The Waikato is home to A Rocha’s National Office and flagship projects. Our national office supports the practical work of A Rocha around Aotearoa through our local projects and the development of A Rocha’s flagship projects.

The Mt Karioi Project and Te Kakaano Community are A Rocha Aotearoa NZ’s flagship projects – supported by Waikato whanau and Friends of A Rocha.

Please contact us if you would like to know more about these projects and how you can support and become a volunteer!

Karioi Maunga ki te Moana – Mountain to the Sea project

DSCF2156The Karioi Maunga ki te Moana – Biodiversity Restoration and Education project is a community led project, run in partnership with Te Whakaoranga O Karioi, A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand, local hapu, the Department of Conservation and the Whaingaroa Community.

Since 2009 A Rocha has been actively working together towards an integrated pest control program to re-establish Karioi as a SEABIRD MOUNTAIN.

Please contact us to volunteer, no previous experience necessary!  And for more info check out our brand new Karioi website !

Te Kaakano Community Garden and Native Nursery

As part of our community based programs and events A Rocha and Desert Spring Community Centre have been running the TE KAAKANO Community Garden and Native Nursery in partnership since 2011. Through our organisations’ shared ethos of environmental care and a community focus we have created a place for people to work together, while increasing awareness of environmental needs and conservation issues through our programs and activities.

DSC_1003Come and join in our garden parties and working bees – or find out more about our other events and activities.

Friday mornings 10-1pm

The Second Sunday of the month 2-5pm

To find us:
145 Powells Rd / Enderley Area – just on your left once you hit the gravel road.

Upcoming Events

A Rocha Waikato presents a reflective event in Hamilton – come join us!

journey to the cross

And finally…

Garden Party A Rocha with our partner Desert Spring Community centre
Learn together,
share kai
9 March 2-4:30pm
Where: Te Kaakano
Community Gardens –
145 Powells Rd

March Epilogue – Sunday 23rd, 5:30 – 7:30, 30 Strowan Ave

“Consumption – using our consumer power to promote justice and creation care!”

Bring simple finger food to share  – some time to rest and reflect together.

For more information about all upcoming events, please email us at [email protected]

Also we’d love to catch up with you at …

First Friday of each month – Waikato Prayer Breakfast

Most Friday mornings 10am-12pm – Te Kaakano Community Garden and Nursery  (Phone 07 855 2728 to confirm)

Second Sunday of the month 2-5pm – Te Kaakano Community Garden Party(Phone 021 573 743 to confirm)

Second weekend of each month – Mt Karioi Project, Raglan. Trap lines are checked by volunteers – contact us for more info.

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