Happy New Year - Kāpiti

With 2017 fast approaching I would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. May it be one that is filled with new experiences, wonderful days and prosperous months. Read more...

Kāpiti Island treat for cruise ship passengers

On Christmas Day, passengers from a cruise ship will be in for a Christmas treat - visiting Kāpiti Island Nature Reserve. Read more...

Enjoy nature in the outdoors safely this summer

The Department of Conservation (DOC) reminds families heading outdoors to enjoy nature this summer to stay safe and respect our beautiful taonga. Read more...

WORKS AT BEACH ROAD RAILWAY CROSSING AFTER CHRISTMAS

Works to the Beach Road Railway Crossing in Paekākāriki will result in one lane being closed off to traffic shortly after Christmas. Read more...

TSUNAMI EVACUATION MAPS FOR KĀPITI UPDATED

Kāpiti Coast District Council has updated its tsunami evacuation maps for Kāpiti and is encouraging residents to get prepared and know their zone. Read more...

UPCOMING SUMMER POOL CLOSURE AT COASTLANDS AQUATIC CENTRE

Urgent maintenance work is needed on the main pool at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre in Paraparaumu early in 2017.

Kāpiti Coast District Council Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says there is a hole in the vinyl pool liner, or ‘Myrtha’, and the concrete slab under the liner is exposed. Read more...

COUNCIL CONTINUES TO REDUCE CARBON FOOTPRINT

In a seventh year of reporting under the CEMARS programme, Kāpiti Coast District Council has retained certification for its commitment to managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and has continued to reduce emission levels. Read more...

A Wake-up Call for Retirement

New Zealand must wake up to the fact that our aging population means NZ Superannuation will become increasingly unaffordable. The number of people over the age of 65 will double in the next thirty years and the net annual cost of NZ Superannuation will triple over the next twenty years from $11 billion to $36 billion. Read more...

New walkway, cycleway and bridleway

Along with a long with a new motorway, and roads making it easier for us all to get around, the M2PP people are developing new walkways, cycleways and a bridleway. Read more...

Kapiti has talent

Very happy to be supporting Ryan Edwards and his new music video. Please visit our Facebook page to listen to this wonderful musical story. Read more...

Independence Monitoring offers more choice to elderly

Wellington, Monday 11 December 2016 - New Zealand owned security and specialist monitoring company Securely has released a monitoring solution which will aim to help New Zealanders stay in their homes longer. Read more...

RETAINING WALL TO BE UPGRADED TO MAKE WAY FOR SHARED PATH IMPROVEMENTS

Work continues to improve safety and accessibility on Kāpiti Road, our districts busiest road. Read more...

OTAIHANGA SHARED PATH IMPROVEMENTS GET THE THUMBS UP

Cycleway, walkway and bridleway enthusiasts gave the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Otaihanga Road shared path improvements a big thumbs up last week following a final inspection of the upgraded 2.5 metre wide path. Read more...

Mayor Appointed to Chamber Board

Kapiti Coast, Monday 12 December 2016 - Council Kapiti Mayor, K.Gurunathan has been appointed to the Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce Board in a move initiated by council to strengthen its relationship with the business community. Read more...

Coastlands Christmas Wrapping Supports Cause

Kapiti Coast, Monday 12th December - Coastlands’ Christmas wrapping service is back this year to not only make shoppers’ lives easier, but to provide funds to support a worthy cause. Read more...

Setting up a fabulous 2017

As Christmas, fast approaches, and then we celebrate the start of a new year I am preparing myself for my annual ritual of reviewing my lifelong dreams and goals and setting the course for a successful 2017. Read more...

OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE THOUGHTS WITH COUNCIL THIS SUMMER

Over the next few months Kāpiti Coast District Council is keen to hear from residents on a range of projects, strategies and bylaws being developed or reviewed. Read more...

Kapiti Food Fair exceeds expectations of owners with a magnificent day

The owners of the Kapiti Food Fair, Helene Judge and Jeanine van Kradenburg are super happy with the number of visitors coming to the Fair this year. “Our target was 10,000 and we have come in at 9,228,” says Helene. Read more...

COUNCIL HELPS FOOD SERVICE BUSINESSES

Kāpiti Coast District Council hosted a training session for food service providers to help businesses stay up to speed on industry requirements. Read more...

SCHOOL PATROLS MARCH FOR ROAD SAFETY

Pupils from Kāpiti primary schools braved heavy rain to parade through Paraparaumu town centre today, celebrating their hard work to keep roads safe around their schools. Read more...

COMMUNITY BOARD CHAIRS CONFIRMED

The chairs for Kāpiti Coast District Council’s four community boards have all been confirmed. Read more...

Kapiti Sport website closing down.

Please be aware that the Kapiti Sport website is closing down from Monday 5th December 2016. Read more...

Council welcomes progress on Peka Peka to Ōtaki section of the Kāpiti Expressway

The Kāpiti Coast District Council welcomes the NZ Transport Agency’s decision to award the contract for the 13 kilometre Peka Peka to Ōtaki section of the Kāpiti Expressway to Fletcher Construction. Read more...

KĀPITI ROAD IMPROVEMENTS – ARAWHATA ROAD TO NGAHINA STREET

Work to underground power and create a new 2.5 metre shared path facility on the south side of Kāpiti Road between Arawhata Road and Ngahina Street is progressing. Read more...

