What's On

2012

Council buys land for new dam site

Tuesday 31 Jul 2012

Council has tied up a “complex but inspiring” deal to secure 80 hectares of public land for a future dam site in the Maungakotukutuku Valley behind Paraparaumu. “This is a major success story,” says Mayor Jenny Rowan. “When you add this land to the...

Water meter installation underway

Tuesday 07 Aug 2012

The installation of district-wide residential water meters is now underway.  Thomas Plumbing Ltd has the contract to install meters north of the Waikanae River. They began installing meters in the Otaki Beach area on August 1. Downer Ltd has the southe...

Kapiti Mayor assures Minister Carter over water meters

Wednesday 13 Jun 2012

Kāpiti Mayor, Jenny Rowan says she is unperturbed that former mayoral candidate Chris Turver has written to Minister of Local government, David Carter. Mayor Rowan says she is absolutely confident Council has followed due process in making a decision t...

Water meter tender costs on track

Monday 25 Jun 2012

The tenders for the purchase and installation of district-wide water meters have come in under the budget estimate, which is good news, says Councillor Mike Cardiff. “There were one or two doubters with non-technical backgrounds who said ‘yeah right’...

Major milestone on providing good quality water to residents

Friday 28 Sep 2012

Council has given approval for staff to lodge a resource consent application with the Greater Wellington Regional Council for the proposed Waikanae River recharge scheme. “This is a significant step forward in our goal of providing a dependable high...

Council rules out early revaluation

Friday 05 Oct 2012

Council has ruled out an early revaluation of coastal properties that fall within the coastal erosion risk hazard areas. The likelihood of a rate’s differential for affected properties is also unlikely. Councillors were told this week that there are...

Council submits on MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway

Wednesday 08 Aug 2012

Councillors are to consider a draft submission on Thursday (August 9) that generally supports the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway design and mitigation details, but says a number of areas will require specific improvements. Submissions on the NZTA...

Conditional support for expressway

Thursday 09 Aug 2012

Kāpiti Coast District Council “generally supports” the proposed MacKays Crossing to Peka Peka Expressway design and mitigation details. However, in its submission to the Environmental Protection Authority, Council says its full support is conditional o...

Mayor confirms tender has been re-advertised

Friday 08 Jun 2012

Kāpiti Mayor Jenny Rowan has confirmed that the tender for installing water meters for the southern part of the Kāpiti district has been re-advertised. “Tenders were sought for the supply of meters, and their installation in the north and in the south...

Council considers recommendation to put the Mahara Gallery upgrade on hold

Friday 02 Mar 2012

Council yesterday considered a proposal to put the planned upgrade of Waikanae’s Mahara Gallery on hold to give the Mahara Gallery Trustees time to come up with the funds to enable it to proceed. The future of the joint project to upgrade the Mahara...

Mayor welcomes CRAG report

Monday 02 Apr 2012

Mayor Jenny Rowan has welcomed the Charging Regime Advisory Group (CRAG) report, saying the charging regime is fundamental to the debate about water meters. “Last year Council adopted water meters in principle, but said a final decision would not be ma...

Council welcomes NZTA move to make SH1 safer at Otaihanga

Friday 06 Jan 2012

Kāpiti Coast District Council is pleased that the national roading authority NZTA is considering making permanent the speed restrictions and lane closure between Otaihanga and Waikanae on SH1 – the site of recent fatal accidents. Mayor Jenny Rowan said...

Council seeks public feedback on stormwater maps

Friday 10 Feb 2012

Kāpiti residents are being invited to look over a series of maps Council engineers have developed that predict where stormwater would go if there was a big flood. Group Manager Infrastructure Services Sean Mallon says the maps, which are being made...

No secrecy on water meters says Mayor Rowan

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Mayor Jenny Rowan has rejected absolutely any suggestion of secrecy over water meters. “Mr Turver has got his facts wrong again,” said Mayor Rowan, in response to a statement from Mr Turver. “The situation is this. In late March our infrastructure peop...

Council votes in water meters

Thursday 07 Jun 2012

Kāpiti Coast District Council has voted 8/3 in support of introducing water meters as a conservation measure, opening the way to their installation from July 1 this year and an operational date of July 1, 2014. Mayor Jenny Rowan heralded the decision a...

Unanimous support by Council for water charge regime consultation

Thursday 05 Apr 2012

Public consultation will begin shortly on a charging regime for water meters based on a 50% fixed charge (similar to electricity line charges) and a 50% variable charge (a charge based on the amount of water you use). The move follows unanimous support...

Cost of water to rise but by how much?

Tuesday 17 Apr 2012

The cost of reticulated water will rise across the district, no matter which development option is eventually chosen, says Mayor Jenny Rowan. “The current annual water charge of around $330 per household will rise to match the cost of maintenance and...