Kapiti District’s shopping and service facilities range from boutique and local shops to big-store centres.
Massive variety of retail centres
Each of the larger centres described here has more than 10 retail and service outlets and there are several localised centres throughout the district. They include Paekakariki and Raumati South, which book-end the 650-hectares QE Park, Kenakena, Lindale, Waikanae Beach and also Kapiti Landing – where there are two large stores (Mitre 10 Mega and New World) with good “semi public” toilet facilities but no bus access or postbox.
Public telephones, often not accessible to some people with impairments, are a threatened species, likewise post-boxes, both under notice by mobile phones, email and internet banking.
Access for visitors with mobility and vision impairments is generally good throughout the district