2 August 2022

Everything Kāpiti

Ngā Pitopito kōrero mai i te Kaunihera o Kāpiti

Kia ora Kāpiti

It's a big week in the lead up to the 2022 Local Elections. This Friday is the final day for candidate nominations and, it's also the last day to enrol to vote. If you want to keep an eye on who's standing, we'll be updating our candidates page daily.

In this week’s edition, we share what we've been doing to reduce our emissions, give you the details of our community funding workshops and encourage you to sign up to the Kāpiti Half. There's plenty more in this issue, so read on!

Mā te wā! – have a great week.

What's new this week icon  What's new this week

Don't leave your nomination to the last minute!

If you're interested in standing for Council in this year’s local elections, don't wait to get your nomination in.

Candidate nominations close at noon this Friday 12 August and in previous elections, applications have been rejected due to errors which, if the candidate had given themselves more time, could have been corrected and resubmitted.

A final information session on what it means to be an elected member will be held tonight (Tuesday, 9 August) at 6pm at the St Peters Hall in Paekākāriki. A thorough candidate information handbook and recording of a previous information session are also available on our website. 

Will you stand?

Your Council icon  Your Council

Report outlines our climate mahi

Do you want to know more about what we've been doing to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change?    

We understand it can be difficult to get a clear picture of the work we've been doing (and plan to do) to help our Council and community transition to a low-carbon future.

Some of it is not very sexy or visible – you could be forgiven for not noticing we installed new energy-efficient aeration blowers at the Paraparaumu Wastewater Treatment Plant. But this sort of action has helped us lower our carbon emissions over the last decade. 

Get your head around this work with our new report, Climate emergency action: Delivering on our climate commitments.

Learn more about our climate action mahi

Ka pai Kāpiti! Nearly 8000 dogs registered!

Thanks to all the responsible dog owners who have registered their pooches for the 2022/23 year.

As of Friday afternoon we'd received 7,399 registrations, which is a great outcome. Last year, 8,000 Kāpiti kurī were registered so if you are yet to do this, please head online or to one of our service centres as soon as possible.

Thanks also to everyone who shared cute photos of their puppy pals in our Facebook competitions. There are certainly some fine hounds in our community and we look forward to seeing them out and about in their furever tags.

Last call for dog registration

Spotlight on: Council meetings page

Want to know more about what happens in Council meetings?

Recently you may have noticed we’ve been highlighting upcoming Council and committee meetings at the bottom of Everything Kāpiti. 

Most Council meetings are streamed online and you can find them through the Meetings page on our website. Meeting agendas are also published there the Monday before each meeting – check them out to see what’s coming up!

And if you want to watch a meeting later, you can find them on our YouTube channel, too! It usually takes a couple of days for the file to be processed and published so please be patient.

See out meetings and agendas

Your Council icon  Get involved

Funds, grants, subsidies, contributions, rebates - Do you know what you're eligible for?

We know navigating the many funds, grants and subsidies for community organisations can be tough as they have slightly different eligibility criteria and ways of applying. 

Our community funding workshops will help you with the process and give you a chance to learn about different funds from the Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington Community Fund, our Council, Nuku Ora, Match Te Puna Taurite, Nikau Foundation and Charities Services.

Our workshops are in Ōtaki on 1 September and in Paraparaumu on 12 September. Make sure you register because spots are limited. 

Register now

Did you attend Matariki Ramaroa 2022?

We were a proud sponsor of this year’s Matariki Ramaroa event through our Major Events Fund and we’d love to hear more about your experience if you attended.
Complete our survey and go into the draw to win one of two $500 grocery vouchers – it should only take around 5-10 minutes to complete. 
Responses are anonymous and will be shared with Māoriland Charitable Trust to help make future Matariki Ramaroa events even better.
Share your thoughts

Our people and community icon Our people and community

District Libraries are closed tomorrow

Our Libraries will be closed tomorrow because our team is undertaking some delayed training. 

We appreciate that this is disruptive, but it's really important that our team has an opportunity to invest in their ongoing professional development. 

You still can use the return item slots and our service centres in Paraparaumu and Ōtaki will remain open.

Check out our opening hours

Our people and community icon Hot tip

Stay ahead of the game

Be the first to know about field closures at our 16 sports grounds by registering them as one of Your Places on the Antenno app.

Our parks team are out daily monitoring the conditions of our sports grounds. Sometimes they'll close fields during the week if the weather is bad, but it’s all about protecting them from damage and giving them thhe best chance of remaining open for games on the weekend.

We send out daily notifications for any closures on our Antenno app during the week. Our sports grounds webpage is also updated daily.

Sign up for Antenno alerts

Keep updated on sea level rise and coastal hazards

Interested in finding out more about our work to tackle coastal erosion and flooding, and how our district might adapt to sea level rise?
The latest edition of the Takutai Kāpiti e-newsletter is out now and it's a great way to stay up to date with the mahi of our community-led Coastal Advisory Panel.
Read our latest Takutai Kapiti e-newsletter and sign up for more

Share your Kapiti icon  Dates to remember

Poetry Day open mic night

Friday, 26 August
Paraparaumu Library

Remember the poetry competition? Well, it's almost time to announce the winner.

Come along and immerse yourself in a night of poetry fun. If you’re keen, you can read out your poem too.

We'll reveal the winner of our "If you're a poet, we want to know it!" competition and copies of our book containing all the entries we received for sale as well. 

Bring a friend and indulge in the arts.

Training starts now

Sunday, 13 November
MacLean Park, Paraparaumu Beach

It’s time to dust off those sneakers and start training for the Kāpiti Half – Oma Te Takutai on Sunday 13 November. 

Choose your adventure – the 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km or bring the kids for the 2km Kids Kick It. All courses are suitable for buggies, walkers and wheel chair athletes.

The course is flat and fast – you’ll wind your way through river trails, lake loops, board walks all with views over Kāpiti Island.

We're proud sponsors of the Kāpiti Half through our Major Events Fund. 

Everything (Kāpiti) is better with friends

Would you like to share the Everything Kāpiti newsletter with friends? Forward it to a friend and they'll be able to sign up too.

Or share the sign-up page directly. We look forward to welcoming them to the whānau.

Share your Kapiti icon  #ShareYourKapiti

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. If you don't use social media, you can upload your images to our website, at #ShareYourKapiti. Get sharing!


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