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1.  What is the Sports Nelson Tasman Trust?

Sports Nelson Tasman Trust is a Registered Charitable Trust established in 2012. It is administered by five Trustees on a volunteer-only basis.

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Organic Vines Shine in Side-by-Side Trial

July 4, 2015 – 12:40 pm |

Media Release
1 July 2015
From: Organic Winegrowers New Zealand
Organic Vines Shine in Side-by-Side Trial
The final results of a groundbreaking three-year national organic grapegrowing trial are in – and the organic vines have come out shining.
In the …

Father and son complete week of fasting to raise awareness about climate change, say the solution is to listen

May 20, 2015 – 8:06 pm |

The instigator of a week long public fast in Blenheim, says the solutions to climate change are to listen and take action.

Long time resident Bill McEwan  and his son Melbourne-based film and television assistant director Robbie McEwan staged …

12 promote sustainability by paddling Abel Tasman on plastic bottle kayak

April 13, 2015 – 11:20 am |

Twelve passionate change-makers have returned from an epic journey, paddling the Abel Tasman coastline on plastic bottle kayaks to promote a sustainable message.

The young leaders and innovators are on a mission to make sustainability exciting …

World wide trend to ban the plastic bag: interactive map

August 25, 2014 – 6:15 pm |

By Tami Wyness
World wide plastic bag use is being discouraged and banned.  The devastating environmental impact that plastic bags use has is being taken seriously in governments all over the world from Uganda to Australia.
As …

Swedish waste: 99% recycled

August 11, 2014 – 4:33 pm | One Comment

99% Recycled!
Ka pai Sweden, love Happyzine.
The official Swedish website, https://sweden.se/, proudly states that:
“Less than one per cent of Sweden’s household waste ends up in a rubbish dump. The rest is recycled in different ways.”
They are …

Rare footage captured of tuatara hatching

August 4, 2014 – 10:43 am |

Victoria University
4 August 2014
Rare footage captured of tuatara hatching
Extremely rare footage of a tuatara hatching has been filmed at Victoria University of Wellington. Last to hatch, the egg was one of 23 being incubated in captivity …

WWF awards to help conservation innovators

August 4, 2014 – 10:29 am |

WWF media release – for immediate release
Calling all new ideas for nature
WWF awards to help conservation innovators
Kiwi innovators from across the country could win a share of $90,000 to develop fresh ideas that benefit conservation, …

City of Sydney to lead global climate network

July 11, 2014 – 8:12 am |

The City of Sydney’s leading credentials on climate change action have been boosted by news that it will now head an international network of global cities looking at energy efficiency.
The City is a founding member …

Taking the light road to a cooler future

June 19, 2014 – 1:34 pm |

Pale surfaces may pave the way to a cooler future for our cities, with a new City of Sydney trial exploring the potential for light-coloured pavement to reduce temperatures in surrounding areas.
The ‘urban heat island …

EPA rejects application for mining off southern Taranaki coast

June 19, 2014 – 1:11 pm |

A small victory is being celebrated by environmental groups this week with the news that the Environment Protection Authority have rejected an application to mine ironsands from the ocean floor off the coast of southern …

Trial scheme to stop organic waste going to landfill

June 12, 2014 – 11:08 am |

This article originally published on the NZ Herald website ‘Rubbish trial is food for thought‘ by Morgan Tait


A North Shore family of three produced 20 litres of food waste last week, and cut their rubbish …

Permablitz: seeding a resilience revolution

June 12, 2014 – 10:31 am |

John Allan, an Auckland Permaculture Workshop consultant and Landscape Architect spent last weekend getting his hands dirty in an Auckland urban garden for free and for the fun of it, participating in what is known …

Former quarry site now green community

May 30, 2014 – 10:01 am |

A former quarry pit in Brisbane, Queensland has been transformed into a residential development that has achieved the highest level of green certification through the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) EnviroDevelopment program.
Warner Lakes The …

An evening with Jane Goddall

May 29, 2014 – 9:34 am |

World-renowned primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall, is to give a public talk in Auckland on 23 June.
The 7pm talk at the Aotea Centre’s ASB Theatre is being hosted by Auckland …

Swedish City Gives Commuters Free Bikes for Six Months to Reduce the Use of Cars

May 28, 2014 – 10:20 am |

Here’s a cool idea to get the number of cars on the roads down and get a nation fit, healthy and reduce carbon emissions!
Inhabitat reports that “A city in Sweden is testing a new program …

Lucy Lawless back in action to save the Arctic

May 20, 2014 – 3:41 pm |

Greenpeace is involved in creating a Global Sanctuary in the Arctic, and Lucy Lawless is back in action working on the cause.  Here’s the latest from Greenpeace and how you can be involved:
Over 5 million …

City count reveals record bike trips

May 20, 2014 – 3:28 pm |

The total number of people riding in and around the City of Sydney for work and recreation has soared 132 per cent over the last four years, according to the latest independent figures.
The number of …

Creating Living Buildings short course set to lift performance and cost efficiency of NZ buildings

May 14, 2014 – 10:01 am |

Short course for construction sector to lift performance and cost efficiency of NZ buildings
Using integrated design and the principles of the Living Building Challenge, Creating Living Buildings is a course for all those working in …

Share a shellfie to help save theatened sea turtles

May 9, 2014 – 4:34 pm |

5 May 2014
For immediate release
The SEA LIFE Conservation Fund, in partnership with Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium and SEA LIFE aquariums across Australia, has today announced the …

Company commit to restoring one million hectares of forest in Indonesia

May 1, 2014 – 6:20 pm |

Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) has today announced a plan to restore and support the conservation of one million hectares of rainforest across Indonesia. This ground-breaking initiative has been developed with input from many stakeholders, including …

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