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Waste Free OnLine Workshops with Kate Meads

Educating and advocating from a Māori worldview for a world without waste.

Yoga for Everyone – Live OnLine Sessions

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COVID-19: Join our webinars

We are offering a series of FREE digital training courses over the coming weeks. Suitable for everyone, from business owners to employees, these are to help you upskill and support you through COVID-19. Please see the full list below.

The Chamber is continuing to support businesses remotely throughout the shutdown period. If you need help, please reach out to our team at any stage. We hope that people adhere to the Government’s physical isolation for four weeks to avoid further extensions to this time frame. Please look out for one another and support local where possible.

What’s on this week:

View our full Events & Training Calendar HERE.

Need further support? Talk to one of our Business Advisors today. This free service is open to all businesses in the Bay of Plenty, and can provide you with advice, information and support to help you plan for now and into the future.
Head to our website HERE for full details.

For more information
P: 07 577 6141 E: events@tauranga.org.nz W: www.tauranga.org.nz

PLUS:

Need some quick tips or advice?

We’re gathering useful tips from a number of our members, to help share knowledge and skills. Some of our articles to date include:

You can view our latest news & advice HERE.

Events

Biological Gardening & Farming: Soil Food Web Approach

Here is your  chance to learn about the amazing soil food web approach – no matter where you live and what background you have.  It is open and inclusive for everyone.

Each module is taught online via zoom on weeknights (days, times and details below).

Only $25 per module and $80 all four together!

These courses are taught online via zoom on 4 weeknights. You will get a link and meeting ID of the individual session sent to your inbox, so make sure you give us the correct email address when signing up for it. After the course you will get a pdf of the power point presentation and a link to the video recording of the session (3 months access) as well. So if you miss the session you get all the materials so you can watch at a later date.

ONLY $25 per module and $80 all four together!
Times are in NZST.

Module IV: Thursday, 30th July 2020, 7pm, 1 hour, 30 minutes Q&A
• Compost extract and compost tea
• Set up to make compost extract
• Compost tea brewer and basic formula
• Foods to enhance fungi and foods to increase bacterial numbers in your liquid fertiliser
• Application rates of compost tea and extract on the farm

Click on the link for more information on the other modules

Biological Gardening & Farming: Soil Food Web Approach

Here is your  chance to learn about the amazing soil food web approach – no matter where you live and what background you have.  It is open and inclusive for everyone.

Each module is taught online via zoom on weeknights (days, times and details below).

Only $25 per module and $80 all four together!

These courses are taught online via zoom on 4 weeknights. You will get a link and meeting ID of the individual session sent to your inbox, so make sure you give us the correct email address when signing up for it. After the course you will get a pdf of the power point presentation and a link to the video recording of the session (3 months access) as well. So if you miss the session you get all the materials so you can watch at a later date.

ONLY $25 per module and $80 all four together!
Times are in NZST.

Module III: Tuesday, 28st July 2020, 6:30pm, 2 hours, 30 minutes Q&A
• Making bio-complete compost on the farm
• Carbon/Nitrogen ratio of compost materials
• Suitable compost materials
• Video: Thermal compost heap construction
• Video: Worm farm set up at KoruKai Herb Farm

Click on the link for more information on the other modules

Biological Gardening & Farming : Soil Food Web Approach

Here is your  chance to learn about the amazing soil food web approach – no matter where you live and what background you have.  It is open and inclusive for everyone.

Each module is taught online via zoom on weeknights (days, times and details below).

Only $25 per module and $80 all four together!

These courses are taught online via zoom on 4 weeknights. You will get a link and meeting ID of the individual session sent to your inbox, so make sure you give us the correct email address when signing up for it. After the course you will get a pdf of the power point presentation and a link to the video recording of the session (3 months access) as well. So if you miss the session you get all the materials so you can watch at a later date.

ONLY $25 per module and $80 all four together!
Times are in NZST.

