News & Events

‘Limits to Growth’ book vindicated in light of new research – we’re nearing collapse

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“The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, has been criticised as doomsday fantasy since it was published. […] So were they right?”

Alarm sounds for native wildlife – NZ Herald

North Island Brown Kiwi

Losing our native species is not an inevitability but a choice – and one that could hurt New Zealand in more ways than we realise. That’s the message in a new book that will draw on one of the most comprehensive reviews of biodiversity and related policy done in New Zealand.

Summer Prize Draws

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We love to spread the word about forward thinking businesses making NZ greener and smarter. And what better way for people to learn about great products than to actually have them!

We’re partnering with sustainable Kiwi businesses to give you the opportunity to win some great prizes.

Ecofind Summer Prize Draw with Pouch Products

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Congratulations to our inaugural Summer Prize Draw winner! And thanks to Pouch Products for their fantastic prize packs. We think Pouch Products are such a great idea, we’d like to give you another chance to win some… So we’re running another draw with Pouch Products in January! Stay tuned – details coming soon.

Ecofest 2014 featuring Nelson Growables

Nelson Ecofest 2014

Nelson Ecofest combines the best of the Home and Garden show with a green conscience and practical solutions for people seeking a sustainable future.

Free Recycling Scheme to be trialled in Nelson & Richmond

Nelson and Richmond streets will become a bargain-hunting ground next month with the launch of a free recycling scheme. Second Hand Sunday will give Nelson, Stoke and Richmond residents the opportunity to make someone’s trash their treasure. The initiative will be trialled by the Nelson city and Tasman district councils for the first time on […]

SiloStay Winter Warmer Promo

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Silostay – Winter Warmer Special Deal 2 nights for $300. Save up to $70 per night, Banks Peninsula, NZ

Waimarama Community Gardens – listing update and Art

Discovered some wonderful art on the new Waimarama Community Gardens new website: Painting of the Waimarama Community Gardens by Nelson artist Marilyn Andrews #gigatownnsn — Ecofind NZ (@ecofind) May 20, 2014

UN Report: World Must Move Away From ‘Dirty’ Fuels

Here are a couple of good articles from the BBC on this significant report: BBC News Science & Environment: “World must end ‘dirty’ fuel use – UN” BBC News Science & Environment: “Climate mitigation report: Key findings”  

Solar Impulse 2 Unveiled

Some great coverage by Treehugger’s Zachary Shahan: You’ve probably heard of the Solar Impulse. It’s a solar-powered airplane that flew across the United States last year. It broke numerous aviation records along the way as well as during flights in Europe and Africa beforehand. However, the Solar Impulse was just a prototype. The Solar Impulse […]

Cancer, Healing & Wellbeing: May 16-23, 2014

8 Day Residential Program with Drs Ruth and Ian Gawler. Accessing the heart and science of Lifestyle Medicine – Offering genuine hope for all those affected by cancer. With cancer comes many challenges. The obvious health issues, the potential life changes, treatment regimes, adapting to a new way of living, maybe even a new way […]

Going Against the Grain!

The humble grain silo is turned into an innovative and eco-friendly nine unit serviced apartment complex in idyllic Little River!