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Tradie Breakfasts

If you’re a builder, plumber, architect, electrician, project manager, or just interested in looking after the environment – these events are for you. Created to bring waste minimisation front of mind. Our Tradie Breakfast series bring together local experts to not only introduce you to waste in the demolition and construction industry, but share advice on how to make changes.

Hastings District Council and 3R Group have worked together developing these to provide a great line up of topics and guest speakers for these three events. 

Whether you’re an architect wanting to design sustainably, or a tradesman keen to reduce the amount of waste you have on site, Tradie Breakfasts are here to upskill and inspire you.

Take your pick of our unique sessions, or attend all three to become an expert yourself.

If that’s not enough to get you up and at ‘em, we’ll have freshly brewed coffee and savoury and sweet treats.

Register here.

Event details

Please note: These events have been postponed from the original dates of 26 July, 9 August, & 23 August due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Hastings District is committed to keeping our community safe. The dates below reflect the dates for our rescheduled Tradie Breakfasts.

Session 1

Tuesday 23 August, 7am

A look at the principles of reducing waste, the size of the problem, what’s happening in the space and what you can start to do.

Hastings District Council will talk about the findings of their SWAP (solid waste assessment protocol), looking at the size of the problem and the breakdown of construction waste going to landfill.

With: Hastings District Council, 3R Group
Location: 3R Group, 207 Karamu Road North

Session 2

Tuesday 6 September, 7am

Material recovery strategies – how to reduce waste once it gets on your site and how to reduce your waste off site. How to communicate with your team about waste and potential material outflows and second life material options.

With: Bin Hire, Atkin Construction and Wharariki Trust
Location: 3R Group, 207 Karamu Road North

Session 3

Tuesday 20 September, 7am

The final event will look at procurement and design and its impact on reducing waste.

With: Mitre 10, Goldpine and DCA Architects of Transformation.
Location: 3R Group, 207 Karamu Road North

For more information check out our Q&A below or contact the HDC Waste Team at

Tradie Breakfast Q&A

Tradie Breakfasts are an HDC initiative hosted by 3R Group. Each Tradie Breakfast has a unique topic presented by local experts. You’ll leave Tradie Breakfasts inspired, upskilled, and with Holly Bacon treats and Bay Espresso Coffee provided, ready to take on the day.

Whether you’re an architect wanting to design out waste, or a tradesman keen to reduce waste on site, Tradie Breakfasts are here to upskill and inspire you. We encourage anyone involved in construction and demolition to attend a Tradie Breakfast.

Each Tradie breakfast will cover a different area of waste reduction. No matter which session you attend, expect to leave feeling inspired and equipped with easy strategies to reduce waste on site

We encourage people to attend all three sessions to get the full picture of how to start waste reduction on site right through to designing out waste and low-waste procurement.

But, if the topics for one session are particularly interesting to you, come along. You don’t need to have been to a prior Tradie Breakfast to attend.

There are limited spaces available. Please be sure to register your attendance at Eventfinda for catering purposes.

Tradie Breakfasts are free to attend. Please be sure to register your attendance.

Tradie Breakfasts will be held at 3R group, 207 Karamu Road North, Hastings 4122. Please enter via Karamu Road.

Parking is free in the area before 8am. We recommend using the on street parking in the area.


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