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2023

Read Council's 2023 media releases.

New smokefree policy aims to kerb public smoking, vaping
19 December 2023
New smokefree policy aims to kerb public smoking, vaping
The range of public places on the Kāpiti Coast where smoking is discouraged will expand and include the increasingly prevalent vaping.  Kāpiti Coast District Council adopted the Smokefree Public...
Kāpiti opts for sinking lid for pokies
19 December 2023
Kāpiti opts for sinking lid for pokies
There will be no additional pokie machines added to those already in Kāpiti following the adoption of a sinking lid policy.  Kāpiti Coast District Council voted last week to adopt the Kāpiti Coast...
Kāpiti adopts regional plan for reducing waste
15 December 2023
Kāpiti adopts regional plan for reducing waste
Kāpiti Coast District Council has adopted a plan to reduce waste in our district and the Wellington region over the next six years.  Council unanimously adopted the Wellington Region Waste Management...
Council investigating ways to secure older persons’ housing in Kāpiti
15 December 2023
Council investigating ways to secure older persons’ housing in Kāpiti
A comprehensive review of Kāpiti Coast District Council’s older persons’ housing portfolio has identified alternative operating models that could improve affordability and services for tenants while...
Christmas comes early for the recipients of the Waste Levy Grants 2023/24
13 December 2023
Christmas comes early for the recipients of the Waste Levy Grants 2023/24
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is delighted to announce the recipients of the Waste Levy Grants 2023/24.  A small-scale anaerobic digestion pilot to produce energy from organic waste, a cloth nappy...
Non-speaking and Te Reo Māori communication boards unveiled in Ōtaki
01 December 2023
Non-speaking and Te Reo Māori communication boards unveiled in Ōtaki
Following a blessing by Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki at Haruatai Park’s playground this morning, Kāpiti Coast District Council unveiled non-speaking and Te Reo Māori communication boards as part of an ongoing...
Kāpiti residents’ opinion phone survey underway
28 November 2023
Kāpiti residents’ opinion phone survey underway
Kāpiti Coast District Council’s quarterly check-in with the community to gather data for the annual Residents’ Opinion Survey is underway again. Council chief executive Darren Edwards says if you get...
Major upgrade to Waikanae Water Treatment Plant on the way
24 November 2023
Major upgrade to Waikanae Water Treatment Plant on the way
Kāpiti Coast District Council chief executive Darren Edwards this week signed the contract for a $22 million upgrade of the Waikanae Water Treatment Plant. The two-and-a-half-year project follows...
Low mow trial
22 November 2023
Low mow trial
Introducing Kāpiti Coast’s first “sustainable meadow”, where we're trialling a low-mow approach to managing grassed areas on the Kāpiti Coast. We’ve sown a mix of fescue and white clover on...
Council sells 40 Kiwi Road, Raumati
20 November 2023
Council sells 40 Kiwi Road, Raumati
Council has sold the property at 40 Kiwi Road Raumati as it was surplus to Council’s requirements and required for another public work. The property was acquired by Council in 1958 as a possible...
Kāpiti Coast District to have a Māori ward
14 November 2023
Kāpiti Coast District to have a Māori ward
Kāpiti Coast District Council has voted to establish a Māori ward ahead of the 2025 local body elections. Councillor Martin Halliday, representative on Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti, moved the motion,...
Waikanae township property purchase
09 November 2023
Waikanae township property purchase
Kāpiti Coast District Council has bought 56-62 Main Road, Waikanae for future development of the township.   This is a strategic purchase to support the growth and development of the central Waikanae...
Resource recovery centre no-brainer for growing Kāpiti Coast District
06 November 2023
Resource recovery centre no-brainer for growing Kāpiti Coast District
A resource recovery centre in Otaihanga is one step closer following the signing of a lease agreement between Kāpiti Coast District Council, Localised and Sustainability Trust this week. Kāpiti Coast...
Local artists brighten up Kāpiti Coast streets
06 November 2023
Local artists brighten up Kāpiti Coast streets
The streets of Kāpiti Coast are getting brighter with a new Chorus cabinet mural by local artist Ruth Mitchener, and more local artists’ murals due on cabinets in the coming months. Chorus has...
Toi MAHARA now open!
30 October 2023
Toi MAHARA now open!
The new Kāpiti Coast District Gallery, Toi MAHARA opened last weekend amid celebrations held for founders, donors, artists and the Kāpiti community. Mayor Janet Holborow is thrilled with new gallery...
Cup of tea for your thoughts – councillors seeking views on district’s future
30 October 2023
Cup of tea for your thoughts – councillors seeking views on district’s future
Over the next four weeks Kāpiti Coast District councillors are inviting the community to share their views and aspirations for the district over a hot cuppa.  Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from...
