Welcome to our BASE

An exciting creative space where all sorts of resources get re-used in amazing ways

Purpose

The Base serves as a community eco-resource centre for learning activities and projects. It also provides storage for resources and equipment, is a transit point for hard to recycle items and demonstrates sustainable living practices. Here plants filter the air and our worm farm processes scraps and supplies fertilizer for our plantsWatch for our changing window displays as well.

What Happens Here?

Working Bees for delivery of projects like Awhio Mai Peke and Urban Edibles are held here as well as Sustainable Living Workshops.

At the Base you will find information displays and people you can talk to about reducing waste and living lightly on this earth. You will see upcycled products for sale and display, and clever craft ideas. You can share your curly questions with others who are also on the Sustainable Living journey.

You can drop off items at our Collection Point. In return for your gifts of goods, time or money, you may find something you need at our Swap Stop. 

Community Use

The Base is available to hire for meetings by groups with compatible goals and philosophy, when not being used for Sustainable Papakura activities

We also have a Reusable Cup Bank available for use by anyone hosting a gathering. This kit contains cups, glasses, linen napkins, and tea towels. Avoid using disposable cups and get in touch with us if you want to borrow this kit.

When Are We Open?

Mondays 9.30-12 

​Wednesdays 3:30-5

​Fridays 10-12 

First Saturday of each month 10.30-2pm

​Sustainable Papakura is run by volunteers so The Base is open in conjunction with workshops and working bees, and at other times as advertised for workshops.

We hope to extend these opening hours as more volunteers become available.

In the 9 months from June 2019 to March 2020, some 1500 people visited the Base  to look, learn and participate. We’d love to see YOU here.

Welcome to our BASE!

An exciting creative space where all sorts of resources get re-used in amazing ways!

Purpose

The Base serves as a community eco-resource centre for learning activities. The Base also provides storage for resources and equipment, is a transit point for hard to recycle items and demonstrates sustainable living practices. Here plants filter the air and our worm farm processes scraps and supplies fertilizer for our plants.
Watch for our changing window displays as well.

What Happens Here?

Working Bees for delivery of projects like Awhio Mai Peke and Urban Edibles are held here as well as Sustainable Living Workshops.

At the Base you will find information displays and people you can talk to about reducing waste and living lightly on this earth. You will see upcycled products for sale and display, and clever craft ideas. You can share your curly questions with others who are also on the Sustainable Living journey.

You can drop off items at our Collection Point. In return for your gifts of goods, time or money, you may find something you need at our Swap Stop. 

Community Use

The Base is available to hire for meetings by groups with compatible goals and philosophy, when not being used for Sustainable Papakura activities. 

We also have a reusable cup bank available for use by anyone hosting a gathering. This kit contains cups, glasses, linen napkins, and tea towels. Avoid using disposable cups and get in touch with us if you want to borrow this kit.

When Are We Open?

Mondays 9.30 am-12:00 pm

Wednesdays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Fridays 10:00 am-12:00 pm

First Saturday of each month
10.30 am-2:00 pm

Sustainable Papakura is run by volunteers so The Base is open in conjunction with workshops and working bees, and at other times as advertised for workshops.

We hope to extend these opening hours as more volunteers become available.

In the 9 months from June 2019 to March 2020, some 1500 people visited the Base  to look, learn and participate. We’d love to see YOU here.