Module II: Thursday, 23rd July 2020, 7pm, 1 hour online, 30 minutes Q&A
• Members of the soil food web
• Disruption of the soil food web
• Gardening and farming guidelines when working with the soil biology
• Biological assessment on a farm
• Biological seasonal plan

Click on the link for more information on the other modules

Biological Gardening & Farming : Soil Food Web Approach – OnLine

Here is your the chance to learn about the amazing soil food web approach – no matter where you live and what background you have.  It is open and inclusive for everyone.

Each module is taught online via zoom on weeknights (days, times and details below).

Only $25 per module and $80 all four together!

These courses are taught online via zoom on 4 weeknights. You will get a link and meeting ID of the individual session sent to your inbox, so make sure you give us the correct email address when signing up for it. After the course you will get a pdf of the power point presentation and a link to the video recording of the session (3 months access) as well. So if you miss the session you get all the materials so you can watch at a later date.

ONLY $25 per module and $80 all four together!
Times are in NZST.

Module I: Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 7pm, 1 hour online, 30 minutes Q&A
• Microbial life in relation to plant succession
• Nutrient pools in soils
• Benefits of a healthy soil food web
• Nutrient cycling by the soil food web
• Nitrogen cycle and nitrogen fixation by bacteria
• Plant exudates, pH

Click on the link for more information on the other modules

Educating from a Maori World View Para Kore: Waiora: Conserving water

The Line up for the Wataka Para Kore for May/June  is amazing, available by tuning in to their facebook page:

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

When: Every Tuesday
Time:   12noon

  • Tuesday 19th May with Krishna Smith – Gardening: From The Ground Up
  • Tuesday 26th May with Te Kawa Robb – Para Kore Pēpi – Kope Toitū (Reusable Nappies)
  • Tuesday 2nd June with Shirley Simmonds and whānau – Keeping chickens
  • Tuesday 9th June with Reopiki Te Huia – Taiao games for tamariki
  • Tuesday 16th June with Sam Te Tau – Fermentation Ep. 2
  • Tuesday 23rd June with Pine Campbell – Waiora: Conserving water

We are keen to help you reduce waste. Para Kore focuses on working with marae, but we also work with organisations, businesses, kohanga and kura. Email or ring us if you would like a short presentation.
Para Kore is about embracing our tikanga of caring for Ranginui and Papatūānuku. Para Kore kaupapa believes landfilling or burning rubbish from our marae is a waste of resources and is harmful to us all.
Para Kore supports marae using organic waste to regenerate Papatūānuku by making compost, creating healthy soils and growing our own kai.

Websitewww.parakore.maori.nz
Phone: 0210 431 127

Making your vision for the future a reality – Free Webinar

When vision meets reality with action, great things happen.
 
Lockdown has given many of us time to reflect on our lives and think of how we could do things differently. However now as we settle back into the norm is it just going to be the same as it always was?
 
Have you ever wondered what you would be capable of and who you would be if your head didn’t stop you?  
Maybe you’d just like to achieve the Holy Grail of work life balance, more confidence or greater fulfilment going forward.
 
Did you know that fear of success is just as common as fear of failure when it comes to barriers which stop people reaching their goals?
 
The Business Women’s Network (BWN) invites you to join us for this online interactive session where presenter Ginny Moore will lead you through a session looking at:
1) Clarifying what is important to you now
2) Exploring what’s really stopping you 
3) How to stay on track to achieving your goals

Ginny Moore – Leadership Coach

Ginny’s passion is helping managers feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, overworked and unsure how to develop their skills further transform into leaders who have clear boundaries and systems in place to allow them to thrive in both their work and home life.

