Are you passionate about food and sustainability? Do you have a great initiative on how to reduce food waste in Auckland? Auckland Council is giving away $50,000 to help Aucklanders reduce food waste. Food waste is a major contributor to climate change, and preventing it is one of the simplest ways we can make an impact at home. According to Love Food Hate Waste NZ, New Zealand households throw away around 157,398 tonnes of food per year.