Wairarapa (3 districts) Sustainable Living Info
The Masterton District has newly joined in 2016, bringing with it neighbouring councils South Wairarapa and Carterton, to provide free access for the whole Wairarapa population. This page will carry local information relevant to sustainable living in the three districts.
A new Sustainability Advisor at Masterton Council, Agnes Piatek-Bednarek, will be the main contact. Suggestions about local page content to Agnes or to Rhys Taylor at SLET: email@example.com
Gardens and backyards
Wairarapa biodiversity (includes links for local projects).
Information for landowners. (PDF from Masterton Council).
Wairarapa farmers market (Saturday mornings, Solway Show Grounds, Fleet St, Masterton)
http://www.localfoodnetwork.org.nz/find-food/directory/ includes community gardens and map See also Wellington based gardens network
For cafes see http://www.consciousconsumers.org.nz
Masterton Council rubbish and recycling page. (includes pdf download of brochure, and transfer station details)
Masterton District Council is part of the national Love Food Hate Waste NZ campaign which aims to inspire and enable people to waste less food. For practical tips on how to reduce your own food waste and save money visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz or find them on Facebook.
Resilience and Emergency Responses
Council civil defence and emergencies webpage.
How to Get ready & Get thru
Wairarapa news page (& links to AA roadwatch, Metservice weather, Pacific Tsunami warning centre, etc)
Energy efficiency & power bills
High Power Bill? Ask Citizens Advice Bureau.
More from CAB on electricity costs.
Sustainability Trust (in Wellington & mail order) for energy efficiency products.
Water use and impact on waterways
Wastewater treatment locally.
Getting around the Wairarapa
Cycling and walking journey planner Cycling Strategy (pdf) http://resources.mstn.govt.nz/projects/cycling/cyclingstrategy.pdf
Tourism map & links
Metlink 200: Featherston-Masterton bus timetable along H2. http://www.metlink.org.nz/timetables/bus/200
Metlink 205: Martinborough-Featherston bus timetable on H53. http://www.metlink.org.nz/timetables/bus/205
map of other Masterton services (206, 203, 2020, 201) http://www.metlink.org.nz/info/network-map/
Intercity bus info. http://www.intercity.co.nz/travel-info/timetable/lookup/mro
Masterton street map from YellowPages
Extra info sources
Wellington region's Enviroschools
Six environmental care groups in region
Masterton Library catalogue and online access (uses pop-ups)
Living Economies Educational Trust (local money, time banks, etc)