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Engaging the circular economy to help future-proof the kiwifruit industry

Extracting the value from a local waste stream to benefit the local economy and environment organic waste

An innovative social enterprise with sustainability, resilience and community at its heart

An opportunity has been identified to harness the value of waste kiwifruit (and other organic material) via an industrial process. The concept involves building a pilot scale facility in Katikati and a steering group to steward the project is sought.

HEAR FROM GUEST SPEAKERS

  • Tiki Bluegum, Taiao trustee & kaumatua: Cultural advisor for Rereatukahia Marae
  • Debbie O’Byrne MBA: Circular economy and organisational management
  • Steve Erickson, Chaos Springs: Regenerative farming & industrial composting
  • Michael Quintern, MyNOKE: Designing and establishing worm farms for various waste streams
  • Norm Boyle, CEO, Food Recycle: Converting commercial food waste into high value products

PLUS AN INDUSTRY Q&A PANEL

Pertinent information on the science and technical feasibility, and the research, employment and funding pathways.

ASK QUESTIONS, GET INVOLVED

This will be a local sustainability success story. One with quadruple bottom line benefits: economic, social, environmental and cultural. A great story to tell the international consumers of kiwifruit too!

RSVP to Kaye Robinson: katikatitaiaosecretary@gmail.com

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