Ginny’s first management role left her suffering from depression and a complete lack of self-belief and confidence.  With an ongoing commitment to personal development and supportive mentors, she is now a confident senior leader, business owner and her most challenging role of all, mum to two young children. After over 15 years implementing continuous improvement management systems, she realised so many managers could benefit from the mindset processes she uses, which just aren’t taught in a traditional
leadership course. 
To learn more, and to join Ginny for her next  free  5 day Unleash Your Inner Leader bootcamp email ginny@solique.co.nz or connect on social media @ginnymoorenz

Education from a Maori World View Para Kore : Fermentation

The Line up for the Wataka Para Kore for May/June  is amazing, available by tuning in to their facebook page:

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

When: Every Tuesday
Time:   12noon

  • Tuesday 19th May with Krishna Smith – Gardening: From The Ground Up
  • Tuesday 26th May with Te Kawa Robb – Para Kore Pēpi – Kope Toitū (Reusable Nappies)
  • Tuesday 2nd June with Shirley Simmonds and whānau – Keeping chickens
  • Tuesday 9th June with Reopiki Te Huia – Taiao games for tamariki
  • Tuesday 16th June with Sam Te Tau – Fermentation Ep. 2
  • Tuesday 23rd June with Pine Campbell – Waiora: Conserving water

We are keen to help you reduce waste. Para Kore focuses on working with marae, but we also work with organisations, businesses, kohanga and kura. Email or ring us if you would like a short presentation.
Para Kore is about embracing our tikanga of caring for Ranginui and Papatūānuku. Para Kore kaupapa believes landfilling or burning rubbish from our marae is a waste of resources and is harmful to us all.
Para Kore supports marae using organic waste to regenerate Papatūānuku by making compost, creating healthy soils and growing our own kai.

Websitewww.parakore.maori.nz
Phone: 0210 431 127

Decluttering COVID-19: Myth Busting & Looking Ahead- Free Webinar

Copeland Ashcroft Law provides specialist advice, representation and support across the full ambit of employment and health and safety law, to businesses throughout New Zealand, with offices throughout the country.

Kate Ashcroft is presenting this free webinar to provide employers information on:

  • Common misconceptions around employment law obligations around COVID-19;
  • Dealing with new ways of working – emerging trends and issues;
  • Address health and safety issues moving forward with businesses returning to work; and
  • The interplay between immigration and employment law.

 Copeland Ashcroft Law will cover:

  • The facts and myths around COVID-19 discussing recent headlines and the requirements around restructuring processes, redundancies and payment of the wage subsidy;
  • Trends and issues with new ways of working;
  • Employers’ duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the need to eliminate risks for employees returning to work – including how employers and employees can practically manage fatigue and wellbeing;
  • Changes to immigration law in response to COVID-19 and the disconnect between immigration and employment law requirements.
Kate Ashcroft is an employment and health and safety lawyer. She has specialised in these areas throughout her career, and is passionate about
providing commercially pragmatic, tailored solutions to client issues. Kate is
recognised by the international legal directory Asia Law as a “Leading
Lawyer” in New Zealand. She regularly presents at conferences on
employment and health and safety issues. Kate acts for employers across a range
of industries, giving strategic, compliance and best practice advice on
non-contentious matters as well as providing representation in disputes. 

Please note as this is a webinar you will need a device that has access to wifi. The webinar details will be sent out to regsistered attendees on the morning of the webinar.

Educating from a Maori World View Para Kore : Taiao Games for Tamariki

The Line up for the Wataka Para Kore for May/June  is amazing, available by tuning in to their facebook page:

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

When: Every Tuesday
Time:   12noon

  • Tuesday 19th May with Krishna Smith – Gardening: From The Ground Up
  • Tuesday 26th May with Te Kawa Robb – Para Kore Pēpi – Kope Toitū (Reusable Nappies)
  • Tuesday 2nd June with Shirley Simmonds and whānau – Keeping chickens
  • Tuesday 9th June with Reopiki Te Huia – Taiao games for tamariki
  • Tuesday 16th June with Sam Te Tau – Fermentation Ep. 2
  • Tuesday 23rd June with Pine Campbell – Waiora: Conserving water

We are keen to help you reduce waste. Para Kore focuses on working with marae, but we also work with organisations, businesses, kohanga and kura. Email or ring us if you would like a short presentation.
Para Kore is about embracing our tikanga of caring for Ranginui and Papatūānuku. Para Kore kaupapa believes landfilling or burning rubbish from our marae is a waste of resources and is harmful to us all.
Para Kore supports marae using organic waste to regenerate Papatūānuku by making compost, creating healthy soils and growing our own kai.

