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Cross Town Derby for Angelo Robinson Cup goes to Kapiti College
September 2016
The annual Angelo Robinson Basketball Cup (known as the LO ROB Cup) was played Friday 9th September at Kapiti College. This end of season College Basketball game between Paraparaumu College Senior Boys Basketball Team & Kapiti College Senior Boys Basketball Team was started 6 years ago and is always a very competitive ... More...


Mayoral Debate on the Paekakariki Airwaves
September 2016
Kapiti community radio station Paekakariki 88. 2FM are hosting a mayoral debate this Sunday 25 September streaming live from 6pm and repeated twice daily (12 noon and 6pm) on the internet www. paekakariki. org. nz and across the district at 88. 2FM. Incumbent mayor Ross Church will be joined by at least four of his fellow co... More...


Working on their Night Moves in Peka Peka
September 2016
Starting this Sunday night (18 Sept), and for the next three weeks, The M2PP team will be carrying out night works around Peka Peka. These are part of getting things ready for a temporary State Highway 1 traffic re-route onto the new local link road that's planned for October. " So if you live near this area, yo... More...


Rain, rain, and more rain for Kapiti Coast
September 2016
Kapiti Coast District Council is urging motorists to take care on Kapiti's rain-drenched roads as darkness falls on Saturday night. Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says Kapiti had managed fairly well so far, although there had been large areas of surface flooding and some minor slips. There was still ... More...


Kapiti ashes bylaw cops some heat
August 2016
Kapiti Council Candidate Guy Burns is appalled Kapiti Coast District Council is considering a draft bylaw to ban people from scattering ashes on beaches, rivers and parks. If the bylaw is approved, people would need written permission, and would be restricted to emptying urns in specific garden beds inside cemeteries. ... More...


Kapiti Airport better bet than extension
August 2016
Major flaws have been found in Wellington's runway extension numbers. The case for spending $300 million to extend Wellington Airport's runway is based on "fundamentally flawed" reports that provide an "overly optimistic" view of the Capital's potential for long haul air travel. John Beckett, executive director of the B... More...

Checking smoke alarms this daylight savings? Make sure you can hear them as well
September 2016
Smoke alarms are essential for home safety but, for the one in six New Zealanders who live with a hearing loss, there's a risk that ordinary smoke alarms don't provide the peace of mind they need. That's why it's not only important to check that smoke alarms are working... More...

Stride 'n' Ride delivers to Otaihanga Road shared path upgrade
September 2016
Otaihanga Road, Kapiti's busiest rural road, is set to benefit from an upgrade of the existing shared path facility between Ratanui Road and the Kapiti Expressway Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway (CWB).The upgrade is being delivered through Stride 'n' Ride Kapiti Coast. ... More...

Which Kapiti town is the most beautiful in New Zealand
August 2016
Kapiti get ready to answer the challenge - Is your town, city or suburb the most beautiful in New Zealand? Reduce, Reuse and Recycle your way to a Beautiful Award.Last year Waikanae was named New Zealand's most beautiful large town. This was for the 5000-20,000 peop... More...

Kapiti election fever sees candidates in the hot seat
August 2016
Meet the Candidates: Kapiti Coast Local Body Elections 2016 - Who will you Vote for? When: Wednesday 14 September 2016 Where: Community Coast Church, Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu Time: 7-9.30pm (starts sharp at 7pm) Cost: FREE (no need to register, just ... More...

Waikanae will get 240 new parks for Christmas
August 2016
Weather permitting, Waikanae train commuters will be getting 240 new parks for Christmas with the construction of the new Metlink Park and Ride facility on the site of the old Waikanae Hotel late next week.Kapiti's Regional Councillor Nigel Wilson said, "We have had to ... More...

Kapiti Playgrounds to get Upgrades
April 2016
Kapiti Coast District Council undertakes a regular renewal programme for playgrounds. The link below gives you some information on upcoming playground renewals and how you can have your say.Council says they are giving some of their playgrounds a new lease of life and w... More...

BREAKING NEWS: 21-year-old dead after being hit by a car on Kapiti Coast
March 2016
A 21-year-old man has died after a car struck him on the Kapiti Coast.The young man from Raumati was riding a longboard on nearby Maungakotukutuku Rd at about 5.45pm when the accident happened, Wellington Free Ambulance spokesperson Diane Livingstone said.Police said th... More...

Beam placement kicks off after Easter
March 2016
The first beams are being lifted and placed on the Waikanae River Bridge after Easter as part of the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway.To make sure the public are safe, the shared path on the southern side of Waikanae River will be closed at the project site from 7.30am o... More...

Kapiti boy's life in Minister's hands
March 2016
An outcome is still awaited after Melanoma sufferers presented the Health Minister and Andrew Little with two petitions with close to 54,000 signatures asking the Pharmac to fund Keytruda. Representing local Kapiti resident Codi Morgan was his grandmother Jalna Wilkins ... More...

New design for ‘Welcome to Waikanae’ state highway signs
March 2016
The winning design for new 'Welcome to Waikanae' signs, to be placed on SH1, has been announced.Wes Nielsen from Paraparaumu Beach won the competition with his wooden design which incorporates features of Waikanae and the wider Kapiti District.The shorter posts at the f... More...

Kapiti kids likely to feature in 2016 Youth Awards
March 2016
Kapiti youth achievement has been significant again in the last year and now is a chance to celebrate some of those achievements on the national stage.Nominations are now open for the 2016 Youth Awards, which celebrate young people who've achieved outstanding results, a... More...

Work starts on shared cycleway/walkway on Mazengarb Road
March 2016
Work has begun on the first stage of a new shared path on Mazengarb Road that will connect to the new shared cycleway beside the Kapiti Expressway.It is the first of a network of off-road links being developed by the council under the Stride N' Ride programme.The $5mil... More...

Music in Kapiti- Southern Hemisphere Premieres
March 2016
Two very special concerts are occurring in April and May here on the Kapiti Coast, each one featuring a southern hemisphere premiere. The first date is Sunday 17 April, when the Kapiti Chamber Choir will do an all-American programme featuring Randall Thompson's ... More...

Two Kapiti council-owned buildings identified as potentially earthquake-prone
March 2016
An assessment of seven council-owned buildings in Kapiti has identified two in Otaki that are potentially earthquake-prone. They are the Otaki Civic Theatre and Otaki Museum, both in Main Street.Being potentially earthquake-prone doesn't mean a building shouldn't be occ... More...

Kapiti Council monitoring toxic algae in Awatea Lagoons
March 2016
Kapiti Council is advising people to keep clear of a Paraparaumu lagoon due to the presence of toxic algae.Council has tested an algae growth at Awatea Lagoons near Mazengarb Road and confirmed it is Cyanobacteria Anabaena – a type of blue-green algae that is particular... More...

Te Araroa -Paekakariki Escarpment Track to Open
March 2016
Te Araroa - New Zealand's Trail will open the spectacular Paekakariki Escarpment Track on Saturday 9 April.Register for one of five walk departure times (every 30 mins from 11am to 1pm) and be one of the first to experience this newest addition to Te Araroa. Even better... More...

Kapiti Publisher Book Island on the World Stage
March 2016
It has been announced that local Kapiti publishing house Book Island has been nominated for and international publishing prize.The fantastic news came in this month from Bologna, Italy - home to the largest children's book fair in the world. "We've been nominated for th... More...

