What's On

2017

Council to vote on Easter Sunday Trading on December 7

Thursday 23 Nov 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee today voted to recommend that the Council allow Easter Sunday trading in the Kāpiti Coast District. The recommendation comes after a month of formal consultation where 239 submissions we...

Council encourages dog owners to look out for algae in waterways

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising dog-owners to keep an eye out for toxic algae in the district’s waterways as the temperature rises. That includes lagoons in parks and reserves as well as rivers and streams. Environmental Standards Manager...

December opening for Ōtaki Pool confirmed

Monday 20 Nov 2017

The $5.4 million Ōtaki Pool redevelopment will open Friday 15 December, right in time for summer. Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says this is great news for the Ōtaki community. “We're really excited to reopen this fantastic facility that Ōtak...

Free neutering services offered on the Kāpiti Coast

Monday 20 Nov 2017

Council is offering free neutering services for menacing dogs thanks to funding provided by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). Environmental Standards Manager Jacquie Muir says that Kāpiti Coast District Council is one of 34 councils in the...

Kāpiti Lights invites community to celebrate their new look

Monday 20 Nov 2017

The Council’s Kāpiti Lights improvements are almost complete and to celebrate the area’s new look, businesses, with Council support, are inviting the community to participate in an evening of food, family fun, music and entertainment on Thursday 23...

Kāpiti's great waste reduction initiatives get Council grants

Monday 20 Nov 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Grants Allocation Committee has announced this year’s community recipients of its Waste Levy grants for waste reduction projects and technology in Kāpiti. The grants support practical on-the-ground projects that benefit...

Kāpiti Coast beach patrols start this weekend

Friday 17 Nov 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council starts its annual summer beach patrols this weekend with assistance from the Police, warning people about where they can and cannot drive. Environmental Standards Manager Jacquie Muir says that Council staff will be...

Expressway bolsters retail spending in Kāpiti

Friday 10 Nov 2017

Findings from a report commissioned by the Kāpiti Coast District Council to measure the economic impact of the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway on the local retail environment show strong growth in retail spend across the district. The report prepared b...

Council appoints new team to ‘Elevate Ōtaki’

Friday 10 Nov 2017

Maximising Ōtaki’s future economic development opportunities is the goal of a new community group set up by the Kāpiti Coast District Council to lead and advise on the best use of a $300,000 funding package established to help the community prosper fro...

Waikanae town centre revitalisation to progress at pace

Friday 10 Nov 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council is inviting the Waikanae community to pop into Mahara Place between 10am and 1pm on Saturday 18 November to hear about their plans to revitalise the Waikanae town centre. Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon...

Dead pohutukawa trees to be removed

Friday 10 Nov 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is letting Maclean Park users know that six large pohutukawa trees have recently died and will need to be removed. Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says staff investigated after finding a mysterious substance at...

Proposed District Plan unanimously adopted by Kāpiti Coast District Council today

Thursday 09 Nov 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council has today signed-off the long awaited Proposed District Plan (PDP). After considered debate, Council unanimously voted to adopt the recommendations of the independent hearing panel around the PDP, which is regarded as the...

Submitters share their views on the proposed Easter Sunday Trading

Thursday 09 Nov 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council today heard from 12 submitters who asked to speak to their submission on the proposed Easter Sunday Trading during a public hearing. The public hearing process follows a one month formal consultation period that...

Introduction of the Food Act 2014 in Kāpiti

Wednesday 08 Nov 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is talking to local market managers and regular stall holders about changes to the way food sellers need to operate in New Zealand by March 2018. This is the latest phase in a process to inform all Kāpiti food sellers...

Kāpiti Coast Arts Trail showcases diversity of talent on our doorstep

Tuesday 07 Nov 2017

Over the past two weekends, Kāpiti artists put on a show of colour and creativity as they opened their doors to art lovers, keen for a behind the scenes glimpse at their studios, hubs and galleries. Kāpiti Coast District Council Libraries and Arts...

Haruatai pump track coming soon courtesy of Ōtaki Lions

Monday 06 Nov 2017

With thanks to the Ōtaki Lions Club, Haruatai Park is getting a biking facelift just in time for Christmas. Works on the pump track, which is designed to help bikers learn to control their bikes using hills and corners, will start as soon as the ground...

Acting Chief Executive announced

Monday 30 Oct 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has appointed Gary Simpson as Acting Chief Executive, who will start handover with Patrick Dougherty on Monday 27 November and will hold the position until a new Chief Executive starts in the role. Mayor Gurunathan say...

Changes to Council customer service area

Monday 30 Oct 2017

Visitors to the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Civic Building in Paraparaumu will notice a new customer services counter set up from Monday 30 October following changes to improve staff safety. The changes include the introduction of two stand-up...

Creative Communities Scheme recipients

Monday 30 Oct 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has awarded $22,285 via Creative Communities Scheme funding grants to 15 local recipients. Community Services Group Manager Max Pedersen says that Creative New Zealand allocates funding to communities based on...

Dogs off leash damaging local bird populations

Monday 30 Oct 2017

Waikanae residents are notifying Kāpiti Coast District Council to report that dogs being let off leashes in restricted areas are damaging local bird populations. Environmental Standards Manager Jacquie Muir says that the solution to this problem is for...

Kāpiti Lights dons a new cloak

Monday 30 Oct 2017

The paint is almost dry on Kāpiti Lights new mural ‘Metamorphic’. Artist Theo Arraj has been putting his talents to work over the last week and his winning concept now graces the back walls of 5 Coastlands Parade (opposite Kāpiti Cakes and Bakery)....

