Love Food Hate Waste

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.

We're 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

Love Food Hate Waste top 10 foods thrown away

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Great recipes and food waste reduction tips from local cafe owners

Three Coromandel cafe owners have provided us with tasty recipes plus their top tips for cutting down on food waste that goes to landfill. Check them out, they won't disappoint:

Julie McMillan, Waiomu Beach Cafe: Farmhouse Pie

Luke Reilly, Luke's Kitchen, Kuaotunu: Luke’s Kitchen Pickle

Rebecca Murray, Blue Ginger Cafe, Whitianga: Blue Ginger Pork and Fennel Dumplings