Arts

A Wrinkle in Time… June 14, 2022 This exhibition features some of the most prolific and talented artists including Declan Jack, Matthew Harris, Harry Elsworth, Erena Wylie, Pauline Johns, Michael O’Connell, Finn… ...
It’s a 10 for Kapiti Poets May 19, 2022 Kāpiti Coast District Libraries annual poetry competition returns for the tenth year. Celebrate Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day by writing a poem on the theme… ...
Kāpiti teenager launches debut novel at Waikanae craft market May 16, 2022 A moving novel by local teenager Arlo Kelly is due to be published this month. Set on a wild East Coast beach, Echo is a… ...
Raumati artist off to paint the colours of Portugal May 13, 2022 Raumati abstract artist Tania Dally is heading off for a three-month painting stint in Portugal, and is holding an exhibition of current works at her… ...
Coastlands sponsors premier MAHARA exhibition gallery April 25, 2022 The premier exhibition space in the new MAHARA Gallery will be known as the Coastlands Gallery in recognition of a contribution of $150,000 to the… ...
Love Linda in Paekakariki April 4, 2022 A one-woman musical and theatrical journey, telling the story of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who was the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole… ...

Kapiti events fund opens to major events (March 18, 2022) Events fund opens to major events and events with major potential The Major Events Fund, a key action of the Kāpiti Coast Economic Development Strategy,… ...
New mural opened on Weavers’ Whare in Paekākāriki (March 7, 2022) A new mural ‘Te Raranga Whare’ was opened on Saturday on the ‘Weavers’ Whare’ at the end of Tilley Road in Paekākāriki. The mural is… ...
PJ Shaw’s Dark Love from Rotheram to Raumati (January 21, 2022) PJ Shaw’s debut poetry collection Dark Love is a poignant reflection on change, time, love and death. Shaw’s work takes the reader on a journey… ...
Art Club flushed with donation (January 4, 2022) The Wellington Art Club is greatly relieved to have received a grant of $20,000 for vital bathroom renovations. President Charlotte Hird says,” The Wellington Art… ...
Kapiti to host 6th Annual Whakaaro Whakairo Sculptural Symposium (November 28, 2021) Kaupapa: The Whakaaro Whakairo Sculptural Symposium encourages and promotes the arts in the community. It allows artists of various skills, from internationally-known to novices, opportunities… ...
Pearl and Florrie’s Musical Mural (November 21, 2021) Meet for a cuppa and a few inspirational words and a viewing of the classic animation Pearl, Florrie and the Bull at St Peters Hall.… ...
Inspiring stories captured (October 18, 2021) Kapiti writer Angela Robertson told a full house at the Ocean Road Community Centre that for many the idea of retirement being a sedentary time… ...
Kapiti Art on a Roll (October 14, 2021) Loo paper is still flying off the shelves and just in time to help out is a local Kapiti business which has come up with… ...
Mary Poppins takes off in Kapiti (October 7, 2021) The current Kapiti production of Mary Poppins is a great reminder that you don’t always have to go to Broadway to see a Broadway show.… ...
Otaki’s Maoriland Hub for tech creatives (August 31, 2021) Otaki’s Maoriland Hub is at the cutting edge of creative technology and have just announced an opportunity for young people to break into this fast… ...
Jeff Simmonds reads A Rope for Harry Fat (August 30, 2021) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywS_C5eLmrc Kapiti singer songwriter, musician, filmmaker Jeff Simmonds reads a classic Kiwi poem, in this NZ Poetry Month. “Here's a post for National Poetry Day.… ...
Bill Manhire – just Wow (August 24, 2021) Bill Manhire lives in Kapiti and his voice belongs to the world. To hear him speak you might think Manhire something of a toff or… ...
Otaki Players let the sunshine in (August 19, 2021) HAIR – THE ROCK MUSICAL, OTAKI PLAYERS SOCIETY. AUGUST 2021 PRODUCTION Reviewed by PENELOPE HAINES For those of us who came of age in the… ...
Kapiti Chorale Lifts the Spirits (August 11, 2021) By Norma McCallum ‘Music in the Time of COVID ‘  ... title of a new novel? Well it could be but during these times of… ...
Film-maker to give talk in Kapiti (August 3, 2021) The Kapiti Friends of the Library are hosting film-maker John Reid on Sunday 8 August 2:00 pm in the Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room. The well-known… ...
WHITI ORA Art Exhibition (July 20, 2021) Opening: July 23 - 6:30pm - Normal Hours: July 24 - August 28, Monday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm - Toi Matarau Gallery, 68 Main… ...
Prize-winning Pianist for Waikanae (July 18, 2021) Young Christchurch pianist, Lixin Zhang, due to perform for the Waikanae Music Society on Sunday 1 August, has just won the Silver Medal in the… ...
Kapiti publisher launching Vietnam ANZACS (June 14, 2021) Kapiti publisher Bob Anderson loves books and has a special passion for military histories. Bob’s company, John Douglas Publishing, is probably Australasia’s leading publisher of… ...
Creative Communities grants awarded with COVID-19 in mind (November 13, 2020) Seventeen Kāpiti arts projects have been awarded funding through the latest round of the Creative Communities Scheme.The Kāpiti Coast District Council has awarded $23,000 to… ...
Kāpiti Arts Trail celebrates twenty-year journey of creativity (October 15, 2020) Kāpiti is gearing up for the District's iconic annual art event in November, with over 100 artists signed up to show their artworks.Held over the… ...