Events & Projects


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 17 July
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Orca Restaurant & Bar,
2 Wallis Street

You can get in touch with to sign up to this fun day out.

For more information see the event page here.

A date for the diary – In Plastic Free July the Marine Matters project brings you the South Ruapuke Beach Clean.

Meet up/car sharing arrangements to be confirmed closer to the date.

Marine Matters
South Ruapuke
Beach Clean

Sunday 14 July
1:00pm – 4:00pm

For more information see the event page here.

Friday 28 June 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Film Night!
S.O.S Save Our Seeds

An inspirational documentary created and kindly provided to us by
The Localising Food Project.

It explores New Zealand’s active seed swapping models and seed saving techniques.
This film will empower you with the knowledge to save your seeds at home and become a part of our vital community seed saving system.
With all the environmental crises this is one potent action we can make towards increasing local resilience and autonomy – now and for generations to come

$10 door sales, cash only.

Raglan Old School Arts Centre,
5 Stewart Street

For more information, see the event page.

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


1st & 3rd Sunday
of every month


Raglan Bowling Club,
19 James Street

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

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

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

Raglan Timebank
Monthly Coffee Meetups

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!

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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