Proposed Landfill Hui
Kia noho pai tonu Te MAURI o te whenua -We invited speakers from Olivine (they have an alternative technology to landfills) and Tonkin Taylor (on behalf of Waste Management). Olivine has a proposal to set up a recycling facility in Whangarei that is capable of taking all domestic and industrial waste from Northland, Auckland, and as far south as Tauranga and Waikato. Their proposal uses proven technologies to recycle the waste in to energy without creating green-house gases. The waste is used to power a 200 megawatt power station and the production of by-products such as 128,000 tonnes of drinkable water per day from the ocean. The overall consensus during our whānau hui was in support of the rāhui that has been placed and where to next. We will keep you all informed with any new developments.