Biodiversity is the variety of living plants and animals on land, in fresh water and in the sea. Kāpiti's attractive natural environment has a diverse range of ecosystems, but our increasing population and development can have adverse effects on this landscape.
Kāpiti Coast District Council is responsible under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) for identifying and protecting areas of significant native vegetation and habitats of threatened native species. We use a mix of regulation, projects and work with other agencies to protect and support Kāpiti's biodiversity.
Biodiversity is central to what sustains us: it is the life on which our lives depend. Although New Zealand was one of the last places on earth to be settled by humans, it has one...
We work to protect and restore biodiversity through projects on public land, supporting private landowners, and assisting community environmental groups. We also work closely with...
As the population grows, human environments overlap or replace other ecosystems. There are plenty of things we can all do to support biodiversity whether we have a large or small...
The Council's broader commitment to sustainability was recognised in 2011 we won the 'Central and Local Government Stepping Up' category in the Ministry for the Environment's...
Council has its very own botanic man, biodiversity programme manager Rob Cross. Who better to have as your online guide through some of the special places you can walk in the...
Without good planning, development pressures can conflict with the community's environmental vision and concerns. The District Plan and District Plan Appeals Version is the guiding...
- Brochure – Caring for Sand Dunes in Kāpiti (PDF, 454.34 KB)
- Native dune plants poster (PDF, 6.53 MB)
- Riparian Fund Criteria (PDF, 125.91 KB)
- Growing Native Plants in Kāpiti (PDF, 3.04 MB)
- Native plants – GWRClaunch
- Biodiversity – GWRClaunch
- Manaaki Whenua | Landcare Researchlaunch
- Nature Space – Ecological Restoration in Aotearoalaunch
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Networklaunch
- Project Crimsonlaunch
- QEII National Trustlaunch