KĀPITI COAST DISTRICT POISED FOR GROWTH

The Kāpiti Coast District economy continues to experience healthy economic growth with a reported 3.1 % increase over the September 2016 year. Read more...

Kapiti Food Fair Releases Site Map for 2016

It’s been a busy month for the Kapiti Food Fair as we have released the site map to all vendors. “We are super exited as we have 165 sites which is up on 134 last year”, says Fair co-owner, Helene Judge. Read more...

Pension or Lump Sum?

Many retirees are in a position where they need to decide between taking a pension or a lump sum on retirement. Workplace pension schemes may offer options of a lifetime pension, a lump sum or a combination of the two. A part lump sum option also applies to members of the old Government Superannuation Fund Scheme and to people who have transferred a UK pension (under certain conditions). Read more...

Meet Hine King - Kapiti Community Centre Manager


Hine has been tasked with guiding the Community Centre through the next stages of growth and change, with a view to creating one of the best Community Centres in the country. Read more...

Being Prepared - Liz Koh

There’s nothing like a week of earthquakes, floods and gales to make you realise the importance of being prepared for disaster. It’s not only environmental conditions that create disaster; there are personal disasters too, such as serious illness, loss of a family member or loss of a job. Read more...

Seminar to Offer Much Needed Advice

Kapiti Coast, Friday 18 November 2016 - First home buyers being pushed out of the market by rising house prices has prompted experts to join together to produce a free first home buyer seminar. Read more...

MAHARA GALLERY UPGRADE REMAINS FIRMLY IN THE COUNCIL’S SIGHTS

Plans to upgrade the Mahara Gallery are still firmly in the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s sights following the signing of an agreement between the Council, the Mahara Gallery Trust and the Field Collection Trust. Read more...

EARTHQUAKE AND SEVERE WEATHER EVENT PUT EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS TO THE TEST

This week’s earthquake and severe weather events are a reminder to us all that you can never be too prepared in an emergency. Read more...

LIBRARY COMPETITION INSPIRES READING OF DIFFERENT GENRES

A Raumati Beach teenager, who won the Kāpiti Coast District Libraries’ reading challenge, says the competition encouraged her to pick out books she wouldn’t normally choose. Read more...

ARTS TRAIL HIGHLIGHTS DIVERSITY OF ART IN KĀPITI

The two Kāpiti Arts Trail weekends proved as popular as ever with locals and visitors to the district. Read more...

COUNCIL HOSTING FOOD ACT WORKSHOPS FOR BUSINESSES

Kāpiti Coast District Council is hosting a free workshop this month helping business owners get up to speed with the new Food Act. Read more...

New traffic lights at Kāpiti Road/Arawhata Road intersection

New traffic lights at the intersection of Kāpiti and Arawhata Roads will be switched on next week as part of the M2PP Alliance’s work to get the road ready for when the Expressway opens to traffic. Read more...

Get Ahead Before You Retire

The last five years or so before retirement are some of the most important in your life. Your choices between spending and saving in those few years will determine the quality of your retirement. Read more...

Focus on collaboration and transparency drives appointments to new Council

The committee structure and key appointments for the 2016-19 Kāpiti Coast District Council have been confirmed, paving the way for the work of the new Council to begin in earnest. Read more...

WAIKANAE POOL TO OPEN NEXT WEEK

The Waikanae Pool will open its doors for the 2016/17 summer season on Monday 7 November 2016 following works to maintain and upgrade the outdoor facility’s 33.3-metre lane pool, smaller toddlers pool, hydroslide and aquatics equipment. Read more...

COMMUNITY FACILITIES STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS GETTING UNDERWAY

Kāpiti Coast District Council is hosting a series of targeted workshops taking a look at the district’s community facilities with key user groups next month. Read more...

FIRST KĀPITI ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND A SUCCESS

Lots of locals and visitors to the district got out and about at the weekend to take in the Kāpiti Arts Trail. Read more...

New Chair for Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce

Friday 28th October 2016 - The Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a new Chair has been elected at last night’s Annual General Meeting. Read more...

Council & Police team up to keep Kāpiti beaches safe

The Kāpiti Coast District Council and New Zealand Police will be out and about on the district’s beaches over the next few months raising awareness of how people can stay safe and protect the environment in these areas. Read more...

Kapiti Food Fair Regional Marketing Plan

The Kapiti Food Fair is excited to announce that it’s proposal to the Kapiti Coast District Council Major Events Fund was successful. Owners of the Kapiti Food Fair, Helene Judge and Jeanine van Kradenburg are delighted with this result Read more...

Invitation to Kapiti businesses

Invitation to join the Kapiti Now business marketing collective. Kapiti Now is a business networking group who work together to help promote each others business using social media and the web. Read more...

POPULAR KĀPITI ARTS TRAIL RETURNS NEXT WEEKEND

The Kāpiti Arts Trail is back in town showcasing a huge range of art over two weekends. Read more...

INAUGURATION

The inauguration of Kāpiti Coast District Council's new Mayor and line-up of councillors and community board members is taking place next week. Read more...

MATARIKI KOROWAI UNVEILED

A stunning matariki korowai, or cloak, made out of recycled materials by a local artist and students from around the district, was unveiled at Paraparaumu Library this week. Read more...

Kapiti Artist Launches Online Classes

Award-winning local Artist, Kimbra Taylor, has taken her teaching business online, offering her popular classes on a global scale Read more...

