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The Year 13 student working to transform a local stream

Seventeen year old Dan Percy is a student at Avondale College who’s making a big impact on our local environment. e caught up with him at Holly St Esplanade Reserve at the bottom of Heron Park, where he’s part of a group that meets monthly to care for the local stream, a tributary to the Whau Awa. Read More

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Community Garden Kicks Off with Love Your Neighbourhood Funding

Matt Chamberlain and his friends had been talking about starting a community garden together, and when he heard of the Love Your Neighbourhood funding, he jumped at the chance to get support with filling the garden beds in their no-dig garden in Laingholm. Read More

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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Avondale residents build community while restoring Te Auaunga – Oakley Creek

Nestled in Avondale is a hidden oasis where Te Auaunga – Oakley Creek crests around and brushes up against ordinary backyards. On its riverbanks, weedy areas have been replanted with… Read More

by ecomatters


A community environment champion is encouraging other locals to care for their neighbourhood reserves and parks, saying it’s a great way to learn more about our native plants.  Read More

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Inspiring care for our local awa

Long-standing EcoMatters team member Pamela Gill, our Principal: Restoration, Community and Iwi Relationships, shares her thoughts on being part of Te Hau o Te Whau, a joint project enabling our… Read More

by Michela Enna

Lunch from the Garden – Pesto Kale Salad Recipe

Megan Cole has been on a journey to reduce her household’s waste for the last few years. When she came across a “Grow your own greens” workshop by Love Food… Read More

by Michela Enna

The journey of a food waste champion

Food waste is a massive problem in New Zealand. Households alone send 157,398 tonnes of food waste to our landfills each year, enough to feed the population of Dunedin for… Read More

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Seven events to kick start your sustainable lifestyle journey

Want to live a more sustainable lifestyle but not sure where to start? EcoFest West offers a great opportunity to learn practical ideas to make sustainable living easy. The first step on… Read More

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Introducing the event categories for EcoFest West 2021

If you’re new to EcoFest West, we’d like to introduce you to the five event categories that make up Auckland’s biggest environmental festival. The month-long festival runs from Saturday 20… Read More