Introduction to Whitianga

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Welcome to Transition Town Whitianga - 'Fit for the Future'

- Building Local Resilience and Community Connection -


The steering group was initially formed in Whitianga mid 2008.  We have been meeting regularly to discuss our backgrounds and relatedness.  From here, our first TT event is the launch on Sept 16.  This will be a 'social introduction' to the Transition Town concept and our contact list will be formulated.  From here, our aim is to have regular films and guest speakers - to increase awareness for TT Whitianga.  Workshops will be planned to formulate subgroups and look at areas where the community can be more involved.

From a social, economic, and geographic perspective, it is essential for Whitianga to be more self-sufficient and less oil dependent.  We have a strong community focus and a great wealth of people involved in the field of sustainability.  We see Transition Town Whitianga as a forum to pull these people together and help transform our community through education and awareness.  TT Whitianga aims to harness this individual energy and create a mosaic of skills, knowledge, and community spirit that will connect us all and move towards a more resilient and sustainable future.


Contact:  Jeanette Ida.  whitiangafutures@gmail.com

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Rick Brown - "Sustainabilty what's all the fuss?"

Rick Brown Climate Change and Sustainability Talk. Rick Brown back from the Al Gore Climate Change Summit in Melbourne, gives and informative and up to date talk. Sustainability "whats all the fuss?" Also Dr Dom Ferretti, PhD Climate Change to attend to answer any questions. 7 30 Mercury Bay Area School Music Department Entry by Koha Tea and Coffee

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First Whitianga Farmers Market

Soldiers memorial park, Whitianga
$5 stalls
8 30 - 1 30

contact: Jeanette for more info or if you'd like a stall

Location / Venue: 
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Green Tea

Green Tea - drop in 10 - 12 St Andrew's by the Sea, Whitianga

Child friendly with toys provided.

Drop in for a cuppa and a chat.


Local speaker will talk about food additives.


Entry by Koha


Swap table to exchange pre-loved childrens toys, clothes etc, and surplus books, produce, food, etc

One Man One Cow One Planet

Film Showing: One Man One Cow One Plane Sat 11th July Doors open 7 pm film @ 7 30 Monkey House Theatre Coghill ST Whitianga.  Short discussion about local initiatives and where we are at before film.

Entry by Koha

Garbage Warrior

Film Showing:
Garbage Warrior
Doors open 7pm, film @ 7 30
Fri 26th and Sat 27th June
Monkey House Theatre, Coghill St, Whitianga

Entry by Koha

Green Tea

An opportunity for Mums and Dads to come together in a child-friendly environment to discuss environmental topics that impact our children.

Opportunity for sharing knowledge, meeting people and skill sharing over a cup of tea.


Exhange table: feel free to bring along pre-loved children's clothes, books, toys etc to swap


Held on June 19th 10 -12 and on the third Fri of each month.


Local speakers: June topic: Household cleaning products

Location / Venue: 
St Andrew's by the Sea, Whitianga

Solar Talk and Demonstration

Solar talk and demonstration by Dom Ferretti. Working model and PV display by Alphatron Pacific. Come along to learn and see the some of the latest solar technology. Domestic/marine.

Location / Venue: 
Outside Monk St Market, Whitianga

Earthhour Community Event

Community Event to celebrate Earthhour.
7 30 - 8 30 pm Library to put on Stories by Torchlight in tents by library.
8 30 - 9 30 pm Acoustic music by local drummers and guitarists.

Location / Venue: 
Memorial Park, Whitianga

Green Drinks - hosted by Transition Whitianga

Green Drinks - hosted by Transition Whitianga
A fun way to meet people involved/interested in sustainability.
A screening of "TT NZ - A first year in Transition " by James Samuel

Location / Venue: 
Tuatua Bar and Resteraunt, Whitianga
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