Council votes to lower speed limit to 30km/h in Paekākāriki
30 October 2023
Council votes to lower speed limit to 30km/h in Paekākāriki
Kāpiti Coast District Council voted at its 26 October meeting to lower the speed limit across the whole of Paekākāriki to 30km/h as part of the district’s first Speed Management Plan.  Kāpiti Mayor...
Annual Report reflects a year of steady progress and focus on resilience
27 October 2023
Annual Report reflects a year of steady progress and focus on resilience
The Kāpiti Coast District Council Annual Report for 2022/23 was adopted by Council on 26 October.  This is the second annual report in line with year two of Council’s Long-term Plan 2021–2041.  Mayor...
Property values up in latest Kāpiti revaluation
26 October 2023
Property values up in latest Kāpiti revaluation
Residential property values have risen across the Kāpiti Coast district in the last three years by an average of 12 percent according to the latest revaluation by Quotable Value (QV).  This compares...
Grant progresses food and beverage opportunities in Kāpiti Coast
25 October 2023
Grant progresses food and beverage opportunities in Kāpiti Coast
Kāpiti Coast District Council has injected $50,000 towards progressing local food and beverage economic opportunities via a grant to The Bond Store. Kāpiti Coast District Councillor Liz Koh says the...
“Low mow” trial to reduce costs and emissions
24 October 2023
“Low mow” trial to reduce costs and emissions
A new sustainable meadow will sprout in Raumati this spring as part of a trial to find new ways of managing open space on the Kāpiti Coast.   Kāpiti Coast District Council will replace the grass on...
Older Persons’ Housing Review moves to next stage
20 October 2023
Older Persons’ Housing Review moves to next stage
Options for improving the way Kāpiti Coast District Council manages its housing portfolio for older people will be considered next, following a report back to councillors on part one of a two-stage...
Kāpiti Coast’s rich heritage part of regional festival
20 October 2023
Kāpiti Coast’s rich heritage part of regional festival
Kāpiti Coast’s rich heritage is on show as part of the Wellington Heritage Festival which runs from 23 October – 5 November. Kāpiti Coast District Mayor Janet Holborow is delighted that local...
Council decides Easter Sunday trading in Kāpiti allowed to continue
10 October 2023
Council decides Easter Sunday trading in Kāpiti allowed to continue
Kāpiti Coast District shops will be allowed to continue trading on Easter Sunday, following a Council decision today. Mayor Janet Holborow said Council had reviewed the policy as it is required to do...
Council adopts ‘age-friendly approach’ for Kāpiti
09 October 2023
Council adopts ‘age-friendly approach’ for Kāpiti
The needs, aspirations, and contributions of older people in Kāpiti will be better supported and recognised with Kāpiti Coast District Council’s adoption of an ‘age-friendly approach’, says Mayor...
Minister accepts rezoning of Otaihanga land block for housing
05 October 2023
Minister accepts rezoning of Otaihanga land block for housing
Environment Minister David Parker has ruled that an 18 hectare block of land in Otaihanga should be rezoned from ‘rural lifestyle’ to ‘general residential’ under the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s...
Site set for construction of new Ōtaki Reservoir following blessing
28 September 2023
Site set for construction of new Ōtaki Reservoir following blessing
A ceremony to clear the way for work to begin on the new Ōtaki reservoir was held today, reports Kāpiti Coast District Council Mayor Janet Holborow.“The ceremony, or whakawatea, led by Ngā Hapu ō...
Ōtaki Tri back for 2023 – nau mai haere mai
26 September 2023
Ōtaki Tri back for 2023 – nau mai haere mai
Following a successful return last year Tauwhāinga-Toru – the Ōtaki Triathlon – is back for 2023. After an eight-year hiatus the swimming, running, and cycling event was resurrected last year and drew...
Roadworks on Kāpiti Rd from early October
25 September 2023
Roadworks on Kāpiti Rd from early October
Kāpiti Coast District Council says renewal of the surface of Kāpiti Rd will begin in early October and motorists can expect some disruption as a result.  Work on the section between Arawhata and Rimu...
No concerns with Kāpiti water supply, Council says
22 September 2023
No concerns with Kāpiti water supply, Council says
Kāpiti Coast District Council is providing reassurance that its public water supplies are safe to drink in the wake of the gastro illness outbreak in Queenstown. Kāpiti water treatment plants manager...
Council sets up climate change and resilience community ‘think tank’
22 September 2023
Council sets up climate change and resilience community ‘think tank’
Kāpiti Coast District Council is setting up a think tank to help develop a climate change and resilience strategy for our district, and is looking for applicants from the community. Climate and...
Council welcomes the opportunity to extend work to improve public transport links for Ōtaki
13 September 2023
Council welcomes the opportunity to extend work to improve public transport links for Ōtaki
A submission from Kāpiti Coast District Council to the Horizons Regional Council’s Services Review aims to build on existing work to address a number of issued faced by the Ōtaki community as a result...
