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Hawke's Bay Sustainable Businesses and Organisations

This page contains information on Hawke's Bay based businesses and organisations that offer products or services that support sustainable living. If your business would like to be listed on this page, please email us for a registration form.


Freenergy provides solar solutions for power generation, water heating and pool heating. They offer a wide range of products and professional advice.

Contact Aaron Duncan on 021 375 013 or 06 870 1088 or by email for more information

 Freenergy website

Local electricians Laser Electrical kindly donated their time and materials to install the Environment Centre's new LED lights - thanks guys! They're awesome, friendly people who did a quick, tidy job.

Energy NZ's Senior Energy Consultant, Ross Grant, donated his time and expertise to undertake an energy audit for the Environment Centre. We don't use much electricity here, but it was still really interesting and valuable to see where we can make savings. Thanks Ross and Energy NZ for your help!

BLS (or Business Lighting Solutions) are an Auckland based company specialising in the manufacture of energy efficient LED lights for the business sector. BLS kindly supplied all of the Environment Centre's LED light tubes which replaced our old, inefficient flourescent tubes.

Water and Plumbing                                              Architects

Contact Paul from Lifestyle Plumbing and Drainage for sustainable solutions for water. Paul installs and maintains rainwater systems, composting toilets, solar hot water systems and all other plumbing services.

Sustainability is an integral part of the design and construction process. From optimising the orientation of the sun for passive solar design through to natural material selection and renewable technologies such as rainwater collection and wastewater treatment, Studio 26 can work with you to meet your requirements. Email Marie  here.

Plants and Nurseries

Jo and Aaron from Kahikatea farm are local permaculturalists who produce amazing, healthy, organic seedlings of many types. they also provide education through courses and workshops and do consulting as well! 

Bernie Gunn from Hawke's Bay Forest Restoration is a skilled native tree nurseryman, with a passion for restorative planting. Bernie's pet project is the reforestation of native plants around Lake Runanga. 

Anything you want to know about native plants, Bernie can tell you!

Bees and Beekeepers

Jack from Kiwi Bees is a keen beekeeper and started the Host a Hive service so that other New Zealanders could also enjoy the fascinating experience of keeping bees.
If you are interested in having a beehive at your place, but want someone else to don the bee suit for maintenance and honey collection, hosting a hive might be just the option for you.

Janet Luke from Green Urban Living supplied the Environment Centre's demonstration beehive in our backyard. Her Top Bar Beehives are easy to manage, attractive and the bees are thriving! Come along and view the beehive or get in touch with Janet for more info on keeping bees at your place.