New Theatre named in Official Ceremony

The newly anticipated Kapiti Performing Arts Centre Principal Theatre was last night named “Coastlands Theatre” in an official ceremony held at Coastlands Shoppingtown. Read more...

K.Gurunathan elected Mayor (Pre-lim Results)

Preliminary results for the local body elections are as follows
MAYOR K. Gurunathan ​
DISTRICTWIDE Angela Buswell, Mike Cardiff, Jackie Elliott, David Scott, John Howson Read more...

Jenny Merrill - Top Touch Cleaning

Meet Jenny Merrill from Top Touch Cleaning the latest business to join the Kapiti Now Marketing Collective and Business Network. Read more...

Robert Harris Cafe Returns to Coastlands

Kapiti Coast locals will be among the first in the North Island to experience the new Robert Harris remodelled look which will include a fresh layout, new uniforms and over $400,000 worth of refurbishment. Read more...

STORMWATER WORKS ONGOING

Work on Wharemauku Stream to extract gravel and repair drop outs will start next Monday 10 October. Read more...

WAIKANAE POOL WORK UNDERWAY

Waikanae Pool is being given a spruce up before opening for summer. Read more...

SH1 TO BE RENAMED ONCE M2PP EXPRESSWAY OPENS

With the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway nearing completion the Kāpiti Coast District Council has a unique opportunity to rename State Highway 1. Read more...

VOTING CLOSES THIS WEEK

This week is the last chance for Kāpiti residents to help decide who is going to represent them on the new Kāpiti Coast District Council. Read more...

COMMUNITY GROUPS RECEIVE CREATIVE GRANTS

More than $20,000 has been given to a dozen groups and individuals to undertake a wide variety of creative projects to be enjoyed by Kāpiti residents this year. Read more...

Final Kāpiti Coast District Council meeting for triennium

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has met for the last time in the 2013-2016 triennium and in doing so adopted the Council’s 2015/16 Annual Report. Read more...

Meet Charlie Timmons

Based in London until I was 30 with a make-up career spanning over 15 years. I began assisting established make-up artists after studying at The London College of Fashion. Upon finishing my training I began freelancing and this had a spring board effect which led me sourcing my own make-up work and having representation. Read more...

FRIENDS OF THE ŌTAKI RIVER WIN REGIONAL HERITAGE AND ENVIRONMENT AWARD

The Friends of the Ōtaki River has been recognised at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards, winning the Heritage & Environment section. Read more...

KĀPITI MAJOR EVENTS FUND 2016 SUPPORTS ICONIC EVENTS WITH LOCAL FLAVOUR

The Māoriland Film Festival, Ōtaki Kite Festival, Coastella Music Festival and the Kāpiti Food Fair are to receive financial support through the Kāpiti Major Events Fund 2016 to grow and develop their signature events. Read more...

COUNCIL CALL CENTRE DOES WELL ON THE NATIONAL STAGE

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s call centre has been judged in the top 10 council call centres in New Zealand. Read more...

WORKS TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLIST ACCESS TO PARAPARAUMU TOWN CENTRE ON TRACK

Improvement works on Kāpiti Road to deliver safer pedestrian and cyclist access to and from the Paraparaumu town centre are continuing. Read more...

NEW STORMWATER SYSTEM NEARLY COMPLETE

Final works are being carried out on a new stormwater system at Ōtaki Beach, which will result in less flooding in the area during storms Read more...

Kapiti Horowhenua Business Hall of Fame

Two highly successful and well-known local businessmen and community leaders have been inducted into the Kapiti Horowhenua Business Hall of Fame. Read more...

NOT LONG TO APPLY FOR WASTE REDUCTION GRANTS

Applications for waste reduction grants close on Friday 30 September. Read more...

PART OF RAUMATI ROAD CLOSED FOR WATER MAIN REPAIRS

Work to repair a broken water main under the roundabout at the Rimu Road/Raumati Road T-junction will start next week.
The work is expected to take two days, Tuesday 27 September and Wednesday 28 September, (weather depending) and will require closure of the corner of the roundabout where traffic turns left from Rimu Road into Raumati Road. Read more...

NEW ROADS NAMED IN WAIKANAE

Two new local roads in Waikanae that were created in response to the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway to provide access to adjoining properties have been named. Read more...

WHAT TO DO WITH WET OR DAMAGED VOTING PAPERS

Voting papers for the local body elections should be with Kāpiti residents this week.
Electoral Officer Jude Wadsworth says as the ‘Vote’ phase of this year’s local government elections for Kāpiti Coast District Council gets underway residents are encouraged to vote as soon as they can. Read more...

WORLD LEADER IN BUILDING COMMUNITIES COMING SOON

An international expert in building communities will be speaking in Kāpiti this week. Read more...

WET WEATHER KEEPS KĀPITI COAST DISTRICT COUNCIL CREWS BUSY

The Kāpiti Coast is drying out today after a weekend of torrential rain that resulted in slips and surface flooding in a number of spots across the district. Read more...

OTAIHANGA ROAD SHARED PATH UPGRADE

Otaihanga Road, our busiest rural road, is set to benefit from an upgrade of the existing shared path facility between Ratanui Road and the Kāpiti Expressway Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway (CWB). Read more...

RAUMATI ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

Over the next eight months the Kāpiti Coast District Council will be making a series of improvements to Raumati Road to address growing traffic volumes and make it easier and safer for people to move along Raumati Road and connecting streets. Read more...

