No8 Wire Week
No8 Wire Week is an annual mid-winter programme of free/affordable events to encourage community resilience, DIY resourcefulness and environmental responsibility. It's a great way to celebrate local talent, inspire resourcefulness and learn practical ways to reduce environmental impacts.
Held in July, the 2019 series included practical workshops and community-led events including kai and kōrero, Eco art, biodiversity walks, craft and more. Events were aimed at increasing resilience, skills and building community.
Ever-popular food related workshops were on the menu again - learning the art of sourdough bread making, how to fuel your body with homemade saukauret, Thai cooking and an alternative to chocolate - homemade refined sugar free treats - appeased our puku very well.
Wellington Regional Emergency office (WREMO) showed us how to pimp our bogs in preparedness for a disaster.
The Food for Thought forum was held in Ōtaki, organised by Transition Towns, and brought together members of the community to understand further our food landscape and understand where we need to put our energies so that everyone has access to food. A follow up forum and gardening workshops were appreciated.
Kei Reira ngā Weriweri supported a te reo Māori environment where parents and tamariki could come together to learn environmental skills, enjoy activities alongside one another and have fun exploring the outdoors together. Kei whea atu, Kei whea mai!
Thank you to all of those who came along and tried something new, met new people and contributed to the success of No8 Wire Week. Your feedback has been received and we look forward to building on this for 2020 together.
You can take a look at the 2019 programme here.
View the archive of previous events
For more information about this event contact
the Sustainable Communities Team:
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