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Upcoming volunteer training days and workshops




Volunteers working on the Te Hōnonga a Iwi restoration are eligible to attend training days and workshops co-ordinated by the Auckland Council.

 

Details of the schedule from March to June 2024 are listed below. Please email anna.baine@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz for booking and more information.

 

First aid courses with an outdoor focus (max 20 per course)

 

Option 1 - One day basic course Tuesday 26th March – 8.30am – 4.30pm - Kaipatiki Project EcoHub, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale.

 

Option 2 - One day basic course Wed 3rd April - 8.30am – 4.30pm – West lynn Butterfly Gardens, 73 Parker Ave, New Lynn. 

 

Option 3 - Two day Outdoor first aid course Tuesday 30th April- Wed 1st May - 8.30am – 4.30pm Waiheke Sustainability Centre 1A Mako Street, Oneroa, Waiheke Island.


These first aid courses are being delivered by ‘First Training’ and will cover the basics of first aid response and treatment in the outdoors e.g., CPR, treating wounds, broken bones, shock etc.  Both are certificated courses.


Lunch and light refreshments provided.


Growsafe 1-day courses (max 15 per course)


Option 1. Tues 9th April – Warkworth, Rodney

 

Morning session (8.30am – 1.30pm) Theory component of Growsafe, delivered by Dean Bowden from Sprayschool.  At the Shoesmith Hall, Main Hall, corner of Shoesmith Street and Brown Road, Warkworth.

 

Afternoon session (2pm – 4.00pm) – Practical component, knapsack use training and completion of spray diary delivered by NZ Biosecurity Ltd.  Warkworth Showgrounds State highway 1, Rodney, Warkworth.

 

Option 2.  Wed 10th April -   Central Auckland, Epsom

 

Morning session (8.30am – 1.30pm) -   Theory aspect of Growsafe, delivered by Dean Bowden from Sprayschool. At the Melville Cricket Pavilion, 18 St Andrews Road, Epsom.

 

Afternoon session (2pm - 4.30pm) –Practical component, knapsack use training and completion of spray diary delivered by NZ Biosecurity Ltd. At Windmill Park, 48 Windmill Road, Epsom.

 

This basic Growsafe course provides essential training and certification for park volunteers wanting to learn more about and the use of herbicide products (cut and paste and knapsack spraying) in our local parks.

 

Lunch and light refreshments provided.

 

 Restoration Planning and Geo Mapping/GIS workshop (max 20)

 

Option 1 Thurs 12 April 9.30am – 3pm.   Takapuna Cricket Club, Onewa Domain, Northcote Rd, Northcote.

 

Option 2 Wed 1 May 9.30am – 3pm. Melville Cricket Pavilion, 18 St Andrews Road, Epsom.

 

These workshops are being delivered by Ben Sheeran from Recreation Solutions and Auckland Parks.  Training will cover the basics around how to prepare a restoration plan for your project utilising resources such as the new Te Haumanu Taiao - Restoring the natural environment in Tāmaki Makaurau guide as well as the council Geo Mapping service (relevant planning overlays, park boundaries, drawing polygons for planting sites).

 

Lunch and light refreshments provided.


Introduction to seed collection workshops (max 20 per workshop) 

 

Option 1 Wed 24th April - 9am – 4pm – Kaipatiki Project Eco Hub, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale.

 

Option 2 Mon 29th April 9am – 4pm – Logan Campbell Building, Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, The Gardens, Manurewa.


This training day is aimed at park volunteers and individuals that have an interest in learning more about collecting native seed and best practice associated with this activity in local parks. The training will be delivered in partnership with seed collection and growing experts Derek Craig from Kaipatiki Project and Jane Straka from Scrub Growers. 


Lunch and light refreshments provided.


Risk Assessment training (max 15)

Fri 24 May, 9.30am – 3pm - Melville Cricket Pavilion, 18 St Andrews Road, Epsom.


The risk assessment course is being delivered by Craig MacDonald from ‘All about People’ and provides essential training for park volunteers around the safety act and how it relates to volunteers, plus how to complete a risk assessment plan for volunteer activities in local parks as well as key things volunteers need to know to keep themselves safe while working in parks.

 

Lunch and light refreshments provided.

 

Introduction to pest plants (weeds) workshops (max 20 per workshop)

 

The community programme ranger and pest plant experts are offering three upcoming introductory pest plant workshops.  These workshops are aimed at new and existing park volunteers and residents who would like to upskill in the area of pest plant identification and manual control in their local park or back yard. 

 

Bookings are essential and people need to go through Calendly to book: https://calendly.com/mylocalpark

 

Fri 5 April, 10am - 12.30pm, Windmill Park, 48 Windmill Road, Mount Eden. https://calendly.com/mylocalpark/introduction-to-plant-pests-weeds-workshop-central

 

Fri 3 May, 10am – 12.30pm, Macleans Park, Eastern Beach, 67 The Esplanade, Eastern Beach.  Please note this is a bilingual workshop (delivered in both Mandarin and English). https://calendly.com/mylocalpark/bilingual-workshop-macleans-park

 

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