Ecomatters want you to be part of EcoFest West 2020!

Kia ora,


We are excited to announce the dates for EcoWest Festival, happening from Saturday 21 March to Sunday 19 April 2020. 


We're now known as EcoFest West to align more closely with EcoFest North, which will be taking place on the North Shore across the same dates. We are also proud to introduce our new look logo, which draws on the heritage of our EcoMatters heart for a bright and festive feel. 





What hasn't changed is the festival format - it's still a month-long programme filled to the brim with diverse events engaging Aucklanders to care for our unique environment and live more sustainably. And we are inviting you to be part of our festival!






Join EcoFest West

Hosting an event is a great opportunity to put your organisation in the limelight, showcase the wonderful work your group is doing, invite people to check out your project or attract new volunteers. 


Organise any event with an environmental or sustainability theme in West Auckland during EcoFest West, register it with us before Sunday 2 February 2020 and we will include you in our festival programme and promote your event Auckland-wide. 


Events can range from guided nature walks to film screenings, stream restoration days to family bike rides, hands-on workshops and more. You are welcome to include your regular events or volunteer sessions. View the 2019 programme for more inspiration on what kind of event you could host. 





View the 2019 programme



Confirm your event

Decide when to hold your event by picking any date and time between Sunday 22 March and Sunday 19 April that suits you. We are planning a special festival launch event on Saturday 21 March and ask that no other events are organised that day. 


The 2020 festival dates include both the Easter public holidays (Friday 10 April - Monday 13 April) and the first week of the school holidays (Friday 10 April - Sunday 26 April). We'd love to see lots of wh?nau-friendly events during these times, so please make the most of these dates if they suit your event and target audience. 


Register your event

Register your event by 11.59pm on Sunday 2 February 2020 to be included in the print programme. Any registrations received after this date will only appear in the online event calendar.


Early bird special: Events registered before Tuesday 31 December 2019 will receive special promotion via our Facebook page, to increase visibility for your event.


Promote your event

Event hosts will receive a promotion support pack, with a poster template, Facebook event images and tips on how to promote your event.


We have a special workshop aimed at event organisers on Saturday 30 November 2019 - check out our How to run a zero waste event and come along to learn more from two zero waste event experts.




For more information or to register your event for EcoFest West 2020, check out


Please do not hesitate to email me if you would like more information or if you are keen to discuss your ideas, I would love to hear from you.







Nga mihi,


Myrthe Braam

EcoFest West Festival Manager

EcoMatters Environment Trust








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