Upcoming & ongoing projects.
In the event of a major event preparation is key. Community facilities like ours will become vital to ensure people are taken care of in the initial stages of the recovery.
Part of our plan is to build a portable ablutions block with a composting toilet and solar heated shower to service our community.
We're going to collect up to 4000 litres of rain water to ensure a stable supply of drinking water and up to 200 litres for a shower unit.
We have been fortunate enough to have our request for funding from Council granted, and we look forward to making this happen in the coming months.
Harakeke revitalisation and weaving
Robert, Heather and Gwen began the first stage of cleaning the harakeke (flax) and preparing it for weaving.
Heather has joined our buzzing little team here at Mokai Kainga - she brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge about harakeke. We look forward to sharing more about this growing project with you.
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Stream & riparian regeneration.
Owhiro Stream is Wellington's last open stream, and needs a lot of work to clean it up.
Undershot water wheel.
At present the water wheel is used to help add oxygen to the water - this is an important part of helping to rejuvenate the stream. At some point we'll look to generate electricity or pump more water.
Hydraulic ram pump.
The hydraulic ram pump is an irrigation system that has two primary benefits; firstly, it allows the garden to be ecologically sustainable and in the long run to have the potential to be ecologically regenerative. Secondly, the project helps to make Mokai Kainga an important preparedness hub in the event of a natural disaster.