► Kaimata Retreat seeks to deliver an excellent nature inspiring destination experience. We aim to be a conscious green consumer, to mitigate our carbon footprint and to support biodiversity, landscape and water conservation of New Zealand and the special Otago Peninsula.
The Otago Peninsula is a busy cross-road of biodiversity, we believe it is important for Kaimata Retreat to minimize environmental impacts.
Kaimata Retreat reflects the local geography and is sited sensitively with the natural coastal landscape. The use of timber from the property, stone from a nearby quarry and passive solar design, help create an ecologically friendly house.
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Why business is holding back on sustainability Guardian Sustainable BusinessSept11
The Big Idea: The Sustainable Economy Harvard BusinessReviewSept11
Dead planet , living planet: UNEP biodiversity and ecosystem restoration for sustainable development - rapid response assessment United Nations Environment Programme2010
► Avian Constructs: Not just for the birds - a showcase of nests from museum collections ScientificAmericanAug11
Forest & Bird New Zealand, Protecting our native plants, animals and wild places, on land and in our oceans.Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust »
Working towards increasing the number of yellow-eyed penguins on a self-sustaining basis within their natural coastal eco-system. www.yellow-eyedpenguin.org.nzKiwiGreen »
We use KiwiGreens range of high quality eco friendly cleaning products.Zero Waste »
Resources about reducing waste, waste exchange and recycling options for New Zealand.Sustainable Future »
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"This was a pristine environment where humans were minor players and where the wild animals were totally in control. We were simply viewers with a great respect for the true inhabitants of this lonely and wild beach."
Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald