Sustainable Papakura

 Charitable Trust #2595804
Registered Charity #CC53424

Sustainable Papakura

Charitable Trust #259580
Registered Charity #CC53424

Our Logo

Our Logo


Our Logo represents the cycle of life, a lush green environment, clear skies and clean water, the rich red earth of Papakura, and a vibrant community.

our charitable purpose

Conserve


To promote Zero Waste and Waste Minimisation by developing and supporting a range of activities and projects that encourage and support recycling, upcycling and waste minimisation.

empower


To inspire community spirit through local opportunities for collective activity and learning skills and to promote small business opportunities for the unemployed and unskilled.

Support


To support other local community groups in Papakura and Auckland Council's Zero Waste Policy with waste minimisation and recycling projects.

Reclaim


To suppport the establishment of a Resource Recovery Centre in Papakura which will provide a focal point for recycling and upcycling in the community.

Invest


To invest any funds generated by these activities in community led waste minimisation projects in Papakura.

Governance

The board of trustees

Governance

The board of trustees


Sustainable Papakura is governed by a Trust Board comprising 5 Trust members.

Membership of Sustainable Papakura is by written application to the Board. Applications will be considered at the next Board meeting and decisions notified thereafter.

rosemary nash (Chairperson)

Sustainable Papakura gives me the opportunity to do the things I am passionate about: growing resilient people, caring for the environment and being active in my community. 

Ph 0274058159 

trust@sustainablepapakura.co.nz

Paula Kroese (Treasurer)

Long time banker, Sewer, Crocheter, Crafter, Collecter of fabric.

Ph 0212900181

market@sustainablepapakura.co.nz

Christine Kean (Secretary)

Sustainable Papakura sits so well with my job and beliefs. I was a contractor for Compost Collective and Love Food Hate Waste but had to leave them when I was employed as a Sustainable School Advisor.

Ph 021715584

trust@sustainableapakura.co.nz

Sue Ollerton (Publicity)

I have a great interest and knowledge in many skills from sewing, upcycling, crafts to technology and being sustainable.  

Ph 021553287

marketing@sustainablepapakura.co.nz

Kelly Wright (Community Connector)

I've always tried to be a bit of a Waste Champion and I am delighted to be connected to Sustainable Papakura as a Trustee.  My newest baby is my business What's in Stock.

Ph 0274200713

kellymswright@gmail.com

Rosemary nash

(Chairperson)

Sustainable Papakura gives me the opportunity to do the things I am passionate about: growing resilient people, caring for the environment and being active in my community. 

Ph0274058159

trust@sustainablepapakura.co.nz

paula kroese

(treasurer)

Long time banker, Sewer, Crocheter, Crafter, Collecter of fabric.

Ph 0212900181

market@sustainablepapakura.co.nz

Christine Kean

(secretary)

Sustainable Papakura sits so well with my job and beliefs. I was a contractor for Compost Collective and Love Food Hate Waste but had to leave them when I was employed as a Sustainable School Advisor.

Ph 021715584

trust@sustainableapakura.co.nz

Sue Ollerton

(publicity)

I have a great interest and knowledge in many skills from sewing, upcycling, crafts to technology and being sustainable.  

Ph 021553287

marketing@sustainablepapakura.co.nz

Kelly Wright

(community connector)

I've always tried to be a bit of a Waste Champion and I am delighted to be connected to Sustainable Papakura as a Trustee.  My newest baby is my business What's in Stock.

Ph 0274200713

kellymswright@gmail.com

Strategic Plan 2019-24

Strategic Plan 2019-24

Our Vision For A Sustainable Future

Our Vision For A Sustainable Future


 Papakura Together

Sustainable Papakura envisions a Papakura where we will all be collaborating to nurture and protect Papatūānuku in order to secure a viable future for our mokopuna.

Papakura Together

Sustainable Papakura envisions a Papakura where we all collaborate to nurture and protect Papatūānuku in order to secure a viable future for our mokopuna.

Proudly Sustainable

In this vibrant, generous community, people actively avoid waste and make careful use of resources, contributing with pride to an urban landscape intertwined with lush green spaces, clean water ways, clear air and abundant food sources.

Eco-Resource Centre

People would have access to an Eco Resource Centre which both demonstrates and facilitates Sustainable Living. As a Learning Hub, this Centre promotes resilience, hope, collaboration, economic self-reliance, and a reduced carbon footprint.

 Proudly Sustainable

In this vibrant, generous community, people will actively avoid waste and make careful use of resources, contributing with pride to an urban landscape intertwined with lush green spaces, clean water ways, clear air and abundant food sources.