Geshe Jampa Tharchin is coming to Kapiti to give teachings.
March 2016
Visiting Tibetan Buddhist monk Geshe Jampa Tharchin is coming to Kapiti and Wellington to give teachings.Kapiti Mindfulness Meditation Course (Raumati South Hall, Tennis Court Rd) Saturday April 2, 10am - 3pm. Learn how to benefit from paying attention to your world, be... More...

Graffiti Free Week Starts Today
March 2016
Graffiti Free Week (Starting March 14) is a nation-wide behavioural change campaign, which was developed in 2013 to help eliminate and prevent graffiti vandalism in local communities. Since it began, Graffiti Free Week has grown substantially each year, and 2016... More...

Otaki Kite Festival draws big crowds
March 2016
It is often the case that events get hyped up and then fail to deliver but not this was not one of them. I can see the Otaki Kite Festival going from strength to strength as it carves out its iconic space in the regional events calendar.Otaki Beach is as far away as you... More...

Thinning blue line result of Budget cuts
National should take the blame for more than 200 police officers leaving the force over the last eight months, says Labour's Police spokesperson Kris Faafoi. "There are 219 fewer police officers now than there were at the end of June last year. "This government t... More...


TE KOWHAI AND GARY ROAD CONNECTION TO SH1 RE-ROUTEBy now you'll probably be aware that part of the Expressway completion... More...

Night Road Closures ahead for Kapiti Rd
August 2016
Starting on Sunday 21 August, we'll be carrying out three weeks of night works in this area to lay the new road surface ... More...

Kapiti would be impacted by Kenepuru cuts
August 2016
District Health Board member Sue Kedgley says she is totally opposed to any closure of the after-hours service at Kenepu... More...

Guy Burns demands answers from Kapiti Council
August 2016
Paekakariki-Raumati Ward candidate Guy Burns is disappointed that the Kapiti Coast District Council has not signed up to... More...

Can't beat Kapiti on a good day either
August 2016
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Otaki Gorge re-opens
July 2016
Otaki Gorge road is open again and it was a busy road on Saturday as sightseers made their way into the Gorge for the fi... More...

No.8 Wire Week for Kapiti
July 2016
Kapiti residents of all ages can learn practical skills, get out and enjoy our environment, and have fun together during... More...

Kapiti i-SITE gets Mediterranean flavour
July 2016
Kapiti Council has announced that the Mediterranean Food Warehouse will be the new home for the Kāpiti i-SITE and v... More...

Paraparaumu wins Neighbours award
July 2016
Paraparaumu has topped more than 100 towns from throughout the country to win the inaugural Neighbours' Day Aotearoa Tow... More...

Otaki Museum assessed as an earthquake-prone building
July 2016
Kapiti Council completed an assessment of seven council-owned building... More...

Mahara Gallery Upgrade committment given
July 2016
Plans to build a new purpose-built integrated Public Gallery and Library in Waikanae are still firmly in the Council's s... More...

Public Meeting ‘Privatisation of Social Services’
4 July 2016
Are you worried about social services being privatised? Are you conce... More...

Businesses to spark political change in Kapiti
July 2016
The Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce is seeking increased business rep... More...

Dramatic horse rescue in rising Otaki flood water
June 2016
Today (June 10)saw the dramatic rescue of Poppy, a two year old horse ... More...

Next stage of Raumati Straights kicks off next week
June 2016
The next stage of the Raumati Straights Upgrade is due to begin this S... More...

Food for thought and feed the mind in Kapiti
June 2016
New Zealand's largest and tastiest culinary festival will once again be at your service over 17 days from 12-28 August 2... More...

Kapiti's Tramway Museum wins restoration award
June 2016
At the Annual Conference of the Federation of Railway Organisations of... More...

Kapiti performing arts centre gets award winner's support
June 2016
An award winning producer and Kapiti resident is supporting the propos... More...

Kapiti Commemorates Memorial Day
June 2016
American servicemen based in Kapiti were remembered this week during a Service of Commemoration. The event was held ... More...

Kapiti i-SITE brought in-house
June 2016
KCDC has approved bringing the Kapiti i-SITE service in-house, making it now a Council-managed service. Council's Gro... More...

Jim Bolger makes Kapiti ANZAC Address
April 2016
Former Prime Minister Jim Bolger gave an exceptional ANZAC Day speech in front of a packed Waikanae Memorial Hall. With ... More...

Kapiti Mayoral Candidate urges views on Water Meter Debt
April 2016
Mayoral Candidate, Cr Jackie Elliott, who took part in every Annual Pl... More...

Kapiti Responds to Traffic Meeting
April 2016
The Kapiti Community responded well to a meeting called at short notice to discuss the huge traffic delays faced by comm... More...

Kapiti Food Fair Feeds Donation to Kapiti Rotary
March 2016
The owners of the Kapiti Food Fair are super excited to have made a do... More...

Nikki Carroll joins Coast Access Radio team
March 2016
Coast Access Radio says it is delighted to have Nikki Carroll join them as the person responsible for Funding and Sales.... More...

Te Ara o Whareroa trail officially opens on 23 January
January 2016
Queen Elizabeth Park's Te Ara o Whareroa trail will be officially open... More...

Teddy Bears Picnic Time
January 2016
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Happy New Year Kapiti
January 2016
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Queen Elizabeth Park Cycle Trail to Open
December 2015
On Saturday, January 23, 2016at 10 AM - 2 PM the new Queen Elizabeth Park Cycle and Walking Trail (Te Ara o Whareroa) be... More...

Event Manager Optimistic for Kapiti SHAG Show
December 2015
Local Event Manager Louise Dench says it is a shame to hear Kapiti Coast District Council have decided to no longer run ... More...

Volunteer for IHC
December 2015
IHC is looking for volunteers to join their One-to-One Friendship and Skills-based volunteering programmes. By taking a ... More...

Kapiti Food Truck rolls into Paraparaumu
December 2015
Paraparaumu it's finally happening! The food trucks are BACK! We want to make this a regular thing at the beach so come ... More...

Kapiti teens win New Zealand Film Festival Awards
December 2015
Another big congratulations to Kapiti film students CJ Puna and Mason ... More...

SHAG Show faces Council axe
December 2015
Kapiti Districtwide Councillor Jackie Elliott says she is very disappointed that the Sustainable Home and Garden Show he... More...

RIP Beau - Vigil to be held
December 2015
A silent vigil for little Beau will be held on 16 December, the anniversary of his killing by council. Cr. David Sco... More...

Summer Check for safety in the water during summer
December 2015
With summer just around the corner, it's important to be prepared befo... More...

Kapiti Food Fair Ready to Roll with Flavour, Fun & Flare
December 2015
The Kapiti Food Fair has released the site map to all vendors. "It's ... More...

Broadband build progressing well in Kapiti
November 2015
More homes, schools and businesses in Kapiti now have access to world-leading fibre-to-the-premises under the Government... More...

Kapiti Council told they are not a White Ribbon Council
November 2015
A letter has been sent to Kapiti Coast Mayor and Councillors from the ... More...

Public meeting on weed spraying in Queen Elizabeth Park
November 2015
Members of the Kapiti community are invited to a public meeting about ... More...

