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27th February 2024

Police release name of deceased Raumati woman February 27, 2024 Police say they can now release the name of the woman who died at Raumati Beach on Thursday 15 February. "She was 79-year-old Ellen Ellis,… ...
Minimum Wage increase from 1 April 2024 February 22, 2024 Kapiti employment recruitment company Star People is advising employers to have payment systems in place to meet the new minimum wage that starts on April… ...
Title Search vital in House sales February 19, 2024 Often taken for granted, a Title Search on a property for sale can reveal mysteries, traps and the unexplained. When looking to buy or sell… ...
Police confirm death at Raumati Beach February 17, 2024 Police say they can confirm a person has died following a water related incident off Raumati Beach, Kapiti Thursday evening. Police say Emergency services responded… ...
Suspected avian botulism cases in Waimanu Lagoons February 16, 2024 A number of dead waterfowl have been removed from Waimanu Lagoons, Waikanae. It’s suspected that avaian botulism, a disease that causes paralysis and death in birds and… ...
Pay Cut for lowest earners February 14, 2024 The news was all bad for minimum wage earners as Stats NZ show they have an effective pay cut. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff is calling… ...
Kapiti celebrates International Women’s Day February 13, 2024 Kapiti Women in Business are hosting guest Speaker Rosie Overcomer, as well as MC Catherine Scullin for this years International Women's Day Lunch on Friday… ...
Man arrested following car break-ins across Kapiti Coast February 13, 2024 Police have arrested a 34-year-old man following a spate of car break-ins across the Kapiti Coast. A search warrant was executed and further enquiries following… ...
Body located Otaki Gorge February 7, 2024 Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Thompson says a body has been located by members of the public while hunting in dense bush in the Otaki Gorge… ...
History Panels dedicated at Waikanae Estuary January 31, 2024 By Michael Moore Wild, wet and blustery weather, couldn't dampen the spirits of those attending the dedication of the Waitangi interpretive panels at the Waikanae… ...

Rotorua visitors win Parkwood Kapiti Petanque Open Doubles January 29, 2024 Marlene Barker reports The nationally ranked petanque doubles duo Alan Fletcher and Andre Noel from Rotorua triumphed at the hotly contested Parkwood Kapiti Open Doubles,… ...
Reikorangi Country Fair here to stay January 28, 2024 Large crowds turned out on Sunday to enjoy the Reikorangi Country Fair. This was the genuine article for country fairs with pet parades, gumboot throwing,… ...
Reikorangi Country Fair – Sunday, all welcome January 25, 2024 The Reikorangi Residents Association present the Country Fair, Sunday 28th January – be entertained with Music from 11:00 am, enjoy Devonshire Tea and a sausage,… ...

Waikanae Bridge protest calls for action January 22, 2024 Otaki MP Tim Costley addressed a crowd protesting the closure of the southern lane across the Waikanae Bridge which is planned to be in place… ...
Kapiti says no to Clip On traffic Chaos January 21, 2024 By KCNews reporters Kapiti Coasters have had a hectic time of it over the last few years with major disruptions from roadworks and the saga… ...
Cops nail burnout hoons January 19, 2024 Four people have had their vehicles seized by police after burnout incidents in the Ōtaki area. Each of the four had their vehicle impounded for… ...

Kids Market 1st anniversary a huge success (January 19, 2024) The first anniversary of the Otaki Kids Market in January 2024 was a huge success, boasting over 50 stalls operated by 80 enthusiastic tamariki and… ...
Kāpiti residents enjoy a summer free of water restrictions (January 18, 2024) While parts of the Wellington Region are facing water woes, Kāpiti Coast residents are enjoying a water-restriction-free summer thanks to sound investment in the district’s… ...
Arrest made following firearms incident (January 12, 2024) Today Police executed a search warrant at a Porirua address and arrested a man in relation to a firearms incident in Porirua on Thursday 11… ...
Whitireia Park is closed as fire Investigated (January 12, 2024) Whitireia Park is closed to the public until at least Wednesday 17 January as Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) continues to bring a fire… ...
Foxton Pools to reopen with a splash (January 11, 2024) A refreshed Foxton Pools will open with a blessing, ribbon cutting ceremony and a community party on Tuesday 23 January 2024. After the revamped facility… ...
Woman Lost then found in Kapiti (January 10, 2024) Yesterday Police called for help in finding a woman reported missing from her home in Paraparaumu Beach. Tonight Police say they are pleased to report… ...
Light Keeping by Adrienne Jansen (December 31, 2023) Reviewed by Karen McMillan Creative writing teacher, novelist and poet Adrienne Jansen releases her sixth novel, Light Keeping, a moving and tender novel that draws… ...
Kāpiti opts for sinking lid on pokies (December 28, 2023) There will be no additional pokie machines added to those already in Kāpiti following the adoption of a sinking lid policy. Kāpiti Coast District Council… ...
Nga Manu Nature Reserve – sharing the Love of Nature (December 28, 2023) Christmas may have passed but the spirit of giving is still alive and well. Ngā Manu Nature Reserve is inviting the community to embrace this… ...
Greater Wellington issues infringement notices for wastewater plant odours (December 28, 2023) Greater Wellington has taken action against Wellington Water Limited, Veolia New Zealand Limited, Upper Hutt City Council and Lower Hutt City Council for discharging offensive… ...
Residents encouraged to store emergency water over the holiday period (December 28, 2023) Storing emergency water over the Christmas and New Year period should be a priority for residents in the Greater Wellington region, says Wellington Region Emergency… ...
El Rancho hosts Camp Purple Live 2024 (December 28, 2023) On 9 January, 71 children and teens and 25 young adult volunteers will be arriving at El Rancho in Waikanae for a six-day camp on… ...
Hoop Club gets underway (December 28, 2023) Basketball is taking off again in Kapiti with plenty on offer in the New Year. Hoop Club Kapiti’s Adult Summer Social Basketball League gets underway… ...
Horowhenua Council pauses work on fluoridation (December 26, 2023) Horowhenua District Council (HDC) has paused work on fluoridating the Levin and Ōhau town water supply while it awaits the outcome of a High Court… ...
Happy Holidays on the Kapiti Coast (December 25, 2023) Christmas Day and the weather isn't particularly flash but it looks set to improve during the week. From KCNews we wish you all a splendid… ...
Why We Should All Shop Local During the Holiday Season (December 23, 2023) Supporting small business shops is a win for you and for your community (not to mention the people receiving your gifts!) Why shop local in… ...
Missing – Have you seen 15 year-old Cleveland (December 22, 2023) Cleveland, 15, was last seen at his home in Churton Park and has been missing since Monday 18 December. Police and his family have concerns… ...
Handling the heat: new wildfire risk management for regional parks (December 21, 2023) A new, multi-level wildfire risk management system is being rolled out across all regional parks, including Kapiti's Queen Elizabeth Park, as Greater Wellington prepares for… ...
Te Whare Waitā open (December 18, 2023) The Waitārere Beach coastline is even more stunning, and safe, with the opening of the new Waitārere Beach Surf Life Saving Community Facility Te Whare… ...
Government has negotiated itself into a corner over ETS auction (December 13, 2023) If the coalition government wants a ‘strong and stable ETS’ (Emissions Trading Scheme), as the Minister for Climate Change has recently stated, the price of… ...