Work to establish raised pedestrian crossing taking shape in Raumati South Village

Monday 30 Oct 2017

Work to establish a raised pedestrian crossing on Poplar Avenue outside the Raumati Social Club and Gatsby Tapas is taking shape. The raised pedestrian crossing will replace the existing zebra crossing and will help create a slow zone through the Rauma...

Raumati Road roundabout works next Tuesday

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017

Council contractors will be working on the Raumati Road roundabout next Tuesday to reseal over the joins where the strips of asphalt meet on the roundabout surface and inspect the pavement as part of the practical completion process. Infrastructure...

Council approves Private Plan Change 84

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017

On 19 October, Kāpiti Coast District Council approved Private Plan Change 84 with amendments to the Operative District Plan which was requested by Kāpiti Coast Airport Holdings Limited. The airport holdings company requested the private plan change to...

Kāpiti Arts Trail kicks off next weekend

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council reminds art lovers that the Kāpiti Arts Trail kicks off next weekend, 28 and 29 October. Over two weekends over 100 local artists will open their doors to display their art and give locals and visitors a behind the...

Kāpiti residents urged to provide feedback on PP2Ō shared path and interchange options

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan is encouraging local residents to attend the Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway Information Days on 28 and 29 October to have their say on options for a new interchange north of Peka Peka and extending the Mackays to...

Work to remove Ngatiawa Bridge debris to start next week

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017

Works to enable the removal of debris from the collapsed Ngatiawa Bridge in Reikorangi will commence next week. The historical Ngatiawa Bridge, established in 1912-13, collapsed into the Ngatiawa River below more than a week ago. The bridge is register...

Stormwater survey nearly 50 percent complete

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017

Infrastructure Services Group Manger Sean Mallon says the survey will help inform future project planning around flood management. “Last winter was one of the wettest on record and many Kāpiti residents have struggled to cope with the unprecedented...

Major Events Fund to support three new iconic events with local flavour

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017

Three new iconic events will receive funding from the Kāpiti Major Events Fund this financial year. The Kāpiti Coast Festival, Kāpiti Coast International Jazz Festival and Kāpiti Farmers’ Market will receive financial support to help establish their...

Strong value increases seen across Kāpiti Coast District over the past three years

Thursday 19 Oct 2017

Newly-released rating revaluations for the Kāpiti district show strong increases in property values. Mayor K Gurunathan says the rise in property values over the past three years reflects the very real appeal of the Kāpiti district. “With a relaxed...

Kāpiti Coast District Council meets GWRC for joint-discussion

Wednesday 18 Oct 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) met late last week in Paraparaumu to discuss how they could work together to face some of the most pertinent issues facing both councils today.   Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K...

Integrated regional trail network to bring local benefits

Monday 16 Oct 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council has collaborated with the other local authorities in the region, Greater Wellington Regional Council, DOC and the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency to produce the Wellington Regional Trails Framework. The...

Don't miss the Kāpiti Arts Trail

Monday 16 Oct 2017

Want a great weekend out exploring all the creativity the Kāpiti Coast has to offer? Then don’t miss the explosion of colour and vibrancy that is the Kāpiti Arts Trail. Over two weekends, 28/29 October and 4/5 November more than 100 local artists will...

Resource Management Act amendments - Kāpiti Coast fees consultation

Monday 16 Oct 2017

Kāpiti residents are encouraged to have their say on how fee levels should be set to cover the costs of implementing recent amendments to the Resource Management Act locally. Recent amendments to the Resource Management Act require the Council to apply...

Proposed Kāpiti Coast Easter Sunday trading consultation closed

Monday 16 Oct 2017

Between 4 September and 8 October, 238 Kāpiti residents and organisations had their say on whether Easter Sunday shop trading should be allowed on the Kāpiti Coast. As well as the 238 submissions, Council also received a petition from First Union with...

Next steps for Maclean Park refresh

Monday 09 Oct 2017

The two month formal consultation period for Maclean Park’s Draft Management Plan is now closed. The Kāpiti Coast District Council would like to thank everyone who had their say and provided a submission on the plan. Council will hear from members of t...

LED light upgrade starts in Ōtaki next week

Monday 09 Oct 2017

Ōtaki will be one of the first areas to benefit from the Council’s switch to more energy-efficient street lighting. From Monday 9 October street lamps in Ōtaki will be replaced with new white light-emitting diode (LED) lights. Infrastructure Services...

Rimu trees restored to Kāpiti

Monday 09 Oct 2017

Native bush restoration projects on the Kāpiti Coast have received a boost from the planting of 150 rimu trees that were grown from local seed. Kāpiti Coast District Council Programme Manager Biodiversity Rob Cross says being able to plant this native...

Council 'delighted' with results of Building Accreditation Audit

Monday 09 Oct 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has passed a two-yearly review of its Building Consent Authority accreditation with flying colours. Auditors from International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) carried out the review this week. Kevin Currie, Group...

Raumati South village gets a new pedestrian crossing

Wednesday 04 Oct 2017

Work is expected to commence next week to establish a raised pedestrian crossing on Poplar Avenue outside the Raumati Social Club and Gatsby Tapas. Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says the raised pedestrian crossing will replace the...

Last chance to have your say on long-term future of Maclean Park

Wednesday 04 Oct 2017

Locals have four days left to have their say on the future development of Maclean Park, the formal two-month consultation on the Draft Management Plan closing on Tuesday 3 October. “We’ve had a great response but we still want to hear from more of you,...

