Events

Map View

EcoFest 2024 Mural Competition

Online

Are you a local Auckland artist? Unleash your creative eco-warrior with the EcoFest 2024 Mural Competition! For the duration of EcoFest, we are on the lookout for an amazing eco-themed…

Free

Working Bee & Harakeke Weaving

Molley Green Reserve, Mount Roskill Saofaga Lane

Come along and do some mahi in your community food forest at Molley Green Reserve! After that, learn how to harvest, prepare and weave Harakeke (flax). This is a free…

Koha

Make Your Mark Nature Event

Puāwai / Cadness Reserve 6-8 Cadness St, Northcote

Join us for a day of connection, creativity, and community at the Make Your Mark Nature Event! Immerse yourself in the beauty of Northcote's newly established greenway, tracing the Te…

Free

Papakura Sustainable Market

Papakura Library Foyer 409 Great South Road, Papakura

Join us at the Papakura Sustainable Market to immerse yourself in a celebration of craftsmanship, conscious living, and eco-friendly items. The market will showcase a curated selection of handcrafted treasures…

Free

Mixed Media Drawing Workshop

Franklin Arts Centre 12 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe

This workshop will give students the chance to combine drawing and water media techniques to build a drawing based on the 'Water, Fall' exhibition. Water, place, and memory intertwine in…

Free

Pockets Repurposing with The Mindful Mender

EcoMatters 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn

Tired of not having pockets in your clothes, or even worse, fake pockets? Want to go bag-free and instead utilise generous-sized pockets that you’ve made yourself? Come along to this…

$10

Natural Dyes Workshop

West Auckland's RE: MAKER SPACE 6 Westgate Drive, Massey

Proudly brought to you by Community Matters and part of EcoFest! Victoria Martinez Azaro, aka La Creative Mamas, is hosting a workshop for The ReCreators to teach natural dyeing methods.…

$100

Power Tools 101: Garden Planters & In-ground Worm Farms

Whare Koa Māngere Community House 141 Robertson Road, Māngere East

Proudly brought to you by Community Matters as part of EcoFest! Create a great-looking and functional planter box from reclaimed wood in this Power Tools 101 workshop and create an…

$15

Make Your Own Merino Scarf or Wrist Warmers Workshop

Waiheke Sustainability Centre 1a Mako Street, Oneroa

Utilizing merino factory off cuts, you can sew together your own scarf or wrist warmers with Bea Lorimer's expert guidance! Some sewing experience needed. Please bring a machine if you…

$40

Recycled Tea Cup Birdfeeders

Titirangi Community House 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi

To promote sustainability during Ecofest month, we will run a FREE session for children to encourage and start the waste minimisation journey. The DIY Teacup Bird Feeder is easy to…

Free

Visible Mending Workshop with Cher

Red Cross Opp Shop - Waiheke 132 Ocean View Rd, Oneroa

The most sustainable piece of clothing is the one you already own (and that shows its wear proudly)! Come and learn different techniques of visible mending with Cher from Island…

Free

West Auckland Woodturners Guild Open Day

West Auckland Woodturners Guild Clubrooms 2 Rangeview Rd, Sunnyvale

Experience the Firewood becoming Art at the West Auckland Woodturners Guild Open Day. This free event is perfect for the whole family. Witness skilled woodturners in action, try your hand…

Free

Upcycle Your Clothes with The Mindful Mender

EcoMatters 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn

Do you have clothes in your wardrobe that you just don’t wear? Maybe they don’t fit right, are too short or long, or the waistband has stretched out? Maybe you…

$10

Upcycled and Recycled Jewellery Workshop

Waiheke Sustainability Centre 1a Mako Street, Oneroa

Join Hadas Ore in making upcycled jewellery from recycled materials and found or ready-made materials. Hadas has been making jewellery since she was 10 years old and collecting beads over…

$20

Harvest Fair 2024

Fossil Bay School and Kindergarten 58 Korora Road, Oneroa

This magical festival celebrates the bounty of the harvest and the autumn equinox. There'll be wonderful food stalls overflowing with fresh produce, preserves and delicacies. Plus - old-fashioned games for…

Koha

Titirangi Library Charity Crafters

Titirangi Library 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi

Come and join us for a cuppa and share in the enjoyment of creating for a purpose. We use donated materials to produce items that are gifted to local charities.…

Free

Egg Basket Weaving Workshop

The Waiheke Sustainability Centre 1a Mako Street, Oneroa

Join @thousand_ugly_kete for harakeke weaving. We will make small kete that can carry Easter eggs or any other small cute items. The workshop is suitable for people with basic weaving…

Koha

Making Upcycled, Felted Slippers

Auckland Handweavers & Spinners Guild 25 Poronui St, Mt Eden

Join visual artist Xin Cheng for a meditative workshop where you will repurpose local organic material offcuts into your own super cosy felt slippers!  Felt, made from wool is the…

$250

DIY Mini Worm Farms for Kids – Karaka

Karaka War Memorial Hall 319 Linwood Road, Karaka

Join us at the Karaka War Memorial Hall for this FREE DIY worm farming workshop for kids! Bring the kids along to this hands-on event to make their own mini…

Free

DIY Bug Hotels

Birkenhead Library 204a Hinemoa Street

Ever wondered how to make your garden more insect friendly? An insect friendly garden is a great way to make your garden and home more sustainable and environmentally resilient. All…

Free

DIY Beeswax Wraps with Earthbound Honey

Arataki Visitor Centre 300 Scenic Drive, Oratia

Join the team from Earthbound Honey at the Arataki Visitor Centre as they show you how to create your very own Beeswax wrap to take home with you! Earthbound Honey…

Free

Stitch It Up!

East Coast Bays Library 8 Bute Rd, Browns Bay

Be sustainable with fashion and join Bays Youth Voice and Trash Free Taiaotea in this hands on workshop. Sewing machines will be available at this workshop with guidance from experienced…

Free

Sewing Repair Cafe

Kimberley Room 33 Kimberley Road, Epsom

We repair or alter your clothes to save them from landfill; help us value our resources by dropping in to get your clothes mended. You can express your appreciation for…

Free

DIY Beeswax Wraps

Titirangi Community House 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi

Replace plastic wrap in your home. Join us and get all the materials and guidance you need to make your own beeswax wrap to take home. This workshop is open…

Free