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  • Sustainability and Business

    A sustainable business, or a green business, is an enterprise that has minimal negative impact, or potentially a positive effect, on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy—a business that strives to meet the triple bottom line. It is any organisation that participates in environmentally friendly or green activities to ensure that all processes, products, and manufacturing activities adequately address current environmental concerns while maintaining a profit.

  • Spring will finally be here on the first of September!

    Spring will finally be here on the first of September! Though it’s a very exciting thought to start planting everything in the garden right now, try hold off a little longer with planting any summer crops as New Zealand spring can be very unpredictable. A rogue frost could ruin all your hard work.

    Now is a good time to really ensure your soil is in top-notch condition. Pack it full with lovely organic materials so your garden is ready for when it is planting time.

    You can also make a start on sowing summer seeds inside if you haven't yet.

     

  • World Honey Bee Day - Be as busy as a bee!

    We often take nature for granted. We don’t think about the pivotal role that all of life’s creatures play. However, World Honey Bee Day gives you the perfect opportunity to pay honour to the incredible honey bee. Read on to discover everything you need to know about this day, as well as the critical role that honeybees play in our everyday lives.
  • From 1 October 2020 Napier’s rubbish will no longer be collected in single use black plastic bags.

    Residential kerbside rubbish collections in Napier are changing. While the collection will still be weekly Napier’s rubbish will no longer be collected in single use black plastic bags. Napier will be changing to 120 litre wheelie bins. The new wheelie bins will be delivered during August and September this year and will be owned by Napier City Council.

  • Keep The Kids Active During School Holidays

    Are you looking for a cool activity to keep your kids entertained? We’ve got you covered! Our beautiful colouring sheets keep your children active and make time fly. And while they use their creativity they also learn more about keeping our beautiful earth green.
  • Biodiversity 2020

    Biodiversity is the shortened form of the two words "biological" and "diversity". It is the term given to describe the variety of life on our planet. Loss of biological diversity disrupts the functioning of ecosystems, making them more vulnerable to perturbations and less able to supply humans with needed services. So, what can you do to help our biodiversity?

  • Everything is connected

    There are a surprising amount of people, businesses and communities that would like to do more to conserve and protect our natural resources, but they don’t know where to begin with becoming more environmentally friendly. Being environmentally friendly simply means having a lifestyle that are better for the environment. It’s all about taking small steps towards mother earth so as to make this planet a better place for our communities and generations to come. 

     

  • Composting and Composting Timeframe

    Everyone knows that composting your fruit and vegetable scraps and other biological material is much better than sending those scraps to the city landfill, where they would turn into methane gas. 

    Here is a simple guide to the composting timetable, depending on which method you use.

  • Keep The Kids Entertained During Lockdown

    From crafts to online learning resources to at-home workouts, you’ll need a variety of tricks up your sleeve to ensure that you all stay occupied. So we created some colouring sheets to keep the kids active and to learn more about keeping our beautiful earth, green.
  • HDC Kerbside recycling collection suspended

    HDC suspends kerbside recycling collection during the lockdown period.

  • Kerbside Rubbish Changes - Hastings District

    FAQ's on the new General Waste and Recycling Service to be provided by Hastings District Council in 2020.
  • New changes to Hastings kerbside recycling and waste services on their way

    Every home in the current Council urban rubbish and recycling collection zone will receive a wheelie bin for general rubbish and container(s) for recycling. The proposed start dates for these changes are May 1, 2020 for recycling containers and July 1, 2020 for wheelie bins.