Raumati Artist shows golden touch to win Mahara Arts Review People’s Choice Award
November 2015
Raumati artist Tracey-Lea Morgan has struck gold in the "People's Choi... More...

Rod Oram firing up the energy revolution
October 2015
Rod Oram, top business journalist and advocate for a grass-roots "energy revolution" in New Zealand will address two loc... More...

Mitre10 Mega Charity House to be Auctioned
October 2015
The Mitre10 MEGA Kapiti Charity House is fast approaching its' "closed in" status. Recent superb efforts from our cre... More...

HLC named Business of the Year
A well-known and highly regarded private training establishment from Kapiti with offices in Levin and Hutt City has been... More...

Unique e-book Showcases Outstanding Local Businesses
October 2015
Business Kapiti Horowhenua, who organise and run the hugely successful... More...

Kapiti Food Fair on track to be bigger than last year
October 2015
"Vendor sites at the Kapiti Food Fair to be held on Saturday 5 Decembe... More...

Kapiti Coast Resident to Publish First Book at the Age of 96
October 2015
A 96 year old Kapiti Coast resident, Ronald C. Fama, will have his deb... More...

Kapiti Council ‘delighted’ with glowing building accreditation audit
October 2015
The Kapiti Council has passed a review of its accreditation as a Build... More...

Kapiti Mayoress Vicki Church succumbs to battle with cancer
October 2015
Acting Mayor Mike Cardiff has thanked the community for their messages... More...

Counsellors give during Mental Health Awareness Week
October 2015
Counsellors around New Zealand are giving free counselling sessions to... More...

Retirement Village Seminar for Kapiti
October 2015
A free public seminar takes place at the Kapiti Community Centre next Thursday 15 October. There will be light refreshme... More...

Kapiti youth gets a chance in HELL
October 2015
Jason Donovan of Kapiti has just graduated from HELL Pizza's 'Active in Hell' initiative. Jason undertook six weeks o... More...

Pink Ribbon Motorcycle Charity Ride to Tuatara
October 2015
The 2015 Pink Ribbon Motorcycle Charity Ride is heading out to Tuatara... More...

New APP to stop driver distraction
September 2015
With the New Zealand Police this week cracking down on mobile phone driver distraction, a locally created app could help... More...

Queen Elizabeth Park Champions Celebrated
September 2015
At the AGM of the Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park on 24th August, we honoured with Life Membership, the dedication of tw... More...

Strong Public Support for New Club Vista
September 2015
Kapiti residents showed their support for the new Club Vista on the Paraparaumu Beach waterfront with more than 250 sign... More...

Public pressure sees change in tree policy
September 2015
Kapiti Council has confirmed that only the most significant indigenous trees will be protected in urban areas of Kapiti ... More...

Trade Aid opens Kapiti Store
September 2015
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Kapiti Run for Youth racing ahead
September 2015
The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) is ticking away with a little over 200 registrations. "The target is to achi... More...

Club Vista opens its doors to public
September 2015
Club Vista – the new home of the Kapiti Club and Paraparaumu RSA on the Paraparaumu waterfront - is opening its doors on... More...

Kapiti Food Fair 2015 on track
September 2015
The Kapiti Food Fair 2015 looks set to be another huge success and already has over 100 vendor site bookings. Vendors... More...

Town Centre costs queried
September 2015
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Historic Red House Cafe destroyed by fire
July 2015
Firefighters were unable to save the Red House Cafe on State Highway 1 at Te Horo.Fire crews from Otaki and Te Horo were... More...

Seats at Surf & Turf Kapiti Style proving popular
July 2015
If you have not bought your ticket to attend one of two lunches at Sur... More...

Fallen Tree cuts Kapiti power
July 6, 2015
A power surge blew out meter boxes and appliances this morning when a tree fell on to 33,000 volt electricity lines just... More...

Public meeting to discuss crime in Paekakariki
July 2015
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Kapiti's Burger King up for sale
July 2015
Kapiti's Burger King's takeaways outlet on the Paraparaumu main street is up for sale.The building went up in the 1990s ... More...

Paraparaumu College students off the Vietnam and Cambodia
July 2015
Five students from Paraparaumu College, have got together with their f... More...

Transpower under fire for overhead wires
June 2015
Destination Waikanae KEEP WAIKANAE BEAUTIFUL!Four years ago Councillor Michael Scott had the vision to see that Trans... More...

New air service a boost for Kapiti Coast Airport
June 2015
Regional airline Sounds Air will now be flying customers between Nelso... More...

Kapiti Council gives green light to Legal Highs
June 2015
A motion that would effectively ban the sale of legal highs in Kapiti ... More...

Give a Little to help Nepal
June 2015
The Rotary Club of Kapiti has set up a Facebook Page at Give a Little for folks to make a contribution through the club ... More...

Meeting looks to save Capital Connection
June 2015
A public meeting was held at the Otaki railway station last week in a bid to save the Capital Connection which is under ... More...

Norma McCallum honoured for community work
June 2015
We are so delighted, Norma, that all your tireless work over 40 years for Waikanae has been recognised! Norma McCallum h... More...

TECH EXPO Kapiti – Workshop registrations now open – Students Leading the Way
June 2015
Kapiti Digital Leadership Forum Incorporated (KDLF) is delighted to an... More...

Jill Lloyd elected to Community Board
June 2015
This week Jill Lloyd, wife of the late Kapiti Coast District councillor Tony Lloyd, won the by-election to fill a seat o... More...

Queen Elizabeth Park Cycleway on track
June 2015
Blessing gets cycleway underwayThe beginning of construction on the new Queen Elizabeth Park cycleway has been marked by... More...

First of Wellington’s newest trains arrive
June 2015
The first pair of two-car units from Wellington's new batch of Matangi trains arrived recently by boat from Korea (Sunda... More...

Group Convenes to Save Capital Connection
Palmerston North MP, Iain Lees-Galloway, lead a successful workshop in Otaki on Sunday in a further bid to save the Capi... More...

Young Ocean Defenders March for Maui Dolphins
Kapiti Colleges 'Young Ocean Defenders' Group Walked 55km to raise awareness for the plight of the remaining 55 Maui Dol... More...

QE Park Cycleway Takes Shape
Kapiti's Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Nigel Wilson said he was pleased to see the QEP Cycleway taking shape fo... More...

Queen Elizabeth Park Cycleway route walkover
In 2014 Greater Wellington Regional Council announced its intention to develop a cycleway through Queen Elizabeth Park t... More...

Otaki Kite Festival 28 February-1 March 2015
Come and enjoy free, open-air, eco-friendly fun to be held on Otaki beach. Schools day - Fri 27th Feb, Public days Sat 2... More...

In Memoriam-Alan Austrin 1989-2015
January 2015
In Memoriam –Alan Austrin 1989-2015From: Kevin ClementsThere is nothing like a bout of pneumonia in the middle of summer... More...

Paekakariki man found dead at beach
January 2015
The identity of a motorcyclist found dead on a beach this morning is as yet unknown.The body - believed to be that of a ... More...

Kapiti man in critical condition
January 2015
A Kapiti man is in a critical condition after a ute rolled in southern Wairarapa. Life Flight crew member Dave Gree... More...

Kapiti Run for Youth raises $20,702K for Kapiti youth
Kapiti Run for Youth has wrapped up for another year after raising $20... More...

