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Mapping Wanaka Station Park

April 14th, 2011

It’s almost a year since I started working with Wanaka’s Young Change Makers. One of the first actions we took part in was to create a Google Map of the cool free stuff to do in Wanaka, not only for residents of Wanaka but also so that any visitors that come here can see what’s going on that won’t cost them the Earth.

Simon Kaan Makes Wastebusters Art

April 13th, 2011

Wanaka is again hopping and jumping with the Festival of Colour bringing artists and performers from far and wide. Following his interest in place and journey artist Simon Kaan visited Wanaka Wastebusters last week to pick up some artifacts to …more

Radio interviews

April 13th, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by Lynn Freeman on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon programme. As we travelled round the country with the Unpackit Roadshow of Joy, it was amazing how many people said they’d heard …more

Recycling TVs and computers

April 12th, 2011

Wanaka has loved recycling for 10 years. Now we love e-cycling too – with Wanaka Wastebusters becoming an official e-Cycle depot, only the second in the South Island. By June 2012, the nationwide project expects to have 20 depots up …more

Unpackit Roadshow of Joy

April 12th, 2011

The Unpackit Roadshow of Joy is on the road, entertaining bystanders and giving them insights into good packaging choices. Dressed in frou-frou and stripey leggings, the crew are travelling the length of the country from Invercargill to Kaitiaia. At each …more

QPS is going worm crazy

April 12th, 2011

Queenstown Primary have been doing an amazing job on tackling their food waste issues. Most of the school is into it, they understand the issues and have been working on ironing out the process of collecting and sorting the waste into the relevant streams. What we realised we needed to do was regenerate the slightly decrepit wooden worm farm.

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