Tag Archives: Green

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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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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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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Day one on Kakariki Street!

Welcome to Kakariki Street. We are Paekakariki’s entry into the Kapiti Coast District Council’s Greenest Street competition which runs from October 2010 until June 2011. The aim is for each participating street to improve their overall impact on the environment … Continue reading

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