What's On

2017

Dogs in Togs a success

Monday 27 Mar 2017

Kāpiti canines ruled Waikanae Pool over the weekend for the first ever Dogs in Togs summer swim event on the coast. More than 150 dogs turned out for the final paddle of the season yesterday (Sunday 26 March) before the pool – open from November to Mar...

Hundreds take part in neighbours' day events

Monday 27 Mar 2017

More than 1000 people took part in 42 ‘Over the Fence Cuppas’ to celebrate Neighbours’ Day at the weekend. The gatherings aim to turn strangers into neighbours and streets into neighbourhoods with the largest one this year involving 180 households and...

More stormwater capacity with new pump station

Monday 27 Mar 2017

The new pump station on Moana Street, Ōtaki Beach, is now fully operational and has increased the capacity of the stormwater network in the area. Construction of the station, along with replacing old underground stormwater pipes with larger ones, began...

Planning for the year ahead

Friday 24 Mar 2017

From next week, Kāpiti Coast District Council will be seeking feedback from locals on the plans for the coming year. Mayor K Gurunathan says that since adopting its long term plan after significant community input in mid-2015, Council has been working ...

Connect with your neighbours this weekend!

Monday 20 Mar 2017

Reach out to those who live near you for ‘Neighbours’ Day’ weekend this Saturday and Sunday (March 25/26)! ‘Neighbours’ Day’ encourages people to get to know their neighbours better which strengthens feelings of belonging, creates happier, healthier an...

Better connection for cyclists and pedestrians between Paraparaumu Beach and Town Centre

Friday 17 Mar 2017

A new 2.5 metre wide shared path on the south side of Kāpiti Road between Magrath Avenue and the Airport Control Tower will make it easier to walk and cycle between Paraparaumu town centre and the beach. Group Manager Infrastructure Services Sean Mallo...

Community Board endorses Waikanae Beach community's vision and action plan

Friday 17 Mar 2017

The Waikanae Community Board endorsed the local community’s vision and action plan for Waikanae Beach at their meeting at the Waikanae Boating Club on Tuesday night. Kāpiti Coast District Council Strategy and Planning Group Manager, Sarah Stevenson, sa...

Community representatives appointed to Grants Allocation Committee

Friday 17 Mar 2017

Community representatives have been appointed to the Grants Allocation Committee (GAC) which makes decisions on how funding should be allocated from five grants programmes. Paula Archibald, Mary-Jane Duffy and Jill Stansfield will sit on the GAC to giv...

Desexing for menacing dogs in Kāpiti

Friday 17 Mar 2017

  Subsidised desexing and microchipping of dogs with a menacing classification is being offered by the Kāpiti Coast District Council. The initiative is part of the Government’s national strategy to reduce the risk and harm of dog attacks. Environmental...

Plans to make the most of the opportunities the Expressway brings on display

Friday 17 Mar 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council is inviting the community to visit their pop-up display space at 3 Mahara Place in Waikanae next week to find out more about its work to make the most of the opportunities the Expressway brings to the district. Group Manag...

Community engaged on SH1 renaming

Friday 17 Mar 2017

More than 100 people have put forward suggestions for renaming the existing State Highway 1 (SH1). Mayor K Gurunathan says it’s great to see people taking an active interest in the Council’s SH1 renaming conversation. “People’s feedback has been mixed....

Feedback on Council's Public Places Bylaw and Trading in Public Places Policy review closes this month

Friday 17 Mar 2017

Feedback on the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s draft 2017 Public Places Bylaw and draft 2017 Trading in Public Places Policy is due by the end of the month. People have until 31 March to provide input on the bylaw and policy. The bylaw sets out rules...

Council monitoring Waikanae lagoon for toxic algae

Friday 10 Mar 2017

The wet weather we've had over the weekend has naturally flushed the lagoon. The algae is gone and we've removed the signs. 13 March 2017   Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising people to keep their dogs on leashes if heading near Waimanu Lagoon in...

