Community Gardens and Community Shed are amping up!

15th Mar 2018

Our Community Garden is taking shape... weekly working bees on Wednesdays at 5.30pm have resulted in the 'glasshouse' teepee standing proud; garden beds filled with baleage, seaweed, lime and waiting for topsoil... planting is getting closer and closer! Come and see, join in, meet others and learn some new skills. The Kaikoura Star had a good wee article this week here

We have the Community Shed open Wednesday and Thursday now! From around 9am to 3pm, sometimes finishing a little earlier - a great spot to come and work on projects, get some help to 'fix stuff', meet others and learn new skills. We have Pete Fey here every Wednesday and Darryl is here on Thursdays to help you out.

Sustainable Living Programme starting shortly

7th Mar 2018

We are offering a practical and fun way to learn and use actions to reduce your environmental impacts. This programme offers you future living skills for a healthier lifestyle and a new approach to making smart consumer choices in NZ.

Sessions run fortnightly from 26th March, 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Te Hā o Mātauranga, 14 Ludstone Road. Topics include:

Travel options and their carbon impacts
Energy efficiency - cut your power bill
Eco-building - solar design and insulation
Water use and river protection
Organic vegies and growing crops at home
Waste minimising in your consumer choices
Food - healthy choices, shopping and processing
Community resilience (links with Civil Defence)

For more information or to register, contact Rachel on 027 455 0346 or email her on 

We're all going on a summer holiday...

20th Dec 2017

No more working for a week or three! 

Our final day for 2017 is Wednesday 20th December. We reopen on Monday 15th January at 9am. We look forward to continuing our work with our community to create, promote and encourage learning opportunities in Kaikōura.


Christmas Newsletter

19th Dec 2017

Our final newsletter for 2017 is live! We've focused more on our own news this time, recapping some of the successes for Te Hā and the people who have helped us along the way.

You can view the newsletter here

November newsletter out!

10th Nov 2017

You can find our November panui here


Any feedback is welcomed - and ideas and additional news for the newsletter.

Our Amazing Place - Community Fun Day

31st Oct 2017

We have a great family fun day planned on Saturday 25th November as part of White Ribbon Day.

Gather a team of family, friends, neighbours etc and walk/bike/scooter/pram a loop track with local groups and organisations running activities and challenges for you to participate in!

The event starts at 10am at the Village Green, next to the public toilets in the West End where you will collect your event passport.

We anticipate you will be finished by 12.30pm at Kaikoura Primary School where we have an after event hooley planned! This will feature a free BBQ, music, games and prizedraw.

September Newsletter out in pdf form... mail box drops coming shortly!

22nd Sep 2017

Another busy month at Te Hā. Our newsletter is a huge one this month, starring our fantastic finalists for the Kaikoura Youth Awards. You can read it here:


We were really inspired by the nominations and the stories of these youth - congratulations to Kaikoura Youth Council for organising this event. We are really looking forward to celebrating with you all at the Awards event shortly.

Youth Science Hui

22nd Sep 2017

Come along and join Quint, Fern and Billy, senior student's from Kaikōura High School, to talk about the changes in our marine environment since the earthquake. 

September 26 3.30pm-5.30pm, meet at Te Hā, 14 Ludstone Rd. We will travel to the rahui out by the seal colony, then back to Te Hā for some discussion and food! 

To register, ring Sarah on 0278072874 or email 

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