How we installed a WREMO rain barrel

Having mapped the emergency resources in our neighbourhood as part of get Ready Week 2014, my neighbours Heather and John thought it was high time they had some water stored around their property, just in case. The Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office (WREMO) are selling 200 litre rain barrels through the Council office for $105, so Heather bought one for John’s birthday, and a few months later during the long January dry, I gave John a hand to install it.

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Gavin/Matai/Fincham party in Matai Reserve

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  With the endlessly hot dry weather, it was high time that the neighbours in Gavin, Fincham and Matai Roads got together. Super organisers Yvonne and Loretta pulled things together, making the great call to hold it in Matai Road … Continue reading

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Rethink and win

Who’d like to win a set of three reusable produce bags, courtesy of Rethink? Share your best tip for avoiding single-use plastic in the comments below and we’ll include the top responses in the next issue of On To It. Continue reading

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Share the love

If any of you lovely people who are taking part in the current Greener Neighbourhoods would like to write the occasional post here celebrating and sharing the goodness that is your neighbourhood, let me know. You can either pop a ‘yes, please’ in the comments or email staceyg@kapiticoast.govt.nz and I’ll set you up as an author. No worries if you haven’t used WordPress before – it’s pretty intuitive and I won’t be giving you the power to break the site.

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A gorgeous blackboard for the Tilley/Tarawa Precinct

Beautiful work by Leigh soon to be spotted in the Tarawa St-Tilley Rd Precinct, Paekakariki. Seems a shame to ever rub it off. Tilley blackboard

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