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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.

Speed limits review

Last week Council confirmed new speed limits for 47 rural roads and three village centres in Kāpiti, following consultation earlier this year. This review was all about setting speed limits that reflect the form and function of the road and importantly, making our roads safer. Thanks to everyone who had their say! The new speed limits will come into effect in mid-July. Find out more on our website.

Pre-election info events

Want to stand for Council but not sure what it involves? We’re hosting several election events around the Kāpiti Coast from now through to the end of the nomination period on 16 August. This is your chance to ask questions and receive practical info about the process and what you can expect if you’re elected to office. Visit our website for a schedule of events and for more info about this year's local body elections.

PopUp Business School – last chance to register!

The PopUp Business School is coming to Kāpiti next week! So, if you're a budding businessperson keen to take part in this free ten-day course, book your spot today. Over 60% of last year's participants have either started or are in the process of starting a business, so it's an opportunity not to be missed!

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If you're a poet, we want to know it!

Our District Libraries annual poetry competition is back and this year’s them is ‘Together’. Entry is free and winners will be announced on National Poetry Day at the Open Mic Night at Paraparaumu Library, Friday 23 August 5.30 – 6.30pm. Find out more on our website.
 

Creative Communities Scheme

Do you have a creative and inspiring idea for a local community art activity this year? Applications are now open for the Creative Communities Scheme – a fund aimed at supporting arts activities that celebrate Kāpiti culture, community involvement, and celebrating our diversity, particularly Toi Māori/Māori arts. Visit our website to find out more.

Dog registration 2019/20

Dog registration for the 2019/20 year is now open. Register your furry friend before 31 July to avoid late fines. Registering your dog is easy - you can do it online, by post, in-person at one of our service centres or, you can visit one of our pop-up registration events around the District. Check out our website for more.

Maclean Park facility block refresh

Our refurb of the Maclean Park facility block is almost complete with painting of the exterior starting in the next week or so. The toilets are now open but we’ll need to close one of the bathrooms while we work our way around the exterior of the building. Thanks for your patience!

No8 Wire Week coming soon

No8 Wire Week is fast-approaching and we’ve got an action packed programme of events aimed at building community resilience and resourcefulness. There’s practical workshops and community-led events including kai and kōrero, eco-art, biodiversity walks, craft, and lots more. Check out our website for a schedule and how to register.

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Winter gardening at Mahara Place

Local gardening expert Kath Irvine came along to host our Winter Gardening Day in Mahara Place last Thursday and had all sorts of useful tips for the budding gardeners among us. Thank you to all the local businesses who contributed, offering everything from discount vouchers to shrubs and gardening products.

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
Private Bag 60601
Paraparaumu 5254
04 296 4700 | 0800 486 486
kapiti.council@kapiticoast.govt.nz
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