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Free Dr Compost workshops in Wanaka and Queenstown

February 2nd, 2016

Compost can help your garden deal with these scorching summer temperatures. Adding compost to soil helps it retain moisture; meaning less watering and fewer wilting plants. Don’t forget to mulch your garden once you’ve composted and watered it (straw or a …more

Vinyl craft ideas

January 18th, 2016

We have boxes of old records for sale at the moment; so many that we’re selling them for just a dollar per record. There are some gems for vinyl lovers but there are also some that no-one is ever likely to …more

Holiday trolley action at Kahu Youth

January 18th, 2016

Our Enviroschools facilitator Si Williams supported a two day trolley building workshop at Kahu Youth. Two teams of young people designed, built and raced the trolleys down the golf course hill. Materials were sourced from the Wastebusters yard, and the young people got hands-on …more

Reuse Customer Service Role

January 5th, 2016

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, thorough and hardworking staff member to receive, sort and sell reusable stuff in our busy shop and yard. Must be able to work weekends. Applications close 5pm Tuesday 12th January

Rejoice, reuse, recycle

December 9th, 2015

It’s not too many more sleeps until Christmas, so we’ve put together five hot tips for a Christmas which doesn’t cost the earth. A green Christmas has less impact on the environment (and the climate), but it can also be less stressful and …more

Green-Gold for Glenorchy

December 9th, 2015

Glenorchy Primary is the first Green-Gold Enviroschool in our district! From chooks to native tree plantings, these kids are doing it all. We’re honoured to be a part of it through our Enviroschools facilitator Simon Williams, (his work with primary schools …more

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