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Sustainable Raglan Tour

Sustainable Raglan Tour

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  • Wed 14 Nov ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Whaingaroa Environment Centre, 41 Bow St, Raglan


All Ages


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Are you new to Raglan and want to learn more about sustainability? Then join us on this day long trip! Many people visit Raglan for the ocean, so this tour starts out with a presentation by the Whāingaroa Environment Centre and a small beach clean, followed by workshops by Plastic Bag Free Raglan/Bag It Raglan and Karioi Maunga ki te Moana. The trip is led by expert guide, Tiaki Coates and includes transport and lunch.

Join us to visit:
Whāingaroa Environment Centre
The Whāingaroa Environment Centre (WEC) is an information, resource and action hub, supporting environmental sustainability in Raglan. Find out about the many projects that WEC runs which you can get involved with, including Time Bank, Community Gardens and Crop Swap. This presentation is followed by a small beach clean.

Plastic Bag Free Raglan/Bag It Raglan
With a steering committee comprising of members of the local Chamber of Commerce, Xtreme Zero Waste, the Whaingaroa Environment Centre and Para Kore, this grassroots project set out to eliminate plastic bags from Raglan. Key successes are due to dedicated members of the community, including local businesses, who by working together have reduced the number of single use plastic carry bags leaving local shops from over 20,000 to 1,000 a week.

PBFR has been locally and nationally influential in the movement against plastic bags. Through the dedication of volunteers, a local Bag It sewing group has produced over 1000 reusable bags made out of reused material to help build skills and community as well as reduce reliance on plastic bags. Make a no sew bag to take home with Bag it Raglan.

Karioi Maunga ki te Moana
The Karioi Maunga ki te Moana project is a community-led conservation project, run by A Rocha Aotearoa NZ in partnership with Te Whakaoranga O Karioi, Whāingaroa Environment Centre, Te Whaanga ahu Whenua trust, members of Tainui hapu, the Department of Conservation, Waikato Regional Council and the local community.

Their vision is to restore biodiversity back to Karioi by engaging community, providing environmental education, and creating sustainable partnerships with other organisations. With the help of volunteers, this large scale predator control project covers over 2000 hectares of Karioi Maunga and surrounding land, aiming to protect a small remnant population of seabirds - Grey Faced Petrels/ Oi that return each year to breed on Karioi, as well as other seabirds and forest birds such as little blue penguin, kaka, bellbird, tomtits, kereru, morepork, tui, and fantails.

How can you sign up?
To sign up or if you have questions, contact us at tours@whaingaroa.org.nz

The fine print.

Price: $65 includes lunch and transportation. Payment in full due two weeks before tour. Full refund if cancelled prior to two weeks before tour, 50% after this with at least 24 hours notice.

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