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Thank You to our Latest Partners

Thank You to our Latest Partners

We're four episodes deep now and the support for our unique project is growing quickly. A huge THANK YOU to our latest four supporting partners...We're really excited to announce our fourth round of partners... Queenstown Lakes District Council A few months back we...

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Building Consent Approved!

Building Consent Approved!

As with any new build, consent from the council can be a fickle process. With a project like this and with Covid-19 rearing it's ugly head in the middle of the process, we were expecting some big challenges. But we were pleasantly surprised!Building Consent Challenges...

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EPISODE 04: Project Lockdown

EPISODE 04: Project Lockdown

Project Lockdown moves away from the sustainable building angle a little, taking a more personal approach and exploring what happened at the Grove during the Covid-19 crisis. It was certainly a memorable time for everyone who joined us and we thank you all for being a...

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The Four Week Lock Down

The Four Week Lock Down

Well that escalated quickly! Covid-19 just sent us all to our bedrooms to think about what we've done to this planet. Actually, Auntie Jacinda made that call, to keep us all safe. We're happy she did. We were part way through the filming of Episode 03, which now has a...

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EPISODE 03: On the Road to Meet the Experts

EPISODE 03: On the Road to Meet the Experts

Episode 03 takes a different approach, going on the road to visit an energy modelling expert as well as checking out the first hempcrete house that was built in this region. We had originally intended to finish this episode with the harvesting of hemp fields up in...

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Announcing our Third Round of Partners

Announcing our Third Round of Partners

After releasing our first episode, we've been working on securing a few more partners for our eco building project, while getting the plans ready to submit to the council for building consent. Both aspects have progressed rather nicely!We're really excited to announce...

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EPISODE 01 RELEASED

EPISODE 01 RELEASED

This is the beginning! Episode 01 of The Hawea Grove series is out... This has been a dream in the making for a few years now. The goal of this series to document our journey into eco building, from the perspective of a consumer with little experience in the...

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Concept Design

Concept Design

From the moment we walked on to this property back in December 2018, we knew this was the one! With visions for an eco-focused house and tiny home visitor accommodation taking shape in my mind …

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First Partners

First Partners

We’re super excited to announce our first three confirmed partners in The Hawea Grove project. All three of these local/regional businesses are working with us from the start of the project to help secure further partner suppliers for the project.

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