AR hunt for Mahi the Moa

Tuesday 03 Oct 2017

Ever wanted to see a moa walk through a library? This school holidays it’s going to be possible thanks to an exciting new augmented reality (AR) venture between Kāpiti Coast District Libraries, Wellington City Libraries, and local tech start-up ScimitA...

Etiquette reminder for our District's shared paths

Tuesday 03 Oct 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council has recently completed several new sections of shared pathway between the Expressway and Raumati Beach Village as part of its Stride ‘n’ Ride Kāpiti Coast initiative, so now is a great time to remind people of the etiquett...

Spark Plugs on the Kāpiti Coast

Friday 29 Sep 2017

  Electric Vehicle (EV) users can now park and charge their cars at the Greater Wellington Regional Council carpark in Waikanae as a result of Spark and the Kāpiti Coast District Council partnering to bring the first Spark Plug EV charger to the distri...

Creative call for Kāpiti Lights laneway answered

Friday 29 Sep 2017

Kāpiti Lights is getting an artistic enhancement with a new mural set to grace the back walls of 5 Coastlands Parade (opposite Kāpiti Cakes and Bakery). This will complement the newly paved areas and will be established by early November. Theo Arraj’s...

Annual report shows council continues to deliver on its plan

Friday 29 Sep 2017

Yesterday the Kāpiti Coast District Council adopted the annual report for 2016/17, which sets out the work it’s done over the past year to continue delivering on its long term plan while providing a full range of services to the community. Mayor K...

Council's Regulatory Services Group Manager to retire

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council Group Manager Regulatory Services Kevin Currie has announced that he will be retiring at the end of October to focus his attention on his family and on enjoying the Kāpiti Coast lifestyle. Mr Currie has been with the Counc...

Events to challenge the 20-40-10 paradigm of life

Monday 25 Sep 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has teamed up with the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce and Electra to host four events in early October aimed at dispelling the myth that it’s the young and tech savvy who are leading the way in creating new businesse...

Council chief moving on

Monday 18 Sep 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council Chief Executive Pat Dougherty today announced his resignation, following his appointment as Chief Executive of Nelson City Council. Mr Dougherty says he has enjoyed his time in Kāpiti and the time was right to step up and...

Ōtaki Pool $5.4 million redevelopment takes shape

Monday 18 Sep 2017

The Ōtaki Pool $5.4 million rebuild is expected to be complete by early December. Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says that the pool’s upgrade is progressing well and is pleased to see the new roof completed. “The new roof is an exciting...

Matai Road detour for safety improvements

Monday 18 Sep 2017

Next week a detour will be in place around Matai Road to allow contractors to install new kerb and channel safely, as part of the Raumati Road safety improvements. Group Manager Sean Mallon says traffic entering Matai Road will take a short detour to...

Risk of slip on Waterfall Road in Paraparaumu closes road

Monday 18 Sep 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council has closed Waterfall Road as monitoring reveals that the site of previous slips is potentially on the move again. The road has been closed at MacKay’s Crossing and the bottom of Maungakotukutuku Road, so there is no throug...

Two weeks left to have your say on the long-term future of Maclean Park

Monday 18 Sep 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is encouraging locals to have their say on the future development of Maclean Park, with just over two weeks left in the two-month formal consultation period on the Draft Management Plan for the park. “Since November...

Taskforce report helps progress conversation on housing issues

Friday 15 Sep 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council welcomes a taskforce report on local housing pressures and is keen to continue working with the community on solutions, including being a voice for the district in lobbying for change. Mayor K Gurunathan says this is a...

Opportunity to check property details are up to date before revaluation

Monday 11 Sep 2017

This year’s rating revaluation is a good chance for property owners to check their property details are up to date. Property rating valuations are one factor used by councils to distribute rates across the region and councils are required to ensure...

Kāpiti youth thrive with Zeal

Monday 11 Sep 2017

One full-time manager, three part-time coordinators, and a combined 4000 volunteer hours later show that this has been a busy year for Zeal Kāpiti. A host of programmes designed for local creative Kiwi youths to get involved, stay engaged, and learn...

Household waste under the microscope

Monday 11 Sep 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is conducting a survey to gain a better understanding of what types of household waste people are putting in their rubbish bags and wheelie bins for collection each week. From Monday 11 to Friday 15 September Waste Not...

Health check for Kāpiti stormwater storage ponds

Monday 11 Sep 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is carrying out a survey of stormwater storage ponds in the district to identify their cleaning needs. Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says there are more than 100 stormwater storage ponds in the...

Council members of regional climate change board request leaked government report

Monday 11 Sep 2017

Newly appointed members of the regional climate change board, Kāpiti Coast District Council Mayor K Gurunathan and Deputy Mayor Janet Holborow, say they will have plenty to sink their teeth into once they get hold of the yet-to-be released government...

Latest Kāpiti residents' opinion survey underway

Tuesday 05 Sep 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is once again seeking feedback on the wide range of services and facilities it provides.  The quarterly residents’ opinion surveys help the Council to know if the services they provide are meeting the needs of Kāpiti...

Recycling collection area extended in Te Horo and Ōtaki

Monday 04 Sep 2017

Collection zones for kerbside recycling in Te Horo and Ōtaki have been extended. Licensed operators will now collect materials for recycling from the roads between Ōtaki Gorge Road and Settlement Road east of SH1 in Te Horo, and the loop and side roads...

