Sustainability

Potting glitz

This painting project will bring colour and sparkle to your outdoors, and the kids will love getting involved.  You’ll need:  Terracotta pots – ours were supplied by Potteryworld Resene testpots Paintbrushes Cotton buds FOR BASECOATS, THE KIDS CHOSE:  Resene Timeout Resene Riptide Resene Wham Resene …

Kākāpō Keeper

GAY BUCKINGHAM’S new book, Kākāpō Keeper, is a novel for children based on the real efforts of early New Zealand conservationist Richard Henry. We asked Gay to tell us a little more about the book and give us some advice for getting the family involved in …

Visit the albatross

A firm favourite with families, the Royal Albatross Centre on the Otago Peninsula is the only mainland breeding colony of the Northern Royal Albatross in the world. The Royal Albatross Centre is a twitcher’s paradise, and perhaps surprisingly to some, it has been a firm …

Breathe easy

This new family home from HEALTH BASED BUILDING puts the importance of creating a healthy living environment in the spotlight. Showcasing the benefits of high indoor air quality standards for better respiratory health, the Health Based Building show home is a fully functional, educational space that …

Be with a Tree

Celebrate Kiwi Conservation Club’s annual Be with a Tree week this May. Be with a Tree 2021 will be the fourth year that this annual celebration of trees has taken place, with the aim being to encourage people to take a moment to celebrate the …

Nude lunchboxes

With the wide-scale climate change movement happening around the world, it’s no wonder our communities are being inspired to do their part in helping the environment locally. So, why not start with our kids’ lunchboxes, writes KINETA BOOKER. I hear what you’re saying – how are …

Choice App

The electricity sector has a significant role to play when it comes to how we take those big, positive steps towards a more sustainable society. This is especially true when it comes to carbon emissions. While New Zealand has hit its stride with renewables – …

Live, love, lend

Reducing waste and our personal environmental footprint is a goal many of us aspire toward. However, sometimes it can feel overwhelming, difficult and even expensive, to make meaningful change. This is especially true when coupled with the daily chaos of being a parent. To help …