We appointed a new leadership group at our last hui. Our Comms Manager, Áine Byrne, has started a process of interviewing all the members. Her latest interview is with David Ayre, who contributed to the Climate Action Book. He's also a doting gra
Photo by Martin De Ruyter
Dear members and friends of the Climate Forum,
As you know, many farmers in the Top of the South and the West Coast were affected by flooding from last weekend’s torrential rainfall and high wi
Last month Nelson Tasman Climate Forum members elected Joanna Santa Barbara as the chair of the Forum's leadership group. As NTCF's Communications Manager, I had the pleasure of interviewing her.
Áine: How would you describe the Forum in one sentenc
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It’s been a huge week for us all at The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum.
At our hui on Saturday, we said goodbye to our much admired chair, Julie Nevin with a heartfelt thank you and standing ovation. Julie will be succeeded by Joanna Santa Barbara and
Photo by Tim Cuff
On Saturday 20th February 2021, the Climate Forum celebrated one year since it's launch with a very special hui.
Over 90 people attended the hui and acknowledged their commitment to climate action by signing the Climate Forum Chart
Our Ecosystems and Biodiversity group submitted their ideas to the team developing the new Tasman Biodiversity Strategy. Their ideas were solution-focused and made a real impact on the direction of its development. It won this beautiful prize for bes
If you've found your way to this website, chances are you're pretty familiar with the concept of carbon emissions. But have you ever measured the carbon emissions of your household? You might be surprised at what you find.
Claire Keeling from Ekos r
Our Resources & Waste group recently hosted their second repair cafe event at Community Art Works. It was another fun and productive afternoon looking at many different things needing repair. Collaboration and sharing ideas were key themes of the day
Have you had your say on the Nelson Plan and Tasman Environment Plan that are currently open for public consultation?
Everyone can contribute to our collective response to climate change.
The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is a volunteer collective. We are a relatively new and growing collaborative organisation that is weaving our communities together around urgent, s
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 s
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
A few photos from todays pre-hui organising day at Riverside yesterday.... Some games, connections, strategy and fantastic food.We hope to see you at the hui today.
Jessica Bensemann and Joni Tomsett of the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum and Victoria Guild, the Nelson regional editor for stuff.co.nz, host a debate with Nelson/Tasman candidates:
- Rachel Boyak (Labour)
- Bruce Dyer (Progres
“From backyard dump to somewhere special,” was one participant’s vision for Nelson-Tasman’s estuaries at New Zealand’s inaugural Blue Carbon Workshop last Friday.
Twenty-five representatives from local business, government, community conservation
The Tasman region is blessed with a rich and diverse natural environment. Many plants and animals are found nowhere else in New Zealand, or the world. Our local society and economy rely on these ecosystems for a wide range of “services” including cle
Forum Hui - Last and Next
At our last Forum meeting, we were taken through the regional climate-changing emissions, and the implications of these for our Forum mahi. We fed into the draft Society and Culture in a Changing Climate and Resilient Commu
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