Reports, reviews and surveys
When required, the Kāpiti Coast District Council undertakes, or is supplied with, reports and surveys on the district and its environment.
The reports below vary from reporting on the performance of Kāpiti Coast District Council through to management of the environment.
The Annual Report comments on the performance measures for delivering on Council activities contained in the Long Term Plan or the Annual Plan, dependent upon which document was in place for the previous financial year.
Annual Report 2018/19
The pre-election report is an overview of the current position and direction of the Kāpiti Coast district to support the election process for the Council and community boards in October 2019.
The Pre-Election Report brings together information previously published in Council's Long Term Plan, Annual Plans, Annual Reports and associated summaries. It provides information to promote public discussion about the issues facing Council and is intended to enable a better informed election debate.
This year we also produced a supplement to the pre-election report. The supplement gives a summary of the key activities and services provided in the past three years and a brief overview of planned actions and general direction for the coming triennium.
Previous pre-election reports:
Other council reports
- Building Communities: Kāpiti Coast's Greenest Street 2010-12
This report is the story of the 'Kāpiti Coast's Greenest Street' competition - an initiative of the Kāpiti Coast District Council.
- Climate Change Scenarios for Kāpiti Coast
This report explores the likely effects of climate change on the Kapiti Coast region during the 21st century including changes to temperature, rainfall and sea level.
- Feasibility Study Report for Youth Initiative
- Impacts of Climate Change on Key Primary Industries on the Kāpiti Coast
This report reviews the 2007 NIWA report on climate change impacts on the Kāpiti Coast (NIWA 2007) excluding sea level rise with respect to the latest science on the topic. It also explores what these impacts are likely to have on primary industries and native plant species in the region.
- Kāpiti Coast State of the Environment Report
This document reports on the state of the environment within the Kāpiti Coast District and is the first report of its type produced by the Kāpiti Coast District Council. The report presents monitoring information gathered through the Council’s and other agencies monitoring procedures. It is one of the ways the Council is able to measure progress towards the objectives stated in the Kāpiti Coast District Plan.
- No.8 Wire Week 2016 - Evaluation ReportBetween 16 and 24 July 2016 a week of practical workshops and other community events were run by the Council to help people become more resourceful, resilient, sustainable and connected to their community. This report summarises what happened, how well the objectives were achieved and what we can learn.
- Rural Productive Potential in the Northern Part of the Kāpiti Coast District
This report, prepared in 2005 by a team from the Sustainable Land Use Research Initiative (SLURI), provides information on the rural productive potential in the northern region of the Kāpiti Coast District.
- Rural Residential Living in the Kāpiti Coast District
- Survey of Solid Waste in Kāpiti
The purpose of the survey was to determine the composition of waste-to-landfill from Kāpiti and identify the sources of this waste. Findings are summarised in the report.
- Sustainable Subdivision and Development on the Kāpiti Coast
This paper reviews the Council approach to subdivision and land development in general, and provides options to address issues resulting from the current approach.
- Territorial Authority Annual Report 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
- Wildlands Ecological Site Report
This report documents the work undertaken on the Ecological Sites during the period October 2002 - May 2003. These Ecological Sites were among those identified in the Kāpiti Coast District Council Heritage Register, with a list of 138 Ecological Sites (being remnant forests or wetlands)
- Community Outcomes Monitoring Report 2008
Council's progress towards the community’s previous vision and outcomes, showing contribution to particular outcomes and how their contribution affects the whole vision.
The reviews below look at the performance of Kāpiti Coast District Council from independent organisations.
- Standard & Poor’s (S&P’s) affirmed Council’s credit rating
On 22 September 2017 Standard & Poor’s (S&P’s) affirmed Council’s credit rating remained at A+ with a stable outlook. This reflects S&P’s view that New Zealand has an extremely predictable and supportive institutional framework, the Council has strong liquidity, strong financial management and very low contingent liabilities.
- Review of Council Support for the Clean Tech Trust
- Review of Oriwa Crescent prosecutions
The surveys below were commissioned by Kāpiti Coast District Council.
Residents opinion survey
Resident opinion survey
It is important for the Council to know how Kāpiti residents feel about our performance and the way we deliver our many services and activities. One of the ways we do this is to undertake quarterly resident surveys – to look at what we do well, and where we need to make improvements.
We set ourselves performance targets for many of our services – both through our long term and our annual planning process. The survey results tell us how we are performing against these targets and inform our annual report each year.
We contract an independent research company, called Research First, to conduct our resident survey. They ensure it’s done correctly, using statistically representative samples of Kāpiti residents to get accurate results. Research First carries out similar surveys for other local authorities in New Zealand.
Key points to note:
- The quarterly surveys are carried out in September, December, March and June of each financial year.
- Each survey runs for approximately two weeks, or until 200 responses are collected for the quarter. This gives us an annual sample of 800 responses (sometimes slightly more) resulting in a maximum margin of error of +/- 3.5% at the 95% confidence interval.
- All surveys are undertaken via phone using a database of randomly generated local landline numbers or cell phone numbers gathered during previous surveys.
- The researchers should be calling between 4pm-8.30pm Mon-Fri, and 12pm-6pm Sat-Sun. They should only call after that time if a respondent arranges a call-back then.
- The researchers try to match their survey respondents with the Kāpiti population demographic, and therefore will occasionally stop the phone call politely if the respondent states their age group/gender/location and the researchers have already surveyed the ‘quota’ for that demographic.
- They will introduce themselves as calling from Research First on behalf of Kāpiti Coast District Council, and will ask for the youngest person aged over 18 in the household. This is not because they’re only interested in the views of younger people but because that is the hardest group to fill the demographic quota for. When that quota is filled that initial question will change as needed. Even starting with that question many of the older age group quotas will still be filled first as many households only have older residents.
- Council staff and non-Kāpiti residents are also screened for and excluded.
Annual results for each financial year are usually published around August/September of the following year. Annual results for previous years can be accessed via the links below.
The Council contracted Research First to undertake the Residents Opinion Survey in 2016/17 and since then the survey has been conducted quarterly. Prior to 2016/17 there was a single annual survey undertaken each year.
- Resident Opinion Survey - 2017/18
- Resident Opinion Survey - 2016/17
- Resident Opinion Survey - 2015/16
- Additional Information - 2015/16
- Resident Opinion Survey - June 2015
- Additional Information - June 2015
- Resident Opinion Survey - June 2014
- Additional Information - June 2014
- Resident Opinion Survey - June 2013
- Additional Information - July 2013
- Resident Opinion Survey - October 2011
- Additional Information - October 2011
- Resident Opinion Survey - June 2011
- Additional Information - June 2011
- Resident Opinion Survey - August 2010
- Additional Information - August 2010