March Newsletter
Volunteer Kapiti Annual Report
Hello everyone,

Welcome to our second newsletter of 2017 and what a busy year we are already having!

In February our lovely Interviewers were busy interviewing 30 potential volunteers that were referred to 45 different roles throughout Kapiti Coast.  It is great to see the year starting with so much enthusiasm! 

We were also busy coordinating the parking at the Coastella Festival.  The weather was lovely and it sounds as though a great day was had by all.  We were very excited to be volunteering at the festival and being part of the success of a local event.  A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers that helped at the festival as well as our very own wonderful Greeting and Parking Coordinators, who assisted us in welcoming festival goers and ensuring the parking process was as smooth as possible.  I must admit, it was quite cool to volunteer in a role where I got to wear a high viz vest as part of my ensemble!!

I have also been busy finalising our Development Training Calendar for the year.  This is almost complete and details and dates of upcoming workshops will be out soon.

We have also just had the second Kapiti Community Network meeting in Waikanae on Monday. 
This meeting is to provide all community groups and organisations on the Kapiti Coast the opportunity to network as well as get to know what’s happening around the Coast.  This is a mobile meeting with the focus being on the entire district and increased collaboration so if you are interested in attending, the next meeting is on April 10th from 1pm at Otaki MenzShed, 186 Mill Road, Otaki.  Please feel free to contact either myself or Cathy if you have any questions.

On that note, I will sign-off so that you have time to read the rest of the newsletter.  As always, if you have any questions or feedback on our service, please do not hesitate to contact me on or 04 905 8884.

Manager, Volunteer Kapiti

'Get in the Data Know' Workshop

The Council is offering two opportunities for community organisations to get hands on with community data which organisations can use. The workshop will show you how to  use an easy website to access local community data so you can  use it for a range of purposes.
The workshop will explore the following three online information resources:

  • The Community Profile: This provides information on the characteristics of the people who live in Kāpiti, including how those characteristics have changed over time and how those characteristics compare across geographic areas.  The profile is developed from data collected on a wide range of indicators (e.g. population, age, ethnicity, occupation, family structure, housing tenure, etc) via the 2013, 2006 and 2001 Censuses of Population and Housing.  
  • The Social Atlas: Provides thematic maps showing how particular population groups are distributed across the District. The maps are shaded to show where there are concentrations of communities of interest, thus enabling service providers to assess demands for service provision.
  • The Forecast: Provides projected population forecasts for the District (by age and area) from 2013 to 2043.
The workshop is  presented by Penny Bloomberg from ‘.id, the population experts’ and will be held at the Kapiti Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), 26 Fytfield Place, Paraparaumu (wheelchair accessible). You will be using a computer station to look at the website and have a play with accessing data useful for your organisation. Desktop computers are provided at the venue.
Pick from one of the two following session times for this workshop:
Date:  Monday, 27 March
Time:  9-10:30am
Location:  Kapiti Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), 26 Fytfield Place, Paraparaumu (wheelchair accessible)
Date: Monday, 27 March
Time: 11-12:30pm
Location:  Kapiti Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), 26 Fytfield Place, Paraparaumu (wheelchair accessible)
Spaces are limited for both sessions so register soon!
To register for this workshop please email Diane at the Kāpiti Coast District Council on

To book a spot, state which workshop you would like to attend and what organisation you are representing.

National Volunteer Week 18 - 24 June 2017
This year's theme is Live, Laugh, Share: Volunteer

Cost Recovery in the Police Vetting Service

The Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Act 2016 was passed by Parliament in November 2016.

This legislation allows for Police to recover the costs associated with some services it provides that benefit other agencies.
While the start date of these fees has not been finalised, it is expected to be no sooner than 1 July 2017. The fee will be $8.50 + GST for each New Zealand vetting request – unless a fee exemption or fee waiver applies. 

If you have any questions about these changes or just want further information please click here

16th -
COGS Public Meeting - Waikanae Presbyterian Church
25th -
Neighbours Day, KCC Cultural Fusion, Otaki Kite Festival
26th - Neighbours Day, Otaki Kite Festival
27th - 'Get in the Data Know' workshops

2nd -
Good Deeds Day
10th - Kapiti Community Network meeting - Otaki MenzShed
14th - Good Friday
17th - Easter Monday
25th - Anzac Day

1st -
Nominations for Volunteer Team Recognition Award open
1st - 7th - Student Volunteer Week
8th - Kapiti Community Network meeting - Tramway Museum Paekakariki
25th - Development Training Workshop

If you would like anything added to our calendar, please let us know.
Find an Opportunity
Need a Volunteer?

We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to assist with two very cool upcoming Kapiti Festivals.  Role details are below.

Event Hosts
Event Support Assistants

Kite Zone Assistants
Activities Supervisor
Waste Management/Minimisation
Parking Assistants

If any of these roles sound good to you, then please contact us on and join in on making theses events a success.
Family Violence Free Champions
Are you passionate about family violence prevention?
Would you like to be involved with a community focused campaign that is helping those affected by family violence?
We are looking for great listeners who would like to be an open ear for individuals in the community to voice any concerns relating to family violence. More info....
We would like to warmly welcome Otaki Promotions Group Inc and Otaki Community Patrol who joined as Members in February this year. 
We look forward to assisting them with their volunteering needs!
We would love to see you....

Mon, Tues, Wed and Thur
9.30am - 2.00pm

16 Ihakara Street

Phone 04 905 8884 / 06 364 6887

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