Nina Taylor

Nina's areas of expertise are:

  • Sustainability Strategy Development
  • Community development and empowerment
  • Local economy development
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Sustainability advice for organisations and businesses
  • Project management

Nina recently led the Korimako team’s research work underpinning the background paper for the Far North District Council.  She is a specialist in developing community sustainability projects and managed the Lyttelton Harbour Resilience Project for Project Lyttelton between 2011 and 2014.  This included establishing and delivering projects including:

  • Harbour Co-op community-owned food store – including serving as a co-op director for two years
  • Introducing Harbour Vouchers as a simple form of community currency
  • Community learning festivals and Grow Harbour Kids – a food in schools education programme
  • Establishment of a food forest, 'Plenty to Share' network, and community garden projects

Nina delivered resource efficiency advice to businesses in Canterbury between 2011 and 2014, as part of the Christchurch City Council's Target Sustainability programme.  This included water and waste audits, providing sustainability advice and producing sustainability reports and case studies for businesses in Canterbury. 

Nina has also worked in Portugal, Tonga and Kenya.


  • MSc in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science - Lund University, Sweden
  • MA in Geography - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia



             We develop and deliver projects with sustainable outcomes