New Zealand families waste about $560 each year on food which is thrown uneaten into the rubbish bin. This adds up to a staggering $872 million for the whole country.  It also results in 122,000 tonnes of edible food going to landfill and generating greenhouse gases.

Upper Hutt City Council  is proud to be part of the national Love Food Hate Waste NZ campaign which aims to turn this around, by inspiring and enabling people to waste less food.

For practical tips on how to reduce your own food waste and save money visit

Other organisations in Upper Hutt working to reduce food waste include:

Note: Groups working to minimise food waste in New Zealand include:

  • Community Fruit Harvesting rescues surplus produce from gardens and orchards. They operate in the following locations.
  • Food rescue groups operate in the following locations.
  • The Social Pantry operates in six locations around New Zealand.

Food lovers masterclass

Hapai Hall
879-881 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

Friday 1st December 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tickets $15 – Includes a $60 Goodie Bag

During this 2 hour masterclass, you will get lots of exciting and inspiration education around ways you can reduce your food waste (especially at home with the kids) from meal planning to smart shopping to smart storage.

You will learn about the first in first out approach/method, what is the difference between use by and best before and when all else fails the last resort options.

The best news you will get to take home $60 worth of products to help you Love Food and Hate Waste from sponsors, Kate Meads, and Upper Hutt City Council.

Bookings are essential. Tickets can be purchased online through Eventfinda or for more information email – or call (027) 22 11 242.

Last updated on 06 Nov 2017