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Better Smarter Greener

Gardens are good for you. While the environmental benefits of plants and green spaces are widely recognised, did you know that they help us as well? From reducing stress, to improving memory retention, research is...

Operation Decode

Welcome, Operative! Greetings Operative, and congratulations on making it onto the cyber-espionage team here at Haversham Integrated Strategic Solutions. You can call it H.I.S.S. for short … we all do. Now I know you...

Treasure Hunt Game: Continue the adventure at home

Play MOTAT Treasure Hunt on itch.io Gear up and get ready to find all the missing pages that have been scattered across MOTAT, can you find them all? CONTROLS: First click the window to interactUse the arrow keys on the...

Under a Distant Sun Galactic Gazette Issue 3

COMMUNICATIONS RESUME AS SOLAR ACTIVITY RETURNS TO NORMAL LEVELS! 18 January 2141, 4:42pm Terran Standard Time Today, a cheerful broadcast marks the end of an almost 15 year break in communications from the planet...

Better Smarter Greener: DIY Insect Hotel

Make your garden more bug friendly Insects of all kinds play an important role in the health of your garden. From bees and lady bugs to woodlice and spiders, insects help to pollinate lants, control pests and encourage...

BETTER, SMARTER, GREENER – COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT #3

Home Made Dress with Tropical Motif Inspired by nature, this mini-dress was made in 1978 from fabric designed in Western Samoa.  Palm trees dot the bodice and skirt, and a beach scene with a palm grotto is around...

Under a Distant Sun Galactic Gazette Issue 2

ARC SHIP “HALCYON” ARRIVES IN MIABOROS ORBIT – TERRAFORMING EFFORTS BEGIN! 05 January 2121, 6:57am Terran Standard Time Marking succesful completion of it’s voyage, the Arc-ship “Halcyon” emerged from warp at 06:00am...

Mercury Electric Mower

Built in Australia in the 1950’s by the Mercury Electrical Products company, this mower boasted sleek, “futuristic” styling and a lightweight, rust proof aluminium body. Popular due to its quiet motor and low weight...

Under a Distant Sun Galactic Gazette Issue 1

New exoplanet identified, settlement mission launched! 23 July 2120, 4:57pm Terran Standard Time In an exciting development, deep space observatories have identified a new potentially habitable exoplanet. Located...

Seed Scales

Dating from the 1920’s, these sensitive laboratory scales were used by the Wellington Seed Testing Station. Established by the New Zealand Government around 1911, this organisation was tasked with ensuring seeds...

Better Smarter Greener: Fun Activities

Your garden, your rules! Whether it’s an ultra-efficient, food-producing unit or a rambunctious riot of wildflowers in mismatched pots, your garden should above all be a place of joy. How you define that joy is...

Smart Gardening

Make your garden smarter The ever-decreasing size and cost of technology has allowed it to be used in almost every part of our lives, and your garden is no exception. From apps that quickly identify plants, to soil...