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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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Reports, reviews and surveys

When required, the Kāpiti Coast District Council undertakes, or is supplied with, reports and surveys on the district and its environment.

Reports | Reviews Surveys 


The reports below vary from reporting on the performance of Kāpiti Coast District Council through to management of the environment.

Annual report

The Annual Report comments on the performance measures for delivering on Council activities contained in the Long Term Plan or the Annual Plan, dependent upon which document was in place for the previous financial year.

Annual Report 2017/18

Summary Annual Report 2017/18



View previous years Annual Report and Summary documents here.

Pre-election report

Amendments to the Local Government Act 2002 introduced a new requirement for the Chief Executive to prepare a Pre-Election Report providing information for the community and prospective candidates to use during the election process.

The Pre-Election Report brings together information previously published in Council's Long Term Plan, Annual Plans, Annual Reports and associated summaries. It provides information to promote public discussion about the issues facing Council and is intended to enable a better informed election debate.

Latest report: 2016 Pre-election Report

Previous report: 2013 Pre-election Report

Other council reports


The reviews below look at the performance of Kāpiti Coast District Council from independent organisations.


The surveys below were commissioned by Kāpiti Coast District Council.

Residents opinion survey

Resident opinion survey

It is important for the Council to know how Kāpiti residents feel about our performance and the way we deliver our many services and activities. One of the ways we do this is to undertake quarterly resident surveys – to look at what we do well, and where we need to make improvements.

We set ourselves performance targets for many of our services – both through our long term and our annual planning process. The survey results tell us how we are performing against these targets and inform our annual report each year.

We contract an independent research company, called Research First, to conduct our resident survey. They ensure it’s done correctly, using statistically representative samples of Kāpiti residents to get accurate results. Research First carries out similar surveys for other local authorities in New Zealand.

Key points to note:

  • The quarterly surveys are carried out in September, December, March and June of each financial year.
  • Each survey runs for approximately two weeks, or until 200 responses are collected for the quarter.  This gives us an annual sample of 800 responses (sometimes slightly more) resulting in a maximum margin of error of +/- 3.5% at the 95% confidence interval.
  • All surveys are undertaken via phone using a database of randomly generated local landline numbers or cell phone numbers gathered during previous surveys.
  • The researchers should be calling between 4pm-8.30pm Mon-Fri, and 12pm-6pm Sat-Sun.  They should only call after that time if a respondent arranges a call-back then.
  • The researchers try to match their survey respondents with the Kāpiti population demographic, and therefore will occasionally stop the phone call politely if the respondent states their age group/gender/location and the researchers have already surveyed the ‘quota’ for that demographic.
  • They will introduce themselves as calling from Research First on behalf of Kāpiti Coast District Council, and will ask for the youngest person aged over 18 in the household. This is not because they’re only interested in the views of younger people but because that is the hardest group to fill the demographic quota for.  When that quota is filled that initial question will change as needed. Even starting with that question many of the older age group quotas will still be filled first as many households only have older residents.
  • Council staff and non-Kāpiti residents are also screened for and excluded.

Annual results for each financial year are usually published around August/September of the following year. Annual results for previous years can be accessed via the links below.

The Council contracted Research First to undertake the Residents Opinion Survey in 2016/17 and since then the survey has been conducted quarterly. Prior to 2016/17 there was a single annual survey undertaken each year.


Previous surveys