What's On

2018

Council to kick off public discussions about Kāpiti growth projects

Thursday 18 Oct 2018

The Council, with support from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), will shortly begin public discussions about opportunities for supporting our district’s economic growth in partnership with central government.  “We’ve had some...

Temporary closure of Paekākāriki Hill Road

Tuesday 16 Oct 2018

Paekākāriki Hill Road will be closed to through traffic on the Friday afternoon of Labour Holiday Weekend, 19 October, starting at noon and finishing at 9pm or when traffic eases on State Highway 1. The NZ Transport Agency, NZ Police, Kāpiti Coast...

Mahara Place sculpture garden to be spruced up

Monday 15 Oct 2018

Waikanae’s well-loved sculpture garden is set to get a spruce up ahead of construction work to improve Mahara Place. Waikanae Ward Councillor Michael Scott says it’s fantastic to see things starting to happen in the town centre. “The concepts to improv...

Council backs government phase-out of single-use plastic bags

Thursday 04 Oct 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has voiced its support for a government proposal to enforce a phase-out of single use plastic bags from New Zealand retail stores. “There’s no doubt that plastics cause considerable harm to our environment, clogging ou...

Community Board welcomes ideas for Mahara Place improvements

Wednesday 03 Oct 2018

Ideas for improving Mahara Place by creating a plaza area were welcomed by Waikanae Community Board last night following months of work from the Mahara Place Development Committee (MPDC). The MPDC, made up of local business and community representative...

Raumati Marine Gardens splash pad to get filtration system upgrade

Wednesday 03 Oct 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is upgrading the Raumati Marine Gardens splash pad filtration system to get it ready for the busy summer period ahead. “We’re adding a new filtration system, which uses UV (ultraviolet) light to sanitise and improve th...

Kāpiti Coast commemorates Armistice Day with music and remembrance

Monday 01 Oct 2018

This year Kāpiti remembers its own with an Armistice Day concert at Southward Theatre. On 11 November, more than 100 musicians and performers from the Kāpiti Coast will use song and music to commemorate the contribution local New Zealanders made to the...

KiwiRiders sculpture flies next Thursday

Wednesday 26 Sep 2018

KiwiRiders will be installed to its new home on the grass berm at Kāpiti Road and Marine Parade in Paraparaumu Beach next Thursday 4 October. The large sculpture, crafted by artist Will Clijsen, shows two children riding a stylised, flying Kiwi. It is...

Council's financial rating looking positive

Wednesday 26 Sep 2018

Financial rating agency Standard and Poor’s has revised the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s credit rating outlook up from stable to positive. The report confirms Council’s A+ rating and says the local body’s budgetary performance continues to improve. ...

Kāpiti gains recognition as an eco-tourism hotspot

Monday 24 Sep 2018

The Kāpiti Coast is emerging as one of New Zealand’s hottest eco-tourism destinations as the region looks to bolster its infrastructure and becomes more accessible to tourists. The region has some of the best eco-tourism offerings in New Zealand...

Government audit commends Council’s approach to supplying drinking water

Monday 24 Sep 2018

The recently released Auditor-General’s report, Managing the supply of and demand for drinking water , shows that the Kāpiti Coast District Council is setting a good example in their future-focused approach to supplying drinking water. The report was...

Council committed to supporting local businesses

Friday 14 Sep 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is keen to hear more from the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce on their recent survey, which questioned local businesses about what we’re like to work with.  “We work with Kāpiti businesses every day, so having a...

Have your say – bylaw consultations kick off

Friday 14 Sep 2018

This week consultation opened for two Kāpiti Coast District Council draft bylaws, and the Council’s inviting you to have your say on proposed changes. The bylaws up for consultation are the Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw 2018, and the Trade...

Council operating costs rank second lowest in NZ

Monday 10 Sep 2018

The 2018 Ratepayers’ Report shows that the Kāpiti Coast District Council continues to perform strongly in terms of operating costs per ratepayer, ranking second lowest in the country for the second year running. Mayor K Gurunathan says he’s pleased to...

Council awards over $33,000 in community grants this year

Monday 10 Sep 2018

Twenty organisations and groups received grants last week from Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Community Grants Scheme for 2018. Programme Design and Delivery Manager Tania Parata says that the scheme provides grants of up to $2,000 for activities and...

Maclean Park kiosk to be removed

Tuesday 04 Sep 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council has confirmed that the Maclean Park kiosk will be removed intact from the park by Alpha Specialised Movers Ltd and made available to the public for purchase as a relocatable building. Council Parks and Recreation Manager...

Community representatives working with Council on plans for Mahara Place improvements

Thursday 30 Aug 2018

Over the past few months, representatives from Waikanae town centre businesses and the community have been working closely with the Kāpiti Coast District Council to further develop designs for upcoming Mahara Place improvements. Group Manager...

