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

 


‘Resource’ environmental education centre open to public

‘Resource’ environmental education centre open to public on Saturday


Rotorua District Council (RDC) is opening up its environmental education centre ‘Resource’ to the public on Saturday [8 March] as part of this month’s Rotorua Sustainable Backyards events.

‘Resource,’ located at the Rotorua Recycling Centre, is usually only open to schools on an appointment basis but will open to the community this Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Rotorua district councillor Janet Wepa, who is leading development of the council’s Rotorua 2030 Sustainable Living Strategy, said the council was also keen to show its support for the Hannah's Bay Community Restoration Trust’s sustainable backyards initiative promoting environmental awareness throughout March.

“We’re pleased to be able to provide this opportunity for local residents to take a look through our amazing environmental and recycling education centre without needing to make an appointment.”

RDC Keep Rotorua Beautiful coordinator, Rose Hiha-Agnew, said after people had dropped off their household recycling items at the Rotorua Recycling Centre they were being encouraged to come through ‘Resource’ and find out what happens to those recyclable products.

“Inside we have a mock-landfill, interactive displays with paper, plastic, glass and metal, a tap that can be filled with fresh Rotorua water, and displays on waste water treatment processes and the nasty things that can get into our drainage system and lakes.”

Information on other Rotorua Sustainable Backyards events is available on Facebook at facebook.com/RotoruaSustainableBackyards.

[ENDS]

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014.

During his visit, President Xi Jinping met with Governor-General Jerry Mateparae, and held talks with Prime Minister John Key. The leaders had an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common interest. More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

More on Health Policy:

Auckland Unification: 'No IT Cost Blowout' (Just More Expensive)

Following discussion of an update on Auckland Council’s Information Services Transformational Programme at today’s Finance and Performance Committee, council has released the report publicly. More>>

ALSO:

Other Expensive Things:

Gordon Campbell: On The SAS Role Against Islamic State, And Podemos

Only 25% of the US bombing runs are even managing to locate IS targets worth bombing. As the NYT explains at length, this underlines the need for better on-the-ground intelligence to direct the air campaign to where the bad guys have holed up... More>>

ALSO:

Public Service: Commission Calls For Answers On Handling Of CERA Harassment

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is deeply concerned about the way in which the State Services Commission has handled sexual allegations made against CERA chief executive Roger Sutton this week and is calling for answers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Victory

So Andrew Little has won the leadership – by the narrowest possible margin – from Grant Robertson, and has already been depicted by commentators as being simultaneously (a) the creature of the trade unions and (b) the most centrist of the four candidates, which would be an interesting trick to see someone try in a game of Twister. More>>

ALSO:

China President Wishlists: Greens Welcome Xi, But Human Rights Need To Be On Agenda

“President Xi has made some progress on climate change, but he must also lift the Chinese government’s game on human rights issues,” Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said... It is important that our Government continues to urge the Chinese government to show restraint and respect human rights in both Tibet and the Xinjiang province.” More>>

ALSO:

Airport Security Breach: CAA Fines Minister

Minister Brownlee has been issued an infringement notice and is required to pay a $2000 infringement fine for breaching Civil Aviation Rule 19.357(b), which states no person may be in an airport security area without an appropriate identity card or document. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news