Dr Compost is back

bokashi3-copyWant to build a raised bed and harvest you own fresh, free vegetables? Our own gardening and composting guru, Dr Compost, can get you started, and show your how to add fertility to your garden by composting your garden and kitchen waste. Funded by QLDC to reduce organic waste to landfill.

Free Wanaka Workshops: (at St John’s Rooms, 4 Link Way)

Thursday 20th Oct, 6-8pm      Growing vegetables

How to make a raised bed and grow the best veggies in town. Top crops, local tips, growing from seed.

Wednesday 26th Oct, 6-8pm Lazy ways to compost

Harness the power of worms, fermentation and microbes to turn your food and garden waste into food for our garden. Covers Bokashi buckets, trench compost, the benefits of worms in compost.

Personal prescription. Dr Compost will have a stall at Wanaka’s Labour Weekend community event, Sunday 23rd October at Pembroke Park, 10am-1pm. Bring your tricky gardening and compost questions and get a personal prescription based on decades of local experience.

Work with us!

Wanaka Wastebusters Admin Manager (25 hours per week).  You’ll be responsible for our admin and financial systems, including monthly reporting, invoicing, GST, banking, payroll, asset management and record keeping.

You will be an experienced bookkeeper, familiar with Xero and MYOB payroll. You’ll be honest and accurate, able to work unsupervised and to contribute to our management team.

Job applications close Tuesday 1st November. Download an application form and job description here. Email your application form to sue@wanakawastebusters.co.nz or drop it in to the shop. Call Sue on 027 322 9675 for more information.

Wanaka Wastebusters Reuse Customer Service job, receiving, sorting and selling stuff in our busy shop. Are you enthusiastic, friendly and hard-working, with a passion for people and reuse?

Job applications close Wed 2nd November. Download an application form and job description here. Email your application form to bif@wanakawastebusters.co.nz or drop it in to the shop. Call Bif on 021 177 6824 for more information.

Imagination + upcycling

What does every broken-down appliance dropped at Wastebusters dream of becoming? A raygun or Crystallion Fabriculator night light made by artist Sean Boyd.

free exhibition of his original sculptures is on now at Central Stories museum in Alexandra. If you love local art, Star Wars or Guardians of the Galaxy, this ones for you.

The SoReal exhibition runs 10am-4pm, every day until 19th October. Read about Sean’s work in the ODT.




Limited Edition Wanaka bags

Wow, whDSC_1426 copyat an amazing community response to the Limited Edition Wanaka bag. Plastic Bag Free Wanaka raised over $6,500 and sold all 200 bags in just 10 days.

If you pledged for a bag, you probably can’t wait to get your hands on it. If you live in town, you can pick it up from the PBFW stall at the locations below:

Springfest (Sunday 23rd October, 10am – 1pm) at Pembroke Park

Farmers Market (Thursday 27th October and Thursday 3rd November) at Bullock Creek beside Speight’s Ale House.

If you live out of town, we’ll send your bag to you, so start checking your mailbox from the end of October.