Welcome to Environment Network Manawatū

Be part of the solution to environmental challenges.

Give the gift of helping return Kiwi to the Ruahine Range.

As a donation, for a loved one for a special occasion or just to say you care. Gift to support the Ruahine Kiwi Project in our vital mahi to enable the reintroduction of Kiwi by 2026.

Your gift will help resource the ongoing work to significantly decrease predator numbers in the Ruahine Range so endemic bird and plant life can thrive. This in turn will create the right climate for Kiwi to be safely and successfully introduced by 2026 into an area where they have been scarcely seen for many decades.

Find out more at this link.

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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)

Environmental Initiatives Fund Large Grants Round opening on 30th January 2024

The fund supports Palmerston North-based community initiatives that improve environmental outcomes.  Small Grants (up to $1000) and Large Grants (between $1000 and $12,000) are available for projects that align with PNCC’s Eco-City Strategy priorities, and any identified priorities of the Environment Network Manawatū. 

The Large Grants round will be open from 30th January- 14th March 2024. Applications for Small Grants are continually accepted. You can find out more at this link.

Celebration Evening

We will be holding an information/celebration evening on Monday 30th January 2024 from 5:30-6:30pm at Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North. This will be an opportunity to learn about currently funded projects from the recipients themselves, ask questions and gain more information about your potential application. This will be an informal event, with a chance to network, enjoy a light supper and appreciate the breadth of the work able to happen as the result of the funding. You can RSVP to this event here.

Read about all the 2023 Large Grant recipients at this link 


Our Annual Performance Report.

A celebration of the collective environmental mahi in our region over the 2022-23 year. We are exceptionally proud of our stories and our people and to those who support us and walk alongside us in the journey towards a healthier environment benefitting all life that resides within it.

Click here to access this report. Our sincere thanks to Anthony Behrens of Swampthing for his design work.

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Friday Fun in the Garden

As series of Friday Fun in the Garden events are being run by the Manawatū Food Action Network.

Come along and give a helping hand to food resilience projects happening in our city. We will be helping at different locations each week, with a focus on gardens and preparing for the upcoming summer. Tools and equipment will be provided, and you will have a chance to learn and share in the joys of gardening with the MFAN team.

The event will be at a different space next week. please go to our Facebook page for updates.

Contact Daniel Morrimire on food.action@enm.org.nz for more information.


Palmerston North Repair Cafe. Repair. Reduce Waste.

A monthly event where local people bring in their broken and damaged belongings and local volunteer experts do their best to repair them.

Next event takes place on Saturday 24th February 2024 9am-12pm (last mend at 11:30pm) at Palmerston North Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson Street.

N.B. this is our last event for 2023.

Follow our Facebook Page and keep up to date here

Find out more information here.



Who are we?

Environment Network Manawatū is the environment hub for the Manawatū Region, facilitating and enabling communication, cooperation, and collective action amongst its 65+ member groups and the community. These groups stem from throughout the Manawatū River Catchment with interests including biodiversity regeneration, freshwater management, food resilience, sustainable living, alternative energies, and active transport. The network is organised into two collectives: Manawatū Food Action Network and Manawatū River Source to Sea.

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Celebrating volunteering

​​Paula. Supergrans Manawatū and Palmerston North Repair Cafe.    

Paula is incredibly creative, crafty and community driven; for her a volunteering role with Supergrans Manawatū and ENM’s Palmerston North Repair Café is a logical extension of these passions that sees her sharing these wonderful skills.

Paula became a regular volunteer for Supergrans Manawatū where she teaches a weekly sewing class, after learning about them at one of the earlier Repair Cafe’s. Supergrans Manawatū works to help build resilience in the community...paula picture.jpg



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