Events & Projects


SUNDAY 7 April 2019
9:30am – 11:30pm

Crop Swap Raglan’s 1st Annual 

Raglan Crop Swap presents the 1st Annual Raglan Pumpkin Festival!

PUMPKINS. They’re so gourd-geous that Crop Swap Raglan are holding the first Pumpkin Festival and anyone can participate.
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Go to the facebook event for more information.
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Raglan’s 1st Pumpkin Festival will be held in conjunction with the regular Crop Swap Raglan that morning.

Raglan Bowling Club,
James Street

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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