New Zealand Organics, Sustainability and Environment Links

  • Eco Building in NZ

  • Environment Centres in NZ

    • Far North Environment Centre Te Pokapū Tiaki Taiao O Te Tai Tokerau Trust which runs the Far North Environment Centre is an incorporated society (1999) and run by a coordinator under the direction of a group of local trustees who meet monthly.
    • Invercargill Environment Centre Our aims are to be a one stop shop for Environmental resources, a centre for the creative exchange of ideas between interested groups and individuals, help people with an interest in the environment to connect with appropriate activities and groups.
    • Nelson Environment Centre NEC is a not for profit, charitable incorporated society demonstrating leadership within the community on sustainability issues in Nelson for 30 years. Our role has always been one of information provider and promoter of all things environmental.
    • NZAEE Christchurch NZAEE is a non-profit, national organisation of people working to promote and support environmental education, lifelong learning and sustainable behaviour throughout New Zealand/Aotearoa.
    • South Coast Environment Centre The Society was formed in April 1996 to be an umbrella group for the environmental groups already in Riverton, and since its inception more groups have formed.
  • International

  • Nelson Region Organics/Environment

    • Nelson Environment Centre NEC is a not for profit, charitable incorporated society demonstrating leadership within the community on sustainability issues in Nelson for 30 years. Our role has always been one of information provider and promoter of all things environmental.
    • Nelson Growables Garden Fair The Nelson Growables annual garden fair is organised by the Nelson Growables Charitable Trust. We are a group of volunteers who share the aim to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of all things growable.
  • New Zealand Environment/Conservation/Sustainablility

    • Community Land Trust Project A regenerative model for a community settlement, a research and education centre for sustainable living and a home for the Koanga Institute.
    • Earth Building Association of New Zealand EBANZ: Promoting the Art and Science of Earth and Natural Building
    • Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand (ECO). Since 1976 ECO has been the umbrella group for environment and conservation organisations in New Zealand.
    • Forest & Bird All around NZ Forest & Bird is advocating and acting to get better protection for our environment.
    • Fruit Trees for Auckland ‘Fruit Trees for Auckland’ is run by a group of passionate people who want to see our parks, reserves, schools and grass verges planted with fruit trees so that there is free and healthy food available for everyone in our community.
    • Mount Eden Village People Mount Eden Village People is a community group, dedicated to positive change towards a more sustainable lifestyle within our community.
    • Placemaking New Zealand Placemaking New Zealand is a registered charitable trust dedicated to supporting communities around the country to create vibrant public spaces.
    • Pure Advantage Join a group of business leaders determined to deliver world-leading improvements to our economy, our environmental performance and the living standards of all New Zealanders. Green Growth for greater wealth.
    • Seed Savers Aotearoa New Zealand (SSANZ) Seed Savers Aotearoa New Zealand (SSANZ) facilitates the sharing of information and resources between regional seed saving groups.
    • SeedSavers NZ A recent initiative to create a seedbank providing free Heirloom fruit and vegetable seeds – not affiliated with SSANZ
    • The Department of Conservation (DOC) The Department of Conservation (DOC) website has information about the protection of New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage, how and where you can enjoy public conservation places and how to get involved in conservation.
    • The Wild Rivers campaign The Wild Rivers campaign was initially created by Forest and Bird, Whitewater NZ, Federated Mountain Clubs and Fish and Game. Each of these organisations was individually deeply concerned about the rising threat to our Wild Rivers, and other river values
  • New Zealand Organic Certification Bodies

    • AsureQuality (previously AgriQuality) Organic certification agency and a State Owned Enterprise. The AsureQuality Standard is based on internationally recognised standards developed to allow market access to the USA, EU, Australia, Southeast Asia, UK and Japan.
    • Bio Dynamic Association in New Zealand manages the Demeter certification and promotes Rudolf Steiner’s principles for gardening and agriculture.
    • BioGro Internationally recognised as New Zealand’s leading organic producer’s organisation and certification agency.
    • OrganicFarmNZ An organic certifier specialising in low cost certification for primarily small-scale growers supplying the New Zealand market.
  • New Zealand Organic Wine

    • Organic Winegrowers New Zealand Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ) is a growers’ association dedicated to supporting and encouraging the production of high quality organic wines.
    • The Organic Focus Vineyard Project The Organic Focus Vineyard Project is an initiative by Organic Winegrowers New Zealand, with funding from New Zealand Winegrowers, facilitating and demonstrating the realities of organic production.
  • New Zealand Organics/Permaculture

    • Biological Husbandry Unit Organics Trust Partners with Lincoln University to “research, demonstrate and promote organic systems through education and training, research and development, demonstration models and consultancy.”
    • OPENZ – Organic Products Exporters of NZ Inc. Encourage and supports companies and organisations who have an interest in the New Zealand organic export industry.
    • Organics Aotearoa New Zealand Organics Aotearoa New Zealand is the unified voice of the New Zealand organic sector. We bring people together to help grow a vibrant, sustainable organic future.
    • Permaculture in New Zealand Permaculture in New Zealand’s mission is to act as a national hub in promoting and empowering permaculture education, activism and advocacy in Aotearoa NZ.
    • Soil & Health Association of NZ Inc The Soil & Health Association is the largest membership organisation supporting organic food and farming in New Zealand & Publishes ORGANIC NZ magazine – NZ’s leading source of information on organic issues.
    • The Koanga Institute The Koanga Institute is committed to the protection, conservation and development of NZ’s genetic and cultural heritage food plants.
    • Wwoof Willing Workers On Organic Farms – a world wide community that promotes awareness of ecological farming practices by providing volunteers with the opportunity to live and learn on organic properties.
  • Overseas Organics

    • IFOAM The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements. IFOAM is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic movement, uniting more than 750 member organizations in 116 countries. Works to promote organic growing and consumption. Audits and
    • Soil Association The U.K. leading organic food and farming body.
  • Sustainable Business

    • Conscious Consumers Conscious Consumers is all about supporting better business. We welcome consumers, cafes and businesses that supply cafes to join the conscious consumer movement.
    • The Sustainable Business Network A Not for Profit Incorporated Society provideing advice and support to help business succeed through becoming more sustainable. We support our members year-round with networking opportunities, practical tools, training and sustainability assessments.
  • Sustainable Travel

    • Green Globe Green Globe is the global travel and tourism industries’ certification program for sustainable tourism. Green Globe Members save energy and water resources, reduce operational costs, positively contribute to local communities and their environment and mee
    • Green Globe Travel “If you are looking to find the best sustainable tourism resorts, hotels, conference centers, attractions or tour experience, Green Globe Travel delivers all with an easy search function. Green Globe members are located in the most exciting destinations a