Central Otago Sustainable Living Info
Coming events - Central Otago
Central Otago District Council membrship is on hold at present. Non-government orgnisations remain programme users:
Abi Hawkins, email@example.com 03 4486115 mobile 0211022182, Sustainable Living Program Coordinator, Central Otago REAP, Community House, Alexandra. Anna Robinson is the Enviroschools facilitator, based there.
CO WasteBusters run composting workshops - enquire at 03 4489948 .
Local Food Wanaka run seminars. Email them firstname.lastname@example.org
Gardens and backyards
Gardening and “Dr Compost” workshops from Wanaka Wastebusters (page includes downloadable articles with seasonal advice)
see also events listings above.
Download page for waste minimisation & recycling A-Z directory.
Towards Zero Waste. News on the fortnightly rubbish and recycling collection (and archive of Gearing Up for Change news columns)
What is hazardous waste?
Where to recycle Electronic scrap items (E-waste)
Resilience & Emergency management
Overview of Civil Defence and Emergency Mangement in Central Otago.
Potential hazards in Central Otago.
Getting prepared at home
Suggestions for emergency survival kit.
If evacuation is required.
Building work - for warm and dry homes
Construction and demolition waste minimisation
Info on Clean Heat - Clean Air (heating appliance replacements for cleaner urban air).
Update on subsidies for cleaner heating to improve air quality, Otago Regional Council 2019
Back issues of ORC AirZone newsletter
Home water use and impacts
District Council fresh water supply info
Read about effect of flooding on water catchments
Water conservation tips. (at bottom of that page are two booklets, to download as PDF)
Water meters and how to read them
Stormwater and how to protect it
Getting around Central Otago
Car sharing & scheduled buses on trips to and from Dunedin.
Driving Miss Daisy - Personalised transport to local appointments. Kerry Reid 0800 948432, or 034485135
St Johns Health Shuttle to Dunedin- Cromwell Resource Centre 0800 785276
Wheels to Dunstan – Wanaka Community Networks , 034437799
Public tracks and rural walkways.
Extra info sources on sustainability
Public seminars and community groups working with Otago Regional Council (& download an events newsletter)
Enviroschools Otago, and local contact supported by CO District & REAP (Participating schools are: Tarras School, Cromwell Primary, Goldfields Primary, Clyde School, The Terrace, Alexandra Primary, St Gerards, Roxburgh Area School and the Maniototo Area School.) Central Otago District Enviroschools Facilitator – Anna Robinson at C O REAP 0800267327, 03 4486115. email@example.com
Alexandra Community Advice network
Maria de Cort is the District Council Communications Coordinator, 03 440 0600 Mobile 021 991 952 firstname.lastname@example.org William Fraser Building, 1 Dunorling Street, Alexandra | PO Box 122, Alexandra 9340