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10 TIPS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a magical time for most of us. We get to celebrate, indulge, give and receive gifts, spend time with family and friends and generally be jolly. It’s all so much fun, it can be easy to forget the good habits we’ve adopted during the year or just give in to the pressure to … Continue reading 10 TIPS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar!

Since we are now safely passed the mid-November mark, it's an acceptable time for a Christmas post! As a kid, one of the staple Christmas traditions in our house was the advent calendar. Chocolate every day, before lunchtime! What a friggin' treat. This year I decided that I wanted to bring back the advent calendar … Continue reading DIY Christmas Advent Calendar!

EHRA – Every Human Requires Adventure (Poppy’s Back!)

Guess who’s back (back, back). Back again, (‘gain, ‘gain). It’s me, Popizzle – real name, no gimmicks. Throwin’ back to a bit of early 00’s rap. No regrets…. So I’ve been off the radar for waaay too long, but I have an excuse. I’ve been visiting other continents, meeting new people, and doing a whole … Continue reading EHRA – Every Human Requires Adventure (Poppy’s Back!)

WE’AR Yoga

We are always on the lookout for ethical and eco-conscious fashion, and WE’AR is quickly making its way to the top of our favourites list! WE’AR is a New Zealand owned company, and their clothes are manufactured in Bali in small home workshops and factories. Their products are made from responsibly sourced organic cotton* and bamboo. They … Continue reading WE’AR Yoga

Fiji Spice Queen

Meet Francesca Brice. Successful business woman, entrepreneur, parent, perfumer, frisky bohemian, lover of adventure, travel and all that life has to offer. And if it’s not offered…she’ll go looking. Born in Wellington, Francesca lived out a cheeky childhood. At the age of 20, she did the OE thing and found herself in Greece which is … Continue reading Fiji Spice Queen

Green Elephant

If you haven't heard of Green Elephant yet,  prepare to be enlightened! An online marketplace based in the Bay of Plenty, with an exceptionally well curated range of healthy, ethical, and sustainable products - these folks have it all covered! After researching alternative, natural products for their own personal use, they soon discovered a raft of NZ companies with … Continue reading Green Elephant

The Climate Change We Need – Local Body Elections 2016

By Matthew Fanselow: published author, maker-of-change, doer-of-things, West Coast Gentleman. October 8th is polling day for the 2016 local body elections, and many of you are surely wondering “why should I care”? Across the country only 42% of New Zealanders cast their vote in the 2013 local elections, with turnout being even lower in the 18-34 demographic. … Continue reading The Climate Change We Need – Local Body Elections 2016

Easy Vegan Choc Chip Cookies!

Since giving up dairy earlier this year, I have been missing some of my favourite baked sweet treats. I wanted to give dairy and egg-free baking a go but really had no idea where to begin, so started with a trusty Google search and took it from there. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic and … Continue reading Easy Vegan Choc Chip Cookies!

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Lately, I’ve been struggling to find motivation. Whether it be to exercise, to cook proper meals, or to go out and socialise - it just hasn’t been coming easily. Lack of motivation is something we all battle sometimes, but recently it’s been creeping in to places I don’t want it to. As much as I … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green