Kāpiti Lights invites community to celebrate their new look
The Council’s Kāpiti Lights improvements are almost complete and to celebrate the area’s new look, businesses, with Council support, are inviting the community to participate in an evening of food, family fun, music and entertainment on Thursday 23 November, between 5pm and 7pm.
Mayor Gurunathan says this is a chance for the community to come together and see for themselves how the upgrade has improved the public amenity and increased the vibrancy of the Kāpiti Lights area.
“New paving, planting, seating and local artist Theo Arraj’s mural ‘Metamorphic’ have transformed what was previously a fairly un-inspiring walkway, service lane and car park into welcoming public spaces that everyone in our community can enjoy.
The Kāpiti Lights upgrade has been a joint initiative between the Council, Coastlands and Kāpiti Lights business owners. It is one of the first projects to be completed in the Council’s Paraparaumu town centre transformation programme, which aims to deliver a more a connected, accessible and thriving town centre.
Iride McCoy says Kāpiti Lights businesses and property owners are delighted with the results and can’t wait to show off the area’s new look.
“The late-night opening on 23 November provides an opportunity for the community to explore businesses in the area and how the improved public spaces can be used.
“There’ll be plenty to keep people entertained, with games, face painting and music in the family area, as well as a butterfly hunt,” says Ms McCoy.
“For those who fancy grabbing a bite to eat from one of the many eateries in the Kāpiti Lights area, a dining area with more music will be set up in the Coastlands Parade laneway.”
Coastlands Managing Director Richard Mansell says the upgrade has significantly improved the connections between Coastlands and Kāpiti Lights.
“This will make it safer and easier for people to move around and will encourage more people to stop and explore our town centre.”
If the weather isn’t favourable on the 23rd, the late night opening will be postponed until Thursday 30 November.
For more information about the Kāpiti Lights late night opening and the Council’s town centres transformation programme visit www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/town-centres.