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20th June 2024

Gotcha – Man arrested while breaking into cars June 20, 2024 A twenty-one-year-old has been arrested after allegedly breaking into three vehicles in Oxford Street Levin on Wednesday morning in an attempt to steal them. At… ...
Kapiti Law on the Move June 18, 2024 Jane Stevenson’s favourite business line is ‘At Kapiti Law we say relax, we’re only lawyers.’ Jane has been involved in Kapiti civil and legal society… ...
Thrilling Semi-Final in the Capital June 15, 2024 In an intense Super Rugby Pacific semi-final clash at Sky Stadium, the Chiefs emerged victorious against the Hurricanes, clinching a spot in the final with… ...
Illegally dumped rubbish cost Kapiti $60,000 June 14, 2024 Fly-tipping. Littering. Illegal rubbish dumping. Whatever you call it, it pollutes the environment, spoils our shared spaces, can be dangerous for people and animals and… ...
Kapiti Lions e-Waste Collection Catching On June 14, 2024 Kapiti people are getting a firmer grip on the opportunity to get rid of old electrical equipment including computers and cellphones under a Lions Club… ...
Kapiti Coastal adaptation report to be tabled June 14, 2024 The independent Takutai Kāpiti Coastal Advisory Panel’s recommendations for coastal adaptation pathways will be tabled at a Kāpiti Coast District Council meeting on Thursday 20… ...
Kapiti Trainer Johno Benner takes a break June 12, 2024 Ace racing journalist Paul Vettise, of LOVERACING.NZ News Desk, talks to Otaki based trainer Johno Benner. Multiple Group One-winning trainer Johno Benner will take an… ...
Guru of Chai just right for Kapiti June 12, 2024 Guru of Chai has been described as a work of genius and Kapiti Coasters will get their chance to see the show over three nights… ...
Justice of the Peace at Kapiti Libraries June 12, 2024 A Justice of the Peace (JP) service is up and running at the Kapiti Coast libraries – you don't need an appointment, just come along,… ...
Update: Homicide investigation, Kapiti Coast June 12, 2024 Police say a 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder over the death of a man in Waikanae Beach last night. Police responded… ...

Man dies after stabbing on Kapiti Coast June 11, 2024 Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man died at a house in Waikanae Beach this evening. Detective Senior Sergeant Pete Middlemiss said about… ...
Otaki Market hosts Otaki Kids Workshop: Empowering young entrepreneurs June 9, 2024 The Otaki Market is thrilled to announce the Otaki Kids Workshop, a dynamic one-day event designed to empower young entrepreneurs and elevate their small businesses… ...
Kāpiti Man Builds Cardboard Box Mansion June 9, 2024 Kapiti creative Jeff Simmonds makes solving the housing crisis look easy in his video of Coffee in the Pot from his Red Beanbag Sessions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umi42Li5N9o ...

Electra Trustee Election completed June 8, 2024 The 2024 ELECTRA Trustee Election has been completed with Neil Mackay and John Yeoman being comfortably returned along with newcomer Corey Kennett. The candidate who… ...
Top musicians for Kapiti Cello and Piano Recital June 8, 2024 Andrew Joyce and Jian Liu are two of New Zealand’s best-known musicians – Andrew as Principal Cellist of the NZSO and Jian as Acting Head… ...
Waikanae Professor features in King’s Honours June 8, 2024 Professor Christine Stephens of Waikanae has been awarded an ONZM for services to health psychology and seniors. Professor Stephens has been co-lead with Professor Fiona… ...

Whakamaharatanga for Renee in Otaki (June 7, 2024) The passing of Renée, an iconic figure in Aotearoa's literary and arts scene, last December sparked an outpouring of love, gratitude, and grief. Renée, a… ...
Digital Seniors give tech boost in Kapiti (June 7, 2024) Watch out kids – pretty soon your grandparents will be teaching you a few tricks about modern technology.  After starting up in the Wairarapa in… ...
Boost to bus, train capacity for Hurricanes’ quarterfinal match (June 7, 2024) Larger buses and extra train services will be running on the Metlink network to get Hurricanes and Melbourne Rebels’ fans to and from their quarterfinal… ...
Kelly Fox radio interview with Nikki Carroll (June 5, 2024) Great interview of Kelly Fox on Coast Access Radio with Nikki Carroll. Kelly Fox of Traffic Fox fame Conversations at Coast Access Radio features interviews… ...
Kāpiti Council focused on debt reduction in LTP (June 4, 2024) Kāpiti Mayor Janet Holborow says prioritising the reduction of debt was the strongest message Council received leading into the Long-term Plan 2024–34 considerations. “A 17… ...
Shaky ground as Magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes Kapiti – Porirua (June 4, 2024) A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has struck 27km north of Wellington at 10pm last night and the epicentre was around 10km north-west of Porirua. The quake… ...
Police pelted with rocks and bottles – Arrests made – Levin (June 2, 2024) Police were pelted with rocks and bottles, injuring two officers and damaging two Police vehicles during anti-social road user activity in Levin overnight. Inspector Ross… ...
Constables save man from burning car (May 30, 2024) Three constables were presented bravery awards by Mayor Janet Holborow at the Kapiti Council today. Mayor Holborow says the actions of the three constables were… ...
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… ...