About Us


EcoMatters Environment Trust aims to connect people and place and to nurture kaitiakitanga (guardianship).

Based in 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, 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. This is where you’ll find our Store and first Bike Hub.

We now have a growing network of community Bike Hubs across Auckland, as well as a Zero Waste Depot based on Rosebank Road in Avondale.

Find our locations and open hours here.


Annual reports

Annual Report 2018-2019

Our Journey 2017-2018

Annual Report 2016-2017

5 replies added

  1. Cheryl Olivier 28 December 2015

    I am wanting to dispose of an old VCR player and understand that you take hazardous waste. Please advice your fee to take this product. Thanks

    • ecomatters 13 January 2016

      Hi Cheryl, thanks for your inquiry. In further response to your question, EcoMatters collects batteries and CFL light bulbs (which contain mercury). For other hazardous waste you can find info on the Council website here -http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/environmentwaste/rubbishrecycling/Pages/hazardouswaste.aspx.

  2. Hi there,
    I’m looking to source some free coffee sacks to put around the fruit trees adjacent to our community garden in Woodside Reserve, Massey. Tony Phillips previously sourced some for us but I don’t know where he got them from. It would be good to contact the same supplier if possible. Can you help me out with a contact person? We need about 100 sacks in total to complete the job.
    Check our website http://woodsidecommunitygarden.wordpress.com to see our intentions with regard to the trees. Thanks! Jacqui

    • EcoMatters 17 January 2016

      Hi Jacqui, I’ve had a reply from Weedfree Trust about the coffee sacks, as follows
      “The place to get coffee sacks from is the Bell tea/coffee Company, 305 East Tamaki Rd, East Tamaki. Phone no is (09) 274-2858. We occasionally get a trailer load to use with plantings. But more often now, we use mulch. I think it would be worth ringing them and seeing if you can pop by their warehouse and picking up what you need. If not, you can try us in the main planting season (April-September) to see if we have any”
      Good Luck.

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