Our District

Whakahoatanga Manatu - Memorandum of Partnership

Kāpiti Coast District Council is absolutely committed to its partnership with Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Toa Rangatira and the Memorandum of Partnership it holds with them. 

This involves a commitment to working via Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti, the partnership mechanism for advancing matters of mutual interest. The council is committed to working directly with each iwi and relevant hapū on matters relevant to their role as kaitiaki and of specific interest within their rohe. The council will continue to work to advance the agreed strategic work programme and to work with iwi to respond to the interests and concerns of Māori residents. It will also seek creative ways to advance wider understanding of tāngata whenua history, interests and vision for the wider community.



The Initial Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti Committee 1994 (from left) the late Te Pehi Parata, Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai, Cr Harold Thomas, John Barrett,  Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai, the late Mayor Brett Ambler,  Miria Pomare, Ngāti Toa Rangatira and  Glen Innes, General Manager (absent Rupene Waaka, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)

  • Memorandum of Partnership re-signed each triennium
  • Published and launched The History of Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti  19 June 2007
  • Coastal Strategy developed in partnership with Iwi
  • Photographic Archive of Tāonga
  • Advocated the need to retain the knowledge of decoration in wharenui and buildings associated with marae. Extensive photographic archiving undertaken
  • Annual marae maintenance grants
  • Māori Economic Development projects
  • Annual Commissioners Training: two iwi members nominated to complete the training annually
  • Matariki is celebrated annually
  • Maramataka calendar published and distributed
  • Quarterly newsletter informing the community on activities and projects that iwi and council collaborate on
  • Treaty of Waitangi advocated the need to increase awareness of the Treaty within Council, courses are explored and offered to staff
  • Te Reo Māori – advocating for greater promotion of Te Reo Māori within the Kāpiti Coast community
  • Civic Citizenship Ceremony held annually at marae from the district

Contact us

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

04 296 4700 
0800 486 486
Fax: 04 296 4830 

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8am to 5pm - Monday to Friday

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