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Help us clean up Wanaka

August 18th, 2015

Join the Wanaka Wastebusters clean-up crew as they pick up litter from Riverbank Rd and Ballantyne Rd for Keep New Zealand Beautiful week. Meet at Wanaka Wastebusters (corner Riverbank and Ballantyne Rd, outside the front door of the shop) at 10am on …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

Gina’s Plastic Free July blog (week 1)

July 2nd, 2015

Monday 6th July One of my biggest sources of plastic waste is crackers. We eat a lot of them – the little round rice ones and the big fat square ones. And of course they all come wrapped in plastic! …more

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