Our District


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

We work to identify, protect and retain the District's heritage places to make sure they're retained for future generations.

Heritage places can include:

  • historic buildings (including structures)
  • ecological sites
  • geological sites
  • significant trees
  • waahi tapu.

The Heritage Register is a 'living' document, with items added and monitored to make sure we can effectively identify and protect our heritage.

Protect historic heritage in Kāpiti

Do you want to protect an historic building, site or structure, a notable tree, or an archaeological site? Learn more about the nomination process here. 

Heritage Fund

The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Heritage Fund aims to assist and actively encourage landowners and members of our community to manage, protect and enhance heritage features throughout the District, including ecological, geological, historical and cultural areas and sites. 

Heritage Fund criteria and guidelines

Heritage Fund application form

Archaeological sites

The Historic Places Act 1993 and the Kāpiti Coast District Plan protects archaeological sites, which are 'any place associated with pre-1900 human activity, where there may be evidence relating to the history of New Zealand'.

If you're a contractor, earthmover, landscaper, developer or surveyor, please familiarise yourself with your legal requirements concerning such sites by reading Digging up the past. 

Ecological sites

For information on tree protection rules governing the trimming and removal of native vegetation click here

Both brochures are also available from Council service centres.

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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