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Nelson Tasman Ecofest 2012 – 18 & 19 August 2012

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Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm at the Trafalgar Centre, Nelson Only $5 for adults & free for kids! Download your Ecofest 2012 programme here. Things to do and see at Ecofest: Take a tour of Eco-homes on the weekend of 11 & 12 August. (Tickets available from all local Council offices […]

‘Living Legends’ plans big tree plant at Wakapuaka Wildlife Reserve this Saturday

“In 2011, to celebrate New Zealand’s hosting of Rugby World Cup, 17 Rugby Legends joined thousands of volunteers to plant 83,000 native trees throughout New Zealand. This year, Living Legends is returning to 17 locations to plant another 45,000 trees. Register to get involved in an event near you – you might even be lucky […]

Nelson Film Maker Crowd Funds the Completion of Documentary

By investing in the completion of Our Green Roadie you become involved in something huge and have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve helped us share stories which can change lives. You will also be supporting a New Zealand film team and showing that you value New Zealand film content. Plus we have some unique rewards for you to experience as our way of saying ‘thank you very much.’

Fast-tracking shuts out communities

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Forest & Bird media release for immediate use Forest & Bird said today that government plans to fast-track big mining projects would undermine community input into decisions and could cause major damage to their local environment. “Big projects are backed by big companies and usually have big impacts, so it is vital that the community […]

ONE DAY WORKSHOP – Food Cycles & Organic Production – SOLSCAPE, Raglan – 16 Oct 2012

Start: 16/10/2012 SOLSCAPE is a 10 acre property nestled at the foot of Mt Karioi overlooking the Tasman sea, a short bush walk away from Ngaranui beach and world famous surf break Manu bay. We are an Eco Retreat offering diverse accommodations consciously designed to fit within our primary goals of minimizing our ecological footprint […]

Permaculture Design Course – SOLSCAPE, Raglan 8-23 Sept 2012

Fri, 20/07/2012 – 13:54 — SOLSCAPE Start: 08/09/2012 End: 23/09/2012 *Permaculture Design Certificate Course* -DESIGNING FOR ABUNDANCE AND ADAPTABILITY- Two Week Intensive: September 8 – 23rd 2012. Course Topics Include: Permaculture Ethics and Principles Design methods and strategies, The Natural Step, Patterns to detail Organic Food Production, Urban Farming, Biodynamics… Social Permaculture, Building networks, Decision […]

Wilderland Workshops July – August 2012

Greywater reuse and biofiltration workshop Tue, 17/07/2012 – 10:14 — Wilderland Trust Start: 22/07/2012 9:00 am Hands-on, practical learning with experienced practitioners Sunday 22 July – Greywater reuse and bio-filtration Sunday 29 July – Passive solar design for energy efficiency Sunday 5 August – Organic pest and disease management in the garden Sunday 12 August […]

Country Calendar: A Clean Break

Andreas Kurmann

This episode of Hyundai Country Calendar screened on 14 July, 7pm on TV ONE. If you missed it, (at the time of writing this post) it’s still available at Interesting, challenging and inspiring – worth seeing. “A Swiss soil and water scientist who has made his home in New Zealand believes this country is […]

Permaculture Design Course TUI COMMUNITY 8-26 Feb 2013

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PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE 8 – 26 February 2013 Tui Community, Golden Bay, South Island Description ‘Permaculture’ is an integrated landuse design methodology based on ecological principles, with practical application from sustainable household to eco-nation to global restoration. The tutors of this course have worked in a wide range of countries and conditions. Their teaching styles […]

Weedbusting win for Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

Volunteers at the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary - photo Colin Smith

Thousands of hours of voluntary weeding effort at Nelson’s Brook Waimarama Sanctuary have paid off – not just in a reduction of old man’s beard and banana passionfruit vine, but also in a double win in the Top of the South Weedbusters 2012 awards.

New species named after Hollywood blockbuster

The Avatar Moth

The new species of day-flying moth found during Forest & Bird’s Denniston BioBlitz in March will be named after the world’s most successful movie Avatar, scientist Brian Patrick announced today.

Protecting our “pure advantage” crucial for our economy and ecology

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Pure Advantage’s report ‘New Zealand’s Position in the Green Race’ released this morning is firmly supported by independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird. Forest & Bird believes New Zealand’s economic future is underpinned by its brand as a clean and green country, and gives it a crucial competitive advantage in the global economy.