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.

MISSION

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!

CAMPAIGNS

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Plastic is contaminating our soil, our ocean, our waterways and making its way into the food and animal web. Educate the generations to come and join our Love Your Bags campaigns!

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Who doesn’t love a good lagoon? Who doesn’t love a good west coast lagoon? Show the world how much you love your lagoon! The more people that get on board the better!

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SERVICES

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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

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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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LEARN

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WORKSHOPS

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

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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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OUR EVENTS

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EVENT CALENDAR

Latest Events

School Holiday Workshop: Underground critters and organisms

Children will learn about and observe the fascinating world of underground critters and organisms (worms, bacteria, fungi) that nourish and compost our soil. We will follow up with an exploration of painting and drawing techniques using, crayons, ink, and sgraffito.

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School Holiday Workshop: Painting with soil pigments

This session will explore the theme of soil through painting and drawing by using soil from scratch and children will learn how to make their own paint. This is a fun and ancient painting activity that connect us directly to the prehistoric cave paintings, and old masters’ techniques.

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