Hokitika Maara Kai Community Garden



The Hokitika Maara  Kai Community Garden is a joint venture between Poutini Waiora and WestREAP.

Poutini Wai Ora have generously gifted the use of the area for the community of Hokitika to provide a garden space to grow, harvest and share food.

The goal is to create a garden environment where people feel welcome and are encouraged to share their gardening skills and ideas to develop an abundant organic food source for all in Hokitika to use.

There are raised beds, compost heaps, native trees and herbs both edible and medicinal.

The garden is open all the time as well.

Workshops and  “drop-in” sessions run regularly.  See below for current details.  Or check out the Maara Kai Facebook page (link below).

Workshops run on a range of subjects so participants can develop the skills they need to participate in the community garden and/or their own garden.

worm farm workshop

The workshop topic range is wide – from worm farming, composting to edible herbs and making your own beauty products from the garden.

The Hokitika Maara Kai Community Garden is located on Fitzherbert Street, opposite the BP Service Station.

Come along and have a look – it’s FOR THE COMMUNITY.

Volunteers are always welcome.


Check out the notice board outside the garden for upcoming events or call WestREAP for more information.

Update – June 2017

All Maara Kai workshops are finished and the garden is in a “holding pattern” for the winter.   The garden is always open.  If you come along to visit, or you have friends, family or other visitors who come to check it out please don’t forget to sign the Visitor Book.

The Community Garden also has a Facebook page