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July 19, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Paraparaumu has topped more than 100 towns and cities across the country to win the first ever Neighbours Day Aotearoa Town of the Year title.
The title recognises the efforts Paraparaumu residents made to help turn …

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Plant these to help save the bees

February 27, 2014 – 8:13 pm |

Carbon farming webinars for the next generation of farmers

February 27, 2014 – 8:10 pm |

Media Release: Young Carbon Farmers
Four of Australia’s leading experts in climate change, climate variability and how agriculture can adapt, will be speaking in upcoming free ‘webinars’  for young farmers as part of a national project …

Christchurch Botanic Gardens wins Supreme Award at Ellerslie 2014

February 27, 2014 – 8:09 pm |

Media Release: Christchurch City Council
Christchurch Botanic Gardens have captured glory at the Ellerslie International Flower Show with a horticultural exhibit called Burn after Reeding.
Their display featuring reeds and rushes in a contemporary setting with a hint …

Semi-Permanent celebrates 10 years of bringing joyously creative minds together

February 26, 2014 – 12:36 pm |

Media Release: Semi-Permanent Auckland 2014
Semi-Permanent celebrates 10 years and welcomes NZ film maker Niki Caro alongside the world’s best.
Semi-Permanent is the legendary event that brings together a brilliantly eclectic selection of the most joyously creative …

Crowd-Grown Feast: A world first event set to satisfy.

February 25, 2014 – 9:13 am |

Tuesday 25 February 2014
Crowd-Grown Feast: A world first event set to satisfy.

The world’s first ‘Crowd-Grown Feast’ is in the ground, with over 40 urban gardeners growing their own food for a dinner with a …

Wiremu Grace presents ‘Ka Mate. The haka. The legend’ in Motueka

February 23, 2014 – 8:51 pm |

Upcoming event at the Gecko Theatre, Motueka
Contemporary Maori Film
Sunday, March 2nd, 5.30pm

Wiremu Grace, Maori film writer and director from Wellington, will be showing his latest 52min documentary “Ka Mate. The haka. The legend.” (2012) as well …

Record entries for State La Grande Swim in Akaroa

February 23, 2014 – 8:45 pm |

Media Release: Christchurch City Council
A record 900 people have entered the third annual State La Grande Swim being held on 22 February in Akaroa.
The city’s largest open sea swimming event, which has outstripped last year’s …

Jade Temepara fuses food forest, organics and permaculture at Ellerslie

February 23, 2014 – 8:43 pm |

Plentiful food in Ellerslie’s Perennial Paradise
Tipu Design’s Jade Temepara is back at Ellerslie with a new delicious, edible garden called “Perennial Paradise”. 
After winning a silver medal in 2012 with her “Digging the Future” edible backyard …

Pool-top meadow is an outstanding design

February 20, 2014 – 6:52 pm |

Media Release: City of Sydney
The rolling green roof of Surry Hills’ Prince Alfred Park Pool has been shortlisted for outstanding design in green infrastructure at this year’s national Nursery and Garden Infrastructure Awards.
The 2,000-square-metre roof …

Cycling For Those In Need

February 20, 2014 – 6:51 pm |

Media Release: The Shortbread Trust
Jimmy Griffith is a man on a mission.
On Saturday 1 March he sets off on a 2800 kilometre charity cycle ride around the South Island to raise awareness, and donations, for …

Christchurch is feeling Audacious

February 20, 2014 – 4:52 pm |

Media Release: Christchurch City Council
Navigate the city by ear at Audacious, Christchurch’s first-ever festival of sonic arts, which will see the Central City humming from Saturday 1 March – Sunday 2 March.
Christchurch will resonate with …

New Zealand Solar Schools scheme launched

February 19, 2014 – 7:51 am |
New Zealand Solar Schools scheme launched

Solar Schools officially launched New Zealand’s first solar crowd funding initiative for schools on Campbell Live on 17th February. Richmond’s Henley School is the first to join Solar Schools, and now has Nelson’s biggest school …

Make a difference as a Conservation Volunteer in Porirua!

February 14, 2014 – 7:30 pm |

Help keep up the momentum
Thompsons Gully,  Porirua
Sunday 23rd February 9:30m -1:30pm
This is one of our regular sites and great work is taking place. We’ll continue along this tranquil gully as we listen to the sounds of …

Little cafe with local, organic focus opens in Hutt City

February 14, 2014 – 6:54 pm |

New LITTLE café opens, focused on local suppliers
LITTLE, a new café located at the Little Theatre and Lower Hutt War Memorial Library opened this morning in Hutt City.
A Hutt City Council operation, LITTLE will serve …

Weiti River Festival

February 13, 2014 – 7:31 pm |

Conservation Volunteers
Celebrate the natural wonders of the Weiti River and help us launch the Weiti WildLink project
Come along to the Weiti River Festival and join in the fun at our family friendly event. Stroll along the …

Applications open for funding for Community Recycling Initiatives

February 13, 2014 – 9:42 am |

12 February 2014

Applications open for Keep New Zealand Beautiful and Coca-Cola
Community Recycling Initiatives

Keep New Zealand Beautiful is today calling for applications for its nationwide Beverage Container Recycling Community Grants Programme for 2014.

The programme, in …

Subantarctic marine reserves a positive step forward

February 12, 2014 – 11:29 am |

Media Release: WWF–NZ heralded the creation last night of three Subantarctic Islands marine reserves as a positive step but cautioned that a comprehensive plan for marine protection in New Zealand waters is needed.

The Subantarctic Islands …

New exhibition bursting, flipping and wobbling its way to ArtBox

February 12, 2014 – 11:19 am |

Media release: Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker — eight energetic words that perfectly sum up a new fun- and family-focused art exhibition coming to Christchurch’s ArtBox, …

Landscape for Breakfast – poem by David Eggleton

February 10, 2014 – 12:17 am |

Since the first edition back in 2004, The Kiwi Diary has been designed to inform, educate and inspire you for 365 days of each year!  The Kiwi Diary celebrates kiwi creativity, shares ideas with a …

Green living goes back to its roots in Sydney

February 9, 2014 – 4:23 pm |

Sydneysiders can learn from the experts about how to create a green wall, grow their own food and set up a worm farm as part of the Green Villages sustainability hub at this year’s annual …