Events & Projects


Upcoming Events

Wednesday 26 September 2018
9:00am – 11:00pm

Community Gardens working bee

It’s time to get the community gardens ready for the spring growing season! Come down to join other green fingered locals to plant some celery seedlings and help our gardens grow. 
There’s plenty of food available to take home after your mahi. 
You’re welcome to come along for as long or as little as you like.

Please bring tools and gloves if you have them, a water bottle and wear closed shoes

Whaingaroa Community Gardens on Wii Neera Street, Raglan (behind the Police Station)

SAT 29 September 2018
9:00am – 12:00pm

Propogation Workshop

Learn how to grow your own food with this wonderful workshop!
Grow your own vegetables and avoid the crazy supermarket prices this summer!

Cost: 3 Timebank Credits 
If you’re not a Timebank member yet, contact Raglan Timebank to join today 

Whaingaroa Community Gardens
Wii Neera Street
(behind the Police Station)

SAT 29 September 2018
01:00pm – 03:00pm

Seed Saving Workshop

Join master seed-saver Belinda Goodwin at this hands-on entry-level seed saving workshop. 
With a little understanding and a few basic materials you can save your own seeds and grow plants for free!!

Cost: 2 Timebank Credits
If you’re not a Timebank member yet, contact Raglan Timebank to join today 

Whaingaroa Community Gardens
Wii Neera Street
(behind the Police Station)

SUNDAY 7 April 2019
9:30am – 11:30pm

Crop Swap Raglan’s 1st Annual 

Prizes for biggest, heaviest, ugliest, tastiest, fastest….


Giant pumpkin seeds available for FREE from:
Whaingaroa Environment Centre
 and Crop Swap Raglan

Raglan Bowling Club, James Street

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.


Every month we have a page in the local paper The Raglan Chronicle.
Click the link below to read the latest edition 

Junior Enviro Club

The Whaingaroa Environment Centre runs a Junior Enviro Club at Waitetuna and Te Uku Schools, teaching students about environmental sustainability.

Maui Dolphin Conservation

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 2018.

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