Some recent activity

Whakatane Groups:


We screen Environmental Documentaries regularly and have a large collection of DVDs which can be borrowed for personal use. Visit our Facebook page - - and sign up for the e-mails which publicise the upcoming film and a whole heap of other events and activities for the environmentally-conscious!

If you aren't a facebook user, you can contact Pip at and ask to be added to the e-mail list.


Eastbay TimeBank has been successfully building community in the Eastern Bay. TimeBanking has been running for over 20 years internationally, and Eastbay TimeBank became NZ's second ever TimeBank.

With TimeBanking, 1 hour = 1 credit. You can earn credit by sharing your skills with others and you can use credit to get support in the areas you want and need assistance. From gardening to belly dancing, computer training to preserving, there are some amazing skills available.

Contact the TimeBank office on 07 308 8170 for more information, or visit the website -



Meeting at the new Pou Whakaaro Community Hub in Whakatane at 1 Bracken Street. First and third Wednesday of the month, from noon until 1pm. Some weekend CROP SWAPS are in the pipeline, so keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates -



If you would like further information about what's going on around Whakatane, please call Pip on 027 286 4549 or 07 281 5646 or email