Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Support Wellington’s Urban Kai Cycle from the ground up

Support Wellington’s Urban Kai Cycle from the ground up

13 March 2014

As local food week dawns, a vibrant young woman with a contagious energy needs your help to create a new kind of clean-green with her ‘Urban Kai’ project.

Born and bred in California, Ania Upstill is passionate about the potential of Wellington’s scenery and people.

“Wellington is a fabulous city. It’s vibrant and creative, and it’s beautiful. But there’s too much waste!,” says Ania. “A visit to the landfill will show you we’re still throwing away too much good stuff, and we want to help. We literally will come and take away your scraps.”

The inspiration behind Urban Kai, says Ania, is to reduce waste and give the community access to local food by growing good healthy food on urban farm sites around Wellington.

“The cycle begins on our bicycles! We’ll pick up food scraps on our bikes from businesses and homes. The scraps will be turned into compost, which will help to grow fresh fruit and vegetables. The produce will be sold to cafes, restaurants and to the public through retail outlets to begin the cycle again. Any profits will help to fund the Local Food Network.”

An edible gardener by trade, Ania has poured a whole lot of enthusiasm and determination into the project. “It makes so much sense to create growth from waste, and bring food production into the city. I’m passionate about the community spirit this project will invoke,” says Ania. “It will be so satisfying to see people getting involved and understanding how their food is grown and where it comes from. The kids will love it!”

To kick start the project, Ania and friends want to raise $4,000 to get the compost programme running. “First things first. We need a big trailer for our bikes to help with the compost collection. As the company grows, so might our vehicles, but to begin with, a bike-powered food scrap collection will be part of the fun. We’ll be hugely grateful for any support you can give.”

To pledge your support, please visit PledgeMe before Wednesday 19 March: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/1845

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Film Awards: The Dark Horse Scores Big

An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach Genesis Potini, made all the right moves to take out top honours along with five other awards at the Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards - nicknamed The Moas. More>>

ALSO:

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news