Waiheke Sustainability Centre

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Bookable spaces for community groups and private bookings.

In July 2016 the Waiheke Resources Trust proudly opened the Waiheke Sustainability Centre, a hub for the many community groups working to build community capacity & protect and restore our natural environment. A space to collaborate, for the community to access information for all community groups to hold workshops & events.

Email bookings@wrt.org.nz to make a booking or for enquiries. Also see the calendar below for seeing what's going on at the centre.

Donate to the Waiheke Sustainability Centre today!


In July 2016 the Waiheke Resources Trust opened the Waiheke Sustainability Centre on Mako Street. In addition to housing the WRT offices, the space is used for a wide variety of events and meetings pertaining to the larger Waiheke community.

This space is used by various members of the community and community groups, hosting 3,600 people per quarter. The space can be booked for $20 per hour for profit ventures and is provided for $10 to non-profit groups. We hope to aid in the development of a better, more sustainable Waiheke. It is a place for like-minded people to come together, growing and strengthening their ideas. These conditions allow groups who meet here to flourish, not stifled by high prices.

Since taking over the space the WRT has been working to refurbish the space, making it more than a dowdy old hall. The space should inspire people to take action and pursue sustainability. Several walls in the space are painted with chalkboard paint, allowing them to be written on with chalk markers which can later be erased. The mural on the far left wall was painted by a Waiheke resident, bringing a local creativity into the space.

The Waiheke Sustainability Centre is a community space, open for use by all members of the Waiheke community. Together we can make Waiheke, and the world, a more sustainable place.

Kai Garden

Our newly established kai garden will be used to grow crops for our weekly Kai Conscious Cafe and for gardening and composting demonstration purposes. Thanks to our wonderful community advisors and volunteers for making it come to life!

For more information, see our Kai Garden page here.

Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It's about doing more good.

- Jochen Zeitz

Waiheke Sustainability Centre Bookshare

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We have a bookshare box outside the Waiheke Sustainability Centre's front entrance!

Everyone is welcome to borrow books or add to the collection - the bookshare is open 24/7 so you can drop by at any time.

Ecostore

The Waiheke Sustainability Centre is proud to host an Ecostore refill station on site, open Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm. Ecostore products are entirely plant based and septic-tank-friendly, free of nasty chemicals that can be found in many other household products. They are safe for you and for the planet without compromising on quality.

You can purchase new products as well as refill them at a lower cost, minimising plastic waste while saving money!

Other products sold at the Ecostore

Waiheke Sustainability Centre T-shirts are available at the Ecostore. These T-shirts are made with 100% fair trade organic cotton fabric, and are available in sizes S, M, L & XL, costing $40 each.

You can also purchase sustainable, insulated drinking bottles, which are $40 each.

The Ecostore is also the point of sale for The Compost Co's compost and crushed shells, as well as where you can purchase composting systems, Bokashi Zing, and Biozyme products.

For enquiries or to book the space email bookings@wrt.org.nz