Events & Projects


Community workshop
ACT NOW to save Maui Dolphins 

Saturday 20th July
Drop-in 3pm-5pm

Come along to learn more about the Maui & Hector Dolphins Threat Management Plan.
Assistance and information will be provided to help you make a submission that counts!

Supper Room, Raglan Town Hall

For more information see the event page here

Two government agencies are coming to Raglan to clarify the proposed options in the “Threat Management Plan” for Maui and Hector’s Dolphins, which is open for public submissions until 4th of August. This consultation meeting is a face to face opportunity to learn, question and express whatever it is that YOU want to see happen in and around Maui and Hector’s habitat.

MPI & DOC Public Meeting

Consultation on the Maui & Hector Dolphins Threat Management Plan

Tuesday 16 July
5pm – 7pm

Raglan Town Hall

For more information see the event page here.

In ‘Plastic Free July’ the Marine Matters project brings you the next science night to discuss plastic pollution in our oceans

Marine Matters
Science Night No. 3 
Marine Plastics

Wednesday 17th July
6.30pm – 8.30pm

Orca Restaurant & Bar,
2 Wallis Street

For more information see the event page here.

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!

Raglan Timebank
Monthly Coffee Meetups

The last Friday of every month
10:30AM – 11:30AM

Orca Restaurant & Bar
2 Wallis Street

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

Our community gardens not only provide a source of healthy, locally grown food but also opportunities for community connection, networking and learning.

Join the Whāingaroa Community Gardens facebook group to keep up to date.

Community Gardens
Working Bees

1st Saturday
of every month
9:00am  – 11:30am
2nd & 4th Tuesday
of every month
9:00am  – 11:30am

Behind the Police Station,
3 Wi Neera St

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

WEC is working with our community and a number of other organisations 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

PBFR was a community-led initiative inspiring our community to Remember our Reusable shopping bags. 
Achieving ~ 95% reduction in plastic shopping bags from ~ 94% of our businesses

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