Tasman Bay Beach Clean 2010

Awaroa Estuary Abel Tasman National Park Nelson NZ - photo credit - Nelson Tasman Tourism

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.

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eDay Nets Large Haul

recycling symbol

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 was phenomenal.

“The amount collected today filled over 110 shipping containers which is a phenomenal result. It demonstrates that there is clearly a lot of old computers out there being stored in cupboards and garages and New Zealanders want a solution to disposing of this gear in an environmentally friendly way,” Mr Zwimpfer said.

The Government estimates that there are 80,000 tonnes of electronic waste disposed of into landfills in New Zealand per year.

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E-Waste Recycling November 6 – eDay 2010


This Saturday is New Zealand’s annual computer recycling event – eDay. Unwanted computers, computer related electronics, game consoles, fax machines and digital cameras can be dropped off at the two collection points for Nelson and Tasman:

  • Enza, 484 Nayland Road, Stoke
  • K & F McLean, 88 Hursthouse Street, Lower Moutere

For a full list see this page on the eDay website

Mary Curnow from the Nelson Environment Centre is organising this year’s event in Nelson. National organisers, the eDay New Zealand Trust, advocate for compulsory product stewardship and see eDay as an interim measure until this is in place.

For further information or to volunteer at eDay 2010, contact Mary Curnow, 03 545 9176 ext 3, or marycurnow@nec.org.nz.

Nelson Masked Parade 2010

This year’s 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!

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bare kiwi

Barekiwi.com is a ‘unique visual guide to Aotearoa that has been specifically designed with the modern traveler in mind.’

The site created by local lads Kyle ‘te Kiwi’ Mulinder and Matt Weir, showcases NZ via videos the pair are making themselves. Laced with humour and loads of enthusiasm, the videos feature tourism ventures from across the country. The site also has an event finder and other resources. Nice work and well worth a visit.

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 or where ever you are in our beautiful country 🙂


Rob Edwards


Nelson, NZ