QUITLINE poised for surge in Quit calls
While most New Zealanders will be taking a well-deserved break on New Year's Day, Quitline's Wellington office expects t... More...

Kapiti commuters to get more park and ride at Paraparaumu
Greater Wellington Regional Council has approved the purchase of a sub... More...

March to Save condemned Beau
December 2014
"Beau has been ordered to die on or about Thursday 18th December 2014 ....and we are calling the decision and the proces... More...

Arrest in Waikanae serious assault investigation
December 2014
Kapiti-Mana Police have charged a 17 year old male with two charges of... More...

Kapiti top of the regional list for local road improvements
December 2014
Kapiti local road changes are the top priority for the region's transp... More...

Serious assault in Waikanae
December 2014
Kapiti-Mana Police are investigating the serious assault of an elderly couple in Waikanae. The couple have been assaulte... More...

Better Kapiti says amalgamation offers significant benefits for Kapiti residents
December 2014
"Many Kapiti residents and businesses will welcome an informed and rat... More...

Sea Level Rise Report big news for Kapiti Coast
December 2014
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has recognised findings of Parliam... More...

Dead man identified on Paekakariki Hill
December 2014
Police have released name of the man found dead outside his car in suspicious circumstances on the Kapiti Coast yesterda... More...

MacLean Park Kiosk reopens
December 2014
The MacLean Park Kiosk at Paraparaumu Beach, damaged by fire a year ago, has just reopened after a $72,000 restoration. ... More...

Paekakariki Hill Road investigation update
December 2014
Police have worked today to secure and recover the body of a 32 year old male and a white Toyota Corolla vehicle on Paek... More...

Kapiti Food Fair ready to roll
December 2014
"With a week to go before the Kapiti Food Fair, everything is on-track to deliver a taste sensation and a wonderful day ... More...

Paekakariki a generous town
November 2014
Paekakariki placed in the Top 20 of the 2014 Oxfam Unwrapped Generosity List for 2014. Upper Moutere has defended its ti... More...

Kapiti Food Fair fully booked
November 2014
Less than a month out from the Kapiti Food Fair and vendor registrations have closed at 119 sites. "We are super happ... More...

Kapiti Coast duo finalists in Welly Awards
November 2014
Two of Kapiti's most dedicated environmentalists have been named as finalists in the Environment section of the Wellingt... More...

Waikanae's Cr Tony Lloyd dies after short illness
November 2014
Popular Waikanae councillor Tony Lloyd has died on the weekend after a... More...

Fracking practices under fire
November 2014
Frack Free Kapiti has made a hard hitting statement accusing Nova Energy of making dishonest and misleading claims of "p... More...

Paekakariki and Kapiti Island's birdlife now heard all over Kapiti
November 2014
In a dramatic expansion of its reach, burgeoning local community radio... More...

Kiwibank dig deep to help with School rebuild
October 2014
Staff from Kiwibank Paraparaumu branch spent their day off gardening at Paraparaumu School.To help with the rebuild afte... More...

Sign the Petition! Save your rights to a tea break!
October 2014
The Government is currently trying to rush through a law to stop worke... More...

Paekakariki Community offended by slurs
October 2014
Board Chair Jack McDonald says the Paekākāriki Community Board is taken aback and disappointed to see the slur... More...

Kapiti Mayor ties the knot
October 2014
The Mayor of Kapiti Coast District Council, Ross Church, married long term partner Vicki McCarthy on Saturday in the pre... More...

Open Letter demands Access rethink
October 2014
An open letter to Councillors Kapiti Coast District Council, from Paul Curry a member of Ramp Equal Access Coalition Tea... More...

Contracting Company Named Business of the Year
October 2014
A successful Waikanae civil engineering company has been selected as t... More...

Ultra-Fast Broadband expansion welcome news for Otaki
October 2014
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed news that Otaki is likely to be inclu... More...

Young Kapiti dancer WOWing her examiners
October 2014
Performing in the World of WearableArt is normal daily routine for 11 year old Roseanna Lewis. This is her second year ... More...

Historical Plaques unveiled at Waikanae Station
October 2014
Greater Wellington regional councillor Paul Swain has officially opene... More...

Dirty Politics author talking to Kapiti's youth
September 2014
CALLING ALL KAPITI YOUTH - HEAR NICKY HAGER SPEAK Thursday 18 Sep... More...

Kapiti Vaulters Ninth at World Championships
September 2014
New Zealand's young vaulting stars from Kapiti have finished a very credible ninth in the final of the team's competitio... More...

Daffodil Day - a chance to say thank you for your help
Today is Daffodil Day - 29 August 2014Daffodil Day is the Cancer Socie... More...

Libby Hakaraia - Award finalist
Otaki's Libby Hakaraia, Managing Director at Blue Bach Productions, has been announced as a finalist in the prestigious ... More...

Candidate meeting in Kapiti
August 2014
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Kapiti Kruzers riding for the cause
August 2014
Kapiti Kruzers Fundraiser is on this Saturday 23 August. They're cycling for 3 hours to raise money for Paraparaumu Scho... More...

Otaki River Now a Painting TOO
August 2014
The annual review of progress on the Otaki River will be held Wednesday September 10, and this year there will be an art... More...

Let’s talk about divestment and ethical investments
August 2014
Divestment workshop next week: Wednesday 20 August, 7pm at Kapiti Coll... More...

Calling all young people in Kapiti!
August 2014
KYS and the Youth Council have organised a youth political forum. This is your chance to be able to put any burning ques... More...

Famous Kiwis get artistic for Daffodil Day
August 2014
A group of well-known New Zealanders have created unique artworks for the Cancer Society's Daffodil Day as part of the A... More...

Whitireia consistently a top achiever
August 2014
A report released today by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) shows Whitireia is among New Zealand's top performing... More...

Band-Aid funding can’t cover cuts
August 2014
National's new funding commitment to Porirua's Mana Recovery is welcome, but fails to meet the $430,000 funding gap left... More...

Housing Matters to Animals too
August 2014
Today, 13 August, animal advocacy organisation SAFE, with the help of actor Robyn Malcolm, launches its "Housing matters... More...

Sexy Zen for Kapiti Drivers
August 2014
Here is a newsflash for Kapiti drivers - There's a new way of driving in the Wellington Region – the Sexy Zen way. And y... More...

Reason for KCDC to flush
July 2014
Social issues campaigner Dale Evans says the current council has not done enough to reduce debt and the introduction of ... More...

KCDC Water Meter Charges For Renters Could Be Illegal
Kapiti Coast District Council, already under siege from a raft of lega... More...

Cr Elliott to stand for Electra Trust
District wide Councillor Jackie Elliott has announced she is standing as a candidate for the Electra Trust. Cr Elliot... More...

Kapiti carpool commuters get priority parking at Waikanae Station
May 2014
Train commuters who share a ride to Waikanae Station can now get prior... More...

Kapiti 's Access Radio On The Move
May 2014
After 18 years as a tenant at Aputa House in Mahara Place, Waikanae, Kapiti's Coast Access Radio is on the move. Graeme ... More...

Silver service at Z Kapiti
May 2014
Do you know the feeling when you see something totally odd while doing the most mundane thing, and your mind just doesn'... More...

Commemorating the ‘heaven and hell’ of the Pacific War
May 2014
Heaven and Hell is the theme of this years' Memorial Day (the U.S.equi... More...

