Hauraki District Sustainable Living Info

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Hauraki District is a new member of the programme for 2019-2020.  This local information page is under construction in July 2019.

Council office contacts are Ruth Vivian and Adrian de Laborde/Antoinette Mustart.

Hauraki Mayor, some councillors and staff were visited recently by Sustainable Living Education Trust's National Coordinator (at left, in pic below)


Waste minimisation

Hauraki Council info on waste and recycling

Rural waste - Agrecovery

Electronics and electrical appliances 'E-waste' (recycling at Waihi)

Love Food- Haste Waste

Policy - the Eastern Waikato Waste Management and Minimisation Plan

Proposed Hauraki Reuse Centre

Mayor's donation of Worm farms to Waihi schools

Zerowaste education in schools  and recycling Paper for Trees programme




Water care

'Save our drains for rain' by avoiding pollution

Water supplies in Hauraki

Water use efficiency - be smart as clean water is scarce

Waste water - where it goes from your sink and toilet

Ngatea Main Street.


Getting around


Cars are essential for most journeys with the District, but have you considered sharing the commute or shopping trips to save money and reduce emissions? Hamilton commuters are doing this.     Phone apps can help you to ride-share, as this Consumer NZ webpage explains.

For travel north to Thames or south to Tauranga, consider long-distance coaches.  (InterCity from Pareora at Top cafe service numbers 8127, 8137, 8205 & Caltex TruckStop: Services north 8110, 8132, 8206

Hauraki has a Rail Trail (closed rail line converted to cycle way) mostly to attract visitiors, but locals use it too!  Bikes can be hired, if you'd like to try before buying one.  Maybe buy pedal electric-assisted?

In schools and community

See the waste minimisation section above.

Some schools are 'Enviroschools' with students and staff taking action as they learn

EcoQuest Education Foundation has a local Field Centre -  a focus on ecology, restoration, evironmental policy and sustainability.

Tip: After you ‘Get Thru’?
What would you do in the weeks after a flood or earthquake’s disruption? Practical skills offered in our Community Resilience guide.