Composting Forum

In October 2020 Katikati Taiao will be hosting an Organic Waste Forum to share our vision of creating a pilot organic waste project to add value to food waste in our community.  This forum will discuss the benefits to industry and to the whole community by using a “Circular Economy” model.  Waste could be from the following places:

  • Kiwifruit industry
  • Avocado industry
  • Homes and gardens
  • Schools
  • Business, shops and restaurants
  • Recycling Centre

The perceived benefits of the organic waste project are:

  • reduced carbon emissions as organic waste is not transported to far away destinations, (only to be brought back as compost)
  • increased employment opportunities for locals: collection, processing, administration, revenue handling, health and safety etc
  • increased training opportunities for locals: forklift driver, organic waste processing, marketing, health and safety, first aid etc
  • more money retained in our community:
  • more money to go round our community
  • leading into the future by example
  • adding dollar value to organic waste
  • a valuable resource to be used in local planting projects
  • creating a model that will be replicable in other communities
  • creating a model that is inclusive and takes into account social, cultural and environmental aspects as well as economic.

It is hoped that this project will lead to a thriving social enterprise that has huge benefits in our community.

Want to be involved?


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Katikati Taiao Newsletter 2020

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Partnering Agreement with the Department of Internal Affairs

Partnering Agreement 2018
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Covid-19 Information

Kia ora. Thanks for staying home New Zealand. By staying home we can break the chain of transmission and save lives.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to a range of other illnesses such as influenza and do not necessarily mean that you have COVID-19. 

Symptoms include:
                              fever – coughing – difficulty breathing.
 Difficulty breathing is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.

 If you have these symptoms please contact Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453   or your doctor immediately. Call your doctor before visiting (Katikati Medical Centre ph  07 5490411)

The Katikati Community Centre are there for you.  For advice and support phone 07 5490399  or Email  (the office is closed until further notice)

Katikati Taiao are working with all other service organisations in Katikati to ensure everyone is OK and has what they need throughout this difficult


The virus can stay on surfaces for hours/days so stay off playgrounds and the Diggelmann Park fitness equipment, for your own and others safety. Remember to wash your hands with soap for 20 minutes frequently.

Are you feeling anxious or just need someone to talk to? Free Call or text 1737 anytime 24 hours a day (0800 1737 1737)

Katikati Community Centre 07 5490399

KatiKati Information Centre 07 5491658

Katikati advertiser 07 021 986765

Kates Kabs 022 045 0525

St Peters Church 07 5490040

Katikati Christian Foodbank 5491038

Red Cross 5495599

Budget Advice 5780969

SuperGrans 5494522

Plunket 0800 939922

Healthline 0800 3585453  or  0800 611 116

Health line for students  0800 515919

Lifeline 0800 543354     Youthline 0800 376633

Samaritans 0800 726666

Depression 0800 111757

Help for Carers

Age Concern  07 5782631

Citizens Advice Bureau 0800 367 222

Emergency Dial 111   Non emergency  Dial 105 (

Crimestoppers 0800 555111 

If you  are unwell call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.  

For more information about COVID-19 visit  or 

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Katikati’s Hearts and Minds Revealed

The Katikati public had their first chance to hear the results of Katikati Taiao’s Hearts and MindsNgā Ngākau me ngā Hinengaro – research project, when over 50 people turned out for a preview at Te Rereatukahia Marae on Saturday.

After being called onto the marae and welcomed according to the traditional Māori protocol of a pōhiri, attendees listened to presentations from members of Katikati Taiao, the Research Team and the Reference Group. The main messages were around the value – to each other, the community as a whole, and the natural environment – of making meaningful connections, particularly through understanding the diversity of cultures represented in Katikati.

The theme of kotahitangaunity – was raised many times, as different people spoke of their experience as participants in the research over the past 9 months. From film nights to collaborations on alternative education and employment pathways, to an event on youth suicide prevention, the research was undertaken as a participative, community-led action process, with themes emerging as people engaged along the way. As with any community-led process, the views expressed by those participating are not going to reflect those of the whole community. However, the overwhelming statement across many ages and demographics was that ‘There is disconnection in Katikati, particularly between the different cultures,’ and that ‘We need get more connected!’

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Introducing Committee

Committee members: Janet Price, Martina Bieda, Tiki Bluegum, Jenny Hobbs, Kaye Robinson (admin support), Peter Maddison at Pioneers Wetland.

Committee members: Janet Price, Martina Bieda, Tiki Bluegum, Jenny Hobbs, Kaye Robinson (admin support), Peter Maddison at Pioneers Wetland.



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Newspaper article Katikati Advertiser 25 May

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