Welcome to Environment Network Manawatū

Be part of the solution to environmental challenges.

Plastic Pollution Challenge Events for Summer 2023

We are excited to announce  new stream clean-up dates for Summer- Autumn 2023 as part of the Plastic Pollution Challenge

There are 5 events in total in various areas of the city from 28th January-18th of March.

You can find out more and register here.

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2023 Large Grants Round Opening 1st February.

ENM administers the Environmental Initiatives Fund to support Palmerston North-based community initiatives that improve environmental outcomes. This funding has been made possible by Palmerston North City Council.  Small Grants (up to $1000) and Large Grants (between $1000 and $12,000 next funding round open in 2023) are available for projects that align with PNCC’s Eco-City Strategy priorities, and any identified priorities of the network. 

Applications for Small Grants (up to $1000) can be made by individuals and organisations at any time, Find out more here. 

Applications for Large Gants open 1st of February. Find out more here.

Read about all the 2022 Large Grant recipients at this link  and read inspiring stories of the projects 2021 grants helped make happen by clicking here.

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)

Who are we?

Environment Network Manawatū (ENM) is a network of over sixty member organisations that fosters and encourages environmental initiatives in the Manawatū, in areas ranging from sustainable living to wildlife conservation.

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It was two hungry tamariki knocking on Foxton resident Linda Lake’s door 5 years ago that jolted her into action.  For Linda, it was natural to feed these children, but she soon realised that there was a wider need in the Foxton community for a service that provides furniture, clothing, food and most importantly love and respect to whānau who are struggling.  Te Awahou Kai started in Linda’s home...

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