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Tamariki will learn how we can make good use of resources that are often put in rubbish bins. They’ll be introduced to the principles of reducing, reusing, and recycling common household items and discover what can be done to recycle food scraps through a range of fun, hands-on activities.

They will play an interactive role-playing game to find out what happens to the rukenga kai (food cast onward) collected in the new service being rolled out across the Auckland region; they’ll discover how to set up a pāmu noke (worm farm) and find out what composting worms can eat, before taking a closer look at worms and other animals that live in a worm farm.

Along the way they will develop an understanding of cycles in nature, the principles of para kore (zero waste) and looking after our taiao (environment). Principles of Te Ao Māori are integrated into the programme and tamariki will learn some key words in te reo Māori. Tamariki will leave the session empowered to make changes to reduce their waste and have a positive impact on the environment. There is also a bus tour of the transfer station.

Bookings are required. Book here

Download a copy of the recycling standards here. [PDF]