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Ecomatters is Making Bees Matter in New Lynn

Ecomatters is Making Bees Matter in New Lynn

Ecomatters Environment Trust is proud to host a new initiative to help our bees. At the Ecomatters Olympic Park site in New Lynn they will be planting bee-friendly plants as part of a partnership between De Winkel and the National Beekeepers Association (NBA). De Winkel are donating the plants and the idea is to educate New Zealanders about bee-friendly planting and what they can do to help our bees.

Ecomatters Environment Trust Chair Tam Alexander is delighted at the idea to start a bee-friendly planting “movement”.

“Thanks to De Winkel’s donation of bee-friendly plants to our garden in New Lynn we will be showing New Zealanders how to plant bee-friendly plants and gardens at home - it’s easy – you can do it too!”

“The bee-friendly plants will be part of our showcase community garden at Ecomatters and will be incorporated into our educational work so that as many people as possible can be inspired to take the ideas home with them and help our bees” he says.

Ecomatters Environment Trust was formed in 2002? and has been running projects to educate and inform the community on sustainable living ever since. Based at Olympic Park in New Lynn the Ecomatters site is also home to the Sustainable Living Centre, Weedfree, Tag Out, Keep Waitakere Beautiful and Keep Auckland Beautiful Trusts.

Ecomatters Environment Trust works directly with business and community to minimise our impact on the environment. Our current projects include water use minimisation, home energy audits, working with residents and business to sustain and restore our streams, community gardening, stream restoration and daylighting, waste minimisation, as well as providing support and capacity building for other community groups to enable them to perform more effectively with fewer overheads.

The Sustainable Living Centre provides advice and information, showcases products and ideas, runs workshops and courses and sells sustainable products. For opening times and details of courses you can contact Ecomatters Environment Trust on 826 4276 or


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