TASMAN ROAD RESERVE CONSIDERATION OF LEASE TO BRYON’S RESORT

A new access way to a reserve in Ōtaki will be in place soon.
Work will be starting this week creating a path to allow access the back of Tasman Road Reserve for mowing and maintenance. Read more...

GRANTS AWARDED TO SUPPORT WORK OF 29 KĀPITI COMMUNITY GROUPS

A total of $40,000 has been allocated to 29 Kāpiti community groups following a meeting of the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Grants Allocation Committee. Read more...

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS 2016

Kāpiti residents can keep eye on their letterbox this week with voting papers for this year’s election expected from Friday.

Electoral Officer Jude Wadsworth says preparation for the ‘Vote’ phase of this year’s local government elections for Kāpiti Coast District Council is underway. Read more...

Small Steps to Financial Success

It’s great to have big, audacious goals to achieve. Perhaps you want to retire early, become financially free, or become a multi-millionaire. To achieve big goals, you have do things differently than you have done them before ... Read more...

Kapiti’s chance for education around scattering of ashes

Kapiti District Council should add an education element to their proposed bylaw around the scattering of ashes if they do press ahead with it, says the Funeral Directors Association. Read more...

Kapiti Food Fair Hits Top 20 NZ Festival List

Owners of the Kapiti Food Fair, Helene Judge and Jeanine van Kradenburg are delighted to recently find out that the Fair has hit the Top 20 NZ food festival list Read more...

BEWARE SUNSTRIKE WHEN DRIVING

Kāpiti Coast District Council is reminding drivers to take care on the road around sunrise and sunset following two incidents on Kāpiti roads recently attributed to sunstrike Read more...

KĀPITI ROAD IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE

Improvement works to provide a safe crossing at Langdale Ave, widen the road at Arko Place and install a new footpath between Lake View Court and the Kāpiti Landing roundabout on Kāpiti Road are complete. Read more...

TESTING EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS IN KĀPITI

Kāpiti’s readiness to evacuate coastal areas in the event of a tsunami came under the spotlight last week as part of a national civil defence exercise – Exercise Tangaroa. Read more...

PHOENIX PUT ON A SHOW FOR KĀPITI

A crowd of more than 2000 descended on Weka Park over the weekend to watch the Wellington Phoenix play in Kāpiti.

The A-League football team took part in a friendly preseason game against a Capital Football XI, which they won 3-nil. Read more...

FINAL MEETING OF THE KĀPITI ISLAND NATURE LODGE MONITORING COMMITTEE

The Kāpiti Island Nature Lodge Monitoring Committee was established in 2003 after a resource consent was issued to operate an eco-tourism business on rural land on Kāpiti Island. Read more...

Four NZ inventions to compete in prestigious James Dyson award

Kapiti based designer Geoff Desborough and his brother James, have designed a camera gimbal for hand-held filming of action sports. With existing products cumbersome and offering less physical protection, Geoff’s digitally designed and fabricated product is protective, compact, lightweight and user-friendly. Read more...

Surf & Turf Kapiti Style hits the mark for diners

New Zealand’s largest and tastiest culinary festival, has served its last day of its eighth year of Visa Wellington on a Plate (VWOAP) on Sunday 28 August. Read more...

KĀPITI i-SITE IS ON THE MOVE

The Kāpiti i-SITE will move from its Rimu Road premises in Paraparaumu to new premises in what was previously the deli section of the Mediterranean Food Warehouse next week. Read more...

CHANGES AT COUNCIL

Council chief executive Pat Dougherty has accepted the resignation of Group Manager Strategy and Planning Stephen McArthur. His last day with Council will be 16 September. Read more...

ŌTAKI EARTHQUAKE PRONE BUILDING UPDATE

Council can confirm the Ōtaki Theatre building has been assessed as not earthquake prone. Read more...

TSUNAMI – ARE WE PREPARED?

Council will be joining organisations across the country jumping into action this week responding to a mock tsunami hitting New Zealand’s coastal communities – and we’re encouraging the community to look at their own preparedness too. Read more...

Kapiti councillor to protest at closure of Westpac’s branch in Waikanae

Its a bit rich for Aussie bank Westpac to close its Waikanae branch when in the last financial year they made a profit of $916 million which was 6% up from the previous year’s profits. Read more...

TASMAN ROAD RESERVE CONSIDERATION OF LEASE TO BRYON’S RESORT

Council has decided not to proceed with leasing a section of land in Ōtaki following community feedback. Read more...

WINTER TOURNAMENTS WRAP UP

It’s been a busy month for Kāpiti school kids giving sport a go. Read more...

COUNCIL WELCOMES THE WELLINGTON FOOD TRUCK RALLY TO KĀPITI

Kāpiti food lovers are in for a treat tomorrow evening as the Visa Wellington on a Plate Food Truck Rally is setting up shop in Paraparaumu’s town centre. Read more...

MINOR SLIP CLEARED AT ŌTAKI GORGE ROAD

The clean-up is complete from the minor slip on Ōtaki Gorge Road over the weekend. Read more...

NEW SHARED PATH TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY TO PARAPARAUMU TOWN CENTRE

Construction work to create a new shared path and underground power on Kāpiti Road between Arawhata Road and Ngahina Street starts this week. Read more...

