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Community Garden Kicks Off with Love Your Neighbourhood Funding

Matt Chamberlain and his friends had been talking about starting a community garden together, and when he heard of the Love Your Neighbourhood funding, he jumped at the chance to get support with filling the garden beds in their no-dig garden in Laingholm. Read More

by Natalie Lambourne

EcoFest Events For Kids

On the lookout for family-friendly events with an environmental twist? Here are our top picks for EcoFest events created especially with curious kids and eco-conscious families in mind.  Explore different… Read More

by Natalie Lambourne

7 EcoFest Events To Help You Save Money

With the cost of living continuing to put pressure on many households, we can all do with being more savvy with our money. Luckily, there are a range of great… Read More

by Michela Enna

From workshop to waste free – Irene’s story

Irene struggled to keep fruit and vegetables fresh for long before she attended a Love Food Hate Waste workshop at her workplace. Read More

by Natalie Lambourne

Bike Hubs Spark Chain Reaction for Cycle-Loving Family

The doors were only just open at the Bike Hub Pakuranga when Melissa Ezekiela arrived with her extended family, excited about the arrival of a local space focused on helping… Read More

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How To Weave A Putiputi (Flower) using Harakeke (flax)

A great zero-waste, nature-based craft activity, putiputi can be woven as koha, gifts or decorations for your home or classroom. Read More

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Avondale residents build community while restoring Te Auaunga – Oakley Creek

Nestled in Avondale is a hidden oasis where Te Auaunga – Oakley Creek crests around and brushes up against ordinary backyards. On its riverbanks, weedy areas have been replanted with… Read More

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Fun, free, eco-friendly events for the school holidays

If you are looking for fun, free, eco-friendly activities for the kids these school holidays, check out EcoFest events running across Tāmaki Makaurau. From bike fun days to craft workshops,… Read More

by ecomatters


A community environment champion is encouraging other locals to care for their neighbourhood reserves and parks, saying it’s a great way to learn more about our native plants.  Read More

by Myrthe Braam

Let these EcoFest West events help you save money

Learn how to stretch your dollar with EcoFest West 2022. Read More