Author Archives: sisami

A Little Light On LED Streetlights

Exciting news: After two years of discussions with the Kapiti Coast District Council (KCDC), Kakariki St has a street lighting trial of five smart LED lights. Four are at the North end of Tilley Road and one at the bottom … Continue reading

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Brenda Vale Telling It How It Is

Sometimes we do things that look like they are for the greater good when really they are just about following a personal whim! As a student of architecture with an ever increasing appetite for things green and sustainable, I have … Continue reading

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Low-Impact, Natural Landscaping

Kakariki Streeters live by the beach and we’ve all got gardens. And with gardens and landscaping in mind, fortunately there is an abundance of useful natural materials to be found both on our beach and in the neighborhood. The issues … Continue reading

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Mulcher Club!

We’ve started a mulcher club! Here’s the story… The Kapiti Coast District Council (KCDC) has something called the Waste Levy Fund, which it’s possible not nearly enough peeps in the Kapiti region know about. Basically, community groups can apply for … Continue reading

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Freecycling Rocks!

Here’s a green idea: Ok it’s hardly new, people the world over have been using it for quite a while, but it’s a relatively new experience for me. It’s Freecycle! Just incase you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s a … Continue reading

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Mining Pallets

One of the most abundant and useful waste products I can think of is pallets. There are over half a billion of them produced each year around the world, and by my reckoning, that adds up to a load of … Continue reading

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The Anderson-Howard Household

This has a been a great journey for us. We recently arrived in the neighbourhood and joining the Kakariki Street group has been a lovely way to strengthen those neighbourhood connections. This end of our village has already got a … Continue reading

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