificate at the end of this course.

The $288 course fee is for 12-month access to the above 5 Microsoft Office online courses. You can access your Microsoft Office courses 24/7 from anywhere as long as you have access to internet.

Certificate in Xero Accounting Online Courses

Xero Topics covered in this course are:

  • Xero setup for new and existing businesses.
  • Manage credit/cash sales and purchases.
  • Mange and process sales and purchase returns.
  • Manage accounts receivables and payables.
  • Manage and setup bank feed to connect your Xero Software with your bank account/s.
  • Prepare monthly bank, accounts receivable and payables reconciliations.
  • Record both cash and non-cash expenses/purchases.
  • Prepare, understand and analyses Financial Statements.
  • Understand GST, prepare and file GST return to the IRD.
  • Understand and prepare the required and commonly used end of months/year financial reports.
  • Manage and record fixed assets purchases in cash and on credit.
  • Understand Income tax, provisional tax and deprecation of fixed assets.
  • Understand what is: income, expense, asset, liability and owner’s equity in accounting and business.
  • Understand and prepare bank reconciliation

$294 including GST paid over 6 weeks, $49 per week

Certificate in Xero Payroll Online Courses

Xero Payroll Topics covered in this course are:

  • Setup a new payroll account in Xero from scratch
  • Save your payroll account details
  • Create employee and enter employee details
  • Setup taxable and non-taxable allowances
  • Setup pre-tax and post-tax deductions
  • Setup employee leave and track leave balance
  • Setup employee kiwi Saver account
  • Setup holiday pay for casual employee
  • Enter employee pay history
  • Process weekly, fortnightly and monthly pay
  • Setup employee bank account for electronic payment
  • Setup employee payslip for printing and email
  • Prepare an unscheduled pay for a one-off payment
  • Correct payroll mistakes
  • Edit and delete past pay runs
  • Reverse pay
  • Edit and delete employee
  • Setup casual and fixed term employees
  • Manage sick leave and annual leave
  • Manage employee termination
  • Prepare monthly PAYE return for IRD
  • File monthly PAYE return to the IRD
  • Setup payroll password
  • Change PAYE period
  • Password protect employee payslip
  • Invite employee to electronic timesheet
  • Create electronic bank file for batch payment
  • Manage employee leave request

$294 including GST paid over 6 weeks, $49 per week

What are you waiting for?

Enrol now and start your learning journey without any delays.

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