What's On

2013

Council revises District Plan timeline

Thursday 03 Oct 2013

Council has decided to slow down the District Plan review process to allow the community more time to consider and discuss issues around future land use and development in the district. At today's Council meeting, Mayor Jenny Rowan, acknowledged there...

Construction phase of water supply solution gets green light

Tuesday 08 Oct 2013

The appeal period for the River Recharge Project closed on Friday with no appeals lodged. Resource consent for the project was approved in mid-September and a tender was sent out yesterday for the first stage of construction. This will include the...

Council refuse bags no longer collected from 1 October

Wednesday 25 Sep 2013

Council refuse bags will no longer be collected from 1 October 2013.  This follows a Council decision to stop selling refuse bags from 1 July 2013 due to a substantial drop in bag sales which made it no longer viable to provide the service. The proposa...

We have “nailed it” says Mayor

Friday 13 Sep 2013

The decision by independent commissioners to approve a resource consent application for the Waikanae River Recharge Project is a major breakthrough, says Kāpiti Mayor Jenny Rowan. "The need to secure a long term water supply solution is the biggest iss...

Council report card shows a year of real progress

Monday 23 Sep 2013

In the last financial year Council completed the Civic Administration Building, substantially completed the Aquatic Centre, installed district wide water meters and spent millions on improving the District’s stormwater systems, roads and footpaths. The...

Renovate your house right the first time and ‘natural’ building

Monday 14 Oct 2013

Residents considering renovating their home or building with natural materials will have the opportunity to get some ideas and advice with two talks happening in October. The talks, with Council's Eco-Design Advisor Richard Morrison, are part of...

Vandals hack down century-old Nikau palms

Monday 16 Dec 2013

Vandals have hacked down 10 Nikau palm trees in a protected kohekohe-tawa forest between Waikanae and Paraparaumu. The privately-owned forest in Aston Road is protected by a Department of Conservation covenant under the Reserves Act and also under the...

Judge rules on Weir judicial review

Friday 20 Dec 2013

A High Court judge has ruled that Council was required by law to put coastal hazard information on Land Information Memorandums (LIMs) relating to coastal properties in the district. In a just-released, interim decision, Judge Joe Williams says under...

Alcohol law changes for under 18s

Monday 16 Dec 2013

Anyone hosting Christmas or end-of-year functions after 18 December needs to be aware of the changes to the law around the supply of alcohol to under-18s. On 18 December, new legislation for supplying alcohol to under-18s comes into effect. Under the...

Changes to PDP independent review announced by Chief Executive

Tuesday 05 Nov 2013

To ensure the community can have absolute confidence in the independence and integrity of a recently-commissioned independent review of the Proposed District Plan (PDP), Chief Executive Pat Dougherty has announced some important changes to the process....

$2 million saving by Council

Friday 13 Dec 2013

Almost $2 million has been saved as a result of the competitive tendering process for Stage 1 of the River Recharge Scheme and the Water Treatment Plant upgrade. Kāpiti Mayor Ross Church said the savings were significant and would be warmly welcomed by...

Expressway decision welcomed

Monday 04 Mar 2013

Kāpiti Mayor Jenny Rowan has welcomed the draft decision by the Board of Inquiry into the MacKays Crossing to Peka Peka Expressway. "It is fair to say this project has deeply divided our community. However, after years of debate, we now have some...

Water meters installation almost complete

Wednesday 15 May 2013

The installation of water meters in Ōtaki is almost completed. More than 3000 meters have been installed over the past few months by contractor Thomas Plumbing and Gas Ltd. "They are now down to the last 40 in the commercial area," said Sean Mallon,...

Additional questions are no surprise

Tuesday 05 Feb 2013

Kāpiti Coast District Council is not surprised that the Greater Wellington Regional Council has put forward additional questions concerning Council's Waikanae River Recharge with Groundwater resource consent application. "This is normal for a project o...

New traffic lights by Aquatic Centre

Monday 14 Jan 2013

New traffic lights will be installed on Kapiti Road where it intersects with Larch Grove and a new access road leading to the Coastlands Aquatic Centre. The traffic lights will ensure people can safely get to the centre, due to open at the end of March...

Coastal hazard submitters to get extra month and independent commissioners

Thursday 31 Jan 2013

The deadline for submissions on coastal hazard provisions in the Proposed District Plan has been extended by a month to give affected property owners more time to prepare. The decision to move the deadline from 1 March to 2 April was made at a full...

August opening for Coastland’s Aquatic Centre

Friday 24 May 2013

Coastlands Aquatic Centre will open to the public on Saturday, 10 August. The date is later than Council had hoped for but Chief Executive Pat Dougherty says the stalling of the project because of the collapse of building contractor Mainzeal in Februar...

Access ‘first class’ says former sportswoman

Thursday 18 Jul 2013

Coastlands Aquatic Centre has been described as a 'world class' facility when it comes to catering for the disabled.

Council explains Waikanae River planting strategy

Friday 26 Jul 2013

A strategy to plant locally native species along the Waikanae river corridor is underpinned by long-standing agreements between Council, the Friends of the Waikanae River group and the Greater Wellington Regional Council, says Leisure and Open Space...

Council building consent process sound says Acting CE

Tuesday 09 Jul 2013

Kapiti Coast District Council has been praised by the Minister of Building and Construction Maurice Williamson for the way it responded to a recent audit of its building consents processes. The audit by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ)...

Removable ramp confirmed for Coastlands Aquatic Centre

Monday 10 Jun 2013

A removable ramp has been approved for the main pool at Coastlands Aquatic Centre. The Dutch manufacturers of the pool's moveable floor, VarioPool, last week confirmed that a locally designed stainless steel removable ramp could be used without voiding...

Last chance to be on Coastlands Aquatic Centre tile wall

Friday 14 Jun 2013

You'll have to be in quick if you want to become a small and permanent part of the Coastlands Aquatic Centre. There are only four gold tiles left at $500 each and they will only be available until close of business Monday. The 'tiles' are not ceramic...