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21 September 2021 | Coastal adaptation panel members named
This week we welcome six Kāpiti locals to our community-led coastal adaptation panel. We take a closer look at modelling behind the Government's Three Waters Reform Programme, introduce our new Destination Management Plan, and celebrate two talented tamariki. Grab a cuppa and read on to find out more!
14 September 2001 | Nau mai ki te wiki o te Reo Māori!
I te tau 1975 i whakarewangia te kaupapa Wiki Reo Māori. Ia te tau ka whakanuia te kaupapa nei i te marama o Mahuru hei whakamahara i te rā i whakatakoto a Ngāi Māori i te petihana reo Māori i mua i te aroaro o te Whare Paremata. Ko te tino tikanga o te kaupapa nei kia aro ai te marea ki te whakatairanga, ki te whakanui i te Reo.
Nā reira kua takoto te mānuka e tai mā, tēnei te akiaki i a tātou katoa i te koorerotia o te reo Maaori ahakoa iti, ahakoa rahi, ahakoa ki ngā wāhi mahi, ki ngā kāinga otirā ki te hāpori whānui i te ao, i te pō, i ngaa waa katoa, I nga waahi katoa – mauri ora!
Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori was launched in 1975. In September of each year we celebrate the day the Maori Language Petition was put before Parliament. The main purpose of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is to enable the public to elevate and celebrate the Māori language.
So, friends, the challenge has been laid; this is to encourage all of us to speak the Māori Language, no matter whether a little or a lot, at work, at home, in your communities, at night, all of the time, everywhere.
8 September 2021 | A special Level 2 update from the Kāpiti Coast District Council
Delta Level 2 is here! We have information, tips and links to let you know how things will work at this new level, so read on!
7 September 2021 | What’s going on with our three waters?
This week we look at the government’s Three Waters Reform programme, results of our Residents Opinion Survey, work to improve the Tikotu Stream, and we welcome a new sustainable food business to Kāpiti.
1 September 2021 | A special Level 3 update from the Kāpiti Coast District Council
We hope lockdown so far has been okay! We have information, tips and links to refresh your memory for on how things work at Alert Level 3.
31 August 2021 | Representation Review – have your say
Looking at Representation Review, challenge ourselves to speak more te Reo Māori, and take a look at the number of building consents being issued during lockdown. How can you show your support to our local businesses, and stock up on local goodies?
24 August 2021 | Superheroes work among us
Things can certainly change quickly in a week! This issue we look at what you need to know to stay safe and comfortable in Alert Level 4 lockdown. We give a shout out to our essential workers, take a look at the upcoming representation review and government funding opportunities for housing infrastructure.
18 August 2021 | A special update from the Kāpiti Coast District Council
New Zealand has moved into COVID-19 Alert Level 4. We’ve been here before Kāpiti, and we all know what to do – stay home, stay in your bubble, and stay safe.
17 August 2021 | Have your say on proposed changes to our Traffic Bylaw
It’s a big week for transport with consultation now open on our proposed Traffic Bylaw, adjustments to a popular bus stop on Kāpiti Road to make it more accessible, and footpath improvements on Arawhata Road. We're also asking for ideas from people who've recently built in Kāpiti to help us make the consenting process as good as it can be.
10 August 2021 | Kāpiti good sorts honoured with Civic and Community Awards
This week we've recognised 15 Kāpiti good sorts with a Civic or Community award and we're on the hunt for great people to join our Aquatics team. We also give a shout out to our fantastic customer service centre staff and update you on our review of the Keeping of Animals, Bees, and Poultry Bylaw.
3 August 2021 | Climate Emergency Action Framework adopted by council
This week we introduce our Climate Emergency Action Framework. If you've recently built a house we want to hear your ideas about making the consenting process better and if you have little people be sure to call in to one of our free car seat checking clinics for a safety check and friendly advice.
27 July 2021 | Ōtaki Community Board welcomes new appointment
Plenty to catch you up on this week, from a new appointment to the Ōtaki Community Board, the Paraparaumu transport hub and records being smashed at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre. Check out what's been going on, stay warm, and have a great week.
22 July 2021 | A special Long-term Plan update from the Kāpiti Coast District Council
Our Long-term Plan was adopted on 24 June 2021. Over the coming weeks we'll be reporting back on what we heard, the decisions made and why. We'll also cover what you can expect over the first three years of this exciting plan. Stay tuned.
20 July 2021 | Will you Locky Dock?
Make sure you get along to the final nights of the Matariki Lighting the Beacons light festival at Ōtaki Beach this Friday and Saturday – it’s a stunning night out, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for a drier weekend than last! Read on for lots of work updates, and make sure you get your group’s waste minimisation funding application in this week if you’re working on those.