Archives V2

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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Limeplastering workshop in Ahipara – coming soon!

Think visually of Mediterranean style internal lime plastering. A beautiful lime plaster has many benefits, for example it's healthy, non toxic, sustainable, tactile and helps regulate moisture in a room. Experienced limeplasterer Stephen Moller of Limewave www.limewave.co.nz. will be up in the Far North for...

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Women – save money, save the planet!

We now stock silicone menstrual cups ($35) at the EcoCentre on behalf of Lyn Webster of www.pigtitsandparsleysauce.co.nz They come in two sizes, one more suitable for younger women who haven't had children, and a slightly larger size for those who have given birth and/or are of...

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Don’t bottle it up – post it!

The Kiwi Bottle Drive 'Message in a bottle' scheme is starting to make an impact, according to Warren Snow their campaign manager has had a call from the office of Associate Minister for the Environment, Scott Simpson, to whom they are being sent, asking how...

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Plastic recycling in Kaitaia

Plastic Free July might well be ending today but the need to reduce our reliance upon plastic hasn't. There are lots of things you can do not just in terms of avoiding plastic (see our earlier post with suggestions as to where to shop etc...

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