Community Groups

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Featherston Beautification Group

When: 3rd Monday of Month, 19:00-20:30
Where: Kitchen
Cost: $2 Koha
Contact: Rhonda Jones, 06 3088445, Jan Thurston, 06 3086263

We are a small group committed to making a difference in our town. To date, our projects include providing public benches in local parks and reserves, where we’ve also planted trees and maintaining garden beds and planters on the main street which are not under the auspices of City Care. Our future projects include planning towards placing gateway signs at the three entranceways to Featherston. We have produced three calendars to raise funds for these, and we are grateful to the public for their support in purchasing these. Look out for us in our hi-viz vests with the Beautification Group logo!

Featherston Community Garden Group

When: Informal basis.
Where: Community Centre
Cost: Free
Contact: Elsa Kelly, 021 263 9403, kellyelsam@gmail.com

Featherston Community Garden group is a group of volunteer 'Gardeners' who have come together to grow, build and educate a community in producing their own food. At the moment the Featherston Community Garden group meets on an informal basis for weeding and cleaning up the Community Centre grounds and local community gardens. If you want to be included in our next clean up please email Elsa at kellyelsam@gmail.com so you can be added to our email list.

Positively Featherston

Positively Featherston

When: Approximately Monthly
Where: Kauri Room
Cost: $2 koha
Contact: Julia Reed, 06 216 9929

Positively Featherston is for people who are passionate about our town to come together and share ideas to create our own solutions to local issues or build on our strengths. We are currently developing an action plan and are working on a brochure of all things Featherston.

The Featherston Community Network

When: Next meeting, Thursday 18 May, 11:30-13:00
Where: Community Centre
Contact: Kara Pennington, 021 308 799, Featherston Community Network Co-ordintaor, kara@connectingcommunities.org.nz

The Featherston Community Network meetings bring together community-minded individuals and representatives of community groups, schools, sports groups, agencies, and health and social service-providers. Membership is open to anyone who is Featherston-based or who works here. Getting together helps foster useful connections and provides a forum to share information, knowledge, resources and collective energy. Being connected and informed assists us to respond to the needs and aspirations of the community. Community Network meetings are opportunities to: connect with others interested in or working on similar issues; hear about what’s happening and what’s on offer in Featherston; discuss ideas, current issues, projects of interest; share experience, expertise, strategies; and seek advice or support for your activities / projects. Check out our meeting notes posted on this page to get a sense of what is discussed at recent meetings. To join or receive meeting notes, contact our co-ordinator Kara Pennington (details given above). If you can’t make meetings but have something you want discussed let Kara know, she is usually happy to talk on your behalf.

Footprints in Featherston

Footprints in Featherston

When: On hiatus
Where: Kauri Room
Cost: $2 koha
Contact: Julia Reed, 06 2169929

Footprints in Featherston is a social group of likeminded people sharing ideas on sustainable living, upcycling, recycling, self-sufficiency, old fashion living, healthy options for today's living, sharing stories, plants, seeds and excess product - all in consideration of our footprint on the environment. If you would like to be part of this group or share your skills and ideas and engage in some lively and passionate discussions, please contact Julia on 06 216 9929. Experts and amateurs alike are welcome. Meet amazingly talented people with nifty home craft ideas and green fingers. It’s a lot of fun and you're always guaranteed to learn something new.

We are currently taking a break from regular monthly meetings, while planning some new events later in the year.

Fab Feathy: Community-Led Development Project

When: Approximately Monthly
Cost: $2 koha
Contact: Liz Mellish, fabfeathy@outlook.co.nz

The current members of the Fab Feathy Working Group are: Liz Mellish; Phil Dittmer; Mark Shepherd; Alan Maxwell; Siv Fjærestad; Kara Pennington. If you want to find out more or be involved in some way, please contact: fabfeathy@outlook.co.nz.

For a summary of our news items and updates, visit our Fab Feathy update page.