Upcoming Events:

PLEASE NOTE that due to expected rain on Saturday 19 June, we have postponed our annual Multicultural Tree Planting to the following week, Saturday 26 June. Sorry for any inconvenience. Many thanks and see you next week! 

Annual Multicultural Tree Planting – Saturday 26 June 2021, 10:30am-1:30pm.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY 26 JUNE.

EarthDiverse, the Waikato Interfaith Council, the Waikato Multicultural Council, GoEco, Kaivolution, Tui 2000, Friends of Waiwhakareke, the Bahá’í Community, Waikato Biodiversity Forum, Artmakers Trust and the Hamilton City Council are co-organising a Community-wide tree planting event to take place in Hamilton on Saturday 19 June 2021, 10:30am-1:30pm (Rain Date in case of absolutely awful weather will be on Saturday 26 June). This year we need to use the Rotokauri Rd entrance due to works at the Brymer Rd entrance across from the Zoo.

Bring a spade or shovel, gumboots, appropriate outdoor weather gear (e.g. hat, rain gear, sunglasses), some gardening gloves, water and a big smile. If you don’t want to dig there are other ways to help out (like bringing a small food donation, or helping with setting out and serving a light lunch). A light lunch will be served (courtesy of Kaivolution, GoEco, WIFCO, the Bahá’í Community and others). Please bring your own plates, cutlery or mugs in order to minimise waste. 100 people would mean planting 5-10 saplings each. Mark this date in your diaries now! Come and help offset your carbon usage!

Organisers:

• 9:30-10:00am: set up marquees, booths, tables, food, etc.

Schedule:

• 10:30-11:00am: Intro, welcome and health & safety briefing at carpark

• 11:00-12:15pm: plant saplings in Waiwhakareke reserve

• 12:15-1:30pm: shared free buffet lunch; mingling and networking

 

NOTE:  Please do not use the car park across from the Zoo entrance on Brymer Rd  this year due to ongoing development work. Please park along Rotokauri Rd and Kourataki Road. Helpers will be there to guide you. Once parked, enter Waiwhakareke via the Rotokauri Road Gate. Marquees and tables for organising groups can be set up just inside the gate. We will gather here, just inside the Rotokauri Rd gate for our 10:30am orientation, then we will walk to the tree planting area. The light lunch will be served near the Rotokauri gate.

For more information on this event visit <Multicultural Tree Planting>.

Waikato Interfaith Council Annual Interfaith Service – 3rd Sunday in November 2021. Date to be announced soon.  4:00-5:30pm. Hamilton City Council Reception Lounge. Multifaith service 4:00-5:30pm, followed at 5:30-6:00pm with tea/coffee social. Details coming soon.

6-8 May 2022 – National Interfaith Forum 2021: The 13th National Interfaith Forum, originally scheduled for the weekend of Friday 11 September through Sunday 13 September 2020 in Tauranga, has been postponed until 6-8 May 2022 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The next National Interfaith Forum is coorgnaised by the Tauranga Moāna Interfaith Council and the Waikato Interfaith Council. Stay tuned for more information, coming soon!