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  1. Beyond Plastic Free July

    Beyond Plastic Free July

    Here at The New Joneses, we have never successfully eliminated ‘all the plastic.’ So don’t stress if you can’t go completely plastic-free either. This Plastic Free July, how about starting by eliminating single use plastics? Then, over time, you can work on avoiding others wherever you can. We’re super aware that Covid-19 is making it a little more challenging, but do your best, and remember, every bit counts.
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  2. Our favourite New Zealand and Australian beaches

    Our favourite New Zealand and Australian beaches

    Summer’s here, and the time is right, to… argue the various merits of our favourite beaches. As the year nears its end, the hot topic of conversation is which bit of salt or fresh water we’re each heading to.

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  3. Saving our seas from the microbeads in face and body scrubs

    Saving our seas from the microbeads in face and body scrubs

    Microbeads are tiny little plastic beads that are added to products like body washes, cleansers and facial scrubs, to help exfoliate your skin. The problem is that after they're rinsed off, they go down the drain and into our waste water systems or septic tanks and eventually into our rivers and seas where they can be ingested by fish and other marine life.
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  4. Why we're proudly microbead free

    Why we're proudly microbead free

    We've been advocating for a microbead ban for many years, and with a New Zealand ban on the horizon, it's a good time to re-affirm our commitment to microbead-free products.
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  5. What to know about electric vehicles

    What to know about electric vehicles

    If you're thinking about an e-vehicle as part of a healthier commute, we've compiled some information that we hope might be helpful.
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  6. Take care of the beach this summer

    Take care of the beach this summer

    Trips to the beach often means bringing things that get left behind, but there are lots of ways to look after our local beaches this summer, or others we visit further afield.
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  7. Respecting the Rahui

    Respecting the Rahui

    In December 2017, mana whenua Te Kawerau a Maki put a rahui on the Waitakere Ranges (Te Wao Nui a Tiriwa), in an attempt to save the remaining healthy Kauri.
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  8. Taking care of Taka

    Taking care of Taka

    On Saturday the 3rd of November, we joined our good friends Sustainable Coastlines at Takapuna Beach to give the beach a thorough clean up, just in time for summer.
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  9. Take a (Day) Hike - 4 Great Walking Tracks in NZ

    Take a (Day) Hike - 4 Great Walking Tracks in NZ

    Our beautiful country is justifiably world famous (and not just in New Zealand) for its Great Walks. But not all of us have the time, inclination or fitness level needed to tackle those majestic multi-day hikes.
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