Kāpiti Road night works

Over the next three weeks the M2PP team will be working at night on Kāpiti Road to lay the new road surface on the northern side, and to tie it all in to the existing road. Read more...

Storm repair work continuing

Repair works following the significant storm event in Kāpiti a few weeks ago are continuing. Read more...

FUNDING APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR MAJOR EVENTS

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has $160,000 available in its economic development activity funding for creating a vibrant events portfolio in Kāpiti and is seeking funding applications from organisations and businesses for major events in the district. Read more...

SELF-PUBLISHING WORKSHOP

Kāpiti Coast District Libraries are once again offering writers a chance to become independent authors. After two successful self-publishing workshop series, this series starts with a comprehensive session on Saturday 27 August at Paraparaumu Library from 9am- 12pm. The workshop will take a look at publishing today, pre-publication essentials and what's required to turn your manuscript into an eBook or print-on-demand book, available for sale at online stores. It includes formatting, covers, metadata, uploading to retail stores and marketing. Read more...

WORK TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY AND SAFETY ON KEY LOCAL ROADS RAMPS

The Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway will change how people move around Kāpiti. The Kāpiti Coast District Council is making a series of improvements to key roads in anticipation of this change to ensure people can travel freely around the district. Read more...

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW IN FOR THE 2016 LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS

Nominations for the 2016 local body elections are now closed. Read more...

Marketing in the year 2016

Promotion was easy in the 1960s. Advertise in the local newspaper. Maybe one of the 2-3 radio shows. Things have changed a bit since then. We’re talking thousands of channels. Multiple devices. A never-ending long tail of options. No one channel dominates a marketplace completely so we have to choose sensibly or marketing just becomes far to expensive for small to medium business. Read more...

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES AT THE LIBRARY

Paraparaumu Library is offering free computer classes on Mondays (10am-12pm) and Wednesdays (1-3pm) until 21 September. Read more...

ELECTION NOMINATIONS CLOSING THIS WEEK

Council and community board nominations for the 2016 local body elections close this week.

Nominations for the Council must be in the hands of Electoral Officer, Jude Wadsworth, by 12 midday on Friday 12 August at the Civic Building, 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu. Read more...

YOUNG PEOPLE PRESENTED WITH YOUTH2U DOLLARS

Young people were presented with certificates and grants which will help them achieve their potential at a ceremony with Mayor Ross Church last week. Read more...

INFORMATION TO HELP NEW AND EXISTING BUSINESSES SUCCEED

Council has published a new booklet to help people navigate their way through the relevant rules and regulations that apply when starting or making changes to an existing business on the Kāpiti Coast. Read more...

Warning about burglaries and car thefts in Kapiti coast

Police are continuing to receive reports of burglaries and thefts from unlocked vehicles and homes on the Kapiti Coast, particularly around Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay. Read more...

Kapiti Food Fair Announces Celebrity Chef

The Kapiti Food Fair is super excited to announce the Celebrity Chef at the Fair this year – Tim Read, winner of Masterchef New Zealand in 2015. Read more...

FIX-UPS BEING COMPLETED FOLLOWING STORM DAMAGE

Council staff and contractors have been busy doing fix-ups on the district’s drainage systems, beach access ways and roads, following the high winds and high tides experienced on the coast last week. Read more...

UPCOMING KĀPITI ROADWORKS

Works to widen Arko Place off Kāpiti Road are continuing, but businesses in the area remain open. Read more...

WASTE REDUCTION GRANTS

Council’s annual waste reduction grants are now open with $70,000 available in two categories. Read more...

Coastlands prepares for new growth

Monday 1st August 2016 - Coastlands Director, Richard Mansell has announced the first of several new developments, as the mall prepares for anticipated growth from the MacKays to Peka Peka expressway. Read more...

COASTLAND AQUATIC CENTRE SWIM COOK STRAIT CHALLENGE UNDERWAY

The team at Coastlands Aquatic Centre has issued a challenge to Kāpiti residents for the rest of the year – to swim the Cook Strait. Read more...

NOT LONG TO GO IN ELECTION NOMINATIONS

There’s two weeks to go until nominations for this year’s local body elections close, with prospective candidates being reminded not leave it until the last minute. Read more...

WEEK TO GO FOR COMMUNITY GRANTS

There’s less than a week to go to make an application in this year’s funding round for community grants. Read more...

Getting Ahead in Your Thirties and Forties

Mid-life is a critical time for making the right financial decisions. It is a time when there are many demands and considerations to be juggled; partners and children, parents, career, personal goals, current lifestyle and future lifestyle. Read more...

How much of your home do you own?

At New Zealand Home Loans our secret to success is the ongoing effort to help clients reduce their debt as quickly as possible. Our market leading managed home loan, services, tools and processes are designed to help our clients and their families manage their home loan more effectively. Read more...

Temporary protection put in place on beach

A temporary measure is being put in place to protect an exposed area at the south end of Paraparaumu Beach following damage from last weekend’s wild weather. Read more...

UPCOMING POOL CLOSURE CANCELLED

Planned maintenance on the Coastland Aquatics Centre has been postponed due to contractor unavailability. Read more...

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION

There less than week left for people to have their say on a proposed art installation for Paraparaumu Beach. Read more...

Clean-up efforts underway

Council is reminding residents to take care along the coastal areas of Kāpiti following the weekend’s weather. Read more...

NEW GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP GROUP

A new governance structure has been agreed to continue the work of the interim Economic Development Leadership Group and support the delivery of the Kāpiti District Economic Development Strategy 2015-2018. Read more...

