by Natalie Lambourne

Bike Hubs Spark Chain Reaction for Cycle-Loving Family

The doors were only just open at the Bike Hub Pakuranga when Melissa Ezekiela arrived with her extended family, excited about the arrival of a local space focused on helping… Read More

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How To Weave A Putiputi (Flower) using Harakeke (flax)

A great zero-waste, nature-based craft activity, putiputi can be woven as koha, gifts or decorations for your home or classroom. Read More

by Anna Kary

Thoughts on Gardening with Young Kids

Our EcoMatters Community Garden and EcoHub Education Coordinator Meg Liptrot shares more about her video blog, Thoughts on Gardening with Young Kids. This little film was made during lockdown level… Read More

by Anna Kary

Keeping busy the EcoMatters way

Looking for more ways to keep busy in your own home and backyard during the Easter break and beyond? Our EcoMatters team are putting their talents and skills to use… Read More

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12 Top Picks for Kids at EcoWest

If you’re looking for great ways to keep the littlies entertained, EcoWest Festival 2017 has you spoilt for choice. Here’re some of our top festival picks for the young and… 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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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