COVID-19 Update: We understand these are unsettling times but it’s also shown us all how important it is to build and maintain strong connections within our communities.

Even though our physical locations are closed, we’re still here for you and with you. As our purpose states, we’re a tohu connecting people and place and we’ll continue to find new ways to do just that. There are many ways you can stay in touch with us, including signing up to our newsletter or following us on Facebook

Here’s the changes to our services during COVID-19 Alert Level 4:

Weed bins, both permanent community bins and the March War on Weeds service are suspended. We’re investigating how we can make weed bins available when the alert level reduces.

Events, workshops and other in-person meetings will not take place. We’re working on how to offer video/webinar alternatives. 

Our EcoMatters Store is closed, and we are not able to offer a mail order service for store products at this time.

Volunteers and interns: we’re not hosting any volunteer sessions or intern placements at the moment. Join our EcoMatters Volunteers Facebook group to stay updated.

Homes: home visits for Water Advice and Healthy Rentals are suspended, as are our Healthy Homes on a Budget workshops. Find tips and advice for saving water here

Nature: all volunteer sessions are suspended but you can find plenty of advice and resources here on our website if you’ll be weeding at home or finding other ways to stay connected with nature.

Bikes: our Bike Hubs are closed but we remain very much open for discussion on our Bike Hubs Facebook group here.

Waste: Adopt A Resource, recycling and e-waste drop offs are suspended, as is our zero waste event equipment hire service. Wesley Market is closed until further notice. To improve your home composting skills, find online resources at the Compost Collective website. Auckland Council’s kerbside rubbish and recycling collections continue as normal, check details here.

For any other queries, please email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


1 Olympic Place, New Lynn
(09) 826 4276


1 Olympic Place, New Lynn
OPEN: Wed-Sun, 10am-2pm


Unit E, 489 Rosebank Road, Avondale
OPEN: Mon-Tues, 10am-2pm


NEW LYNN: 1 Olympic Place
OPEN: Thurs-Sun, 10am-2pm

HENDERSON: The Falls carpark, 22 Alderman Drive
OPEN: Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm

GLEN INNES: Maybury Reserve, off Taniwha Street
OPEN: Thurs-Sun, 10am-2pm


PO Box 15215
New Lynn
Auckland 0640

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