HUNDREDS ENJOY MATARIKI CELEBRATION

More than a thousand people turned up for this year’s final Matariki celebration on Saturday at the Ngā Purapura centre in Ōtaki. Read more...

A bold leap forward on the Kapiti Coast

Council has endorsed a new governance structure to oversee the implementation and effectiveness of the District's Economic Development Strategy. Read more...

Kapiti mayor welcomes candidate

Incumbent Mayor Ross Church is welcoming the decision of distinguished broadcaster John Howson to stand for Council. Read more...

Small Business Minister Impressed with Kapiti’s Small Business Hub

Friday 15th July, Kapiti Coast - The Small Business Minister’s ‘Taking Care of Business’ events in Dunedin, Greymouth and Nelson, saw a brief stop in to the Kapiti Coast - with mixing and mingling at Kapiti’s first small business hub, Kapiti Collective. Read more...

Ōtaki Gorge Road reopens after seven-month closure


Kāpiti Coast District Council has completed extensive earthworks at the slip-prone Blue Bluff site on Ōtaki Gorge Road, meaning the public can access Ōtaki Forks again. Read more...

Nick Leggett offers sound election advice to Kapiti

With nominations for council officially open, the Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce (KCCC) is urging Kapiti’s business leaders to put their names forward, after recent survey results show a communication breakdown between local council and the business community. Read more...

Kāpiti Coast District Council has appointed Max Pedersen to the role of Group Manager Community Services.

Chief Executive Pat Dougherty says Mr Pedersen will bring significant local government experience to the role, having previously held the position of Chief Executive of Upper Hutt City Council for 17 years. Read more...

PARKING ON RIMU ROAD BERMS

We are continuing to encourage people parking on Paraparaumu’s Rimu Road grass berms to find alternative parks for safety reasons. Read more...

CALLING FOR FEEDBACK ON TASMAN ROAD RESERVE

Council is calling for feedback on a portion of land in Ōtaki. Read more...

MACLEAN PARK UPDATE

Council is starting to think about a development plan for Maclean Park, including future possibilities for the pond. Read more...

KĀPITI I-SITE TO MOVE TO MORE VISIBLE AND ACCESSIBLE LOCATION

Council has announced that the Mediterranean Food Warehouse will be the new home for the Kāpiti i-SITE and visitor information centre. Read more...

PARAPARAUMU ESCARPMENT UPDATE

Council is continuing to keep an eye on the Paraparaumu Escarpment following heavy rains Read more...

COMMUNITY BOARD VACANCY LEFT UNFILLED

The Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board has resolved not to fill the vacancy left by the recent resignation of Deborah Morris-Travers. Read more...

KAPITI VILLAGE CRAFTERS RAISE $10,000 FOR THE WELLINGTON FREE AMBULANCE

They may be predominately in their 80s, but the arts and crafts group at Metlifecare’s Kapiti Village is showing no signs of slowing down Read more...

Kapiti Playhouse - Forget Me Knot

Robert Zeinfeld is found wandering the streets of Leicester at 4 am. There’s no clue how he got there, just a bruised head and a suspicious policeman for company Read more...

Businesses to spark political change in Kapiti

Friday 1st July, Kapiti Coast - The Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce is seeking increased business representation in local council, by encouraging local entrepreneurs, business managers, and proven business owners to stand in this year’s election with a free ‘bring about change’ event. Read more...

Start Up Weekend - 22 to 24 July 2016

Do you like to have fun? Want to meet new people? Got an idea or want to start a business? Or just want to try something different? Read more...

Peter Jackson Plumbing - Master Plumber of the Year 2016!

A great big congratulations to Peter Jackson Plumbing for receiving the Master Plumbers (New Zealand), Master Plumber of the year award. Ths is a wonderful accomplishment for a local Kapiti Firm. Read more...

ŌTAKI EARTHQUAKE-PRONE BUILDINGS

Council completed an assessment of seven council-owned buildings in Kāpiti earlier this year that identified two in Ōtaki that were potentially earthquake-prone – the Ōtaki Civic Theatre and Ōtaki Museum. Read more...

PARKING ON RIMU ROAD BERMS

Council is concerned about the worsening problem of drivers parking on the grass areas (berms) either side of Rimu Road as the practice risks public safety. Read more...

KCDC - ANNUAL PLAN APPROVED

The FutureKāpiti Annual plan 2016/17, which sets out our programme or work for the coming year, has been approved by the Council. Read more...

COUNCIL CONFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO MAHARA GALLERY UPGRADE

Plans to build a new purpose-built integrated Public Gallery and Library in Waikanae are still firmly in the Council’s sights following the renewal of an agreement for the Mahara Gallery Upgrade. Read more...

NO8 WIRE WEEK

Kāpiti residents of all ages can learn practical skills, get out and enjoy our environment, and have fun together during Council’s upcoming No.8 Wire Week. Read more...

CROSS COUNTRY

A hundred Kāpiti school children have qualified for next month’s regional cross-country championship. Read more...

A local roads update: Te Moana Road diversion and Kapiti Road layout

At some point over the next two weeks we'll be re-routing Te Moana Road traffic and pedestrians onto a diversion road through the Te Moana Bridge works site. This road diversion will be in place for around two months while we rebuild Te Moana Road to get it ready for the expressway interchange. Read more...

