Zero Waste Education

The Zero Waste Education (ZWE) programme has been educating children years 1-8 about the topic of sustainable resource use since 1993.  Ruapehu District Council supports the delivery of this education at the following primary schools: Kaitieke, Manunui, Matiere, National Park, Ngakonui, Te Kura O Ngapuke, Ohakune, Ohura Valley, Ongarue, Orautoha, Owhango, Raetihi, Saint Patricks Catholic, Tarrangower, Taumarunui, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Ngati Rangi, Tokirima, Turaki and Waiouru

Additionally there are three units for preschools – if you are interested in the programme being delivered in your preschool please click on this email link:  [email protected]

This free Council programme enables children to investigate the link between the earth’s natural resources, the products they use and see around them and the resulting waste (natural resources we no longer want) that pollutes our environment.

This comprehensive programme consists of different units each focussing on a specific solution to our waste problem. As the units alternate each year students will constantly receive new material. They will have received 9 units by the time they leave Year 8.

For more information click on this link:

We have two Zero Waste Educators: Hadi Gurton and Isabella Kirk

You can contact them on  07 213 0710 or email [email protected] 

Page reviewed: 09 Jan 2019 2:23pm