En­vi­roNZ boss replies

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Af­ter pub­li­ca­tion of our ar­ti­cle and ed­i­to­rial on March 29 con­cern­ing the con­trac­tor En­vi­roWaste op­er­at­ing Spicer Land­fill, the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of En­vi­roNZ, Gary Saun­ders, con­tacted Kapi-Mana News.

He said En­vi­roWaste was of­fered an ex­ten­sion of the ex­ist­ing con­tract last De­cem­ber based on what the coun­cil de­ter­mined was its ac­cept­able per­for­mance on the site.

Ac­cord­ing to Mr Saun­ders, the is­sues the par­ties have worked on cor­rect­ing were his­tor­i­cally old land­fill con­cerns, dat­ing prior to En­vi­roWaste’s time on the site.

He also pointed out that En­vi­roWaste com­mis­sioned and paid for the Aecom re­port that iden­ti­fied the var­i­ous is­sues con­cerned, and that it was the op­er­a­tor re­spon­si­ble for car­ry­ing out the im­prove­ments at the land­fill, to­gether with the own­ers, Porirua City Coun­cil and Welling­ton City Coun­cil.

‘‘En­vi­roWaste has an out­stand­ing record of op­er­at­ing land­fills and deal­ing with waste and re­source re­cov­ery built up over many decades,’’ he said.

‘‘We would like to as­sure your read­ers that En­vi­roWaste is a proud, best-in-class op­er­a­tor and we are work­ing tire­lessly with the Spicers Land­fill own­ers to re­solve the is­sues sur­round­ing the Porirua land­fill.’’

PLANT­ING HELP SOUGHT

Res­i­dents are in­vited to help trans­for­mDis­cov­ery School’s out­door area by plant­ing na­tive trees. The Whitby school’s grounds will be trans­formed with an out­door class­room and lizard habi­tat and the ex­ist­ing or­chard will be ex­panded. The trees will at­tract birds and a bird watch­ing bench will be con­structed for the pupils. Dis­cov­ery School is part of the 2016 Treemen­dous School Makeover pro­gramme. The work­ing bee on Satur­day, May 7, runs be­tween 9am and noon.

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