Websitewww.parakore.maori.nz
Phone: 0210 431 127

Waste Free Parenting with Kate Meads – OnLine

At the workshop you will learn about lots of exciting ways you can reduce waste at home, be introduced to modern waste minimising household products, find out how you can save money, and learn about what impact your choices will have on future generations.

Who would benefit from attending this workshop?
– Parents to be
– Parents with children in the home
– Grandparents
– Anyone interested in reducing waste in the home

The best news… You get a fantastic free pack to take home! (see the pack contents on your town booking page)

There are limited spaces at each workshop, so don’t miss out, grab your ticket today!

When:  Thursday 4th June 2020  6.30pm – 8.30 pm
Where: ONLINE
Cost: $27.12 for an individual or couple. Includes a $90 Goodie Bag

Ticket Info:
Tickets admit 1 person/household an exclusive web workshop that they can view from the Eventfinda page they booked tickets on. The workshop is viewable within a 7-day window, and you receive 1 pack of waste minimization products too!

There are limited spaces and packs available.

Foodlovers Masterclass OnLine with Kate Meads

Is your fridge bursting at the seams? Are you filling your compost bin quickly? Are your chickens fat? Perhaps you are wasting food.

At this ONLINE educational masterclass, learn lots about what Kiwi’s waste and how we can save money. Plus, lots of other interesting topics like the difference between “Use by” and “Best before” dates, and how much of what we throw out can be composted, or frozen for another day!

What else? You will receive a free pack full of waste minimization products. So make sure you give us your postal address when prompted after ticket purchase.

Note, you MUST be from Tauranga to book tickets and attend this workshop, as it is funded by the local council.

This workshop is suitable for all households, flats, ages, and stages. In fact, everybody should attend!

Ticket Info:
Tickets admit 1 person/household an exclusive virtual workshop which they can access within a 7-day window from the same Eventfinda page that they’ve booked tickets from, and you receive 1 pack of waste minimization products too! There are limited spaces and packs available.

OnLine from June 4th – 2020
Book Here

 

Business Recovery Planning – Free Webinar

Right now, it’s ‘Business Unusual’ as businesses reopen after the Covid-19 crisis and adapt to an unfamiliar environment. 

Maisey Harris & Co are on the front-line of business support and are doing all they can to help businesses to a new ‘Business as Usual’.

They are hosting this complimentary webinar to cover the most important steps you can take to ensure your business has the best chance of recovery, including:

  • Closing the disconnect
  • The need to re-invent
  • Your budget (personal and business)
  • Opportunities, vulnerabilities and critical challenges
  • Identifying and managing risks
  • Goals and actions
  • Pulling everything together as a complete package

Plus, they’ll update you on how they can continue to support you through your business recovery.

 
Who should attend:
This webinar will be valuable for business owners, management teams, board of directors and anyone who has a vested interest in the on-going continuity in their business.
Presenters: 

Nathan Maisey & Matt Solomona, Maisey Harris & Co

Maisey Harris & Co (MHCO) are Chartered Accountants and Business Facilitators & Enablers, bringing a fresh new approach to an old-fashioned profession.

Founded by Nathan Maisey and Peter Harris, MHCO was born with a vision to satisfy a need. Typical accountants were falling short of the mark, Nathan and Peter created an accounting business from the ground up, without the legacy systems or constraints that often exist.

Fast forward 4 years, MHCO is an award-winning business with a team of 10 based in Hamilton and last year opened a brand-new office in the Tauranga CBD run by Director Matt Solomona.

Please note as this is a webinar you will need a device that has access to wifi. The webinar details will be sent out to registrants closer to the time of the webinar.

