Our Stories

by Michela Enna

The journey of a food waste champion

Food waste is a massive problem in New Zealand. Households alone send 157,398 tonnes of food waste to our landfills each year, enough to feed the population of Dunedin for… Read More

by admin

Seven events to kick start your sustainable lifestyle journey

Want to live a more sustainable lifestyle but not sure where to start? EcoFest West offers a great opportunity to learn practical ideas to make sustainable living easy. The first step on… Read More

by admin

Introducing the event categories for EcoFest West 2021

If you’re new to EcoFest West, we’d like to introduce you to the five event categories that make up Auckland’s biggest environmental festival. The month-long festival runs from Saturday 20… Read More

by Anna Kary

Film festival fundraiser helps continue environmental work

A desire to remember a friend by giving other like-minded people the chance to enjoy a selection of short films about outdoor pursuits has raised almost $3,000 for EcoMatters. John… Read More

by Anna Kary

Learning goes hand in hand with teaching for family

Food is a family affair for Bindi Chouhan, and it’s no different when it comes to sharing tips and ideas for Love Food Hate Waste. Bindi, her mother Mina, and… Read More

by ecomatters

Thousands of vege seedlings to help Aucklanders grow their own kai

Thousands of vegetable seedlings are now making their way to West Auckland families, in an effort to tackle issues of local food security and resilience. Grow My Kai sees EcoMatters… Read More

by Anna Kary

Thoughts on Gardening with Young Kids

Our EcoMatters Community Garden and EcoHub Education Coordinator Meg Liptrot shares more about her video blog, Thoughts on Gardening with Young Kids. This little film was made during lockdown level… Read More

by Anna Kary

Get a taste of our seasonal Healthy Eating series

We’ve teamed up with naturopath and medical herbalist Paloma Velásquez to produce a series of seasonal Healthy Eating workshops. The workshops feature vegetables, fruit and foraged ‘weeds’ grown in EcoMatters… Read More

by ecomatters

Competitive cook-off sparks garden growth

The events of the past few months have really put the spotlight on the importance of being able to source good quality food locally, and where possible grow our own… Read More

by ecomatters

Lock down tips for locking out cold and mould this winter

Control the way your home heats and cools, rather than letting it control you. Our sustainability advisors have a wealth of knowledge on making your home healthier, warmer and drier.… Read More