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Gardening in Planter Boxes: A Guide

Gardening in Planter Boxes: A Guide

Planter boxes offer the inclusion of greenery within the built environments that our quickly developing society demands. That’s their beauty – they allow us to reconnect with the natural world where that would usually pose quite a challenge. Looking to incorporate planters into your space, but unsure where to start? Read our guide below, which […]

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The Importance of Recycling & Sustainable Waste Solutions

The Importance of Recycling & Sustainable Waste Solutions

Currently, New Zealand discards 1.5 million tonnes of waste each year. However, only 28% of this is recycled. This snapshot indicates New Zealand has a long way to go in waste reduction and recovery. With the number of products consumed daily, packaging is constantly straying into our environment, contaminating our beautiful landscapes and waterways, harming […]

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Using Colour in Urban Landscapes

Using Colour in Urban Landscapes

When people think of modern day urban spaces in large cities, some of us still have a mental image of dull, grey scenes that can look a little sad or depressing. With the wealth of modern street furniture available nowadays there is no reason for this to be the case. Urban landscapes can look fantastic […]

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Best Street Furniture for Outdoor Urban Spaces

Best Street Furniture for Outdoor Urban Spaces

When designing an outdoor urban space, you are usually limited by the size of the area. This is where creative design comes into play! Choosing the right items of street and park furniture is important as they need to optimise the use of space. Below are five essential pieces of street and park furniture that […]

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