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Local self sufficiency through Workshops

By John Kenderdine We see workshops as one of the best tools we have to empower local communities to help themselves instead of waiting and hoping for some government or council to do it for us. The EcoCentre is keen to help develop ideas with people...

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Worm farming workshop – 25th November

Kaitaia KaiBox and Te Hiku Maara Kai Community Garden are organising this half day morning workshop (see Facebook event) run by local worm farm expert Pat Naidu. Pat, a commercial worm farmer for 25 years, has regularly run workshops for schools, garden centres and community...

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Wattle & daub, and Limeplastering workshops planned

Following the success of our Limeplastering workshop in September the EcoCentre is currently seeking expressions of interest in attending future workshops on limeplastering and also construction using wattle & daub techniques. Stephen Moller and family will be back to run the limeplastering workshop most likely...

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We need more than tidy Kiwis: we need a paradigm shift

Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince are probably too modest to rate themselves world-class environmental defenders. But that’s definitely the impression these millennials left with the 40-strong crowd at Far North REAP Friday evening. The dynamic duo’s zero waste free presentation was part of their “Rubbish Trip” tour,...

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The Rubbish Trip is coming to Kaitaia

We're very excited to have Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince, the No-Waste Nomads, coming to Kaitaia this week (see Facebook event) as part of The Rubbish Trip. They'll be at Far North REAP at 6.30pm this Friday, 13th October to give their presentation, after which there...

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Plastering success all over the walls

10 keen people turned up on a blustery squalling day (15/9/17) to learn the tricks of the trade of lime plastering. The tutor was Stephen Moller from “Limewave” who spent 4 years in Switzerland leaning from the old masters. After a welcome from our host, Rueben...

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Zero Waste shopping around Kaitaia

To help you on your Zero Waste journey here are some of the options we've found available locally. Let us know any other tips you have and we'll add them to the list! Bring your own containers, bags and cups: Reuseable coffee cup: for tea or hot...

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Zero Waste week starts today!

Going Zero Waste for a week? The Zero Waste movement is about keeping things out of landfill. You may have seen variations on the 'refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, re-home, recycle, rot' mantra doing the rounds on social media. Refuse - say no to plastic bags, straws, packaging...

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Zero Waste week – 4-8th September

Zero Waste Week is a grassroots campaign raising awareness of the environmental impact of waste and empowering participants to reduce waste. Not only is it good for the environment, being Zero Waste can be good for your wallet too! Launched in the UK in 2008, the...

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