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We need your help!

May 24th, 2011

We want your feedback so we can do things better and help our community more. Are we keeping all our balls in the air, or are we letting things slip? Fill in this survey form and tell us what you …more

Unpackit trophies presented

May 19th, 2011

It’s a beautiful trophy – but we doubt it’s going to be on display at the Sunsweet Ones office. Gwilym and Angus are on their way to hand deliver the Unpackit 2011 trophy forthe Worst Packaging Award to Sunsweet Ones.

Potatopak’s glittering award for Best Packaging

May 17th, 2011

Wanaka Wastebusters’ Sophie Ward and Karen Driver from the Nelson Environment Centre went to the Potatopak factory in Blenheim to present Richard Williams with his glittering award and certificate for winning the 2011 Unpackit Best Packaging Awards. Richard’s Potatopak products …more

The State of Coffee Packaging in New Zealand

May 17th, 2011

Are we getting closer to a bag that offers the benefits of modern packaging keeping our coffee beans fresh and dry which we can happily compost in our home garden? Coffee packaging has an exalted position in the conjoined worlds …more

Happiness = more stuff, or does it?

May 13th, 2011

The trap of stuff was the topic of an interesting conversation between Australian economist Richard Denniss and Kim Hill on her Saturday morning National Radio show. Their conversation went down some interesting tangents about what really makes people happy – …more

Shaping Our Future

May 10th, 2011

Ever since I first heard about the “Shaping Our Future Forums” I have been keen as mustard to get some of our young people along to participate and have their voice heard. Megan and Blake, from Wanaka’s Young Change Makers, were also keen as mustard to get involved. We had no idea how it was going to work or if would even be interesting. It turns out that it was in fact epic, our voices were heard and now a lot more people know about WYCM!

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