LED lights to brighten up Kāpiti

Monday 04 Sep 2017

The future looks bright for Kāpiti as the district prepares to switch to the more energy-efficient street lighting. Approximately 2,000 of the district’s 4,786 street lamps will be replaced with new white light-emitting diode (LED) lights over the next...

Kāpiti economy continues to shine

Monday 04 Sep 2017

The Kāpiti Coast economy continues to shine with GDP growth up 4.9% during the June year, 2.3% higher than the Wellington region and 2.1% higher than the national average over the same period. Figures from the June 2017 Infometrics Quarterly Economic...

Proposed Kāpiti Coast Easter Sunday trading

Monday 04 Sep 2017

From Monday 4 September, Kāpiti residents now have the opportunity to be heard about whether Easter Sunday shop trading should be allowed on the Kāpiti Coast. So that there could be a public conversation on the topic, the Council’s Strategy and Policy...

SPAM email targets Council

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017

Hundreds of people may have received an erroneous email from the Kāpiti Coast District Council overnight as a result of a SPAM mail that entered the Council’s system. The email that was sent from a council email address asked recipients to “contact Joh...

Wet weather creating challenges around the district

Monday 28 Aug 2017

This winter is turning out to be one of the wettest on record and the rainfall on Kāpiti Coast has made a lot of people’s outlooks and properties soggy. According to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Annual Climate Survey...

Eco-friendly bridges for Kaitawa Reserve

Monday 28 Aug 2017

Two aging bridges at Kaitawa Reserve are about to get a well-needed makeover, and Council is taking a new approach by using a product that’s made from recycled plastic bags. Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says both bridges are being revamped a...

More short-term car parks for Waikanae

Monday 28 Aug 2017

Changes to car parking in the Waikanae town centre next month will make it easier for people to park and access businesses and services located in the area. From Monday 11 September a mix of 30, 120 and 240 minute and eight hour time restrictions will...

Council operating costs still amongst lowest

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017

The 2017 Ratepayers’ Report shows Kāpiti Coast District Council continues to perform strongly in terms of operating costs per ratepayer, ranking second-lowest in the country. Mayor K Gurunathan says he is pleased to see the Taxpayers’ Union report show...

Plans for a shared gallery and library facility in Waikanae on hold

Monday 21 Aug 2017

Plans to build a new purpose-built integrated Public Gallery and Library in Waikanae are being put on hold as the Council re-evaluates its plans.  Community Services Group Manager Max Pedersen says any discussion about building an integrated facility w...

Paekākāriki seawall construction delayed

Monday 21 Aug 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s plans to start building the replacement seawall along The Parade in Paekākāriki this financial year have been delayed. The seawall has been in place for 38 years and has reached the end of its life. The Council made...

LookSee campaign attracts global tech talent to the region

Monday 21 Aug 2017

The Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, with support from the Kāpiti Coast District Council and the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce, is hosting an event for businesses that need help attracting tech talent. The “LookSee Wellington next...

Council participates in Work Ready Kāpiti Youth & Employer Mixer evening

Monday 21 Aug 2017

Kāpiti youth will be encouraged to explore opportunities to work for the Kāpiti Coast District Council at next week’s Work Ready Youth & Employer Mixer Evening. Work Ready Kāpiti, a joint initiative between the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce, the...

Wet weather slows down work to widen Waitohu Valley Road

Monday 21 Aug 2017

A run of wet weather over that last month has slowed down progress to widen Waitohu Valley Road in Ōtaki. Work to widen Waitohu Valley Road to address safety concerns raised by residents through the 2016/17 Annual Plan commenced in June. Infrastructure...

Pedestrian and cyclist safety improved on Te Moana Road

Monday 21 Aug 2017

Work to upgrade the intersection of Te Moana Road and Park Avenue to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and accessibility is almost complete. A central refuge has been installed on Te Moana Road to improve pedestrian and cyclist access across Te Moa...

Kāpiti creatives invited to make their mark on Paraparaumu laneway

Monday 21 Aug 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is calling for big thinking artists and creatives to stamp their mark on Kāpiti Lights. The Kāpiti Lights area is being upgraded as part of the Council’s work to transform and improve the Paraparaumu town centre. The...

Transport Agency funding investment audit gives Council the thumbs up

Monday 21 Aug 2017

A recent audit of the New Zealand Transport Agency’s investment in the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s land transport programme has found Council procurement and financial practices to be in good shape. Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon...

Waikanae East to benefit from emergency vehicle access crossing

Monday 21 Aug 2017

A gated emergency vehicle only access crossing will be established across the railway line in Waikanae to ensure access to Waikanae East is retained in the event of the Elizabeth Street level crossing being obstructed. The construction of the emergency...

Kāpiti Coast residents increasingly satisfied with Council performance

Friday 18 Aug 2017

Satisfaction of local residents with the Kapiti Coast District Council’s performance is continuing to improve.  The results of the 2017 residents’ opinion survey presented at yesterday’s Operations and Finance Committee meeting show improvement in...

Council reduces capital expenditure programme to more realistic levels

Thursday 17 Aug 2017

The Council’s Operations and Finance Committee today approved changes to the capital expenditure programme for the 2017/18 financial year, reducing it to a level that better reflects the amount of work that can realistically be delivered within a year....

Local schools take part in 'Mastermind' competition

Monday 14 Aug 2017

Students from Raumati South School have been crowned Junior team champions in the annual School Mastermind Competition, while a group from Paekākāriki School has taken the honours in the Senior team category. The final of the School Mastermind...

