The Kāpiti coastline is approximately 38km long. As well as being the location for significant urban development, our beautiful beaches are an important community asset with many unique characteristics and natural qualities.
Like many coastal communities around Aotearoa, Kāpiti faces significant environmental challenges caused by changing climate and associated rising sea levels.
While there is still much uncertainty about how significant these challenges will be and how quickly they will happen, likely climate change effects need to be anticipated, prioritised and planned for in the Kāpiti District.
We’ve established the Takutai Kāpiti: Our community-led coastal adaptation project to help guide our response, as a community, to the impacts of changing weather patterns on our environment, people and the way we behave.
Using a community-led approach, we’re bringing together a range of voices, recognising the values and knowledge of our indigenous people, to share information and develop solutions for adapting to coming change.
We’d love you to get involved and hear what you have to say.