Sustainable Living: Member Councils

Member councils listed here - find yours!

The member council pages, linked from their names below, provide information specific to districts and cities across NZ that use this programme.    You can also link to their pages from our map of NZ which shows cumulative website registrations. (Member councils shown there are in green text, non-members in grey. We welcome additional member councils - see below!)

To get free access to the learning materials please follow the link below to your local council name and then register on the form linked from the head of that Council's page, or you can go direct to our registration page.   Don't forget to indicate in which district or city you live.

Detailed contacts and weblinks are available for each member council area or will be updated soon (please let us know if any web links are 'dead'). Once you have registered on this site, downloads of learning guides are accessed  on the page linked here  using the password sent automatically to your registered email address.

If you live in NZ but your council's name is not yet listed (i.e. no linkis  listed below) you can still register on the site for acces to the materials, thanks to new support from the Ministry for the Environment's  Waste Minimisation Fund, but there will probably not be courses or classes running locally, and no local information page.  Perhaps you could help us to open discussion with your Council in 2019-2020, to see if they'd like to subscribe? 

If you are visiting from abroad, do consider becoming an individual subscriber to get access, for which a NZ$39 fee is charged (to cover 12 months access).  Email to arrange this.

Promotional talks about the programme are offered at some conference and expo events around NZ - watch our Facebook page FutureLivingSkills for details of these, or contact our National Coordinator, Rhys Taylor, on 036938726   The  next one is at Timaru Home and Lifestyle Show on 13 September and on Sunday 15 September 2019.


Which council covers your part of NZ ?

Links to current and prospective member council information pages are in green on this page, below. Use one of those, if it appears we do cover your part of NZ. We will ask for your home address and email when registering.

If you do not live in a member council area, check the two maps here, provided by Local Government NZ, to see which District Council name  likely covers your home area. Then you can let us know which District when you register.  If you wish, you could email to the National Coordinator: or telephone 03 693 8726 so that he can help you to invite your council to join Sustainable Living programme.  Annual budgets are planned well ahead for Council spending from financial yaers beginning July.

Even outside member districts, within Aotearoa NZ you can still register here

See also the menu on the page header, for our various free pages.

Thanks for visiting!


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