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Future Proofing Kaitaia’s Energy Supply

Local businesses and community organisations especially need to understand the importance of this discussion before we are hit by another major weather event or random lengthy power outage like the one this week. With Climate Change ensuring that cyclones and torrential rains come around more...

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Message in a Bottle!

As The Kiwi Bottle Drive photo says 'Always wanted to send something cheeky to parliament? Now's your big chance!' Their Message in a Bottle campaign involves people sending thousands of messages in bottles to parliament and Scott Simpson MP to tell them we want 'bottle deposits'...

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Plastic Free July – week one

Plastic Free July is under way and a week has almost passed already. How are you doing? If you haven't started don't worry, there are still plenty more days to take up the challenge! Sign up on their website and you'll get emailed tips throughout...

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Plastic Free July – what will you be doing?

Plastic Free July is nearly here again already! If you've not come across it before head over to www.plasticfreejuly.org and their Facebook page. Basically it is a campaign aimed at reducing the amount of plastic we use, focusing on single use disposable plastic items like the...

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The under-rated choko

The choko is one of those vegetables that many people don't know what to do with, or have had bad experiences of it being boiled to death and so won't touch it with a barge pole! However it grows well locally and can be made...

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Observations from the Composting workshop

By Brian Camplin On Saturday morning 20/05/17 a diverse crew assembled at CBEC for a workshop presented by Darlene Baldwin, as organised by Cheryl Toka (Kaitaia KaiBOX). I attended because I had recently put down 6 x 1 cu metre bins of compost and had no frame...

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Maramataka Maori 2017-18 now available

Nau mai e te tau hou! The 2017-18 edition of Maramataka Maori is ready for Matariki/Puanga and on sale at the EcoCentre for $20. Plan your life using the Maori moon cycle with this unique colour coded 12 month wall planner with a few new extras...

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Climate Change petition at the EcoCentre

The petition reads: "We the undersigned, citizens of New Zealand, call upon the Government to urgently: 1. Set up a Climate Change Commission to oversee 2. the establishment of a revenue neutral, progressive fossil fuel levy, similar to the effective ones overseas" The petition asks people to support government...

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The Kiwi Bottle Drive kicks off in Kaitaia

The Kiwi Bottle Drive is campaigning for the government to introduce a cash for containers scheme in Aotearoa NZ. Their nationwide tour kicks off in Kaitaia on Saturday 20th May at the market. Bring along your rinsed out bottles and cans and get 10c back...

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