Kāpiti Coast Deputy Mayor appointed to LGNZ Advisory Group

Friday 10 Mar 2017

Kāpiti Coast Deputy Mayor Janet Holborow has been appointed to the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Policy Advisory Group. The advisory group will provide advice to National Council on policy matters relating to the economic, environmental, social,...

Kāpiti community can have their say on playground upgrades

Friday 10 Mar 2017

Kāpiti kids and those young at heart are been called on to give feedback about what they would like to see at their neighbourhood playgrounds. Kāpiti Coast District Council is undertaking its regular renewal programme for playgrounds in Kāpiti and will...

Council shares plans to take advantage of Expressway oppportunities

Friday 10 Mar 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council is inviting the community to visit their stand in Coastlands next week to find out more about its work to make the most of the opportunities the Expressway brings to the district. Group Manager Strategy and Planning Sarah...

Council invites Kāpiti residents to experience Otaraua Park

Friday 10 Mar 2017

Kāpiti residents have a chance to check out the newest park in the district next week. Kāpiti Coast District Council is inviting the community to the Otaraua Park Experience between 1 and 5pm on Sunday 19 March. Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law...

Dogs in togs coming to Kāpiti

Friday 10 Mar 2017

Kāpiti canines will be able to cool off at Waikanae Pool next week for the first ever Dogs in Togs summer swim event on the coast. Kāpiti Coast Aquatics is hosting the inaugural Dogs in Togs at the Waikanae Pool on Sunday 26 March from 2pm to 5.30pm. T...

Renaming SH1 a unique opportunity to tell our Kāpiti story

Tuesday 07 Mar 2017

The Kāpiti Coast community is being asked to put forward suggestions for naming seven sections of State Highway 1 (SH1) between Paekākāriki and Peka Peka that will be renamed as part of the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s work to make the existing SH1 ...

Registrations for Neighbours’ Day event closing soon

Tuesday 07 Mar 2017

Don’t miss out on registering for an ‘Over the Fence Cuppa’ as part of this year’s Neighbours’ Day Aotearoa which focuses on disaster preparedness. ‘Over the Fence Cuppas’ are an opportunity to get to know your neighbour(s) better. They can take place ...

Have your say on the renaming of State Highway 1

Friday 03 Mar 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council is inviting the Kāpiti Coast community to come up with names for sections of State Highway 1 (SH1) that have a strong historical connection to the district. Strategy and Planning Group Manager Sarah Stevenson says people...

Plans to transform the Paraparaumu Town Centre in full swing

Friday 03 Mar 2017

Plans to transform the Paraparaumu town centre remain firmly in the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s sights, with work progressing over the next few months to upgrade the Kāpiti Lights area and establish Rimu Road as the main street. Mayor K Gurunathan...

Celebrating Kāpiti outdoors

Friday 03 Mar 2017

Kāpiti residents are being encouraged to enjoy the outdoors for Parks Week. Kāpiti Coast District Council is celebrating Parks Week again this year by profiling a park a day from 4 to 12 March and hosting a mayoral walk with Mayor K Gurunathan on 9...

Join in national Walk2Work Day

Friday 03 Mar 2017

Well done to everyone took part in Walk2Work day! 248 people came to Coastlands Shoppingtown Limited to have their blood pressure and blood sugar levels checked by student nurses from Whitireia Community Polytechnic . Here's a happy Robert Hawke and ou...

Te Ātiawa Park courts lighting

Friday 03 Mar 2017

Te Ātiawa Park courts will be getting new lights. Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Operations and Finance Committee has approved funding for $31,500 for new lights at the courts. A key initiative in the Council’s FutureKāpiti – Long term plan was to...

Expressway delivers much-needed second north-south connection

Friday 24 Feb 2017

The Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Expressway opened to traffic in the early hours of Friday morning and many Kāpiti Coast residents have embraced the opportunity to experience the first section of the Wellington Northern Corridor road of national...

