We meet at 6 pm every Wednesday except for the first Wednesday of each month.
Please phone Graham 04 905 2626 or 027 454 1082 by 5 pm Monday for catering purposes, if you're attending on that Wednesday

Club Notices

Remember to advise Graham Oliver of your attendance by 5pm Monday prior to the meeting, especially as we are self catering during Level 2.

He will make you aware of the meal planned for the evening and take your order.

We welcomed Edith Hall, a former member of the Paraparaumu Club, a Waikanae resident who visited for the evening.


  • 03 Nov: No meeting
  • 10 Nov: Nga Manu Education programme - Matu - PARTNERS INVITATION
The meeting on10th is a partner's invitation.  We will hear about the club's collaboration with Nga Manu to produce a ecological course that students at Paraparaumu College will use to gain valuable field work experience.
Please let Graham know as usual by Monday night if partners are attending.  The cost of this evening is $20 per person


Members rostered on will perform all these duties:

Open meeting with Grace or a Message;  Sergeant session;
Introduce & Thank Speaker (if there's a speaker); Parting Thought.

  • 03 Nov: No meeting
  • 10 Nov: David Bruce
The meeting


Robert Nugent introduced Councillor Janet Holborrow.   Janet’s portfolio is Cultural Wellbeing (including Arts).  Her other appointments are Public Art Panel, Accessibility Advisory Group, Mahara Gallery Trust, LGNZ Policy Advisory Group and Regional Strategy Joint Committee.
Janet’s talk was in two parts.
  • First she addressed some of the ongoing and recent challenges faced by local government authorities.
  • Then she spoke about her Cultural wellbeing and Arts portfolio.
She identified the challenges for KCDC as being:
  • Central Government’s recent announcements on the Three Waters Reforms and the new bill to force councils to allow more dense housing.  New intensification rules will allow buildings of up to three storeys on most sites in cities without any need for resource consent from August 2022. Both will have significant impacts on the way local authorities deal with Infrastructure, water, waste management and roading.
  • Climate Change – The council has created a Community Assessment Panel (CAP) chaired by Jim Bolger and including Jerry Mateparae.  The CAP will be a group of people from Tangata Whenua and the local community who will act as the formal mechanism through which wider community input, indigenous knowledge and technical expertise are used to develop coastal adaption options for the Kāpiti Coast District Council to consider..
Janet reminded us that consultation for a revision to the Council’s Growth Strategy for Kapiti is underway.
She confirmed the old library building is not fit to redevelop and will likely be demolished.
In terms of her Arts responsibilities, Janet pointed to many KCDC commissioned pieces around the coast and the highly successful Kapiti Arts Trail.
She also showed us some artist impressions of the planned upgrade for Mahara Gallery.  These changes look very exciting and will be a very appropriate environment to house the Frances Hodgkin’s collection.
Following many questions, Janet was thanked on behalf of the club by Robert.
Once again, the meal for the evening, a lovely roast and vegetables from the Waikanae Roasts shop.