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Time for a spring clean

September 1st, 2015

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 …more

Help keep Wanaka beautiful

August 18th, 2015

Keep New Zealand Beautiful week is September 14th-20th. You can sign up as a community group or with family/friends. Register online at  and they will send you everything you need e.g. gloves and bags. Put all the recycling you find …more

Need a project?

August 18th, 2015

Gina spent the weekend reupholstering some retro chrome chairs  – and she was stoked with how they turned out. It’s so satisfying making something old look fabulous again. If you’d like to have a go at upholstery, Reg’s next Wanaka workshop is on …more

The Outlook for Someday Workshops 2015

August 18th, 2015

Outlook for Someday is a fantastic film-making competition based around sustainability for students Yr 7-13. Students can register for a free all day workshop at the Outlook for Someday website (numbers limited). They’ll learn film-making and editing techniques, explore what sustainability means to them …more

Gina’s Plastic Free Blog (Week 3 & 4)

July 29th, 2015

Wed 29 July Do you know the best $1.99 I ever spent? Ironically it was for something plastic – but one that gets used every day in our house. It’s a rice ball press – a little triangle which you …more

Plastic Free Blog (Week 2)

July 10th, 2015

Monday 20th July Did you know straws are one of the top 10 types of rubbish picked up during coastline clean-ups by the Ocean Conservancy group in the US. Here in NZ, 72% of the rubbish picked up by Sustainable Coastlines is …more

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