Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Ferrymead Eco event NOSTALGIA a leader in green initiatives

Ferrymead Eco event NOSTALGIA (March 1) a leader in green initiatives

Since the 1960s Ferrymead Heritage Park has been offering groups of school children, tourists, and local history buffs a taste of what Christchurch was like in the ‘olden days’, and post-quakes the collection of Edwardian wooden buildings continues to function as a local heritage site you can actually walk through.

For Johnny Gibson from Wunderbound events, a walk through the park on his return to Christchurch last year inspired Nostalgia, a boutique wine, food and music festival held in the unique surrounds of one of the city’s favourite landmarks. “The entire place lends itself to an event,” he says. “The town square is sheltered, and has an amazing backdrop of Mt. Cavendish and Castle Rock. There are some great picnic spots, and of course the tram will be going too.”

Featuring Auckland swing and blues band Sal Valentine & the Babyshakes, along with Mara TK & Aaron Tokona, and other local acts, the music has been chosen to reflect the theme.

Yet as much as Nostalgia is about celebrating the past, it is also working hard to embrace a sustainable future, and Johnny says that Wunderbound’s eco friendly initiatives need to be a part of the new Christchurch. “We’re working with Our Daily Waste, the vendors, and the audience to ensure we showcase the efficient methods that are available and we will continue to explore information and techniques to reduce the impact of our festivals on the environment.”

Local recycling and waste prevention consultancy Our Daily Waste will be providing recycling services, and have worked with Gibson to ensure that waste is kept to a minimum through limited packaging, and the provision of Globelet reusable cups (www.globelet.com). The cups are sturdy and dishwasher-proof, and Gibson says that as an incentive for people to continue using them after the event, local brewery Cassels are offering discounted beer for customers who take them into one of their bars during the month of March.

For Dr. Sharon McIver from Our Daily Waste, the use of the Globelets is proof that people want alternatives to disposable cups. “Johnny’s been totally committed to trying out new ideas, and has organised a solar heated rinsing station so that people can rinse their cups between drinks,” she says. “Globelets were used at the recent Lyttelton Tea Party, and people really liked them. We also ended up with around a quarter of the waste you’d normally get at an event that size, so I’m confident we can do the same thing at Nostalgia.”

However, Gibson understands that being an eco event involves more than just waste reduction, and in addition to the event featuring the best of locally sourced produce and wine, there are also carpooling and bussing options for event attendees.

“We’re using ‘Let’s Carpool’ as an option for people wanting to drive,” says Gibson, “but we’ve also arranged to have four heritage buses on rotation from the Pallet Pavillion to Ferrymead, which ticket holders can register for when they buy their tickets online. I love the idea of people meeting up before the event – it will be just like all those school bus trips we used to take to the park.”

With no teachers looking over your shoulder, Nostalgia promises to be way more fun than a school trip, so hunt out your favourite retro threads, and get your ticket to an event set on celebrating both the past and the future.

For more on Johnny Gibson go to www.neatplaces.co.nz/place/johnny-gibson-nostalgia-festival

www.wunderbound.co.nz
www.ourdailywaste.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Architecture:
Ian Athfield Dies In Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Architects: It is with great sadness that we inform Members that Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's finest architects, has passed away in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Production: New-Look Tracy Brothers Are F.A.B.

ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. More>>

ALSO:

Cardinal Numbers:
Pope Francis Names Archbishop From NZ Among New Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome. On hearing the news of the announcement, Archbishop John Dew said "This news is recognition of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the contribution it makes to the global Catholic family." More>>

ALSO:

Nomenclature: Charlotte And Oliver Top Baby Names For 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014... The top 100 girls’ and boys’ names make up a small proportion of the more than 12,000 unique first names registered for children born this year, says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriage. More>>

Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news