Every day, your local Council works to deliver the infrastructure and services that keeps our community ticking. From the roads you take to get to where you’re going, the water you drink from the tap and flush away, that’s your council working for you. Keeping people safe is also part of the gig. We do this through upholding building, environment and health standards, animal management, district emergency management and civil defence preparedness.
And it doesn’t stop there. A big part of our job is also planning for the future – climate change, growth, technology. Things are constantly changing, and we need to prepare to protect the things we love most about Kāpiti. Our work is governed by the elected members that our community votes in. Your vote will shape our future.
Local government is the voice of the community, representing and balancing a range of interests.
Council meets regularly to make many decisions that impact the day-to-day lives of people in the Kāpiti Coast District. The Council governs a wide range of local services including roads, water systems, rubbish collection, libraries, parks, community centers, dog registration, community and economic development and district planning.
We partner with mana whenua through Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti, one of the longest lasting partnerships between tangata whenua and local government in New Zealand.
It’s a rapidly changing and exciting time to be a part of local government. Councils can only succeed if people who represent and care for communities are prepared to serve – will you stand?
Anyone over the age of 18 who has enrolled to vote can vote in the local elections.
If you’re enrolled on the electoral roll, you can vote in local elections where you live.
The Kāpiti Coast District Council use the STV (single-transferable vote) electoral system for local elections.
The first step to casting your vote is ensuring you are enrolled.
To do this, you need to either enrol to vote or check your details by 12 August.
Enrolled voters will receive their voting papers in the mail between16-21 September 2022.
Friday 15 July 2022Nominations open
Noon, Friday 12 AugustNominations close
from Friday 16 SeptemberDelivery of voting documents
Noon, Saturday 8 OctoberClose of voting
Thursday 13 OctoberOfficial results announced