EcoMatters Environment Trust aims to connect people and place and to nurture kaitiakitanga (guardianship).
Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, in Aotearoa New Zealand, EcoMatters is an established charitable trust that was formed in 2002. We work with and for the community to deliver environmental initiatives in partnership with key entities like Auckland Council, the Ministry for the Environment, other not-for-profits and community groups.
We do this by supporting the community with knowledge and tools to restore nature, grow food, reduce waste, ride and fix bikes, and live more sustainably. We also run workshops and provide opportunities for hands-on environmental action in Auckland.
Our main EcoHub – Te Whare Āhua is based at Olympic Park, New Lynn, a nine-minute stroll or three-minute bike ride from the New Lynn Transport Centre. You’ll find our EcoMatters Store, Bike Hub and Organic Teaching Garden here.
We also now have a growing network of community Bike Hubs across Auckland, as well as a Zero Waste Depot based on Rosebank Road in Avondale and a second teaching garden in nearby Riverbank Road.