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Sustainability in the community

PNCC provides practical education programmes to promote sustainable living and techniques to make a difference at home, at school and in businesses.

PNCC Tours

Visit us at the Awapuni Sustainable Development Centre and learn skills to address recycling, sustainability, energy, wastewater, composting and worm farms.

Email Going Greener to schedule a tour (tailor made packages available for schools, businesses and community groups).

Permaculture Design Course

PNCC subsidises 16 local households to attend a year-long permaculture design course. Read More

Sustainable Business Education

PNCC provides 10 scholarships per year to local businesses to complete a sustainable business course. Read More

Zero Waste Education

PNCC supports Zero Waste, educating the children about sustainability through Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and Composting. Read More

Nappy Lady Workshops

Supported by PNCC to promote reusable washable cloth nappies. Read More

Eco House

PNCC has worked with UCOL to market UCOL's eco home built within the local building industry and to provide support through the consenting process. Read More

Eco Wars

The goal is to make University flats more eco-friendly by using eco competition between flats to communicate wider sustainability issues. Read More


PNCC offers an online carpooling solution to the community. Let's Carpool is making it easier for people to get around, to make sustainable transport choices while reducing transport costs within the extended Manawatū.

Reel Earth Film Festival

PNCC supports Reel Earth Film Festival, a leading film festival in the Southern Hemisphere with a focus on nature and the environment.

Westpac Business Awards

Sustainable Business recognises companies that have established sustainable practices and programmes in their operations, and are leaders in reducing their environmental impacts in the Manawatū region. PNCC sponsors the sustainable business award.