Council’s engagement hub heads north to Ōtaki
12 September 2023
Council’s engagement hub heads north to Ōtaki
The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s roving engagement hub is heading north this week, setting up at the Ōtaki Library from today, Tuesday 12 September, through to Friday 13 October. This follows the...
Council wants your views on a Māori ward for Kāpiti
11 September 2023
Council wants your views on a Māori ward for Kāpiti
Kāpiti Coast District Council is seeking the community’s views from tomorrow (12 September) on whether to establish a Māori ward ahead of the 2025 local elections. Feedback closes at 5pm Friday 13...
Join the Kāpiti Coast community beach clean up!
08 September 2023
Join the Kāpiti Coast community beach clean up!
It’s spring, so that means spring cleaning our coast! Kāpiti Coast District Council invites you to join a community beach clean up at Paraparaumu Beach on Saturday 16 September from 10.30am to...
Council to keep Single Transferable Vote for local elections
07 September 2023
Council to keep Single Transferable Vote for local elections
Kāpiti Coast District Council has notified its intention to keep the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system for the 2025 local body elections. STV is a proportional electoral system where voters rank...
Speed limit changes confirmed for Kāpiti
04 September 2023
Speed limit changes confirmed for Kāpiti
The speed limit around all Kāpiti Coast schools will drop to 30km/h following the adoption of the Kāpiti Coast District Council Speed Management Plan last week (Thursday 31 August). Government rules...
New Waikanae Library and Community Hub gets the green light
01 September 2023
New Waikanae Library and Community Hub gets the green light
Kāpiti Mayor Janet Holborow has welcomed the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s decision to green light the Waikanae Library and Community Hub project. Mayor Holborow says the public have waited a long...
Art inspired by nature – Waiorua Gallery on Kāpiti Island joins the Art Trail
31 August 2023
Art inspired by nature – Waiorua Gallery on Kāpiti Island joins the Art Trail
Kāpiti Island is the iconic island which lends it name to the Kāpiti Coast, a short drive north of Wellington. It’s best known as a predator-free bird sanctuary and is one of New Zealand’s oldest and...
Climate Action Grant recipients announced
31 August 2023
Climate Action Grant recipients announced
Kāpiti Coast District Council has awarded Climate Action Grants to support 11 community and business projects across the district. Climate and environment subcommittee chair Jocelyn Prvanov said...
Good Sorts and Community Awards celebrate local legends
31 August 2023
Good Sorts and Community Awards celebrate local legends
Local heroes who work to make life better were recognised at the Kāpiti Good Sorts and Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards at Te Raukura ki Kāpiti last night.  The Kāpiti Good Sorts Awards...
Feedback sought on Kāpiti smokefree and gambling policies
30 August 2023
Feedback sought on Kāpiti smokefree and gambling policies
Kāpiti Coast District Council is seeking feedback on refreshed smokefree and gambling policies.  Consultation on the draft Class 4 Gambling & TAB Venue Gambling Policy 2023 and Smokefree Public Places...
Maramataka 2023 – why is it such a bestseller?
29 August 2023
Maramataka 2023 – why is it such a bestseller?
Maramataka 2023 is enjoying huge popularity since its launch last month at Matariki. Its success has taken its publishers – Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti in collaboration with the Rongoā Collective of the...
Councillors deliver on commitment to engaging well
21 August 2023
Councillors deliver on commitment to engaging well
Kāpiti Coast District councillors will be out in force in Mahara Place, Waikanae next Tuesday (22 August) as part of their commitment to making sure people have plenty of opportunities to get involved...
Celebrate 10 years of awesome aquatics this September
14 August 2023
Celebrate 10 years of awesome aquatics this September
Kāpiti Coast District Council will be celebrating a decade of lengths, bombs, aquafit, saunas and more at Coastlands Aquatic Centre next month.   The pools complex opened 10 years ago this month and...
Council votes for plan change enabling more housing in Kāpiti
14 August 2023
Council votes for plan change enabling more housing in Kāpiti
Today, Kāpiti Coast District Council voted to approve changes to its District Plan to enable more housing in the district. Mayor Janet Holborow said the plan change was the result of central...
Coastlands Aquatic Centre celebrates 10 years
14 August 2023
Coastlands Aquatic Centre celebrates 10 years
Our Coastlands Aquatic Centre is celebrating 10 years, and we’ll be marking the occasion with a month of events during September.  The pool has become a Kāpiti landmark, with its iconic clear polymer...
Trash talk time: Council wants your views on rubbish and recycling
03 August 2023
Trash talk time: Council wants your views on rubbish and recycling
Kāpiti Coast District Council and the seven other councils in the Wellington region are consulting together on an updated plan for better managing how we deal with waste. They want your views by 1...
Site confirmed for new Ōtaki reservoir
02 August 2023 | Work updates
Site confirmed for new Ōtaki reservoir
After a thorough investigation, the preferred location of the new Ōtaki reservoir has been confirmed on the site at 71 Te Manuao Road, reports Kāpiti Coast District Mayor Janet Holborow. “A number of...
