Kāpiti residents of all ages can learn practical skills, get out and enjoy our environment and have fun together during the Council’s No.8 Wire Week, that runs from 16 to 24 July. The individual events are being run all over the district in partnership with community groups and local DIY experts. Workshops include keeping bees and chickens, making compost, crafts and weaving, building for the garden, cooking skills, trapping pests and more. Other events include nature walks and tree planting, community celebrations for Matariki and a free film screening. Major venues include Kāpiti College and Ōtaki College, the Kāpiti Community Centre and Ngā Purapura. Many events are suitable for children and young adults.
Sustainable Communities Co-ordinator Vanessa Crowe said: “Winter is a great time of year for learning and sharing. No.8 Wire Week will have something for everyone. There are so many ways we can be more resilient and resourceful, help the environment and connect with other people. This event is a celebration of that, and we hope Kāpiti residents make the most of it.”
The programme can be found at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/no8wireweek and at picked up at libraries and service centres. People can book through the website and you can call the council 0800 486 486 if you need assistance with this. The Council encourages people to book now – spaces for many of the workshops will be limited. Most of the events are free to attend; others have a small charge to cover materials.
Darcy Philp who will be sharing his knowledge of chickens.