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Tell us a bit about yourself, and how you started composting.My name is Casey Namana, I am 30 years old, I am from Whangārei, and I have been based in Auckland for the last 11 years, while travelling for work. I joined the Navy at 19, and recently got a posting which allows me to

Bayview Community Centre’s composting journey started with a small compost set up in the garden, which wasn’t thriving. The fund enabled them to purchase Bokashi bins, and aeration forks, as well as connecting them with a Compost Collective facilitator who gave them helpful advice to get up and running as a composting hub.   Tell

The second hub in our series is the Kaipātiki Community Composting Hub on Auckland’s North Shore. We chat with Joanne who gives us great insight into their hub, and some fantastic tips and advice for other community composters. Tell us a bit about your organisation We run two hubs, Kaipātiki (established 2021-22) and Hobsonville Community

Community composting hubs can be found dotted around Auckland, and no doubt you have one or more in your own neighbourhood. We got in touch with a few of the hubs that have received the Compost Collective Hub Fund to get some tips from them for anyone who is looking to start their own, or

Lena talks to us about her composting journey – she is one year into it, having come to live in New Zealand, from Europe, last year and finally having the land and space to compost. Tell us a bit about yourself. My husband and I live in a house in Laingholm. We moved to New

Eduardo and his family wanted to do their part in helping the environment, but living in a Hobsonville Point townhouse had its own challenges when it came to composting. With a small outdoor space, not big enough to use the black gold the composting process creates, Eduardo paid a visit to his local community composting

  When Victoria Aguilera went on her summer camping holiday with four other families, she wanted to continue composting, but didn’t want to save up the food scraps to bring home. Instead, Victoria signed up to ShareWaste NZ, connected to a host local to the holiday spot and was able to continue her composting journey

Adam Rayner is a keen composter and family-man, living in Auckland. We talked to Adam about how he got his children involved and interested in composting, and what he is teaching them along the way, and how he and his family are diverting their food waste from landfill. Tell us a bit about yourself. My

The Hobsonville Community Composting Hub is one of two pilot hubs being run in Auckland by the Compost Collective. The second one can be found at the EcoMatters Organic Teaching Garden in New Lynn. The idea behind them is to enable everyone to do their bit and compost, whether they have the physical garden space

The Papatoetoe Food Hub is a two year old community-driven initiative with the main aim of creating food sovereignty (the right of people to access healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods) amongst communities by sharing knowledge of reducing food waste. They have a café on-site and offer a wide