News & Events

Kiwi bach takes third place in Solar Decathlon in US capital

A conceptual image of the Meridian Frist Light house

In a contest that went down to the wire the Victoria University team has been awarded third place at the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, just a few points behind the winner.

Water Quality Research: Flush Your Taps

Tap with water flowing

Research carried out by the Institute of Environmental Science and the Ministry of Health has shown that some New Zealand water supplies contain minute traces of lead that are near to or exceed the maximum acceptable level specified in the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards.

Moving Planet Video Montage: Moving Together

The Moving Planet 2011 logo with blue arrow and text

The Team reports:

We’re still exhilarated from the past weekend of Moving Planet events — a truly amazing show of global solidarity, commitment, and creativity.

We wanted you to have the first glimpse of the video showing what it all looked like:

Try Organic Food…

retor poster with wording: 'Try Organic Food' or as your parents called it, "Food"

via Rasa Foods: Delectable Salubrious Cookery

Moving Planet – September 24 2011: A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels

The Moving Planet 2011 logo with blue arrow and text

Moving Planet is a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis.

Conservation Week 2011: 11 – 18 September


Join thousands of people all across the country to celebrate New Zealand’s unique wildlife, our incredible natural areas, and the places that are part of our history.

Kiwis Confused by Food Labels – Survey

Some food with labels

New research has shown that New Zealanders find food labels difficult to understand and lacking in key information.

Valuing Our Waters – Survey

A rocky stream

What future would you like to see for local rivers?

The Cawthron Institute is running an online survey to explore how to accommodate diverse interests and values in freshwater management, with a focus on local rivers.

Tasman Nelson Environment Awards Open

Beach at Kaiteriteri Nelson, New Zealand

The popular regional awards are open for nominations until Friday 16 September 2011. This is a joint Nelson City and Tasman District Council initiative.

Courses in Organic Horticulture – Fairfield House, Nelson

This course in Organic Horticulture covers level 3 Organics and level 4 Applied Organics, runs for 8 months beginning end of August, 9.30 – 3.00 daily at Fairfield House, Nelson.

Bicycles of the Future?

Designer Dror Peleg with her Frii plastic bike

A bike made from recycled plastic. A bike ‘grown’ from bamboo. Just two recent eco-design innovations hinting at the shape of the future.

Nelson Tasman Ecofest 2011

Ecofest Logo

Ecofest – making it easier being green. A showcase for Eco innovative products, services and messages.

The Nelson Tasman Ecofest 2011 – 20 & 21 August 2011
Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm and
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
at the Trafalgar Centre, Nelson