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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.

Council recognised for climate action

Our work to reduce our emissions by 76% over the last 10 years has been recognised in this year’s Enviro-Mark Solutions Awards. The Awards are a biennial celebration of organisations that have shown exceptional leadership in climate change mitigation and environmental action. The Council has been selected as a finalist in the Excellence in Climate Action (medium organisation) category for initiatives such as our LED streetlight conversion which saves around 1.05 million kWh of electricity use each year. Winners are announced on Thursday 8 August 2019.

Council’s credit rating strengthened to AA

Independent financial rating agency Standard and Poor’s has revised our Council’s credit rating outlook up two grades from A+ to AA. The improved rating acknowledges the impact of our strong financial management and focus on paying down debt. The new rating will mean the cost of paying back interest will be lower which will have a positive impact on future rates.

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Mahara Place clock refurbishment

Thanks to a donation from Waikanae Garden Circle (WGC) the historic Mahara Place clock, which was in place before we started improvement works, will soon be refurbished and reinstalled. It was looking a little worse for wear so WGC kindly donated $500 towards fixing it up. The clock was one of several gifted to the District by Wellington Railway Station over 20 years ago.

Tuku Iho exhibition at Ōtaki Library

Ōtaki Library are opening up their Ngā Wawata Art Space for their Tuku Iho exhibition as part of Family History Month. Tuku Iho is a display of personal objects that help keep family histories and memories alive. Items have either been handed down from one generation to the next, or kept to remind their owners of people and places special to them. The exhibition runs for the month of August. For library opening hours, visit our website.

Ratanui Road intersection works

Our upgrades to improve safety and traffic flow at the Ratanui/Mazengarb intersection are coming along, and if the weather plays nice the concrete to form the central roundabout island will be laid by the end of the week. We’ve also started work to realign the kerbs. Thanks everyone for your patience when travelling through the area.

Maclean Park refresh update

Our Maclean Park redevelopment work is nearly done, we’ve just got a little landscaping and the last of the concrete pours left. We’re looking forward to having the barbeque and hard surfaced areas open from mid-August and we’ll be opening the green areas once the grass has grown in. Visit our website for more info on the Maclean Park refresh project.

Funding workshop well attended

Over 80 members of the Kāpiti non-profit community came together in July to learn more about how to unlock funding from the many organisations that support community projects and initiatives. Together with our own grant information kiosk, we invited representatives from key funding agencies to share information on their grants and application processes. Thanks to everyone that came along and to all the agencies that shared their time.

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Visa Wellington On a Plate

Visa Wellington On a Plate kicks off this Thursday, 1 August and it’s great to see 14 Kāpiti eateries participating in the month-long food festival. To celebrate, we’ve got some burger vouchers and tickets to give away in the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more info and check out the Kāpiti venues on their website.

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Community Grants Scheme

Applications for our Community Grants Scheme, which supports non-profit organisations to deliver projects that achieve positive social outcomes for people living in Kāpiti, closed on Friday 19th July. This year a total of $34,000 was made available for initiatives that build resilient, sustainable communities, encouraging greater community participation and improving the quality of life here in Kāpiti. Successful applicants will be announced in late August.

Last chance to register your dog

Tick tock - time's almost up to register your dog before incurring a late payment fee. Register your furry pal before the end of the business day on Wednesday 31st (tomorrow) for the 2019/20 season. For more information and to register online, visit our website.

Kāpiti Arts Trail 2019

Save the date! The Kāpiti Arts Trail is back for another year during the first two weekends of November. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever with over 100 artists on board. For updates and more information, follow our Facebook page or visit our website.

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