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Great Travel Resources


Indigenous New Zealand, Gateway to Maori Tourism
The definitive Maori Tourism site that offers a portal to a wide range of Maori Tourism experiences in New Zealand. The site includes:
  • cultural performances and immersion experiences,
  • food and wines,
  • accommodation
  • adventure tourism,
  • guided walks and treks through some of New Zealand's most pristine environments.
  • encounters with natural fauna and flora
    All offered from a Maori perspective that captures the essence of what makes Aotearoa-New Zealand unique.

Intelligent Travel, from National Geographic Traveler
The blog about authentic and sustainable travel.
Our mission is rooted in what the National Geographic Society stands for: inspiring people to care about the planet. We also want you to experience and enjoy the planet. We want to help you journey with greater sensitivity to the impact your trip has on a place and its inhabitants.
www.intelligenttravel.typepad.com/
Lonely Planet
Code Green draws together almost 100 responsible travel experiences from across the planet, all linked by three defining principles; tread lightly on the environment, immerse yourself in the culture and have a positive economic benefit for the local community

Organic Holidays in the UK
There's a wide selection of places to choose from in this website directory of 'organic' places to stay. The directory not only offers a comprehensive range of organic accommodation in the UK but offers listings from around the world.
www.organicholidays.co.uk
Responsible travel.com
Holidays that give the world a break. Hand-picked holidays from over 270 tour operators, and 100s of unique places to stay. Holidays are run by passionate people who care about the environment and local people

Information on Te Mata Peak
This website is designed to offer tourists, visitors and local users an information hub of contacts, information and sharing, with a gallery of stunning photographs by photographer Tim Whittaker.

www.tematapark.co.nz


The Good Tourist
We are dedicated to Responsible Travel and we sell E-Guides for travellers who like to take more responsibility.
www.thegoodtourist.com
Travelling the Green Way
Earth friendly ideas for your travels.
www.travelingthegreenway.com

Wellington Regional Tourism Authority
Womentravel New Zealand - accommodation, adventures, tours, retreats and other essential information for the woman traveller, including many offering organic stays and wwoofing.
http://www.womentravel.co.nz
Willing Workers on Organic Farms - WWOOF, is a world wide network where volunteers ("WWOOFers") live and learn on organic properties. WWOOF volunteers offer their help on the farm and in return they learn about biological farming. Food and accommodation is provided. Willing Workers on Organic Farms began in New Zealand in 1974 and there are many similar WWOOF organisations around the world.

Eco-products


4MyEarth
Eco Sandwich wraps and lunch bags. Fantastic & stylish eco friendly ways to wrap your food.
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Ecobob is a web site, developed to make eco friendly living easy. The website provides users with an easy way of accessing information on environmentally friendly living such as profiles of eco houses, a listing of businesses providing eco living products and services, a range of information articles on eco living and an online community for people to share ideas and connect on eco living topics. Through our web site we want to make it easy for people to become more environmentally friendly by giving them good, practical information at their fingertips.
www.ecobob.co.nz
Eco Gifts
Select beautiful environmentally sound products from our sustainable range of eco gifts made by top designers.

Green Bazaar
On-line shopping bringing sustainable products to your door. GREEN BAZAAR will help you find a variety of sustainable products in one place.

Green Bean Kids LTD
Green Bean is a manufacturer of Organic cotton and Eco bamboo baby clothing.

The Kiwi Diary 2009
A stylish, homegrown and thoroughly useful gift, The Kiwi Diary is 220 full-colour pages, with lots of space to plan your way through 2009 - and is jam-packed with snippets of kiwiana, great images, quotes, history, articles and local recipes. Now into its fourth year, the diary is printed locally using vegetable oil inks and paper from sustainably managed forest. Part of the profits go to the National Wetland Trust"

NZ Solar Heating Ltd
Supply a well designed and installed solar water heating system that can heat between 70% and 80% of your hot water every year - even in less sunny parts of New Zealand.

Bio Paints

Naturally beautiful paints and finishes for your home or office environment.
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Organic Baby is the complete guide to natural parenting/directory for organic and eco baby products available in NZ.   
 
 

Gluten Free Goodies

Our current products are flour mixes and baking powder, with a large range of recipes available to download from the website.
Home Grown Market
has been setup as a FREE community initiative to assist locals with buying, trading and selling locally produced food or 'stuff'. The idea is simple. You can find people within your community who can offer things that you may need. It could be the place where you trade your surplus backyard organic fruit and veggies, or sell your fantastic homemade bottled jams. Or perhaps you produce arts and crafts..... As long as it's made locally, you can list it on the directory for Free.

It's all about buying local, meeting people within your own community and having some fun doing so."
www.HomeGrownMarket.co.nz
Earthlings
Brings you truly organic, funky baby clothes that are thoughtfully designed so that ease and comfort comes hand in hand with style in their debut collection made from 100% certified organic cotton. Earthlings organic baby clothes come in a range of beautiful, natural colours which are dyed without the use of heavy metals - no nasty chemicals are used.

Ecotourism


Christchurch Bike Tours Ltd, Christchurch
Two hour guided tours of Christchurch via bicycle. NZ's only guided city bike tour.
Forest Home-stay
A true New Zealand forest homestay in Northland. Get away from it all and get back to nature in a remote bush-clad situated eco-home.
www.foreststay.com
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Waimangu is the multi Eco Tourism Award winning Rotorua destination that everyone should experience. Its geothermal system with two of the largest hot springs in the world, Frying Pan Lake and Inferno Crater Lake, draws visitors from all over the globe. Walking and hiking trails and tours for all ages and fitness levels lead through pristine native New Zealand forest to newly forming silica terraces, rare and unusual thermal plants, volcanic craters and panoramic views.
www.waimangu.co.nz

International Eco-Products


The Organic Home
The Organic Home int he United Kingdom aims to be the leader in the development of the use of organic products in the home.

NZ Ecological Trusts


Maungatautari
An internationally significant restoration project, this 3,400 hectare forested, extinct volcano stands majestically on the landscape in the Waikato basin, between Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Putaruru, in the central North Island of New Zealand. Our Vision is to remove, forever, introduced mammalian pests and predators from Maungatautari, and restore to the forest a healthy diversity of endangered flora and fauna such as the tuatara, kiwi, kakariki.
www.maungatrust.org

Wellness

Christchurch Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis Services