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How to be an Avant Gardener (from a Permaculturalist’s Perspective)

August 12, 2010 – 9:18 pm |

Gardening is all about planning and permaculture is no exception to that rule. Despite having a degree in Making It Up As You Go Along, when I garden I need to have a convincing …

The Bend is Nigh

August 7, 2010 – 8:20 pm |

Despite never having actually owned my own garden I had been secretly practicing the principles of permaculture, left and right and all over the world, for years- but not knowing it.  I was like many …

The Bus to Permaculture – by Rebecca May

July 29, 2010 – 5:15 pm |

On returning to New Zealand we feared we’d missed the bus. Was the kiwi Quarter Acre Paradise no more? Pieces of land bounding the city’s limits were now ‘lifestyle’ blocks and were equally unaffordable.
Two nomads …

Kiwi National Parks Safe!

July 20, 2010 – 5:20 pm |

No land to be removed from Schedule 4
Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 10:38 am
Press Release: New Zealand Government
No land to be removed from Schedule 4
Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee and Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson announced …

Archey’s Frog: Part of a Clean Green New Zealand?

May 23, 2010 – 9:35 pm | One Comment

If Charles Darwin was alive, he’d be the first to campaign against the recent Government land mining proposals in New Zealand that will threaten the world’s most evolutionarily distinct amphibian, Archey’s Frog. But New Zealand …

It’s the Little Things – Christchurch Motel Leads the Way With Eco-Friendly Accommodation

May 16, 2010 – 9:09 pm | 2 Comments

Oh the relief! We’re just arriving at one of Christchurch’s most eco-friendly motels – CentrePoint On Colombo. After a day of travel with two children under three, we’re salivating at the thought of checking into …

100% Hatch Rate for Albatross Chicks

February 4, 2010 – 10:37 am | One Comment

Original Source: DoC
All the albatross chicks at Taiaroa Head have hatched without problems – the first time the Royal Albatross Colony has achieved a 100 percent success rate in 16 years.
But the difficult time is …

Motorists asked to be patient over holiday

October 23, 2009 – 8:53 am |

NZ Herald

Transport Minister Steven Joyce wants motorists to take care on the roads over the long weekend.
More people were choosing to holiday in New Zealand this year and the roads will be unusually busy, he …

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