Healthy Environments; Thriving Communities
Ka ora te whenua; Ka ora te tangata

SATURDAY 22nd JULY is opening day in our new neighbourhood!

From July 22nd, our passionate team of educators, instigators, and activators, will be helping the people and communities of the Waikato to live, learn, act, and connect towards a more sustainable future from our new base in Frankton, Hamilton.

And if that isn't enough, we are also rebranding so we will have a new name and a new look! All to be revealed on 22 July when we launch. We're busy working on the final details for our new website which will launch soon.

Come on down and say hello and check out our new centre. We're at 188 Commerce Street. That's on the corner of Kent and Commerce Streets in the old Post Shop building.

Kaivolution will still run from the Five Crossroads depot for now. 

Check out our blog or scroll down to the calendar to find out about the exciting events we have lined up to celebrate our move.

Latest news and events

What is permaculture?

July 31, 2017
Next weekend we begin running our Permaculture Design Certificate. Unfamiliar with permaculture? This is a nice little clip where people explain what permaculture is to them....
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We have loads of events coming up!

Read about previous or future news and events on our blog

Thriving by Nature

a new Permaculture Design Certificate course

We are proud to announce that we have been busy revising the course and re-writing the curriculum to better suit our community. Join us in August to begin learning to apply the social and environmental lens of permaculture principles and design to create practical solutions for everyday urban life. Our tutors and guest speakers are experts in their field - like Finn MacKesy from Auckland Permaculture Workshop and Ian Mayes, Hamilton City Council's Eco Design Advisor. More...

What do we do?

The Waikato Environment Centre provides community education, collaborates with and supports environmental groups and projects, provides inspiration for living lighter, advocates on behalf of the environment, provides a depot for recycling electronic devices, batteries, light bulbs, toner cartridges, and runs Kaivolution Food Rescue.

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opening hours

Monday - Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday closed

How to find us

188 Commerce street, Frankton, Hamilton

Hamilton 3214

Phone: 07 839 4452

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