Our District

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.

Our District's history

The Kāpiti Coast District has a long and diverse history.


Heritage places are important in shaping the character of the Kāpiti Coast. They are part of what makes Kāpiti unique.

Kāpiti Island

Kāpiti Island  lies five kilometres off the Kāpiti coastline. The island is an internationally-famed nature reserve protecting some of New Zealand's most endangered birds. The 1,965-hectare island is one of the few relatively accessible island nature...

Population and demographics

The population of the Kāpiti Coast District at the 2013 census was 49,104. This was an increase of 6.3% since 2006. Most people live between the State Highway and the beach in townships at Paraparaumu, Waikanae and Ōtaki.   To find out more about peopl...

Urban development capacity

The National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS UDC) was introduced by the Ministry for the Environment in 2016 and requires local authorities to assess housing and business demand and capacity across the District.  The purpose of this...

District webcams

Here you'll find a sample of webcams from around Kāpiti. The following links to websites are offered in good faith. We have no control over the content displayed in these images and don't endorse any of the products or services shown. View from Riwai...

Kāpiti Coast Airport

The Kāpiti Coast Airport is significant to our community and our District's economy. The ability for people to fly to and from Kāpiti strengthens business, family and visitor connections and supports a strong visitor economy. We're committed to growing...

Contact us

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

04 296 4700 
0800 486 486
Fax: 04 296 4830 

Opening hours:

8am to 5pm - Monday to Friday

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