Ocean Square · Tilley-Tarawa Precinct

Inspirational Paekākāriki Green Neighbours

Members of the Paekākāriki Greener Neighbourhoods from Tilley Road and Ocean Square recently celebrated a massive year of community action.  Up to 20 neighbours from both areas joined council staff who support the Greener Neighbourhoods initiative and councillor Janet Holborow to weed the north end Tilley Road reserve, which backs onto Queen Elizabeth Park, followed…… Continue reading Inspirational Paekākāriki Green Neighbours

Energy · Events · Ocean Square · Resilience

What’s a weekend without power like when you’re 9?

By Max Andreas, aged 9 This weekend we took part in a civil defence challenge. For the whole weekend from 5pm Friday till 5pm Sunday (26th September to 28th September) we pretended we had no power in our house. This is what I liked and disliked about the exercise. I didn’t think it would be…… Continue reading What’s a weekend without power like when you’re 9?

Community · Energy · Ocean Square · Resilience · Water

Survival in style

Paekakariki’s Ocean Square Greener Neighbourhood group celebrated Civil Defence’s Get Ready Week in style…here are some pics from our weekend. A bit of roughing it, yes, but along with the hardship we managed to enjoy some of the good life. Soaking in Liana and Pete’s gas-fired hot tub was a highlight, enhanced by a fireworks display from…… Continue reading Survival in style