Our District

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, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, including their whānau and hapū.


He Kupu Na Te Tangata Whenua - A message from Tangata Whenua

Mana whenua of the Kāpiti Coast District are pleased to enjoy an ongoing and productive relationship with Council since 1994, through the Memorandum of Partnership.

He Whakakitenga mo te Rohe - The Vision from Tangata Whenua

The tangata whenua base their vision on four main principles - Whakawhanaungatanga/Manaakitanga, Te Reo, Kotahitanga, Tino Rangatiratanga.

Representatives of Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti

Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti Representatives 2016 - 2019.


Matariki A.R.T Market! Attention interested artists of all forms and modalities - We want you!   Come, share your time and artistry with us on 17 June at Ngā Purapura as we celebrate Matariki.  If you'd like to showcase and sell your art, music, craft,...

Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti

Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti is one of the longest lasting partnerships between tāngata whenua and Local Government in New Zealand. The partners are the Kāpiti Coast District Council and the mana whenua (people with ‘authority over the land’) on the Kāpiti Coast: Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and Ngāti Toarangatira.

Waitangi Day

The 2018 Waitangi Day commemorations were held on Tuesday 6 February, from 1pm-3pm, at the Council chambers in Paraparaumu. The theme for this year is Te Tiriti: 'Me huri whakamuri, ka titiro whakamua’, and includes a multimedia exhibition showcasing the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi and tāngata whenua of the Kāpiti Coast District.

Citizenship Ceremony on Marae

An annual partnership event that occurs in November.

Iwi and Hapū

Mai i Waitapu ki Rangataua, mai i Mīria-te-kākara ki Whitireia, whakawhitia Te Moana o Raukawa, ki Wairau, ki Whakatū. The ART (Āti Awa, Toa, Raukawa) Confederation has a population of about 40,000 that is inclusive regardless of district boundaries. I...

Earthworks and Archaeological Sites

A brochure on earthworks and archaeological sites, to encourage contractors, landscapers, developers and landowners to take precautions before digging.

Kia ora te Reo Māori

'The theme Kia ora te Reo Māori was chosen to celebrate New Zealand’s indigenous greeting, and also as the words ‘Kia Ora’ are an exact description of the intent of the new partnerships for te Reo Māori revitalisation between the Crown and Māori under...

Ākina Te Reo – give Te Reo Māori a go!

Why not have a go at Te Reo Māori? Check out our short videos on  Facebook and YouTube celebrating Te Reo Māori here in Kāpiti and encouraging you to use the language. More videos will be added throughout the year, incorporating Te Reo phrases from Te...

Kāpiti Coast District Council Contact Details

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.