Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Intl zero waste conference to be held in Kaikoura

Media Release – December 1, 2004

International zero waste conference to be held in Kaikoura, April 6-8 next year

Top overseas and New Zealand experts will be seeking solutions to ending the days of rubbish at the first International Zero Waste Conference in Kaikoura next year.

The conference will hear the latest developments in zero waste and progress being made across New Zealand and

Kaikoura District Council chief executive Stuart Grant said delegates will hear about success stories from communities, operators and others in zero waste, lessons learned and barriers faced.

``This is a superb excellent opportunity for the public to hear about zero waste and understanding the waste industry.

``We can learn how to progress towards a future
with zero waste.’’

Experts from within the waste industry, community groups, recyclers, researchers and others will talk about the challenge of achieving a future with zero waste.

More than 150 people will attend the April 6-8 conference including Palliser Estate wine head Richard Riddiford who will talk about sustainability and environment in a leading New Zealand premium winery.

The conference aims to make critical connections between the discards seen on rubbish day to pressing environmental health issues.

Landfills and big old rubbish dumps are no panacea for solving waste disposal problems, Mr Grant said.

``Landfills only postpone and do not prevent pollution. A Zero Waste approach offers the opportunity to build economically and environmentally healthy communities,’’ he said.

The conference will look especially at existing and future strategies for pursuing zero waste throughout the country to enhance New Zealand’s green clean image.

New Zealand was the first country in the world to adopt a zero waste strategy two years ago. However, rubbish mountains and landfills are growing all over the country.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Fair Pay Agreements Good: CTU Releases Report On Sector Bargaining

The Council of Trade Unions has today released an independent report conducted by economic research company BERL into the validity of sector bargaining.

And the findings are clear - there is no economic reason not to implement sector bargaining but many social and individual wellbeing reasons to do so. More>>


Goldsmith New National Finance Spokesperson: Amy Adams To Leave Politics In 2020

Amy Adams has announced she will retire from politics at the 2020 election and as a consequence of that decision she has chosen to stand down from the spokesperson roles she holds in the Party. More>>


IPCA: Offensive Language, Misuse Of Pepper Spray

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, following a pursuit in Auckland, a man was dealt with inappropriately and unprofessionally by a Police officer during his arrest. More>>


Stats NZ: Gender Inclusive Questions Introduced

More than 28,000 New Zealand households will be asked to take part in the upcoming Household Economic Survey. Starting this year, the survey will ask people to describe their gender – whether that is male, female, or if they see themselves another way, such as one of many non-binary genders. More>>

New Report: Are We Listening To Children?

A report released today is a sharp reminder that what children and young people say makes a difference, and that it’s time we paid more attention to their views, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. More>>


The Nation: Canadian Euthanasia Practitioner Stefanie Green

The euthanasia debate is progressing, with the End of Life Choice Bill expected to have its second reading in Parliament on Wednesday. A similar bill was passed in Canada in 2016 ... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Gun Buy-Back Scheme

Do gun amnesties and buy-backs save lives? Since it’s always difficult to exclude all of the socio-economic factors that may be operating in parallel, the die-hard denialists in the gun lobby will always be able to find a bit of wiggle room. More>>





InfoPages News Channels