• News

    The Best Places to Buy Plants in Wellington for 2024

    There's a whole world of plants out there — here's where to find them.

  • News

    Thai Creatives Are Embracing Sustainability In Their Design Approach — Here's How

    From plant-based takeaway cups to skincare made from indigo roots, a range of useful and thoughtful products are being created by brands embracing sustainable practices.

  • Feature

    Earthy Inspiration and Chainsaws: A Day in My Boots With Jewellery Designer Holly Ryan

    Take a stroll through the creative's day as she shares her driving forces and the craft behind her forever pieces.

  • News

    The Guest Edit: Sustainable Skincare Innovator Emma Lewisham Lists Her Favourite Planet-Friendly Brands

    The founder of the New Zealand-based luxury skincare line has compiled a lineup of brands that share her company's planet-saving ethos.

  • News

    Six Contemporary Lifestyle Brands That Are Turning Trash Into Treasure

    These brands are repurposing agriculture and industry waste to create practical (and stylish) products.

  • News

    The Guest Edit: New Zealand Designer Juliette Hogan Handpicks Her Favourite Sustainable Brands

    From all-natural skincare to local wineries lowering their carbon footprint, one of the country's most celebrated designers takes us through her sustainable daily staples.

Latest Guides
  • News

    Christmas Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Shop-For People in Your Life

    Stress less over that "difficult" gift recipient with any of these top-notch gift ideas.

  • News

    Seven Gift Ideas for the Social Justice Warrior in Your Life

    Give a gift that keeps on giving this festive season.

  • News

    The IPCC Has Issued a Dire Warning About Humanity's "Unprecedented" Influence on Climate Change

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's sixth assessment report predicts that global warming could increase by 1.5 degrees by as early as 2030.

  • News

    Lego Has Unveiled Its First Bricks Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

    After three years of research, the brand has developed a prototype brick that uses PET plastic from discarded bottles.

  • News

    The Planet Just Experienced Its Equal Warmest Year in Recorded History

    2020 tied with 2016 — and the past six years are the hottest six on record, too.

Latest Places
  • Restaurant

    Donnie Taco

    Hannah's Laneway, Wellington

    A spicy new venture from the team who brought you Golding's and Leeds Street Bakery.

  • Restaurant

    Poppies

    91 Puruatanga Road, Martinborough

    Fresh, seasonal platters and $10 wine tastings are on offer at this intimate and relaxed winery, just a short drive from Wellington.

  • Restaurant

    Daisy's

    328 Tinakori Road, Wellington

    The white tablecloth French classics of Tinakori Bistro have been replaced with Kiwi comfort food.

  • Restaurant

    Rosie's Red-Hot Cantina & Taco Joint

    4 Queens Wharf, Wellington

    This colourful new venue serves up everything from birria street tacos to corn dusted with Flaming Hot Cheetos.

  • Restaurant

    Master Kong

    33 Customhouse Quay, Wellington

    The Wellington waterfront welcomes a massive Asian fusion restaurant.

  • Restaurant

    The Grocer's Shed

    30 Reef Street, Island Bay

    This tiny grab-and-go cafe can be found two minutes down the road from Island Bay beach.

  • Restaurant

    Winner Winner

    46 Courtenay Place, Wellington

    This new chicken joint on Courtenay Place has plenty to peck at.

  • Restaurant

    Bottega

    462 Adelaide Road, Wellington

    This new bite-sized Italian deli comes from the brains behind Cicio Cacio Osteria.

  • Restaurant

    Zelati Dessert Cafe

    Left Bank, Wellington

    Indulge your sweet tooth at this new dessert cafe.

  • Restaurant

    Mockingbird

    8 Courtenay Place, Wellington

    A buzzy new spot serving vegan burgers, bowls and light bites.

  • News

    The Five Best Beaches for Learning How to Surf Around Wellington

    Whether you're a first timer or looking to brush up on the basics, these locations offer the perfect beginner-friendly conditions for surfing.

  • News

    Fill Jars, Not Bags at Wellington's New Wholefoods Grocery Store

    Say yes to a package-free pantry and stock up on organic groceries at this new store.

  • News

    A New Natural and Organic Wine Store Has Opened on Cuba Street

    With almost 200 different varieties in stock, this new opening boasts the largest range of natural wine in New Zealand.

  • News

    Thousands of New Zealanders Will Take to the Streets to Demand Action on Climate Change

    If you're planning to join the crowds or you're pondering your transport options for the day, here's how the events will go down in your city.

  • News

    Japan's Weird and Wonderful KitKat Flavours Will Soon Come Wrapped in Origami Paper

    It's part of Nestlé's commitment to ensure that 100-percent of its packaging is recyclable or re-usable by 2025.

  • News

    The Planet May Have Just Sweltered Through the Hottest Month in Recorded History

    From heatwaves in Europe to toastier-than-usual winter weather in Sydney, July was a warm month.

Latest Events
  • Event

    Longlegs

    Thursday, July 18 - Wednesday, August 14, 2024

    Various cinemas in Wellington, Wellington

    Featuring Nicolas Cage as its namesake and 'It Follows' star Maika Monroe as the FBI agent on his trail, this is horror at its most unshakeable.