Valuing Diversity in the Workplace: Free Webinar

Respecting and acknowledging intrinsic value and contribution.

Organisations increasingly have a wealth of diversity in their staff, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. The need to understand diversity and to be able to include diversity as part of the work-place culture is becoming increasingly important.

A diverse team with unique individual perspectives can deliver exceptional results. Having such a team calls for a range of strategies and keen self-awareness. 

Benefits: 

The knowledge, skills and techniques introduced on this course aim to enhance delegates’ “respect and acknowledgement of other’s intrinsic value and contribution”. As well as increasing staff’s awareness of diversity and the advantages diversity can bring to their teams and to their organisation. 

Topics include: 

Diversity awareness

  • Valuing differences
  • Understanding the benefits     

Diversity Skills

  • Managing behaviours
  • Managing different values and beliefs.

Who should attend? 

The course will benefit anyone who manages a team.

Presenter: Charlie Dalton, Zest Training

Charlie has always been interested in training and development and qualified as a teacher of young adults in schools and colleges before moving into corporate training. In 1997 armed with an honours degree in economics, qualifications in teaching and accountancy and a MBA Charlie joined BPP plc as a trainer. 

In 2001 he incorporated BPP in Nottingham, UK. He ran the business successfully until leaving to become an independent trainer in 2004. Charlie has facilitated courses for many organisations in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Channel Islands, Czech Republic, China, Hong Kong, India, Mauritius, Malaysia, Zambia, Ghana, South Africa, and the Pacific Islands.

His presentations reflect his own practical experience in running an organisation, together with an in depth knowledge of the subject matter and communication skills built up through years of experience in a training and education environment.

Charlie is passionate about training and aims to make it fun, relevant and to provide great examples from real life situations.
Please note as this is a webinar you will need a device that has access to wifi. The webinar details will be sent out to registrants closer to the time of the webinar.

Educating from a Maori World View Para Kore: Keeping Chickens

The Line up for the Wataka Para Kore for May/June  is amazing, available by tuning in to their facebook page:

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

When: Every Tuesday
Time:   12noon

  • Tuesday 19th May with Krishna Smith – Gardening: From The Ground Up
  • Tuesday 26th May with Te Kawa Robb – Para Kore Pēpi – Kope Toitū (Reusable Nappies)
  • Tuesday 2nd June with Shirley Simmonds and whānau – Keeping chickens
  • Tuesday 9th June with Reopiki Te Huia – Taiao games for tamariki
  • Tuesday 16th June with Sam Te Tau – Fermentation Ep. 2
  • Tuesday 23rd June with Pine Campbell – Waiora: Conserving water

We are keen to help you reduce waste. Para Kore focuses on working with marae, but we also work with organisations, businesses, kohanga and kura. Email or ring us if you would like a short presentation.
Para Kore is about embracing our tikanga of caring for Ranginui and Papatūānuku. Para Kore kaupapa believes landfilling or burning rubbish from our marae is a waste of resources and is harmful to us all.
Para Kore supports marae using organic waste to regenerate Papatūānuku by making compost, creating healthy soils and growing our own kai.

Websitewww.parakore.maori.nz
Phone: 0210 431 127

Online Zoom Feldenkrais Classes

Awareness Through Movement

Here is the link for 2 more free Awareness Through Movement classes. After that I would like you to pay a donation to receive the link

.Gisella Warmenhoven is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Feldenkrais with Gisella
Time: Jun 1, 2020 05:30 PM
Jun 8, 2020 05:30 PM
Jun 15, 2020 05:30 PM
Jun 22, 2020 05:30 PM
Jun 29, 2020 05:30 PM
Jul 6, 2020 05:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89115073884

Meeting ID: 891 1507 3884

Contact:
Gisella 0272860891

Practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method
and Alexander Technique

Waste Free Living OnLine with Kate Meads

Through this exciting seminar you will be inspired, become motivated and take control of your households impact on our future.