Kāpiti Coast District Council considers the future of the Maclean Park kiosk

Thursday 30 Aug 2018

The Maclean Park upgrade is moving forward with confirmation that the park’s kiosk will be demolished, and the materials will be re-purposed where practical, in the coming weeks.  Kāpiti Coast District Council Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law sa...

Kāpiti welcomes Air Chathams and first passengers to Kāpiti Coast Airport

Monday 20 Aug 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council and Kāpiti Coast Airport hosted an official welcome and pōwhiri for the first Air Chathams flight from Auckland to Kāpiti this afternoon - the eve of their first commercial flight out of the airport on 20 August 2018....

Cars on beaches on the Kāpiti Coast

Friday 17 Aug 2018

Territorial authorities, regional councils, the Department of Conservation (DOC), and the Police all have important roles to play when taking care of the Kāpiti Coast’s beaches. A range of rules exist to keep people safe while they’re walking on the...

Maclean Park upgrade moving along as planned

Friday 17 Aug 2018

The first stage of the implementation of the Maclean Park long-term development plan kicks off in the coming months, with the work scheduled for completion by June 2019. Kāpiti Coast District Council Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says it woul...

Otaraua Park Development Plan consultation closes

Monday 13 Aug 2018

More than 400 community residents have had their say on the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s long-term draft development plan for Otaraua Park, following a four week consultation period that closed last Thursday. Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law...

Speed limit changes come into effect for Kāpiti roads

Monday 13 Aug 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising motorists that new speed limits for 36 local roads will come into effect next week. These changes are the result of Stage 1 of the Council’s District-wide speed limit review 2017-18, and follow on from...

Funding available to support major events with distinct Kāpiti flavour

Monday 13 Aug 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is now inviting applications for the 2018 Kāpiti Major Events Fund. The fund was established by the Council in 2016 to help develop and grow signature events on the Kāpiti Coast, with event development identified as a...

Mayor welcomes PP2Ō EMOGPA decision

Monday 13 Aug 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan welcomes the news that an asphalt surface will be applied throughout the entire length of the Peka Peka to Ōtaki (PP2Ō) Expressway. The New Zealand Transport Agency today announced that they would use Epoxy...

Dog Control Policy and Bylaw review consultation opens today

Wednesday 08 Aug 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is inviting the community to share their views on the District’s current Dog Control policy and bylaw. Environmental Standards Manager Jacquie Muir says that dogs are an important part of the Kāpiti Coast landscape, as...

The future just got a little more electric for the Kāpiti Coast

Wednesday 08 Aug 2018

The Kāpiti Coast will soon be home to five new electric vehicle charging stations with thanks to a successful funding bid to the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA). The project is a trans-regional partnership between the Kāpiti Coast...

Annual waste reduction grants now open

Wednesday 08 Aug 2018

Applications for the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s annual waste reduction grants are now open. There are two different types of grants - waste levy funds for community projects and waste levy funds for new technologies and seed funding. Group Manager...

Over 4,300 visit Kāpiti Coast Airport Open Day

Wednesday 08 Aug 2018

The Kāpiti Coast welcomed over 4,300 visitors to yesterday’s Open Day at Kapiti Coast Airport in Paraparaumu. Mayor K Gurunathan said welcoming and hosting Air Chathams’ aircraft on the Coast for the first time was a great occasion, following the time...

Coastlands Aquatic Centre turns five

Friday 03 Aug 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council and Coastlands Aquatic Centre in Paraparaumu will be celebrating the centre’s fifth birthday all week from 6-11 August and they are inviting the community to join in on the fun. Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says...

Te Ara Tāngata blessing marks cultural thread opening

Wednesday 01 Aug 2018

The opening of the cultural thread was celebrated in Waikanae today with a blessing of the new paving design outside the gates of Whakarongotai Marae. Kaumātua Koro Don Te Māipi led the blessing ceremony. Kāpiti Coast District Council Infrastructure...

Kāpiti poised to sizzle for this year’s Visa Wellington on a Plate

Wednesday 01 Aug 2018

Visa Wellington on a Plate is back for its tenth anniversary from 10-26 August and this year the Kāpiti Coast has more participating restaurants, cafés, and bars than ever before. Mayor K Gurunathan says that Kāpiti is fast becoming renown for its...

Council’s earthquake-prone buildings offered safe new lives

Friday 27 Jul 2018

Council is remediating  five Council buildings within the next eight years that are identified as earthquake-prone as discussed at Thursday’s Strategy and Policy Committee meeting.  Regulatory Group Manager Natasha Tod says that Council will issue...

Plenty on board for the Kāpiti Coast Airport Open Day

Tuesday 24 Jul 2018

There will be plenty to look at on the Kāpiti Coast Airport Open Day. Over 20 aircraft will be lining up on the tarmac for static display at the event being held on Sunday 5 August, 10am-3pm. Air Chathams and Kapiti Heliworx are taking pre-bookings for...

