Your guide to the plastic bag ban

ALTERNATIVES TO THE BAG One of the most common questions in response to the plastic bag ban is what to do for bin liners? I will simply answer this with NOTHING! You don’t really need a bin liner, as that’s what the bin is for, to hold your waste. If you are not satisfied with […]

How to avoid takeaway coffee cups

Who doesn’t love a barista made coffee…??? And New Zealand is home to some of the best. But our love for a cup of the good stuff creates huge amounts of single use waste that ends up in landfill. Even those cups that say they are compostable or recycleable rarely are….. FACT: 500 billion disposable […]

New Zealand’s path to a sustainable future

A range of sectors came together today, with the goal of working towards a sustainable future for New Zealand. The United Nations has set goals for countries, including New Zealand, for a more sustainable future by 2030. The 17 sustainable development goals (SDG), which include eliminating poverty, providing quality education and climate action, we’re adopted […]

How NZ could be a world leader in sustainability

New Zealand needs a massive shift of thinking, interacting, consuming and culture if we want to lead the world change towards a sustainable future, writes sustainability consultant Nick Morrison  Why is New Zealand not leading the world in sustainable living and sustainable business practices? Why is New Zealand not leading the world in the transition […]

Get Growing At The 7 Best Urban Farms And Community Gardens In Auckland

With life slowly beginning to normalise again, we’re all itching to get out of our bubbles and back into the community. As much as you’re loving reconnecting with your family, flatmates and workmates post-lockdown, there’s something truly heart-warming about meeting new people in a positive space too, and what better place to do that than volunteering at your […]

Queenstown Restaurants Are Offering Delivery And Take Away

The new most offensive “c-word” in the English language, COVID-19, has left a lot of uncertainty in the air, however we can all agree to replace it with a better “c-word”, community. We’ve almost done it New Zealand, Level 3 is here and there’s no better time to champion independent businesses in our local communities. […]

The 8 Best American Food Joints In Auckland You’ll Need To Loosen Your Belt For

Peach’s Hot Chicken PANMURE Chow down on authentic, southern-fried chicken at Peach’s Hot Chicken, an epic food truck-turned-restaurant in the heart of Panmure. Choose from a range of droolworthy dishes, available in varying heats but all equally delicious, in an upmarket, diner-style setting that will have you feeling about as American as American pie (which, by the […]

Get A Great Feed For Less With The Best Cheap Eats In Hamilton

Whether payday is a distant memory or you simply don’t want to spend your life savings on a meal, don’t go running for those two-minute noodles just yet. There are plenty of cheap eats in Hamilton that are minimal on coin but maximum on deliciousness. These wallet-friendly restaurants will leave you full, satisfied, and with […]

Eat your way through Wellington this winter

Winter’s a time of home-cooking and laying low. But all that time indoors hibernating can lead to a bit of cabin fever. So the question arises: what to do to get you out of the house in the colder months? The answer: eat. Wellington has long been known as a city of creativity, culture and […]

Marlborough – the home of exquisite wine

Ask any wine drinker where their favourite drops come from, Marlborough is bound to enter the conversation. Wine lovers from around the world travel here, so there’s no excuse for those of us who call New Zealand home. As creators of Malborough’s first ever Sauvignon Blanc in 1979, Brancott Estate is one of the region’s […]