What’s on

Predator Free Brooklyn launch event – Saturday 4 August 1-4pm
The team behind Predator Free Brooklyn are now seeking to extend their backyard trapping initiative to 1000 properties across Brooklyn, Vogeltown, Mornington and Kingston.
They invite you to their official launch event at Vogelmorn Bowling Club on 5th August.
The group was formed at the end of September 2016 in response to the Predator Free 2050 goal. It was brought together from those who were following the work of the Polhill Protectors extending the halo of native birds around Zealandia through trapping in Polhill.
The premise is simple and proven in Crofton Downs – giving out free traps to householders, in return for them keeping them baited, monitored and reporting activity. Getting to a critical mass of one trapper per five households has seen Crofton Downs become New Zealand’s first predator free suburb. Can Brooklyn be the second?
Traps are now available thanks to a very generous grant from Transpower New Zealand which has enabled the group to fund their expansion toward the 1000 households needed to rid Brooklyn of rats and other predators.
Kelvin Hastie, who established the model in Crofton Downs provided initial guidance, and a small supply of traps. With Kelvin’s help, there are now 128 traps deployed in the suburb; and almost 400 rodents have been removed from circulation, tipping the odds a little toward our native birds and reptiles.
Get your trap; your questions answered on backyard trapping; join our existing trappers and celebrate the success already achieved.
There will be stalls with information, food and kids’ activities – so come along and bring your friends and neighbours.

For more information about Predator Free Brooklyn visit their Facebook group.

Election Night party – Saturday 23 September
Barbarian Productions and the VCG are partnering to bring you a fun night of watching the election results unfold.


Vogelmorn Precinct design presentation – September tba
The design team working with Wellington City Council support invites the community to regroup and respond to the latest iteration of the design.

Koha yoga with Ming Janssen
Ming is running her classes on Tuesday 9.15am across the green at the Vogelmorn Hall.

Ming’s classes are a combination of stretches, flowing movements with breath and strength development. They are open to all levels of experience and you’re welcome to bring your children along. Some yoga mats and bolsters are available. Suggested koha $5-10.

Butoh practice Tuesdays 6-8pm
Darrell Haddon is running at Butoh practice session with a small group and invites people to join in on Tuesday evenings between 6 and 8pm. The first hour is physical exercises and the second hour is Butoh-specific exercises and practice. This is open to anyone interested. The practice will be limited to about four people and cost is $5 to pay for venue hire. Anyone interested can contact Darrell Haddon at deehaddon@gmail.com or 0223998219.