Kāpiti Coast community express themselves with Council team

Monday 20 Feb 2017

Thousands of people took the opportunity to engage with the Kāpiti Coast District Council at the Kāpiti Coast ExpressDay on Saturday 18 February. Corporate Services Group Manager Wayne Maxwell said with Council marquees stationed at both Te Roto Drive...

Temporary block wall update

Friday 17 Feb 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council will be monitoring a temporary block wall at the south end of Paraparaumu Beach over the weekend. A 170-metre concrete structure was installed to provide temporary protection for a sewer main serving a number of properties...

Design of new Paekākāriki Seawall progressing

Friday 17 Feb 2017

Paekākāriki residents had an opportunity to see how the design of their new seawall was progressing last Sunday. The current seawall has been in place for 38 years and no longer effectively protects The Parade behind it, as highlighted by the recent...

Ōtaki Pool closure

Friday 17 Feb 2017

Ōtaki Pool will be closed next week to undergo a $5.4 million redevelopment. The pool’s rebuild is one of four key initiatives selected by the Kāpiti Coast District Council and the community for development as part of FutureKāpiti – Long term plan 2015...

Ōtaki Memorial Hall earthquake-prone status confirmed

Friday 17 Feb 2017

A detailed assessment of Ōtaki Memorial Hall has confirmed it is earthquake prone . This evaluation followed an initial seismic assessment by independent structural engineers, which identified the building on Main Street as potentially earthquake prone...

Update on Raumati Road improvements

Friday 17 Feb 2017

Improvements to Raumati Road at the Hillcrest Road/Goldsborough Avenue intersection are in full swing. Starting last month, the works include installing a new roundabout and pedestrian refuges at each arm of the roundabout, re-aligning Goldsborough...

Get involved with the Maclean Park refresh

Friday 17 Feb 2017

The first stage of community input on refreshing Maclean Park is needed by Monday. Kāpiti Coast District Council is encouraging people who have an interest in the future of Maclean Park in Paraparaumu Beach to provide their ideas by the closing date of...

Public Places Bylaw and trading in Public Places Policy

Friday 17 Feb 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council is inviting people to provide feedback on its draft 2017 Public Places Bylaw and draft 2017 Trading in Public Places Policy. Council’s Community Services Group Manager Max Pedersen says people have until 31 March to provid...

Spark plugs on the Kāpiti Coast

Tuesday 14 Feb 2017

Spark and Kāpiti Coast District Council are partnering to extend Spark Plugs – electric vehicle charging in Spark phone boxes. Spark and the Kāpiti Coast District Council have today announced they are partnering to extend the Spark Plugs initiative,...

Playgrounds upgrades progressing

Friday 10 Feb 2017

Work will be getting underway soon to upgrade five Kāpiti playgrounds. Kāpiti Coast District Council gathered community feedback on playgrounds in Paraparaumu and Ōtaki that are due to be upgraded in the next financial year. A series of drop-in session...

Ōtaki splash pad design picked

Friday 10 Feb 2017

Ōtaki will be home to a new community-designed splash pad for next summer. Kāpiti residents have helped shaped the design of the free-to-use outdoor water park destined for Haruatai Park, next to Ōtaki Pool. More than 400 people provided feedback throu...

Council seeks more regular feedback

Friday 10 Feb 2017

A new approach to seeking residents’ opinions is being implemented by Kāpiti Coast District Council. Strategy and Planning Group Manager Sarah Stevenson says feedback is being sought more regularly and a new online option is being offered. “Residents’...

Get ready to express yourself

Friday 10 Feb 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council is encouraging the district’s residents to get ready to express themselves at the Kāpiti Coast ExpressDay on Saturday 18 February. Corporate Services Group Manager Wayne Maxwell says the Council will be there on the day to...

Council welcomes decision to open the Expressway

Tuesday 07 Feb 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council welcomes the decision by the NZ Transport Agency to open the Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Kāpiti Expressway this month. Mayor K Gurunathan says the expressway will be a much-appreciated addition to the Kāpiti Coast....

