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28th May 2024

UPDATE: Body found in search for man overboard May 28, 2024 Police have located a body in the search for a man who reportedly fell from a Wellington ferry early on Friday. Members of the Police… ...
Kapiti E-Waste Recycling Day 8 June May 27, 2024 Cliff Gott from the Kapiti Combined Lions Clubs says on Saturday the 8th of June there will be a great way to clear some space… ...
Finance Minister Willis at Kapiti breakfast May 27, 2024 The Electra Business Breakfast is welcoming the Minister of Finance, Hon Nicola Willis hot on the heels of delivering her first budget on Thursday 30th May. She has been quoted… ...
Search Underway After Person Falls Overboard May 24, 2024 A search is currently underway in Wellington Harbour after a person reportedly fell overboard from an East by West ferry this morning. The incident occurred… ...
Toi MAHARA invites youth artists to exhibit May 23, 2024 Toi MAHARA, the Kāpiti Coast District Gallery, is inviting young artists to submit work for the inaugural Young Artists’ Exhibition planned for later this year.… ...
Look up. Look out! Metlink gets behind road safety week May 22, 2024 Metlink is getting behind Road Safety Week (20-26 May) by drawing attention to the collective responsibility of keeping each other safe on the road. Road Safety week… ...
Creating a bond among Kāpiti musicians May 22, 2024 Paraparaumu-based distillery and tasting room The Bond Store will join forces with Mostly Music – Kāpiti’s guide to local music – to host a Muso… ...
Kelly Fox – on the run with Traffic News May 19, 2024 Kelly Fox is literally making massive inroads into the world of Traffic and Social Media. Affable, quick witted and good humoured, Kelly tackled one of… ...
Kāpiti community raises over $45,000 for Hospice May 18, 2024 Mal Bird has done it again. With taking on organising the National Spearfishing Championship for the first time, he was gutted when this year’s fish… ...
Heritage photos capture a century of Ōtaki women’s lives May 17, 2024 Photographs of Ōtaki women taken during the 110 years between 1860 and 1970 caught the eye of Toi MAHARA curator, Vicki Robson, during a visit… ...

Police warn of WhatsApp scam May 17, 2024 Some people on the Kapiti Coast have already been targeted and Police are warning people to be wary of a WhatsApp scam following an increase… ...
Culinary icon Ruth Pretty moves on May 16, 2024 After 36 years running an internationally renowned Te Horo business, Ruth Pretty has called time. Ruth and her Ōtaki-born husband, Paul Pretty, are retiring, and… ...
More trains and bigger buses for Phoenix semi-final at Sky Stadium May 15, 2024 With a predicted crowd of 30,000 plus, Metlink will be boosting train capacity, adding extra train services, and running larger buses to help get fans… ...

Legendary Dancer Honoured at Kapiti Concert May 14, 2024 A fundraising concert at Southwards Theatre, Paraparaumu at 7pm on Sunday 24 May features a fascinating range of performers, all lining up to honour Kapiti’s… ...
Waikanae Kindy gets Fabulous Fundraiser May 13, 2024 Waikanae Kindergarten are holding a fabulous fashion fundraiser night with Copper Boutique in June. This looks like being a great night out - tickets and… ...
Vibrant Art adorns Kapiti May 13, 2024 Kapiti Coasters are seeing increasing numbers of murals popping up throughout the district as we continue to see plain spaces become a focus for public… ...

Police identify body – missing since 1988 (May 12, 2024) Police can now release the name of the person whose remains were discovered in Titahi Bay on Wednesday 31 January 2024. Detective Senior Sergeant Hamish… ...
Neil MacKay announces Electra Trust bid (May 9, 2024) Current Electra Trust member Neil MacKay has announced his candidacy for a return to the trust at the upcoming election. Mr MacKay says Electra is… ...
Nga Manu winter series hosts Zoe Studd (May 9, 2024) Kicking off the superb Nga Manu Winter Series 2024 is Mountains to Sea Executive Director Zoe Studd. Zoe's topic is Love Rimurimu (Giant kelp) and… ...
Missing person found – Sakura safe at Home (May 9, 2024) Sakura has been found ...
Crash site – ELECTRA restoring power when safe (May 8, 2024) Electra report that Fault staff have been able to make a temporary cut in the 11kV line in Mcleavey Road. “We will be able to… ...
Sakura – missing from Paraparaumu (May 8, 2024) Police ask "Have you seen Sakura?" Sakura, aged 16, has been reported missing from her Paraparaumu home and there are concerns for her welfare. She… ...
Comedy on the Coast at Kapiti Playhouse (May 8, 2024) Your monthly dose of Comedy on the Coast is here. The Saturday May 11 event is bringing some of the best talent from near and… ...
Kāpiti songwriting competition (May 5, 2024) Kāpiti has some serious musical talent, and the library wants to hear it! In collaboration with Crawshaw Music School, The Family Music Store, Mostly Music… ...
Update – second death from fatal incident, Ōtaki (May 4, 2024) A passenger in the ute that crashed in Ōtaki last week has died in Wellington Hospital yesterday, Friday 3 May. Acting Area Commander Inspector Clifford… ...
Extra care on roads with heavy rain warning (May 1, 2024) MetService says the district will is in for heavy rainfall and anyone out and about driving after 8pm should take care. The watch was issued… ...
Police seek driver who came to hit-and-run victim’s aid (May 1, 2024) Police investigating a hit-and-run in Wellington are still trying to locate the motorist who stopped to help. The victim was a short distance from home… ...
WHY ARE SENIORS NOW HAPPIER THAN THE YOUNG? (April 29, 2024) By Kapiti Writer Sonia Speedy New Zealand is one of four countries in which the young are getting more unhappy, particularly in comparison to the… ...
Electra Business and Innovation Awards celebrates 30 years (April 29, 2024) The recent opening of the Electra Business and Innovation Awards process drew a full house at  Māoriland hub in Ōtaki. This is 30th year of… ...
NZ Comedy Festival comes to Kapiti (April 29, 2024) Some of the country’s top comedians will be performing in Kāpiti as part of the New Zealand Comedy Festival in May at Te Raukura ki… ...
Te Horo Hall to connect and build community (April 29, 2024) Waikanae Community Board deputy chair Michael Moore says the Te Horo Hall is a taonga – a treasure – for our community. The land it… ...
The Unseen – Film Screening and Panel Discussion (April 26, 2024) The Unseen is a full-of-wonder film that is both educational and inspirational (See video trailer below). It is the hope of both the filmmakers Geoff and… ...
Mau Rākau course connecting rangatahi with Te Ao Māori (April 25, 2024) Expressions of interest are open now for a unique Mau Rākau course coming to Horowhenua. Through this course, young people in Horowhenua will learn the… ...
An open invitation to everyone for something new (April 17, 2024) A golden opportunity - Kapiti Petanque is having an Open Day on 5 May, from 1pm to4pm, at the Kapiti Petanque Club, Aorangi Road, Paraparaumu… ...
Kapiti faces loss of Kenepuru after-hours service (April 15, 2024) Labour MP for Mana Barbara Edmonds says it would be disastrous for the critical clinic services at Kenepuru Hospital to close overnight. She says cutting… ...
Popular Amici Ensemble return to Kapiti (April 15, 2024) The Amici Ensemble, a group of prominent NZSO musicians, will be presenting their annual Waikanae Music Society concert on Saturday 27 April. Popular favourites with… ...