An Eco-Resource Centre

People will have access to a full service Eco Resource Centre which both demonstrates and facilitates Sustainable Living. As a Learning Hub, this Centre will promote resilience, hope, collaboration, economic self-reliance, a reduced carbon footprint and resource recovery.

To Move towards this Vision We Have Identified Four Primary Goals

Sustainability


Establish  a central, accessible Eco Resource Centre

Food Resilience


Create of a system of Edible Urban Gardens and A Food Forest 

Participation


Increase capacity by developing a pool of Active Volunteers 

Inspiration


Maximise existing opportunities for Awareness Raising

Management and Delivery

Management and Delivery

A Voluntary Effort

A Voluntary Effort


The Management and Delivery of Trust Projects is carried out voluntarily by the Trustees in addition to their Governance roles.  Together with our network of Sustainable Papakura Friends, we have this year recorded an average of 233 volunteer hours a month. We know that many hours also go unrecorded. It is thanks to these dedicated volunteers that Sustainable Papakura is able to deliver its services.

Collaborators in Creating a Sustainable Papakura 

Sustainable Papakura enjoys the aid of many organisations which provide funding, sponsorship, encouragement and practical support as we working towards achieving the kaupapa.

Funding has enabled us to contract a sustainable living skills facilitator and a Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Such collaboration  has led to the delivery of a variety of events to different sectors of our community. We are always open to new partnerships that will embed sustainability deeper into the heart of our community. We acknowledge you all for your part in 'Contributing to a vibrant Papakura through the provision of eco-friendly waste minimisation choices'.

funding

Sponsorship, Encouragement and Support

working relationships


Working in partnership with organisations such as Kings , 

Whakapapa /History

Whakapapa /History

    Beginnings

In 2013, against the backdrop of Auckland Council's Zero Waste 2040 inititiative, local zero waster Dale Granich focused her passion for waste minimisation on forming the Rejuvenate Papakura Trust. 

Foundation Trustees were Dale Granich, Carolyn Conroy, John Robinson and Gaileen Thew. In the early days Rejuvenate Papakura established a Homemade Market, an  'Upcycled Craft' Group, and a Children's Market managed by a Working Group. The 'Inspired Clothing' label was created and community collaboration birthed the Christmas Pop-up shop, still popular today.

A  Steering Group engaged in community consultation which garnered support for the establishment of a Resource Recovery Centre. Today this project is partly fulfilled by the current Base while we await Auckland Council resolution of the location of additional resource recovery centres.

Beginnings

Against the backdrop of Auckland Council's Zero Waste 2040, in 2013 local zero waster Dale Granich focused her passion for waste minimisation on forming the Rejuvenate Papakura Trust. 

Foundation Trustees were Dale Granich, Carolyn Conroy, John Robinson and Gaileen Thew. In the early days Rejuvenate Papakura established a Homemade Market, an  'Upcycled Craft' Group, and a Children's Market managed by a Working Group. The 'Inspired Clothing' label was created and community collaboration birthed the Christmas Pop-up shop, still popular.

A  Steering Group engaged in community consultation about the establishment of a Resource Recovery Centre.

Consolidating

Renamed Sustainable Papakura in 2016,  a Logo was designed, and the Trust Deed updated, paving the way for new initiatives. Chairperson Carolyn Conroy and Auckland Council's WasteWise Advisor Haley Lowe supported this phase of development.

   Consolidation

Renamed Sustainable Papakura in 2016,  a Logo was designed, and the Trust Deed updated, paving the way for new initiatives. Chairperson Carolyn Conroy and Auckland Council's WasteWise Advisor Haley Lowe supported this phase of development.

 Growth

In April 2018, The Corner Creative Space in O'Shannessey St, Papakura generously offered  the Trust use of a part of their new premises. This gave us a home for the Awhio Mai Peke-Borrow and Return Bag Project and for our equipment.

In 2019, outgrowing this space, we moved to 4/2 Averill St, Papakura courtesy of the efforts of Town Centre Manager Tracy Shackleton, and a very generous landlord. There we established our current temporary Base, coming another step closer to our dream of a dedicated Eco-Resource Centre.

Growth

In April 2018, The Corner Creative Space in O'Shannessey St, Papakura generously offered  the Trust use of a part of their new premises. This gave us a home for the Awhio Mai Peke-Borrow and Return Bag Project and for our equipment. In 2019, outgrowing this space, we moved to 4/2 Averill St, Papakura courtesy of the efforts of Town Centre Manager Tracy Shackleton -photo- and a very generous landlord. There we established  our current Basecoming another step closer to our dream of a dedicated Eco-Resource Centre.