“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.
Some high schools have made it a requirement for students to take their own devices into school. Recommended laptops range from around $600 to $1300. Do you think this is the right move?
26.4% Yes - I will explain in comments26.4% Complete
73.6% No - I will explain in comments73.6% Complete
The cuplrits might be sitting pretty for now, Nelson City Council has appealed for information in relation to the series of thefts and vandalism at popular Nelson reserves.
Three macrocarpa bench seats donated by Nelson's Youth Council were stolen from Sunday Hole and Tahunanui Beach while the Priapos Fountain in Queen's Gardens was also damaged.
Summer is the perfect time for an ice cream on a cone from the local dairy, because it is true that ice cream DOES make you happy. But where you do get the best ice cream scoops? Some places give the perfect serving size while others get stingy on a scoop. Reply with your top pick for ice cream in the Nelson region, and your favourite flavour.