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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.

Sportsground closures with Parks Officer Mark

We aim to have our sports grounds open all year round but this can be challenging in the winter months, which can affect your trainings through the week. Parks Officer Mark is here to tell you how you can stay up-to-date with sports ground closures. For more info on the status of your favourite sports ground visit our website

Major investment in drinking water infrastructure

We’re committed to providing safe, clean, reliable and resilient drinking water supplies for our community. Over the next few years we’re investing $16 million in an ongoing programme of planned improvements to our water treatment plants in Waikanae, Ōtaki and Hautere. The work is expected to be completed in 2022 and will improve the resilience and reliability of these drinking water supplies.

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Rahui Grandstand improvements complete

Ōtaki Domain is home to the Rahui Sports Club and over the last few months we've been carrying out refurbishments to the Rahui Grandstand that overlooks the rugby field. We’ve replaced the ceilings and windows and have made some structural improvements to make sure the grandstand continues to serve sports teams and the community for many years to come.  

Beachwater Grove intersection upgrade

Last year Paraparaumu Beach School student Jack wrote to the Kāpiti News asking for safety improvements to be made to the intersection of Gray Ave and Beachwater Grove to make it safer for the kids to cross the road. We responded to this request by installing a pedestrian island in the centre of Beachwater Grove. The official opening of the pedestrian island took place last week and it’s fair to say Jack and his class are pretty pleased with the result.

Emergency preparedness

The recent earthquakes in California serve as a good reminder to us all that we need to be prepared. What would you do if a major earthquake shook the Wellington region? Check out the WREMO website for tips to help keep you and your whanau stay safe. And remember, if you live in a tsunami evacuation zone and the earthquake is long or strong, get gone!

LED lights generate power savings

Our recently completed conversion of our District’s 4,700 street lamps to LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs is expected to generate power savings of at least $130k a year. The new lighting will help us reduce our carbon footprint and be more efficient in the way we operate. We’ll be re-investing the savings back into our upkeep of our District’s road networks.

Dog registration

Have you registered your pooch? Dog registration for 2019/20 is now open and we're trying to make it easier than ever for you to get the job done on time. We’re hosting a series of dog registration pop-ups around the Kāpiti Coast where you can register your dog and get its tags on the spot. For dates and times, check out our website but hurry - late registration fees apply to all furry friends registered after 30 July.

Kāpiti Road shared pathway

Work is underway to construct the final section of our shared pathway on the south side of Kāpiti Road between Brett Ambler Way and Arawhata Road.  The job will take about six months and to help keep everyone safe during construction we’re redirecting pedestrians to the footpath on the northern side of Kāpiti Road. Read more.

School holidays at the libraries

We've got events on at all of our libraries across Kāpiti these school holidays. Visit their Beyond the Page literary festival website and select 'Kāpiti' as the location to view all the awesome events going on this week and next week.

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!

Kāpiti Coast District Council
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Paraparaumu 5254
04 296 4700 | 0800 486 486
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