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Waste-Not Kitchen and Karma Cola, Sustainable Retail

Waste-Not Kitchen and Karma Cola, Sustainable Retail

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  • Mon 29 Jul ’19, 5:00pm – 7:00pm


GridAKL Lysaght Building, 101 Pakenham Street West, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


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Free business event with two co-founders, Leysa Ross from Waste-Not Kitchen Trust and Chris Morrison of Karma Cola Foundation.

Listen to Leysa Ross talk about Waste-Not Kitchen Trust's charitable business that Leysa is the co-founder of along with her sister Janene Draper, who is also a director for Farro.

Farro has grown since 2006 from 12 team members originally at their first store on Lunn Avenue, Mount Wellington to over 300 people now with six stores in Auckland that have delicious fresh food and unique products as well as quality ingredients.

Waste-Not Kitchen provides customers with the option to buy one soup in-store and then another soup is given for free to families who require it, check out their four inspirational flavours currently (

Chris Morrison co-founded, grew and sold Phoenix Organics drinks company so Chris will present this quite epic journey for everyone to learn from.

It doesn't stop there though and Chris has gone onto co-found Karma Cola now, which sources cola beans ethically from West African farmers for fairtrade community redevelopment (

Event format:
5:00pm - Event Start and Network Interaction
5:25pm - Kia Ora, Nau Mai and Haere Mai (Welcome and Introduction)
5:30pm - Chris Morrison, Presentation (Co-Founder at Karma Cola):
6:00pm - Interview with Leysa Ross (Co-Founder and Trustee at Waste-Not Kitchen):
6:30pm - Network Interaction
7:00pm - Event Finish

For your reference, GridAKL Innovation Precinct comprises of three different locations and properties next to each other within Wynyard Quarter (Auckland):
- GridAKL Lysaght Cafe Collective, 101 Pakenham Street West.
- GridAKL Mason Brothers, 139 Pakenham Street West.
- GridAKL Generator Space, 12 Madden Street.

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