Environment

Kāpiti Kiwi Night Encounter

Kāpiti Kiwi Night Encounter

This is your chance to share in the night world of kiwi. Watch our birds…

April 13, 2021
Kāpiti Recycling to get Makeover

Kāpiti Recycling to get Makeover

Kāpiti Rotary Club president Shirley Stratton led a large team of volunteers in assembling and…

March 17, 2021
Lower Carbon Emissions call for Greater Wellington Region

Lower Carbon Emissions call for Greater Wellington Region

Consultation calls for lower carbon emissions, safer roads and a more connected transport network across…

February 9, 2021

Climate Commission: NZ on track to miss methane targets

January 23, 2021

A principal analyst for the Climate Change Commission told a public webinar that more needs to be done to reduce agricultural emissions or the country will miss its methane targets, Marc Daalder reports from Newsroom New Zealand is on track to miss its targets for reducing methane emissions, according to the Climate Change Commission. Sally Garden, a principal analyst for the Commission, told a public Zoom webinar that…

Money and Sustainability ‘ The Missing Link

November 11, 2020

Kāpiti’s Deirdre Kent says facing the climate change emergency brings so much urgency and has issued an invitation to a webinar addressing money and sustainability. The webinar is hosted by Jack Santa Barbara of Our Climate Declaration. https://www.ourclimatedeclaration.org.nz/ Join us for the 5th webinar in our Economy of Enough series. See below for details. WEBINAR # 5 MONEY AND SUSTAINABILITY ‘” THE MISSING LINK Deirdre Kent, long time…

Putting the ‘heart’ in freshwater data is key to conservation

November 11, 2020

Greater Wellington Region Council is innovating ways to transform and humanise freshwater data to drive positive change, through CreativeHQ’s NZ GovTech Accelerator programme. Greater Wellington experts are coming to the end of the three-month programme that works with eight local and central government agencies to problem solve complex issues in low-risk, innovative ways.At the heart of the Greater Wellington project team’s problem is, how might we better…

Your vote for Bird of the Year

November 11, 2020

Greater Wellington councillors are singing the same tune, announcing their top five species for Bird of the Year 2020; kākā, tūturiwhatu (banded dotterel), kererū, tīeke (North Island saddleback) and korimako (bellbird). The Wellington region is home to many unique native species, but there is something to be said for these birds who have incredible resilience and are growing in abundance, says Greater Wellington councillor Ros Connelly.’This year…

Kāpiti waste reduction grants support green community projects

October 1, 2020

Kāpiti community groups, Iwi/Māori organisations, schools, neighbourhood groups and businesses have until 20 October to apply for funding to support solutions that reduce waste. Council’s contestable Waste Reduction Grants fund community projects, seed funding for waste minimisation projects, and business waste reduction. $30,000 is set aside to fund a range of practical, on-the-ground waste minimisation projects that encourage community participation, education and/or are of benefit to the…

A friendly face at Raumati Beach

September 20, 2020

A recent visitor to Kāpiti is this baby fur seal spotted at Raumati South by superb photographer Karl Webber. There have been several seals seen recently along the Kāpiti Coast. New Zealand fur seals or kekeno often come ashore in winter to rest, Female seals would leave their pups alone for up to 20 days while they foraged at sea. Fur seal numbers were growing and the…

Call for feedback on new by-laws to ramp up harbour safety

September 10, 2020

Greater Wellington Regional Council is seeking to make our regional harbours safer for communities following approval by its Environment Committee’s proposed amendments designed to ensure national consistency, reduce risk and improve safety measures on the water. Public feedback is being sought on the proposals, which would amend the Wellington Regional Navigation and Safety Bylaws 2009, the laws which are designed to improve safety on the water. Greater…

Region gets $11million Flood Protection

August 4, 2020

Greater Wellington’s flood protection and resilience is getting a vital $11m boost from the Government’s post-Covid-19 infrastructure fund, which will lead to more jobs and better protection for flood prone communities.Two main areas of development in Lower Hutt and the Wairarapa will be targeted through the co-funding model with Greater Wellington Regional Council contributing approximately $6m on top of the Government’s contribution.In the Hutt Valley, works will…

no