Dec 31

No Plastic Bag Campaign

Tāmaki WRAP is kicking off our No Plastic Bag Campaign with an initiative in March 2017 to reduce the amount of plastic bags in our community. The initiative involves working with local retailers and cafés. The retailers are: Salvation Army Op Shop Glen Innes & Panmure, Dove Hospice Op Shop Panmure and SPCA Op Shop Glen Innes.

Visit these shops and get a card; each time you shop at these retailers and you use your own reusable bag instead of a plastic bag you will earn a stamp towards a free DINE IN hot beverage at these participating cafes:  Bridge It Café Panmure, 133 Queens Café Panmure and Tri-Fusion Cafe Glen Innes. (Limited number of cards).

Candace Weir from Tāmaki WRAP says “one of the many reasons why plastic bags are bad is they can easily fly away and end up in waterways. They then break down into micro-plastic that can make its way into the food system. Not to mention the incredible amount of resources used to create a bag that we only use for around 20 minutes then discard”.

The plastic bags also pose a serious danger to our wildlife in our local greenspaces and waterways like Omaru creek and Tāmaki River. Birds often mistake the plastic pieces for food.

The campaign is supported by the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board and Auckland Council as well as the Glen Innes Business Association and Panmure Business Association. Chairperson Josephine Bartley of the local board is really hoping that people will get onboard the campaign and enjoy their cup of free coffee/ hot chocolate or tea. The Campaign is going to be repeated around the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki local board area.

5:30 pm17:30

International Plastic Bag Free Day Celebration Event

83 Church Street, Onehunga

Join Tamaki WRAP and friends celebrate International Plastic Bag Free Day and the start of Plastic Free July with our friends Multi Educational Support Services Trust. There will be speeches a musical performance as well as Love Food Hate Waste catering.

Please come and support this great kaupapa!

Free to attend, child friendly.

1:00 pm13:00

Let's Make Produce Bags

Te Oro

98 Line Road

Glen Innes

In association with Tāmaki WRAP's No Plastic Bag Campaign 'Let's Make it Green' will be teaching us how to make your very own produce bags. Don't worry if you can't sew, the super crafty Kimberly Kingan and Liz Peterson will help you along the way. At the end of the workshop you will have a set of produce bags to take home with you. How cool will it be to use your very own handmade reusable produce bags next time you do your grocery shop.

Two time slots:

1pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4pm

Please register to with your time preference.

11:00 am11:00

Shop Friendly

In association with our No Plastic Bag campaign we bring you 'Shop Friendly' - a workshop / guide to how to shop avoiding packaging and plastic bags. Amanda Chapman - zero waste blogger and activist will guide you, give tips and demo some zero waste recipes. You can BYO jars/containers/bags and a shopping list if you intend to do some shopping. Bin Inn Onehunga will be offering a special discount for partipcants. Please register :