Environment

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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 Michela Enna

From workshop to waste free – Irene’s story

Irene struggled to keep fruit and vegetables fresh for long before she attended a Love Food Hate Waste workshop at her workplace. 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

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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

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Fun, free, eco-friendly events for the school holidays

If you are looking for fun, free, eco-friendly activities for the kids these school holidays, check out EcoFest events running across Tāmaki Makaurau. From bike fun days to craft workshops,… Read More

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TITIRANGI ENVIRONMENT CHAMPION KEEN TO SEE MORE NEIGHBOURS ON BOARD

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

Six questions with Carla Gee, EcoMatters’ new CEO

After five years at the organisation, Carla Gee (Ngāti Kahungunu), our former Head of Operations, has stepped into the job of leading the EcoMatters team of more than 35 people. 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