Events & Projects


Upcoming Events

Sun. 08 APril 2018
10am - 11:30am

Harvest celebration

Join the Crop Swap, Community Gardens and Seedbank teams to celebrate the abundance of kai in Whaingaroa! Shared brunch at the Community Gardens (behind the Police Station).
Come with a plate of food to share, especially something you have harvested recently if you can.

THU. 12 APRil 2018
From 7PM

Living the Change film screening

Join us for a special screening of the inspiring documentary, “Living the Change” at Raglan Old School Arts Centre.
Tickets on sliding scale $5 children - $10 unwaged - $15 waged.

Current Projects

Community Gardens

WEC coordinates the community gardens in Raglan to ensure this community space (and the plants within it) flourishes.

Raglan Timebank

Timebank is a bank of hours where people can exchange time, skills and services. No money changes hands.

Seed Bank

The seedbank holds varieties of open-pollinated vegetable, flower and grain seed. This means the seeds can be saved, nurturing and expanding stocks of seeds that grow well in the local Whaingaroa environment.

Crop Swap

Regular gatherings enable community connection and sharing of abundance through exchange of homegrown or homemade goods.

Tool Library

We have a library of tools to lend for your next environmental, community or DIY project.


Our hardcopy newsletter for Whaingaroa comes out every first issue of the month of the Raglan Chronicle.

Junior Enviro Club

The Whaingaroa Environment Centre runs a Junior Enviro Club at Raglan Area School, teaching students about environmental sustainability.

Maui Dolphin Conversation

The WEC is working with the community and a number of other organisations like WWF and the DoC to save Maui Dolphin’s.  With your help together we CAN save the world’s rarest dolphins.

Maui Dolphin Day

For the past 13 years the Whaingaroa Environment Centre has held Maui Dolphin Day. Run annually in conjunction with the Xtreme Zero Waste Recycled Raft Race, it is the largest community day in Raglan!

Plastic Bag Free Raglan

Our mission is to create a “Plastic Shopping Bag Free” Whaingaroa-Raglan by July 2017.

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