Council’s AA credit rating reaffirmed; outlook revised to negative
31 July 2023
Council’s AA credit rating reaffirmed; outlook revised to negative
Kāpiti Coast District Council has had its strong AA credit rating reaffirmed by independent ratings agency S&P Global, but the outlook for the coming year has been adjusted from stable to...
Vision and commitment transform Greendale Reserve
28 July 2023
Vision and commitment transform Greendale Reserve
In 1998 Viola Palmer was in the grips of the tree planting bug. It’s fair to say she still is.  Having worked with husband Phil to restore their own Otaihanga property, the couple then turned their...
Maramataka 2023 celebrates Rongoā Māori wisdom and cultural heritage
24 July 2023
Maramataka 2023 celebrates Rongoā Māori wisdom and cultural heritage
Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti, in collaboration with the Rongoā Collective of the Ā.R.T. Confederation, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated launch of Maramataka 2023.  The momentous launch event...
Māori Economic Development Fund recipients announced
20 July 2023
Māori Economic Development Fund recipients announced
Four Kāpiti businesses have been successful in their applications to the 2022/23 round of the Māori Economic Development Fund.  The contestable Fund was established in 2013 by the Kāpiti Coast...
Girls’ footie day out biggest in the Wellington Region
17 July 2023
Girls’ footie day out biggest in the Wellington Region
Kāpiti Coast District Council is celebrating the women’s World Cup with a dedicated Girls’ Footie Day Out. Two Wellington Phoenix Women’s players will be joining almost 500 girls at Mazengarb Sports...
Review of older persons’ housing aims to grow fit-for-future service
13 July 2023
Review of older persons’ housing aims to grow fit-for-future service
Kāpiti Coast District Council is progressing the first comprehensive review of its older persons’ housing portfolio in 30 years with the objective of ensuring the ongoing sustainable delivery of the...
Greenhouse emissions in Kāpiti drop 14 percent in 2021/22
11 July 2023
Greenhouse emissions in Kāpiti drop 14 percent in 2021/22
Districtwide gross greenhouse gas gross emissions for the Kāpiti Coast in 2021/22 dropped 14 percent from 2018/19 largely due to reductions in travel emissions and improved waste and industrial...
Bike stands coming to Raumati Village
07 July 2023
Bike stands coming to Raumati Village
New bike stands have been ordered for Raumati Village and are due to be installed this month as part of a trial to assess usage and location.  Kāpiti Coast District Council is looking at how to best...
Kāpiti food and beverage producers showcase at Fine Food tradeshow
05 July 2023
Kāpiti food and beverage producers showcase at Fine Food tradeshow
Kāpiti Coast District Council and the Kāpiti Coast Economic Development Kotahitanga Board (EDKB) were proud to support nine local food and beverage producers’ attendance at the Fine Food tradeshow in...
Council pledges aspirational long-term target of net zero emissions by 2040
30 June 2023
Council pledges aspirational long-term target of net zero emissions by 2040
Kāpiti Coast District Council has set a new aspirational long-term target for net zero emissions across the organisation by 2040.  This replaces a current organisational carbon emissions target of...
Affordability front of mind as plan to continue to invest in resilience adopted
30 June 2023
Affordability front of mind as plan to continue to invest in resilience adopted
Kāpiti Coast District Council has adopted its 2023/24 Annual Plan and confirmed rates for the coming financial year.  The plan will see Council continue to invest in strengthening the district’s...
Council asks community to dream big about the future of culture and creativity in Kāpiti
29 June 2023
Council asks community to dream big about the future of culture and creativity in Kāpiti
Kāpiti Coast District Council is asking people to dream big about the future of culture and creativity in the Kāpiti Coast to help inform the development of its Culture and Creativity Strategy...
Coastlands Aquatics Centre Pool temporary closure
26 June 2023
Coastlands Aquatics Centre Pool temporary closure
Coastlands Aquatic Centre will be closing for two weeks from Monday 24 July to Monday 7 August for important maintenance work. Kāpiti Coast District Council Aquatic Facilities Manager Steve Millar...
Easter Sunday trading consultation opens
26 June 2023
Easter Sunday trading consultation opens
Kāpiti Coast District residents are being asked for their views on whether shops should continue to be allowed to open on Easter Sunday.   Mayor Janet Holborow said all shops in Kāpiti had been...
Council starts household battery recycling trial
20 June 2023
Council starts household battery recycling trial
Kāpiti Coast District Council has started a one-year recycling trial for household batteries.  From Wednesday 21 June approved batteries can be recycled at Paraparaumu Library, helping divert...
Funding for creative projects available again
20 June 2023
Funding for creative projects available again
Kāpiti Coast District Council is pleased to announce the opening of the first round of Creative Communities Scheme funding for the 2023/24 year.  Arts events coordinator Nerita Clark says individuals...
