News & Events

Kiwis want over a third of New Zealand Oceans Protected

NZ Ocean

New Colmar Brunton polling has revealed that New Zealanders want more than a third of their oceans protected in marine reserves – a 100-fold increase on current levels.

Richmond Plains wins first ever Gold Medals for Organic Wines in Hong Kong

the Richmond Plains logo

Richmond Plains has just won the first gold medals ever specifically awarded by the Hong Kong International Wine Challenge for organic and biodynamic wines.

Unpackit Award Winners 2011

Congratulations to Potato Pak!

Blenheim based Potato Pak has won the 2011 Unpackit Award for New Zealand’s best packaging with their compostable take-away container made from waste potato starch.

Nelson Electronic Waste Recycling

Nelson Electronic Waste Recycling

Sunday May 1 2011 marked a new era in Nelson waste management with the opening of an e-Cycle depot at the Nelson ReUse and Recycle Centre (NRRC) providing year-round recycling of electronic waste.

Unpackit 2011 Packaging Awards – Vote Now

Voting is still open for the 16 finalists in the best and worst packaging awards on

Packaging is one of those issues where progress is being made, but much more needs to be done.

These ‘Awards’ are a brilliant way of both raising general awareness and bringing some light-hearted pressure to bear on those who produce and package goods in NZ.

Christchurch Earthquake

Christchurch Cathedral Feb 22 2011

As the massive scale of devastation and loss hits home, our hearts go out to those affected by the Feb 22 M6.3 earthquake.

Tasman Bay Beach Clean 2010

beach and bush in Golden Bay

Tasman Bay Beaches got a spruce up last Saturday (Nov 20) as around 800 volunteers took part in what is set to become an annual event.

The Tasman Bay Big Beach Clean-up, organised by DOC, Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council and NELMAC Ltd, covered 291 kilometres of coast line and collected around 10.46 tonnes of rubbish.

eDay Nets Large Haul

This year’s eDay saw around 900 tonnes of e-waste dropped off at 52 collection points around the country. This region saw 1009 vehicles drop off a massive 70 tonnes at the two sites compared with last years 52 tonnes. National organiser, Laurence Zwimpfer of the eDay New Zealand Trust, said the response around the country […]

Nelson Masked Parade 2010

The 2010 Nelson annual Masked Parade lived up to its reputation as a spectacle of sound, colour and enthusiasm. Entrants and spectators enjoyed perfect weather, plenty of post-parade food options and good entertainment from the More FM Carnivale and Sonic 1903 Live Zone. The theme – ‘On the Move’ inspired a kaleidoscope of creativity which included sheep herding, cars, criminals on the run and a number of fish themes – Good times for all!

Getting Started

Hi and welcome to Ecofind. This project is in the early days but we’ll be adding to the directory on a regular basis. Come again and visit the blog to keep up with our latest news and progress. And feel free to send info on green accommodation, services and products in the Upper South Island […]