Sustainability

NZ doubled our dairy cows in 30 years, but it took 600% more fertiliser | Milk and Money | Episode 3

“We don’t exactly know how many cows we could sustain, but it’s a hell of a lot less than we have."

The impact of dairy on our freshwater | Milk and Money | Episode 2

In Episode 2: Water, we explore the state of freshwater in New Zealand.

Our soil quality has been declining for decades. Dairy is making it worse | Milk and Money…

“In a teaspoon of soil, there are as many microbes than there are mammals on the planet."

How Aotearoa built its dairy empire on billions of dollars of debt | Milk and Money | Episode 1

Milk and Money, our series investigating the dairy industry is here.

The best ever cup of coffee, as proven by science

A team of physicists, mathematicians and baristas have reached a verdict ☕

Student Side Hustles: Necta

After creating a brand for a marketing assignment at AUT, Noor and Jesse took their idea out of the classroom and into the real world. Necta…

The return of glass milk bottles?

In the mid-1990s, glass milk bottles were replaced with plastic. This milk delivery service is on a mission to bring glass back. Starting with Raglan, perhaps…

Farming for the next generation: Sustainable berry farming in Northland

This hydroponic berry farm west of Whangārei is leading the way for sustainable farming practices in New Zealand. And not only are these practices better for…

How a town saved its harbour

The Whaīngaroa Harbour in Raglan used to be disgusting. In 1995, a group of locals gathered in the Town Hall and decided to change that, and…

Raglan's miracle journey to waste reduction

A group of Raglan locals re-mortgaged their homes in order to take over their town's waste management system. Their goal? Make Raglan New Zealand's first zero-waste…

The Raglan cafe banning takeaway coffee cups

A single-use coffee cup has a very short lifespan. A Raglan cafe owner noticed how customers would only get as far as the end of the…

Refill Nation: changing how communities shop

Jackson left his career in finance to open a bulk food store. And what exactly is that? Imagine a supermarket, but minus the wasteful packaging. Bring…

9Wire - Supporting sustainability through start ups

Kiwis have always been known for their ingenuity and innovative abilities, being able to fix anything with a bit of #8 wire. In the current tech-saturated…

Is compostable packaging actually getting composted?

You might feel the glow of doing the right thing when you see your takeaway coffee is in a compostable cup, but....then what? Which bin does…

The sustainability potential of hemp

There's a cloud of confusion and misinformation around the farming of hemp. Immediately viewed as a gateway for suspicious activity, this plant has extreme potential when…

Planning for Growth - Resilient

A CBD apartment feels terrifying in an earthquake. But a house in the suburbs could be cut off by a landslide and isolated from vital services.…

Planning for Growth - Greener

Wellington needs to become carbon neutral to protect our future. In this video, we explore the options for becoming a greener city. This is our once…

Urban city gardens are feeding bees

In the depths of Auckland's concrete jungle is a green space farming organic produce not just for humans, but for bees.

It's all in the name of…

Dealing with the plastics problem like a boss

Morocco used to be the 2nd largest consumers of plastic bags in the world. Come 2016 the bags were banned, with fabric and paper bags coming…

Passive Housing

These houses are heated and cooled for the same price as running your fridge. It's called a passive house, and its secret is simple: insulation 🏠🏡

Michelle lives in a tiny home community

Michelle may live in a tiny house, but she moved there to fulfill a big dream 🏡🙏

The Menstrual Cup

Got your flow but still a little hesitant to give the cup a go? Menstrual cups really aren't that scary, plus they're so much better for…

Kaicycle

You've heard of recycling, but what about 'Kaicycling'? Down in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, the team at Kaicycle are taking food scraps & turning them into delicious fruit…

Planet-Friendly Periods

Periods are just another part of nature, but with the average woman using around 11,000 pads per lifetime they can take a toll on Mother Earth.…

A network of reusable coffee cups

It's great to have a reusable coffee cup, but remembering it is another story. No worries, Again Again are creating a cup network that makes…

Op Shopping

Op shopping: materialism for the eco-friendly or budget-conscious millennial. We gave our seasoned thrifters $50 and 30 minutes in Paper Bag Princess Auckland to get their…

Should you replace or repair?

Fast fashion has rendered many of us strangers to the humble art of sewing. Enter Jessica Hunter, who's stepping off Project Runway for a hot minute…

Auckland's stank beaches

Thanks to some problematic sewerage systems, most of the beaches in the metropolis that is Tāmaki Makaurau are full of, well...

The Floating Foundation

Craig traded in his DJ gear for a boat and took to the South Pacific to do a whole lot of good. The Floating Foundation provides…

These underwater sculptures could save the South Pacific's sea life

British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor creates underwater figures that are not only incredibly eye-catching, they're ever-evolving, marine-life-saving works of art!