Flooding updates – Kapiti Coast

Due to heavy rain starting on 6 December we are experiencing flooding in the district, causing streams and rivers to rise dramatically. We’ve had several pockets of localised flooding and a few landslides. Weather conditions eased overnight but staff are keeping a watching brief because the forecast is for more rain on Tuesday.  

This page will keep you updated on what’s happening, from road closures and what to do if you need to report flooding, or need help.

General advice

People are asked to stay safe and dry at home and not to venture out to look at the flooding. It’s dangerous and we need to keep the roads clear for emergency vehicles.

Stay away from waterways; the heavy rain undermines riverbanks, and they can collapse without warning.

Our pipe networks are having to cope with a massive amount of water, so remember to treat all floodwaters as potentially contaminated.

If you have any fear for your personal safety please dial 111. If you have less urgent flooding issues or operational requests, please call us on 0800 486 486 or log it on Antenno.

Road updates

Local road closure status

Road closure updates

  • Te Horo Beach Road is closed due to flooding across the road west of Pukenamu Road
  • Waterfall Road is closed
  • One lane of Maungakotukutuku Road is open
  • One lane of Nikau Palm Road is open
  • Paekakarkiki Hill Road is open
  • Akatarawa Road is open
  • Mangaone South Road, down to one lane
  • Rimu Road – now open.

Road restrictions

  • Nikau Palm – Mobile Traffic lights will be in place overnight, down to one lane
  • Maungakotukutuku Road was open for returning residents until 9pm, but down to one lane, there are multiple small slips so please drive safely.
  • Ngatiawa Road – Surface flooding so please drive safely

Road back open

  • Kebbel Drive is open – Aston road cleared