Wheel stops to improve pedistrian safety

Monday 14 Aug 2017

The Council has installed wheel stops on car parks outside the Paraparaumu Bridge Club on Brett Ambler Way. The wheel stops, a rubber strip that stops vehicles from encroaching on the footpath, were put in place today following a request by the...

Safety improvements to be progressed on Poplar and Leinster Avenues

Monday 14 Aug 2017

Work commenced this week to establish a right-turn bay on Poplar Avenue for traffic turning into Leinster Avenue from the east. Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says the right-turn bay forms part of a series of safety improvements and...

Kāpiti economy in good health

Monday 14 Aug 2017

The Kāpiti Coast economy is going from strength to strength with GDP growth up 3.8 per cent during the year to March 2016, 1.3 per cent higher than the national average for New Zealand over the same period. Details on the Annual Economic Profile for...

Rates assistance applications open for new rating year

Monday 14 Aug 2017

If you’re a low-income homeowner, then you could be eligible for help with paying your rates. The Kāpiti Coast District Council is on hand to provide information and advice to applicants for the 2017/18 funding round the Department of Internal Affairs...

Arawa Street beach access to be restored

Tuesday 08 Aug 2017

Work commenced this week to restore the Arawa Street beach access point at Raumati Beach that was damaged in the July 2016 storm event. Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says the work involves fixing the storm-damaged retaining wall and...

Applications for creative funding closing soon

Tuesday 08 Aug 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council is calling for applications for the Creative Communities Scheme, with the current funding round set to close on Friday 18 August. The scheme is funded by Creative New Zealand, with applications processed at a local level...

Funding available to support new events that have distinct Kāpiti flavour

Tuesday 08 Aug 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is inviting applications for the Kāpiti Major Events Fund. Strategy and Planning Group Manager Sarah Stevenson says events development has been identified as a key driver in achieving long term economic development for...

Kāpiti foodies to revel in Visa Wellington on a plate on home soil

Tuesday 08 Aug 2017

Kāpiti foodies are in for a treat this month with Visa Wellington On a Plate featuring local eateries, produce and events. Mayor K Gurunathan says it's great to have Kāpiti involved in the festival event. "We are very fortunate to have a diverse array ...

Community boards contemplate community feedback on renaming SH1

Tuesday 08 Aug 2017

Kāpiti Coast community boards are in the process of weighing up the diverse views of their respective communities as they prepare to make a recommendation to the Council on renaming State Highway 1 (SH1). In March and April this year, the Kāpiti Coast...

Final opportunity to have your say on the long-term future of Maclean Park

Tuesday 08 Aug 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is encouraging locals to have their say on the future development of Maclean Park, now that a two-month formal consultation period on the Draft Management Plan for the park has opened. “Since November 2016, over 1500...

Self-publishing workshops on offer in Kāpiti

Monday 31 Jul 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Libraries is giving budding writers the opportunity to learn how to become independent authors by participating in a series of self-publishing workshops in August and September. The workshops are designed to help aspiring authors...

Tsunami ready door-knocking underway in Paraparaumu

Monday 31 Jul 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s door-knocking team will be on the doorsteps of Paraparaumu residents living in tsunami evacuation zones over the next four weekends to provide important information about tsunami. Council’s February 2017 research showed...

NZDF visits Kāpiti Emergency Operations Centre

Monday 31 Jul 2017

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO), in conjunction with Kāpiti Coast District Council and the local New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Civil Defence Response Group (CDRG), recently ran a joint Civil Defence Emergency Management...

Annual waste reduction grants now open

Monday 31 Jul 2017

Applications for Kāpiti Coast District Council’s annual waste reduction grants are now open. There are two different types of grants: waste levy funds for community projects and waste levy funds for new technologies and seed funding. The community...

Kāpiti dog owners reminded to register

Monday 31 Jul 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is reminding dog owners to make sure they’ve registered their pet by next Monday 31 July. It is a legal requirement to register your dog annually and Council is responsible for ensuring all dogs are registered. After t...

Community to be consulted on local Easter Sunday trading

Monday 31 Jul 2017

Council will be giving the community the opportunity to consider an Easter Sunday Trading policy for Kāpiti. At the Strategy and Planning Committee’s 20 July meeting, councillors considered the overall policy work programme for the coming months. Among...

Kāpiti to get youth 'Work Ready'

Tuesday 25 Jul 2017

A not-for-profit initiative to help 16-25 year olds to gain the skills required to secure local employment has been launched on the Kāpiti Coast. Work Ready Kāpiti, a joint initiative between the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce, the Kāpiti Coast...

Kāpiti dog registrations due by the end of July

Monday 24 Jul 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s animal management team is reminding Kāpiti dog owners that the deadline to register their furry friends is close. Registration payments are due by 31 July – that’s next Monday. People can pay online, or drop into one...

Raumati Road works update

Friday 21 Jul 2017

Works to improve safety and accessibility on Raumati Road continue. Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says contractors have made some progress over the past fortnight but rain continues to cause set-backs. “Unfortunately the weather...

We're helping Kāpiti get Tsunami ready - Door-knocking in Paraparaumu from Sunday 30 July

Friday 21 Jul 2017

A reminder for Paraparaumu residents who live in tsunami evacuation zones. For the next four Sundays – 30 July, 6 August, 13 August, 20 August – the Kāpiti Coast District Council will be door-knocking with help from Red Cross, Volunteer Kāpiti, WREMO a...

