Last night I had the pleasure of meeting with some lovely Paekakariki residents and it looks like we’ve got not one but two groups of neighbours keen to take part in ‘Greener Neighbourhoods’. We’ve also got another group in Raumati Beach, but I would love to see some Ōtaki and Waikanae residents joining in, whether that’s you and your neighbours or if you have friends you can share this with.
If you’d like to get to know the people around you better, put some collective energy behind neighbourhood projects and explore ways of living more lightly, it’s not too late! We’ll be getting underway in late July but it’ll be a gentle start so don’t be put off by the timeframe.
All you need is five households within a neighbourly distance of each other (I describe it as being close enough to borrow an egg from or pop over without finding your shoes) and enthusiasm for creating a healthy, resilient community.