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Wide, Deep Vegetable Beds – By Suzi Franks

August 2, 2010 – 10:10 pm |

Picture if you will a vegetable garden bed brimming with lush, tender produce. Beautiful, even in your imagination isn’t it?
But, what if I told you that this picture could be your reality come late spring …

Tauranga – Sustainable Living Workshop:Waste

June 2, 2010 – 10:41 pm |

The Tauranga Environment Centre in conjunction with Tauranga City Council is running a Sustainable Living Workshop and Tour on Waste .
Workshop: Independent and practical information on waste reduction.
Find out more about the global issue of …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#46 – The Sandcastle Chalet Accommodation, Golden Bay (Sooo Lush and You Could Stay Here!)

May 31, 2010 – 8:47 pm |

(As I raise my son and grow my good news website)
Today Kahu the gorgeous two year old, Maia the Golden Dog and my good self stopped by the Sandcastle here in Golden Bay, to have …

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 …

A Visual Journey of Rooftop Garden Inspiration

May 20, 2010 – 8:47 pm |

In previous posts, I’ve told you about my vision of turning wasted space on city rooftops into green urban oases, and what I’m doing to achieve it. This time I want to show you what …

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 …

My Journey Towards a Passion for Eco-Fashion – By Jo Blundell

April 24, 2010 – 9:59 pm | 5 Comments

OK, so my passion for ‘eco’ doesn’t stop at fashion, but that’s pretty much where it began for me. I read an article a few years back on how fashion has become faster, clothes have …

Bringing it together: What will it take to create a Just, Sustainable, and Fulfilling Future?

April 22, 2010 – 7:26 pm |

You can no longer save your family, tribe or nation. You can only save the whole world.
Margaret Mead
You are invited to participate in the internationally acclaimed symposium “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” which is …

Windowfarming – The New Veggie Garden

April 18, 2010 – 7:00 pm | One Comment

“Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With hydroponics, tubes and pumps, and plastic bottles all in a row.”
Such is the idea of Britta Riley and Rebecca Fray, two New York artists who …

Earth Hour Sweeps Globe as Planet Unites Across Time Zones

March 28, 2010 – 4:55 pm |

(1400hrs Sunday 28 March) – After kicking off in New Zealand at 8.30pm last night (local time) Earth Hour is still in full swing as the global lights out event sweeps across all the world’s …

Please Help Me Name My Rooftop Gardens Venture

March 28, 2010 – 11:23 am |
Please Help Me Name My Rooftop Gardens Venture

Hi,
As you may know, I’m establishing a venture to create rooftop gardens on top of inner city buildings so that the people who live and work in them have some green space in which they …

Two Stars, One Night: Taika Waititi and Lizzie Gillett Fade to Black for WWF’s Earth Hour

March 17, 2010 – 10:00 am |

Two leading lights of New Zealand film, Taika Waititi (Director, Boy, Two Cars One Night, Eagle vs. Shark) and Lizzie Gillett (Producer, The Age of Stupid), are joining stars from around the world as ambassadors …

Dream to Reality – Share Your Dreams!

March 16, 2010 – 5:54 pm | 5 Comments

When you share your dreams with the world, the amount of unexpected support that flows to you is astounding. Until recently, I didn’t like sharing my goals and fantasies with other people. I think this …

Baby Bees

March 10, 2010 – 12:49 pm |

The bee hive is constantly busy – actually, that is the mother of all understatements.   The queen lays up to 2000, yes, that is two thousand, eggs a day during the spring and summer, …

Kiwi Icons Lead Global Landmarks in Worldwide Earth Hour Switch Off

March 9, 2010 – 1:06 pm |
Kiwi Icons Lead Global Landmarks in Worldwide Earth Hour Switch Off

What do Te Puke’s kiwi fruit and Paeroa’s L&P bottle have in common with the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa, London Eye and Table Mountain? They are all taking action against climate change …

DreamtoReality Entry: Genevieve de Spa

February 22, 2010 – 7:55 pm | 7 Comments

Ever since coming to live in Auckland just over a year ago, I have been thinking about how to reduce the traffic on the roads.
Rodney Hyde thinks that Auckland is “broken and needs fixing” because …

DreamtoReality Entry: Peter Sherman

February 18, 2010 – 4:23 pm | 6 Comments

This is the first of our DreamtoReality applications.  Check it out.  Leave your comments.  Give it a ‘thumbs up’ if you approve.
Hi, my name is Peter Sherman, I hail from Taranaki, I am 27 …

Wave of Community Support for Christchurch Girl’s Walk for Hector’s Dolphins

February 11, 2010 – 4:26 pm |

Fifteen year old Christchurch girl Aescleah (said: Ashley) Hawkins’ decision to make a personal stand to protect New Zealand’s endangered Hector’s dolphins has created a wave of support throughout the Christchurch community.
Twelve Christchurch residents from …

Earth Get Out of the Green Room, It’s Time for Your Close-Up!

February 10, 2010 – 8:42 pm | One Comment

Documentary Edge Festival 2010 –
Eco-Warriors – Can Ordinary people change the world?
Documentary Edge Festival shines a spotlight on international documentaries that highlight global environmental issues; the documentary lens traverses the earth’s surface, capturing the icebergs …

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 …

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