Events & Projects


9.30-10am Set up and check out everyone’s offerings, greet each other
10am we swap! Then more chat and cleaning up.

Produce can be from a neighbors, community garden or even just foraged wild.
Its simply about connecting and exchanging abundance

Please bring 50c koha for venue hire.

SUNDAY 20 January 2019
9:30am – 10:30pm


Raglan Bowling Club,
James Street

Join the CROP SWAP Raglan facebook group to stay up to date.

Lots of new growth to to look after, fencing, weeding and all that good stuff we love to do.

Love to see and the whanau along, even just to pull a weed or have a chat.
It is all about community here.

Please do bring a hat, sunnies, shoes… The smiles and nibbles are on us.

Tuesday 22 January 2019
9:30AM – 11:30AM

Community Gardens

3 Wii Neera Street (behind the Police Station)

Join the Whaingaroa Community Gardens facebook group to stay up to date.

Saturday 3 april 2019
11:00am – 3:00pm

Maui Dolphin Day 2019
and the famous
Recylced Raft Race!

Save the date!
More details to come.

Te Kopua Domain / Papahua


+ homegrown pumpkins of any type can be entered
+ pumpkins to be grown in or around Raglan (this side of the divi)
+ if you don’t have space in your garden, check out Whaingaroa Community Gardens

SUNDAY 7 April 2019
9:30am – 11:30pm

Crop Swap Raglan’s 1st Annual 

Raglan Bowling Club,
James Street

Come along and meet Timebank members over a cuppa. This is a public event, all welcome.

The face-to-face opportunity makes such a big difference! It’s so much easier to make connections and even get the help you need. People usually find out about things they would like to do or learn, and they even realise things they can offer!

The last Friday
of every month

10:30AM – 11:30AM

Raglan Timebank
Monthly Coffee Meetups

Orka Restaurant & Bar
2 Wallis Street

Join the Raglan Timebank facebook group to stay up to date with offers & requests.

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.

Raglan ECOllective tours. 

The Whāingaroa Environment Centre is excited to present the Raglan ECOllective tours! This is a pilot project from WEC aimed at connecting people to some of the inspiring sustainably minded people and organisations in Raglan. We will be running four tours over the next few months to trial this as a WEC project.
Contact us at for more information.

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