Te Pokapū Tiaki Taiao

(Far North Environment Centre)

Working Towards a Brighter Future


When visiting the EcoCentre, please wear a mask. If you are unable to wear a mask we are happy to serve you at the door. We have EFTPOS and you can also pay with cash or do a contactless payment directly to our bank account if you prefer. We have lots of great locally made and zero waste Christmas gifts available.


Eco Centre

Bringing people and the environment together in the Far North

The Eco Centre on Bank Street offers a central hub for Te Pokapū Tiaki Taiao o Te Tai Tokerau to connect with the community. It is a physical location for the Trust’s endeavours, local groups and shop and creates a means for continuous community engagement.

Drawing on a strong tradition of Kaitiakitanga or stewardship, the Eco Centre is at the heart of a growing network of locals trying to improve their footprint on the earth.

The Eco Centre shop stocks a range of sustainable and environmentally friendly, locally and nationally made products.

By supporting local businesses, we can develop a circular economy – “recycling” money back into our area. So, if you are a business with a focus on environmental or naturally made products, we would love to see how we can work with you.

Many thanks to our funders during 2020: COGS, LW Nelson Trust, Lottery Grants, Pub Charities, FDNC - Community Board Funding, FDNC Creative Communities Scheme, FDNC, Catholic Caring Foundation Grant, Foundation North Community Grant, Oxford Sports Trust and Yoifest for their support which enables us to keep our doors open and our projects going.


42 Commerce Street, shop 5
Kaitaia 0410
(entrance on Bank Street)

09 408 1086
Open Tuesday to Friday  10am till 3pm
Saturday 10am-12noon



Bringing people and the environment together in the Far North


With Thanks to our Funders: LW Nelson Charitable Trust, Lottery Northland Community Grant, FDNC - Community Board Funding, Pub Charity and Lottery Support for Volunteering Fund.


With Thanks to our Funders:

Catholic Caring Foundation Grant and Community Organisations Grants Scheme COGS Far North.


With Thanks to our Funders:
Oxford Sports Trust , Lottery Support for Volunteering Fund and FNDC.


Anō Anō is the door to the right of the EcoCentre, at 5-6 Bank St, Kaitāia.


 an exciting collaboration between The Good Life Projects, CBEC Eco Solutions and Plastic Free Te Hiku

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Our Team

Pure Professionalism

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Non-Profit Organization forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.

Get in Touch
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Timebank Coordinator Whangārei South & Kaipara

I’ve had a passion for better ways of doing things for a long time and now find it is work with social and/or environmental benefits that really spin my wheels.
Other things I do at the moment include being a shop trustee and volunteer at Trade Aid Whangarei, working with Sustainable Kaipara and editing the Paparoa Press. I’m also a passionate advocate for EVs and have been driving one for over six years.
I grew up on a dairy farm south of Auckland and spent many years overseas and in Auckland before slowly making my way north. I moved into the old Taipuha School, north of Paparoa,  nine years ago and share my space with a dog, two cats, two cattle and assorted chickens

Soup Kitchen

“You can spend your whole life traveling around the world searching for the Garden of Eden, or you can create it in your backyard.”

 Khang Kijarro Nguyen


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