Today I had the pleasure of triumphantly depositing $1700 in the Oxfam Coffee Break bank account!
This money was raised at the formal dinner, A Fine Affair, by the amazing group of timebankers, volunteers, sponsors and guests, who worked, donated and consumed delicious fairtrade food and drink.
The day started bright and early for our star chef, Tania Sawicki Mead, along with a dedicated team of kitchen hands including Nolan Hodgeson, Karly Christ, Kate Wilson and Renee Rushton. A crisp selection of fresh food donated by Commonsense Organics and The Organic Connection was unpacked and the preparation began.
The Newtown Community Centre Theatre was transformed into a beautiful, fine-dining restaurant setting lit with fairy lights and candles and decorated with fair-trade coffee sacks.
There have been several sightings of Robins around Mākara Peak recently which is exciting! These birds are very susceptible to predation and are usually only found on islands and in predator free areas.
As a rule, Katie doesn’t spend too much time on the phone at work. The 25-year-old is more likely to be out and about offering gardening advice, ensuring outdoor public events run smoothly, and chatting to community conservation volunteers.