Events & Projects

 

Upcoming Events

WED 17 October 2018
5:00pm – 7:30PM

Coastal Clean Up

The awesome Raglan Coconut Yoghurt and Sea Cleaners teams are joining forces to clean up the coast north of Mussel Rock and they’ve invited us all along to help!
More hands = more rubbish removed from our environment.

Be prepared for bit of a hike – it’s quite a mission!
Please bring water, food/snacks, suitable clothing & footwear and leave all dogs at home (we don’t want to disturb the nesting dotterel)

Meeting at the Wharf to leave at 3pm

SAT 20 October 2018
9:00am – 11:00am

Community Gardens working bee

It’s time to get the community gardens ready for the spring growing season! Come down to join Jade & other green fingered locals to lay compost and prepare for the seedling planting happening on the 24th.
 
There’s plenty of food available to take home after your mahi 🙂
You’re welcome to come along for as long or as little as you like.
Please bring tools and gloves if you have them but we do have spare. A water bottle and wear closed shoes

Whaingaroa Community Gardens,
Wii Neera Street (behind the Police Station)

SUN 21 October 2018
9:30am – 11:00am

CROP SWAP 
#2 October

Join the Crop Swap crew!
Crop Swap is a celebration of the abundance of kai in our community and great chance to connect to other amazing locals! 
Held on the first and third Sunday of every month. 

Please bring a coin koha for venue hire.

Join the Crop Swap facebook group to stay up to date with this awesome initiative

Raglan Bowling Club, James Street

Wed 24 October 2018
9:00am – 11:00am

Community Gardens planting spree

Come down to join Jade & other green fingered locals plant the following seedlings and seedling beds:
Artichoke, Parsley, Basil, Coriander, Chili, Paprika, Capsicum, Granny bonnets
 
There’s plenty of food available to take home after your mahi 🙂
You’re welcome to come along for as long or as little as you like.
Please bring tools and gloves if you have them but we have spare. A water bottle and wear closed shoes

Whaingaroa Community Gardens,
Wii Neera Street (behind the Police Station)

SAT 27 October 2018
2:30Pm – 4:30PM

Raglan Timebank
Afternoon Tea

Join TimeBank Raglan at the Old School Centre for a fun afternoon. We’ll be screening the TimeBank Raglan movie, sharing some tasty kai and hearing from our special guest speaker, Margaret from Project Lyttleton. Come and connect with other members of the Raglan community, and be inspired about how TimeBank can contribute to our community’s resilience.

Free event – open to all
Contact timebank@whaingaroa.org.nz for more details

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

Raglan Old School Arts Centre, 
5 Stewart Street

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

Raglan Timebank
Monthly Coffee Meetups

Come along and meet other Timebank fellows, share ideas about what to do in Timebank and have a coffee.

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!

If you know anyone interested in Timebank, bring them along! This is a public event, all welcome.

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

Orka Restaurant & Bar
2 Wallis Street

SAT 10 November 2018
8:30am – 5:45pm

Raglan ECOllective
Community & Environment Tour

This one day tour will offer insight of three different projects in Raglan covering permaculture, waste reduction, and conservation with a focus on community initiative and engagement.
The trip is led by expert guide, Tiaki Coates and includes transport and lunch.

For more information visit the facebook event Community & Environment Tour
To sign up or if you have questions visit, contact us at tours@whaingaroa.org.nz

Wednesday 14 November 2018
9:00am – 6:00pm

Raglan ECOllective
Sustainable Raglan Tour

Are you new to Raglan and want to learn more about sustainability? Then join us on this day long trip!
The trip is led by expert guide, Tiaki Coates and includes transport and lunch.

For more information visit the facebook event Sustainable Raglan Tour
To sign up or if you have questions, contact us at tours@whaingaroa.org.nz

SUNDAY 7 April 2019
9:30am – 11:30pm

Crop Swap Raglan’s 1st Annual 
PUMPKIN FESTIVAL!

Prizes for biggest, heaviest, ugliest, tastiest, fastest….

*START GROWING YOUR PUMPKINS NOW *

Giant pumpkin seeds available for FREE from:
Whaingaroa Environment Centre
 and Crop Swap Raglan

Raglan Bowling Club, James Street

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.

Enviromatters

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 tours@whaingaroa.org.nz for more information.

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