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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Approximately 120 people representing many community groups to hear presentations and have discussions about social enterprise. On the second day of the workshop there were approximately 50 people representing community groups, who were interested forming a relationship with Auckland Council with regards to waste minimisation. Xtreme Waste presented on both days along with Sue Coutts […]
John and Kathryn currently run a once-a-month second hand market for Hospice in Warkworth. They came to look at the recycle centre to see what space and equipment would be required to broaden their current market day.
Six teachers from Rhode St visited Xtreme Waste on a Wednesday in the school holidays. They are interested in bringing their students out for site tours, and also Raglan for the wider environmental issues that can be explored.
A group of 14 people from Auckland travelled down to visit our centre for the morning. They were interested in establishing a resource recovery park which would enable them to also access resources such as household goods and furniture for migrants. The migrants also have skill sets (carpentry, electrical, etc) that can be used to […]
The whole school came along to explore their term focus of “Trash to Treasure” and had a great time making some noise with the pots and pans in our reuse shop, finding worm eggs, and checking out some great reuse ideas from plastic bag hats to milk carton wallets.