Spring Dr Compost workshops

DSC_6935Composting your organic waste is better for the planet, and it’s also better for your garden. You can turn your kitchen and garden scraps into a plant-boosting food for your soil. Dr Compost will help you get started and trouble-shoot any problems. He’ll also help you figure out which type of composting system will suit your household best. Workshops in Wanaka and Queenstown are free, thanks to QLDC funding to reduce organic waste going to the landfill.


Get Growing, Thursday 15th Oct 6-8pm. Grow your own healthy, fresh vegetables – tips on raised beds, seedlings, local climate. Venue – St John’s Rooms, 4 Link Way …read more

Jobs at Wanaka Wastebuters

We are looking for an admin manager and two reuse customer service staff.

 Admin manager position (25 hours per week).

The perfect person will be:

  • able to be responsible for Wastebusters admin and financial systems, including monthly reporting, invoicing, GST, banking, payroll, asset management and record keeping.
  • an experienced bookkeeper, familiar with Xero and MYOB payroll.
  • honest and accurate
  • able to work unsupervised and to contribute to our management team.
  • a friendly team-player with a passion for recycling and reuse

Job applications close Friday 25th September, 5pm. …read more

Even more beautiful

Rick smallHave you noticed how tidy the roadsides around Wanaka are looking? Thanks to all the community groups who helped with Keep NZ Beautiful week, and to the volunteers who turned out to the Wanaka Wastebusters clean-up. A few hours of your time has made a big difference to the litter around Wanaka.

Time for a spring clean

Spring makes you want to throw the doors and windows open, and get the house looking fresh and clean. Professional organiser Natalie Jane from Be Organised shared a tip  for anyone who is a little overwhelmed by the winter clutter.

  • Start with your most cluttered surface, like a kitchen bench.
  • Look at each item and decide whether you love it or use it. Be honest with yourself.
  •  If you don’t love it or use it, let it go.
  • Find a place for all the remaining items which makes sense to you, and make sure you put it back.

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