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Green Star Communities – coming soon to a neighbourhood near you?

After reading BFF’s earlier post on the 20 minute city concept, Brad Crowley got in touch with us from the New Zealand Green Building Council. Brad is Senior Manager, Buildings and Communities at NZGBC. He is passionate about their Green Star Communities programme and was keen to share this with the BFF community. Post-lockdown thereContinue reading “Green Star Communities – coming soon to a neighbourhood near you?”

What are Universal Basic Services – and could they work in Aotearoa?

Some of you may have listened in to the webinar co-hosted by BFF and the PSA, New Zealand’s largest union, which featured leading UBS expert Andrew Percy, from the Institute of Global Prosperity. If you missed it, you can watch it at the link above. In this article, Sally Faisandier reflects on what she learntContinue reading “What are Universal Basic Services – and could they work in Aotearoa?”

Want less plastic in Aotearoa? Let the government know!

The government has announced a proposal to phase out a range of hard-to-recycle and single-use plastic items, and is seeking public feedback. Better Futures Forum wants to see Aotearoa move towards zero waste and a circular economy, so we have teamed up with a number of other organisations to make a joint submission, which you canContinue reading “Want less plastic in Aotearoa? Let the government know!”

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