Kapiti Run for Youth Launches
May 2014
Registrations for teams and individuals to take part in the Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth are open. "We are hoping ... More...

Kapiti Children's Publisher releases 9th Title
May 2014
After the successful Story Bridge project inspired by the stunning pic... More...

Kiosk saved - victory for campaigner
April 2014
Community campaigner Dale Evans enjoyed a significant victory this week when the Kapiti Coast District Council formally ... More...

Mana’s home ownership dream fading under National
April 2014
The latest Harcourts' Marketwatch survey released today has shown that... More...

Bore water assurances don't go down well
April 2014
Kapiti Council assurances that bore water is safe does not seem to have found favour with the public. There continue to ... More...

'Kronic' now stands for the Governments poor handling of Legal Highs says candidate
April 2014
"The Government has dropped the ball when implementing the Psychoactiv... More...

Kapiti businesses bypassed for expressway work
Waikanae nurseryman Gus Evans says he is disappointed local growers ha... More...

Ancestral land in state of Grace...
The Maori Land Court has ruled in favour of a small block of ancestral Waikanae land seized for the expressway to be set... More...

Kapiti Women's Centre training begins
April 2014
Our new enrollment of Centre Worker Training for 2014 has begun. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Kapiti Women's ... More...

Clean up celebrates Sea Week
March 2014
Everything from cigarette butts and fishing line to discarded clothing and plastic bottles. These were the finds of Kapi... More...

Petition launched to save Kiosk
March 2014
Community campaigner Dale Evans has launched a petition to save the Kiosk at Paraparaumu Beach. A KCDC staff report t... More...

EPILEPSY NZ’S HUGE PURPLE DAY CHALLENGE!
March 2014
March 26 is International Purple Day for Epilepsy, and Epilepsy New Zealand is doing its bit to ensure the day is celebr... More...

Plunket says beware of bogus charity collectors
March 2014
Plunket's Annual 'Bear Hug' Appeal kicks off next week which means tha... More...

Take time out to be with your children says Save The Children...
March 2014
This Sunday (March 2) is Children's Day and is a chance for our kids ... More...

Plunket: Keep an eye out for kids on the roads
January 2014
Plunket is urging people to keep an eye out for children as they head ... More...

Official Opening of Bird Hide at QE Park
January 2014
The official opening of the newly built Bird Hide in the Marine Wetlands is the result of a joint project between Greate... More...

Broadband roll out hits a snag
The Ultra Fast Broadband rollout aimed to connect 16,000 local customers in Raumati, Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Paekakari... More...

Labour Otaki race looks to find Missing Link
November 2013
The Otaki Electorate Labour nominee Jade Teki says there has been a gaping hole for Labour since the electorate turned B... More...

New Councillor Blocked by CEO
November 2013
"The previous Council's amendments to KCDC meeting rules have effectively blocked any chance to bring transparency and f... More...

Expressway decision disappoints, but it's not over till it's over
November 2013
The Supreme Court has declined to permit Save Kapiti to appeal the Hig... More...

Otaki Gorge produces supreme Business Winner
November 2013
An IT company based in the Otaki Gorge has been selected as the Electra Business of the Year for Kapiti and Horowhenua.I... More...

What are WE going to do about the violence?
November 2013
Kapiti has had to deal with a great deal of violent behaviour in recent times, including two incidents that led to the d... More...

Kapiti District Council Taken to Court over Fluoridation
November 2013
The Kapiti Coast District Council is facing judicial review over its 2... More...

Kids Can Cook Kitchen pays a visit to Waikanae
November 2013
Over 140 children from the Te Aramoana Syndicate at Waikanae School ha... More...

Pilot to Navigate towards Social Impact Bonds
November 2013
Social problems with alcohol and drugs have been very much in the news recently, with the arrest of a Kapiti woman for d... More...

A Bumper Spring Party for Everyone
October 2013
Paekakariki will be abuzz with Spring fever this coming Saturday 2 November as the village's annual community party, the... More...

Never leave children unsupervised in vehicles says Plunket
October 2013
Plunket is reminding parents and caregivers not to leave children alon... More...

Public meetings on Amalgamation to be held in Kapiti
November 2013
Residents and ratepayers are being invited to public meetings in the W... More...

Kapiti residents encouraged to dispose of unwanted TVs at drop off events
October 2013
Residents in Kapiti are being encouraged to drop off their unwanted TV... More...

Stepping up to support local charities
October 2013
News that community based youth services in the Kapiti region like Kapiti Youth Support and Youth Quest are under huge f... More...

Will Wellington Boot or Give a Leg Up to Tourism in Kapiti?
October 2013
One of the candidates in the mayoral elections in Wellington, Jack Yan... More...

Parenting Encouragement Programme
October 2013
PARENTING ENCOURAGEMENT PROGRAMME in the Wellington DioceseINITIATIVES1. To build the confidence of Parents & Caregiv... More...

Kapiti Aquatic Centre Trust - award nominee
September 2013
"The Kapiti Aquatic Center Trust, was established in 2008 to help fund a new Aquatic facility in the Kapiti region. The ... More...

Kapiti Coast Marina Proposal
September 2013
Brandon Holman, one of the upcoming KCDC Election candidates, is wanting, if elected to undertake a feasibility study as... More...

Worth making a HUHA about
September 2013
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Kapiti Business Awards Entrants Challenged
September 2013
Kapiti entrants in this year's Electra Business Awards were challenged Wednesday night (4 September 2013) to ensure tha... More...

Kapiti Teens take action to unmask palm oil
September 2013
Three local Year 10 girls are part of a nationwide movement to highlight the grim realities of tropical deforestation du... More...

Schools clean up Kapiti beaches
September 2013
Five schools will be cleaning Kapiti beaches on Tuesday 3 September as part of the Kapiti PAK'nSAVE Beach Clean Up Day. ... More...

Expressway is on the slow road
Save Kapiti Inc has sought leave to appeal to the Supreme Court on the legality of the BOI's decision to grant consent t... More...

Expressway decision gets mixed reaction
August 2013
SAD DAY FOR KAPITISaveKapiti are disappointed with the decision of the High Court appeal against the Board of Inquiry de... More...

Samaritans of Wellington: Lending Their Ears For Nearly Fifty Years
August 2013
Formed in 1965, Samaritans have been offering sympathetic, caring and ... More...

NZTA Jumping the Gun on High Court Expressway appeal
August 19, 2013
Anti Kapiti expressway lobby group Save Kapiti have expressed surprise... More...

A Taste of France in Waikanae
August 2013
Waikanae enjoyed a Taste of France with the recent Wine Auction and Long Lunch organised by the local branch of the Labo... More...

New Otaki website launched
August 2013
Otaki Labour's new website was launched this week by Annette King MP at a function attended by Labour Party members and ... More...

Build the Dam says mayoral candidate
August 2013
Mayoral candidate Jackie Elliott says the only negative reaction she has received in relation to building a Dam has come... More...

200 Turns 100 - 200 Square Hits 100 Sales
August 2013
200 Square, New Zealand's first online real estate agency, is celebrating reaching 100 unconditional sales, several of w... More...

Wellington Regional Council offices closed to public
July 2013
Wellington Regional Council offices in Wakefield St remain closed to t... More...

