Strange, ancient and beautiful, there’s much to discover amid the cultural crossroads of Albania, writes Fiona Dunlop.
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There is no place quite like home, but one Otago family knows no other New Zealand home will be quite like their house when it is finished, Kerrie Waterworth reports.
Hundreds of years ago, in China, monks often selected their favourite local camellias for the entrances and gardens of their temples. Some remain as gnarled and ancient specimens.
Local government elections loom, raising concerns about the fitness of those elected. Bruce Munro takes a look at mistakes made and asks how elected representatives can best be equipped to tackle big issues facing the South.
Think carbon offsetting when you fly is doing your bit for the planet? Think again, says tourism professor James Higham. It is only useful as a baby step towards real change, he tells Bruce Munro....
There are so many ways to eat more sustainably. Choosing local seasonal food is one, writes Hagar Ozri.
From Nissan to Jaguar, Volkswagen to Hyundai, the big car manufacturers around the world are gearing up to satisfy the demand for electric vehicles and meet new regulations around tailpipe pollution and carbon emissions. But for all the high-tech gadgetry of their offerings, sometimes they don't quite fit the bill.
The producers of waste products will soon be expected to tidy their own rooms, writes Gina Dempster.
As another growing season beckons, Ben Elms, aka Dr Compost, fields another question from an aspiring horticulturist.
Repair cafes are putting the focus back on alternatives to our disposable consumer culture, Tom McKinlay.
Whether it is swales or community-owned electric vehicles, recent QSM recipient Dugald MacTavish is thinking of the future, writes Maureen Howard.
We know the hoiho is in trouble. We know a shifting diet is part of the problem. But how does this knowledge help highlight hope? Maureen Howard looks to sea for answers.
Justine Gilliland, architect of the world’s first community-wide, local government initiative to develop a low-carbon transition plan, talks to Bruce Munro about the challenges the country faces...
When the poisons we spill into the environment accumulate in ourselves to critical levels, what then will be the body’s response? A British novelist has sketched one terrifying possibility. Tom...
Do you think what you do doesn’t amount to much? Maureen Howard finds out why it is worth the effort to reduce our personal greenhouse gas emissions.
A heady mix of German technology and New Zealand topography provided food for thought on a skiing holiday, Tom McKinlay writes.
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