Kāpiti Coast District Council operations service delivery review kicks off

Thursday 19 Jul 2018

Over the coming weeks, the Kāpiti Coast District Council will carry out a review of the services delivered through the Council Operations Depot.  This includes delivery of services like stormwater maintenance, water reticulation, turf maintenance and...

Kāpiti Coast Airport opens its doors to the community on Sunday 5 August

Friday 13 Jul 2018

Kapiti Coast Airport and Kāpiti Coast District Council have announced a community open day will be held at the Kapiti Coast Airport on Sunday 5 August, 10am to 3pm. The event will showcase everything that’s on offer at Kāpiti’s local airport and help...

Civic and Community Awards honour local volunteers

Friday 13 Jul 2018

Volunteer groups and individuals have been recognised for their community dedication in last evening’s Kāpiti Coast Civic and Community Awards.  Mayor K Gurunathan presented the Civic Awards. Six groups received a Wellington Airport Regional Community...

No8 Wire Week kicks off next week

Monday 09 Jul 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Sustainable Communities Kāpiti kicks off its annual No8 Wire Week programme next week and promises to deliver 12 days of engaging community events to the District.   Sustainable Communities coordinator Vanessa Crowe says...

Otaraua Park draft development plan opens for public input

Monday 09 Jul 2018

For one month starting on 9 July, the Kāpiti Coast District Council is asking the community for feedback on the long-term draft development plan for the 60ha Otaraua Park.  Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says that a long-term plan is needed no...

KiwiRiders to fly again

Thursday 05 Jul 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council Operations and Finance Committee decided this morning to let the KiwiRiders sculpture fly for at least a year in the community. The large sculpture, crafted by artist Will Clijsen, shows two children riding a stylised,...

Kāpiti Coast District Council awards new road maintenance contract

Thursday 05 Jul 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has awarded Council’s new road maintenance contract to Higgins. This follows the recent open tender process, which closed on 18 May 2018.   Acting Chief Executive Sean Mallon welcomes the new partnership with Higgins....

Speed limit changes confirmed for Kāpiti local roads

Thursday 05 Jul 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council has confirmed new speed limits for 40 sections of local roads in Kapiti, following consultation in April and May this year on Stage 1 of a district wide review. The review was in response to public requests for particular...

Drinking water safety during flooding – important information for Hautere/Te Horo water supply residents

Wednesday 04 Jul 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has been in touch with residents on the Hautere/Te Horo water supply, with important information about their drinking water quality during prolonged flooding of the Ōtaki River. Information recently provided outlines...

Kāpiti Coast District Council a strong supporter of community through social investment funding

Monday 02 Jul 2018

Nine local not-for-profit community organisations will receive funding from Council to help them deliver a diverse range of innovative community initiatives to the Kāpiti Coast community. Last week, a total of $985,000 (to be spent over three years) wa...

Air Chathams to bring back Kāpiti Coast to Auckland air service

Monday 02 Jul 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council welcomes news that Air Chathams will step in to take over the Kāpiti to Auckland air service. Tickets went on sale today on the airline’s website www.airchathams.co.nz . The service will start on 20 August using aircra...

Plan for building a stronger Kāpiti adopted

Thursday 28 Jun 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s 20-year plan, developed following more than a year of conversations with the local community, was adopted today. Mayor K Gurunathan says that while it’s a pragmatic plan in terms of cautious spending, it sets out...

Kāpiti Coast District Council to operate Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre

Friday 22 Jun 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is making some changes to the way the Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre in Paraparaumu operates.  From 1 July, the Kāpiti Community Centre Trust will no longer receive Council funding to run the Centre.  The Council...

Waste advisor to support community with rubbish and recycling options

Thursday 21 Jun 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has a brought a new advisor on board to provide free, in-home waste minimisation and rubbish disposal advice and support to Kāpiti residents. Group Manager Infrastructure Services Sean Mallon says this new resource wil...

Poetry competition closes 30 June

Thursday 21 Jun 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Libraries invite local poets to enter the sixth annual Libraries’ Poetry Competition. Libraries and Arts Manager Kat Cuttriss says this is a great opportunity for budding poets to express their creativity and tap into their...

Creative Communities Scheme grants up for grabs

Wednesday 20 Jun 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council reminds people that, for the second time this year, Creative Communities Scheme grants are up for grabs thanks to Creative New Zealand. Successful projects from previous rounds range from music and clay-modelling, to...

Kāpiti tamariki set to go ‘Beyond the Page’ these school holidays

Wednesday 20 Jun 2018

Beyond the Page, a literary festival for tamariki and their whānau, is back bigger than ever this year as events expand to 25 libraries across the Wellington region. The Kāpiti Coast District Libraries , Hutt City Libraries , Upper Hutt Library and...

