Our Stories

LK Chairperson – Expressions of Interest

By LK-Admin | 11 February, 2020

We’re looking for a someone passionate about the future of Kawatiri to come and join Love Kawatiri as our new chairperson. After over 2 years of dedication, our current Chairperson Glenn Irving has decided it’s time to step back to ensure he can keep on top of all of the amazing things he’s involved with […]

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First Mobile Garden Bed Prototype Installed

By LK-Admin | 27 January, 2020
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We’ve just installed our first mobile garden bed prototype round at the Pensioner flats on Peel St. These are a collaboration between Love Kawatiri and Number 37 Community House with support from the Menzshed, while promoting others working to create edible landscapes in Kawatiri including Te Hā O Kawatiri and the Salvation Army. We’re hoping […]

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Annual Community Survey 2019

By LK-Admin | 2 December, 2019
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What do you love about Kawatiri? Love Kawatiri is conducting a Community Survey which is aimed at evaluating our community’s sense of pride and if we feel engaged and empowered in developing the future of our community. We are passionate about “Unleashing Our Potential, Turning our Passions into Action” in the development of our community. […]

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Lottery Community Grants gives $20k towards CDM Position

By LK-Admin | 13 September, 2019
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The Lotteries Community Fund has awarded Love Kawatiri $20,000 towards our soon to be appointed Community Development Manager position. We’re really grateful for the support from Department of Internal Affairs and the Lottery Grants Board for helping us with resourcing our organisation, supporting local community-led development and our objectives “to unleash our potential, turn passions […]

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Community Celebration & Planning Party – Outcomes

By LK-Admin | 12 September, 2019
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Thanks to everyone that made it to our Annual Community Celebration & Planning Party this year. We were really happy with how the day went and feel that the information and projects generated have provided us with a clear direction for where we want to go in the following year and beyond.  It was great […]

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Foodstuffs South Island gives $3k to our Derby St. Makeover

By LK-Admin | 31 August, 2019

It was a lovely surprise to receive an email from the Foodstuffs South Island Community Trust letting us know we had been awarded $3,000 towards a sculpture and bridge to be installed as part of our Derby St Park Makeover. It was such a surprise, at first we thought it was an administrative error, good […]

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TTCF Give $20k towards Derby St. Park Makeover

By LK-Admin | 17 August, 2019
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The Trusts Community Foundation have given Love Kawatiri $20,000 towards our aim of transforming Derby St. Park via our Community Makeover. Bringing us one step closer to creating an environment where our tamariki can learn to ride & enjoy an urban garden in the heart of our community! We’ve now raised $55,000 of the projected […]

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Mindful movie night

Transcendence: Mindful Movie Night & Desert

By LK-Admin | 17 August, 2019
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Mindful movie night is a monthly event held at A Wild Peace Wellness Centre. The mindful movie nights are selected to challenge the way you view health of self, earth, others and ultimately question how you can live a better life. In August they came together to watch the 3rd and 4th Episodes of Transcendence “Live life beyond […]

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Buller Youth ‘Fly’ at Festival for the Future

By LK-Admin | 14 August, 2019
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Buller REAP took 8 Youth and 3 youth workers from the Buller District, who were ready and eager to attend Festival for the Future 2019. The Festival is run by Inspiring Stories Trust, which was founded by Granity boy – Guy Ryan with the bold vision to see young New Zealanders unleash their potential to […]

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Local TheatreFest 2019

By LK-Admin | 14 August, 2019
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Granity Players to take “White Lies” to the Regional Finals The West Coast Local Theatre Fest was held at the NBS Theatre on Saturday, 3rd August, showcasing 4 local performances of amateur theatre. The the overall winner  was ‘White Lies’ written and directed by Tracey McEwing from Granity Players and has been selected to move onto […]

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Kane Hogan on his bike @ No.37 Community Garden

Kane Hogan – The Urban Gardner

By LK-Admin | 14 August, 2019

This month we talk with Kane Hogan aka The Urban Gardner who is passionate about creating sustainable local food eco-systems, enhancing food security and community well-being. He has been working on developing the gardens at No. 37 Community House, hosting weekly gardening classes where people are invited to come together, potter in the garden and develop seed raising, composting and permaculture skills.

He has a background of running The Urban Gardner as a social enterprise with his ex-partner in Oxford, New Zealand and has developed his skills through the Koanga Institute and various other permaculture initiatives. He’s passionate about creating sustainable, resilient food eco-systems and connecting communities to become more caring and self-sufficient. Alongside this he’s a talented singer/songwriter and a natural philosopher, during our chat we talked about finding our passions and purpose, developing meaningful connections in our community and how we might empower sustainable communities in the future.

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Community Potluck Planning Party - Peter Kenyon

We’re Hiring…

By LK-Admin | 31 July, 2019
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Do you want to play a pivotal role in shaping our community’s future? Do you have the skills and enthusiasm to help our community unleash its potential and turn people’s passions into action, allowing the community to take the lead in defining its future? Love Kawatiri (LK) is looking for a Community Development Manager to […]

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