OUR PLACE is your place too!     

A group of community-based organisations are coming together to create a space of interactive and fun learning for all ages to show how land, water, flora, fauna, climate, and us humans, are all connected.

We will be at this year’s Wanaka A&P Show – 12&13th March – under the banner of ‘OUR PLACE‘ and would like to thank the show for their support. 👏  Come and find us between Gates 5 & 6 behind the Presidents Ring. We look forward to creating a fun family friendly interactive space with lots of activities and can’t wait to see you there!

OUR PLACE is supported by several hundred voluntary hours and gifts in-kind from our community.

We are currently looking for:

  • egg cartons to propagate seedlings
  • A large plastic water bottle – ideally from an old water cooler – to make an emergency water filter
  • fruit from your gardens for the pedal powered Juice Bike
  • guttering for native bird feeders
  • a planter box for seedlings 


If you can help, please email getinvolved@waiwanaka.nz or drop your goodies off to WAI Wānaka’s office between 9-5pm on weekdays. 185 Riverbank Road, Wānaka

Our Place graphic showing the Wanaka landscape with various activities

A brief summary of each organisation involved:

WAI Wānaka’s vision is to safeguard and enhance water qualityecosystem function and biodiversity within the Upper Clutha basin. 

Te Kākano Aotearoa Trust aims to inspire community native habitat restoration through propagation, education and hands-on participation. 

SUC Free Wānaka is community led campaign to make our beautiful place free of the scourge that is single-use cups by 2022. 

Grow Wānaka is a community food hub that diverts food scraps from landfill and uses them to build healthy soil and grow nutritious kai. 

WAO aims to educate, inspire and enable New Zealand communities to accelerate towards a carbon-zero, regenerative future and beyond. 

Kiwi Conservation Club is Forest & Bird’s young members group, connecting Kiwi kids to New Zealand’s amazing wildlife and wild places. 

Team Green from Mount Aspiring College is self-driven group of young students interested in taking action in the community on sustainability and environmental issues.

Friends of Bullock Creek exists to protect, restore and enhance the environment of Bullock Creek from head waters to its entry point into Lake Wanaka.

Phoenix Wildlife Enhancement encourages connections between pest control, planting and promoting native wildlife back into our environment and backyard. 

Kahu Youth engages with young people by involving them in productive, learning and fun activities so they can connect to the wider community and continue to build life skills, self-esteem and confidence. 

In addition to the local community organisations, Otago Museum will join Our Place with their Tech Tent which shares activities on climate change. Otago Museum shares the natural, cultural and scientific stories of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.