The volunteers helping to hold back the sea
19 June 2023 | Our community
The volunteers helping to hold back the sea
A group of local volunteers can be credited for helping to hold back the sea along eight hectares of the Waitohu Stream estuary at the northern end of Ōtaki Beach – and it wasn’t even what they...
New faces join Public Art Panel for Council term
16 June 2023
New faces join Public Art Panel for Council term
Public art in Kāpiti is getting a boost with three new arts professionals joining the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Public Art Panel for the triennium.   The panel was set up in 2012 as an expert...
Annual dog registration begins
15 June 2023
Annual dog registration begins
Dog registrations for the 2023/24 year are opening soon and owners are urged to get this job done online if possible. Invoices will be sent to dog owners in the coming days and to avoid late penalties...
Council now seeking community views on options for the new Waikanae Library and Community Hub
12 June 2023
Council now seeking community views on options for the new Waikanae Library and Community Hub
The opening of a pop-up engagement centre at 2 Mahara Place signals the start of a six-week campaign to encourage community comment on options for the new Waikanae Library and Community Hub. The...
New Arts and Heritage funding to support eight local initiatives
09 June 2023
New Arts and Heritage funding to support eight local initiatives
Kāpiti Coast District Council has approved funding for eight local arts and heritage initiatives from its two new development funds – the Arts Sustainability Fund and the Museum and Heritage...
Community Grants recipients announced
06 June 2023 | Our community
Community Grants recipients announced
The Kāpiti Coast District Council Grants Allocation Committee has awarded Community Grants to 33 not-for-profit and community groups across a wide range of projects. The Community Grant Scheme helps...
Great year of creativity in store for Kāpiti
01 June 2023
Great year of creativity in store for Kāpiti
The Kāpiti Coast District Council Grants Allocation subcommittee has awarded Creative Communities Scheme funds to 25 applicants across a wide range of arts projects in its latest funding...
Council keeps changes to 2023/24 fees and charges to a minimum
31 May 2023
Council keeps changes to 2023/24 fees and charges to a minimum
The Kāpiti Coast District Council has adopted its fees and charges schedule for 2023/24, increasing most fees and charges by 4.2 percent, in line with local government inflation. Deputy Mayor Lawrence...
Council endorses next steps for the new Waikanae Community Hub/Library
25 May 2023
Council endorses next steps for the new Waikanae Community Hub/Library
The next steps in the development of a new community hub/library and service centre for Waikanae were agreed today at a Kāpiti Coast District Council meeting. Since the main Waikanae Library closed in...
Community views sought on Easter Sunday trading
25 May 2023
Community views sought on Easter Sunday trading
Kāpiti Coast District Council is doing its first five-yearly review of whether all shops should continue to be allowed to open on Easter Sunday.   Mayor Janet Holborow said government regulations...
Council recognised for Te Ao Māori learning effort
22 May 2023
Council recognised for Te Ao Māori learning effort
Kāpiti Coast District Council is proud to have been acknowledged for its efforts to build staff capacity and capability in Te Ao Māori, including tikanga Māori and te reo Māori. Chief executive Darren...
Kāpiti Coast post-Budget insights event open to all
22 May 2023
Kāpiti Coast post-Budget insights event open to all
Kāpiti Coast District Council are hosting Infometrics’ chief executive and principal economist Brad Olsen for a free post-Budget Kāpiti Economic Update at Southward Car Museum Thursday 25 May,...
Up to $100,000 available for climate action projects – apply now!
19 May 2023
Up to $100,000 available for climate action projects – apply now!
Anyone with a project or idea that promotes climate action that will benefit the Kāpiti Coast District is invited to apply for a grant to help bring their idea to fruition. Kāpiti Coast District...
Council emergency training turns up the tempo
18 May 2023
Council emergency training turns up the tempo
Kāpiti Coast District Council and regional emergency staff collaborated with government and volunteer agencies to turn up the tempo for their latest emergency response training exercise on...
Final stage of work for Mahara gets underway
17 May 2023
Final stage of work for Mahara gets underway
External works now underway near Mahara Place in Waikanae signal the last major phase of work before the new Mahara reopens, reports Kāpiti Coast District Council. The works aim to improve access to...
Collaboration delivers off-road pathway spanning length of Kāpiti Coast
12 May 2023
Collaboration delivers off-road pathway spanning length of Kāpiti Coast
The Kāpiti Coast will boast a dedicated shared pathway spanning the entire length of the district from tomorrow thanks to the opening of the last piece of the puzzle - the Peka Peka to Ōtaki...
Revamped all-abilities playground earns Kāpiti top award
12 May 2023
Revamped all-abilities playground earns Kāpiti top award
The revamped Lorna Irene Drive Reserve playground in Raumati South on the Kāpiti Coast has taken out Playground of the Year at the 2023 New Zealand Parks Awards hosted by Recreation Aotearoa. The...