Council shares its plans to help realise the benefits of the expressways

Friday 21 Jul 2017

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

Rules for electoral signage in Kāpiti

Friday 21 Jul 2017

Council recently invited political party representatives to a briefing on how they’ll be able to use electoral signage around Kāpiti in the lead up to the September election. Signs can be put up from Saturday 22 July and must be removed before election...

Updated bylaw signed and sealed

Thursday 20 Jul 2017

Public Places Bylaw and the Trading in Public Places Policy  updated Earlier this year we invited the community to have a say on the district’s draft 2017 Public Places Bylaw and Trading in Public Places Policy. After community consultation, the update...

Civic and Community Awards recognise local volunteers

Tuesday 18 Jul 2017

Volunteer groups and individuals have been honoured for their dedication to the community in this year’s Kāpiti Coast Civic and Community Awards. At a function in the Council’s Civic Building in Paraparaumu, four Civic Awards were presented by Mayor K...

Get hands on with No8 Wire Week

Monday 10 Jul 2017

Kāpiti Coast residents have the opportunity to get hands on over the next couple of weeks, with No8 Wire Week offering a number of local events aimed at encouraging community resilience, DIY resourcefulness and environmental responsibility. The...

Wi Parata reopens

Monday 10 Jul 2017

Wi Parata Reserve reopened earlier this week, following on from safety improvements to avoid the danger of falling Astelia from the trees. Wi Parata Reserve has been closed since February after concerns were raised about Astelia falling on tracks and...

First section of Paekākāriki connection track open

Monday 10 Jul 2017

This week the Council finished and opened the first section of the Paekākāriki Connection Track, a walkway that aims to provide a safer passage through a bush setting, between Paekākāriki and the popular Te Araroa Escarpment walking track. Parks and...

Increased resources for roundabout construction

Friday 07 Jul 2017

Over the coming days and weeks, Raumati Road users and residents can expect roundabout works to pick up, after Council met with senior contractor representatives to agree on increased resourcing and longer hours for the works. “Parts of this job haven’...

Council calls for early input on plans for the long term

Monday 03 Jul 2017

While the Kāpiti Coast District Council 20-year plan doesn’t need to be in place until mid-2018, we’re calling for early input from Kāpiti locals. Mayor K Gurunathan says that initial workshops with community group representatives and councillors have...

Kāpiti Lights gets new lease of life

Monday 03 Jul 2017

The fences are up, digging has begun and the upgrade of Kāpiti Lights is underway. Sean Mallon, Group Manager Infrastructure Services, says the project was identified back in 2015 following extensive engagement with the community about what they would...

Matariki street party offers fun for the whole family

Monday 03 Jul 2017

Matariki will come to the Main Street of Ōtaki this Friday, 7 July, with a family-friendly celebration of the Māori New Year kicking off at 6pm. The event, brought to you by the Ōtaki Promotions Group, is part of districtwide Matariki festivities...

Food bank finds new home

Monday 03 Jul 2017

The Kāpiti Community Food Bank is once again open to the public after working with Kāpiti Coast District Council and the Transport Agency to set up in new temporary premises. The local food bank had been without a home since having to move out of its...

Business owners choose Kāpiti

Thursday 29 Jun 2017

KĀP ITI COAST, Thursday 22nd June 2017 - An Infometrics report commissioned by the Kāpiti Coast District Council has revealed new insights into the Kāpiti Coast’s booming self-employed business community, with house construction taking the lead as...

Pirate ship the star of new playground at Tasman Road Reserve

Thursday 29 Jun 2017

Last Friday, Ōtaki Beach kids got the green light to jump aboard the brand new pirate ship that features in the Council’s latest playground upgrade at Tasman Road Reserve. Alison Law, Parks and Recreation Manager, says this upgrade was designed with...

Council and tāngata whenua launch Māori calendar

Thursday 29 Jun 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council and local iwi will launch the annual Maramataka on Monday 26 June with an official ceremony in the Council chambers. The Maramataka is the traditional Māori lunar calendar, and is launched around the time of Matariki....

We're helping Kāpiti get tsunami ready

Thursday 29 Jun 2017

A reminder for Ōtaki residents who live in the tsunami evacuation zones. Next Sunday 2 July the Kāpiti Coast District Council will be door-knocking with help volunteers to help Kāpiti get tsunami ready. Paekakariki will follow on from that, with...

Council wins award for outstanding performance in carbon management

Thursday 29 Jun 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Council took out the Overall Award for Outstanding Performance in Carbon Management (Large Organisation) at Enviro-Mark Solutions’ Outstanding Performance Awards night in Auckland on Tuesday 6 June 2017. Enviro-Mark Solutions CEO ...

Raumati Road works update

Thursday 22 Jun 2017

STOP/GO, AND RESTRICTIONS FOR LARGE TRUCKS AND BUSES Road improvements and maintenance are in full swing on Raumati Road, with roundabout works ramping up and road repairs taking place over the coming weeks. Work is underway to build the roundabout at...

Track works begin in Wi Parata Reserve to improve safety for users

Thursday 22 Jun 2017

Works have kicked off in Wi Parata Reserve to make changes to the layout of tracks to improve safety and avoid the danger of falling Astelia from the trees. Wi Parata Reserve has been closed since February after concerns were raised about Astelia falli...

Matthews Park gets new basketball court

Thursday 22 Jun 2017

The latest feature at Raumati’s Matthews Park underwent its final preparations last week, with line-marking completed on a new basketball court. The keyhole court is a result of a submission through the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s 2014/15 Annual...

