Climate Change and Our Coast

Summit 2020

Me huri whakamuri,

ka titiro whakamua.


Utilising our past

to inform our future

Join us at Ngā Purapura in Ōtaki on 8 March 2020 for the Takutai Kāpiti Summit, a one-day community event where we will be kick-starting a conversation with you on the challenges climate change will bring to our coastline. The potential impacts will lead to changes for all of us and it is vital you are part of the conversation about how we respond.

The Summit is an opportunity for Kāpiti to hear from national and local leaders and climate experts about the challenges ahead. This will be followed by a community event that combines entertainment, food, and interactive opportunities to learn more about how to be involved. There will also be a free shuttle service to get you to and from the event.

The Summit launches a community-led approach to exploring how we want to adapt as our coastline changes over time. This is a significant community engagement project that aims to encourage and empower our communities to become more aware of the impacts of climate change and sea level rise and to take part in developing solutions and pathways for adapting to coming change.

An opportunity

Takutai Kāpiti Summit will also be an opportunity for you to tell us how you’d like to participate in the process going forward. This event will be followed by a series of community activities and workshops to inform, inspire, engage and bring you along on the journey.

Two parts of the Summit day

10am–12pm Summit conference: Presentations from national and local leaders and climate experts on climate change, coastal adaptation and building resilient communities.

12pm–3pm Summit community event: entertainment for all ages, music, stalls, food trucks and informal opportunities to learn more about climate change on our coast and how to become involved in the project.


Join us at Ngā Purapura in Ōtaki on 8 March 2020 from 10am. Places for the Summit conference are limited so please register for your free spot.

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