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Andrew with Tim Brake and the ambassadors on this morning's web conference. Image: LEARNZ.
The stylish new electric waste vehicle. What are the advantages of having electric powered trucks? Image: LEARNZ.
A rear view of the electric waste vehicle. Can you think if any disadvantages of electric powered waste vehicles? Image: LEARNZ.
Inside one of the eggplant greenhouses. Can you see the pipes that circulate heat within the greenhouses? Image: LEARNZ.
Looking down a row of eggplants. How does the landfill benefit these plants? Image: LEARNZ.
Another name for eggplant is aubergine. I wonder how many of you have ever tried it. Image: LEARNZ.
Thanks to Kees for showing me and the ambassadors around Forestburg Eggplants! Image: LEARNZ.
It was great to meet an enthusiastic bunch of enviro-students at Dairy Flat School today. What are you doing at school to be more sustainable? Image: Waste Management.
How does this spray help reduce waste odour? Image: LEARNZ.
This is one of the bigger, more powerful odour sprayers helping to neutralise smell from freshly offloaded waste. Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew and the ambassadors listen as Tim Brake answers another question on this morning's web conference. Image: LEARNZ.
A new part of the landfill under construction. What material is used to stop leachate leaking into the environment? Image: LEARNZ.
One of several pumps around the landfill that takes leachate away for disposal. Image: LEARNZ.
Leachate is pumped out to this facility. It is then boiled off as steam using landfill gas. Image: LEARNZ.
This pond collects all the rainwater that runs off the top of the landfill. What are the other ponds around the landfill for? Image: LEARNZ.
Rainwater coming off the top of the landfill is tested. It must be clean enough before being released into the local stream. What sort of things might be tested for? Image: LEARNZ.
This is a well head. It is the top part of a well that goes through the waste pile. It is part of a pipe network collecting landfill gas. How is landfill gas made? Image: LEARNZ.
Compare this image with the one above and describe the differences. What do these diferences tell you? Image: LEARNZ.
These red engines are like big vacuum cleaner motors sucking all the gases out of the landfill. Image: LEARNZ.
These are the generators that use methane to run. The generators produce electricity. How many homes do they power? Image: LEARNZ.
These big chimneys are the flares. Excess gases are burnt here so nothing harmful enters the atmosphere. How hot do you think it needs to be? Image: LEARNZ.
A Waste Management truck being weighed on the weigh bridge before entering the landfill. It will also be weighed when leaving. Why is it weighed twice? Image: LEARNZ.
The current tips site where waste is offloaded before being compacted. What do you think the blower on the left is releasing into the air? Image: LEARNZ.
Looking out over the energy facility at Redvale Landfill. What is being produced there? Image: LEARNZ.
Sheep happily graze over rehabilitated landfill land. What else might an old landfill site be used for? Image: LEARNZ.
How might these tall fences help during windy conditions at the landfill? Image: LEARNZ.
Rainwater running down off the top of the landfill is collected in ponds. It is monitored and treated if necessary. The water is then released into the local stream. Image: LEARNZ.
Tim Brake with Andrew and the ambassadors during this morning's web conference. Image: LEARNZ.
A view from the gate of Rosedale Transfer Station. Image: LEARNZ.
Household wheelie bins - one for general waste and the other for recyclables. What system for recycling do you have in your town? Image: LEARNZ.
A random selection of waste that is about to be taken to the landfill. How many items can you find that could be recycled? Image: LEARNZ.
A truck being loaded up with waste at the transfer station. Where will the truck go when it is full? Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew and the ambassadors arrive at Kerikeri Airport. Image: LEARNZ.
Getting ready to board the aircraft at Kerikeri Airport. Image: LEARNZ.
On board, ready for takeoff! Image: LEARNZ.
A view of the west coast before turing inland towards Auckland Airport. Image: LEARNZ.
Heading into the Waterview Connection tunnel. Image: LEARNZ.
A view from inside the Waterview Connection tunnel. You might like to find out how long this tunnel is. Image: LEARNZ.
Heading up and over the Auckland Harbour Bridge to the North Shore. Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew and the ambassadors at North Harbour's QBE Stadium. Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew and the ambassadors near the entance to Redvale Energy Park and Landfill. Image: LEARNZ.