Our District

Our District

The Kāpiti Coast is located approximately 45 minutes drive north of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.  It has a vibrant community with many attractions and services for visitors and residents.  

Tāngata Whenua

Piki mai rā, kake mai rā. Ko Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai rātou ko Ngāti Raukawa, ko Ngāti Toa Rangatira, me ō rātou whānau, ō rātou hapū te tāngata whenua o te rohe nei. The tāngata whenua of the District are Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Raukawa,...

FutureKāpiti | Our vision

Our vision for Kāpiti is:  a vibrant culture, diverse community and thriving economy. This vision was shaped through extensive community consultation during 2015. The outcome was our 20-year plan, the FutureKapiti Long term plan 2015-35 . More recently...


  The Kāpiti Coast coastline is approximately 40 kilometres long.  As well as being the location for significant urban development, our beautiful beaches are an important community asset with many unique characteristics and natural qualities.  


Image: Pingao and Spinifex growing happily on the dunes at Waimeha Estuary, Waikanae . Biodiversity refers to the variety of living plants and animals on land, in fresh water and in the sea. Kāpiti has an attractive natural environment with a diverse...

Civil Defence | Emergency Management

All New Zealanders are now asked to be prepared to manage on their own - or as a family group - for the first three days after a disaster. It can simply take that long for help to arrive, so making preparations in advance can ensure self-sufficiency an...

Doing business in Kāpiti

Welcome to the Kāpiti District Economic Development Strategy for 2015 to 2018. This strategy provides a roadmap for Council, business and the community to continue to foster a thriving economy in the district. Strategy for Supporting Economic Developme...

Economic Profile

The Kāpiti Coast District has a vibrant, diverse and thriving local economy.


We have several maps available online for download or to view that detail the district. Our maps include information on properties, fault zones, parking and speed restrictions, rubbish collection routes, tsunami evacuation zones, walking, riding and dog access maps, water supply project maps and much more.

On To It: Sustainability News

On To It is a space to celebrate stories and share advice, information and resources of all things related to sustainable living.

Our community

The Kāpiti Coast has a vibrant community with many attractions and services for visitors and residents.

Our Kāpiti

The district has been described as a string of pearls spanning Paekākāriki, Raumati, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Peka Peka, Te Horo and Ōtaki. Each township along the coast has its own character.

Visiting Kāpiti

Kāpiti has a wealth of attractions for visitors, learn more here.

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

Phone: (04) 296 4700 
Toll free: 0800 486 486
Fax: (04) 296 4830 
Email: kapiti.council@kapiticoast.govt.nz

View more contact details here including our business hours and Service Centres.