No8 Wire Week is a programme of free/affordable events to encourage community resilience, DIY resourcefulness and environmental responsibility for all ages.
The midwinter programme includes practical workshops and community-led events including kai and kōrero, film screenings, nature play, craft and more. It's a time celebrate local talent, inspiring resourcefulness and practical ways to reduce environmental impacts.
This year the programme includes a Pecha Kucha speakers evening, workshops, a pop-up nature playground, an eco-art exhibition, a day of direct action against plastic waste an more.
The first No8 Wire Week happened in 2016 as an extension to the No.8 Wire workshops formerly held at the Annual Sustainable Home and Garden Show.
View the archive of 2016 and 2017 events
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THURSDAY 12 JULY, MAHARA GALLERY
ECO ART LAUNCH & EXHIBITION
11:30am – 12:30pm: Kāpiti schools creatively explore ‘Mahinga Kai’ – gardens, cultivation, and food gathering places. Join our tamariki to celebrate their work.
FRIDAY 13 JULY, MĀORILAND HUB, ŌTAKI
PECHA KUCHA KŌRERO, KAI & KANIKANI
6pm - midnight: PechaKucha Night Wellington and the Māoriland Hub are proud to announce the PechaKucha Superheroes session. 10 speakers present kōrero via the PechaKucha format: 20 images x 20 secs/image, total presentation time 6 mins & 40 secs per presenter. Tickets: $20 gets you kai + korero + kanikani. Unmissable! Event and line-up details at www.maorilandfilm.co.nz/events/pechakucha
Knit, Stitch & Ditch Plastic
SATURDAY 14 JULY, RAMAROA MEETING ROOM, QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK
STITCH & DITCH PLASTIC 10 – 4pm: Make cleverly designed cloth produce bags to fight the tide of single-use plastic. Bring your sewing machines, scissors and materials or come and learn from others.
EXIT THE EQUATION 11am- 12:30pm: join the zero waste groundswell and take direct action against plastic, with Rachel Benefield and friends followed by a shared lunch.
GUERILLA YARNS 1 - 4pm: Create tree warmers, woollen signs, spiderwebs and more. Cuppa tea and bickies provided. Bring needles & creative spirit. All ages and stages. Koha.
Winter Wellness & Home Hacks
limited numbers register at eventbrite/No8Wire
SUNDAY 15 JULY, KĀPITI COLLEGE
THE ALCHEMY OF TEA 10 - 11am: Daisy Wood, clinical herbalist and naturopath, will teach you how to make medicinal herbal teas that taste delicious and actually work! $5 Register now.
YOUR WARM DRY HEALTHY HOMES HACK 11:30am - 1pm: Make a draft stop door snake, fit a hot water cylinder wrap. Practical tips to make your home warmer and drier for winter. Register now.
KEEPING CLEAN WITH KAWAKAWA 1.30 - 3pm: Softer on the skin & the environment! Learn how to make your own natural soap with native medicinal plants. Bring a small, flexible tray. $5 * Register now.
PERMEABLE PAVING, RAINWATER & GREYWATER 3 - 4:30pm: Get water wise. Learn about crazy and permeable paving, rainwater tanks and simple systems for reusing greywater. Register now.
SUNDAY 15 JULY
WHAREROA PLANTING & BIODIVERSITY WALK 9am - 12:30pm, WHAREROA FARM RESERVE. Help plant for an hour, and then get up close to nature. Meet at Whareroa Reserve Farm carpark, MacKays Crossing. Bring warm clothes and sturdy footwear. Finish with a bbq sausage. Register now
LOW CARBON KĀPITI MID-WINTER HULLABALOO 2 - 4pm, ST PETER’S HALL, PAEKĀKĀRIKI. Build a giant wind turbine, try improvisation with Sarah Kirwin, use conscious movement with Open Floor Dance teacher Kaia Hawkins. Play games together and make art, or share stories and ideas in the chillout zone. Koha. Find out more
MONDAY 16 & TUESDAY 17 JULY
POP-UP WILD PLAY 10am - 4pm, COMMUNITY GARDENS, PAEKĀKĀRIKI. Come and help build a pop-up wild play space made from scratch. Discussions around more wild play spaces at 11am & 2pm each day. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own food and warm clothing. Koha.