Council decides plan for 2017/18

Thursday 15 Jun 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council today agreed the contents of the annual plan for 2017/18, which will result in an average rates increase of 5.7%. The Council’s annual plan 2017/18 is the plan for the third year of our FutureKāpiti Long term plan...

Local Aquatic Centre has plenty to be proud of

Friday 09 Jun 2017

The team at Coastlands Aquatic Centre in Paraparaumu has good reason to crow at the moment, with some fantastic feedback coming through in its 2017 customer satisfaction survey and a national accessibility outfit naming it New Zealand’s number one...

Next steps for Maclean Park Refresh

Friday 09 Jun 2017

Over 250 locals have had their say on what they want to see for the future long-term development of Maclean Park in Paraparaumu. Based on community ideas and stories, the Kāpiti Coast District Council produced three different concepts for future...

Chief Executive Pat Dougherty recognised with Civil Defence Award

Friday 09 Jun 2017

Earlier this week, Kāpiti Coast District Council Chief Executive Pat Dougherty was recognised with a Silver Ministerial Award for Significant Contribution to Civil Defence at the Civil Defence Emergency Management Awards in Wellington. Kāpiti Coast...

Council puts peoples safety ahead of Waikanae hedge

Friday 02 Jun 2017

Kāpiti Coast District Councillors are unanimous in their decision to trim back a macrocarpa hedge that is restricting visibility for vehicles and public access to a nearby bus stop on Te Moana Road. Mayor Gurunathan says the Councillors present at...

Be part of the emergency preparedness conversation in your community

Friday 02 Jun 2017

Over the past few weekends, the Kāpiti Coast District Council has teamed up with Red Cross, local Civil Defence volunteers, Volunteer Kāpiti and other community groups to help Kāpiti get tsunami ready. Door-knocking in the Waikanae and Peka Peka tsunam...

Applications for help paying rates encouraged from low-income earners

Friday 02 Jun 2017

Applications for the 2016/2017 rates rebates and water rates remissions are now open. Group Manager Corporate Services Wayne Maxwell says now is the time for people to be thinking about getting their applications in, as applications close 30 June 2017....

Work to begin on Paekākāriki connection track

Friday 02 Jun 2017

Work will begin next week on the first stage of the Paekākāriki Connection Track, a gravel walkway that aims to provide a safer walkway between Paekākāriki and the Escarpment Track. Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says the new walkway will take...

We're helping Kāpiti get Tsunami ready - Door-knocking in Waikanae and Peka Peka this Sunday

Friday 26 May 2017

A reminder for Waikanae and Peka Peka residents who live in the tsunami evacuation zones. This Sunday the Kāpiti Coast District Council will be door-knocking with help from Red Cross, Volunteer Kāpiti, WREMO and MCDEM to help Kāpiti get tsunami ready....

Pedestrian and cyclist safety to be improved on Te Moana Road

Tuesday 23 May 2017

The Council is upgrading the Te Moana Road and Park Avenue intersection to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and accessibility. The work involves shifting an existing bus stop eastwards and installing a central refuge on Te Moana Road to improve...

One week left to have your say on Maclean Park

Friday 19 May 2017

If you haven’t already provided feedback on the future of Maclean Park, there’s still time. The Kāpiti Coast District Council is working with the community to decide on the long-term future development of the park. “Using the ideas and stories our...

Footage from the Kāpiti Marine Reserve now on display at Kāpiti i-SITE

Friday 19 May 2017

Visitors to the Kāpiti i-SITE visitor information centre can now view dynamic underwater video footage from the Kāpiti Marine Reserve following the recent installation of a permanent display. The i-SITE display showcases the Reserve’s abundant sea life...

Pedestrian and cyclist safety to be improved on Te Moana Road

Friday 19 May 2017

The Council is upgrading Te Moana Road and Park Avenue intersection to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and accessibility. The work involves shifting an existing bus stop eastwards and installing a central refuge on Te Moana Road to improve...

Council evening for building owners a success

Wednesday 17 May 2017

The Council this week hosted commercial building owners at an information and feedback event, as part of a series of events for regular users of regulatory services.

New signs clarify boat launching areas on Paraparaumu Beach

Wednesday 17 May 2017

The Council has put up new signs at Paraparaumu Beach in an effort to stop people driving in prohibited zones.

We’re helping Kāpiti get tsunami ready

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Over the next few months, the Kāpiti Coast District Council is teaming up with Red Cross, Volunteer Kāpiti and other community groups to help Kāpiti get tsunami ready. The November 2017 Kaikoura earthquake raised concerns about tsunami awareness and preparedness in Kāpiti and nationally.

Poplar Avenue footpath upgrade underway

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Work to upgrade the footpath on the north side of Poplar Avenue between Matai Road and Glen Road is underway. The project involves removing the existing footpath and replacing it with a new 2.5 metre shared path.

New look Kāpiti Lights a makeover away

Friday 05 May 2017

Kāpiti Lights is about to get a makeover with work to upgrade the area commencing next week. The Kāpiti Lights upgrade is a key project in the Council’s town centres transformation programme which aims to take advantage of the opportunities provided by...

New group to provide leadership on Kāpiti's economic future

Friday 05 May 2017

The Council has established a new group to lead discussion and help bolster the district’s economic performance. Strategy and Planning Group Manager, Sarah Stevenson, says the Kāpiti Economic Development Leadership Group has been set up to assist the...

