The amazing stories of those working to reduce waste to landfill across Tāmaki Makaurau have been recognised at the 2021 Zero Waste Awards.
Environmental champions achievements to be recognised.
When Beronia Scott first started adopting a para kore (zero waste) approach at Ōrākei Marae, her focus was on transforming the whare kai (kitchen), where she was in charge. With the support of an Auckland Council Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) grant, the kitchen is now zero waste and they have closed the loop. They now turn kai into kai – taking para kai (food scraps) and using it to feed the soil to grow more great food.
Auckland Council’s island biosecurity programme took the New Zealand Biosecurity Eagle Technology Local and Central Government Award on 4 November.