27 days ago

Poll: Is the Government doing enough to stop recyclable materials going to landfill?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

The Government has thrown $124 million at reducing the country’s growing waste pile, but not everyone agrees that’s enough.

Local Government NZ says the funding should be matched with a “strategic waste plan”, with the goal for New Zealand to be able to process its own waste onshore.

In the last decade, the amount of waste at council landfills has increased by 48 per cent.

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Is the Government doing enough to stop recyclable materials going to landfill?
  • 13.4% Yes, more money and time is better spent elsewhere
    13.4% Complete
  • 86.6% No, NZ's waste and recycling system needs more focus
    86.6% Complete
2900 votes
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2 hours ago

Report illegal dumping

The Team from Auckland Council

If you see any dumped rubbish, call us at 0800 NODUMP (0800 663 867) to report it. Dumpers will be fined up to $30,000. Your waste is your responsibility.

For more info on how to dispose of unwanted items, visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.
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1 day ago

Project to turn Auckland's empty roof space into gardens gets off the ground

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Auckland Stuff

A not-for-profit initiative to turn the empty roofs of Auckland high rises into community gardens has begun.
The project, called Kai in the Sky, is the brainchild of 24-year-old Becky Umbers. Staff from local hospitality businesses, which are struggling because of the pandemic, will tend to the gardens and use the produce grown there for free. Would you tend to and use a roof top garden if they were open to the community?

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13 hours ago

What's On: Pest Control Workshop

Adrian from Albany Heights

Learn about the challenges and how you can help achieve a “Pest Free NZ” at this fascinating free workshop presented by a local expert in the field (booking advised 09-420-5655).
Pest Control Workshop
  • Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens