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Northland Sustainability Newsletter

Northland Sustainability Newsletter No. 34 "Think globally, act locally"

The purpose of this newsletter is to keep people informed about environmental matters in Northland. It is free and getting it does not impose any obligation. But if something comes up that you are particularly concerned about then knowing what is happening may give you the opportunity to do something about it. CURRENTLY EMAILED TO 848 ADDRESSES!

The mailing list is protected and will not be shared or disclosed. BUT none of the information is copyright – PASS IT ON, SHARE IT, PUBLISH IT if you want. SPREAD THE GOOD WORD.

Requests to be added to, or taken off the list should be sent to nsn@ihug.co.nz.



Northland College Forestry Land, Kaikohe

The Far North District Council would like to advise that initial consultation regarding the above proposed new landfill is about to commence. The purpose of this initial consultation phase is to identify any issues that the community may have with regard to a landfill at this site.

Information is available on the FNDC website www.fndc.govt.nz and from FNDC Services Centres at Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Kaeo, Kerikeri, Kawakawa & Rawene, and the Information Centre at Paihia.

The FNDC has contacted various interest groups and will be holding public meetings over the next two months. The community and other interested parties are invited to obtain further information and advise FNDC if they have any issues with regard to the proposed landfill.

Should you require any further information, wish to make a submission, or would like your details added to the mailing list for future information, then please contact:

The Consultation Co-ordinator – Michelle Hull Far North District Council Private Bag 752 Kaikohe Tel: 0-9-407 4604 Fax: 0-9-407 1929 Email: collegelandfill@fndc.govt.nz Chris Liebert

Acting Refuse Manager


The Ministry for the Environment has put out a new public discussion paper on the HSNO Act and GE. You can use the link below to view the paper or request a hard copy to be sent to you (easier reading!!) email: HSNOamend@mfe.govt.nz Phone: (04) 917 7400 or write to: HSNO Amendment, Ministry for the Environment, PO Box 10-362, Wellington.

It's very important we get as many submissions challenging this as possible (the government is pushing conditional and commercial release of GE organisms and ignoring the serious environmental and liability issues)

I have requested hard copies to go to all the public libraries and environment centres in Northland and am working on organising public meetings in Whangarei, Kerikeri, Kaikohe, Paihia and Kaitaia (at the very least).



Public Discussion paper: Improving the Operation of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO)Act (submissions close 15 Nov)



Readers may be interesed in WRIDDNZ, an information support network - which stands for Work relatedness injury disease and death in New Zealand. It focuses on the ways human activity (work) can have on individual and public health. I am primarily focused with work in Northland relative to the use of 245-T and 24-D and the relationship between elevated soil dioxin levels and the poor health statistics in Northland. Phone Steve Carter on 09 4320679 or email at s.m.carter@xtra.co.nz


We welcome your suggestions, advice of activities, promotion of events -- anything green or environmentally-friendly in Auckland or Northland. In response to a suggestion we will endeavour to put new items in bold, so that people don't need to read items that were published the previous issue. Do you want us to omit items after they've been in one issue? Or two issues?


Has anyone heard about a proposal whereby the rubbish from the Far North will all soon be taken to Auckland (Redvale Landfill)?


Tues-Thurs, 29-31/10/02, Ecotourism: A Sustainable Approach for Tourism in the Tai Tokerau Region, Conference in Russell, conference@ernz.org

Full programme now on the website http://ernz.org

If you have not yet received your registration documents, send an email to. conference@ernz.org



Weekly Organic Market, Saturdays, 9am-1pm, Café Eutopia, SH1, Kaiwaka. Contact Raewyn Harris, 09 431 2999

Weekly organic farmer’s market at the Waipapa Hall on Saturdays, 9am to 1pm. Contact Chris or Julia on 09 4075941 or gaias@xtra.co.nz

Weekly organic market at Kaitaia, Saturday mornings, near The Warehouse.

Sat, 12/10/02, F&B Far North, Working Bee at Arethusa, Charles LeHeron, 405 9992, new members welcome.

Sun, 13/10/02, KCC Northland and Far North A day trip to Aroha Island, near Kerikeri. Join us for a fun day on this wonderful island which is an ecological centre and home to the North Island Brown Kiwi. Kayaks are available for us to use if we want and life jackets are supplied (but bring your own if you wish). You will need a change of clothes, good footwear, raincoat and lunch/drink. There is a campground there if anyone would like to stay (and the weather is warm enough! ph- 09 407 5243). Cost of trip is $1/person.

Fri-Mon, 26-28/10/02, Scrap to Sculpture Project by Sustainable Whangarei and Northland Craft Trust

Mon, 28/10/02 Eco-Village Open Day, Otamatea, Shared lunch 1pm, guided tours 2-4pm

Tues-Thurs, 29-31/10/02, Ecotourism: A Sustainable Approach for Tourism in the Tai Tokerau region, Conference in Russell, conference@ernz.org. This conference is looking very exciting, fantastic speakers – overseas – great workshops. Look for information on the website, http://ernz.org or email conference@ernz.org.

Tuesday 10/12/02. Community Networkers meeting in Cafler Suite, Forum North, Whangarei. 9.30am till about 11am'ish. Free and open to anyone involved in, or interested in what is happening in our community. Contact Dianne Trewin, Whangarei Council of Social Services, phone 09 430 0176.