Free Kāpiti Tech Day will inspire entrepreneurs and enthusiasts of all ages
10 May 2023
Free Kāpiti Tech Day will inspire entrepreneurs and enthusiasts of all ages
Kāpiti Coast District Council are hosting a Kāpiti Tech Day on Saturday 13 May at Paraparaumu Library, as part of TechWeek NZ. Kāpiti Coast District Councillor Liz Koh says the technology sector is...
Kāpiti Coast District recognises King Charles III Coronation with tree planting
03 May 2023
Kāpiti Coast District recognises King Charles III Coronation with tree planting
Kāpiti Coast District Council acknowledged the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III with a small tree planting event at Ferndale Reserve in Waikanae this morning.  Kāpiti Coast District Mayor...
A call for Kāpiti Good Sorts and Community Awards nominations
01 May 2023
A call for Kāpiti Good Sorts and Community Awards nominations
Kāpiti Coast District Council is inviting nominations for two awards recognising local residents and community groups making outstanding contributions to the community. The Kāpiti Good Sorts Awards...
New water main for Ōtaki to improve industrial fire protection
01 May 2023
New water main for Ōtaki to improve industrial fire protection
Work to install a new ‘fire loop’ water main along Riverbank Road in Ōtaki is about to begin. The ‘fire loop’, which is a water line specifically for the provision of fire protection, is a key project...
Time to talk Annual Plan and rates
28 April 2023
Time to talk Annual Plan and rates
The Kāpiti Coast District Council has kicked off a month-long information campaign to help get the community up to speed on the Council’s Annual Plan and the average rates increase for...
Council allocates $200,000 for Climate Action Grants
27 April 2023
Council allocates $200,000 for Climate Action Grants
Kāpiti Coast District Council has allocated $200,000 over two years in new funding for local climate action initiatives. Council strategy, operations, and finance committee chair Cr Sophie Handford...
Coastal advisory panel to host public workshop for Waikanae–Paraparaumu
27 April 2023
Coastal advisory panel to host public workshop for Waikanae–Paraparaumu
The Takutai Kāpiti Coastal Advisory Panel is holding a community workshop on coastal adaptation for the Waikanae and Paraparaumu coastline at 10.30am, Saturday 6 May, at the Otaihanga Boating...
First Kāpiti Speed Management Plan to boost safety and consistency
26 April 2023
First Kāpiti Speed Management Plan to boost safety and consistency
A Speed Management Plan for Kāpiti will bring consistency to the whole transport network and make travelling around the district safer for everyone, especially our most vulnerable.  Kāpiti Coast...
Kāpiti youth encouraged to ThinkBIG
24 April 2023
Kāpiti youth encouraged to ThinkBIG
Kāpiti Youth Council has funding available through its ThinkBIG grants and is partnering with the Kāpiti Coast District Council to administer the funding.  The ThinkBIG grants were established to help...
Council sets new strategic priorities focussed on driving affordable change
24 April 2023
Council sets new strategic priorities focussed on driving affordable change
Kāpiti Coast District councillors have adopted ten strategic priorities for the triennium and agreed to progress work to develop a new community vision to 2060 and beyond, and an accompanying...
Blessing marks practical completion of new Mahara Gallery
19 April 2023
Blessing marks practical completion of new Mahara Gallery
A blessing by Kāpiti Kaumatua Te Rakauoteora Te Maipi (Koro Don) was held today at the new Mahara Gallery in Waikanae, reports the Kāpiti Coast District Council. Kāpiti Coast District Mayor Janet...
City Nature Challenge 2023 – Te Upoko o te Ika
17 April 2023
City Nature Challenge 2023 – Te Upoko o te Ika
City Nature Challenge is an annual international event that encourages people around the world to find and record wildlife in their cities, districts or regions. Areas compete to see which one can log...
Kapiti Coast District Council welcomes three waters reset
13 April 2023
Kapiti Coast District Council welcomes three waters reset
Kapiti Coast District Mayor Janet Holborow says Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and Local Government Minister Kieran McAnulty’s announcement today to move from four Water Services Entities to 10 is...
Kāpiti Coast District ANZAC Day Services
11 April 2023
Kāpiti Coast District ANZAC Day Services
Kei warewaretia tātou – Lest we forget. Please join us on Tuesday 25 April to remember those New Zealand and Australian soldiers who bravely served together to defend Aotearoa New Zealand. Paekākāriki...
Kāpiti Coast District community grants open to applications
06 April 2023
Kāpiti Coast District community grants open to applications
Kāpiti Coast District Council has community grants funding available to support community-based projects, programmes and events providing positive social outcomes for people living in the Kāpiti Coast...
Get ready to ‘Love Your Compost’ this autumn
04 April 2023
Get ready to ‘Love Your Compost’ this autumn
Confounded by compost? Bewildered by bokashi? Flummoxed by worm farms? Or perturbed by pet poo? Autumn is a great time to clean up your garden and start a composting system, but there are many ways to...