Council sets direction for Kāpiti

Friday 15 Jun 2018

Kāpiti Coast District councillors have been considering feedback from the community on the proposed 20-year plan for Kāpiti, and yesterday agreed the core elements of the plan.  To deliver these activities and services spending of $83.8m is planned for...

Kāpiti Coast District Council to start negotiations with Air Chathams

Thursday 14 Jun 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council has unanimously agreed to start negotiations with Air Chathams on a financial support programme designed to assist them in bringing their services to Kāpiti Coast Airport. Mayor K Gurunathan says the support would be to he...

New Zealand Police communications centre creates 120 new jobs

Tuesday 12 Jun 2018

A New Zealand Police communications and digital centre is coming to the Kāpiti Coast and it’s bringing 120 new jobs with it.  Mayor K Gurunathan says the opportunity comes at an exciting time in our District’s growth and development.  “We’ve been talki...

Matariki shines on the Kāpiti Coast

Monday 11 Jun 2018

Matariki is just around the corner, and to celebrate the New Year, the Kāpiti Coast District Council in partnership with Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti is hosting an all-day family-centred ART Market at Nga Purapura in Ōtaki this Sunday 17 June, 10am – 3pm....

Proposed regional rates increase excessive

Friday 25 May 2018

Last week Kāpiti Coast District councillors were hearing from locals with feedback on our long term plan for Kāpiti; this week they’ve been presenting feedback to Greater Wellington Regional Council on their ten-year plan for the Wellington Region....

Applications open for Waikanae Community Board Grants

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Waikanae community organisations can apply for a funding boost through the Waikanae Community Board’s annual Capital Improvement Fund grant. Applications are now open for this year’s grants totalling $24,000. Grants are made for capital projects that...

Kāpiti projects get Creative NZ funding

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Fourteen creative Kāpiti groups and individuals will benefit from the first of this year’s Creative Communities Scheme funding grants through Creative NZ. Just over $20,500 has been awarded by Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Grants Allocation Committee...

Council hears community feedback on plan

Friday 18 May 2018

Over three days and two evenings this week, councillors have heard from nearly 120 locals and groups with their feedback on the Council’s draft long term plan. Mayor K Gurunathan says he’s grateful to the many people who made the time to visit the...

PopUp Business School Trade Show coming to Coastlands

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Participants in Kāpiti's first PopUp business school will be sharing their business ideas with the public at a one-off trade show at Coastlands. The budding business-operators will be at the Coastlands Garden Court from 1pm to 2.30pm on Tuesday 22 May ...

Kāpiti’s budding entrepreneurs keen to get a kickstart

Monday 14 May 2018

A record number of people have signed up for Kāpiti’s first PopUp Business School. Mayor K Gurunathan says the response to the no-fee programme has Kāpiti leading the Wellington region in the uptake of the course. Kāpiti Coast District Council is...

Yellow line extension for Mazengarb Road

Friday 11 May 2018

As part of recent maintenance work on Mazengarb Road, the K ā piti Coast District Council has extended the length of broken yellow lines along parts of the newly resealed section of road. Affected residents and business owners have expressed concern ov...

Arts Trail applications to close

Wednesday 09 May 2018

Artists have just under a week to apply to be part of the 2018 Kāpiti Arts Trail. Artists and galleries have been busy signing up and starting to plan their works for when they open their studios to the public on the last weekend of October and first...

Flooring facelift for Ōtaki and Paraparaumu libraries

Wednesday 09 May 2018

Two of Kāpiti’s main libraries will be getting a flooring facelift this year. From mid-May to the end of June this year all of the worn out carpet in the Paraparaumu and Ōtaki libraries will be replaced with a hard-wearing, cost effective carpet tile...

Deadline approaching to nominate for the Kāpiti Coast Civic Awards and Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards

Thursday 03 May 2018

The 31 May deadline to nominate an outstanding volunteer for the Kāpiti Coast District’s annual Civic Awards and the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards is quickly approaching. The Civic Awards are our area’s highest honour for individual...

Chipsealing due to be completed this weekend

Friday 27 Apr 2018

The new chipseal surface on Mazengarb Road and Guildford Drive is now finished and Kāpiti Coast District Council contractors will be clearing and sweeping the surface of loose chip through Friday. Final linemarking is planned for this Sunday night,...

Playgrounds due for new equipment and planting

Friday 27 Apr 2018

Playground improvement work is due to start early next month at Hookway Grove, Weka Park and Tennis Court Road. Demolition work to remove old equipment and the installation of modern play spaces will take around a month at each of the Kāpiti parks....

Council welcomes Peka Peka to Ōtaki shared pathway announcement

Thursday 26 Apr 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council today welcomed the NZ Transport Agency’s announcement that they’ll build a shared path to run alongside the Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway.  Ōtaki Ward Councillor James Cootes is pleased with the outcome, saying it will...

