We're trialling Saturday opening 10am-12pm! After conversations with those coming through our doors for our open day on Saturday, plus discussion with those who have been regularly meeting up for a cuppa on a Saturday morning at the Gecko in recent years we decided to give it a go and meet up here instead. Our … Continue reading Open more hours!
We folk of the Real Far North are fortunate to be living here. There may not be much money circulating, but we are rich in having a temperate climate, fertile soils and miles of coastline, all of which can produce much of our food. As we know, the name Kaitāia means 'food in abundance', and … Continue reading Thinking co-operatively about progress
Transtition Towns Kaitaia's February film was 'First Earth', which could as easily be called 'Earth First' - putting earth first as a healthy, economical, and attractive building option that has met the needs of many human communities since building began. Between one third and half of all humans currently live in earth-built homes - and … Continue reading Earth First
Our Crafty Monday series continues on 5th March with an opportunity to learn how to crochet hats and mats out of soft plastics. They are particularly great for the garden and the beach and of course survive being scrunched up in a bag or the boot of the car. It is a way of getting … Continue reading Hats and mats
"I suggested to the shop keepers to change their question of 'Do you want/need a bag?' to "Did you bring a bag?" That would at least stop the automatic "Yes thank you". If shoppers hear that question in every shop, they will somewhen start thinking and hopefully bring their own bags." I spotted this quote … Continue reading ‘Did you bring a bag?’
We had a great turn out to our soap making workshop, thank you to those who came along! Terrianne Catlow is a local to the Far North and soap making is one of her hobbies. She kindly came along and demonstrated how to make your own body soap. She covered equipment, safety, hot and cold … Continue reading Soap Making on a Crafty Monday
In January the EcoCentre hosted the first meeting of what is envisioned to be an ongoing network of support for those working for local environmental initiatives. We found there were many areas of overlap in our work and through the network we have access to a much wider range of contacts, information and advice. It … Continue reading Eco Networking group