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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20 October 2020 | Kenakena School ShakeOut!
It's been a busy week, and we've lots to share with you – especially stories about our rangatahi (young people). It really feels like summer's on its way, with the Waikanae Pool and Raumati splashpad both opening this weekend, and even an E-bike taster this Thursday. Read on for all the details! Mā te wā!
13 October 2020 | Beach Bylaw open for consultation
This week we've started consulting on our updated Beach Bylaw – check out our story for more, and have your say through our website. We're also talking about how you can have your say at Council meetings, work going on around our district, and what our local cafes and eateries are serving up for Wellington on a Plate...
There’s a lot going on as we gear up for summer – we’re resurfacing the Marine Gardens’ Splashpad, and formal public consultation on the Beach Bylaw begins on 12 October. It’s also very much voting season, read on for details, as well as an update on the 2019/20 Annual Report...
That was some wild weather, hey Kāpiti?! We hope you've come through it okay, and only cobwebs have been blown away! Here's hoping the rest of the school holidays are a little less exciting, and we can all get out and enjoy our beautiful district. And there's plenty to do this week, from school holiday activities, to Wellington on a Plate (starts Thursday!), or giving us a hand to improve our website – read on for details. Ā tonā wā!
It's the last week of term, and the kids are winding down for the holidays. It's a good time for us all to take some time out to relax and take care of ourselves. It's Mental Health week, so we've shared some resources on wellbeing, and we check in with Martin Sloman of Kāpiti Kindness Trust on how things are going around Kāpiti through COVID-19.
15 September 2020 | Te Reo o Te Wiki Māori | Māori Language Week
I te tau 1975 i whakarewangia te kaupapa Wiki Reo Māori. Ia tau, ia 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. Ko te tino tikanga o te kaupapa nei kia aro ai te marea ki te whakatairanga, ki te whakanui i te reo Māori. Nā reira kua takoto te mānuka e hoa mā, tēnei te akiaki i a tātou katoa kia whakatauhia te reo Māori ki ngā wāhi mahi, ki ngā kāinga otirā ki te hāpori whānau i te ao, i te pō – mauri ora!
Welcome to another packed edition; there's certainly plenty going on around our district! Masks are a part of our new normal, and it's great to see people wearing them when out and about – caring for each other is one of the things we do best in Kāpiti. And we have a new virtual challenge for our school children... read on for more. Mā te wā – until next time, Kāpiti!
It's September – happy official first day of Spring! It's a grey day right now, but we've had some stunners lately, and we know more will be on the way. We've another action-packed issue for you this week, with lots coming up. Māori Language Week is 14–20 September – how will you challenge yourself this year?
Thank you for your fantastic response to our special edition last week – we hope those mask sewing projects are going well! It's great to see people using their NZ COVID Tracer app when they're out around Kāpiti, too.
We know what to do, Kāpiti. We keep calm and kind, we stay alert and look after each other.
Well, we didn’t expect to be in touch again quite so soon after yesterday’s weekly update! We hope you’re doing okay after last night’s COVID-19 announcements. We have some tips and links to refresh your memory for keeping safe in changing alert levels, so please check out below!
11 August 2020 | Play it safe with free car seat checks
There is something for everyone this week, from car seat checks to our Kāpiti Gold Awards finalists, as well as open mic nights and all you need to know about consultation on our Solid Waste Bylaw. Grab a cuppa, and read on!
It's finally August, and spring is on the horizon! It's an easy glide to summer from here, right? We've had some gorgeous dawn skies over the last week, and it's great to see so many of you sharing them with us on Instagram. We've shared one of them at the bottom of this email – check it out!
28 July 2020 | #LoveLocal horses around at Beachbrook
Plenty of reminders of how you can get involved this week, and some great stories about our community helping one another. Kāpiti is a great place to live, and a huge part of that is our people and how we look out for one another.
We have lots happening this week, and some beautiful images of Kāpiti. Check out our local businesses and upcoming events, and remember to pick up your copy of the gorgeous Maramataka from one of our service centres – freshly launched last week!