Elliott says building Kapiti Dam is core business
July 2013
"Water supply and waste water management are the core business of any ... More...

A large 6.5 earthquake rattles Kapiti
21 July
Kapiti was rattled, along with the rest of the region, by a 6.8 earthquake just after 5pm tonight.Aftershocks were conti... More...

Roundabout is not Fair Play
July 2013
The announcement by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) that the Otaihanga roundabout is for 'safety improvements' i... More...

Great Comedy Debate
July 13
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Kapiti first in the region for a new community fund
July 2013
Nikau Foundation is establishing individual district funds to cater fo... More...

Kapiti Woman Nearly Impaled in Car Accident
July 2013
A Milne Road resident is resting at home and thanking her lucky stars after a freak accident last Monday afternoon. ... More...

IT companies merge to take on the world
July 2013
Two well established Wellington region IT companies have joined forces to export their unique software to the global mar... More...

Ask the cops – the problem is budget cuts
July 2013
It is a damning indictment of Anne Tolley that only six per cent of Police believe National's front line cuts and restru... More...

Police release name of Raumati man killed on SH1
July 2013
Kapiti-Mana Police have released the name of the pedestrian who died a... More...

Massey University awards Honoraray Degree to Waikanae Veterinarian
July 2013
Today (05 July) Waikanae based Dr David Bayvel, Chief Veterinary Advis... More...

Closed for Good: BNZ shuts up shop for community projects in Kapiti
July 2013
On 4 September, nearly 5,500 BNZ employees will be getting stuck into ... More...

Kapiti laments the passing of Rosemary Barrington
July 2013
Many tributes have flowed since the sudden death last week of Paekakar... More...

Unscientific lines must be removed
July 2013
Leading mayoral candidate, Jackie Elliott says KCDC face an estimated $250,000 in costs defending the first case against... More...

Police pursuit policy in need of urgent review
June 2013
In the wake of a spate of police chases which have resulted in a needl... More...

Kapiti Speakers' Corner in full swing
June 2013
The Immigration Amendment Bill currently before Parliament was described as "hideous" at a recent Kapiti Speakers' Corne... More...

Criminal checks aren’t a cost to be cut
May 2013
Criminal background checks for people in positions of trust should not be treated as just another cost to be cut, says L... More...

KCDC rethink pool ramp
May 2013
An initial design for a removable ramp for the Coastlands Aquatic Centre's main pool is under way. This follows appro... More...

Green buses not affected by temporary disruptions to Wellington bus services
May 8, 2013
Mana and Newlands Coach Services are not affected by this week's disru... More...

Call to retailers - stop selling drugs to our kids
May 2013
Mana MP Kris Faafoi has called on local retailers to cease stocking an... More...

Expressway Opponents use Kapiti Speakers' Corner to boost legal challenge
May 2013
Work on the MacKay's Crossing to Peka Peka Expressway can not proceed ... More...

Te Horo’s Hyde Park Celebrates Revamp
May 2013
Hyde Park Te Horo was abuzz this weekend as they celebrated their new look with an outdoor market, outdoor music and cro... More...

Expressway decision goes to appeal
May 2013
The game is not over. SaveKapiti has today lodged an appeal against the decision of the Board of Inquiry into the MacKa... More...

Kapiti residents surveyed on Airport's future
May 2013
Residents from Porirua, the Kapiti Coast through to Levin have the chance to have their say on the direction of their lo... More...

Speakers’ Corner: Brickbats fly at KCDC
May 2013
The relaunched Kapiti Speakers' Corner has seen its first protest group — and the target has been the KCDC next door. ... More...

Elliott to stand for Electra Trust
May 2013
Otaki Community Board member Jackie Elliott has announced her candidacy for the Electra Trust.Ms Elliott said there had ... More...

Candidate questions quality of information given
April 2013
Kapiti Council candidate Jackie Elliott said she was disappointed at t... More...

CRU set sail with painting donation...
April 12, 2013
The Shona Moller Gallery at Paraparaumu Beach was packed on Friday night as guests came to bid and enjoy the auction of ... More...

Shona Moller painting up for Auction
April 2013
This Friday (12th) at 6pm they place to be for Kapiti art lovers is the Shona Moller Gallery, 22 Marine Parade, Parapara... More...

Kapiti Speakers' Corner Launched....
April 7, 2013
The right to free speech was celebrated at the re-launch of Kapiti Speakers' Corner at the weekend. After being summo... More...

Crime down for a third year in a row
April 2013
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed new crime statistics that show a continuing fall in the crime rate. "The 2012 Centr... More...

Kapiti Motorbike recovered
April 2013
As a result of information received from a person who was arrested on Saturday 23rd March in relation to the stolen moto... More...

Sea rescue saves three lives off Kapiti Island....
April 2013
Three divers were rescued off Kapiti Island today in conditions that c... More...

Elliott announces candidacy for District Wide Council seat
March 2013
Kapiti businesswoman Jackie Elliott says she will be a candidate for a... More...

Vote clears way for public to have say on local government reform
March 2013
Reform of the region's local government has moved a step closer with t... More...

Kapiti Council switches to bore water as river supply drops
15 March 2013
Kapiti Council is now using a small amount of treated bore water to su... More...

PUBLIC MEETING ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AMALGAMATION
March 2013
"What does a supercity mean for Kapiti?" This issue will be addressed ... More...

Logo questions remain unanswered
March 2013
Community Board Member Jackie Elliott has raised a number of questions relating to a proposed new tourism logo for Kapit... More...

Warrior Dash hits Queen Elizabeth Park
March 2013
Organisers of the Warrior Dash, staged at QE Park, Paekakariki on the weekend say they were well pleased with the turnou... More...

High Rotary Awards for Sir Noel Robinson
March 2013
A Valedictory address presented at the Rotary Club of Kapiti, described the background for the presentation of two high ... More...

Friday lunchtime forums at Mahara Gallery
March 2013
Mahara Gallery are offering six Friday lunchtime forums with a great range of panelists on topics of broad socialand pol... More...

Kapiti Publisher Book Island goes international
March 2013
Kapiti Publisher Book Island is about to release first titles on the D... More...

Public Speakers' Corner for Kapiti
February 2013
The Kapiti Coast will again have its own version of Speakers' Corner at Hyde Park in London. Speakers' Corner sited... More...

Council debt levels 'unaffordable and unsustainable'
February 2013
Kapiti Social issues campaigner and former Paraparaumu/Raumati Communi... More...

Kapiti Aquatic Centre under threat from Mainzeal collapse
February 2013
The Kapiti Coast District Council says it is stunned by the news of Aq... More...

Kapiti celebrates Waitangi Day
February 2012
Large crowds turned out to celebrate Waitangi Day at the Whakarongotai Marae in Waikanae.After the powhiri and formal sp... More...

Plunket: Keep an eye out for kids on the roads
January 2013
Plunket is urging people to keep an eye out for children as they head ... More...

Kapiti singers have the X Factor
January 2013
Hundreds of hopeful singers turned up to Kapiti College today to audition for the New Zealand version of the hit show X ... More...

Sad end for Whale at Paraparaumu Beach
January 2013
The massive sperm whale which washed up on the Kapiti Coast last night will be cut up into pieces today and buried at a ... More...

Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board launches campaign against unauthorised tradespeople
March 2013
Kapiti homeowners are being warned today not to use unlicensed tradesp... More...

