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Community Resources Whakatane - CReW is a not-for-profit, community reuse centre at 40 Te Tahi Street, Whakatane adjacent to our Whakatane Office.

CReW always have opportunities for volunteers to work and always love to hear from people so pop on down and have a chat with one of their staff members.

Not only do CReW  receive your unwanted goods, and old electronic goods for a small fee, they​ also offer workshops that promote re-use, recyle, and repair, such as their recent composting workshop by Louise Shaw.

CReW is open Monday to Friday 9am until 4pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am until 12.30pm.  


For more information call the team on 07 3085963 or email


Check out the CReW website and their facebook page.

How you can gain work experience at CReW

CReW is a non-profit organisation that was created to keep unwanted items out of the landfill. It has grown into a busy hub for members of our community who often visit to search for recycled, upcycled, and pre-loved items.  

CReW also support Pou Whakaaro and the People we Partner with valuable work experience as a way to put learnt skills into practice, or to gain confidence for the work force. CReW is lucky enough to have a group of dedicated volunteers that has grown into reciprocal relationship with many benefits for everyone.

Volunteers have participated in virtually every aspect of CReW operations on a day to day basis. Some have specialized in certain areas like sorting and displaying books, cleaning of dishes, tidying of the shop, assisting in dismantling of items, organizing the yard and the like. Other volunteers spread their skills across many of the areas of CReW.

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