12 Feb 2024

Made in NZ: Earthmaker

From Afternoons, 2:20 pm on 12 February 2024

The late Ray Cooper needed a clever way of composting as his wife grew veggies in the back garden, and flowers in the front.

Ray came up with a few prototypes, kept developing them and eventually they tuned into the Earthmaker!

A composter that uses gravity to do the hard work, and... looked a little bit like a Dalek.

Leading industrial designer Michael Smythe designed the prototype and continually redesigns the Earthmaker to be more effective.

We speak to Michael.

Earthmaker compost bin

Earthmaker compost bin Photo: earthmaker.co.nz