EcoMatter’s Healthy Home Workshops

Helping people make their homes healthier and use energy more wisely has been a core part of EcoMatters Environment Trust’s kaupapa for two decades now, and this advice is always well-received by attendees and group organisers.   Feedback from recent Healthy Homes workshops has included:  “It was such an informative and interactive session, and parents found […]



Address:            565 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Christchurch 8053Contact email:   Website:   Orion is an Electrical Distribution Business (EDB) that owns the electricity grid infrastructure throughout most of Canterbury. Their purpose is to ‘Power a cleaner brighter future with our community’ – driving […]

Hokianga Housing Resilient Collective

Hokianga Housing Resilient Collective

Address: 69 Mangapara Road, Whirinaki, KaikoheContact email: HHRC was formed in 2022 to address a number of urgent and longstanding housing and energy issues. Te pae tawhiti (vision) –  ‘Whanau-led solutions to access affordable, warm and dry housing’. To tatou kaupapa (mission) – Increase supply of healthy affordable homes for Hokianga whanau. […]

Energy Hardship Expert Panel Report

The Energy Hardship Expert Panel (EHEP) submitted their final report, ‘Te Kore, Te po, Te Ao Marama Energy Hardship: The challenges and the way forward’, to the Energy Minister back in July. Perhaps the ‘machine of Government’ cranked too slowly to allow us all the opportunity to see this report ahead of the election? Whatever […]

The Burden Shouldn’t Fall on those Carrying the Most Weight Already

Th heading is used in this article written by Ketan Joshi about the need to be careful with how we transition quickly away from a high carbon way of living. The basic argument is that causing further large and unnecessary environmental or social harm to build large scale renewable generation/storage will slow the transition down […]

Xtreme Zero Waste

Address: 186 Te Hutewai Rd, RaglanContact phone: 07 825 6509Contact email: Zero waste is our past and our future. The Whāingaroa community zero waste programme has been working hard for the last 22 years to achieve a 75-80% diversion of waste from landfill. Lets work collectively to achieve the last 20-25%. This […]

Manaaki Energy

Address: HastingsContact phone: 027 58 22 134Contact email: Facebook: Manaaki Energy uses a kaupapa Maori approach to get affordable electricity for the 100,000 families in power poverty. We are primarily focused on provision of large scale solar systems.  

Trust Horizon

Address: 5 Richardson St, WhakataneContact phone: 0800 323 800Contact email: Trust Horizon is committed to investing in projects that bring transformational change to the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Driving the region forward, and bringing prosperity and pride to its people. This includes impact investment and community funding for energy education and engagement […]

Habitat For Humanity Northern Region

Address: 8 Ormiston Road, Otara, Auckland and 50b Kioreroa Road, WhangareiContact phone: 0800 422 4828Contact email:            Habitat for Humanity Northern Region operates across Tai Tokerau and Tāmaki Makaurau, from Cape Reinga to the Bombay’s. We build and manage affordable housing, deliver […]

Te Runanga o Te Rarawa

Address: 16 Matthews Ave, KaitaiaContact phone: 09 408 0141Contact email: Ko Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa te kaiarataki kia arahi nga hapu-a-iwi ki te kaiwhakamanawa i to mātou mana whenua, mana tangata, me nga rangatiratanga i raro i te whakatoputanga o Te Rarawa whanui, whanau, hapu, iwi. The Mission of Te Rūnanga […]