  • Event

    Twisters

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Wellington, Wellington

    No one usually wants a storm to strike twice, but this disaster franchise has swirled up a second must-see, this time directed by 'Minari' Oscar-nominee Lee Isaac Chung.

  • Event

    Fly Me to the Moon

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Wellington, Wellington

    Scarlett Johansson is a delight in this space-race rom-com co-starring Channing Tatum, but the 60s-set film itself is just entertaining enough.

  • Event

    MaXXXine

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Wellington, Wellington

    Mia Goth mesmerises again in this follow-up to 'X' and 'Pearl', which is the stylish, witty and gory 80s-set third effort that this horror franchise firmly deserves.

  • Event

    Kinds of Kindness

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Wellington, Wellington

    After 'The Favourite' and 'Poor Things', Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos are three from three with this spiky triptych with an award-winning trio of performances by Jesse Plemons.

  • Event

    The Bikeriders

    Thursday, July 4 - Wednesday, July 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Wellington, Wellington

    Austin Butler, Jodie Comer and Tom Hardy rev up this intimate and absorbing biker saga, which draws from a 60s photojournalism book of the same name.

  • Event

    Inside Out 2

    Thursday, June 27 - Wednesday, July 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Wellington, Wellington

    Amy Poehler still brings joy in this nine-years-later sequel to one of Pixar's best films, which proves as emotionally intelligent as its predecessor.

  • News

    Countdown Has Launched a BYO Container Scheme to Reduce Plastic Waste

    The initiative rolls out today at stores across the country.

  • News

    The Ten Best Vintage Stores in Wellington

    Find one-of-a-kind pieces and shop consciously at theses vintage treasure troves.

  • News

    Wellington's Nisa Is Crowdfunding Its New Ethical Underwear Range

    The new men's briefs call for an industrial sewing machine.

  • News

    A Guide to Sustainable Restaurants in Wellington

    Eat your heart out and save the planet at these eco-friendly restaurants.

  • News

    Europe Has Done the World's Oceans a Solid and Banned a Heap of Single-Use Plastics

    The EU will phase out the ten plastic items most frequently found on beaches by 2021.

  • News

    This Airline Is Set to Become the World's First Plastic-Free Carrier

    Portuguese carrier Hi Fly has conducted a world-first trial, preventing 350kg of single-use plastics from making their way to landfill.

  • News

    Concrete Playground's 2018 Ethical Christmas Gift Guide

    Kickstart your holiday hunt and do your bit for Mother Nature with these Earth-friendly gifts.

  • News

    Europe Is Set to Do the World's Oceans a Solid By Banning Several Single-Use Plastic Items

    The EU is planning to phase out plastic cutlery, plates, stirrers and straws, as well as cotton buds and balloon sticks, by 2021.

  • News

    The New Zealand Government Will Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags Over the Next Year

    Soon the bags will disappear form checkouts around the country.

  • News

    Google, Tourism and Ziplining Helped Save and Restore This Rotorua Native Forest

    A Rotorua-based ziplining company is restoring virgin native forest.

  • News

    You Can Eat Chocolate for a Good Cause Thanks to the Nikau Foundation

    Funds raised from the Wellington Resilience Chocolate Bar will help ensure the community is equipped post-crisis.

  • News

    IKEA Is the Latest Company Pledging to Ban Single-Use Plastics

    And by 2030, all of its products will be made with renewable and recycled materials.

  • News

    The UK Parliament Has Made a Landmark Decision to Go Plastic-Free

    It's introducing a levy on disposable coffee cups and moving to ban all single-use plastic bottles.

  • News

    Countdown Will Begin to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags This Month

    The initiative will roll out at ten stores from 21 May.

  • News

    This Environmentally Conscious Search Engine Turns Your Online Queries Into New Trees

    Ecosia invests at least 80 percent of its profits into planting trees around the world.

  • News

    Someone Has Designed Sneakers with Soles Made from Used Chewing Gum

    The shoe offers an innovative solution to The Netherlands' costly gum litter problem.

  • News

    Adidas' New Kicks Are Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

    Part of the label's latest collaboration with Parley, each pair is made from 11 plastic bottles.

  • News

    McDonald's Has Started Phasing Out Plastic Straws

    The company will trial new biodegradable paper straws in its UK stores as it pushes towards all-recyclable packaging.

  • News

    Netherlands Supermarket Ekoplaza Has Launched a World-First Plastic-Free Aisle

    The aisle offers shoppers over 700 plastic-free items.

  • News

    This New Zealand Company Has Created a Water Bottle Entirely From Plants

    And it will break down in a commercial compost facility in 90 to 180 days.

  • News

    The UK Is Considering a 'Latte Levy' on Disposable Coffee Cups

    As part of a bid to reduce waste and encourage caffeine fiends to switch to reusable containers, customers would be charged an extra 25 pence per coffee.

  • News

    Where to Buy Ethical Christmas Gifts in Wellington

    In the name of yuletide cheer and minimising harm to our planet, here's where you should be browsing.

  • News

    Six Food Trends That Are Destroying the Planet

    What's good for you isn't always good for Mother Nature.

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