Sustainability

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 …

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 …