Business Awards to Recognise Age Friendly Businesses

Launched in 2013, the Customer Choice category has become a popular addition to the Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards. And this year a new Award has been added to recognise businesses that are catering to the needs of older people. Read more...

Partnership will develop youth in Kāpiti

The Lions Club of Waikanae and youth education provider Zeal today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the two organisations work together, with the Council, to develop young people in the district. Read more...

TOWN CENTRE TRANSFORMATIONS

There’s still a chance to have your say on concept designs for transforming and improving the Paraparamu and Waikanae town centres, and the parts of SH1 within the two towns. Read more...

RONGOĀ GARDEN CELEBRATES MATARIKI

It’s a team effort from Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti, community groups, kura, Iwi and the Council to host this year’s range of activities and events marking Matariki in Kāpiti. Read more...

GREENER NEIGHBOURHOODS KICKS OFF

This year’s Greener Neighbourhoods competition is underway with past and present participants keener than ever to share ideas, build community resilience, learn how to reduce environmental impact and save money. Read more...

GET PREPARED

Kāpiti residents are encouraged to get prepared by downloading WREMO’s (the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office) free Red Cross Hazard App. Read more...

STATE HIGHWAY 1 CLOSURE THIS WEEK

NZ Transport Agency has advised us a section of State Highway 1 near Paraparaumu will be closed overnight this week. Read more...

New basketball court for Ōtaki

Work is underway on the building of a new basketball court in Ōtaki.

After considering community feedback and working with young people in Ōtaki, Council has agreed to build a new keyhole, or half-sized, basketball court in the grass area at the bottom of Haruatai Park. Read more...

Council plans for the year ahead take shape

Council has made decisions on the Annual plan 2016/17, which is now being finalised ready for adoption by the Council on 23 June. Read more...

Kapiti Mayor Standing Again

Kapiti Mayor Ross Church formally announces he is standing again for the Kapiti Mayoralty. Read more...

Food for thought and feed the mind in Kapiti

New Zealand’s largest and tastiest culinary festival will once again be at your service over 17 days from 12-28 August 2016. Read more...

Collaborative Marketing

Read how Kapiti's collaorative marketing project 'Kapiti Now' works. Find out why many business around the world and using this powerful initiatitve to grow brand awareness, networks and sales at a fraction of the cost of "going it alone" ... Read more...

M2PP Update

Updates to whats happening with M2PP next week. Read more...

Kapiti prepares to “live long and prosper”

Kapiti Coast, Tuesday 10th May 2016 - April’s ‘Practical Retirement Income Solutions Seminar’ hosted by New Zealand company Lifetime Income, proved popular among Coasters preparing for their golden years. Read more...

Kāpiti students enjoy new shared path

Kāpiti students are among the many residents to benefit from a safer shared cycleway with improved access.

Paraparaumu College students now have a new direct access point to the Mazengarb Road shared path that starts right in front of their school. Read more...

Raumati Straights Upgrade – Two lanes in peak for stage five to keep traffic flowing

Work on the Raumati Straights Upgrade is progressing well and we’re expecting to start stage five next week. And we’ve got some good news… two lanes will be open during peak hours for the remainder of the upgrade works! Read more...

Crane makes its way back to the Waikanae River

The big crane that lifted the first beams onto the Waikanae River Bridge is returning to lift two more spans from the northern river bank. Check out the photos Read more...

$21,000 in creative grants to Kapiti community groups

More than $20,000 has been given to a dozen groups and individuals to undertake a wide variety of creative projects to be enjoyed by Kapiti residents this year. Read more...

Snippets From Kapiti Coast


Press Release: Kapiti Coast District Council
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Community Spirited Kapiti Coast Firm Master Plumber of Year


Press Release: Master Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers NZ
Media Release – Community Spirited Kapiti Coast Firm Wins National 2016 Master Plumber of the Year Award Read more...

Electra Business Breakfast Kapiti with Laurel McLay

Laurel McLay spoke powerfully to a packed conference room at Southward Car Museum on Wednesday 6 April covering a lot of ground in 40 minutes, including the concept of being a ‘blow torch not a bush fire when it comes to liking and loving your clients’. Read more...

Cultural funding for young and old

In the first three months of 2016, more than 30 groups have received funding amounting to almost $300,000 from the Wellington Community Trust. Read more...

Kapiti Coast Roundup

Press Release: Kapiti Coast District Council - Kapiti Coast Roundup Read more...

Kapakapanui Lions - Fundraiser for Wellington Free Ambulance (Kapiti)

Come support the Kapakapanui Lions fundrasier Movie night for the Wellington Free Ambulance (Kapiti)
Wednesday 30 March, 7:45pm MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 - Light refreshments and raffles... Read more...

Paraparaumu College Fair

The Paraparaumu College Community Fair is on Saturday 2 April, 11am-3pm at Paraparaumu College, Mazengarb Road. Come and enjoy the massive variety of stalls, food, activities and entertainment. Gold coin or can entry. Money raised goes to KYS, Kapiti Food Bank and school activities. Read more...

Kapiti Food Fair Feeds Donation to Kapiti Rotary

The owners of the Kapiti Food Fair are super excited to have made a donation of $7,182.17 to the Kapiti Rotary Club Charitable Trust. “Rotary will now use that money to feed back in to community recipients including the Kapiti Food Bank, Kapiti Youth Support and Youth Quest,” says Roger Sowry, President of the Kapiti Rotary Club. Read more...

