It’s your place too!

OUR PLACE is a collaborative group of community organisations who have come together to create and establish interactive showcases and community events that aim to show you and your whānau how land, water, flora, fauna, climate and humans are all connected.

Follow along with each organisation listed below to stay updated on future OUR PLACE initiatives.

graphic image of the lake, mountains and people

2024 Wānaka A&P Show – we’ll see you there!

OUR PLACE is a space for relaxation, learning, and connection! We’re excited to chat with locals and visitors of all ages about our collective mahi and ways to get involved, whether it be volunteer time, skills, land or a donation.

From interactive games and prizes to hanging out and sharing a cup of tea, attendees can explore topics such as backyard trapping, native planting and climate action at a community level. Popping into OUR PLACE will give you an opportunity to ask any of your questions about healthy ecosystems and sustainability.

OUR PLACE would like to thank the Rotary Club of Wānaka, for offering their tent in-kind, the Wānaka and Districts Lions Club for their donation towards resources, as well as the Wānaka A&P Show, for providing OUR PLACE with a site at this year’s show.


WAI Wānaka logo

WAI Wānaka’s vision is to protect and maintain healthy ecosystems and community wellbeing for future generations.

Te Kākano Aotearoa Trust logo

Te Kākano Aotearoa Trust is a community-based native plant nursery that specialises in propagating plants of local origin for native habitat restoration.

Grow Wānaka logo

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

Wānaka Backyard Trapping logo

Wānaka Backyard Trapping is focused on predator trapping in the Upper Clutha’s backyard.  

POW logo

Protect Our Winters Aotearoa connects passionate outdoor enthusiasts and everyone who loves and needs winter to generate positive climate outcomes.

wao - we are one - logo

Wao aims to educate, inspire and enable Aotearoa communities to accelerate towards a carbon-zero, regenerative future and beyond.  

Kiwi Conservation Club logo

Kiwi Conservation Club is Forest and Bird’s young members group, connecting tamariki to Aotearoa’s amazing wildlife and wild places. 

Team Green of Te Kura o Tititea/Mount Aspiring College is a self-driven group of young students interested in taking environmental action in the community. 

Wānaka Community Workshop/Fabricate is an inclusive space, where people are welcome to come and participate in or host workshops, work together on individual or community projects. 

Southern Lakes Sanctuary’s vision is a Southern Lakes Sanctuary of spectacular mountains, lakes and rivers, with thriving ecosystems and abundant wildlife that is enjoyed by people who treasure the whenua.

Additional groups joining OUR PLACE for 2024 include Forest and Bird, The Wānaka Grebes, Love Wānaka, Upper Clutha Wilding Tree Group, Lindis Pass Conservation Group, and Friends of Bullock Creek.

Wānaka and Districts Lions club

Thank you to our amazing volunteers and other sponsors and supporters!