First Repair Cafe event a great success

Our Resources & Waste Group hosted our very first 'Repair Cafe' event on Sunday, focused on clothes and fabrics. It was a very satisfying afternoon, with about 10 people dropping by to tackle a range of repairs - fixing shorts and a dress, resoling slippers, reattaching a saddlebag, replacing a zip, as can be seen in the pictures here.

Thanks to everyone who supported this wonderful event, including Faye and Community Art Works for hosting. 

Faye had a very impressive box…

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Weaving our Communities Together

The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum has found its feet. Formed in February this year, we have moved quickly to set up ‘topic’ groups to design a strategic community response to climate change. The trigger question is: How should the Nelson Tasman region respond to the primary causes and diverse effects of climate change? A strategic direction is critical for us all to act together, build momentum and be effective. Now, we are ready to reach out and help our communities and organisations…

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About NTCF

The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is a community-led initiative open to everyone. 

Our mission is to weave individuals, households, civil society organisations, businesses, councils and iwi together around urgent, strategic action on climate change in the Nelson-Tasman region. We aim to get get everyone in our climate change response waka paddling quickly in the same direction.

We have working groups in four thematic clusters.

  • Te Mana o te Taiao
  • The Well-Being of Our People
  • The Resilience of Our Systems
  • The Functioning of our Forum


Charter and Strategy

Our Charter sets out a shared understanding of our commitments and goals, and how we intend to work together. It's a work in progress!

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Our  Nelson Tasman Climate Strategy will tell the story of where our region wants to be, how we’ll get there and reflect learning from successful action, updated research and changing circumstances. We're developing it over successive monthly hui.  Check the events for hui announcements 

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Image Credits:

Chris Booth  [Kaitiaki, 2011, Rotoroa Island, Hauraki Gulf]