New Zealand Seasonal


Where you can, make an effort to choose seasonal, New Zealand produce. There are plenty of benefits to choosing locally grown food in season – it’s likely to be fresher than imported products and you’re also supporting local farmers and growers. Not sure what’s in season? 5a-Day have put together a handy chart of New Zealand produce and when it’s in season. If the average Auckland family bought only local and seasonal produce for a year, they could save more than 300kg of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year. That’s the equivalent of not driving over 1500km!

New Zealand Seasonal

Where you can, make an effort to choose seasonal, New Zealand produce. There are plenty of benefits to choosing locally grown food in season – it’s likely to be fresher than imported products and you’re also supporting local farmers and growers. Not sure what’s in season? 5a-Day have put together a handy chart of New Zealand produce and when it’s in season. If the average Auckland family bought only local and seasonal produce for a year, they could save more than 300kg of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year. That’s the equivalent of not driving over 1500km!

Plan your shop


Planning your meals and making a shopping list are some of the easiest ways to reduce your food waste – the less you buy, the less you waste. It doesn’t have to be daunting; start by planning just a few dinners in advance, and shop little and often. With the average NZ household wasting $560 worth of food every year, writing a shopping list is an easy step in saving some serious money, and significantly reducing your carbon footprint! For tips and tricks, visit Love Food Hate Waste.

Plan your shop

Planning your meals and making a shopping list are some of the easiest ways to reduce your food waste – the less you buy, the less you waste. It doesn’t have to be daunting; start by planning just a few dinners in advance, and shop little and often. With the average NZ household wasting $560 worth of food every year, writing a shopping list is an easy step in saving some serious money, and significantly reducing your carbon footprint! For tips and tricks, visit Love Food Hate Waste.

Don't waste


Avoid smelly rubbish and create great food for your garden. Set up your own compost bin, bokashi system, or worm farm in your backyard. There are different systems for different lifestyles and homes, big or small. To find out the best option for you and receive a $40 discount on the system of your choice, visit the Compost Collective.  They have how-to videos, a quiz, and events to help you on your way; along with workshops and in-home support if you need it.

Don't waste

Avoid smelly rubbish and create great food for your garden. Set up your own compost bin, bokashi system, or worm farm in your backyard. There are different systems for different lifestyles and homes, big or small. To find out the best option for you and receive a $40 discount on the system of your choice, visit the Compost Collective.  They have how-to videos, a quiz, and events to help you on your way; along with workshops and in-home support if you need it.

Keep chickens


You can keep up to six chickens providing you with a plentiful source of fresh, free range eggs. All you need is three square metres of spare backyard on a property smaller than 2,000 square metres, plus space for a coop. You’ll not only get your own eggs, but keeping happy hens is a great way to teach kids about learning to take care of animals and where their food comes from. Interested in taking the first step? Check out Good Magazine’s beginner guide to keeping chickens. Auckland Council has clear guidelines about keeping chickens in the Animal Management Bylaw, so make sure you read pages 17-19 before you get going.

Keep chickens

You can keep up to six chickens providing you with a plentiful source of fresh, free range eggs. All you need is three square metres of spare backyard on a property smaller than 2,000 square metres, plus space for a coop. You’ll not only get your own eggs, but keeping happy hens is a great way to teach kids about learning to take care of animals and where their food comes from. Interested in taking the first step? Check out Good Magazine’s beginner guide to keeping chickens. Auckland Council has clear guidelines about keeping chickens in the Animal Management Bylaw, so make sure you read pages 17-19 before you get going.

Home grown runs in the family

Vanessa & Matti
Growing their own

I cut my commute by 42 minutes and saved $31.50 a week by swapping from bus to e-bike

Helena
Super commuter

I'm saving around $80 a month on my powerbill in winter

Ruchi
Takanini home owner

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