A system of regulated product stewardship for six "priority products" is coming into effect under the Waste Minimisation Act. Maureen Howard asks six waste minimisers what they're doing to make a difference.
Kiwibank 2020 New Zealander of the Year Jennifer Ward-Lealand walked into the Alternative Aotearoa conference feeling curious and came out filled with hope. Maureen Howard finds out why.
Values based on Maori ancestral knowledge are piloting an ethical fund through the world of investing, Tom McKinlay writes.
A new report on low-traffic cities by the Helen Clark Foundation, The Shared Path, suggests an alliance between communities and local and central government to decarbonise transport and return...
Climate change is challenging the St Clair-St Kilda coastline and the protection measures of the past. Maureen Howard finds out what the Dunedin City Council is doing to adapt to nature’s ways.
Clever reuse and an emphasis on energy efficiency are features of an ongoing restoration of an augmented villa, Tom McKinlay writes.
How do you turn a notion into action? Maureen Howard talks to the people behind four inspiring community initiatives transforming society from the bottom up.
Art can convey complex issues in a direct and intuitive way. Maureen Howard talks to school pupils about what they hope to communicate about the unequal effects of climate change at their exhibition.
Social entrepreneurs strive to address pressing social and environmental issues while creating economic opportunities. Maureen Howard asks six how they include doing good in what they do.
A humble beetle could be the catalyst that brings town and country together to create better farms and cleaner waterways, Henrik Moller tells Tom McKinlay.
Billions are being spent on Covid-19, but Govt money also needs to tackle ecological emergencies. Doing both can be good for jobs, communities and the economy. Maureen Howard finds out why.
The life in our streams and rivers has long helped us monitor their health. Now scientists are looking to it again — and in particular, macroinvertebrate life — to tell us whether pesticide use is bringing a new crisis.
Aramoana artist Adrian Hall reflects on nature, climate change and the vantage point gained from living in a low-lying coastal community, Maureen Howard writes.
The interior of this Dunedin home has a Scandinavian feel but the bush-clad setting is quintessential New Zealand. Kim Dungey takes a look.