14 Dec 2012

Tupoho whanau to recycle old prison site

8:13 pm on 14 December 2012

Whanganui trust Tupoho Whanau signed a deed with the city council on Friday, which paves the way for a new resource recovery centre to be built on the site of the city's old prison.

The council agreed in July to replace its existing centre and build a more modern one on land which the local iwi now owns.

The trust which includes representatives from both the council and Te Runanga o Tupoho, will operate the facility.

Once the recovery centre is completed in the middle of next year, it will offer residents a range of re-cycling services including green waste,

There's also a plan to set up a second-hand shop on the site.