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Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2015New Zealand leads the world into Earth Hour 2015

Earth Hour, taking place on Saturday 28 March is an international event to raise awareness on environmental issues and inspire local community action. 

Earth Hour 2015 Promotional flyer (929kb pdf)

Join our Earth Hour Community event

You are invited to celebrate and join our free community event featuring:

  • Earth Hour itself is 8.30 – 9.30pm and this year will showcase the best entries to our Enspire BOP – youth video challenge. ( This challenge highlights a youth perspective on the need to care for our natural environment
  • Mauao Performing Arts Centre Summer Series concert (5.00 – 8.30pm) featuring a great range of young local performers
  • The Gourmet Night Market (5.00 – 9.30pm) delicious food brought to you by the Gourmet Night Market
    Location: Coronation Park, Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui 

    Time: 5 - 9.30pm

This is an alcohol free event.  

In the event of wet weather the event will be postponed to Sunday 29 March, same times.

An off the grid event

Every effort is being made to minimise the impact of this event and run it ‘off the grid’. The Gourmet Night Market will operate electricity free using alternatives such as gas and lanterns for lighting. The stage will be powered using a solar system. Recycling stations will be in place for your use and all food stalls will provide compostable servery.

You can help too

Bring a refillable water bottle with you and look out for the Hydrohub for free drinking water or bring your re-usable coffee cup. Look out for the recycling station or take any waste home with you. Plan your journey to the event and walk, cycle, use the bus or car share where you can.

Let's car pool

Celebrate Earth Hour at home

Be a part of Earth Hour by simply turning lights off for the hour, reading stories, having a camp out under the stars, creating a treasure trail for your kids in the dark or whatever creative ideas you can come up with. 


Take action

Earth Hour is more than just an hour. It is about stimulating on-going action and change for the benefit of the environment. What will you do? You could take some simple actions at home like reducing power or water consumption, you could join an environmental group, you could sponsor a cause you are interested in or share the knowledge and skills you may already have with others. We all have the power to make a change.

If you require more information please contact Michelle Elborn (Sustainability Advisor) on 07 577 7000.

Last Reviewed: 11/04/2017