Welcome to Mapua's transition town webpages!

Mapua has joined the growing number of communities throughout the world who are actively pursuing a more sustainable future. On our webpage we will be highlighting coming events, featuring our intiatives, providing an information sharing portal and asking for your input on what you would like to see happening in your community.


Steering Committee

At present the steering committee includes:

Carolyn Hughes, Paula Short, Roger Waddell, Janet Taylor, Jenny Easton, Hilary Blundell, Chris Short



The Mapua Big Night Out Clothes Swap

Saturday July 25th, 7:30 PM, Mapua Hall

Ladies, get some friends together for the inaugural Mapua Big Night Out Clothes Swap. We promise you a fun and social evening, a new wardrobe, some mulled wine and supper and a chance to help us fundraise for some local environmental projects. Tickets cost only $20 and are available from Tessa Maes, Zoom Hairdressers, Mapua Country Trading and Mahana School.

Find out more details here


Earth Hour was a success

Earth Hour was held on Saturday March 28th.  We showed the film Solar Energy: Saved by the Sun and then switched off the lights for a "solar supper".  This was a feast of local produce by solar light with a demonstration of solar technology.


Recent events: OPEN SPACE MEETING held Saturday February 28th, at the Mapua Hall

22 Mapuans joined the discussion on how Mapua can become a more sustainable and vibrant community.

From the Open Space meeting 6 groups formed. Read about the groups and their ideas by clicking on the links below...









We are very lucky to have the support of the Mapua library. We are amassing a selection of books related to climate change, peak oil, and sustainability in the library. Many of these have been donated by individuals. For a list of books available click here


What is your vision for Mapua?


What is your vision for Mapua? What resources does Mapua lack that it needs for a prosperous local economy that doesn't harm the planet? What actions could we take as a community that would help us become significantly more sustainable?

Email us your ideas and we will post them on the website

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Contact person

The primary contact person at present is Paula Short


phone: 540 3394