First 30 businesses sign up to Pakihi Toitū o Kāpiti

The first group of businesses has signed up with more than a dozen of them showing off their sustainable commitment online.

Late July we launched Pakihi Toitū o Kāpiti. We’ve had a great response, with more than thirty businesses registered so far. 

The network’s purpose is ‘to provide leadership for innovation and growth in sustainable business practices for the social and economic good of Kāpiti’. The principles behind the network, to guide this work, are: Kaitiakitanga - environmental stewardship, Transparency, Mana enhancing, Action focused, Respect for each other and the environment.  

The Pakihi Toitū o Kāpiti network is about making local connections to build supportive and inspiring relationships. Both the resource and the network are where you can learn about environmental sustainability in business and work together to achieve your goals.  

A good example of this working in practice is found at Dark Horse Coffee Co: “Our focus on leaving ‘less hoof prints’ drives our processes and all of the team are aware of this. We filter it across our everyday thinking. Beans arrive on pallets, and then they get picked up by The Shed Project to be repurposed in the community.” says owner and Pakihi Toitū o Kāpiti member Blair Harley. 

We celebrate those businesses that have signed up to the network and that have publicly committed to customers that they aim to improve their sustainable business practices by adding them to the website: Participating Businesses - 

To join the network fill out the form and we will be in touch about possible next steps for your sustainability journey.