Waste Minimisation


 

 

​Ruapehu has adopted its Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) and with it an aspirational vision of being ‘Zero Waste by 2040’. 

One of the significant things highlighted by this process is that Council and the community share the same vision for ensuring that Ruapehu minimizes its waste footprint.  Like the rest of NZ we have some big challenges ahead in protecting and improving our environment and meeting our national environmental obligations.

​The WMMP now provides the blueprint and necessary flexibility for ensuring we can maintain the development of safe, prosperous rural communities that are able to capitalise on our agriculture, business and tourism sectors while sustaining our beautiful environment.

Waste Minimisation Education Programme

 
If the WMMP is going be successful we need households and businesses to be prepared to make changes to their behaviour with a much bigger commitment to reducing, reusing, recycling and composting.

For many people this will require a change to their current behaviour however we don’t believe this needs to be difficult or time-consuming with a little organisation and understanding.

 To help with this process Council is running a programme of Waste Minimisation workshops aimed at giving people the knowledge and skills to reduce their waste footprint. 

 All the workshops are free and provide a wide range of useful, practical advice. Please come along to as many as you can.​

2019 is going to be Sew Good!

This year there will be a focus on making reusable bags so that when the single use plastic ban begins in July we will have environmentally friendly alternatives at hand. 

But I don't know how to sew!  You don't need to, if you have a spare t shirt or singlet you can create a no-sew bag, just click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionWomen/videos/diy-no-sew-t-shirt-bag/10156995572715393/

Upcoming Workshops and Events

No Sew Bag Making
Tuesday 23 April 2019, 10am - 12 noon
CKC REAP, 115 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui

Hat making from merino offcuts for Premature Babies
Monday 29th April, 5:30pm
Textile Room, Ruapehu College (park behind the gym) Ohakune

Compost Making Workshop
Sunday 5 May, 10:30am
Tirorangi Marae, Whangaehu Valley Road, Karioi

Compost Making Workshop
Saturday 11th May, 10:30am
NGA HAU E WHA MAARA KAI, BP Road (off Taupo Road), Taumarunui

Compost Making Workshop
Sunday 12 May, 1pm
Raetihi Community Garden, opposite Caltex on SH4

Boomerang Bags Workshop
Saturday 18 May 2019, 9am till 12 noon
St Paul's Church Hall, 8 Marae Street, Taumarunui

Boomerang Bags Workshop
Saturday 15 June 2019, 9am till 12 noon
St Paul's Church Hall, 8 Marae Street, Taumarunui

Boomerang Bags Workshop
Saturday 20 July 2019, 9am till 12 noon
St Paul's Church Hall, 8 Marae Street, Taumarunui

Boomerang Bags Workshop
Saturday 17 August 2019, 9am till 12 noon
St Paul's Church Hall, 8 Marae Street, Taumarunui

Boomerang Bags Workshop
Saturday 21 September 2019, 9am till 12 noon
St Paul's Church Hall, 8 Marae Street, Taumarunui

Boomerang Bags Workshop
Saturday 19 October 2019, 9am till 12 noon
St Paul's Church Hall, 8 Marae Street, Taumarunui

Boomerang Bags Workshop
Saturday 16 November 2019, 9am till 12 noon
St Paul's Church Hall, 8 Marae Street, Taumarunui

If you have any questions or would like to be involved in some of the workshops please contact me on the contact details below.

Contact me

If you want to discuss any of Council's waste minimisation initiatives, or arrange for a waste minimisation workshop or programme for your community group, school, marae or business, please contact me

Phone: 027 203 1247 or via your local Council office 07 895 8188 (Taumarunui) or 06 385 8364 (Ohakune)​

 
Page reviewed: 18 Apr 2019 12:30pm