What else? You get a free pack  with each ticket, bursting with waste minimisation products!

This workshop is suitable for all ages and stages, households and flats, in fact everybody should attend!

When:  Tuesday 26th May 2020  6.30pm -8.30 pm and available for a week.
Where: ONLINE
Cost: $27.12 for an individual or couple, includes $100 goodie bag

Tickets are $25 + a small booking fee, and are purchased from the links below. To view the workshop, after purchasing tickets, attendees go back to the Eventfinda page and enter their ticket code. The video workshop will then begin. It’s pre-recorded so that ticket holders can watch whenever it suits them.

Booking page:  Book Here

Triple P Parenting- Operating OnLine

Triple P are still operating throughout this time of Covoid, we are offering ZOOM / SKYPE / FACETIME/ or good old phone calls, to participants.   We  are  happy to offer Face to Face sessions but will need to ensure criteria prior is met eg, social distancing.

Triple P offer Individually tailored programs, 2hr Discussion Group programs,  and the ONLINE TP for those who prefer this mode.  FREE along with resources.

– Dealing with Disobedience
– Managing Fighting & Aggression
– Hassle-Free Shopping with Pre-Schoolers
– etc…

Triple P TEEN are offering the 10-12 week program (cost for this), and the 2 hr Discussion Group programs (cost).

For more information please contact our team @ below contact.

Ardell Unsworth
Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Clinical leader

Address: 47 Fraser St, Tauranga
Ph:     07 5710144
Cell:    0273112140
Email: ardell.triplep@kaitiakiservices.co.nz
Facebook us…..   Triple P in the BAY of Plenty

Kim Westerskov’s Photography Stay-At-Home Edition

To state the obvious, photography is never going to be called an “essential service”  but  Kim Westerskov is sharing his latest newsletter, full of tips and ideas and with examples of his own work.
The newsletter is ready to download here:  [Download PDF].

Contents include:

1. Photography at home
2. Close up photography tip
3. Other photo projects during the lockdown
4. The road to Piha

As Kim says…. Grab that camera. Go out into the garden.
Spend some hours there. Don’t just photograph the
obvious things but see if you can get creative with
blurred foregrounds, ICM [intentional camera
movements], shooting into the light [towards the sun],
raindrops on the leaves and flowers [your garden hose is
a perfectly acceptable source of raindrops if the sky is
clear] and more. Surprise yourself. Have fun. Send some
to me maybe. I’d definitely be interested.



Online Workshop: Create Your Own One-Page Auto-Biographical Comic

A new and interesting approach to creativity.

The Basaloid “Create Your Own One-Page Autobiographical Comic” online workshop is up and running. It is free and you can easily do it at home. Click HERE to download.

Who is This Workshop For?

  • Interested in the creative process?
  • Keen to try something different?
  • Want to learn how to make a comic?
  • Like drawing/painting/glueing?
  • Been procrastinating hard?
  • Want to create but don’t even know where to start anymore, it’s been so long?
  • Need a kickstart to get your creative mojo going?
  • Up for a challenge?

If so, this workshop is for YOU!

The Basaloid workshops: The workshops offer healing through art. It’s a chance for you to explore your own story and creativity as you create your one-page, autobiographical comic using a variety of art supplies.

Tutor: Tutor: Kalou Koefoed
The Basaloid Project is above all a call to creativity. The idea for the project emerged not long after starting treatment for cancer in March 2019. Named after the type of cancer that resided temporarily in my rear unit, the Basaloid Project has three parts: A 24-page graphic novel, the exhibition at the Incubator, and 3 workshops. The Basaloid graphic novel: Told through metaphor and symbolism, it’s a story about journeying through the storm and emerging on the other side.

 

 

Young at Art Online Classes

ADULT CLASSES during LOCKDOWN
As soon as we are allowed to go back to the studio, Joyce will reach out to you.
In the mean time, she has online workshops (self-study style) with 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