7-21/2/03 Otamatea Eco-village, Permaculture Design Course, 14 days, residential. pukahu@xtra.co.nz or lynne_hindle@xtra.co.nz

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ORGANIC /GE FREE IN NORTHLAND

We’ve been looking for restaurants, shops, distributors of organic food etc. These are what we have to date: (As well as all the major supermarkets etc, who now have special shelves set aside for organic food.)

ecostore, 1 Scotland St, Ponsonby, Auckland, supplies organic food and organic gardening supplies, pure bodycare and household cleaners, freephone: 0800 77FAIR (0800 773247) or www.ecostore.co.nz

Gourmet Organics, 169 Vauxhall Road, Devonport, Ph: 09 445 2602;

Harvest Organics, organic produce and wholefoods. 26 Clarence St, Devonport, 09 446 0100;

Global Organics NZ Ltd, importer and exporter. PO Box 331315 Takapuna, Ph: 09 489 9952;

I E Produce, specialists in organic fruit & vegetables. 1 Barrys Pt Rd, Takapuna, Ph: 09 488 0211 www.organicfresh.co.nz;

Organic 2 U, home deliveries of organic fruit and vegetables, 56c Barrys Point Rd, Private Bag MBE 138, Takapuna, Ph: 09 486 6103

Organic Home delivery. 26a Parkway Drive, Mairangi Bay, Ph: 09 478 0300 www.organicfoods.co.nz;

Organic Produce, Ph 09 414 6990, Fax 09 414 6991, info@organicproduce.co.nz and www.organicproduce.co.nz

Warkworth Greengrocery, opposite Four Square, Main Street, Warkworth

Stubbs Butchery, 10 Queen St, Warkworth 09 425 8949

Andrew's Organics, PO Box 262, Warkworth, produces and sells Fish Fertiliser and a Garlic & Cider Vinegar animal health food supplement, both Bio-Gro certified. Ph 09 425 7629 andbina@wk.planet.gen.nz

Café Eutopia, SH1, GE free, totally organic, next to Windmill Cheese shop, open 7 days 9am-5pm, 09 431 2999

The Potager Ltd, 29-33 The Centre, Waipu, 09 432 0990

PutiPuti Ra Wholefoods, Walton St Whangarei, 09 430 0606

Tango (GE-free), next to Police Station

Mezzanine (organic and GE-free), above PutiPuti Ra, Walton St

Cambrian Meats, SH1, Mata, Whangarei 09 432 2221

T & Z Vallings Organic Avocados, Maungakaramea (Whangarei), 09 4322155 fax 09 4323018 arboreus@ihug.co.nz, organic garlic also available. We ship via FASTWAYS or Turners & Growers

Mezzanine Café, 79 Walton Street, Whangarei (opposite the Pak’n’Save car park). Vegetarian, GE-free, Organic food.

Titahe Craft and Organics - Rose Pullin, 70 Gillies St, Kawakawa Phone 404 1675, after hours ph/fax 0 405 9977, Weekdays 9-5, Saturday mornings, 9-12am.

Bay Four Square, (Back Shop) York St, Russell, ph 09 403 7602

Little Fresh, Matauwhi Bay Rd, Russell, ph 09 403 8021.

Orongo Bay Homestead, grows and serves organic produce.

Kerikeri Organic Produce: SH10, Kerikeri 09 407 8650;

Pukerau Taiamai (Ohaeawai), SH12 (2.5km north of Taiamai). Organic vegetables, members of TOPIS and FNOG Transition No. 157, Geneva and Ray. Phone 09 405 9418, mobile 025 292 4936. Email genevah@ihug.co.nz

Mangonui Four Square, Beach Rd, Mangonui

It’s Healthy, The Plaza, Kaitaia. Phone 09 408 2606.

Plantscape, Hokianga, Pakanae. is an organic nursery specialising in locally sourced coastal natives. Phone 09 405 8788. They also sell organic produce grown on the property.

Hokianga Healthfoods, Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, ph 09 405 7759

Zion Gardens: NorthlandOrganic Growers and Producers Ass’n, Certificated Grower No.149, Horeke Rd, Taheke, Kaikohe (1.5km off SH12). Ph (09) 4014 850, fax (09) 4014 710, zion@igrin.co.nz. Weekly box delivery to Rawene, Opononi and Omapere.

Waipoua Lodge uses only organically farmed lamb, beef and chicken on its menu, (sourced from "Living Nature", Dargaville) As far as possible greens, salads etc are grown on site to ensure freedom from harmful sprays. Further info at www.waipoualodge.co.nz;

Nature’s Way Organic Meats, supply only the finest organic beef, lamb and organic free range chickens. Also suppliers of ‘old fashioned’ smoky bacon and hams 106 Jervois St, Dargaville, Ph/fax: 09-439-7054; www.naturesway.co.nz

The Way-2-Go State Highway 16 Café, 33-35 Commercial Rd, Helensville

Organic Beef and beef products Eisenmann Erwin + Ursula, Organic Beef and beef products from Demeter certified livestock. Waima Hill Beef, organic, biodynamic directly from the farm delivered to your doorstep. All cuts and German style sausages available. Contact ursula:eisenman@ihug.co.nz. Ph,fax: 09 405 3833, Waima Hill, R.D.3 Kaikohe

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