Everything Kāpiti e-newsletter
Everything Kāpiti is our weekly email update for Kāpiti residents. It's a convenient way to keep informed on council activities, upcoming events and opportunities to get involved and give feedback.
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13 April 2021 | A refreshed growth strategy for Kāpiti
Between consultations on our draft Long-term Plan 2021-41 and the draft Wellington Regional Growth Framework, and opportunities for you to provide feedback on a growth strategy for Kāpiti coming up shortly, it's a very busy time.
We know there is a lot to take in but it is important we hear your views on the big issues and challenges we’re facing as a district and our proposed activities. Your feedback will help inform our decisions so get involved and have your say!
Ā tonā wā!
6 April 2021 | Celebrate our volunteer community groups!
A big shout out to our hardworking Parks and Recreation team who have been going hell for leather in recent weeks to prepare Kāpiti sportsgrounds for the winter season.
When competition begins this weekend sportspeople can be sure they're operating on some of the best turf in the region.
Meanwhile, the Major Events Fund is now open for applications and enquiry, and of course consultation on the Long-term Plan 2021-41 kicks off tomorrow.
30 March 2021 | Consultation on 20 year plan opens next week
We're committed to delivering excellent water services for our community so excuse us if we're nerdily excited about our new leak detection method, which you can read more about below. It involves drones and thermal imaging, so pretty cool stuff.
It's Easter this weekend (where is the year going?!) which means our hours are a bit different, and also signals seasonal changes to some of our services. Read on to see what's changing.
23 March 2021 | Mahara Gallery upgrade confirmed
It's been a busy week around Kāpiti and there is plenty on the horizon too. Easter is just around the corner which is always a great time to take a break and catch your breath.
Neighbours' Day is now up and running and is the perfect opportunity to make those all-important connections in your community. After the year we've had, and of course recent rev ups from Mother Nature, we all know the value of being able to reach out to those closest to us. So get involved and have a cuppa over the fence.
16 March 2021 | Parks Week wrap up
Despite some COVID-19 uncertainty in the lead up to Parks Week the 2021 edition has been a great success. We'd like to thank everyone who made it out to one or more of our events and contributed to creating an awesome vibe in our wonderful outdoor spaces.
Meanwhile, it definitely feels like the seasons are changing. Make the most of the longer nights and warmer temperatures while you can and get along to the next Music in the Parks concert - details below. You'll thank yourself in July!
09 March 2021 | Long or strong, get gone
Last week's rumbles caught most New Zealanders by surprise but it was awesome to see impacted communities respond so quickly to the warning signs of a tsunami.
This week, we have a good refresher on what to do when you feel an earthquake that's long or strong, an update on the Blue Bluff slip and a week full of awesome community events in celebration of Parks Week 2021!
02 March 2021 | Playing it safe at Alert Level 2
Our sudden move back to Alert Level 2 on Sunday was a good reminder that COVID-19 is still very much with us and an active risk. We know what to do now, we've done it before and we all have a responsibility to each other to do our bit.
Read on for more on our services, facilities and events at Alert Level 2, an update on our stormwater upgrades in Ōtaki, and the 'growing' success of our community shared garden!
16 February 2021 | Play it safe at Alert Level 2, Kāpiti
Our shift in COVID-19 Alert Levels shows that there is no room for complacency in our fight against the virus - but we have stamped it out before and we can do it again.
We know what to do, Kāpiti. We keep calm and kind, we stay alert, follow the golden rules and we look after each other.
9 February 2021 | Help shape our democratic system
We hope you enjoyed your long Waitangi weekend, Kāpiti and made the most of our online commemorations and the fabulous summer events across our district.
This week in Everything Kāpiti, you can learn more about the upcoming review of our elected representation arrangements, our work to develop a Destination Management plan for Kāpiti and take a virtual tour of the proposed Gateway Centre.
22 December 2020 |Council Services and holiday hours
Only three more sleeps until Santa! We’ll be scaling back our hours over Christmas but there’ll always be someone available for urgent Council-related requests. Read on for our holiday hours.
15 December | What matters most
We love hearing your ideas about how we can make our wonderful home even better and have plenty of opportunities for you to contribute your thoughts this week. Read on to find out about our coastal hazard survey, voting on the Kotuku Playground upgrade, voting in the Waikanae By-election (we are down to the last few days) and your last chance to have your say on the draft Long-term plan.
There is also plenty on to keep the kids happy this week including where you might catch Santa before Christmas!
8 December 2020 | Bumper line up of summer events for Kāpiti
We have a lot to celebrate this week with the beginning of our Summer in Kāpiti campaign, our impressive number of dog registrations, and our clever tamariki learning about reducing their household waste. We even have a winner of our grab bag competition. Don't despair if you didn't win though as we have two more grab bags to give away.
We also have plenty of things that we need your help with. Read on to find out how you can have your say.
01 December 2020 | What matters most in your neighbourhood?
This week is the first official week of summer and our newsletter is full of hot tips to help prepare for when the weather catches up. We are interested in your thoughts about what is important in your neighbourhood and we take an inside peak at the fabulous Kāpiti Rock 'n' Roll club who have temporarily changed venues while their usual well used venue, The Paraparaumu Memorial Hall is upgraded. Ā tonā wā!
24 November 2020 | What matters most as our district grows?
Some exciting news this week, with the opening of new loos at the Waikanae Railway station yesterday – and we're looking for your thoughts on what's important in a new Waikanae Library and Service Centre. Wider than that, we're still wanting to hear what's most important to you. Make sure you let us know to help inform the development of our draft Long-term Plan – find out more below. Ā tonā wā!