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Plastic free July

June 26th, 2015

Back in 2013, Countdown won the Unpackit Worst Packaging Awards for putting fruit and vegetables on meat-trays and wrapping them in plastic. The fight against crazy wrap continues, with a new petition asking Countdown to stop selling fruit and vegetables wrapped in …more

Taking on Central Otago Wastebusters

May 26th, 2015

Central Otago Wastebusters in Alexandra might have to close down. We’ve been investigating whether Wanaka Wastebusters could turn it around. It would be a lot of work but worth it if we could keep social enterprise and waste minimisation strong in …more

Wanaka Wastebusters open from 11am

May 25th, 2015

Loving the snow in Wanaka today. The Wanaka Wastebusters shop and recycling centre is open from 11am to 5pm today (Monday 25th May). We’ve cleared the snow in the carpark and the fire is on, so it’s a great place to hang out …more

Winter Truck Driver needed

May 5th, 2015

We need a Winter Truck Driver who is fit, friendly and self-motivated, with a sense of humour and a Class 2 licence. You can download a job description and application form here. Drop your completed application form into our shop by 5pm Friday May 22nd, or …more

Donations for Nepal

May 5th, 2015

Thanks to the generosity of our customers, we recently donated $1099.60 to the Nepal Earthquake – Helambu, Solu Khumbu Relief Fund from the collection jar in the shop. The fund was set up by Sophie Ward (our former project manager) and her …more

Opening 1pm on ANZAC day

April 22nd, 2015

The Wastebusters shop and recycling centre will be opening at 1pm on ANZAC day (Saturday 25th April). We’ll be open 9am-5pm every day from then until Christmas for your second-hand shopping and recycling pleasure.

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