Summer Events

Kāpiti summers are filled with events, from kite flying in Ōtaki, to foodie delights at the food fair. XTERRA Wellington will have sporting enthusiasts running amok and film lovers will be ready to relax and unwind at the Māoriland Film Festival.

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Ōtaki Kite Festival

8 - 9 February 2020

In its 8th year, that Ōtaki Kite Festival is a must see if you are in Kāpiti over the 8th & 9th of February 2020. If you haven't decided what to do with your weekend yet, this should surely sway your decision.

The two day event sees the unique Kāpiti spirit thrive down on Ōtaki beach, with families, friends and kite enthusiasts coming to rejoice in the fun of flying a kite.

See spectacular and unique creations from kite designers, let the kids design their own, buy a stylish new kite or just sit back enjoy some food and watch the kites fly. An event on everyone's calendar that is not to be missed.

Ōtaki Kite Festival

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Urban Hut Club - Festival of the Arts

21 February - 15 March

Gather the whānau and head outdoors for an artful expedition in search of bespoke little huts full of stories and imagination.

Inspired by iconic huts of rural and alpine Aotearoa, this collection of handcrafted structures await discovery along the Kāpiti Coast, from Paekākāriki to Ōtaki. Roaming around Wellington and the Hutt Valley you may also be surprised by a pop-up hut enticing you further afield to find its regional siblings.

Grab a map in February and lose yourself in the adventure of discovering hidden wild spaces and creations right on your doorstep.

Urban Hut Club

Māoriland Film Festival

68 Main Street, Otaki

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18 - 22 March 2020
The Film Festival for anyone interested in travelling or seeing the world through someone else's eyes

A truly unique event in Ōtaki on the Kāpiti Coast. Māoriland hub presents Māoriland International Film Festival celebrating the Indigenous communities for New Zealand and around the worlds involvement in the filming industry.

For the past six years Māoriland has featured as one of the must attend events on the Kāpiti Coast events calendar. Every March, over a five day period, culture, heritage and community are represented through event and celebrated at an international level.

Founded in 2014 to celebrate Indigenous voices and storytelling in film from Ōtaki, Aotearoa. We exist to uplift the perspectives and stories of Indigenous peoples.

Over the past six years, the festival has grown to be the largest presenter of Indigenous screen content in the Southern Hemisphere with a year-round programme of events.

Māoriland Film Festival


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