Public told to keep clear of Awatea Lagoon in Paraparaumu after algae discovery

The Kapiti Coast District Council has advised the public to stay away from a set of lagoon in Paraparaumu after toxic algae was found. Read more...

Public Talks: Geshe Jampa Tharchin

Geshe Jampa Tharchin left Tibet and studied at Sera Jey monastery, India, where he obtained the Lharampa Geshe PhD degree, and Gyume tantric college. Geshe-la taught at Kopan nunnery, Nepal before becoming Chandrakirti’s resident teacher in 2011.
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Kapiti starts building paths to be shared by cyclists and pedestrians

Work has begun on the first stage of a new shared path on Mazengarb Road that will connect to the new shared cycleway beside the Kāpiti Expressway. Read more...

Electra Business Breakfast Contractor Change

Electra is delighted to announce that from 1 April 2016 Kapiti Business Projects will take the helm to deliver the Electra Business Breakfast (EBB) in Kapiti on behalf of Electra. Read more...

The Waikanae Kindy Car Boot Sale

The Waikanae Kindy Car Boot Sale will take place on Saturday 9 April, from 8am-12pm, in the Russell Reserve, Waikanae. There will be a sausage sizzle, cake stall, and a bouncy castle to keep the kids entertained. This is a great chance to de-clutter and make some extra dosh, or come along and grab a bargain! Read more...

Kapiti kiwi on the move

Ngati Toa is letting go of the little spotted Kiwi on Kapiti Island to support wildlife restoration efforts elsewhere. Read more...

M2PP hits TV for all the right reasons

The M2PP expressway was one of the site’s for the latest Worksafe TV campaign. Read more...

Kapiti residents opinion survey to begin

Key Research Ltd will be carrying out a telephone survey of 400 residents this month. Kapiti Coast District Council Chief Executive Pat Dougherty says the annual survey is designed to get feedback from the community and identify any gaps or perceived performance issues in service delivery. Read more...

Support the 'Little Sprouts'

The Little Sprouts are an organisation that give away free packs, valued at around $1500, to vulnerable families. The packs contain everything a baby needs at birth, plus extra health and safety items. Read more...

Kapiti Council helping food businesses understand new law

Council is coming to the aid of local food outlets to help them understand the changes that are going to affect their businesses under the new Food Act. Read more...

Kapiti man dies following suspected drug overdose

A 27 year old Kapiti man was airlifted to Wellington Hospital on Monday 22 February following a suspected drug overdose. Last night, the man passed away in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. Read more...

Changing the rules (retailing, noise) for Kapiti Coast Airport

An Operative District Plan change request made by Kāpiti Coast Airport Holdings Limited, to change the rules relating to retailing and noise-sensitive activities in the Airport Zone, will be formally notified by the Council on Wednesday. Read more...

Kāpiti trio to receive bravery awards

Three Kāpiti heroes, who worked as a team to save the life of a cyclist trapped by floodwaters in the Waikanae River, are to be recognised for their bravery at a ceremony on Wednesday 24 February. Read more...

Council appoints specialists to assess building performance for earthquake loadings

Council is engaging structural specialists to assess the seismic performance of approximately 1500 buildings in the district. Read more...

Rotary - Monster Car Boot Sale

Rotary Kapiti have organised a Monster Car Boot sale for the 20th of February. Read more...

Death of dog brings warning of toxic algae at Otaki River mouth

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Following the death of a dog this week, the Regional Council is warning river users with dogs to avoid the Otaki river mouth and estuary. Read more...

Kites, movies, music: Kapiti council helps pay for three local events

The Council has approved one-off funding for three significant events to be held in Kāpiti this year. The grants were approved today by the Environment and Community Development Committee. Read more...

Kapiti Chamber Appoints PR Manager

Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce has appointed local PR professional, Hannah Delaney as their Public Relations & Communications Manager. Read more...

Celebrity Event to Celebrate Women in Business

Kapiti Coast, Tuesday 2nd February 2016 - Kapiti will welcome six New Zealand celebrities for a panel debate in celebration of International Women's Day 2016. Read more...

Award Winners to Share Business Excellence Lessons

Following on from the successful launch of their e-book in October last year, Business Kapiti Horowhenua has announced it has organised an information evening where local business owners will be able to learn from a panel of award winning business people. Read more...

Kapiti Run for Youth turns raises $13,303 for Youth

The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) took place on Sunday 8 November 2015. On the day Maclean Park was packed with old and young, baby buggies and lots of dogs all ready to walk or run 6 or 12 kms from Paraparaumu Beach to Raumati Beach and return (twice if you were doing 12kms). Read more...

Inaugural Kapiti writers' retreat inspires authors

Aspiring novelists and poets converged on a remote Kapiti Coast campsite over the weekend to gain inspiration and knowledge from published writers including a man described as a blues poet.

About 50 up-and-coming writers lived and breathed the trade at beach side Waikanae. Read more...

Manawatu Walking Festival

Join walkers of all ages and fitness levels to experience great walks in and around Manawatu. Read more...

‘Coastella’ Music Festival 2016 Announced for Kapiti Coast

All roads are leading to Kapiti with the announcement of the Coastella International Music Festival happening this Easter, celebrating the sunny coastline as a vibrant cultural hotspot and hosting a line-up of international musical performances, local food, produce, craft beer and wine. Read more...