Category Archives: Sustainability

Council foolish to sell City Care

Christchurch City Council’s plan to sell 100 per cent of its infrastructure company, City Care, is “foolish in the extreme”, says Murray Horton, convenor of the group Keep Our Assets (KOA)

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Bike maintenance workshop

Location: Linwood Community Arts Centre, Corner Worcester Street and Stanmore RoadTime: Feb 16 1-4pm Description: Restoring old bicycles and passing them on to those who need them. Will pick up bike parts if notified. If you have bike maintenance skills, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Otautahi hosts mayoral candidates

Location: CPIT Wharekai (in Te Puna Wanaka building Coventry St, off Barbadoes St). Time: September 25, from 7.30-9.30pm Description: The future of Christchurch depends on strong sustainability. Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch is hosting an event to give people the opportunity for … Continue reading

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Youth expo of sustainability

Location: Canterbury Horticultural Society, 57 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch Time: September 18 8.30am-4pm Description: An exciting informative fun EXPO run by Conservation Action Network from Unlimited High School

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Appeal to politicians to deal with risks to NZ

Location: D Theatre, CPIT, Madras St (opposite Countdown)Link out: Click here Time: August 14, 7.30pm Description: Find out more about the ecological and financial risks to New Zealand and join others in a cross party appeal to do something about … Continue reading

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Learn to grow vegies with Hand Over a Hundy

Families in East Christchurch are being challenged to grow their own vegetables as part of the Hand over a Hundy scheme.

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Recycle old TVs for $5

Do you still have an old TV sitting at home because you now have a digital TV or associated digital device that enables you to see digital TV? Get rid of the old one by recycling through the Ministry for … Continue reading

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Film Showing: Switch

Location: Alice in Videoland, Tuam Street/High Street cornerLink out: Click here Time: May 23 at 4pm and May 24 at 6pm Description: Sometime in the next couple of decades the world will shift from oil and coal based energy sources … Continue reading

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Energy Awareness Weekend

Location: Air Force Museum, WigramLink out: Click here Time: May 17-18 10am to 6pm Description: Electric cars and electric bikes are some of the items on display at the Energy Awareness event. Lots of seminars, workshops and demos to help … Continue reading

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Sign the petition to raise the minimum wage

Families are struggling to make ends meet on low wages with little chance of earning a higher wage. How are people meant to live and also save money for retirement on $13.75 per hour? If you agree with these claims … Continue reading

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Curtains to give away

Curtain Bank has lots of single, mismatched curtains to giveaway. These are great for covering drafty doors or earthquake cracks in walls. Also available are single duvet covers. Telephone 379 6959 or email

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Earthship house made from rubbish

Christchurch’s first ‘Earthship’ will be revealed at a public open day at Tussock Hill Vineyard from 10am to 1pm on March 16.

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