Our District

Special events summary



Saturday 16 July, 4–7pm, Kāpiti Community Centre, Ngahina St Paraparaumu.


No8 Wire Week was kick started with an evening of activity and creativity at the Community Centre. It was a Matariki celebration of community and creativity with Neighbours Day Aotearoa representatives coming along to crown us “Town of The Year”, offering soup, fresh bread and cup cakes for all. Ashley Gross from NDA handed out spot prizes and presented Mayor Ross Church with a 'Most Neighbourly Town' teapot trophy. A huge turn out of past Over the Fence Cuppa and No8 Wire Week participants came along, most notable being the large number for residents from the Coastal Villages retirement home and ZEAL youth group members who made for a really special mix of generations. The community centre was buzzy with music, activity and winter treats, making No8 Wire Week feel well and truly launched! 

Mayor Ross Church is presented with the “Town of the Year” teapot, by Ashlee Gross from Neighbours Day Aotearoa


Kaia Hawkins teaching harakeke weaving.

JoAnna Mere runs a popular jewellery making table.

Lantern making with Nina King.




Thursday 21 July, 7pm, Kāpiti College. 

A small but select group enjoyed a free screening of the entertaining and thought-provoking documentary ‘Just Eat It’, exploring issues of food waste from farm to fork. After the movie, Katharina Kennedy (Council’s Waste Minimisation Officer) introduced the national Love Food Hate Waste campaign, which aims to curb household food waste in New Zealand. An engaged discussion followed, with plenty of ideas flowing on how the food waste problem could be tackled. The event was finished with a round of banana smoothies produced by members of the audience on our fabulous bicycle blender.


 Using bike power to blend a smoothie.