Virtually Free

September 11, 2017

Have stuff you want to get rid of but never get round to taking it to the op shop? Want to share plants or veggies with others in your community? Want to grab some free things to save spending money (who doesn't?)? Then why not join the growing movement of freeganism!?

 

To stop stuff ending up out on the curb in the rain, or in the tip - that old sofa that you don't want can now be given away easily thanks to the wonderful world of the internet.

 

 

 

 

 

Freecycle

 

www.freecycle.org/

 

Our mission is to build a worldwide sharing movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.

 

 

 

Freestuff


http://freestuff.co.nz/home


Do your bit for the environment. Don't throw it away, give it to someone else! 

 

 

 

Neighbourly

 

www.neighbourly.co.nz/

 

Neighbourly allows you to stay connected with your neighbours by interacting with other members of your local community. Once you have signed up as a member on Neighbourly you can:

  • Communicate directly with your neighbours and contribute to group conversations

  • Create and publicise local events

  • Exchange info about crime and safety, and update your community with urgent text message alerts

  • Buy, sell or trade products or give away free items

  • Help out a neighbour with a job they need a hand with

  • Recommend local businesses or request some help finding what you need

  • Create or join groups of people with similar interests to you

Neighbourly members can choose to see and respond to updates via email, on the website or through any mobile device.

 

 

 

Facebook groups

 

 

Join your local Facebook community group.

 

It obviously depends on the community but I know that a lot of the ones in Christchurch are very welcoming, generous and helpful! A great way to share anything that you have to give away or if you are after anything in particular that someone might have. Just the other day I scored a load of raspberry plants! 

 

 


Freegan New Zealand


https://www.facebook.com/groups/1191551364267800/

 

Share hauls, general information, free/swap listings, tips, spots, legality issues, gardening tips, urban foraging maps, things other than food wanted or to give away. Questions and criticisms are totally welcome, just please be respectful. :) There are no other groups like this for New Zealand so hopefully this can provide some sense of community for other dumpster divers/self sufficient people, or at least spread awareness of the disgusting amount of food waste!!

 

 

 

Freebies - Chch-

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1668008700154549/

 

Christchurch only free page to request or offer goods. No sales. 

 

 

 

 

Webfair

 

www.webfair.co.nz

 

If you have something you want to give away - you can also donate it to a chosen cause through webfair. Any money made on the sale goes towards a fundraiser. 

 

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