News & Events

National Battle to Protect Whio Ramps Up

The Battle for our Birds continues with the spotlight shining on whio next month. The whio is the unique native duck only found in New Zealand’s fast flowing waters. With fewer than 2500 whio left nationwide Genesis Energy and the Department of Conservation have partnered together in a five year programme to secure the future […]

Wellington Designers to Runway at Ecoluxe London During London Fashion Week

New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed has announced today that DENISE H & GHOST TRAIN Labels will runway at Ecoluxe London sustainable luxury fashion show – A Grinn Fairy Tale to be held on 17th February 2014, at Kingsway Hall, 66 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5BX Covent Garden, London. It was a last minute decision to attend the event as we were only […]

Green Urban Living Autumn Challenge 2014

The Green Urban Living Autumn Challenge is all about making it easy for everyone to live a little greener in ways that suit them and helps the environment.

Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Fence Could Start in May

Brook Waimarama Sanctuary - Nelson, New Zealand

Construction of a $4.7 million pest-proof fence around the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary could begin as early as May this year. General manager of the trust behind the fence, Hudson Dodd, says an application for the remaining $1.5 million needed is being considered and he is “fairly confident” of a positive result. “If that doesn’t work […]

SPLORE UPDATE: Conscious Consumers Festival Accreditation

Splore Receives First Ever Conscious Consumers Festival Accreditation »    

Splore Loves Zero Waste Volunteers

SPLORE FESTIVAL – Tapapakanga Regional Park – 14th – 16th Feb 2014. Want to meet new people and have the experience of a lifetime?

Arsenic used in home-building materials

Kiwi homes are being wrapped with plywood containing an arsenic treatment banned in several overseas countries because of toxicity concerns. Bracing plywood treated with the preservative copper chromium arsenic (CCA) is increasingly being used for residential repairs and rebuilds in Canterbury. Both arsenic and chromium compounds pose a potential health hazard in certain conditions. Public […]

Fun, Festive, and Free… Manawatu Harvest Festival

Te Manawa Museum is again to host the annual Manawatu Harvest Festival, Saturday, 19th October, 10am to 4pm, presented by the Sustainable Living Trust. The festival enjoyed a crowd of over 4500 people in 2012 and promotes sustainably in our communities, with exhibitors, demonstrators, speakers, and entertainment, showcasing the environment, gardening, alternative energy, building practices, […]

How to compost your household scraps

By Cathy Leov   Composting is a cheap and easy way to dispose of a large proportion of your household waste. It can be as simple as digging a hole and burying scraps but, with a little bit more thought and effort you will be amazed at how quickly your pile of waste disappears and […]

Did you know?

  Here’s some eco-facts from Eco-deals:   Did you know… 17/10/12 12:29 PM New Zealander’s throw away 2.5 million tonnes of waste per week. By recycling 1 glass jar, you save enough energy to power 10 energy saving light bulbs for an hour. Tissue takes 3 months to break down. We throw away 83 kilograms […]

Cruelty Free Week 15-19 July 2013

SAFE is the ‘voice for all animals’ and is part of the global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics. Click here for a product list of cosmetic available in NZ that are not tested on animals

Recycled Roading

Here’s an interesting snippit from the Nelson City Council   INTERESTING INNOVATIONS: RECYCLED ROADING For the first time, the top layer of asphalt removed from a Nelson road has been recycled, with excellent results. The resurfacing of over a kilometre of Rutherford Street saw over 1,000 tonnes of asphalt millings removed before the new surface […]