Home Made in Nelson

A Nelson family of six achieved their dream of home ownership recently with the help of Habitat for Humanity International and 11 American volunteers. Oregon Live reporter and volunteer DK Row writes: “The Jeffrieses worked side by side with us, and were thus fulfilling a major Habitat rule that requires prospective homeowners to invest hundreds of hours of ‘sweat equity’ in their homes, as well as those of others. Their gentle, cheerful daily presence was a major reason the trip yielded so much pleasure and gratification. We worked with the very people benefiting from this collective labour.”


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New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

New Zealand has passed a law to reduce its emissions in a bid to become mostly carbon neutral by 2050, Britain’s Independent newspaper reports. The zero-carbon bill aims to tackle climate change…