The Kapiti Coast District Council has launched Antenno, a free mobile app that allows residents to raise issues with Council, and be alerted to Council service-related things going on in their neighbourhood.

Group Manager, People and Partnerships, Janice McDougall says, “Antenno provides a new way for local residents to connect with the Council on their terms. Residents can send and receive Council-related information straight from their phone, so they don’t have to scroll through newsfeeds to find out what’s going on.”

“They can choose the places they want to be alerted about, so they only get information for the locations they care about. This might include their street, place of work, or where their kids go to school.”

Notifications from Council will include information about road works, major water outages, pool and library closures, Council events, consultations, and rates payment and dog registration reminders.

“You can tailor the alerts to the different places you’ve added, and you can opt out of topics that aren’t of interest to you. For example, if you don’t have a dog, you can choose not to receive dog registration reminders.”

In addition the app prompts you to enter all the information it needs to action a service request including being able to upload a photo and geographical location for such things as graffiti or fallen trees.

Twelve other councils around the country use Antenno to connect with their communities. The app is free and available to download now through the App Store or Google Play.

For more information about Antenno, visit www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/antenno

(council media release)