“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?
Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.
Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.
Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
There's an enduring belief that Wellington is our second-largest city. We must dispel that myth, reporter Charlie Mitchell says.
Do you think Christchurch should officially be named as New Zealand's second city or should Wellington retain its title?
A total fire ban will hit Canterbury about a month earlier than last year, as tinder dry conditions leave firefighters on edge.
From 12am on Saturday, a prohibited fire season will be in place in the Christchurch, Hurunui, Selwyn and Waimakariri districts.
All open air fires will be prohibited but gas-operated appliances, barbecues, wood-fire pizza ovens, hāngi and umu less than 2 metres in size would be allowed.
The summer months are the perfect time for entertaining friends and family, and whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home? Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill this summer. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, so remember these easy steps while cooking.
Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.