EcoMatters Events at EcoFest

EcoFest is a month-long celebration of our unique environment to inspire sustainable living across Tāmaki Makaurau. Featuring interactive workshops, experiences and activities that celebrate and restore our natural environment, offering practical ways to live more sustainably in our neighbourhoods.
Here you’ll find all the events EcoMatters is hosting as part of EcoFest. To explore the full range of EcoFest events across Auckland, visit ecofest.org.nz.

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Henderson-Massey Moth Plant Competition

Join the Henderson-Massey Moth Plant Competition and be in to win, with over $1000 worth of prizes for collecting pods, removing vines and designing a poster. Read More

Pakuranga Bike Hub
Free

Bike Buddies Open Day Pakuranga

Come and meet your new bike buddies at your neighbourhood Bike Hub. Join us for an extra-special open day, with free Nice Blocks and spot prizes up for grabs. Browse our ever-changing range of refurbished bikes for sale, donate your unused bikes, and discover more about our services and the expanding network of bike hubs across Auckland. Read More

Earthsong Eco Neighbourhood
$10

Sponge City Guided Walk at Earthsong Sustainable Living Festival

Join Alanah and Pam from our Nature team on a guided walk at Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood, a co-housing development that was built 25 years ago to withstand a one-in-100-year flood. Read More

EcoMatters
$20 – $45

Ask a Mycologist: Growing Edible Mushrooms on Logs

Join mycologist Christopher Smith for a fascinating foray into the wonders of mycology! Learn all about the process of mushroom growing on logs using inoculated dowels. Read More

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EcoMatters
Free

Native Plant Nursery Workshop

Learn about how native plant propagation can contribute to protecting our land, streams, and ecosystems. The seeds you nurture will be used in stream restoration projects in the local area. Read More

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Glen Eden
Free

Love Your Streams

Help bring health back to our urban streams by joining Pam on a Project Twin Streams Love Your Streams morning in Glen Eden. Learn about stream restoration and monitoring, and have a good time working with like-minded people caring for our streams. Read More

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Glen Eden
Free

Love Your Stream Day

Learn about the environmental restoration of our native streams and monitoring the surrounding flora and fauna. It's a great way to make community connections in nature as you’ll be working alongside other people who care about the health of our awa (streams). Read More

Laingholm Community Hall
Free

Pest Plant Road Show Laingholm

Come along for a chat with our friendly Nature team and get to know your pest plants; find out which weeds you should bin, bag, or put in a barrel; and learn about free services to support weeders in Waitākere. Read More

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Waiatarua Community Hall Carpark
Free

Waiatarua Weed Bin Weekend

Got invasive weeds? Live close to the Waitākere Ranges? Get rid of them at your local community weed bin. Read More

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Laingholm Hall Carpark
Free

Laingholm Weed Bin Weekend

Got invasive weeds? Live close to the Waitākere Ranges? Get rid of them at your local community weed bin. Read More

Titirangi Badminton Club Carpark
Free

Wonderful Wetlands

Come for a guided walk and wetland care session at one of Glen Eden’s hidden treasures, the Wirihana and Kowhai Reserve Wetland. Discover a gorgeous sliver of bush nestled between Glen Eden and Titirangi, an important habitat for kauri, kahikatea, swamp maire, and tī kouka, as well as native fish, bugs, and birds. Read More

Shiloh Creative Life Centre
Free

Grow Your Own Microgreens Workshop – Onehunga

Come and learn about growing your own microgreens and reducing food waste. The event will provide tips and tricks on how to grow microgreens in gardens or containers, as well as how to cook and preserve fresh harvests. Composting will also be discussed. Read More

Onehunga Bike Hub
Free

Bike Buddies Open Day Onehunga

Come and meet your new bike buddies at your neighbourhood Bike Hub. Join us for an extra-special open day, with free Nice Blocks and spot prizes up for grabs. Browse our ever-changing range of refurbished bikes for sale, donate your unused bikes, and discover more about our services and the expanding network of bike hubs across Auckland. Read More

EcoMatters
Donation

Vintage Kids Family Day

Come and join us on the first day of the school holidays for some family fun! Entry for this all day event is by donation and all online registrations go… Read More

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Waiatarua Community Hall Carpark
Free

Waiatarua Weed Bin Weekend

Got invasive weeds? Live close to the Waitākere Ranges? Get rid of them at your local community weed bin. Read More

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Laingholm Hall Carpark
Free

Laingholm Weed Bin Weekend

Got invasive weeds? Live close to the Waitākere Ranges? Get rid of them at your local community weed bin. Read More

EcoMatters
$25

DIY Rainwater Harvesting with Laurie Dee

It falls! It's free! Catch it while you can! In this workshop with multi-talented inventor Laurie Dee, you'll learn how to build you own DIY rainwater system for a few hundred dollars - reducing your water bill and saving you money over time. Read More