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How do solar panels work?

With no central power on Aotea, there is a strong reliance on renewable energy. There is extensive use of solar and wind power and a strong ethos of sustainability and environmentally friendly living on the island. Our manufacturing facilities on ...
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Protecting the waters of Aotea

Aotea, (Great Barrier Island) has a waste problem. But the problem is not caused by the islanders. The problem is caused by an EPA (Environmental Protection Authority) decision to allow Coastal Resources, a company, to dump 250,000 cubic metres of...
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Why natural skincare matters

The skin is the largest organ in the body, which means we have to think carefully about what we apply to it. Any particles that are small enough to be absorbed through the top layer of our skin will ultimately end up in the bloodstream. This means...
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What flora and fauna is found on Aotea? (Great Barrier Island)

In recent years, there has been growing interest in the natural biodiversity of Aotea. Though Tiritiri Matangi and Hauturu (Little Barrier Island) are more famous for their conservation, there is an enormous clean-up effort on Aotea (Great Barr...
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The Kauri dams of Aotea.

In 2014 there was a massive storm that hit the oldest kauri dam on Aotea. It was 110 years old and destroyed it. But what it did was bring some attention to the old logging industry that thrived last century, and the century before. As a result of...
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