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Plastic Straw Free September

Posted by Helen Townsend-Rupp on

Plastic Straw Free September

“In only the past twenty years, people have come to expect plastic straws in every drink,  an example of extreme waste being generated for minimal convenience.” (Plastic Pollution Coalition) Straw Free September, it’s become an annual, global movement. A month where we are encouraged to politely refuse the straw, helping spark thought and discussion around the massive impact cheap, disposable single-use plastics are having on our environment. It is hoped, that this simple trigger encourages us to look more widely at what other unnecessary and easily replaceable plastics we rely on as part of our daily lives. Plastic Straw rescued...

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Interview - SA’MOANA BEACH BUNGALOWS

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Interview - SA’MOANA BEACH BUNGALOWS

LOCATION: SALAMUMU, UPOLU, SAMOA OWNERS & MANAGERS: DANIEL MENDOLA & ALLY DODSON This place is truly one of a kind. Owned and managed by a driven, inspiring young couple who place great importance on delivering a high quality sustainable tourism experience, it is set on the beachfront of a picture-postcard lush tropical paradise. The family friendly resort attracts active, independent, nature loving guests keen to make the most of the impressive marine environment and jungle wildlife.   What did you want to be as a kid? Ally – an archaeologist Dan – a fighter pilot What living person do you most...

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Interview - Moon Under Water

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Interview - Moon Under Water

CAFÉ NAME: Moon Under Water LOCATION: 152 Somerfield St, Christchurch MANAGER / OWNER: Matt Kamstra Sum up your pub in 5 words local community, not just beer What did you want to be as a kid? A fighter pilot I think, until my bad eyesight caught up with me. I went to university with the aim of becoming a secondary teacher but that never flew. I fell into hospitality about 22 and I've been at it ever since What living person do you admire and why? I've come across so many inspirational people in this line of work, from seemingly...

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Sea Week Crafts!

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Sea Week Crafts!

With NZ Sea Week coming up next week we have become so excited about it all and we decided to made a few critters to celebrate with! Purchase your Sea Themed Craft Pack now to make your own – be sure to send us photos!!!   Jellyfish   What you need: Paper cup or paper pottle Needle, knife or scissors for puncturing holes Fabric scraps (or anything tentacle like) Puncture small holes through the side of the cup all the way around the edge. Thread your tentacles through the holes Urchin What you need: Paper cup or paper pottle Needle,...

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Interview - The Good Spot Caravan, Wanaka

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Interview - The Good Spot Caravan, Wanaka
The Good Spot Caravan is nestled next to the Good Rotations bike shop in the industrial area off Anderson Road in Wanaka. Owner Flair and her delightful team have thoughtfully created a positive, relaxed, fun, retro styled outdoors environment where you can enjoy an excellent coffee and a delicious snack. They embrace up-cycling, low waste and reduced single use plastics wherever they can. No wonder is always busy – lots to applaud here!

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