Wildlife & Community

Pay it forward by participating in one of our community-focused events, or take the time to learn and experience some of our wildlife workshops.

Kāpiti College Talent Quest 2023

7 Jun 2023
Te Raukura ki Kāpiti

32 Raumati Rd

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Nau mai haere mae ki Te Raukura ki Kāpiti!

Come experience the talent of Kāpiti College students as they sing, play, dance and perform their hearts out.

An evening of fun entertainment for the whole family.

PLUS a guest appearance from Kāpiti College teacher band, Mustamakkara!


Schools Emergency Planning Workshop

8 Jun 2023
Kāpiti Emergency Operations Centre

26 Fytefield Place, , Paraparaumu

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We are holding a free workshop for Kāpiti and Porirua schools to come together to discuss your emergency plans.

The workshops are an opportunity for schools to share challenges and solutions and get advice from our emergency management advisors. 


Paekākāriki Film Festival 2023

4 – 25 Jun 2023
St Peters Hall

Cnr Beach Rd and Ames St, Paekākāriki

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We're ridiculously excited to reveal the programme for this year's annual film festival! It's a month of Sundays throughout June and promises something for everyone. We've changed things up a little bit this year by including two matinee sessions for the kids and a slightly earlier start for the stand-alone movies.

We've got old and new, funny and dramatic, musical and mysterious. Check out the programme, clear your calendar and raid your piggy bank for the essential movie snacks available at the Movie Munchies Cafe.



Leadership in a Disaster – Tools for Community Success

19 Jul 2023
Paraparaumu Public Library

9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu

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Part of the Kāpiti District Council No.8 wire workshops - A free one hour interactive session.

What’s the session about?

This session is an introduction to leadership tools you can use to support your community in daily life and in a disaster. It aims to increase your confidence and knowledge of effective community leadership.


Ngā Manu Winter Speaker Series

13 May – 22 Jul 2023
Ngā Manu Nature Reserve

74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae

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Ngā Manu brings you the 2023 Winter Speaker Series. Enjoy hearing from a series of experts on conservation and ecology.


May 13 - Associate Professor Priscilla Wehi, University of Otago.

May 28 - Prof Yolanda von Heezik, Zoology Otago University

June 10 - Will Brockelsby, Department of Conservation.

June 24 - Dan Hikuroa, University of Auckland

July 8 - Dan Henry, Predator Free Miramar

July 22 - Craig Pritchard, Ministry of Primary Industries


Build a Bog - Paraparaumu

26 Jul 2023
Paraparaumu Public Library

9 Iver Trask Place

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Part of the Kāpiti District Council No.8 wire workshops

What would you do when there's no loo? WREMO and the Kapiti Coast District Council is pleased to offer a fun-filled information session on emergency toileting.

 Plus win a prize for the best bog! It's fun for the whole family and an important but overlooked part of personal preparedness.


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