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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27 September 2022 | Need to make a special vote?
It's local election time, and all votes must be received by 12 noon on Saturday 8 October; have a read below about what to do if you need to make a special vote. We also have stories about the Government's Better Off Funding, our zero waste education programme for schools and early childhood education, ideas for the school holidays, and much more! Sit back, and have a read.
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20 September 2022 | The skinny on STV electoral voting
Daylight saving starts this weekend, so it feels like summer must be on its way! Remember to put your clocks forward an hour when you go to bed on Saturday night, and check your smoke alarms are in good working condition. Fire and Emergency New Zealand give some great tips on their website about what to check for.
13 September 2022 | Mourning Her Majesty the Queen
This week we celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week, and 50 years since the Māori Language Petition was delivered to Parliament. We mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and look at what the change in COVID-19 framework means at Council. We've also information on how you can check your ward boundaries, and updates on work.
6 September 2022 | Celebrating our local heroes
Last week we had the pleasure of celebrating some very special people in our community, at our annual Civic and Community Awards – read our story for more. We also have updates for you on progress at Mahara Gallery and our interim Waikanae Library and Service Centre, and after an eight-year break, the Ōtaki Triathlon is back!
30 August 2022 | Time to sound out your candidates
Mahuru Māori has started, so make sure you check out our kupu o te rā (word of the day) on our Facebook stories. This week we've stories for you about where you can find out more about candidates in this October's local elections; recipients of our Social Investment Fund; what the intensification plan change could mean for you; winners of our libraries' poetry competition, and so much more.
23 August 2022 | Wild weather brings clean-up for Kāpiti
It's been a wet and wild winter here in Kāpiti, but spring really is just around the corner, with spring flowers popping up already – hang in there folks!
This week we look at the work being done around our district to clean up after all the wet weather, as well as opportunities to submit on intensification, and have your say on transitioning to a low-carbon Kāpiti. There's plenty more, too – read on.
16 August 2022 | Local election candidates confirmed
Nominations for our local body elections closed on Friday 12 August, so we have news for you about the number of people standing for our communities. We also have stories for you about an Ōtaki Community Board grant that's opened, an update on our new dog tags, the Parks' team planting day, Mahuru Māori, which this year will follow the Maramataki (the Māori lunar calendar), and lots more!
8 August 2022 | Don't leave your nomination to the last minute!
It's a big week in the lead up to the 2022 Local Elections. This Friday is the final day for candidate nominations and, it's also the last day to enrol to vote. If you want to keep an eye on who's standing, we'll be updating our candidates page daily.