Entertainment

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… ...
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… ...
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… ...
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… ...

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… ...
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… ...
New book from Kapiti writer Caz Bartholomew April 15, 2024 Kapiti writer Caz Bartholomew has a new book out in June - The Tramp to the Blue Range Hut - which is an exciting pick-a-path… ...
Sheldon drops in to end Daylight Savings (April 6, 2024) Taking time out from being a TV megastar, Sheldon Cooper, AKA Jim Parsons, popped in to Waikanae to make sure his buddy Dave Chapman didn't… ...
UK folk-fusion duo Good Habits end tour in Kapiti (March 17, 2024) Highly sought-after, UK folk-fusion duo Good Habits return to Aotearoa for their extensive “Quarter-Life” Album Tour, which has run from January and will culminate in… ...
Kapiti Hot Rods are all Fired Up (March 16, 2024) The hugely popular All Fired Up hot rod show, hosted by the Gear Jammers Car Club, which is on in Kapiti this Sunday 17th March.… ...
Acclaimed pianist for Kapiti Concert (March 7, 2024) Michael Houstoun, New Zealand’s most acclaimed pianist, returns to Waikanae for a concert on Saturday 23 March.  A regular contributor to Waikanae Music Society concert… ...
Kapiti GAY – a year in review (March 4, 2024) Tony Reed is the genial host of Kapiti G.A.Y., Coast Access Radio’s programme for gay people and their friends on the Kāpiti/Horowhenua Coast and beyond.… ...
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,… ...
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… ...
StoryWalk Launches with Kapiti Libraries (December 9, 2023) Celebrate the opening of Kāpiti Coast District Libraries’ new StoryWalk®, featuring ‘A Bird Tail Tale’ written by Jill Drew and illustrated by artists from Kāpiti Art Studio. The… ...
Kāpiti Chorale presents Christus Natus Est (November 8, 2023) The Kāpiti Chorale, a renowned local choral ensemble, is set to bring the gift of music to the community with their upcoming concert, Christus Natus… ...
Steam Inc and the Semi Circle Rail Cruise (October 17, 2023) This diesel hauled train will run from Wellington, heading north along the western coastline picking up passengers at Porirua, Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Otaki, Levin, Palmerston… ...
Elvis to be seen in Te Horo Hall (October 15, 2023) Viva Las Vegas - Te Horo style - awaits lovers of retro with the staging of the Las Vegas Party fundraiser at the Te Horo… ...
Books Books and more Books for Kapiti (October 13, 2023) The Kāpiti Combined Lions Charity Book Fair is back this weekend with a bigger selection of books than ever before. There are books on every… ...
Director’s Q&A Frances Hodgkins – Anything but a Still Life – Shoreline Cinema (October 12, 2023) Join director Blandine Massiet du Biest for this exclusive screening of her debut feature, Frances Hodgkins, Anything but a Still Life. The two special screenings… ...
The hugely popular Spring Fling is on again in Reikorangi (October 5, 2023) Following last year’s successful event the Reikorangi Residents Association are again presenting their Spring Fling! Country Fair. Organisers say there will be plenty of activities… ...
Kapiti hears Blitz Kids (September 26, 2023) During World War II while Bristol suffered terrible bombings, 18,000 children were separated from their families. Despite the efforts of authorities, more than half of… ...
Kapiti Song of the Week (September 23, 2023) Nominate your song of the week for Kapiti. It is easy - just needs to be a Kapiti singer or song writer. Send your nomination… ...
Ōtaki’s Mini-Moguls Market (September 22, 2023) The upcoming Ōtaki Kids Market, set for Sunday, 8th October from 10 am to 2 pm, promises a unique gathering that celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit… ...
High-risk toxic algae in Waikanae River at old State Highway 1  (February 28, 2024) Red alert level warnings for toxic algae are in place for the Waikanae River at the old State Highway 1, Kāpiti. Toxic algae, or cyanobacteria,… ...
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… ...
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… ...
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… ...
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… ...
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… ...
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… ...
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… ...
Past time to address the cow in the room (December 12, 2023) Animal rights organisation SAFE is urging the new Government to take seriously warnings about the urgent need to reduce methane from farmed animals, to limit… ...
Kapiti gets $22million Water Upgrade (November 25, 2023) Kāpiti Coast District Council chief executive Darren Edwards this week signed the contract for a $22 million upgrade of the Waikanae Water Treatment Plant. "Council… ...
New Green Flag award for Jubilee Park (November 22, 2023) Jubilee Park in Levin has become the sixth Horowhenua green space to win the prestigious international Green Flag award. Before applying to enter Jubilee Park… ...
Fishing and Hunting gone wild (November 8, 2023) Dame Lynda Topp is behind new Fish & Game campaign encouraging Kiwis to take up angling and hunting. Fish & Game New Zealand has launched… ...
Kapiti money well spent – green light for Resource Recovery Centre (November 6, 2023) A resource recovery centre in Otaihanga is one step closer following the signing of a lease agreement between Kāpiti Coast District Council and Localised and… ...
‘Low Mow’ trial to reduce costs and emissions  (October 24, 2023) A new sustainable meadow will sprout in Raumati this spring as part of a trial to find new ways of managing open space on the… ...
The hugely popular Spring Fling is on again in Reikorangi (October 5, 2023) Following last year’s successful event the Reikorangi Residents Association are again presenting their Spring Fling! Country Fair. Organisers say there will be plenty of activities… ...
Kapiti community invited to Tsunami Evacuation Modelling Workshops (September 20, 2023) Members of the Kāpiti Coast community are invited to public talks in Ōtaki, Te Horo and Waikanae in October to view the latest computer-generated tsunami… ...