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The South Coast Environment Centre


(03) 234 8717


Hours Open

  • Weekdays: 10am–4:30pm
  • Saturday: 10am–4:30pm
  • Sunday: 1:30pm–4:30pm
  • Closed on Public Holidays

Suitable for Ages

  • Families

Ticket Information

  • Admission: Free

Our Centre has many displays featuring protection of the environment and promotion of sustainability in our area.
•Providing education about the Southern Coastal region's natural ecosystems.
•Promoting sustainable lifestyles and eco friendly choices.
•Displaying information on local environmental events and issues.
•Providing a venue for a wide range of local environmental groups who promote, protect or educate.

Many Environmental groups are based in our Centre, running their own displays and activities. (see list below)
Eco products and organic food can be purchased
Call in and browse and while you are there enjoy an organic coffee or herb tea.

Full List of Groups involved:

Groups working to promote sustainable lifestyles:

•Riverton Natural Health Group
•South Coast Permaculture
•Sustainable Lifestyles project
•Riverton Organic Food Co-op

Groups promoting sustainable growing methods

•Riverton Organic Growers Gardeners Group
•Southland Seed Savers
•Riverton Organic Farmers Market
•Hertitage Orchards Project (Open Orchard)
•Riverton Community Orchard
•Rivertonians for Alternatives to Toxic Substances (RATS)
Education resources available (These are all provided by SCES education team)

Groups working for protection and enhancement of local ecosystems:

•Seed Balls for Restoration projects
•Riverton Estuary Care Society
•Aparima Pest Busters
•Aparima Nursery Enterprise

•School resources and programmes

•Speakers for adult groups both in Centre and in the community
•Childrens gardening Club & Kiwi Conservation Club
•Courses teaching skills for sustaiable living

Map showing The South Coast Environment Centre

Past events at The South Coast Environment Centre

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