Land & Water Stewardship
• Sewerage treatment facilities: We operate our own sewerage treatment facility on site processing and distributing domestic waste from the resort back into the land via soakage fields. We also use this plant to treat the sewerage from neighbouring businesses including the Huka Prawn Park, assisting them to operate sustainably into the future.
• Water Treatment facilities: We also operate our own water treatment plant taking water from the Waikato River and, through a process of cleaning and filtering, bring this up to perfect drinking standards for our guests to enjoy. Our water treatment facility also provides this service to neighbouring businesses such as the Wairakei Terraces, assisting them to operate sustainably into the future.
• Renewable Energy: The resort utilises the area’s natural geothermal steam resource to provide a significant portion of the energy required to heat the resort, pools and facilities. All our energy consumption is recorded and monitored and used to ensure sustainable future planning, conservation and education of staff.
• Forestry block: A large percentage (27.5 Ha) of the property is dedicated to forestry. This forest block helps to offset our carbon emissions. As certain areas are milled and cleared these are also replanted in a variety of trees, including New Zealand natives (e.g. along the geothermal stream that runs through the property).
We believe that our corporate responsibility goes beyond our resort boundaries and we endeavour to co-operate with our neighbours and our suppliers to continue developing our business in a sustainable manner.