Paraparaumu chipseal due to be completed

Tuesday 24 Apr 2018

Remedial sealing work on Mazengarb Road and Guildford Drive is being carried out this week, and should be finished by the weekend if fine weather continues. The initial sealing part of the new surface is due to be complete by Tuesday evening and will...

Fine-tuning the 20-year plan for Kāpiti

Tuesday 24 Apr 2018

After a month of online and face-to-face community conversations on the draft long term plan Kāpiti councillors are getting ready to settle down to the task to reviewing community feedback. Formal consultation on the Council’s 20-year plan ended on...

Playground consultations this month

Tuesday 24 Apr 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council's consultation on improvements for two Kāpiti neighbourhood playgrounds closes at the end of this month. The Pohutukawa Park and Matthews Park playgrounds are both scheduled for future upgrades. The Council is running...

Chipsealing fixes planned for next week

Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising Mazengarb Road and Guildford Drive users that fixes to the failed chipsealing work are planned for early next week. Acting Group Manager Infrastructure Services Tony Martin says the Council knows this isn't ide...

Formal consultation starting for Kāpiti district speed limit review

Tuesday 17 Apr 2018

After an initial survey of community views in March this year, Kāpiti Coast District Council is inviting formal submissions on Stage 1 of a districtwide speed limit review . This is the first part of a two-year process to ensure roads in the District a...

A new destination website for Kāpiti

Tuesday 17 Apr 2018

A new destination website and digital platform for the Kāpiti Coast launched today with local tourism operators among the first to get a glimpse of KapitiCoastNZ.com , at a Kāpiti Coast District Council economic development event hosted at Whitireia...

Council, iwi, regional development and business to partner with first Kāpiti pop-up business school

Tuesday 17 Apr 2018

Kāpiti’s first PopUp Business School is launching its May programme this week, thanks to the support of Kāpiti Coast District Council, its iwi partners Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti, WREDA (Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency) and business...

Mazengarb Road and Guildford Drive chipseal works

Monday 16 Apr 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council has asked their contractors to explain what has caused the recent resealing failure on Mazengarb Road and Guildford Drive in Paraparaumu. Council’s Group Manager for Infrastructure, Sean Mallon, says Council’s maintenance...

Auditor General’s report shows local government focus in Kāpiti on track

Monday 16 Apr 2018

A 2016/17 audit of all NZ councils is being welcomed by Chair of the Operations and Finance Committee, Waikanae Ward Councillor Michael Scott. The Auditor General’s annual report on the audits was tabled in Parliament this month. The report identifies...

Council completes stage one of social investment contestable funding

Monday 16 Apr 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is transitioning to a contestable and outcome-focused social investment model for funding community organisations. Strategy and Planning Group Manager Sarah Stevenson says there is a long history of Council supporting...

Strong growth highlighted in Kāpiti Coast’s Economic quarterly update

Friday 13 Apr 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council has released its third Kāpiti Coast economic update, featuring Infometrics data about the region for the December 2017 quarter. The results cover regional GDP, number of guest nights, house prices, traffic and consents as...

Cultural thread works begin in Waikanae

Wednesday 11 Apr 2018

As part of the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s work to make improvements to the Waikanae town centre, this week construction kicks off on the ‘cultural thread.’ “These works focus on better integrating the town centre with Whakarongotai Marae, and...

Works begin for pedestrian safety improvements around Kāpiti

Tuesday 03 Apr 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council has started its next round of pedestrian safety works around the District, with work already underway at Robertson Road in Paekākāriki where the footpath and pedestrian ramp are being upgraded.  Tasman Street in Ōtaki,  as...

Waterfall Road works

Tuesday 03 Apr 2018

Work has been going well on the slip on Waterfall Road at Mackays Crossing and Council is now hoping the road could be re-opened as early as May.  The first part of the work involves removing fallen material from the site. Last week large pine trees we...

An Appeals Version of the Proposed District Plan is now available online

Tuesday 03 Apr 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has made an Appeals Version of the Proposed District Plan (PDP) that bookmarks all provisions of the original version that are currently under appeal, and can now be read online.  Mayor K Gurunathan says that a total o...

The Kāpiti Coast Civic Awards and Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards are back

Tuesday 03 Apr 2018

Amazing things happen every day on the Kāpiti Coast, and the District’s annual Civic Awards paired with the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards are back again to honour our community’s outstanding folk who spread the sunshine.  The Civic Award...

Waterfall Road gets green light for slip fix

Friday 23 Mar 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council is hoping to be able to re-open Waterfall Road to traffic and pedestrians in June after it confirmed work is set to go ahead to remediate the slip that has closed the road since early September last year. Infrastructure...

Costs estimated for Council-led rubbish and recycling disposal service

Friday 23 Mar 2018

Council officials have been investigating estimated costs and potential rates impacts if a decision was made to introduce either a Council-contracted wheelie bin rubbish and recycling service or a service that involved Council purchasing trucks, bins a...