Takahe Chick Naming Competition
January 2013
Mitre 10 has a special new addition – a precious Takahe chick from Mingi and Bellamy. Until 1948 Takahe were thought ... More...

Puppet fun for all at Mahara
January 2013
Pasta Arrabiata: A cooking show with strings attachedWhen: Saturday, January 5, 2013 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Where: M... More...

Birthright Otaki Big Dig 2013 on Saturday
January 2013
When: Saturday, January 5, 2013 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Where: Otaki Beach Marine Parade Otaki Beach Cost: $5... More...

Peanut Butter on the menu for Kapiti
January 2013
On Thursday the 10th of January Pic Crundlestein will be making toast for the people of Kapiti. Where, he's not sure, bu... More...

Te Horo Beach attracts summer crowds
December 2012
Christmas came early to Te Horo Beach's Dixie St Park, on Sunday the 23rd, when over 70 residents celebrated the inaugu... More...

Waikanae Lions Super Garden Trail a popular event
December 2012
If you would like to experience some of Waikanae's most stunning garde... More...

Kapiti Coast water restrictions have started
March 2013
Gardeners reaching for hoses and sprinklers during recent hot, dry weather have pushed water consumption in the district... More...

Raumati Beach dairy liquor licence under threat from underage sales
December 2012
Police will seek the cancellation of a Kapiti Coast dairy's liquor lic... More...

Controversial Retro Bar closed down
December 2012
The controversial Retro Bar - described by police as one of the worst bars in the Wellington region - is set to shut for... More...

$100,000 cannabis operation foiled by police
December 2012
On Tuesday 18th December 2012 the Kapiti Police Crime Control Unit (CCU) executed a planned drugs search warrant on a Wa... More...

Surviving the Christmas shopping spree
December 2012
Going shopping over the holiday period can be a bit like going into battle with retailers who use every sneaky scheme th... More...

A resting time on Kapiti Island
December 2012
Otaki Police celebrated Christmas with a well deserved day off on Kapiti Island this week. The 10 member force includ... More...

Putting the heart in heartland: NZ’s most generous towns - Paekakariki high on the list
December 2012
By looking at the numbers and locations of gifts given through the Oxf... More...

Paws for thought – planning a road trip with pets
December 2012
Now more than ever we consider our pets as family members, so when hea... More...

Charity Walk fundraiser for Village Hall
December 2012
Julie Perkins has announced a charity walk as a fundraiser for St Peters Village Hall in Paekakariki. It will be on the ... More...

Why are KCDC Paying NZTA's Bills
Monday December 11
Today Waikanae Community Board will receive a report by KCDC's Bernie Goedhart recommending Kapiti Council install no pa... More...

Advice for taking the silly out of the season
December 2012
Consumer NZ is on a mission to take the silly out of the season for consumers this year. Next week it is inviting Kiwis ... More...

Graduating WelTec Engineer – A Great Role Model to Others
December 2012
Hard work and determination to succeed has meant a young Maori woman h... More...

“A cage, is a cage, is a cage.”
December 2012
Today the Minister of Primary Industries, David Carter, released the 2012 Layer Hen Code. Current cages, known as Batte... More...

Dogs that attacked to be destroyed
December 2012
Two dogs involved in last week's attack on two Otaki women are to be euthanized after their owner signed them over to th... More...

Boxing to highlight Not for Sale
December 2012
Aotearoa Is Not For Sale Wellington will present a live Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) boxing match at Midla... More...

Warm Greater Wellington scheme hits $10 million mark
November 2012
Over ten million dollars of support for home insulation and clean heat... More...

SPCA National Appeal starts this week (Nov 5-11)
November 2012
A family cat deliberately cut up in Timaru, a tethered pet goat stabbe... More...

Low benefit of Expressway gets calls to scrap it
November 2012
Labour is calling on the Government to pull the plug on the Mackays to... More...

Kapiti Police disappointed
October 2012
Kapiti Police are disappointed by the actions of some youths, after three out of control parties over the weekend.Office... More...

So long Sel...Kapiti character farewelled
September 2012
Selly Hyde, one of Kapiti's most notable citizens was farewelled yesterday at St Paul's Anglican Church in Paraparaumu.A... More...

Hair raising driver crashes through window
September 2012
Police presence at the Kapiti Lights has been a common sight recently. Fortunately this time no one was hurt but the sho... More...

Kapiti PAK’nSAVE to take part in ShakeOut
September 2012
Kapiti PAK'nSAVE is taking part in the New Zealand ShakeOut earthquake drill. ShakeOut has been organised by Civil De... More...

Another youth killing in Kapiti
September 2012
Kapiti Police are investigating the death of another young man in the Kapiti Lights complex overnight.Officer in charge ... More...

Man arrested and charged over Kapiti killing
September 2012
Kapiti Police have arrested and charged a 22 year old man in connection with the death of 20 year old Sean Strongman-Lin... More...

A Bumper Spring Party for Everyone
September 2012
Leading local performers are helping the Kapiti Coast celebrate Spring with a free community party in Paekakariki, at a ... More...

Kapiti woman wins NZ$180,000 with secret lottery ticket
September 2012
By Austin Weaver Choosing lottery numbers is a very personal d... More...

Community Solutions - Boom time in Paekakariki
September 2012
Laurence Boomert offers an exciting view for the future and will be gi... More...

Public meetings regarding Kapiti's user-payers water plans
August 2012
The Kapiti Concerned Citizens group is holding two public meetings thi... More...

Kapiti couples Tie the Knot at Te Papa
August 2012
Four Kapiti couples have tied the knot at a traditional Thai Cultural Wedding ceremony held at Te Papa.In all, nine coup... More...

Vandalism at local school
August 2012
Waikanae School caretaker, Peter Larkin, says that when he arrives at school each morning he will never know what he wil... More...

Public meeting on local government reform
August 2012
Kapiti residents and ratepayers are being encouraged to have their say on potential local government reform in the Welli... More...

Kapiti boy dies after assault
August 2012
Izak Millanta, from Paraparaumu, has died surrounded by family and friends in Wellington Hospital.He had been on life su... More...

Serious Assault in Coastlands - teenager on life support
August 2012
Report by Peter Corlett Following a serious assault in the early ho... More...

Paper Plus Coastlands named Group Bookshop of the Year
August 2012
Local books and stationery store, Paper Plus Coastlands has been award... More...

Admin costs could hike Water Meters charges
August 2012
Comment from former KCDC Councillor, Roy BradburyI was speaking to a friend the other day, who had just come back from B... More...

CapTel – Captioned Phones for the Hearing Impaired
August 2012
To those who can hear with ease, the thought of what life would be lik... More...

Popular Waikanae Teacher On The Move
August 2012
Popular Waikanae School teacher Martin Taylor is leaving teaching and a farewell assembly was held at Waikanae School on... More...

Local Timber Design Award finalists showcase interior excellence, innovation, and sustainability
August 2012
Six projects from Wellington, Kapiti, and Carterton have been chosen a... More...

Telecom encourages mobile switch for Kapiti
Telecom is encouraging customers in the Kapiti region to switch mobile networks before the CDMA network closes at the en... More...

Rainwater tanks important for emergency preparedness
August 2012
A rainwater tank installed at home could save you a lot of grief in th... More...

