Welcome to Environment Network Manawatū

Be part of the solution to environmental challenges.


Who are we?

Environment Network Manawatū is a network of around sixty member organisations that fosters and encourages environmental initiatives in the Manawatū, in areas ranging from sustainable living to wildlife conservation.

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Environmental Initiatives Funding 

ENM administers the Environmental Initiatives Fund to support Palmerston North-based community initiatives that improve environmental outcomes.  Small Grants (up to $1000) and Large Grants (between $500 and $12,000) are available for projects that align with PNCC’s Eco-City Strategy priorities, and any identified priorities of the network. 

Applications for Small Grants (up to $1000) can be made by individuals and organisations at any time Find out more here. 

Applications for Large Grants have closed for 2021 and are expected to reopen in early 2022. Click here to register your details to be notified when the fund opens.

Read about the 2021 grant recipients at this link.

Te Miro Farm Community Project.

ENM Member GroupTe Kāuru in collaboration with Ag Research and Te Miro Farm have created an engaging and informative video case study exemplifying some of the incredible work  is happening to protect and enhance a unique stretch of the Manawatū River. 

Click here to view.


Gift Opportunity 

Gift a Predator Trap Donation

For a special occasion, or just to say you care!

Donate to our local biodiversity this year.

A donation will allow a predator trap to be deployed in the Ruahine Ranges

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    Volunteers checking and re-baiting a trap (image credit: A. Behrens)
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    A DOC 200 trap sitting above the clouds in the Ruahine Ranges(image credit: A. Behrens)
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    A volunteer carries a trap into the Ranges (image credit: A. Behrens)
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    Volunteers checking and re-baiting a trap (image credit: A. Behrens)
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    A volunteer rests at the top of a long climb (image credit: I. Rasmussen)
Why donate as a gift? 

A predator trap deployed in the Ruahine Ranges is the perfect waste-free gift to help bring kiwi back to the area.

Rats, stoats, possums, wild cats and hedgehogs destroy bird life by attacking small chicks and eating eggs.  When you donate a trap as a gift, your money will be put towards the installation of traps to kill these alien predators.  

We are hoping to deploy up to 1000 traps in the Ruahine Range over 2021. Your donation will help in significantly decreasing predator numbers and increasing bird life in the area.

Find out more and Gift a Predator Trap Donation at this link.

Volunteer(s) of the Month. Shannon Kai Hub.

The spirit of volunteering is visible everywhere you look at the Shannon Kai Hub. From the bustle of stocking the shelves, to the friendly chatter in the opp shop and sitting room, to the clean-up after opening hours, the work here is shared by a team of 27 volunteers. They come from as far away as Levin and Longburn. Some drive to Palmerston North and fill their cars at Just Zilch for the weekly stock-up, another does the banking run when working up there. A Steering Group of eight put in more volunteer hours managing the centre, and even the core group of paid staff put in double their paid hours, doing extra volunteer work. Read more here...