SOMEDAY STORIES – Young voices speaking out about the future

Someday Stories is a series of six sustainability-focused short films by young New Zealanders. It is the next phase of The Outlook for Someday sustainability film project. Each film will be 8-12 minutes and made in the first half of 2017 by an emerging film-maker / production team aged 18-29. The completed films will be […]

Localising Food

The Localising Food Tour is in Wanaka Thurs 6th to Sun 9th Dec, led by the Permaculture facilitator Robina McCurdy. Workshops and presentations will teach skills and discuss food security to support the ‘re-localisation’ of food production in the Upper Clutha. Workshops include creating a local seed bank, writing a local growing calendar and building […]

Crafty Christmas pressies

This month we will revisit the art of making jewellery out of junk. Get your thinking caps on and bring along all your bits and pieces. Together with odds and sods from Wastebusters, you can create a fabulous piece of jewelery to WOW your friends, or make some original gifts for Christmas. 6pm at Wastebusters […]

Healthy Garden Workshops

The Wanaka Get Growing workshop on Saturday was amazing, with over 30 people turning out in the drizzle. We’re looking forward to the Queenstown workshop this Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm at the Harvest Community Gardens in Gorge Rd. The workshop will cover everything you need to know to build a raised bed and grow some beautiful healthy […]

Keep Wanaka Beautiful

Keep New Zealand Beautiful week starts on 16th Sept, and once again Wanaka is lucky to have lots of motivated groups and individuals keen to pick up litter out there. No more plastic bags and bottles on the road-side verges, our town is going to be looking even more gorgeous than normal. If you want […]

Craft Night 15th August

This month we are aiming to keep warm and keep those nasty draughts out  by making fun draught stoppers. You may think these funny sausages in front of the door are a thing of the past, but let me tell you that since I have made mine I am a believer. Not only is it […]

Last Biodynamic Workshop

Boo hoo – the last biodynamic Workshop for the season, and it rained – who would have thought, rain, here in Wanaka. Hot Compost was our topic this month and it wasn’t a huge turn out, possibly because of the rain, but between the 6 of us we made the sexiest hot compost mound ever.  […]

Clock Making Craft Night

Last Wednesday Matt Plant came in and helped us make clocks – this was his brain child and I for one was super impressed with what was made. This has to be one of the best workshops we have had.  Everyone who came worked hard and went home with a fabulous clock made from bike […]

Monthly Craft Night

Craft night – clock-making Wednesday 16th May. Wanaka Wastebusters recycling centre, $5 donation. Yee haa it’s that time again and boy do I have a treat for you.  This month we are making funky clocks.  My mate Matt, and fellow co-worker, has come up with this fabulous idea and I have asked him to share […]

Biodynamic workshop #6

Oh no – boo hoo this was our second to last workshop for this round. Man I have had such a neat time and learnt so much with Su these last few months.  My garden and lawn have benefit just as much as I have. Last Sunday we put down our 500 preparation and it […]