Category Archives: Global

Climate change talk in Wanaka

Dr Jim Salinger, climate scientist and author, is coming to Wanaka. He’ll talk about his new book “Living in a warmer world”. Find out how the world is changing and how it will impact on us, including on the Southern …more

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Wanaka Wastebusters Loses Recycling Contract – Q and A’s

Queenstown Lakes District Council announced yesterday that Wanaka Wastebusters has lost the Wanaka recycling collections and processing contract. The council has chosen the cheapest price, but have they considered the best value for the community???

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Upcycling at the Wanaka Fest

Welcome to the wonderful world of up-cycling, this goes along the same theme as our craft nights, but we are bringing it to you during the Wanaka Fest.  We have been asked to share some wonderful tips on how to …more

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Wanaka Wastebusters on Fair Go

The Fair Go crew came down to film at Wanaka Wastebusters last week. No, we haven’t been caught doing something naughty – they just wanted to talk about our favourite subject – recycling! Great timing with the Unpackit 2012 Awards …more

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Wanakafest Wheelie Bin Race 2011

It’s that time of year.  Feel the heat. Go for the glory. The Wanaka Wastebusters Annual Wheelie Bin Race this year has a Rugby World Cup theme – so get your running shoes ready and we’ll be there with the …more

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Shaping Our Future Forums

With the first round of the Shaping Our Future Forums over, including the repeat forums that were held for people who couldn’t make the first ones, it is now time for the second stage to begin. The dates are as …more

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We need your help!

We want your feedback so we can do things better and help our community more. Are we keeping all our balls in the air, or are we letting things slip? Fill in this survey form and tell us what you …more

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Shaping our future

At Wastebusters we are always wondering how we can use our skills, talents and resources to look after our place, and maintain quality of life for people that live here. The new Shaping the Future forums aim to do the …more

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Community engagement

Two workshops being held in Wanaka and Queenstown this month are the start of a new conversation that Queenstown Lakes District Council wants to hold with the community. The workshops are part of the “Shaping Our Future” project, which aims …more

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Too Much Packaging? “Absolutely” Say Consumers

A large majority (86%) of New Zealanders are concerned by the amount of packaging waste they have to deal with, according to a new poll* “Packaging Waste in NZ” released on 5th November. Wanaka Wastebusters Campaigner Angus Ho said the …more

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