The Takutai Kāpiti Coastal Adaptation Panel would like to hear what you value most about our coastline and how you think it should be protected at their community workshop on 7 November (or online). Takutai Kāpiti is a district-wide coastal adaptation project that will help guide community … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki, how should we adapt to coastal hazards?
Sean McKinley from the Paekākāriki Community Board provides as an update from Kāpiti Coast District Council on the progress of the seawall. On Wednesday 30 May, as Paekākāriki Community Board Chair, I was invited to attend the Paekākāriki Seawall Update briefing from Sean Mallon, Group Manager … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Seawall Update
What does good growth look like for you? KCDC are consulting on their proposed approach for enabling sustainable growth in Kāpiti over the next 30 years. Have your say before Friday 19 November. Kāpiti is growing and we all want to grow well. This means planning boldly but holistically so we can … [Read more...] about How do we grow well?
There is little doubt community boards are one of the key ways Councils keeps in touch with the flax roots of the communities they represent. Yet, after a representation review that saw residents want Council to be closer to community, Kāpiti Coast Councillors support a proposal that threatens to … [Read more...] about Community boards are the flax roots of communities – have your say
Kāpiti Coast District Council has done an about-turn on the proposed design and build of the critical Paekākāriki seawall, believes resident and design group member Bride Coe. It’s a decade or more since the Paekākāriki Seawall Design Group formed with the aim of keeping Kāpiti Coast District … [Read more...] about Council “sideswipes” planned seawall design
If we can learn anything from the current situation in Auckland, it is to heed the advice of officials and to not presume that any of us are exempt from contracting the Covid-19 virus or spreading it. Neither is our village immune – with many of us commuting into Wellington and travelling to … [Read more...] about Trace, travel safe and educate
While many were celebrating the end of 2020, Paekākāriki farewelled its previous Community Board Chair – the inimitable Philip Edwards. Well-known to Bowling Club regulars and councillors alike, he is remembered for his inclusive style, his penchant for jandals, and most of all his commitment to … [Read more...] about The opportunity to serve – Philip Edwards
Every community has challenges and strengths particular to their place. Paekākāriki is no exception. We asked the village what questions they'd like to know answers to before making their votes in the local body and Paekākāriki Community Board elections this October, and in response candidates … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki – meet your candidates!
Towards the end of 2018, long-standing Community Board member Steve Eckett resigned as Deputy Chair and member due to work commitments. Because the vacancy occurred less than 12 months before the date of the next triennial election, 12 October 2019, a by-election was not required to fill the … [Read more...] about New energy and expertise