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Tairawhiti Environment Centre encourages distribution of information on all things environment related. No post directly defines who we are as an organisation, just discussion documents on topics that may relate to issues that affect us here in Tairawhiti, concerning the environment. Although we have funding from the Ministry for the Environment, there are volunteers who work here who have their own passions and questions. Please contribute to our conversations. You are welcome...


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Last night another joyful beeswax wrap workshop was held at the Tairawhiti Environment Centre.

A big warm thanks to Stephanie for all her work cutting fabric and also to Katie, Glenda and Rena for doing really useful stuff. Also a big thank you to Anne from Its a Wrap (Manutuke) for once again sharing her knowledge with everyone.

Thank you to everyone that came along. It is very inspiring to see our community actively taking steps to reduce plastic usage.

And finally a big shout out to all the wonderful beekeepers in our community. Thank you!
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Will there 🐝 😜 another one before xmas??

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TEC is a not for profit environmental community hub, and has been an environmental advocate in the Tairawhiti region since 1990.

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Conservation Group

TEC’s Conservation Group provides volunteer opportunities within conservation work, assists and provides start-up for new projects while supporting existing volunteer groups and projects;

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Environmental Education

TEC offers Environmental education and educational visits through collaborations with the Community, Preschools and Schools.

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Village Educational Garden

The Village Educational Garden – Sustainable Backyard is a demonstration garden that has been designed to illustrate sustainable principles and show some of the ways in which a typical suburban backyard can be transformed into a productive and edible landscape.

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Thank you to our supporters

HB WIlliams Memeorial Trust and JN WIlliams Turanga Trust.