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economate blog

The Economate way is best illustrated through the diverse outcomes, projects and community involvement that happens when groups become "Economates". Using waste for something better than landfill just takes a bit of creativity.

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Economate supports career progression

Onslow College recently supported Economate David Ladd Joinery in Tawa in their search for another trusted apprentice. As a business that has seen good growth over recent years, Ladd Joinery and Kitchens has been able to harness the enthusiasm of young people well-suited to learning the skills and craft in cabinet making and joinery. From […]

Show Wellington GCC where environment sits in their 10 year plan.

Greater Wellington Council are reaching out for Wellingtonians to have their say on shaping the priorities for the region over the next ten years. We’ve stressed the importance of the environment and tackling climate change as the highest priorities however, we also made the point that needs of mana whenua and rebuilding the economy – […]

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Economate will be @ Climathon 2020

Here’s a heads up for all our amazing environmental followers. Katy and Nick will be supporting this year’s Wellington Climathon – 3-4 April. 150 buzzing and aspiring entrepreneurs will gather in the Victoria University Rutherford House block. Like a hive of problem-solving, creative people, we’ll be finding solutions to Wellington’s future needs as we evolve […]

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Wood, glorious wood

Nothing excites us more than a big pile of solid timber. Such was the case when local builder Dale, hearing about Onslow’s embracing of repurposing used timbers, dropped off a load to the school.For us pictures like this represent so much… Dale saves on filling a skip with ‘waste’, the school saves money buying in […]