January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

EIT Sustainable Horticulture Group – Thursday Sept 10th

An EIT group studying Sustainable Horticulture came all the way from Tairawhiti to visit Jacqui and Bexie at Xtreme Waste last week for a site tour. They lucked out with the only sunny morning we’ve had all week! “What a time Tairawhiti have had in Raglan… The group talked about Kaiwhenua and Xtreme waste, on […]

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Fairfield Intermediate – Thursday September 19

10 students and two teachers from the Science Extension group came to explore the theme – “Science and Sustainability.” These students were onto it! They already knew about methane, and learned about leachate. Bexie and the students had a lively discussion about how plastic/glass/metal/organic stuff breaks down, and the best way for us to make […]

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Okiwi School, Great Barrier Island: Saturday 7 September

Okiwi School visited Xtreme after meeting Rick Thorpe last year to talk about the issue of waste, recycling and reuse on Great Barrier Island. Danielle, Bexie and Rick led the tour, and helped inspire the kids and their parents to look into ways to set up a community-owned recycling centre.  

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Cambridge Primary School: Thursday 22 August

About 80 students visited Xtreme Waste from Cambridge Primary School, who are just beginning their journey as an Enviroschool and were inspired by the many aspects of Xtreme Waste. Plans were hatched to develop lessons around reuse, trash to treasure, worm farms and school-operated recycling.  

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Te Wananga O Aotearoa Saturday 17 August

Students in Environmental Planning from Te Wanaga Aotearoa spent the morning with Bexie learning about how Xtreme Waste runs as a community-owned enterprise with a vision of Zero Waste. Discussions about Xtreme’s Core Values, Vision and Mission and SWOT analysis helped the students to understand how Xtreme came to be and is.  

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Global Works, United States: Saturday 11th July

A keen group of high schools students came to New Zealand for the winter on their summer break to do environmental and community service projects. This is their third year visiting Xtreme, and again they are contributing through helpful service. Global Works has helped us build tyre walls, develop our composting zone, and this year are […]

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Native American Community Academy tour – Thursday 4 July

On Thursday 4 July Niki and Rick hosted a senior graduate group of 13 students (aged appx 17-18) and their 3 Kaiako from Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are from the Native American Community Academy. They were given a powerpoint about the Xtreme creation story and linkages between our vision and their Academy vision.  We then […]

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Goodwood School tour – 27th June 2013

46 students (with parents and teachers) from Goodwood Primary School in Cambridge came for a site tour on through Kaahus Nest, the timber yard, the worm farms and the processing area. Jacqui ran session on identifying and sorting plastics. Danielle gave tour of timber yard and gave a talk on the worm farms. Melissa ran […]

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January 24, 2014 / Uncategorized

Martin Adlington, Mens Shed North Shore – 13th May 2013

This is Martin’s second visit to the site.  He visited about three years ago and was amazed at the transformation of the site from a recycle to a reuse centre. Martin’s involved in a number of blog sites and education programmes and he found the trip to the centre inspirational.  Rick and Martin discussed how […]

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January 24, 2014 / Uncategorized

Tapapa Marae – 11th May 2013

A Saturday morning, eight people from Tapapa marae visited our site. They were given a powerpoint presentation and a brief tour – due to needing to be at Solscape. They returned though and had a look around after Solscape.

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