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Counting Down to EcoWest Festival 2016

We’re counting down to one of our favourite months of the year – EcoWest Festival month. From Saturday 12 March to Sunday 10 April, community groups, businesses and residents will host… Read More

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Helping Households Change Their Ways With Water

After looking at the data on their water bill, Shelley Scarlett says she was shocked to see her family’s usage was higher than an average three-person household in Auckland. She… Read More

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Winter heating – portable gas heaters?

Un-flued portable LPG gas heaters (see above) to put it plainly are bad news. They release poisonous gases, increase the moisture content of a home (can be up to 1 litre per hour of use), pose a fire hazard, and despite gas being perceived as a cheaper option are actually one... Read More

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Solving the environmental puzzle, together!

For those of us who have been working in the environmental field for some time, it can be easy to become pessimistic about our chances of making lasting positive change.… Read More

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Bringing waterways into daylight

Daylighting our streams – a key part of the EcoMatters environment agenda has been supporting community involvement in the Council funded La Rosa Stream Daylighting project and worth a story to appreciate the importance and the value of their efforts. Read More