Kiss of life for rare dwarf mistletoe species
04 April 2023
Kiss of life for rare dwarf mistletoe species
A naturally uncommon mistletoe species that only grows in a handful of spots across the Kāpiti Coast has been given a kiss of life thanks to a decade of work by a local biodiversity champion. Rhys...
Check your home is warm and dry with kits now in libraries
03 April 2023
Check your home is warm and dry with kits now in libraries
With winter on the way, residents can check their home is warm and dry using a Healthy Home Kit. These are now available to borrow free of charge from all Kāpiti Coast District Council...
Free water safety lessons for whanāu
03 April 2023
Free water safety lessons for whanāu
Kāpiti Coast District Council are hosting a free session at Ōtaki Pool on Wednesday 19 April between 2-4pm, to introduce SplashSave to parents and caregivers wanting to teach their young children how...
No stone left unturned as the Kāpiti Coast faces unavoidable rates increase
31 March 2023
No stone left unturned as the Kāpiti Coast faces unavoidable rates increase
Yesterday, Kāpiti Coast District Council elected members took part in the third and final workshop on the requirements of the Annual Plan 2023/24, including the impact on rates and changes to fees and...
Fund to support Māori business in Kāpiti open
31 March 2023
Fund to support Māori business in Kāpiti open
Kāpiti Coast District Council says a fund aimed at supporting Māori business on the Kāpiti Coast has opened for 2022/23 and whānau, hapū, Iwi, ngā mātāwaka and Māori business are encouraged to...
Online portal to better connect Council and business community
31 March 2023
Online portal to better connect Council and business community
Kāpiti Coast District Council is making it easier for local businesses to get involved in Council mahi.  A new online Supplier Portal designed to improve interactions between Council and suppliers...
Building community resilience through garden events
30 March 2023
Building community resilience through garden events
Kāpiti Coast District Council are hosting eight free community garden events throughout April to celebrate local food production, and to help people connect and build neighbourhood resilience. Kāpiti...
New reservoir to improve water resilience for Ōtaki
27 March 2023
New reservoir to improve water resilience for Ōtaki
Kāpiti Coast District Councillors were recently briefed about a new water reservoir to be built on Te Manuao Road, Ōtaki. The 5.5 million litre reservoir will be part-funded from a $29 million grant...
Council tightens its belt as Annual Plan discussions progress
20 March 2023
Council tightens its belt as Annual Plan discussions progress
Last week Kāpiti Coast District Council elected members took part in a second workshop to discuss the requirements of the Annual Plan 2023/24. Kāpiti Coast District Mayor Janet Holborow says the...
Kāpiti Coast District Council ‘adopts’ Whangārei to support their recovery efforts
06 March 2023
Kāpiti Coast District Council ‘adopts’ Whangārei to support their recovery efforts
Kāpiti Coast District Council has ‘adopted’ Whangārei District Council to provide solidarity and support to the Northland community recovering from Cyclone Gabrielle’s aftermath. Kāpiti Coast District...
Kāpiti Coast Art Trail 2023 now open for artist registration
06 March 2023
Kāpiti Coast Art Trail 2023 now open for artist registration
Registrations for the 2024 Kāpiti Coast Art Trail are now open - Learn more, and register for this years trail. Kāpiti artists – we want you!  Kāpiti Coast District Council marketing manager Sonja...
Parks Week 2023
03 March 2023
Parks Week 2023
This Parks Week (4–12 March 2023) we're celebrating all things parks! The Kāpiti Coast is famous for our beautiful parks, and the walking trails, cycleways and bridleways that showcase our beaches and...
Council votes not to proceed with Te Uruhi (Kāpiti Gateway) facility
02 March 2023
Council votes not to proceed with Te Uruhi (Kāpiti Gateway) facility
Kāpiti Coast District Council agreed at an additional meeting today, not to proceed with the Te Uruhi project due to significant cost escalation. Council also resolved to explore alternative ways to...
Opinion: Keeping the local in local government
01 March 2023
Opinion: Keeping the local in local government
by Kāpiti Coast District Mayor Janet Holborow Local government matters. It has a direct impact on our tūrangawaewae – where we live, learn, work, play, and socialise. It provides for everyday...
Fund opens for proposed growth and major events in Kāpiti
01 March 2023
Fund opens for proposed growth and major events in Kāpiti
Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Major Events Fund is open to applications for growth and major events that will stimulate tourism and contribute to the district’s economy. Kāpiti Coast District...
Hark! Funding for creative art projects available again
24 February 2023
Hark! Funding for creative art projects available again
Calling Kāpiti creatives!    Kāpiti Coast District Council is pleased to announce the Creative Communities Scheme will open for applications on Tuesday, 28 February.   In this round of the...
