Guys I'm doing an instagram takeover for the @nzgreenparty! I'm feeling those summer vibes at the moment and am feeling jealous of my past self. #Repost @nzgreenparty (@get_repost) ・・・ #instatakeover with @chamandarino: Over the summer holidays, like most Aucklanders, my friends and I headed to the Far North. Northland’s picturesque beaches become packed over summer, and for good reason. Beaches are a typical Kiwi summer holiday - the beach holiday is ingrained in most Kiwis. This beach was remote with no nearby towns, only small rural communities, and yet we were finding so much rubbish. Most of this rubbish came from the very people who travelled hours to come here, despite the DOC campground having an astounding waste management system; including recycling and compost. If we wish to protect this Kiwi tradition for future generations we need to consider what items we are bringing to the environment and ensuring it is properly disposed of. Avoid single use plastic items such as plastic bags, straws, plastic cutlery, disposable water bottles and plastic packaging and take the time to pick up rubbish you see outside
Got a tour of the parliament buildings by my mate, new MP @chloe.swarbrick. My favorite part was this cool indoor garden. P.S. I'm doing an instagram takeover for @nzgreenparty this week, have a nosey!
The tiny house build has started!! This morning there was just a trailer and half a floor, now there's walls and lofts!
I often see fruit trees which are overburdened with fruit going to waste in people’s yard. As you know I hate seeing food going to waste. The property I rent has these two huge mandarin trees. My household cannot keep up with all of this fruit and I am often finding creative ways to use all of the fruit. I live in a lovely neighbourhood where most of my neighbours have fruit trees, so we often pick fruit from them and vice versa. I have also been dropping off bags of freshly picked mandarins (and fruits from my neighbours) to the #communityfridgeakl. If you have fruit trees like mine feel free to donate your surplus to the Community Fridge!
Some of my favorite things to buy from the op shop. Part Three: Shoes. Scored these bad boys for $6 today and they fit perfectly! Featuring photo bomb from my fluff ball, Riley. Thanks to my mate @oliviaroundtown who spotted them!
Some of my favorite things to buy from the op shop, part two: fabric. Now that the election is over I'm gonna hit the sewing machine and sew some more tote bags. This is actually only a really small portion of my fabric stash, I bought more fabric yesterday and it's hanging on the washing line. All of my fabric is either from second hand shops or salvaged from items I already had. No need to buy new textiles when there's already a tonne in existence. Plus it's super affordable, it usually only costs a few dollars for a couple of meters of 'new' fabric that someone else's project.
Full on last week on the @nzgreenparty election trail. Honestly I've just spent all day in bed recovering! Yesterday the office was packed full of volunteers contacting voters to make sure they had all voted. While I'm feeling a bit down today, I'm grateful to have met so many wonderful people that I know will do everything they can to help make Aotearoa a better place. Thank you to all those wonderful people who contributed so much. Kia kaha 💚
Because there's only a few days left to tell all you NZers to #partyvotegreen! @nzgreenparty have a comprehensive waste policy which I recommend you check out, they are also the only party with a #waste spokesperson. Also I highly recommend @ecomailbox stickers, they are great for avoiding unnecessary junk mail waste. In case you're wondering, after the elections I plan on reusing this billboard in my #tinyhouse build.
Squinting it's raining & I just voted face. My local @nzgreenparty candidate @chloe.swarbrick was at a local cafe this morning chatting to voters over coffee. I dropped in before voting. Spotted Chlöe's electric car on the walk home. Got home just before it poured down with rain, and found I'd receive my easy vote pack and a leaflet from Labour, and a door knocker from Labour- both an hour too late. Not that I would change my mind! Anyway go and vote, you don't need to take anything just your wonderful selves. #💚NZ #partyvotegreen