No.8 Wire Week for Kāpiti

Kāpiti residents of all ages can learn practical skills, get out and enjoy our environment, and have fun together during Council’s upcoming No.8 Wire Week.

Events are being run throughout the district in partnership with community groups and local DIY experts between 16 July to 24 July.

Sustainable Communities Co-ordinator Vanessa Crowe says there’s a range of activities on from workshops on keeping bees and chickens, making compost, crafts and weaving, building for the garden, cooking skills, trapping pests and more.

“Winter is a great time of year for learning and sharing and No.8 Wire Week will have something for everyone,” she says.

“There are so many ways we can be more resilient and resourceful, help the environment and connect with other people. This event is a celebration of that, and we hope Kāpiti residents make the most of it.”

There will also be nature walks and tree planting, community celebrations for Matariki and a free film screening.

Many events are also suitable for children and young adults and most are free to attend, with a small charge to cover materials on a couple events.

The programme is at and hard copies are available from Council libraries and service centres.

You can book through the website – we encourage people to book now as spaces for many of the workshops will be limited.