In the case of bad weather, we may postpone - watch our facebook page –Paekakariki Wildplay
Raumati Beach Community Garden
WEDNESDAY 18 JULY, WEKA RD, RAUMATI BEACH
CREATE A COMPOST BOX 12:30 - 2pm: Make a compost box from recycled pallets and learn how to layer a heap. Tips from Green Gardener Hannah Zwartz. Come and check out our new community garden site! Register now.
KITCHEN AND GARDEN SWAP 2 - 4pm: Bring along excess produce, preserves, plants, tools and more to swap for things you’re looking for. Drop off quality items to Uniting Parish, Weka Road, Raumati Beach from 10am on the day.
WEDNESDAY 18 JULY, MAHARA GALLERY, WAIKANAE
LANTERN-MAKING WITH ARTIST YVONNE DE MILLE10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 3.30pm, . Matariki Magic. Create a beautiful lantern to light your path into the new year ahead. All materials provided. Limited to 20 people per each workshop, parents need to accompany children under 8. Call 902 6242 for bookings.
THURSDAY 19 JULY, MAHARA GALLERY, WAIKANAE
TIMOTIMO ‘KORERO TUEKE’ 11am – 11.45am. Join Timotimo for 'Kōrero Tueke' and unpack a trunk full of taonga and pūrākau to celebrate Matariki this year. No booking required
Māoriland Hub Workshops
SATURDAY 21 JULY, MĀORILAND HUB, ŌTAKI
RAGS TO RUGS 10am - 11.30am: Repurpose your worn-out clothes into household items. Stacey from Devol clothing will teach you crocheting with rags & plastic bags. Bring an old garment or plastic bag to crochet. Register now.
DIY TOXIC-FREE CLEANING PRODUCTS 11.30am - 1pm: Learn how to replace your supermarket cleaning supplies with just a few inexpensive all-natural ingredients and essential oils. Bring along a jar(s) with a lid. Register now.
BEESWAX WRAPS 1pm - 2:30pm: Remove sad wrap from your life and learn an eco-friendly alternative. Bring along some cotton fabric. $2. Register now
GET APP SAVVY 2:30pm - 4pm: As climate change anxiety rises what are the top ten apps you need to support you on your environmental journey? Let Nga Pakiaka help you install and use these to their full advantage. Bring your charged digital device. Register now
FILM SCREENING: LIVING THE CHANGE DOCO 5 - 6:30pm: Filmmakers Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson explore solutions to global crisis within a NZ context providing examples and inspiring stories. $6
SUNDAY 22 JULY, MĀORILAND HUB, ŌTAKI
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR - YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND 10 - 11:30am: Learn how to incorporate ACV into your whānau wellness, acid, and alkaline balance with Kim Baker from Coral Tree Organics, the first organic-certified ACV in NZ. Register now.
DEVELOP YOUR EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE 11:30am - 1pm: A seminar on developing skills and strategies to help you navigate your way through turbulent times. Register now.
WINTER WELLNESS & WELLBEING 1 - 2:30pm: Getting the most out of your bone broth, turmeric tonic-making, and planting your winter garden. Register now.
RAW CELEBRATION CAKE MAKING 2:30 - 4pm: Make super healthy cakes to impress your whānau, play with and change recipes to create your own magic. Cuppa and cake after workshop. $5 Register now.
FILM SCREENING: FANTAIL 4:30pm- 5.45pm: A NZ film: A woman who thinks she's Māori works the graveyard shift at a petrol station and saves money to take her little brother in search of their father. $6
Love Food Hate Waste
22 JULY, KĀPITI COLLEGE
DIY BEESWAX WRAPS 10am - 11.30am: An introduction to making your own reusable beeswax laminated cotton lunch-wraps. Bring quilting-weight cotton fabric. Koha. Register now.
LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE COOKING DEMO 11:30am - 1pm: Keen to reduce your food waste? Come along to a cooking demo by Le Cordon Bleu chef Mariana Ladislao. Koha. Register now.
THE ART OF PRESERVING 1:30 - 3pm: The basics of preserving including sterilization and ideas for every season. Make cost-effective and seasonal preserves. Ingredients provided. Bring along your own jar(s). Koha. Register now.
ZERO WASTE MY PANTRY! WITH THE RUBBISH TRIP 3 - 4:30pm: How to prepare convenience foods from scratch using unpackaged ingredients. Tips for low-waste grocery shopping & zero waste food storage. Koha. Register now.
* Numbers limited! Visit Eventbrite/No8wireweek to register!