What we do

EcoMatters is passionate about creating communities where aroha and connection with the local environment is restored.  We reckon it's only our love for this place that's going to create the sort of future we all quietly yearn for. To do that our generous and amazing funders have asked us to be available to the community to provide a place where you can learn, connect, or get down and dirty in taking practical action towards improving our environment. Whether it's coming to a workshop at our visitor centre or working together beside the stream, if you have a passion and interest in anything environmental - we should talk! Read more


EcoMatters aim is to be a tohu (focal point) to connect people and the environment and to nurture a sense of guardianship (kaitiakitanga) for our beautiful planet. We've got a range of clever ways of helping anyone who is interested to do just that - hopefully if you take a look around this website you'll find a way that inspires you to get involved!


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  • Your Streams

    Become part of our stream restoration projects so that wildlife can flourish and birdsong be heard along our community streams once again.
  • Your Place

    Love your neighbourhood - Take pride in your place. We have the resources to help support community clean-ups.


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  • E-Waste

    Let us help you carefully dispose of your tech junk. For a small fee you can drop off your E-waste to us
  • Recycling Weird Stuff

    Let us help you take care of your odds and ends. The stuff you have no idea what to do with.


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  • Workshops

    Inspiring, innovative and fun, our workshops are a great opportunity to get stuck in and try something new.
  • School Visits

    Book the bus, hand out the notices and get those kids out of class for a day! Bring them to Ecomatters! We LOVE having our locals school visit...

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