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Victoria Uni student shows energy saved by retrofitting all Kiwi commercial buildings could power 330,000 homes.

May 27, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A Victoria University of Wellington study shows that retrofitting New Zealand’s commercial buildings to use less fossil fuel-generated energy could save enough energy to power many homes in the South Island.
Research from Shaan Cory, who …

Victoria student’s research reveals innovative new ways to recycle waste in the Pacific using 3D printing

May 26, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Research by a Victoria University of Wellington Master’s graduand is revealing innovative new ways to recycle waste in the Pacific using 3D printing.
Lionel Taito-Matamua, who graduates this week with a Master of Design Innovation from …

Living big and living happy in a shipping container

May 6, 2016 – 4:00 am |

I LOVE this series of videos from Living Big in a Tiny House.  Here’s their latest – a really impressive shipping container home, with some major design to be inspired by. Have a gorgeous day, …

New Brighton design competition calls for creative ideas for five “tiny huts”

May 5, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The Press reported that a new design competition for five tiny huts is being launched to breathe life into New Brighton, Christchurch.
“Ideas include a wedding chapel, a puzzle room, an optical illusion and a reading room,” …

Denmark has broken its own wind power record, again

May 3, 2016 – 8:21 am |

Denmark is leading the world with wind technology and is a great country for New Zealand to look to for inspiration as we move towards a fossil fuel free world.
Denmark is working steadily towards becoming …

Bright ideas wanted for getting round in Christchurch

April 24, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Anyone who’s ever been struck by a bright idea for how to improve ease of travel in Christchurch now has the chance to get the funding to put their plan into action, with the Transport …

Charlotte Squire checks out the Tiny House movement

April 18, 2016 – 4:00 am |

When I was little I dreamed of living in a gypsy wagon. They seemed so romantic and cosy and I loved how every inch of the homes had a purpose.  Surplus children could even sleep …

French man aims to become first to complete zero carbon flight across the Atlantic

March 26, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Inhabitat.com report that French scientist, former yachtsman, pilot Raphael Dinelli is seeking to make history by completing the first zero-carbon trans-Atlantic flight this June.  He’s flying a hybrid plane powered by solar energy and biofuels.


Melbourne looking for big, bright, sustainable ideas for city design

March 21, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The City of Melbourne are leading by example in the green design department.  And the bright ideas are coming from community.  They’re currently asking: What should the City of Melbourne focus on in the next …

World-first climate conscious app tips Kiwis about greenest daily power usage

March 7, 2016 – 12:06 pm |

Innovative power company Flick Electric Co. has launched a world-first app – called Choice! – that gives Kiwis unprecedented information about the carbon impact of the electricity we are using, in real time. The app …

Weekend news hug: Meet George, he’s exploring some amazing spaces

August 15, 2015 – 7:02 pm |

By Charlotte Squire
Who said TV’s full of negative, mind numbing shite?  Well maybe I did once.  But here’s yet another series I’m in love with: British architect George Clark’s on a mission to discover and …

Auckland Harbour Bridge one step closer to good times for walkers and cyclists

July 7, 2015 – 6:00 am | One Comment

The SkyPath walking and cycling extension to the Auckland Harbour Bridge is a step closer with announcement of their successful resource consent last week.
Ākina Foundation’s Executive Chair Anake Goodall said it was a fantastic step …

Moving forward with the plastic bag dilemma

July 5, 2015 – 6:27 pm |

By: Newsroom Plus
They were first patented in 1965, but really only gained popularity in the mid 1980’s.
Now there are between 500 billion and 1 trillion produced annually and New Zealanders uses approximately 1 billion of …

Win four days of electric car love in Auckland

June 4, 2015 – 6:00 am |


Auckland, NZ: Ever wanted to know what it’s like to drive an Electric Vehicle? With Lovenotes’ new …

Climate friendly Sydney uses recycled printer toner in roads

May 21, 2015 – 1:53 pm |

Australia’s first carbon neutral city is trialing a new environmentally-friendly asphalt blend on city roads that uses old printer toner.
Australia’s first carbon neutral council is trialing a new environmentally-friendly asphalt blend on city roads that uses …

E-waste recycling program for 1500 apartment blocks in Sydney

May 5, 2015 – 6:00 am |

The City of Sydney has delivered a trailblazing e-waste program to apartment blocks, with special recycling bins in six large apartment buildings serving 1,500 apartments as part of an ongoing trial.
Residents in the six apartment …

Design student inspires with up-cycling exhibition and workshops

October 1, 2014 – 10:01 am |

Otago Polytechnic
An Otago Polytechnic student is creating beautiful, practical furniture and furnishings from unwanted objects that would otherwise be cast aside – and she wants to encourage others to do the same.
Third-year Bachelor of Design …

Sustainability program is making Sydney greener and cleaner – and saving money

June 6, 2014 – 11:55 am |

Sydney is inspiring!  According to this article 90% of sydneysiders said they wanted action on climate change; and their Mayor listened and action is what is happening.  How can this be emulated in New Zealand? …

Germany powered by 74% renewable energy in one day

May 28, 2014 – 10:16 am |

Germany is putting on the heat to the rest of the world to step up and get green.  It was recorded that “renewable energy sources were responsible for 74% of the country’s ENTIRE DEMAND during …

Christchurch trial for NZ-first solar table

May 21, 2014 – 2:59 pm |

Visitors to Christchurch’s Re:START Mall will be the first in the country to use an innovative table with a built-in solar panel that can charge mobile devices such as phones and tablets.
A prototype table will be …

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