Eco Fest North is back for 2018 with over 40 Eco Events!

2nd March 2018 | Nicky Davis

Mo te ao, mo te whanau, mo tatou katoa – For the planet, for the family, for all of us

Kaipatiki Project will be coordinating this month-long series of sustainability and environment themed events across Auckland North, March 17 to April 15.

Keystone events will include:

  • Kaipatiki Eco Fun Day- Kaipatiki Project’s annual signature eco event, supported by the Kaipatiki Local Board and sponsors Good Health and Snow Planet – Saturday 24 March 10am-2pm at the environment centre and surrounds at Eskdale Reserve – 17 Lauderdale Rd, Birkdale. Join us for a day of fun celebrating our unique local parks, bush and waterways, and learn how to live more sustainably. Heaps of events suitable for all ages and it’s all free!
  • Totally Sustainable Talks- An evening of enviro banter, inspiration and knowhow from local community and thought leaders on Thursday 5 April, 2018 7-9.30pm at The Vic Theatre, Devonport, followed by a networking function. Free event and suitable for anyone who wants to make the planet a better place and meet others who do too!


Bring your friends, family and colleagues along to any of these fun events to help celebrate our natural environment and find out how to live more sustainably.

  • Backyard food production – Workshops with all you need for getting started and eating fresh and homegrown – Small scale sustainable gardening, Kefir and kombucha, Foraging, Post-harvest pruning, Preserving fruit, Jams and chutneys; Compost Collective, Love Food Hate Waste; and more.
  • Discover nature on your doorstep and learn about plants and wildlife with expert guides
  • Pest-Free – Help keep our local environment healthy and flourishing: Pest-Free Kaipatiki Backyard Predator Monitoring and Trapping; Ngataringa Bay Rat Pack.
  • Sustainable transportation 101 – Guided bike rides and guided ranger walks.
  • Making smart choices – Take easy steps to help reduce our impact on the planet: Repair Cafes, Birkdale Beach Haven Community Project Inc DIY Fiesta, Boomerang Bags sewing bees, Sustainable home renovations
  • Simply You – Hatha Yoga Class, North Shore environmental volunteering, Make your own laundry and bathroom products
  • Events – Kaipatiki Eco Fun Day, Totally Sustainable Talks, Kaitahi Bayswater Community Dinner, Ngataringa Organic Garden Open Days, Fernglen Native Plants Garden Open Day, Herb Fairies Academy, Birkdale Beach Haven DIY Fiesta, Kids Found Object Orchestra.


To find out more and for details of events near you, visit

EcoFest North is co-ordinated by Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre with support from Kaipatiki Local Board, Auckland Council, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, Ministry for the Environment, Foundation North, Birkdale Beach Haven Community Project Inc and sponsors Good Health and Snow Planet.

EcoFest North is held in conjunction with our ‘westie besties’ EcoMatters event EcoWest across West Auckland during the same month.

Kaipatiki Project is able to operate due to the generosity of our funders and supporters

Auckland Council Foundation North Ministry for the Environment Kaipatiki Local Board Ubiquity Environment Hubs Aotearoa