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New Zealand's Home. For Good.
At Lockwood we've been making solid
timber homes for over 60 years that not
only look good, but are also good for you
and the environment. Add this to our unique
nail-less locking system that has proven
resistant to earthquakes and cyclones all
over the world and the question you should
be asking is not -- can you afford a new
Lockwood home, but can you afford not to
Start building your new home at
Call 0508 4 LOCKWOOD and
speak to Thomas or Julie today or
visit them at 46 The Mall Cromwell.
GREEN CABS is New Zealand's most environmentally friendly taxi company and
we plant trees to offset our carbon emissions.
THE LOWEST TAXI FARES IN QUEENSTOWN!
To be part of the Green Cabs experience please phone
0508 447 336
Visit our REUSE SHOP
and Save Money
Lots of bargains are available.
We sell good quality second-hand clothes, household goods, books,
furniture and electrical goods as washing machines, heaters and TV's.
We provide WINZ/Work and Income or Social Welfare quotes for
secondhand appliances and furniture.
Pickup and Delivery Service available.
Please help us to help you -
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Thanks you for your support!
Central Otago WasteBusters Inc.
Boundary Road, Alexandra
Shop open: Mon-Fri. 8.30 - 4.30,
Sat. 10.00 - 4.00
Phone 03 448 9948 email@example.com
Organic & Eco Living Advertising Feature
Owaka-based businesses walk the talk'
Two Catlins business's that walk the talk in green tourism are
Owaka based Earthlore and Mohua Park at Tawanui. For both
these businesses being green means more than offering
natural experiences to visitors, it very much means getting
actively involved by protecting, enhancing and advocating for
nature. Earthlore is a multifaceted business dedicated to raising
awareness of New Zealand's native insects by combining fun
activities with the planting of a two hectare Insect Conservation
Habitat. By offering people the opportunity to sponsor the
planting of a variety of host plants designed to replicate the
habitats and fulfill the needs of a large number of New Zealand
native insects throughout their lifecycle, Gordon and Janine
Thompson actively encourage every single person to become
involved in insect conservation. Earthlore places a special
emphasis on fun activitiesfor children, such as BUG FRISBEE,
and has developed a character called Inspector Insector to
encourage children to interact with nature and learn about the
fascinating life forms we live along side of.
Mohua Park is an accommodation and ecotour business based
on a 12 hectare native forest
reserve. The reserve has
been protected with a legal
covenant with the QEII
National Trust and is protec-
ted from pests by continuous
possum, rat and stoat control.
As a result of this protection
Mohua Park supports a high
population of birds. The
incorporate energy saving
features such as extra insu-
lation, solar water heating
and sun-trap design and
glazing. Fergus and Mary
Sutherland, who created the
Mohua Park tourist business,
say that everything that they
have done to protect and
enhance their environment
makes good economic sense
and gives them satisfaction
and enjoyment because it is
all about their core green
beliefs, summed up by their
Mohua Park byline: Sustain-
ing diversity by living with
Lockwood Eco Smart
Solid wood is the No 1 healthy building material on the planet,
so why wouldn't you build your new home with one of NZ
longest standing home builders that only construct there
homes with solid timber, Lockwood, New Zealand's home for
Aside from the sustainability factor of solid wood, these houses
create very healthy home environments.
Solid wood actually improves indoor humidity, meaning it acts
as a passive dehumidifier over the colder months, and has a
very high thermal mass for heat retention.
Lockwood Eco Smart series are designed to encourage the
capture of good low angle sun and the exclusion of bad high
angle, summer sun.
This applies to roof overhangs and angles of screening. They
are designed to increase the benefits of passive heating,
ventilation and overall decrease the energy consumption of the
home. This includes joinery placement, room layout and
internal air movement.
Many other features are used as possible to maximise Eco
benefits -- such as solar heating, water collection and re use,
efficient heating, lighting, pellet or clean burning wet back wood
burners, photovoltaic's and Eco friendly appliances.
Concrete floors are the preferred foundation construction for
thermal gain but if site requires timber subfloor then
polystyrene insulation must be used to provide R Values
greater than H1 requirements from council.
For further information please contact your Local award
winning franchisee, Lockwood Southern Lakes on 0508 4
Early November will see two Get Composting'
workshops being held in Queenstown and Wanaka
for gardening enthusiasts.
Wanaka - Thursday, Nov 1, 12.30pm -- 2.30pm,
Wanaka QLDC council office, 47 Ardmore St
Queenstown - Thursday, Nov 8, 12.30pm to
2.30pm, Queenstown QLDC Office, 10 Gorge Rd
Get Composting Spring Workshops - Food
and green waste in landfills causes harmful
greenhouse gas emissions, so making your own
compost is not only good for your garden, it's
good for the planet too. Quick and easy
composting solutions. Covers all the options --
bokashi, worms, hot and cold composting and
Dr Compost says that there are simple systems
available which can help people who are keen to
get composting, to take the first step, with easy
ways of turning food waste into black gold. These
workshops are also timely refreshers for
gardeners who are already composting to ensure
they are on the right path. You can also get
personal free advice to solve your garden or
composting woes, by emailing drcompost@wana-
kawastebusters.co.nz. And if you're just getting
started in your garden, Dr Compost has some
great gardening tips such as the five top crops to
grow: silverbeet, carrots, lettuce, beans, tom-
atoes. HANDY HINT: Seed - Local seeds are
always best. They've had time to acclimatise to
our unique region. You could even start saving
your own seed to use next season.
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