Heavy rain causes surface flooding issues

Thursday 22 Mar 2018

Areas of the Kāpiti Coast have been impacted by a short burst of high-intensity rainfall this morning, with surface flooding causing disruption in a number of streets. Nathan Avenue at Paraparaumu Beach was closed earlier this morning to prevent vehicl...

Council prepares to share 20-year plan for community feedback

Monday 19 Mar 2018

Nearly a year on from the Council’s first conversations with the community on its long term plan, the Council last week adopted a draft plan.  This will be central to a month-long community conversation about its plans for the future and what’s importa...

Council takes steps on Kāpiti Coast Airport services

Friday 16 Mar 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council chief executive Wayne Maxwell says the Council is solutions focussed and taking action, following last week’s announcement by Air New Zealand to suspend flights between the Kāpiti Coast and Auckland. “We see a long term...

Dogs line up for a dip

Friday 16 Mar 2018

It's quickly become a highlight of the year for Kapiti's best friends - a chance for Council-registered dogs to enjoy a pool swim in Waikanae, before the outdoor pool season ends. Owners are already lining up to book a place for their pooch at the pool...

Kaitawa Reserve bridges closed for upgrades

Friday 16 Mar 2018

Kaitawa Reserve bridges are getting upgrades this month and through April and will be closed to reserve users while Kapiti Coast District Council gets underway with refurbishments to improve safety and usability. Alternative access to the park will be...

The mobile curtain bank is back just in time for winter

Friday 16 Mar 2018

With thanks to a unique partnership between Kāpiti Coast District Council, Energise Ōtaki Inc., Citizens Advice Bureau Ōtaki and Sustainability Trust in Wellington, free curtains are being provided to Ōtaki homes in need just in time for winter this...

Rimu Road footpath changes and tree works (in brief)

Friday 16 Mar 2018

The Kapiti Coast District Council's work to improve the Paraparaumu town centres continues, with Rimu Road progressing. The work site has been set up on the western side of the road and stretches from the corner of Iver Trask up towards the Kāpiti...

Kāpiti's speed limits review continues

Friday 16 Mar 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council is reminding the community an online survey seeking initial comments on proposed new speed limits around the District, is due to close next week, Monday 19 March at 5pm. A formal submission process will follow and people...

Council votes on parking for Waikanae town centre improvements

Thursday 15 Mar 2018

The Council voted today on a preferred parking approach on State Highway 1 in Waikanae, as part of the town centre works that will be carried out in partnership with the NZ Transport Agency. This project focuses on making the section of the existing...

Regional Public Health confirms no new crypto cases linked to splash pad

Tuesday 13 Mar 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council has been working collaboratively with Regional Public Health (RPH) and has had confirmation that there have not been any new cases of cryptosporidium linked to the Raumati splash pad since its reopening on 14 February....

Council working to attract new air services to Kāpiti

Friday 09 Mar 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council will be working closely with Kāpiti Coast Airport Ltd to attract new air services to the Kāpiti Coast. This follows Air New Zealand’s decision to stop services between Paraparaumu and Auckland.  Mayor K Gurunathan says...

ARTS TRAIL DATES SET FOR 2018

Friday 09 Mar 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council has announced dates for this year’s Kāpiti Arts Trail weekends, an annual event when the District comes alive to showcase its colour and creativity.  The ever-popular programme, featuring artists working and living on the...

RED CROSS PARTNERS WITH KĀPITI COAST DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR THIS YEAR’S NEIGHBOUR’S DAY EVENTS

Friday 09 Mar 2018

Red Cross is partnering with the Kāpiti Coast District Council to support this year’s Over the Fence Cuppa events this month.  Council Programme Design and Delivery Manager Tania Parata says the Red Cross education truck will be in the District and wil...

COUNCIL'S FIRST FUN RUN EVENT WRAPS UP PARKS WEEK

Friday 09 Mar 2018

The Kapiti Coast District Council’s first fun run event, Park to Path, on Sunday 18 March wraps up a busy week of events around the District’s numerous parks for 2018’s Parks Week.  Keen runners and walkers can now register online on the Council’s...

KĀPITI COAST YOUTH COUNCIL OFFERS YOUTH2U DOLLARS FUNDING

Friday 09 Mar 2018

Kāpiti Coast Youth Council is focused on helping Kāpiti youth reach their potential through Youth2U Dollars funding.  Young local people can apply for up to $300 individually or up to $800 in groups via funding earmarked to help community youth reach...

BUILDING CONSENTS CAN NOW BE LODGED ONLINE AT KĀPITI COAST DISTRICT COUNCIL

Friday 09 Mar 2018

Applying for building consents just got a whole lot easier for Kāpiti Coast residents thanks to a new online portal called Simpli.  The online service is designed for the simple and convenient lodging of building consent applications.  Regulatory...

