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  • Have a listen to Anna van Riel as she chats to Kathy from LINK Upper Clutha about Plastic Free Wanaka...

  • Plastic Bag Free Wanaka and Kahu Youth Trust join forces for a day of industrious creativity and fun. WHERE: Kahu Youth courtyard. (Rainy day option is Mt Aspiring College Follow Signage) WHEN: Saturday Nov 18th COST: Gold coin donation. Get your crafty hat on and come join in......

  • And stoked the news makes it to front page of the Wanaka Sun! Thank you for your support!...

  • We were delighted to be featured in the Wanaka Sun this week! Danielle had a chat to us about how we are closing in on our goal to make Wanaka Otago’s first plastic bag-free town. Have a read!...

  • On Thu, 10 Aug 2017 at 13:29, James Ayling<[email protected] nz> wrote: Good afternoon Sarah, Please find attached a response to your correspondence of 26 June 2017 from Hon Scott Simpson, Associate Minister for the Environment. Kind regards, James. James Ayling | Private Secretary (Associate Environment)......

  • We’re joining the international campaign to refuse single-use plastic during July. Committee members have taken the challenge and we invite you too! We’ll screen a film in June to raise awareness, talk about it and invite you to sign up for the challenge too! In July,......

  • It’s been daunting at times, but thanks to everyone’s awesome effort, we managed to pull through after 6 sewing drives. 120 locally made, unique, in outstanding quality, reusable shopping bags! They were sold way before they were made! And after several distribution events, every pledge was......

  • Sewers and non-sewers join forces to defeat the plastic bag invasion.  Help us to create fabulous Wanaka reusable bags to be sold on PledgeMe. We need you! Bring your trusty sewing machine (if you have one), pins, thread, sharp scissors and something yummy to share.......

  • If you can’t make it to a ‘WANAKA BAG’ Sewing Drive today there’s still a way you can help. Put your sewing skills to good use help by making a bag or two with our pre-cut kits. Pre-cut bag kits can be picked up from......

  • As featured in the Wanaka Sun! “The Wanaka Bag will be launched on Pledge Me on September 1 in a campaign to give shoppers an alternative to plastic bags. Plastic Bag Free Wanaka is releasing 200 limited editions of The Wanaka Bag to raise funds for the ongoing commercial production......

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  • On the 1st of September we launched our Pledgeme campaign to raise funds for the ongoing commercial production of cotton Wanaka bags to provide an affordable alternative to plastic bags.  Our goal was to raise $5,500 and we have SMASHED our target cracking the $6,000 mark a......

  • Sewers and non-sewers join forces to defeat the plastic bag invasion.  Help us to create fabulous Wanaka reusable bags to be sold on Pledge Me. We need you! Bring your trusty sewing machine (if you have one), pins, thread, sharp scissors and something yummy to......

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  • Congratulation Leigh Cooper for your awesome logo! We’ve received dozens of cool logos including very cute ones from school kids so thanks to all participants! And thank you to our sponsors for a great hamper prize....

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  • WIN AN AWESOME LOCAL PRIZE PACK WORTH OVER $300 Are you an artist or designer? Plastic Bag Free Wanaka (PBFW) has a goal of becoming Otago’s first single-use plastic free town by 2019. We are looking for a reusable bag design that represents Wanaka, the......