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Kapiti Coast District Libraries’ Sustainable Living  book list has a General section for all the great books that didn’t fit elsewhere.

No8 Wire Week is a week long celebration of Kiwi ingenuity and ‘Do It Yourself’ resourcefulness. Coinciding with Matariki, Kāpiti residents are invited to take part in a  week free workshops, excursions and outings. Contact us for more information.

Over the Fence Cuppa is a council run initiative that helps Kāpiti support residents to celebrate Neighbours Day Aotearoa by planning a get together with there neighbours. in 2016 over one thousand people took part and Paraparaumu-Raumati was crowned the NDA Town of the Year. Contact us for more information.

Neighbourhood Support aims to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities safer and more caring places in which to live. Neighbourhood Support New Zealand Incorporated provides support for all neighbourhood and rural support groups throughout New Zealand. To find out how to start your own group, click here. The NS Coordinator for Kāpiti is Susan Ansell.

On To It: Sustainability News is Kāpiti Coast District Council’s sustainability news space. To receive the monthly newsletter sign up here.

Sustainable Communities Kāpiti facebook page post regular links to local stories and events plus other relevant things from further afield.

The Sustainability Trust in Wellington provides inspiration, advice and resources to support all forms of sustainable living.

Happyzine is a positive news website, weekly electronic magazine and blog with a strong Aotearoa flavour. They focus on the environment, Maori, youth, and inspiring New Zealanders. Happyzine also includes general good news from around the planet, opinion pieces, blogs, positive thinking success stories, and more.

Loomio is an online tool designed to enable effective group decision making. It’s framework effectively enables groups to have constructive deliberation towards consensus decision making.

Sustainable Living is a NZ charitable trust providing programmes and resources to help you make your household and lifestyle more sustainable. You can download action guides and a set of useful reading on environmental sustainability issues is available here and here.


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