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18 Apr: Toxic algae warning for Waikanae River at old SH1. For updates see Recreational water quality

March

Council consults on bold proposals to reduce debt
Council consults on bold proposals to reduce debt
28 March 2024 | Your Council
Council consults on bold proposals to reduce debt
Kāpiti Coast District Council released its Long-term Plan consultation document today and is seeking community feedback on bold proposals to actively reduce debt and build resilience without...
Council commits to join Local Water Done Well regional kōrero
Council commits to join Local Water Done Well regional kōrero
28 March 2024 | Your Council
Council commits to join Local Water Done Well regional kōrero
Kāpiti Coast District Council has agreed to collaborate with other councils in the Wellington region to explore options for a joint water services delivery plan. Mayor Janet Holborow says working...
Toxic algae warning for Waikanae River at old State Highway 1
Toxic algae warning for Waikanae River at old State Highway 1
28 March 2024 | Your Council
Toxic algae warning for Waikanae River at old State Highway 1
A red alert level warning for toxic algae is in place for the Waikanae River at the old State Highway 1, Kāpiti. Toxic algae, or cyanobacteria, is harmful to humans and lethal for dogs if...
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs comes to Kāpiti
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs comes to Kāpiti
26 March 2024 | Your Council
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs comes to Kāpiti
A first cohort of Kāpiti youth have taken steps towards employment through the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs programme. Kāpiti Coast District Council has received funding from the Mayors Taskforce for...
Council to consider consultation document for Long-term Plan
Council to consider consultation document for Long-term Plan
22 March 2024 | Your Council
Council to consider consultation document for Long-term Plan
Kāpiti Coast District Council is to consider a draft consultation document for its Long-term Plan 2024-34 on Thursday (28 March). If adopted, formal consultation on the Long-term Plan (LTP) will start...
Tuatara a loss but business potential remains
Tuatara a loss but business potential remains
22 March 2024 | Your Council
Tuatara a loss but business potential remains
In the wake of news that one of Wellington’s oldest craft breweries will leave Kāpiti later this year to join the Brewtown hub, Kāpiti Coast Mayor Janet Holborow says she is optimistic about the...
Council calls for feedback on new health strategy
Council calls for feedback on new health strategy
18 March 2024 | Get involved
Council calls for feedback on new health strategy
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is seeking feedback on its new health strategy, with consultation open until 20 April. The proposed health strategy will strengthen Council’s existing public health...
Haere mai - new community space open!
Haere mai - new community space open!
18 March 2024 | Your Council
Haere mai - new community space open!
Everyone’s welcome to visit the vibrant and interactive hub developed by the community for the community which opened this week, reports the Kāpiti Coast District Council. The ‘Meanwhile Space’ is...
No fishy business in our parks and reserves
No fishy business in our parks and reserves
15 March 2024 | Your Council
No fishy business in our parks and reserves
Kāpiti Coast District Council have recently detected invasive fish species in our lakes.  Council Environment and Ecological Services team lead Andy McKay says the discovery of dead tench in Kotuku...
Kāpiti Coast District Council first district council to be an accredited Living Wage Employer
Kāpiti Coast District Council first district council to be an accredited Living Wage Employer
15 March 2024 | Your Council
Kāpiti Coast District Council first district council to be an accredited Living Wage Employer
Kāpiti Coast District Council is now an accredited Living Wage employer, the first district council in New Zealand to achieve the milestone. After a long process Council received accreditation from...
Walking the talk – are you prepared for a long walk home in an emergency?
Walking the talk – are you prepared for a long walk home in an emergency?
12 March 2024 | Our community
Walking the talk – are you prepared for a long walk home in an emergency?
One of our staff, Sarah, took part in the Long Walk Home - a long-distance challenge walk from Wellington City to Mana, Porirua (30 kilometres), organised by Wellington Region Emergency Management...
Kia hiwa rā! Māori Economic Development Fund open for applications
Kia hiwa rā! Māori Economic Development Fund open for applications
07 March 2024 | Our community
Kia hiwa rā! Māori Economic Development Fund open for applications
Kāpiti Coast District Council invites Kāpiti whānau, hapū, iwi, ngā mātāwaka and Māori businesses to apply to the Māori Economic Development Fund which is now open. The contestable fund has $65,000...
Council battery recycling trial extended to Ōtaki Library
Council battery recycling trial extended to Ōtaki Library
06 March 2024 | Your Council
Council battery recycling trial extended to Ōtaki Library
The success of a recycling trial for household batteries at Paraparaumu Library has prompted Kāpiti Coast District Council to extend the trial to Ōtaki. Waste projects manager Robbie Stillwell said...
Do the right thing with rubbish
Do the right thing with rubbish
05 March 2024 | Hot tip
Do the right thing with rubbish
Fly-tipping. Littering. Illegal rubbish dumping. Whatever you call it, it’s not great for a bunch of reasons – it pollutes the environment, spoils our shared spaces, can be dangerous for people and...
How would you like to be represented, Kāpiti?
How would you like to be represented, Kāpiti?
04 March 2024 | Get involved
How would you like to be represented, Kāpiti?
Following the decision to establish a Māori ward in November last year, Kāpiti Coast District Council is seeking feedback to help inform future representation arrangements. Kāpiti Coast District Mayor...