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


Mammoth Marae waste minimisation for Waitangi Day

Mammoth Marae waste minimisation for Waitangi Day

DATE: 2nd February 2016 - for immediate release

This year's Waitangi Day celebrations at Te Tii Marae in Waitangi, attended by thousands of people, will involve a mammoth recycling and waste minimisation effort.

"Kaimahi from Para Kore and EcoSolutions are aiming to divert as much waste as possible from landfill through recycling and collecting food scraps in and around Te Tii Marae" says Para Kore waste advisor Jaroz Popata.

From the 4th to the 6th of February, Ms Popata and her team will be at the marae supporting the waste minimisation efforts.

"Te Tii Marae has recently joined 97 marae across Aotearoa who are part of the Para Kore (Zero Waste) movement. Incorporating Zero Waste principles into Waitangi Day was a natural step in caring for Ranginui and Papatūānuku. We are confident that we will divert hundreds of kilograms of food scraps and recyclables from landfills."

"There will be eight recycling stations where volunteers and kaimahi will educate people on the spot and help them dispose waste into the appropriate bins. We are sorting the waste at the point of disposal and at the same time educating people about what things don't need to go to landfill: it's a win-win situation."

Para Kore is a call to action that aims to end the current take, make, and dispose mentality that we have now become accustom to. In its simplest form it is Kaitiakitanga in practice, caring for Ranginui and Papatūānuku. The Para Kore programme is supported by the government’s Waste Minimisation Fund and local councils.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Demise Of The Tokyo Olympics

As the Covid vaccines roll out around the world, the Tokyo Olympics are looming as a major test of when (and whether) something akin to global normality can return – to international travel, to global tourism, to professional sport and to mass gatherings of human beings. Currently though, it looks like a forlorn hope that Japan will be able to host the Olympics in late July. Herd immunity on any significant scale seems possible only by December 2021, at the earliest... More>>


New Zealand Government: Cook Islanders To Resume Travel To New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such ... More>>


A New Year: No politicians at Rātana in 2021

Annual celebrations at Rātana pā will be different this year, amid a decision to hold an internal hui for church adherents only… More>>


Government: Pre-Departure Testing Extended To All Passengers To New Zealand

To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More>>


Covid: Border Exception for 1000 International Students

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began....More>>





InfoPages News Channels