Take a moment to take action for nature this Conservation Week, 5 – 11 September 2022.
Conservation Week is an opportunity for you to take action and show your support for nature. Taking action benefits nature, and our personal wellbeing. Ka ora te whenua, ka ora te tangata – when the land is well, the people are well. When Papatūānuku thrives, we thrive. Check out the programme of events below.
Conservation Week Children’s Colouring Competition
5 – 11 September | DOC Masterton Office
Get your child to colour our mokomoko/lizard and they could win some great prizes. Copies can be picked up from DOC Masterton at 220 South Road and from Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre or local libraries.
Ask a Ranger + Pūkaha Blackboard
5 – 11 September | Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre
Ask one of our rangers anything about three special Pūkaha critters on our @pukahanz Facebook page. Let us know how you’re acting for nature. Visit Pūkaha and share your ideas on our our blackboard.
Backyard Conservation Trapping Workshops
4 September, Carterton | 18 September, Featherston | 2.00pm – 4.30pm | Free
Learn how you can create a backyard wildlife haven and trap pest predators to help our native wildlife thrive. Register for a workshop at www.waip2k.org.nz/trapping-workshops.
Sustainable Food Production Conference with Debs Butterfield
10 September | 5.30pm | Carterton Events Centre | Free
Debs Butterfield from Tinui Food Forest will present her ways to produce healthy and sustainable food.
Pae Tū Mōkai o Tauira Hugel Plot at Wairarapa Moana is 2 Years old – Come help us celebrate her second birthday
11 September | 9.00am – 1.00pm | Lake Domain, Soldiers Settlement Road, Featherston | Free
Pae tū Mōkai o Tauira invite the community to celebrate their Hugel plot’s 2nd birthday! Learn about Hugelkultur, help weed the plot and enjoy a BBQ lunch. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Predator Free Martinborough Trapping Workshop
11 September | 10.30am | Martinborough | Free
Predator Free Martinborough is running a free trapping workshop to show the community how to trap pest predators like rats and stoats to help our native wildlife thrive. Contact Jane Lenting at firstname.lastname@example.org for the address and more information.
Make Your Own Ceramic Gecko/Mokomoko
11 September | 10am – 11.30am or 12pm – 1.30pm | Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre | Free
Local artist Sam Ludden will show you how to create your own gecko art. Arrive early to secure your spot. If you’re a Wairarapa or Tararua local remember that you can combine your trip out with half-price entry into the reserve.
Science Wairarapa Presents a Predator Free 2050 talk with Dan Tompkins
15 September | 7.30pm | REAP Education Centre, 22 Dixon Street | Entry $5
Dan Tompkins will discuss the progress of the Predator Free 2050 mission and the pathways to success.