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Lucky Ones

Aren’t we a lucky bunch!  Life is so easy for us really, isn’t it?  Sure we have plenty that we can complain about, but when all is said and done, living here in New Zealand is pretty cruisy.  Just think about food for example.  Our supermarkets are full to the brim with more calories than you could care to count.  We can pop into a choice of hundreds…

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Added by Pete Russell on June 9, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Want to be on TV? Target needs 4 Weedeater Testers

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Target needs four enthusiastic souls to test four different line trimmers (weedeaters/strimmers... there are about 4000 different names for the things) at an amazing location we have found…

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Added by Pete Russell on March 15, 2012 at 9:57am — 1 Comment

11th Australasian Permaculture Convergence

Conference to radically rethink New Zealand’s way of life

Permaculturists have created forests in the desert, provided free emergency water and hygiene facilities in international emergencies and are revolutionising farming in small pockets of land all over the world. Now a major international event aims to spread permaculture thinking and practise throughout New…

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Added by Pete Russell on March 12, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

FOOD BILL - Time For ACTION

Many of you will be aware of the Food Bill that is due to be passed through Parliament shortly after the summer holidays. This Bill directly effects Ooooby and its members.

'In a nutshell, if the new Food Bill is passed then 'unexempted' trading of homegrown food could be treated as a criminal…

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Added by Pete Russell on February 1, 2012 at 8:44am — 87 Comments

Dear Raw Milk Lover....

 

Thank you Malenka for this information.


Raw milk is under the consideration of MAF at present, as a new food bill is being proposed, and they have…
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Added by Pete Russell on November 29, 2011 at 1:31pm — 3 Comments

Local Bounty

Thanks very much to everyone who replied to my question about community food exchanges.
My article is out this week in the newest Taste magazine. It's on page 118 and is entitled  'Local Bounty'.
I was very grateful to those of you I…
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Added by Pete Russell on October 31, 2011 at 1:17pm — No Comments

The Way Of The Future

Brilliant!!  These guys are the true leaders of our society.

Added by Pete Russell on September 10, 2011 at 4:19pm — 5 Comments

Who’s Building the Do-It-Ourselves Economy?

The next edition of YES! Magazine has a great article about the Do-It-Ourselves Economy…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 10, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments

Salad Tray Anyone?

Our dear friend Steve has innovated a window sill salad tray.  Just add water and voila!

It's a great way to keep your salad fresh and as soon as you're ready to serve just whip out some scissors and snip away.…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 10, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Community Fruit Harvesting with Di Celliers

Community Fruit Harvesting was started by Di Celliers on the North Shore of Auckland when she noticed fruit rotting on the ground in backyards in her community at the same time as reading newspaper reports about the growing demands on local food banks and charities…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 8, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments

Ooooby Recipes by Lisa Loveday

 

Roasted Cauliflower – serves 4

1 cauliflower, cut into even sized florets

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon lemon juice



Mix together the oil, garlic and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Placecauliflower in a baking pan and toss in this mixture.Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for about 30 minutes or until cauliflower istender.

Tip: Try this recipe with fennel instead of…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 5, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The BIG DIG for Food Freedom

Come and Celebrate our Food Freedom by getting in on the BIG DIG.

 

A…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 2, 2011 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

Ooooby Recipes by Lisa Loveday

Macadamia and Pear Upside Down Cake – serves 12

50 g butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

3 pears, peeled, cored and sliced into eighths

150 g butter

¾ cup(150g) brown sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla essence

3 free range eggs

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ cup finely chopped macadamia nuts

 

Line a 22 cm spring form cake pan with baking paper.

Melt the first measure of butter and sugar…

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Added by Pete Russell on August 30, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Ooooby Update

A quick note to let you know how everything is going in the Oooobyverse.

 

Did you know that there are over 4,000 of us Oooobsters in the online community?  That's a lot of food gardeners all in one (cyber)place.  It's a labyrinth of great people and information, so take…

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Added by Pete Russell on August 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Pssst....some Ooooby Secrets

Added by Pete Russell on August 29, 2011 at 9:49am — 2 Comments

Food Bill Response by Hon. Kate Wilkinson

 

You can read the rest of this letter here.

 

It is very important that we give strong due diligence to this Food Bill before we allow it to go through…

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Added by Pete Russell on August 23, 2011 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

Situation Vacant: COO for Ooooby



Overview 

The COO is generally responsible for making things happen and ensuring operations run smoothly across all parts of the Ooooby business, as well as supporting the CEO in strategic decisions and ensuring financial goals are…
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Added by Pete Russell on July 13, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

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