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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.

#Lovemypark selfie posts

Our new selfie posts have been super popular over the last week - if you haven’t seen them already, keep an eye out for them at the 10 different locations around the District. Check out our Instagram to see some of the awesome shots taken so far, and remember to use the hashtag #lovemypark so we can see your photos too!

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Walks with Rob - Kāpiti sand dunes

Join our biodiversity manager Rob Cross again as he walks and talks you through the natural highlights of our sand dunes, reminding us what an important job they do creating homes for plants and wildlife and helping protect our coastline. Watch his latest video above, or read the new brochure that goes with it on our website.

Waitangi Day tomorrow

Join us as we commemorate Waitangi Day tomorrow at Queen Elizabeth Park. Bring your friends and family to the commemorations, kicking-off with a pōwhiri at 8.30am and the launch of the 2019 exhibition, Te Tiriti, Me huri whakamuri, ka titiro whakamua. The market is also on from 10am-3pm. Please remember that no dogs or cigarettes are permitted in the park so please leave these at home.

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Books at the Beach next Saturday

Books at the Beach is happening at Paraparaumu Beach next Saturday, and there’s heaps planned for the day – including local author talks and readings, a poetry slam, music performances, and our very own libraries team in their ‘Tell us a yarn’ tent. Check out the full programme for the day on their website.

Toxic algae alert

If you walk your furry friend near the lagoons in any of our parks and reserves or along the District’s rivers and streams, then you should keep an eye out for toxic algae as the temperature rises. Dogs are at the greatest risk from toxic algae because they love the smell of it and will eat it given the chance. Toxic algae can be fatal to dogs, even if eaten in tiny amounts. Read more on the GWRC website.

Summer Reading Programme wraps up

Congratulations to all the children who completed the 2018/2019 Summer Reading Programme. To celebrate the programme finishing, our Libraries team threw a finale party at Waikanae Pools last Thursday, and had over 100 kids attend! Check out other events that are coming up at your local library here.

Ngaio Road works

We’re about halfway through building a shared pathway linking to the Waikanae town centre, along the south side of Ngaio Road. With Miro Street to Totara Street now done, the contractors are on track to have the rest of the path completed by late February. This new shared pathway forms part of Stride 'n' Ride Kāpiti Coast – a package of shared path improvements that’ll make it easier to walk and cycle around our District.

Mahara Place improvements

Our contractors are making real progress on our Mahara Place improvements. They’ve been removing paving, preparing the ground and pouring concrete with more to come next week. Remember, Mahara Place is still open for business, so come and take a look if you’re passing by.

What's on this week

- Wednesday 6 February: Waitangi Day at Queen Elizabeth Park
Thursday 7 February: Te Reo Māori Tamariki Time, Paraparaumu Library
- Friday 8 February: Books and Bickies, Ōtaki Library
- Friday 8 February: Lego Club, Paraparaumu
Tuesday 12 February: Yoga in the Park, Raumati Beach
Tuesday 12 February: Tamariki Time, Waikanae

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