Your Council

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Kāpiti Coast District Council
175 Rimu Road
Private Bag 60601
Paraparaumu 5254

04 296 4700 
0800 486 486
Fax: 04 296 4830

Opening hours:
8am to 5pm - Monday to Friday

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Youth Council

Youth Council

The Kāpiti Coast Youth Council promotes a strong voice for the needs and opinions of young people between the ages of 12 and 24 on the coast. to bring positive change in the community. We get youth opinions heard, organise 'by youth/for youth' events, have fun and get active on youth issues.

Projects and Activities

Learn about the activities and projects the Youth Council are involved with on the Kāpiti Coast.

Kāpiti Youth Festival

An annual event for young people organised by the Kāpiti Coast Youth Council and Ngā Kākano. This year's festival will take place on Saturday 9 April from 11.30am at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach. Come along and have fun! Check out the details here.

Shout Out Awards

These awards are an acknowledgement of the diversity of youth achievements
and how much young people contribute to our thriving and vibrant district.  Nomination forms are available here.

Youth2U Action Plan

We've developed an action plan to deal with the issues raised by young people following our survey in 2010 - read the action plan document here.

Proposed Youth Development Centre

A Youth Development Centre has been proposed for the Kāpiti Coast. We are currently seeking ‘Expressions of Interest’ from youth organisations interested in delivering the programmes and services of the centre.

In the FutureKāpiti - long term plan 2015-35, council proposed to start implementing the project in 2015. 

Youth2U Dollars

Youth2U Dollars are offered twice a year for young people in the district. There are two categories for funding - individual and group - more information about the fund and application criteria is available here.

Youth Week

Each year the Youth Council supports events and activities across the district, including Youth Week.   


If you would like to provide feedback on this page or you have questions about the Youth Council, you can emails us on or text 5232

Related links 
Youth - Kapiti Coast Libraries website