Welcome to Environment Network Manawatū

Be part of the solution to environmental challenges.

Community Food Garden Fridays

Manawatū Food Action Network is seeking volunteers to help complete pending projects through a weekly event, Community Food Garden Fridays, 9am onwards at some of Palmy's many and varied community food gardens. 

If you are interested in helping out regularly or any week you have time, please email Siobhan at kai.security@enm.org.nz or text/ph 027 541 1324.

Skills appreciated but not essential.

Give the gift of helping return Kiwi to the Ruahine Range.

As a donation, for a loved one for a special occasion or just to say you care. Gift to support the Ruahine Kiwi Project in our vital mahi to enable the reintroduction of Kiwi by 2026.

Your gift will help resource the ongoing work to significantly decrease predator numbers in the Ruahine Range so endemic bird and plant life can thrive. This in turn will create the right climate for Kiwi to be safely and successfully introduced by 2026 into an area where they have been scarcely seen for many decades.

Find out more at this link.

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    Volunteers checking and re-baiting a trap (image credit: A. Behrens)
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    A DOC 200 trap sitting above the clouds in the Ruahine Ranges(image credit: A. Behrens)
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    A volunteer carries a trap into the Ranges (image credit: A. Behrens)
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    Volunteers checking and re-baiting a trap (image credit: A. Behrens)
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    A volunteer rests at the top of a long climb (image credit: I. Rasmussen)

Palmerston North Repair Cafe. Repair. Reduce Waste.

A monthly event where local people bring in their broken and damaged belongings and local volunteer experts do their best to repair them.

Next event takes place on Saturday 29th June 2024 9am-12pm (last mend at 11:30pm) at Palmerston North Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson Street.

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Who are we?

Environment Network Manawatū (ENM) exists to connect and inspire communities for environmental action. We are the environment hub for the Manawatū region providing sector leadership, building capacity and capability, and creating community.

Understanding that all life is part of a thriving, self-sustaining ecosystem our vision is that the ecological and human communities in the Manawatū River catchment are living in harmony.

We work strategically to demonstrate best-practice as a member-led environmental organisation.  We promote environmental activities and advocate for positive environmental outcomes.  We connect volunteers, support organisational sustainability, provide educational opportunities and seek to increase the stream of funding to the sector.  We support and enable our membership through meeting needs, holding space and creating opportunities for increased connections.  We celebrate the diverse passions of our 65+ member groups, that include biodiversity regeneration, freshwater quality, food resilience, waste reduction, sustainable living, alternative energies, climate change and active transport. The network is organised into two collectives: Manawatū Food Action Network and Manawatū River Source to Sea.

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Celebrating volunteering

​​Environmental Volunteers- the unsung heroes.

There are so many unsung volunteer heroes in the environmental sector powerfully living their values, giving their time, and getting their hands dirty. It’s time to sing our praises to the unsung this month.

ENM has hundreds of volunteers on its books and every week we get enquires from people really wanting to do their bit. It’s a true testament to how much people do care, do want to do something and are eager to get involved. Mentioning everyone would take a special eight page spread in the Guardian, but we at ENM want to celebrate the contribution of the people for a few key initiatives and encourage others to be a part of the solution to local environmental challenges. Sing.

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