Waitangi Day commemorations

Tuesday 07 Feb 2017

Despite the gloomy weather, lots of people turned up for yesterday’s Waitangi Day commemorations at the Ōtaki Māori Racecourse. “A big thank you to Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki for hosting the commemorations which were a great fusion of our different cultures,” sa...

Reserve in Waikanae closed due to safety risk

Friday 03 Feb 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council is urging residents to stay clear of Wi Parata Reserve in Waikanae for their own safety. The Council has closed the reserve due to a risk overhanging plant clumps, ephiphytes or astelias, may fall onto the tracks. Parks an...

Summer rain in Kāpiti

Friday 03 Feb 2017

Friday 10 February Ōtaki Gorge Road is now open! Thursday 9 February Repair work on the river tracks is complete now and Otaihanga Domain roads and tracks are fully open. Tuesday 7 February Otaihanga Domain will remain closed to vehicles until further...

Coastlands Aquatic Centre reopened after maintenance work

Tuesday 31 Jan 2017

The Coastlands Aquatic Centre main pool has opened again ahead of schedule! Aquafit classes will be resuming Tuesday 20 February 2017 The Coastlands Aquatic Centre will be reopening next week after a three week closure for maintenance work. Work on the...

Kāpiti Road improvements

Tuesday 31 Jan 2017

    Kāpiti Road has undergone a dramatic facelift over the past 12 months in preparation for the Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Kāpiti Expressway opening. Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says the Council has made a series of...

The Maclean Park Experience a success

Tuesday 31 Jan 2017

Maclean Park was buzzing at the weekend as crowds made their way to the Paraparaumu Beach park for a day of entertainment, food and activities. The Maclean Park Experience on Saturday was one of a range of opportunities for people to share their ideas...

Ultra-fast broadband for Ōtaki

Friday 27 Jan 2017

Ōtaki is one of 151 towns around the country that will be given access to ultra-fast broadband (UFB) in the near future. In the second phase of the Government’s rollout, installation of UFB for these towns will start this year and be completed between...

New standing orders for the Council

Wednesday 25 Jan 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council inaugural meeting for 2017 will be under new standing orders. The orders were adopted by the Council on 15 December 2016 following a Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) review last year of local authority standing orders....

Safety concerns bring stronger action against illegal driving on beaches

Wednesday 25 Jan 2017

Those caught driving illegally on Kāpiti beaches are likely to face fines in an effort to keep these areas safe for all users. This measure follows a significant number of complaints made to the Council and Police that there are too many people driving...

Checking how prepared we are for emergencies

Wednesday 25 Jan 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council is starting door-to-door surveys this week asking Kāpiti residents what they’ve considered when it comes to emergency preparedness. Since the 14 November earthquake, the Council has been working alongside Wellington Region...

Youth encouraged to Think BIG

Wednesday 18 Jan 2017

Young people in Kāpiti are being encouraged to ‘think big’ by the Kāpiti Coast Youth Council.   Kāpiti Coast Youth Council is calling for applicants for the contestable Think BIG programme. Think BIG provides funding and support for young people,...

Ōtaki Pool redevelopment project update

Wednesday 18 Jan 2017

Construction on the Ōtaki Pool’s redevelopment will get underway next month. The pool’s rebuild is one of four key initiatives selected by the Council and community for development as part of FutureKāpiti – Long term plan 2015–35. The pool will be clos...

Te Ātiawa courts work complete

Wednesday 18 Jan 2017

Te Ātiawa Park courts have had a makeover! A key initiative in Council’s FutureKāpiti – Long term plan 2015 – 35 was to rebuild and resurface the 10 courts at the Paraparaumu Beach park, which are used for both tennis and netball. Parks and Recreation...

Raumati Road works commence

Wednesday 18 Jan 2017

Works to upgrade the intersection of Raumati Road, Hillcrest Road and Goldsborough Avenue is scheduled to start this week. This is the first step in a programme of improvements scheduled for Raumati Road and surrounding areas to address growing traffic...