TTK who are we?

Transition Towns Kapiti is a grassroots group proactively working to build a strong and healthy local community.

We believe that by working with those around us, we can be more resilient to the challenges of a world faced with resource depletion, climate change and a global recession.

Join a community of forward-thinking people interested in bringing about a bright future.

TTK is currently not very active. But you can still contact us.

Low Carbon Kapiti

A new group of Kapiti residents launched in 2017. Low Carbon Kāpiti is a grassroots community organisation made up of local people who want to see more action to reduce the causes of the climate crisis (aka climate change). Visit the website to find out more.

Keep a cool world

Here's a group of Raumati residents meeting to look at what they may do to mitigate climate change

Climate Change Kāpiti

Since late April 2013, some local community groups in Kāpiti have been getting together to figure out what the future might hold for their local areas in terms of the physical effects of changing climate patterns and then what those changes might mean for their communities. The intention is to come up with some responses to the impacts which are appropriate for the community and the level of risk it is prepared to accept.

New Political Party

Check out the New Political Party The New Economics party
"I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that." — Thomas Edison, 1931

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In a new report – they say there is a 1 in 20 chance of climate change wiping out humanity – as in the human race – by the end of the century.

See a article about the report in the Daily Mail.

See the full report in the PNAS journal.

Climate Change Challenge – 2017 election candidates meeting

Hosted by Low Carbon Kapiti.

What will our next government do to ensure New Zealand makes deep cuts to CO2 emissions to prevent runaway climate change? Urgent action is needed, so where do the parties stand? Let’s ask the candidates!

Come along to ask your burning questions, and learn what the politicians have to say. All welcome.

The political candidates lined up to come (so far) are:
– National: Stuart Smith, MP for Kaikoura and member of the Globe NZ
– Labour: Dr Megan Woods, MP for Wigram, climate change spokesperson
– Greens: Jan Logie, MP, candidate for Mana; Jack McDonald, candidate for Te Tai Hauāuru
– The Opportunities Party: Geoff Simmons, Deputy Leader

Meeting details

When: 7.30-9.00pm Tuesday 5 September 2017

Where: Te Newhanga Kapiti Community Centre, 5 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu

Entry by koha.

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Jacinda Ardern Says (in Parliament) Labour will Legislate Climate Change

At 5.00 Jacinda Ardern says “We can be world leaders on environmental challenges of tomorrow. Let us not just legislate our climate targets; let us use them to innovate to our advantage.”

View Transcript in the Hansard Record here:

View Video in the Hansard Record here:
Video title: “General Debate – Video 1”

Jacinda Ardern Says Labour will Legislate Climate Change

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Jacinda Ardern & Paula Bennett on the AM Show on 28/7/17

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Jacinda Ardern Replys “We would legislate those targets – why not?”

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James Shaw, Greens AGM: Green Infrastructure Fund Speech

James Shaw Green Party Co-Leader

James Shaw Green Party Co-Leader

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The Green Party, in government, will establish a Green Infrastructure Fund to accelerate New Zealand’s transition to a greener economy.

The Fund will cost $10 million to establish in year one and have access to an initial line of credit of $100 million over year two and three.

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And the Fund will be one of my personal economic development priorities as a new Minister in Cabinet, up and running within 12 months of the formation of the new Government.”

Read the Transcript here:

Reported in the NZ Herald here:

And reported in Newshub here:

The Regenerators: A better way to farm

A Mini Documentary from Greenpeace promoting a better way to farm in New Zealand.

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Watch on Greenpeace website:

Government being sued over climate targets: High Court Wellington, 2 Molesworth Street. – 26 – 28 June, start time 10am.

Update: sarah-vs-govt-thoughts-first-day-court-climate-targets

Report on Stuff:

Sarah Thomson, a Hamilton law graduate is going to the High Court, to take on the Government’s policy on climate change.
Photo: NZ Geographic

A Hamilton law graduate is going to the High Court, to take on the Government’s policy on climate change. It’s thought to be the first case of its kind in New Zealand. The move by 26-year-old Sarah Thomson wasn’t initially taken that seriously, with John Key dismissing the case as a “joke”. But the case is going to the Wellington High Court next month.

Listen her interview with Jesse Mulligan on Radio NZ.

Support Sarah, by attending the Court Case at the High Court.


Sarah Thomson and her lawyers now have a firm date for the hearing at the High Court Wellington, 2 Molesworth Street. – 26 – 28 June, start time 10am.

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Wellington:protest US Secretary of State visit on Tuesday 6th June 12.30pm, Parliament Lawn

Protesters in Wellington

Protest Rex in Wellington

When Rex Tillerson comes to Wellington we will provide the opposite of a warm welcome.


Here is a message from

On Tuesday, the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson is landing in Wellington to meet with our Government.

Rex Tillerson is no warm-hearted man. Before he took the role of Secretary of State to do Trump’s bidding, he was the CEO of ExxonMobil — the company that despite knowing the truth about climate change since the 1960s waged a war of misinformation and denial that robbed humanity of a generation’s worth of time to reverse climate change.

We need to provide the opposite of the warm welcome Wellington normally gives: we need to unwelcome Tillerson from our Parliament, and protect our Government from climate denial and warmongering.

Hundreds of us will join together to protest outside Parliament on Tuesday. Sign-up for alerts about the action here – and start making your placards.

This visit comes at a time when Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement. 2016 was the hottest year ever, and a huge wakeup call. But 2017 is a fire alarm. Pulling the USA out of the Paris Agreement is a crime against our global future.

We need to protect our government from the influence of dirty oil and climate denial. We are mobilising on Tuesday to send a message to Tillerson and Trump that their climate denialism is not acceptable under our watch.

We need you to join us on Tuesday – click here.

Please sign-up then share this message around.

We don’t know yet what time Tillerson is to be arriving in Wellington, and even on the day it could well change. If you have any tips, let us know.


Niamh & Aaron for the 350 Aotearoa team


Details: 12.30pm, Tuesday, June 6th — Parliament Lawn

Guy McPherson Kapiti 10th December

Guy has added a visit to Kapiti to the end of his tour.

Sat 10th December


Kapiti Community Centre
15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu, Kapiti


Guy McPherson 5th Dec Lower Hutt

Climate change is not in the future.
It’s happening now.

Climate Emergency – International speaker Professor Guy McPherson

Monday 5th Dec at 6pm
Stop Out Soccer Club, Hutt Park, Gracefield, Lower Hutt

Hear the latest science. Stay and connect with others about how we might respond.

A lecture on the latest scientific findings will be followed by a more informal session to discuss how to respond both physically and emotionally to the serious challenges facing people in the Wellington region.


Hosted by Transition Town Lower Hutt – Call Juanita 021422542 for more information.



Guy McPherson In NZ in Dec 2016

Victoria University Wellington on the 6th of December.

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Climathon Wellington

A 24 Hour Challenge
October 28th/29th

We’re supporting people to launch ideas on Climate Change.

Wellington is hosting the New Zealand #Climathon event!
A 24hr fast paced global event – focused on solving meaningful climate change problems.

See more at Climathon Wellington

375 scientists warn about Climate change

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