Waste invaders

Our faithful old kerbside recycling trailer has been transformed into a mobile events trailer AKA the “Recycling Drop Zone”. Thanks to a grant from Keep New Zealand Beautiful, the trailer has had a total makeover and is now ready to rumble, much to the interest of local event managers. Organisers of two big upcoming Wanaka […]

Craft Night

This months craft night is a little bit different and very exciting, I have been having a bit of a cull in the shop and have lots of random bits and pieces at my disposal. for example – old dollies, pockets off clothes, lace, ties, buttons, broken bits of jewellery, scrap material, tin, satchels and […]

Business customer survey

The winner of the $100 recycling voucher for completing our survey was Altamont Lodge, congratulations to Rod and Noelene shown here getting the voucher from Marilyn. We were stoked to hear that 81% of businesses rated our staff as excellent. The main area highlighted to improve on was “getting in touch”. We’ve been working on our […]

Next Craft Night Jan

  What an amazing craft night! Our theme was making your own original jewellery and there were some amazing unique pieces created. The materials used included keyboard letters, vintage stamps, beads, dismantled jewellery and dominos, and the creations got wilder and more creative as the evening wore on. NO Craft Night in December as too […]

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 […]

Last Biodynamic Workshop

Our mission is to make hot compost, I am picking this is going to be a fairly labour intensive workshop, don’t let that put you off because y these workshops have always been fun, besides many hands make light work.  We will be at Glendhu Station on the 27th of May, starting at 9ish.  Tickets […]

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 […]

Biodynamic Workshop #6

Making Preparation 500 Cr-icky this one snuck up on me.  We are doing this workshop a week earlier than the others to keep in time with the moon calander. Preparation 500 also known as Cow Horn Manure is the topic we are covering in this workshop.  We have already done some work on this in […]

Monthly Craft Night

It’s that time again, and we are revisiting Buttons, but this time with a twist, we will be using bits and bobs as well. I have been hard at work, putting my much depleted grey matter to the test, and I have come up with some interesting ideas that I am sure you crafty crafters […]