Tag Archives: Kapiti Coast

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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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 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 Amery-Zwartz Household

Kakariki Street has brought our community closer together, enriching our lives and doing better by the environment at the same time. Instead of a `nice-to-have’ add-on, sustainable living is an intrinsic part of our lives. We share more, talk more, grow more … 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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