About Us

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 our Resource Recovery Depot on Moselle Avenue in Henderson and a second teaching garden in nearby Riverbank Road.

Find our locations and opening hours here.

Annual Reports

Read about our progress in our annual reports.

Annual Report 2022-2023

Annual Report 2021-2022

Annual Report 2020-2021

Highlights 2019-2020

kia ora and thanks

Ngā mihi to all those who contribute financially to our work. Diversity of funding is crucial for the resilience of any organisation and we are grateful for the support of a wide range of funders. As well as our project and initiative funders, acknowledged throughout our website, we also appreciate the support of the Ministry for the Environment’s Community Environment Fund.

Individual givers, both regular and one-off, and those who purchase from our Store, Nursery or Bike Hubs, also help us continue our work, as well as the huge amount of volunteer support we are grateful to receive. Our heartfelt thanks to you all for the meaningful difference you are making for te taiao.