Massey University - People Choice Winners

Congratulation to the team from Massey University who recently received the People’s Choice Award for their Organic Ash Soap project for the 2015 EWB Challenge. This was awarded by popular vote of the participants at EWB Australia’s Making an Impact Summit .

“Students making an Impact” was one of the 3 key themes at the Summit and included the 2015 EWB Challenge Finalists Showcase. Massey University was the NZ region entrant in the Finals, along with 6 Australian regional teams. The Summit was held in Melbourne on 14 December 2015 and attended by 111 passionate advocates for positive social change.

For the EWB Australia news article on the Challenge outcomes for 2015 see link below

News Date: Thursday, 04 February, 2016

Register now for the upcoming Appropriate Technology Workshop

The workshop will cover both theory and practical application of appropriate technology with several demonstration models and the opportunity to make a portable solar cooker and a small rope and washer pump.
The workshop is likely to include:
  • Introduction to appropriate technology
  • Composting toilets, Matt King of Green Earth Developments  
  • Cooking with appropriate technology
  • Pasteurisation of drinking water using solar energy, Wani Hamdan
  • Pumping water with appropriate technology
  • Domestic biogas production and use, Shanti Subedi
  • Application and effectiveness of appropriate technology 
The workshop is free to student and professional members of EWB as well as current Massey University staff and students.
If you are neither of the above the fee is $50 (Workshop participants will also need to cover their costs of meals and accommodation if required)
If any of you wishes to make a presentation at the workshop or know of anybody who would be interested in making a presentation, please get in touch with John Edwards (contact details below).
If you are interested in attending all or part of the workshop or have any queries, please contact John.
Tel: 06 356 9099 Ext 83924
Mobile: 021 2500 392

News Date: Thursday, 07 January, 2016

Placement Engineer Wanted in Vanuatu

We are looking for a volunteer to work on the Wawan Villages Water Supply Project. 

One volunteer will undertake a 4-5 month placement in North East Ambrym, Vanuatu, which is planned to commence in early 2016. 

The project is to construct rainfall harvesting structures to supply water to 3 remote villages in Vanuatu. The volunteer will be closely working with the Wawan Fonhal Development Council, a local group of women who are responsible for the community projects in the area.  The placement will involve capacity development of the Council and of the community as a whole, project management, construction supervision and scoping of future initiatives.

In the dry season, the villagers currently have to trek for up to an hour to the nearest spring for their drinking water. This project will improve their accessibility to water, and the quantity that is available.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please see the role description for the Placement Engineer (Vanuatu Based).

To apply, please email your CV and supporting cover letter to Gina Yukich at You will also need to fill in our online application form, which you can find here

Applications will close on Saturday 16 January 2016

News Date: Thursday, 07 January, 2016

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