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Transition Nelson Waste Group BYOC
BYOC (Bring Your Own Container) is a campaign to promote re-using, rather than buying and throwing away. The idea is that Nelsonian’s should be encouraged to use their own containers, wh...
Open Orchards
Open Orchards
Open Orchards is an initiative to plant more fruit and nut trees on public land for all to enjoy.
Transition Nelson Business Group WOF
Transition Nelson Business Group WOF
The intention of the WOF (Warrant of Fitness) is to help businesses see where they stand on the sustainability ladder. The WOF was designed to address the problem that although there was ...
Transition Nelson No Dig Gardening Group
Transition Nelson No Dig Gardening Group
No dig gardens are a system of organic gardening which requires no digging to put in your initial garden or maintain it. They not only require less maintenance but also preserve the vit...
Nelson Growables
Nelson Growables
Nelson Growables is a garden focussed one day community event. There is a growing trend towards growing vegetables and tending gardens. People of all ages are realizing the health and n...
Ooooby
Ooooby
Ooooby is a place where you meet, talk to and trade with people who are growing their own food or wanting to eat locally grown food.
Homelands communty garden
Homelands communty garden
This is a communty garden of about 1/3 acre providing veges as organically as possible for 12 families. There are 12 gardeners creating two teams of 6 gardeners working one morning a week...
Blueskin Power
Blueskin Power
Our project is establishing a _community power cooperative_ and developing an _embedded Distributed Generation asset_ (*wind turbine*) at Blueskin Bay, Otago. We're a resourceful communit...
Bamboo and Manuka, Paper Adobe Housing
Bamboo and Manuka, Paper Adobe Housing
We are experimenting with an ancient building technique which has previously been underrated and ignored in NZ. It is called "Wattle and Daub". We are utilising common cheap natural mater...
E-Let : Electric Strarlet Conversion
E-Let : Electric Strarlet Conversion
Conversion of a Toyota Starlet into an electric car with a range of 40Km and a top speed of 75Km/hr
The Great Waiheke Plum Drive
The Great Waiheke Plum Drive
The Waiheke Harvest initiative seeks to actively build resilience into our local food system, through making better use of the fruit tree resources we have on the island.
Epping Neighbourhood Community Garden
Epping Neighbourhood Community Garden
The purpose of a group of interested residents to establish and manage an organic garden to function as an example and learning centre for sustainable living and supply food to members an...
Cargobikes New Zealand
Cargobikes New Zealand
A project to make available practical alternatives to cars.
Waiheke Community Cinema
Waiheke Community Cinema
The diversity of the Waiheke population is refelcted in the broad range of film, which includes popular movies, art-house film, and documentary film. It is not uncommon for screenings to ...

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