Get yellow, get creative, Daffodil Day is just around the corner
August 2012
Daffodil Day, the Cancer Society's flagship fundraising day, is on 31 ... More...

Convoy to Kapiti looks to save Capital Connection
Tony Ng reports
A convoy of enraged Capital Connection patrons arrived at the Waikanae... More...

Council in the spotlight at citizens public meeting...
July 2012
A public meeting has been called by a citizens group to discuss the pe... More...

Protest aims to donate $450million road money to Christchurch
July 2012
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A sign of the times - 'debt going through the roof'
June 2012
Kapiti personality Dale Evans says Council's debt is out of control an... More...

Irate Kapiti residents set to march to Parliament....more....
June 2012
Ask us First petition organiser Jackie Elliott has sent an invitaion t... More...

Marines Memorial unveiled at Queen Elizabeth Park....
June 2012
A new Sailor's Memorial has been unveiled to about 600 people at a Mem... More...

No mandate for water meters
June 2012
Kapiti Coast District Council has no Mandate for the installation of district wide water meters, and a rigged phone surv... More...

Aquatic Centre more than a hole in the ground
June 2012
After many years of planning and debate, Kapiti's Coastlands Aquatic Centre is starting to emerge as a significant build... More...

MP calls for Fair pay for Kapiti carers
April 8
MP for Mana Kris Faafoi this week joined care-workers from the Eldon Lodge Rest home in Kapiti as they took strike actio... More...

Sustainabilty show draws crowds despite weather.....more
March 29
Over 6000 braved the elements to visit the annual Sustainable Home and... More...

Council committee fails to deliver says petition organiser......
March 19
A high powered committee set up by the KCDC to work out a fair chargin... More...

World Cup fans living the dream.....
March 15
Eleven year old Kapiti youngster Sean Terment made the most of his visit to Coastlands on Wednesday to see the World Rug... More...

Taking the fast Lane....
March 7
Emergency services doctor Chris Lane took the fast track for a patient this morning with the Westpac Rescue helicopter l... More...

The cup runneth over....
February 29
Kapiti Council's plans to install water meters took a decided turn for the worse with revelations that Tauranga City is ... More...

Unemployment figures reinforce need for Kapiti economic development…
February 28
The Kapiti Chamber of Commerce says that while increased local unemplo... More...

Abandon the silos!
21 February
Chief Executive of the Cancer Society, Dalton Kelly, today challenged stakeholders at a PHARMAC forum whether the time h... More...

Invest in Your Relationships
19 February
One of the most interesting aspects of wealth creation is that it is virtually impossible to do on your own. Put a pe... More...

Turn Resolutions into Reality......more
By Liz Koh
A New Year, a new start and resolutions to get fit, lose weight and spend less. Every year it is the same story. The tro... More...

Water Meters - savings equals price hike
Kapiti Coast Councillors heard that under the Tauranga water meter scheme reductions in water usage means water prices g... More...

Wild west in Kapiti
December 10
Kapiti police are investigating a drive-by shooting overnight. A man was shot at after two violent incidents in Parapara... More...

Santa meets Blake at Coastlands....
December 10
Blake Murphy, 18 months young from Paraparaumu, gives Santa the Christmas gift message at Coastlands on Saturday... More...

Christmas in the Skate Park
December 8
The Kapiti Coast Youth Council is launching Youth2U Live at MacLean Skate Park, Paraparaumu Beach Saturday 17 December f... More...

“An idle Mind - is a Dangerous Mind”
December 7
It is not a wonder more outrageous vandalism has not occurred in the past with regards to our youth. E.g. Aircraft vand... More...

Enjoy the Christmas Gala at Nga Manu
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National Jandal Day
December 1
They are called Flip-Flops in the UK and US, Thongs in Australia, Slip-Slops in South Africa and Sandals in Hawaii, but ... More...

Kapiti billboard provides boost for Winston
December 1
Local identity Dale Evans gave a boost to the New Zealand First campaign with the aid of his billboard at the Paraparaum... More...

Kapiti gets new MP - Jan Logie....more
Jan Logie is young, vibrant, energetic and driven and now she is an MP.Ms Logie was swept into Parliament on the wave of... More...

Shorty St Star supports Mary Potter Hospice
November 22
Lee Donoghue who stars on Kiwi soap Shortland St as Hunter McKay was the guest star at the Mary Potter Hospice fundraise... More...

Incorrect car seat installation putting Kiwi kids in danger
November 16
Many New Zealand parents are incorrectly using child car restraints—an... More...

Satire: Kapiti Promised Free Power
November 16
Opinion: Aristophanes The following piece of well-timed satire appeared this week in the news site www.scoop.co.nz I... More...

Next stage for Paraparaumu pathway
News that work on the second and final stage of the pathway from Maclean Park along the Paraparaumu beachfront has start... More...

Budget response - 'Imaginary jobs, real problems'
The budget offers nothing of substance to the people of the Otaki elec... More...

Intersection lights misguided says campaigner
16 May
Roading campaigner Chris Glover says plans for lights at the intersection at Kapiti and Rimu Roads in Paraparaumu is mis... More...

Water cut to Otaki
May 4
A major water pipe near construction work being undertaken in Otaki Main Street broke this morning resulting in a loss o... More...

Raumati Pool re-opening delayed
The re-opening of Raumati Swimming Pool has been delayed for approximately two weeks, Leisure & Open Space Asset Manager... More...

Broadband roll-out plans under fire
April 27
Kapiti has one of the highest internet user rates in the country so the Government's proposed roll-out of services is un... More...

Weak evidence offered for metering
April 27
Ratepayers will foot the bill if water metering doesn't go according to plan and the Kapiti Coast District Council's est... More...

Water meters costly and unnecessary says KWAG
23 April
The Kapiti Coast District Council should drop its single-minded obsession with water meters and look at other ways to re... More...

Fatal House Fire in Paraparaumu
13 April
One woman has died and two young children are in serious condition from a house fire in Kapiti.Shortly after midnight th... More...

Health funding cuts will silence respected Kapiti advocacy group
12 April
A well respected and longstanding voice in the health sector for the K... More...

More than $41 million in capital projects for Kapiti
22 March
The Draft Annual Plan proposed for the Kapiti Coast District Council f... More...

Water Treatment Plant open day well attended
22 March
More than 50 people took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about water treatment when visiting the Waikanae Wat... More...

Savings improve Raumati Beach CBD outcomes
21 March
Significant savings on the tender for the Raumati Beach CBD stormwater upgrade have been partially applied to increasing... More...

Muri Station to close from 30 April
21 March
Muri Station, on the Kapiti Line, will be closed indefinitely from the end of April, a decision made by Greater Wellingt... More...

Self sufficiency author - key speaker at Home & Garden Show
16 March
Self-sufficiency expert Carolann Murray will be one of the key worksho... More...

Red Puppy Appeal Fundraising Event
14 March
Come along and support the Foundation of the Blind Red Puppy Appeal in association with Sheryl Welby from Kapiti Coast F... More...

Classics for Christchurch
10 March
Paekakariki Memorial Hall, The Parade, Paekakariki. 2pm Sunday 13th March Entry by folding donation: Proceeds to t... More...

Plunket: Keep kids safe on the roads
5 February
Plunket is urging people to keep an eye out for children as they head back to school.As New Zealand's largest provider o... More...

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