Upcoming Events:

Annual Matariki Multicultural Tree Planting – Saturday 25 June 2022, 10:30am-1:30pm.

WEATHER FORECAST UPDATE: All looks good at the moment (Saturday morning 25 June, 7:30am) as it appears we’ll have a nice window of opportunity again before some early afternoon rain! So we’re a “go”. See you there!

EarthDiverse, the Waikato Interfaith Council, the Waikato Multicultural Council, GoEco, Kaivolution, Tui 2000, Friends of Waiwhakareke, the Bahá’í Community, Waikato Biodiversity Forum, and the Hamilton City Council are co-organising a Community-wide tree planting event to take place in Hamilton on Saturday 25 June 2022, 10:30am-1:30pm (Rain Date in case of absolutely awful weather will be on Saturday 2 July 2022). 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 EarthDiverse, Kaivolution, Go Eco, Waikato Interfaith Council, the Bahá’í Community, Ahmaddiyya Muslim Community,  and others). Any ready to eat food donations (e.g. bread, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, baked goods, UHT milk, tea bags, instant coffee, juice, etc.) will be much appreciated. 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!


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


• 10:15-10:30am: arrive and find parking on Rotokauri Rd.

• 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 – 2022 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.