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
The 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.
Come 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.
A Rocha Waikato presents a reflective event in Hamilton – come join us!
Garden Party A Rocha with our partner Desert Spring Community centre
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.