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

Pedal and Pizza

Join us on a classic two-hour Sunday ride starting and ending at the EcoMatters Bike Hub, with wood-fired pizza at the finish.

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Treasure Hunt in Nature

Come along for a fun morning walk and help us identify some of our native trees in the forest. We will look at and talk about our favourite trees, learn how they grow, why they get so big, and who lives up in the tree canopy.

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