ECO Events

ECO Conference: Moving through the climate crisis

12-14th August 2016

Venue is Wesley Community Centre, Sandringham Road extension, Mt Roskill, Auckland.

 More details will be posted here soon.  

This will  be a great opportunity to meet activists involved in working out how we will live in a climate-changed world.

IUCN World Congress, Hawaii, 1-10 September 2016


ECO is a Member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and ECO Co-Chair Diana Shand will be attending the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii from 1-10 September.  
Diana is also Chair of the IUCN Theme on the Social and Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector (SEAPRISE).  Discounted attendance applies to members of ECO Member Groups.

Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.
The theme is Planet at the Crossroads - how we are to survive and flourish in the next 15 years, by partnering across the planet to understand the challenges and develop solutions.

Registrations are now now open and early bird applies up to 31 May.  Go here for more information and to register.

Other Events


Food forests and organic orcharding for rural blocks workshop 28 May.

ECO Member Ecomatters is running this full-day workshop at Otamatea Eco Village north of Auckland. Tutor is Carl Pickens.  See here for details and to register.


 Texas of the South? Economic development, petroleum and environmental conflict in New Zealand, 20 May

This seminar examines some of the government and oil industry strategies to remove impediments to oil industry expansion in New Zealand, and how resistance and counter-strategies by environmental organisations and local anti-fracking protesters not only disrupted government/industry efforts but altered institutional relations and values between the state, Big Oil and the environmental movement.

12.30-1.30pm: Old Govt Bldg Lecture Theatre 1, VUW.  More info.

Restoration Day, 21 May, Wairarapa Moana

Annual conference for community groups involved in environmental restoration projects in the Wellington region.  See here for more.  Registrations are now open. Five members per community group - bus provided from Wellington to Carterton.


Community construction and performance as a de-politicising process: water management in Aotearoa-New Zealand. 26 May, 4pm.

How water catchment and storage debates defined a sense of community: a New Zealand case study. Dr Amanda Thomas speaks at VUW, Cotton Seminar Room, CO304, 26 May 4pm.


World Fish Migration Day event, 20 May

Opawa school, 2.30-4.40pm.   Family event, learn about how fish migrate and why are our fish are threatened. More information on DOC website and on Facebook about the Opawa event.

Braided Rivers Workshop - 31 May - limited places left

The Braided Rivers Workshop 31 May programme is now finalised with an excellent and very diverse group of speakers.
This workshop is open to the public.

If you know of anyone who would like to present a poster on any braided-river related topic, including sociology (eg community engagement) to hydrology and ecology, please let them know. You can register for the workshop here. It is entirely free of charge, and includes lunch and teas/coffees etc throughout the day.

Notice from ECO Member Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch 

AGM Tuesday 14 June, 7.30 pm at WEA, 59 Gloucester Street
Our speaker will be Andre Lovatt, chair of Regenerate Christchurch, who will share some thoughts on SOC’s new focus“Sustaining our Future”.
This will be followed by open discussion on how we can best organise to follow up our outline ideas – to See, Seize and Co-create together.
Come and contribute to setting the SOC programme of events and actions for the next 6 months.
We welcome people and organisations renewing their memberships, and also any new members!

Changemakers: Dangerous Partnerships: Our ecosystems in flux,

7 July, 6pm.  Stewart LT 1, Lincoln University.

Hear how invasive fungi, plants and animals are transforming New Zealand.  More details.



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