Waimakariri after the earthquakes knows better than most about resilience.
We want Waimakariri to make a difference globally - resilient, sustainable communities are the future - and we want to help with the districts success by sharing successful eco friendly, waste reducing, recycling projects, sharing resources, sharing success.
Small and medium businesses are crucial to our local community - spending our money locally, turbo charges our local businesses…. turbo charging our community
We want to build a sustainable Waimakariri global community… weave our community together - turning needs into opportunities
Each year 2.5 million tonnes of waste is buried in NZ landfills
We use 700 million supermarket plastic bags every year
We go through 295 million cups of takeaway coffee a year
It takes 700 years before plastic bottles start to decompose
How can we help you?
We have taken the list developed by Liam and Hannah from the “The Rubbish trip” and edited to have only Waimakariri retailers… shops and businesses that provide eco friendly services/products. The list will expand as more retailers come forward.
Bin Inn Rangiora, 87 Ivory Street, Rangiora – offers a wide array of dried food in bulk (including, but not limited to, nuts, seeds, cereals, grains, flours, pasta and legumes), a range of spices, plenty of unpackaged sweets, treats and snacks, and liquid foods like vinegar and oil. They also both have a peanut butter extruder, just BYO jar! This particular Bin Inn also stocks Loving Earth chocolate (which comes in home compostable packaging).
All Bin Inns across the country offer a 5% discount if you bring your own bags and containers. (more…)
Here is a list of resources new and recycled that we have available:
Or apply here for specific resources that you require:
Businesses that have product or services to offer: place them here
Please contact Claire on 0276267706 discuss more informations, thank you! Regards Claire
Kaiapoi Residents are looking to create bags that can be placed in local supermarkets instead of people using single use plastic bags… simple bags will be given away for free and hope they will be returned and used again.
We plan to create a better quality bag for sale, so groups could use the bags as a fund raiser.
They would also like a supple of t shirts that could be used by non-food related businesses to put purchases in.
What they are looking for:
If you can assist with left over fabric, curtain fabric, cotton thread.
T shirts, second hand or new.
People that sew in a straight line, people that can cut out fabric.
Call Shirley or Brent on (03) 3270066 or (027) 2224767 or email email@example.com
We are dedicated to making quality grants to local organisations that make a real difference in our community.
CERT was established in 2011 to assist with the Christchurch rebuild. CERT’s focus is now on supporting amateur sport, education, arts and culture, and other community initiatives in Canterbury and Dunedin.
CERT is committed to looking after its customers and stakeholders; and acting with honesty and integrity in all its dealings.
Quality funding applications from organisations based in Canterbury and Dunedin are welcome. Applications close on the first Wednesday of every month.