Our District

2018 programme

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

Crafters unite! Fight back against the tide of plastic! A full day to make and chat over the click clack of needles

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.

GUERILLA YARNS 

10 - 4pm: Create tree warmers, woollen signs, spiderwebs and more. Cuppa tea and bickies provided. Bring needles & creative spirit. All ages and stages. Koha.

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.

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Winter Wellness & Home Hacks 

Limited numbers - register at Eventbrite/No8Wire

Sunday 15 July, Kāpiti College

THE ALCHEMY OF TEA 

10 - 11:30am: 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, see how to fit a hot water cylinder wrap and get other 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.

 

Eco-play!

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 - keep an eye on our Facebook page 'Paekākāriki Wildplay'.

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Community Gardening

Wednesday 18 July, Weka Rd, Raumati Beach

CREATE A COMPOST BOX, TOOL SHARPENING & SWAP

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.

2 - 4pm: Garden and Kitchen Swap. 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.

 

Eco-Art

Wednesday 18 July, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae

LANTERN-MAKING WITH ARTIST YVONNE DE MILLE

10.30am – 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 ‘KŌRERO 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.

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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 Find out more.

 

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 Find out more.

 

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 sterilisation 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!