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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

Kauri Park School on Auckland’s North Shore is tucked away on the side of a hill, amongst greenery and fields, with plenty of space for a large garden area and orchard brimming with produce. We had a chat to Maya, the driving force behind all the garden activities about the school’s composting journey.   Tell

  On a farm in Henderson Valley Road, ‘arguably the best compost’ our facilitators have ever seen is being created. The farm and ashram site is part of the Shri Ram Mandir Charitable Trust, which was set up to build a community centre and place of worship for people of Hindu religion in West Auckland.

Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m Andrew, and I’ve been a member of the Kaipātiki Local Board for a year now, which has been a fun and steep learning curve for me. My background and career is social work, mainly in adult mental health and wellbeing. What composting methods do you use and how

Want to save money on your rubbish collections? Victor shares his story of getting started with composting after he researched ways to reduce rubbish collection costs. Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Victor and I live in the Wairau Valley, in a house with a small outdoor space, that has lots of