Fresh ideas for your home, backyard and community

North Shore to Matakana  15 March – 13 April 2014…which is now completed!

Ecofest North is a vibrant, community-led festival brimming with inspiration and fresh ideas for your home, backyard and community. It is supported by Auckland Council, and co-ordinated by Kaipatiki Project.

If you have attended an Ecofest event please complete the quick online survey to let us know what you thought and be entered into the draw to win cool prizes, or remain anonymous if you prefer.

Your feedback was important to us – which participants provided to us via an online survey. The feedback told us how the participants felt about Ecofest events – summarised in the following wordle:


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24 Mar Collaborative Food Practices in the East Coast Bays: Morning Tea Discussion Group
When Mon, 24 March. 9.3o-11am.
Where 28 Maxwelton Drive, Mairangi Bay
Cost Free
Bookings Register your interest online or by email
Contact Chris Berthelson
[email protected]

Chris Berthelsen logoChris Berthelsen hosts this series of casual morning tea discussions on collaborative and non-commercial food practices (growing, cooking, eating and more) in the past, present and future of the East Coast Bays.

At the end of Ecofest the stories will be collated in a free pamphlet which articulates and celebrates the ways that food forms a treasured and complex part of our community

29 Mar Relax and Revitalize with Qigong
When Sat, 29 March. 10-11am.
Where Glenfield College Marae, Kaipatiki Road, Glenfield.
Cost $10. Cash only at door.
Bookings No booking required
Contact Kim Knight
Tao Health Qigong

Qi-gongAccording to ancient Chinese wisdom, humans are part of nature, a ‘microcosm of the macrocosm’.  We each have our own internal eco-environment which needs to be kept in balance if we are to experience good health and happiness. Qigong is the ancient art of conserving, replenishing and revitalizing our life force energy (‘Qi’), the fundamental building block for the physical body and mind. One could call Qigong ‘internal Feng Shui’.

This workshop will teach you 2 simple Qigong  exercises to free up and balance the flow of Qi inside the body. Multiple benefits include increased joint flexibility, improved blood flow, harmonization of blood pressure, natural detoxification and increased energy, plus a deep sense of relaxation and inner calm. 

The class will be taught by Kim Knight, certified Qigong instructor and Director of the Art of Health, Auckland.

Kim was nominated for New Zealand Woman of the Year in 2011 for her cutting-edge approach to health, and also for the 2012 Waitemata DHB Health Excellence Awards.

All levels of fitness and any age welcome as everyone practices according to their own ability.  No special clothing required, just come in comfortable clothes.  Please be on time.

30 Mar Working Bee: Whangateau HarbourCare Group
When Sun, 30 March. 10am.
Where Western end of Omaha causeway
Cost Free
Bookings No booking required
Contact Elizabeth Foster
Whangateau HarbourCare Group
[email protected]
Working bee to remove weeds and rubbish  at the Western end of the Omaha causeway.
10am start.  Refreshment provided.
Bring gloves and spades or suitable weed removal tools.
Whangateau HarbourCare Group Ltd are preparing areas adjacent to the road for planting and enhancement for present and future users and to protect the coastal edge.

Kaipatiki Project is able to operate due to the generosity of our funders and supporters

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