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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.

Art installation at Maclean Park

A new public artwork designed by NZ artist Kereama Taepa is set to add vibrancy to Maclean Park. Tohorā, or whale, will be a 10m long sculpture symbolising the journey of whales and other travellers through the Te Rau o te Rangi waters – the strait between Kāpiti Island and the mainland.

Great day at Maclean Park on Saturday

We had a great time on Saturday at the New Maclean Park Experience - thanks to everyone that came along. Did you get a photo with our photo frame? You have until the end of the week to send us your picture or hashtag #shareyourkapiti on Facebook or Instagram to be into win a trip for two adults to Kāpiti Island with Kāpiti Island Nature Tours. Keep an eye out for more events happening over summer at a park near you!
 

Ōtaki Board appoints Chair

The new Ōtaki Community Board met for the first time last week and reappointed Chris Papps as Board Chair. Marilyn Stevens will take on the role of Deputy Chair. The Board covers an area including north of Marycrest, Te Horo, Ōtaki North to Forest Lakes. It also administers three Council grants supporting the community. Find out more about our Community Boards and their grants here.

Late opening this Friday

Our Council libraries and service centres will be opening slightly later than usual on Friday 22 November as our teams will be attending a morning meeting. Our libraries and customer service teams will be on deck from 10am but if you need to contact us urgently you can call us on 0800 486 486.

Waikanae River Walkover

Our elected members joined representatives from Friends of the Waikanae River, DOC, and local residents for Greater Wellington’s Annual Waikanae River Walkover last week. Participants shared their experiences of the Waikanae River and ideas on how to take care of it for generations to come. Topics discussed included Greater Wellington’s Natural Resources Plan, river maintenance, track erosion, restoration works and new trail signage.

Help us improve your website experience

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. Complete our survey to help us improve the way you access information on our website.

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Emergency Mobile Alert Nationwide Test

NZ Civil Defence is running an Emergency Mobile Alert Nationwide Test this Sunday, 24 November, sometime between 6pm and 7pm. This is a nationwide test and is a necessary part of making sure the Emergency Mobile Alert system works well. To find out if your phone is capable go to the Ministry's website.

Kāpiti Food Fair happening next weekend

Check out the diverse array of tasty treats at the Kāpiti Food Fair next Saturday 30 November – the first of three exciting Kāpiti events we’re supporting through our Kāpiti Major Events Fund over the next few months.

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Age-friendly workshops

Age Friendly Kāpiti and Grey Power are holding a series of workshops to hear what people have to say on the  future of an age-friendly Kāpiti Coast. Head along and contribute your vision and views on transport, housing, community and health services and more. See here for more information.

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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