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Podcast 10: Franziska von Hunerbein: Crop Swap Aotearoa

Podcast 10: Franziska von Hunerbein: Crop Swap Aotearoa

Franziska von Hunerbein is responsible for bringing the magical Crop Swap to Aotearoa. Since the first crop swap gathering that she launched at her own home in Taranaki, there are now over 10 crop swaps across the Taranaki region alone, and the movement is gaining […]

Zero Waste in the Waikato Region

Zero Waste in the Waikato Region

Waikato is a huge region with pockets of zero waste activity all over the place. It’s home to some legendary waste minimisation pilgrimage sites – like Xtreme Zero Waste in Raglan and Seagull Centre in Thames; some real oases that make low-waste living effortless, enjoyable and delicious […]

Podcast 9: James Denton: GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery

Podcast 9: James Denton: GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery

  GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery opened its doors in Auckland at the beginning of 2017, making it New Zealand’s first totally packaging-free store. GoodFor follows in the footsteps of a growing international phenomenon of zero waste stores that offer their customers life’s essential items without the […]

Zero Waste in Northland

Zero Waste in Northland

Te Tai Tokerau is not just a stunning part of the country; there are active waste-conscious people and projects at every turn. In fact, legend has it that the idea of zero waste was born in the Far North of Aotearoa thanks to Warren Snow (and […]

Bigger than Litter

Bigger than Litter

A general announcement that we are foraying into the land of Instagram to launch a new series called Bigger than Litter, which aims to unpick some of the forces behind Aotearoa’s growing tide of rubbish pollution. While travelling around the country on The Rubbish Trip, […]

Zero Waste in the Auckland Region

Zero Waste in the Auckland Region

Auckland! What can we say, other than we were virtually falling over low-waste shopping solutions wherever we went in this city… Auckland’s a big place, full of interesting and enthused people offering creative solutions to reduce waste and/or making food more affordable through bulk purchasing. […]

Preaching to “the Converted” # 3: Ashlee Beaumont

Preaching to “the Converted” # 3: Ashlee Beaumont

Ashlee Beaumont is a Wellingtonian at heart, and is currently studying computer science. If she could have it her way, she would be studying a thousand different things. She has a thirst for knowledge and experience, which manifests itself in the many projects she has […]

Podcast 8: Carrie and Jay: Inspire Wellness Whangamatā

Podcast 8: Carrie and Jay: Inspire Wellness Whangamatā

  On the eastern coast of Coromandel, in a town called Whangamatā, Carrie and Jay have opened Inspire Wellness – a yoga studio, an organic shop and organic cafe – an exquisite place to nourish oneself and to simply be. We were drawn to their […]

Regional Zero Waste Shopping Guides

Regional Zero Waste Shopping Guides

As we travel across Aotearoa New Zealand delivering our talks, we are taking time to suss out the local area, asking ourselves the question “if we were to live here, how would we make our zero waste lifestyle work?” By answering this question (through research, […]

Zero Waste on the Coromandel Peninsula (including Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki Districts)

Zero Waste on the Coromandel Peninsula (including Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki Districts)

This guide covers the Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki districts only. For other districts in the Waikato Region, please refer to the Zero Waste in the Waikato Region post. The Coromandel Peninsula (including the Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki Districts) is stunningly beautiful and there is an energy in the community […]