Creating Community spaces

'Christmas in the Car Park' event is taking place on Saturday December 15th with food stalls and a concert. This is in conjunction with with the Santa Parade and 3x3 basketball tournament. So now seemed a good time to look back at progress that has been made in turning the old Pak'nSave car park into … Continue reading Creating Community spaces

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Old Laptops Wanted …

Bring your old laptops that either don’t work or have been replaced into the EcoCentre on Bank Street Kaitāia for recycling into spare parts to help out others in your community. The EcoCentre is running a pilot scheme to test converting parts from old laptops into either working laptops, or spare second hand parts such … Continue reading Old Laptops Wanted …

Wanted: An EcoCentre Manager & Volunteer Coordinator!

Come and join a great team working towards Plastic Free Kaitaia 2020, building community through the Kaitaia Timebank, growing organic food at Te Hiku Hauora Maara Kai and encouraging sustainable lifestyles through activities and products available at the EcoCentre. Part-time contractor 15 hours per week. One Year contract initially. For further information call Rebecca on … Continue reading Wanted: An EcoCentre Manager & Volunteer Coordinator!

We’ve moved!

Anthropologist Margaret Mead said "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." We may not have changed the world in the last few weeks, but we've certainly achieved a huge amount thanks to our fantastic team of volunteers. It has been a bit of a … Continue reading We’ve moved!

Updated info on recycling plastic bottles

After our post Recycling Reduced about the cut back to kerbside recycling locally we were asked why not the #2 janitorial bottles, which seemed like a perfectly good question. So armed with a few facts from Jo Shanks at CBEC Ecosolutions I emailed Andrew Sclater at Northland Waste to find out, and this was his … Continue reading Updated info on recycling plastic bottles

Big push for bottle deposits

Thanks to local campaigner Warren Snow, Kaitaia has been at the forefront of the Kiwi Bottle Drive with their national campaign being launched here with their first Bottle Drive last year, and followed up with an even bigger Kiwi Bottle Drive this July. At each of these events, and at the EcoCentre, you have had the chance to … Continue reading Big push for bottle deposits

Recycling reduced

Northland Waste suspending the kerbside collection of 3-7 plastics reminds us how unsustainable it is to wrap food in something that lasts forever. However, the suspension of the recycling of janitorial plastics highlights the problems with having a monopoly of commercial waste companies in control of recycling in NZ. While light low grade plastics will … Continue reading Recycling reduced

Lifestyle Safari “Learning to live with less”

Join us on Saturday 3rd November, Honeymoon Valley 9:30am-3:30pm. Limited places left, so book now to avoid disappointment! Here’s an opportunity to visit lifestyle properties in our community. You will visit four lifestyle properties in and around Honeymoon Valley. The owners of each property have willingly opened their homes for this event so that you can experience … Continue reading Lifestyle Safari “Learning to live with less”

Do you want to keep Tai Tokerau GE Free?

It’s now 21 years since GE Free Northland/ Tai Tokerau started a very successful campaign to keep GE out of Aotearoa/New Zealand. But it is not quite over yet! GE Free Northland is facing down yet another attempt from Federated Farmers of NZ to block precautionary and prohibitive GE/GMO provisions, polices and objectives in the Northland Regional … Continue reading Do you want to keep Tai Tokerau GE Free?