Events & Projects


Upcoming Events

Sun 3 June 2018
9.30am - 10.30Am

Raglan Crop Swap!

Come down the Raglan Bowling Club to join the Crop Swap and celebrate the abundance of local kai in Whaingaroa! Bring anything home made or home grown to swap. Set up from 9.30am.   

sat 9th June 2018
9am - 11am

Community Gardens working bee 

Our gardens have been producing so much food! Over winter we're going to focus on keeping the plots in shipshape so we're ready to leap into spring plantings. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month - behind the Police station on Wii Neera street. This month we'll be focussing on weeding/maintenance and sowing garlic and broad beans.   

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 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 2018.

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