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.

Mentoring for Kāpiti Community Leaders Orientation

31 May 2023
Impact Hub

6 Tongariro Street,

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Are you a Manager or Trustee of a Kāpiti Community Organisation? Would you like to receive some one-on-one advice and guidance to enhance your effectiveness in this role? This programme could be exactly what you need. The Mentoring for Kāpiti Community Leaders programme is a Capable Sector Project initiative aimed at strengthening the capability of Kāpiti Community organisations by providing targeted support to their leaders and fostering tuakana-tenia relationships.

Upon joining the programme, you will be connected to a mentor who has strong and relevant leadership experience and understands your community. Over a six- month timeframe, you will have six one-on-one sessions with your mentor and participate in three workshops. By following a proven mentoring model, you will be supported in building your effectiveness as a leader, as you work on your current priorities and grow your confidence, your capability, and your connection to other leaders in your community.


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. 


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.


Doing Well In a Disaster

2 Aug 2023
Paraparaumu Public Library

9 Iver Trask Place,

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Part of the Kāpiti District Council No.8 wire workshops

Doing well in a disaster.  "Disasters break things, they but they don’t have to break people"

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office has paired with Hummingly to create an easy-to-understand workshop about the impacts of making decisions in high pressure situations such as a disaster or disruption.


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