Independent chairperson sought for Kāpiti Coast Airport Noise Community Liaison Group
23 February 2023
Independent chairperson sought for Kāpiti Coast Airport Noise Community Liaison Group
Kāpiti Coast Airport Holdings Ltd and the Kāpiti Coast District Council invite applications for the position of independent chairperson of the Kāpiti Coast Airport Noise Community Liaison Group. The...
Council calls additional meeting
22 February 2023
Council calls additional meeting
Kāpiti Coast District Council will be holding an Additional Council Meeting on Thursday 2 March to discuss the future of the Te Uruhi (Kāpiti Gateway) project at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu. Agenda...
Opinion: Local government a key part of the resource management system
22 February 2023
Opinion: Local government a key part of the resource management system
Mayor Janet Holborow There’s no doubt that New Zealand’s natural environment is under significant pressure. Across the country, water quality and biodiversity are in decline, climate change is...
Over the Fence Cuppa events to connect communities
21 February 2023
Over the Fence Cuppa events to connect communities
Kāpiti Coast District Council are calling for community-minded people to run Over the Fence Cuppa events for their neighbourhood or street to help grow connected communities. Kāpiti Coast mayor Janet...
Annual Plan 2023/24 workshop recap
20 February 2023
Annual Plan 2023/24 workshop recap
Last week we held our first Annual Plan 2023/24 workshop with elected members. Annual plans are how we deliver our long-term plans. They identify our activities, the resources to deliver them and...
How you can help those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle
16 February 2023
How you can help those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle
It's been heartening to see Aotearoa New Zealand rally around the communities most impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle – and our people here on the Kāpiti Coast are no exception. Ka mau te wehi! Regions...
Potential avian botulism cases found in birds at reserve in Waikanae Beach
03 February 2023
Potential avian botulism cases found in birds at reserve in Waikanae Beach
Signs of avian botulism, a disease that causes paralysis and death in birds, have been identified in multiple dead and dying ducks found at Waikanae Beach’s Pharazyn Reserve today. Kāpiti Coast...
Arts and heritage funds to boost cultural sector
03 February 2023
Arts and heritage funds to boost cultural sector
Two new development funds to support the Kāpiti arts and heritage scenes are now open for applications.  Kāpiti Coast District Council has created the Museums and Heritage Development Fund ($30,000...
Building inspectors head north to support the recovery effort
02 February 2023
Building inspectors head north to support the recovery effort
The Kāpiti Coast District Council building team is doing their bit to support the mammoth recovery effort in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland by sending staff to support the rapid building assessment...
Kāpiti Coast community wellbeing $5.26 million better off
02 February 2023
Kāpiti Coast community wellbeing $5.26 million better off
Kāpiti Coast District Council has secured $5.26 million Better Off funding, as part of government’s investment to support councils to transition to the Three Waters Water Service Entities on 1 July...
Council roading programme achieves top Waka Kotahi rating
27 January 2023
Council roading programme achieves top Waka Kotahi rating
Kāpiti Coast District Council has secured the top rating for the delivery of its roading programme in a recent Waka Kotahi audit.    The Waka Kotahi Procedural Investment Audit is done every three...
Locky Dock secure bike parking coming to Kapiti
25 January 2023
Locky Dock secure bike parking coming to Kapiti
The first of two Locky Dock free, secure bike racks with charging stations for e-bikes and e-scooters planned for Paraparaumu will be installed soon, reports Kāpiti Coast District Council. Mike...
Kāpiti libraries making moves in the digital world
24 January 2023
Kāpiti libraries making moves in the digital world
Did you know Kāpiti Coast District Libraries has a collection of digital devices aimed at boosting the computing capability of both staff and the community? In the last year the library has stocked up...
Nau mai haere mai! Get involved in Council mahi this triennium
24 January 2023
Nau mai haere mai! Get involved in Council mahi this triennium
Kāpiti Coast District Council welcomes public participation in the business of delivering for Kāpiti.  Every year we seek community input through a range of consultations and engagements, and there...
Key consenting milestone continues journey for Ōtaki to North of Levin
10 January 2023
Key consenting milestone continues journey for Ōtaki to North of Levin
Kāpiti Council District Council has received a Notice of Requirement application from Waka Kotahi for its new Ōtaki to North of Levin highway - a key consenting milestone for the project to move...
Public forums provide opportunity for relaxed discussion with councillors
10 January 2023
Public forums provide opportunity for relaxed discussion with councillors
Kāpiti Coast District Council is making it easier for the community to connect with their elected representatives through public forums to be held before formal meetings begin. From early 2023 people...
Stormwater network upgrade for Paraparaumu
09 January 2023 | Work updates
Stormwater network upgrade for Paraparaumu
A 12-month upgrade of the Paraparaumu stormwater network begins in January, reports Kāpiti Coast District Council. More than 800 metres of new, larger stormwater pipe will be installed from Iver Trask...