Welcome to Environment Network Manawatu

Be part of the solution to environmental challenges

Who are we?

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

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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.

Environmental Small Grants Funding Opportunity

ENM administers the Environmental Small Grants Fund, with the first round opening in February 2021. The purpose of the grant is to support community initiatives that align with priorities of both Palmerston North City Council and ENM, to improve environmental outcomes for the city.  Funding priorities each year will be based on PNCC’s Eco-City Strategy priorities, and any identified priorities of the network. Any group is encouraged to get in touch with us, to find out if this grant could help their work. Find out more here.

Volunteer(s) of the Month: Extinction Rebellion Manawatū

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a decentralised, international and politically non-partisan movement using non-violent direct action and civil disobedience to persuade governments to act justly on the Climate and Ecological Emergency. In October 2020, six members of XR Manawatū sat down with ENM to talk about the movement that is trying to provoke system change. Read more here.