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DIY Rainwater Harvesting with Laurie Dee

Cost: $25



1 Olympic Place
New Lynn, Auckland 0600 New Zealand

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Phone: (09) 826 4276

About this Event

Update: This event has been postponed from Sunday 7 April to Saturday 18 May.

It falls! It’s free! Catch it while you can! There’s never a better time than the present to learn how to collect rainwater.

Join rainwater harvesting guru and multi-talented inventor Laurie Dee who will take you through how to build your own rain barrel collection system.

You’ll learn:

  • how to calculate how much rainwater your roof could capture
  • all about water dynamics
  • council regulations for larger systems and other frequently asked questions
  • After a quick break we’ll have a practical session where you’ll get your barrel drilled* and ready for set up at your place.

Join the rain harvesting club to start saving water and reducing your water bills!

* NB. EcoMatters store sells rain barrels and connection kits. Please let us know you are interested in getting a system on the day.

Workshop attendees receive a $10 voucher when purchasing a rain harvesting kit*
(*one or more barrels with connection kit).

Email EcoMatters Store Manager: Jackie Muller at [email protected] 

For more water-saving advice, including our DIY online water use check, please visit our website.

If you can’t make it to this in-person workshop, you can access a pre-recorded Introduction to DIY Rain Harvesting video workshop for a small fee online here


This event is part of EcoFest 2024, a month-long celebration of our unique environment to inspire sustainable living across Tāmaki Makaurau.

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