RIMU ROAD: TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

Friday 09 Mar 2018

The Council is temporarily closing a section of Rimu Road in Paraparaumu on Monday 12 March, from 6pm until 6am Tuesday morning, to carry out some underground works with minimal disruption to traffic. A diversion will be in place through Coastlands car...

Changes coming for yellow rubbish bag users

Thursday 08 Mar 2018

Changes are being made to rubbish and recycling service offerings provided in Kāpiti. Envirowaste, one of four providers operating on the Coast, has chosen to no longer sell the combination yellow rubbish bag and recycling bin service. Group Manager...

Kāpiti Coast tap water still safe to drink

Thursday 01 Mar 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has clarified that recent reports of cloudy tap water in the Paraparaumu and Raumati areas are not related to the boil water notice in Pukerua Bay, and that the Council’s public drinking water supply is still safe to...

Open Day at Kāpiti Coast Airport

Tuesday 27 Feb 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Mayor K Gurunathan will join other regional leaders, the Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce, and Air New Zealand to host an open day at Kapiti Coast Airport for the local community on Saturday 3 March. Following the arrival of A...

Rimu Road improvements set to start

Monday 26 Feb 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has rethought the timing and costings for improvements to Rimu Road, which means the scope for upcoming works has changed. Group Manager Infrastructure Services Sean Mallon says original plans to install a pedestrian...

Kāpiti District speed limit review underway

Friday 23 Feb 2018

This week and next, the Kapiti Coast District Council is getting in touch with residents and businesses located on roads where speed limit changes are proposed, as part of the first stage of a district wide review of local roads. This follows work done...

Summer roadworks update surfacing

Friday 23 Feb 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council plans to take advantage of the expected improvement in weather to complete its annual resurfacing programme on local roads and is reminding drivers and footpath users to keep an eye out for traffic management signs...

Dog control survey wraps-up in Kāpiti

Friday 23 Feb 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council will be consulting on the Dog Control Act later this year and it plans to use the community’s input collected from a public dog survey to help shape the direction its questions take. Over six weeks, Council received 26...

Community Garden Parties set-up throughout Kāpiti

Friday 23 Feb 2018

The pilot for Kāpiti Community Garden Parties, events designed to get to know neighbourhood gardens and how to support them, is happening across the district from now until mid-April. Eight of the Kāpiti Coast’s twelve community gardens are hosting...

An update on Kāpiti flooding

Thursday 22 Feb 2018

After last night’s rain, the Kāpiti Coast District Council operations and welfare teams are working with the community to clean up areas that were affected by flooding. “The Kapiti Fire Service has advised us that approximately six houses in the...

Managing Crypto in our community

Monday 19 Feb 2018

Following on from the reported link between the Raumati splash pad and cryptosporidium, the Kāpiti Coast District Council would like to remind people who've recently had diarrhoea or a tummy upset that they shouldn't swim in public pools or attend spla...

Treaty exhibition makes its way around the Kāpiti Coast

Monday 19 Feb 2018

Following the launch of a multimedia exhibition showcasing the journey of the Treaty of Waitangi through the Kāpiti Coast District, Council is taking the show on the road. The display, Te Tiriti: 'Me huri whakamuri, ka titiro whakamua', was launched on...

Avian botulism identified at local reserve

Monday 19 Feb 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council is again advising people to keep away from dead birds in or near waterways in the district. Signs of avian botulism, a disease that causes paralysis and death in birds, have been identified in a number of ducks and seagull...

Kāpiti Economic Development Leadership Group wraps up

Monday 12 Feb 2018

After nearly a year of leading discussion and helping to bolster the District's economic performance, the Kāpiti Economic Development Leadership Group is wrapping up. Strategy and Planning Group Manager, Sarah Stevenson, says that the Group's work has...

Council considers approach for stormwater

Friday 09 Feb 2018

Plans to protect Kāpiti properties from flooding were among topics discussed by councillors at yesterday’s long term plan development workshop. Mayor K Gurunathan says it’s sobering to think that more than a quarter of Kāpiti properties are a risk of...

Council announces heritage funding

Monday 05 Feb 2018

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Grants Allocation Committee has announced this year’s community recipients of its Heritage Fund grants for protecting and enhancing historical and cultural sites around the Kāpiti Coast. Ten landowners have been selected...

Iver Trask Place closed for Waitangi Day morning

Friday 02 Feb 2018

Iver Trask Place, directly in front of the Kāpiti Coast District Council buildings, will be closed from 7am to 12:30pm on Waitangi Day, Tuesday 6 February. The road will reopen just before 1pm.  

Proposed District Plan appeals period closed last week

Friday 02 Feb 2018

The period for submitters to make appeals to the Environment Court on the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Proposed District Plan (PDP) has now closed. Mayor K Gurunathan says a total of 18 appeals have been received and he is optimistic that the appeal...

