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Discover Our Impact

Explore how CBEC is leading the way in sustainable community development and environmental stewardship.

From innovative eco-solutions to empowering local enterprises, find out how we’re making a difference.

Visit our Businesses Page to see our ventures in action.


Based in Kaitaia in the Far North of New Zealand, CBEC was formed in 1989 in response to the impacts of New Zealand’s mid 1980s economic reforms. The founding team wanted to create environmentally sustainable businesses and practices that provided training and employment for local people with the profits going back into the community.

About Us

CBEC is a community enterprise which operates a range of businesses and environmental programmes as part of an overall effort to build sustainable local economies in the communities we live within.