Waiheke Resources Trust &

Sustainability Centre

Nau mai, haere mai!

The Waiheke Resources Trust (WRT) is a professional non-profit organisation dedicated promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility on Waiheke Island. We work to restore the environment, protect our natural resources and build resilience in communities for a sustainable future.

For over 20 years, WRT has been at the forefront of sustainable living initiatives, offering a range of resources, education, and services that support a healthier, more sustainable future for our community.


What’s On

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Sustainable Living

Kai Conscious Cafe

Visit the Sustainability Centre on a Friday lunchtime and join a shared lunch prepared by our Kai Conscious cooks using rescued food from stores and eateries across Waiheke. Donate what you think it is worth, or what you are able, and contribute to reducing food waste and food poverty in our community.

Get composting

We can help you get you started at home with workshops, support and composting products including Bokashi systems and worm farms. We even sell our own compost and crushed shells for the garden. If you’re a business looking to manage food scraps and compostables sustainably, we want to hear from you too. Visit the Sustainability Centre for supplies or get in touch.

Ecostore

Every time you refill an empty container – that’s one less plastic bottle in the world and a bit more cash in your back pocket. Be clean and green by making the transition to Ecostore environmentally-safe household and personal products. As a responsible Waihikean, you’ll also be protecting your waste water system as every product is septic-tank friendly.

Community fridge and pantry

The community fridge and pantry is just outside the Sustainability Centre door and it is open to all, 24/7. The Kai Conscious team stocks it with rescued food from local supermarkets and eateries several times a week. We also welcome any donations of surplus garden produce or food – pop them straight in! They are greatly appreciated by the community.

Volunteers and internships

Join one of our amazing projects and help restore our beautiful wetlands, reduce our food waste and support our community. There are plenty of activities to choose from and if you’re more of an indoors person, there’s lots going on in the Kai Conscious kitchen and WRT offices.

Book the Sustainability Centre

The Sustainability Centre supports community collaboration and the space can be booked by community groups and individuals.  We have a projector, presentation space and a fully-equipped kitchen including cookware. (Please note that the we do not host birthday parties). If you would like to add your event to our calendar, make a booking.


Interested in Volunteering ?

Join one of our amazing projects and help restore our beautiful wetlands, reduce our food waste and support our community. There are plenty of activities to choose from and if you’re more of an indoors person, there’s lots going on in the Kai Conscious kitchen and WRT offices.

Read More

Waiheke Resources Trust is aligned with 13 of the 17 United Nations Sustainability Development Goals.

Meet Our Team

The WRT’s work is made possible by a network of people committed to the Trust’s vision.

Latest Blog Posts

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Wicked Science Wednesday

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