Council annual plan submissions close

Friday 05 May 2017

The submission period for the Kāpiti Coast District Council 2017/18 annual plan and Wellington region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan ended on 1 May with 131 submissions received.  Submitters who have asked to speak to the Council about their...

Age on the Go Expo

Friday 05 May 2017

More than 600 residents turned up at a recent Waikanae event to find out what there is to do for older people living in Kāpiti. The ‘Age on the Go’ Expo, opened with a speech from Mayor K Gurunathan, comprised around 40 displays, exhibits and stalls...

Pupil wins bike for Movin' March!

Friday 05 May 2017

Kena Kena School pupil Willow Bardsley was presented with a bike today for her participation in Movin’ March, an annual initiative that encourages kids to cycle, walk, scooter or skateboard to school. “We had 886 entries from six schools in Kāpiti whic...

Road safety week

Friday 05 May 2017

Get the child restraints in your car checked out next Thursday! The Council, with The Warehouse and Kāpiti Plunket, are offering free checks as part of road safety week.  They’ll be in The Warehouse carpark between 12-3pm. Council officers will also ha...

Together we're making a plan for the long-term future of Maclean Park

Friday 28 Apr 2017

Over the past six months the Kāpiti Coast District Council has heard from around 1500 members of our community about their Maclean Park story – their memories, how they use the park and what people hope to see in the future. Using the ideas and stories...

Raumati Road works

Friday 28 Apr 2017

Council is advising people to take care around Raumati Beach School next week with term two beginning and improvement works to the area continuing. “We’re still working on a new shared path, footpath and changed parking layout so people are advised to...

More than 400 people have their say on renaming SH1

Friday 21 Apr 2017

More than 400 people took the time to provide feedback and to put forward suggestions for renaming State Highway 1 (SH1) once it becomes a local road. Mayor K Gurunathan says it was great to see so many people taking an interest in the Council’s SH1...

Preparations for Kāpiti property revaluations begin

Friday 21 Apr 2017

Around 500 business and rural property owners in Kāpiti will shortly be receiving surveys from Quotable Value (QV), as work gets underway for the upcoming property revaluations. Group Manager Corporate Services Wayne Maxwell says that councils are...

Annual Plan feedback closes 1 May

Friday 21 Apr 2017

If you haven’t already provided feedback on the Council’s plans for the year ahead, there’s still time.  Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 1 May. Mayor K Gurunathan says the planning for 2017/18 reflects the Council’s work following through on long...

Poplar Avenue shared path improvements to commence next week

Thursday 13 Apr 2017

Work will commence next week to upgrade the footpath on the north side of Poplar Avenue between Matai Road and Glen Road to a 2.5 metre shared path. Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says the upgrade aims to provide a safe and consisten...

Work begins on refreshing Council's Long term plan

Thursday 13 Apr 2017

Over the last couple of weekends dozens of Kāpiti folk have taken part in community workshops to share insights, issues and opportunities as work on the 2018-38 long term plan gets underway. Mayor K Gurunathan was delighted with the breadth of views...

Council recognised at SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards

Thursday 13 Apr 2017

The Kāpiti Coast District Council won the BERL Collaborative Government Action Award category at the 2017 McGredy Winder SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards on Thursday 12 April for its work to get the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway on the road....

Work on Waitohu Valley Road bridge

Tuesday 11 Apr 2017

Part of Waitohu Valley Road in Ōtaki will be closed overnight on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 April 2017 (weather dependent) so works on the road’s bridge can be carried out. The closed section will be between Dittmer Street and Ringawhati Road from...

Planning community facilities for our FutureKāpiti

Friday 07 Apr 2017

Feedback is being sought on a draft Community Facilities Strategy that was developed with community input. The Kāpiti Coast District Council has developed the draft strategy to plan for the current and future needs of the community. Parks and Recreatio...

Be part of the Kāpiti Arts Trail!

Friday 07 Apr 2017

Get involved in one of the biggest arts events in the lower North Island. Applications for the 2017 Kāpiti Arts Trail on 28/29 October and 4/5 November are open, giving artists and galleries the opportunity to showcase their work and connect with the...

Deadline looming to have your say on renaming SH1

Friday 07 Apr 2017

There’s less than a week to go to put forward your suggestions for renaming State Highway 1 (SH1) once it becomes a local road. More than 300 people have had their say on name options for SH1 so far and the Kāpiti Coast District Council is encouraging...

WW1 competition opens for students

Tuesday 04 Apr 2017

Young people are being encouraged to get involved in a competition which commemorates World War One (WW1). The competition, open to Year 7-13 school students, invites entrants to present a written account or short film in English or Māori about someone...

Approved owner status reduces dog registration fee

Tuesday 04 Apr 2017

Want to pay less to register your dog? Apply for approved dog owner status by 1 May! If your application is accepted, you’ll be entitled to a discounted registration fee from the next financial year starting July 2017. To qualify as an approved owner...

Civic and community awards

Tuesday 04 Apr 2017

It’s time to recognise the volunteers in our community who make Kāpiti great. Nominations for this year’s Civic and Community Awards, which honour the work of groups and individuals, open on 1 April 2017. Civic Awards recognise those who have contribut...

Progress on Raumati Road works

Tuesday 04 Apr 2017

The newly-aligned Goldsborough Avenue, which will form the northern arm of a new roundabout on Raumati Road, recently opened for traffic and now construction of the southern arm of the roundabout, into Hillcrest Road, is underway. This will be followed...

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...