Up Coming Events


PLANTING BEE – Ruapuke North

with Te Mata School

Friday 20 September 2019
11:00am  – 2:00pm

We have some beautiful backdune plants to plant along the banks at Ruapuke north beach – by the carpark. Students from Te Mata school are taking on this project but we’ll need some help.
Please help us restore this beautiful part of the coast!

We’ll have some spades available, but bring your lunch, gloves if you want them and make sure to wear suitable clothing.

Follow the Facebook event to keep up to date.

This event is run in conjunction with Coastcare – Waikato

BEACH CLEANUP – Te Akau (across the habour)

Saturday 21 September 2019
9:30am  – 12:30pm

Meet at the Bow Street Jetty at 9:30am for a briefing and transport arrangements.
We will all boat or kayak across from Bow St Jetty to the northern side of the harbour and split into groups to target different areas before begining transport back at 12:00pm.
Upon our return, we’ll meet at the Raglan Backpackers for sausages and complimentary jars of Raglan Coconut Yoghurt will be provided from the Raglan backpackers. YUM!

Please bring water, food/snacks, suitable clothing & footwear.

Follow the Facebook event  for more details and to keep up to date.

2040 Film Screening

As part of the Creative Raglan – Film Festival, Whāingaroa Environment Centre is
supporting screenings of the innovative feature documentary 2040.

Sunday 22 September 2019 / 4:30pm
Wednesday 25 September 2019 / 7:00pm

Raglan Old School Arts Centre, 5 Stewart Street

2040 embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040
if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet
and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.
The Whāingaroa Environment Centre who will lead a 30min post-movie discussion so
we can debrief together and discuss what 2040 could look like here in Whāingaroa

Follow the Facebook event for more information.

Orchard Revitalisation Collaboration – Oram Park

Sunday 22 September 2019
11:00am – 12:30pm

12 Nihinihi Ave/5 Taipari Ave

Bring: gloves, hat, drink bottle, snacks, liquid compost teas, liquid natural fertilizers,
worm castings, energy and creativity.

We have some gloves and shovels that are provided by the Whaingaroa Tool Library.

Follow the Facebook event  for more details and to keep up to date.

Planting for the Planet!

Friday 27 September 2019
10:00am – 2:00pm

Coastal Reserve, Wainamu Beach, Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive

As part of the #GlobalClimateStrike!, we’re coordinating one more planting bee in Raglan.

The good fellas up at the local Karioi nursery, have found us a couple hundred more
coastal trees and shrubs – so come dig in!

Going on climate strike means people everywhere will be walking out of their homes,
their offices, their farms, their factories to disrupt business as usual.
This planting day is an opportunity to refuse to accept the status quo and take positive
action through caring for our coast.

Go to the Facebook event  for more information on what is provided,
what to bring and other details.

Avocado Grafting Workshop

Sunday 29 September 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm

Raglan Community House, 45 Bow Street

Option 1 – $10: Watch the grafting process, no hands on + seed sprouting
& post grafting care notes

Option 2 – $14: Graft onto your own avocado tree that you BRING, scions
are provided + seed sprouting & post grafting care notes
MUST BRING YOUR OWN AVOCADO SEEDLING. Take home your grafted tree

Option 3 (10 spaces): – $22: Hands on grafting experience with tree and scion
provided + seed sprouting & post grafting care notes.
Take home your grafted tree.

There are a maximum of 25 spaces. Please RSVP to:
 backyardbounty@whaingaroa.org.nz to book your place.

All proceeds to go to local food growing projects supported by WEC

Go to the Facebook event  for more information on what is provided, what to bring and other details.

Marine Matters – Science Night #4


Wednesday 9 October 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm

ISOBAR, 23 Bow Street

The Whāingaroa Environment Centre‘s “Marine Matters” project brings another free community
science night to town. All welcome!
This edition, coordinated in collaboration with
Karioi Project, focuses on seabirds and how they
act as environmental indicators for our oceans!

The night begins at 6:30 PM, so come early to ISOBAR and grab some nibbles, a drink and a good seat!

– Dr Brendon Dunphy will be talking about northern NZ seabirds as indicators of ocean conditions
and what we are trying to learn from them (tracking, physiology, the biology of petrels and penguins).

– Edin Whitehead will talk about her PhD studies about Ōi, Grey Faced Petrel.

See the Facebook event for more information.

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

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