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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 …

Hotel 
for bugs

As we move into the cooler months, there are plenty of vacancies in this newly-built bug hotel. Made by KINETA BOOKER. If your children are anything like mine, they are obsessed with bugs. Big ones, little ones, and the downright terrifying ones. Despite my daily …

Garden to table

Summer is the perfect time to introduce your children to the joys of growing vegetables, says LINDA TAYLOR. Now that the weather is warmer, it’s a pleasure to be outside, and gardening with your children is a great way to keep them busy during the …

Growing fun

Spending time growing things together in the garden is a great way to connect with your child, writes KINETA BOOKER. The day I gave my son his first pair of gardening gloves will stay with me always. His little pair of blue ones were sitting …

Kids love spring gardening

Winter’s last icy grip clutched the South Island in August, but the great news is that spring is finally here. Technically, at least. And with it, spring gardening. If you’re not quite feeling it yet, take a quick look in your garden. There are bound …

How to compost with your kids

What better way to enjoy spending quality time with your kids outdoors than getting hands-on with a mucky, grubby, wormy, pile of compost? Composting is heaps of fun and an easy, inexpensive way to support sustainability. Kids can be involved at every step and will …

Kids love spring gardening

Winter’s last icy grip clutched the South Island in August, but the great news is that spring is finally here. Technically, at least. If you’re not quite feeling it yet, take a quick look in your garden. There are bound to be spring bulbs pushing …