Tag Archives: Environment

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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The Gibson-McNeill Household

The Kakariki Street Project has been an incredible journey for us which I’m only just beginning to fully appreciate as we put together our lists of achievements over the past 9 months. I am so heartened by everyone’s efforts and … Continue reading

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The White Roof Project

What’s in a roof? Well apparently a whole lot. There’s a fast growing movement around the world to paint roofs white or at least a very light shade of grey for it’s light reflecting qualities. Sited by the British ‘Institute … Continue reading

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Low Flush Toilet No.8 Styles!

Our toilet is old-school. I’m not sure how many liters the cistern holds, but it flushes a great torrent of water each time and there are no half measures. So what to do about it? I considered getting a new … Continue reading

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Insulating Our Houses

Quite a few of the households on Kakariki Street have been prompted to either get new insulation put in or top up existing stuff. Here’s one of their stories… It was a cold misty morning when I awoke to find the Sustainability … Continue reading

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Rainbarrels

Today we had a workshop on setting up rainwater collection barrels. The great thing about these is that you gain a store of water to get you through the hot summer months when water restrictions are in place. Even if … Continue reading

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The Kakariki is Launched!

Our launch was an all round champion effort complete with politicians, celebrities, flash cameras and then some! Mark & Hannah hosted us all and I must admit, I was taken aback at the turn out, but then apparently Green is … Continue reading

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