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Everything Kāpiti
Your weekly update from the Kāpiti Coast District Council
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Your weekly update from the Kāpiti Coast District Council
Ngā Pitopito kōrero mai i te Kaunihera o Kāpiti

Kia ora Kāpiti

Welcome to your latest update from the team at the Kāpiti Coast District Council. Here's what you need to know this week.

Committee structure and portfolios assigned to our Councillors

Following last week’s inauguration of new Councillors and Community Board members, and the announcement of Councillor Janet Holborow to a second-term as Deputy-Mayor, appointments to councillor’s individual roles have been made to the one committee and four sub-committees of the Council. A new portfolio structure has also been established for this triennium, with individual councillors being given responsibility for particular focus areas of importance to the District, where they can take an active leadership role within the community. Find out more on our website.

Another successful year on the Arts Trail

A big thank you to all the artists who participated and to everyone that joined us on this year’s Kāpiti Arts Trail. We have some fantastic talent on the Coast, and the good news is you can view the creativity all year round. Check out the Kāpiti Arts Guide on our website for more info.

Maclean Park open day this Saturday

Join us at Maclean Park this Saturday from 11am to 2pm to celebrate our latest upgrade and the 20th anniversary of the Paraparaumu Beach Market. There's plenty to keep you entertained with free face painting, rock painting, story time with our librarians, a free sausage sizzle, basketball, spot prizes, and live music from Ryan Edwards. This event is weather-permitting – keep an eye on our Facebook page in the event of bad weather.

Heritage Fund applications

Applications for the $37,000 contestable Heritage Fund close this Thursday. The Fund is open to landowners wanting help to protect our heritage features - this includes historic buildings (including structures), ecological sites, geological sites, significant trees or waahi tapu. Apply here.

A fresh new look for our homepage

We’ve updated the homepage of our website as part of our work to improve your Kāpiti Coast District Council website experience. We know we’ve still got work to do to make it easier for you to find the information you need, and we're working behind the scenes to make sure the content we provide is clear and accessible. You can help us by completing our survey to help us improve the way you access information on our website.

Zero waste events

We all love summer events - but they can generate a lot of waste! With a bit of planning, you'll be surprised how easy it is to reduce waste at your next event, and even save money on disposal fees. Check out our website for some handy hints and tips on what to consider when you're planning a zero waste event.

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Preparing for future growth

A new region-wide 30-year growth assessment shows that our District is well placed to accommodate expected growth over the next ten years, but we've got some more work to do to accommodate 30-year growth projections. Kāpiti can expect an estimated population increase of around 13,000 by 2047. This equates to an estimated 6000 new dwellings. We’ve been preparing for growth for some time and work is already underway to ensure we meet the future needs of Kāpiti. You can read the full Housing and Business Capacity Assessment here.

Ames St Reserve kororā - walks with Rob

In this 'Walks with Rob' video, Rob visits the Ames Street Reserve in Paekākāriki to explain the history of kororā (little blue penguin) colonies in Paekākāriki, and what they're up to these days.

Parking time limit changes

From November 18 parking time limits will be shortened at the Civic Precinct on Iver Trask Place in Paraparaumu from the current four-hour limit to one, two, or three hour spaces. This will free up space for Paraparaumu Library users and improve access for disabled drivers.  Four-hour parking limits have also been introduced at Kāpiti Road and Tongariro Street between the hours of 8am and 6pm to improve safety and accessibility for users. Read more.

We want to see your Kāpiti snaps!

Do you have beautiful Kāpiti Coast photos? If so, follow us on Instagram and use the hashtag #shareyourkapiti for the chance to feature in Everything Kāpiti. Get sharing!

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Paraparaumu 5254
04 296 4700 | 0800 486 486
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