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On To It: Sustainability News


Kia ora, welcome to the new On To It format!  

Our monthly newsletter will now deliver you small tasters of the stories, advice, information and events posted in the 'On To it: Sustainability News', a new space on the Kāpiti Coast District Council website.  Click on the links to visit the site and read more, including previous On To It stories, links to other sites and resources. You can also join the Sustainable Communities Kāpiti facebook page for regular updates and discussion. If you have a story to share, feedback on our new format or want to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.

Ngā mihi nui

 Vanessa Crowe, Sustainable Communities Coordinator

Inspiring stories from our community
When it comes to transport, cycling is 'the new black' in Kāpiti. New cycle tracks, community bike lending, the recycling of unused bikes, free maintenance workshops and cycle skills courses are helping to make getting out on your bike easy, affordable and fun. Read more.
The Waikanae Kindergarten toothbrush recycling scheme is going strong, so far they have sent sent off 4,606 items for recycling. Read more.
Congratulations to Kapanui School, who received an Enviroschool's sign acknowledging their ongoing commitment and journey with the programme. Read more.
Hannah Zwartz offers garden advice
As we enter the season of abundance (zucchini and beans, anyone?) it becomes clear just how greatly plants need water, and how gratefully they respond to being well watered. It’s the difference between a luxuriant lemon tree and a sad, twiggy one. Read more.
What's On

Feb 6: Waitangi Day at the Whakarongatai Marae, Waikanae

Waitangi Day is a community event co-hosted by Kāpiti Coast District Council and tāngata whenua, this year Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai. The event showcases tikanga, history, heritage and culture of tāngata whenua in a festival environment that includes entertainment and activities that for all age groups.

Seaweek is happening from 27 Feb to 6 March, this year’s theme is “Healthy Seas, Healthy People”.

  • if you want to organise a clean-up event with your whanau, friends, school or community group, council can support you 
  • to kick of Seaweek, come along to the Waikanae Beach clean-up, starting at 10 am at the Boating Club on Sat 27 Feb

  • to conclude Seaweek, join us at the Ōtaki Kite Festival on Sat 5 and Sun 6 March, participate in a beach clean-up and help create a giant sea monster from marine debris with local artist JoAnna Mere

Feb 15, Kāpiti Community Centre Garden Worksops

Garden workshops the community garden in Ngahina st, Paraparaumu have proved so popular we’ve decided to run them monthly over the rest of summer. The next one, Monday February 15, 10am-12pm, will look at different composting set ups including the installation of the KCC’s new worm farm. Bring gardening gloves.

March 19-20, Neighbours Day: Over the fence Cuppa

Do you have awesome neighbours? Would you like to get to know them better? Invite five or more of your neighbours for an Over The Fence Cuppa and we will help you out with ideas, support and a care pack filled with lots of goodies to help create a fun event. Register by 3 March.

Library pick of the month

The permaculture city: regenerative design for urban, suburban and town resilience (2015) by Toby Hemenway 631.58 HEM. Read more.

A Kāpiti Coast District Council initiative. For more information contact the Sustainable Communities Coordinator, Vanessa Crowe.
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