Feral geese are removed from Waimanu Lagoon

Friday 02 Feb 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council and HUHA successfully rounded up a gaggle of 45 feral geese at Waimanu Lagoons in Waikanae over the weekend and rehomed them. HUHA founder Carolyn Press-McKenzie led the capture team that corralled the geese then caugh...

Councillors review how rates are shared across Kāpiti

Thursday 01 Feb 2018

As part of the Council’s development of a draft 20-year plan, councillors need to review the way that rates are shared across the district’s approximately 25,000 ratepayers.  This task continued at this afternoon’s long term plan workshop. Mayor K...

Waitangi Day commemorations in Council Chambers this year

Thursday 01 Feb 2018

Waitangi Day 2018 commemorations will take place on Tuesday 6 February from 1pm-3pm at the Kāpiti Coast District Council chambers in Paraparaumu. The theme this year is Te Tiriti: ‘Me huri whakamuri, ka titiro whakamua’, a multimedia exhibition...

Avoid bird carcasses by Kāpiti district waterways

Monday 29 Jan 2018

Council is advising people to keep away from dead birds in or near waterways in the district. Waikanae SPCA yesterday reported two cases of suspected avian botulism, a disease that causes paralysis and death in birds, at the Waimanu lagoons. Parks and...

Kāpiti Coast District Council invites expressions of interest for funding

Monday 29 Jan 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has a new approach to the way it supports not-for-profit organisations to deliver social services in the district and the expression of interest for the $345,000 social investment fund opens Monday, closing on 21...

Otaraua drainage aims to improve surface for 2018 season

Monday 29 Jan 2018

Work will kick off on Monday 29 January to carry out essential drainage work at Otaraua Park, to help sports teams make the most of the fields going forward. Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says this is work will benefit a range of sports clubs...

Artist chosen to develop public art at Maclean Park

Friday 26 Jan 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Public Art Panel has selected artist Kereama Taepa to develop and install public art at Maclean Park.  Following on from extensive community consultation, run by the Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board in 2016, the...

Councillors back to work on completing draft 20-year plan

Thursday 25 Jan 2018

The business of Council is back up and running for the year, with the first full Council meeting for the year held this morning, followed by a long term plan public workshop. Mayor K Gurunathan says there was no chance of easing back in slowly, with a...

Paraparaumu Library hosts Bruce MacMillan photography collection

Wednesday 24 Jan 2018

The Kapiti Coast District Libraries invites the Kāpiti Coast community to explore the extensive photograph collection of Bruce MacMillan this summer. Libraries and Arts Acting Manager Pam Coleman says Kanohi ki te Kanohi: Face to Face,  the exhibition...

Ōtaki Gorge Road temporary closure

Wednesday 24 Jan 2018

Work to replace a culvert on Ōtaki Gorge Road near the Boielle Flat picnic area where the swing bridge is located, north of the Department of Conservation Ōtaki Forks campsite, will be carried out next week. Stop/go traffic management will be in place...

LED light upgrade to start in Paekākāriki next week

Wednesday 24 Jan 2018

Paekākāriki is next in line to benefit from the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s switch to more energy-efficient street lighting. Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says Council contractors have almost finished replacing sodium vapour...

Wesley Knight Park closed while Karaka trees removed and new fences installed

Tuesday 23 Jan 2018

Wesley Knight Park, a popular dog park in Paraparaumu Beach accessible via Ocean, Toru and Seaview Roads, is closed until further notice while Council removes a few Karaka trees and fences off others.  The trees’ berries, while a staple food source for...

Updated advice for Kāpiti swimmers this summer

Tuesday 23 Jan 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has worked with the Greater Wellington Regional Council to update their advice for swimmers this summer. Kāpiti Coast District Council Regulatory Services Manager Natasha Tod, says current advice is to steer clear of...

Swimmers urged to stay clear of some Kāpiti waterways

Sunday 21 Jan 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising people to remain vigilant when swimming in Kāpiti waterways. Bacteria levels are higher than usual in some of the district’s waterways due to the long dry spell and streams and rivers flushing debris during...

Avoid swimming in Kāpiti waterways for the next 48 hours

Friday 19 Jan 2018

With the unsettled weather over the past week, the Kāpiti Coast District Council is advising people to avoid swimming in our beaches, rivers and streams for the next 48 hours.  Environmental Standards Manager Jacquie Muir says tests show that levels of...

Council to appoint new Chief Financial Officer

Thursday 11 Jan 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has today announced that it is advertising for a new Chief Financial Officer following Mark de Haast's appointment to the role of Chief Financial Officer at the Hutt City Council. Group Manager Corporate Services Wayne...

Reminder to avoid stream and river mouths after rain

Friday 05 Jan 2018

The Kāpiti Coast District Council would like to remind people who are enjoying our wonderful beaches this weekend to avoid swimming for 48 hours after heavy rain, especially in areas close to stream and river mouths. Environmental Standards Team Leader...